Clearly this is not just the average day’s lobbing of a few rockets into Israel. Clearly this is war. This is intifada. This is jihad. The jihadists probably calculate that with Obama pressuring Israel to surrender to the “Palestinian” jihadis, now is the opportune time to strike.
“Salvo of rockets from Gaza strike southern Israel,” from Al Arabiya, March 12:
Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired at least 130 rockets into southern Israel, the Israeli military said. No immediate casualties were reported.
Israel’s advanced “Iron Dome” defense system intercepted at least three of the rockets, while the others fell in open areas, the military said earlier.
Wednesday’s barrage set off air-raid sirens in border communities of southern Israel.
In Gaza, the Islamic Jihad militant group claimed responsibility. It says it fired 20 rockets to avenge the deaths of three members killed in an Israeli airstrike.
An Associated Press reporter standing on a balcony saw more than a dozen rockets being fired from the southern outskirts of Gaza City.
Rocket fire from Gaza has declined since an eight-day Israeli offensive against militants in 2012.