The Next War In Israel

When the IDF undertakes an operation or goes to war in order to bring security to its citizens, the world’s media focusses on the present, usually ignoring the background events that lead up to the IDF action. They crop out of the picture the terrorist attacks that occur for  months years beforehand, so as to conveniently portray the Israelis as the aggressors. 

I decided to keep a post with a running list of attacks, so that when the next war needs to be fought my readers at least won’t be surprised.

For some background, read here about past rocket attacks on Israel. This article is highly recommended – not only does it have statistics on the attacks themselves but it portrays the damage to the victims, the terrorist groups involved, and has a very interesting piece about the Arab approval/disapproval rating of these attacks. Guess what – after Operation Cast Lead the number of Arabs in Gaza that disapproved of launching rocket attacks against Israel went up dramatically. (I guess this is where NIMBY really comes into play…)

Here is a list of attacks for 2011 – so far:

January 1 – mortar shell fired from Gaza lands near kibbutz in Sha’ar HaNegev region

January 4 – kassam rocket fired from Gaza explodes near a kibbutz in the Ashkelon Coast region

January 5 – seven mortar shells and a kassam rocket fired from Gaza land in open areas in Eshkol region

January 6 – mortar shell fired from Gaza lands in Sdot Negev region

January 7 – projectile launched from Gaza

January 8 – five mortars fired from Gaza land in Sha’ar HaNegev region, three Thai workers are injured. Two kassam rockets launched at Israel from Gaza same night

January 9 – kassam rocket fired from Gaza lands in Eshkol area

January 10 – four rockets fired at Israel from Gaza, one hits an industrial area in Ashkelon

January 11 – rocket fired at Israel from Gaza explodes south of Ashkelon

January 16 – three mortar shells fired from Gaza explode in open area near a kibbutz in Sha’ar HaNegev region

January 17 – kassam rocket fired from Gaza explodes in orchard in Sha’ar HaNegev region

January 18 – four mortar shells fired from Gaza land in open areas in Eshkol region

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ezzie
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 18:43:30

    I believe Elder of Ziyon does this as well.

  2. Shoshana
    Jan 27, 2011 @ 21:28:21

    This is information we should all know – all we see on the media is how Gaza residents are suffering, and not the Israeli side! For shame!

  3. Elizabeth R
    Jan 29, 2011 @ 00:34:34

    Thank you so much for posting this. Even though I try to remain up on Israeli news, when the Gaza thing happened and I read something to the effect that it was because of rockets being launched, my first reaction was “what rockets?” I felt awful being so oblivious.

  4. westbankmama
    Jan 30, 2011 @ 08:32:20

    Ezzie – I think he had a running count on his sidebar until Operation Cast Lead, but it does not appear now.

    Shoshana – thank you – this information really needs to get out.

    Elizabeth – exactly, many people say “what rockets” because the mainstream media overlooks our suffering.

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