The jihad against Israel continues to ramp up — yet again. “Four rockets fired at Israel from Gaza,” from AFP, November 7:
JERUSALEM (AFP) “” Four rockets fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip slammed into southern Israel on Friday without causing casualties or damages, Israeli military sources said.
The fresh volley came after dozens of rockets and mortar rounds rained down on Israel on Wednesday following military operations in Gaza which killed seven Palestinian militants.
Islamic Jihad claimed Friday’s attacks, saying in a statement issued in Gaza that they were a response to “the Zionist aggressions.”
Of course. As we have seen again and again and again, jihadists always launch unprovoked attacks, and then claim they were just responding to aggression.
Despite the violence, Deputy Defence Minister Matan Vilnai said on Thursday that Israel favoured an extension of the six-month Gaza truce agreed on June 19.
The Hamas rulers of Gaza said they would consider the proposal.
You can see from how those last two paragraphs are worded which side considers itself to have the upper hand, and the moral high ground. Hamas may or may not deign to grant Israel an extension of an obviously phony truce that they have already demonstrated their intention to ignore altogether. Why are the Israelis even asking for what would certainly turn out to be an empty gesture?
Friday’s rocket attacks came as US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice held talks in Israel in an effort to push forward the Middle East peace process.
…and thereby demonstrating the futility of that “process.”