Thursday, June 26, 2008
Kassam Attack on Sderot - Third Violation of Gaza 'Ceasefire'
Hana Levi Julian
For the third time in a week, Palestinian Authority terrorists violated the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel early Thursday afternoon.
A Kassam rocket was fired at the western Negev city of Sderot shortly after 1:00 p.m. No one was injured and no property damage was reported in the attack. Prime Minister Ehud Omert's spokesman Mark Regev told Israel National News that no decisions had yet been made on a response to the attack. "We'll wait and see. Obviously we'll be having discussions," he said. Israel limited its retaliation to the previous attacks by closing the Gaza crossings for two days, which had been opened in accordance with the agreement.
Islamic Jihad terrorists announced that they would consider Israel has having violated the tahadiyeh, or temporary truce, if the Gaza crossings remained closed. IDF soldiers spotted the terrorists cell that had launched the attack, immediately following the barrage of three Kassam rockets fired at Sderot on Tuesday, but did not open fire.
Two Israeli civilians suffered shrapnel wounds and a number of others were treated for severe emotional shock, included several children.