This week alone, there have been over 70 attacks on Israeli soil, using what American Muslims for Palestine has called "homemade resistance rockets". Some of the "resistance rockets", are Grad missiles from Iran, home to 73 million. (Is that what they mean by "homemade"?) On March 22, a Grad missile fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Ashdod - a port city in southern Israel with a population of over 200,000.On March 23, a Grad missile fired from Gaza landed in the city of Beer Sheba, causing damage to infrastructure and a residential building. One man was injured by shrapnel and transferred to the Soroka Hospital. Three other people were treated for shock. On 21 March, in response to a barrage of mortar shells, Kassam and Grad missiles (er, um "homemade resistance rockets") fired from Gaza, IAF aircraft targeted two terror tunnels, two weapons manufacturing and storage facilities and other terror sites in Gaza.
Why is there an escalation in attacks from Gaza? Are the narcissistic Palestinians simply looking for a way return to the center of the world stage after its domination by the Japanese? (How dare they distract the world from the suffering of the Palestinians!). Are they trying to galvanize public attention before the next ship of fools sails to Gaza at the end of May? Or is this the start of a new intifada against Israel?
And it case you've forgotten, "Homemade resistance rockets" kill. They main. And they terrorize.
From the Israel Project
June 5, 2008 - Amnon Rosenberg, 51, killed by a mortar bomb which struck Moshav Yesha
May 12, 2008 - Shuli Katz, 70, killed by a Qassam rocket which struck Moshav Yesha
May 9, 2008 - Jimmy Kedoshim from Kibbutz Kfar Aza, aged 48, killed by a mortar shell fired by Hamas from the Gaza Strip
Feb 27, 2008 – Roni Yihye, 47, a student, killed on Sapir College campus while sitting in his car
May 27, 2007 - Oshri Oz, 36, from Hod Hasharon. Killed in Sderot when a rocket hit his vehicle as he was driving.
May 21, 2007 - Shirel Friedman, 32, from Sderot, killed when standing near a car that was struck by a rocket
Nov. 21, 2006 - Yaakov Yaakobov, 43, from Sderot. Severely injured while at work in a Sderot poultry processing plant and died from his wounds one day later.
Nov. 11, 2006 - Faina Slutzker, 57, killed when a rocket hits the street where she is walking.
March 28, 2006 - Salam Ziadin and Khalid, 16, a Bedouin father and son, killed when a Qassam rocket they find in the Nahal Oz area explodes.
July 15, 2005 - Dana Gelkowitz, 22, killed by a Qassam that strikes a home in Moshav Nativ Ha'asara.
Jan. 15, 2005 - Ayala Haya Abukasis, 17, killed when a rocket hits Sderot.
Sept. 29, 2004 - Dorit Inso, 2, killed when two rockets hit her residence building.
Sept. 29, 2004 - Yuval Abeva, 4, killed when two rockets hit his residence building.
June 28, 2004 - Afik Ohion Zehavi, 4, killed when a rocket lands in his nursery school in Sderot.
June 28, 2004 - Mordechai Yosephus, 49, killed when a rocket lands in a kindergarten in Sderot.
Total Deaths from Mortar Fire in the Former Israeli Settlements in Gaza: 8
Dec. 14, 2005 - Jitladda Tap-arsa, 20, a female Thai national, was killed while working in a greenhouse in the Gush Katif settlement of Ganei Tal.
June 7, 2005 - Bi Shude, 46, a Chinese national, was killed while working in a greenhouse in the Gush Katif settlement of Ganei Tal.
June 7, 2005 - Muhammad Mahmoud Jaroum, a Palestinian worker, was killed while working in a greenhouse in the Gush Katif settlement of Ganei Tal.
June 7, 2005 - Muslah Umran, a Palestinian worker, was killed while working in a greenhouse in the Gush Katif settlement of Ganei Tal.
Jan. 2, 2005 - Nissim Arbiv, 26, of Nissanit, was severely injured by a mortar shell in the Erez industrial zone. He died from his injuries ten days later.
Oct. 28, 2004 - Sgt. Michael Chizik, 21, of Tiberias, was killed when a mortar shell landed in the Morag outpost in Gush Katif.
Sept. 24, 2004: Tiferet Tratner, 24, of Neve Dekalim, was killed in her home by a mortar attack on the Gush Katif settlement bloc.
Nov. 24, 2001 - St.-Sgt. Barak Madmon, from Holon, 26, was killed by a mortar strike while on reserve duty in Kfar Darom.