Kassam cradled by terrorist 311.
(photo credit: Associated Press)
Regional councils situated near the border with Gaza released a joint statement
on Wednesday following yet more mortar and rocket attacks on the area from
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“Escalation is only a matter of time,” the statement
said. “The threat in the area is constant and growing. We hope that the
government will know how to relate to this reality before formulating policy for
the southern line of conflict for 2011. The government must realize that this
will be an active line of conflict for the foreseeable future.”
statement came after a home in a kibbutz located in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional
Council was damaged by a Palestinian mortar shell fired from Gaza on
“This is only the latest in a series of security incidents,”
the Sha’ar Hanegev council said. “In recent weeks, these incidents have risen
greatly, and we are now being shelled on a near-daily basis.”
Tuesday, the IAF struck a weapons warehouse and a smuggling tunnel in the
southern Gaza Strip. The IDF said the air strike was a response to three rockets
launched into the western Negev over the past two days.
Last week, two
Palestinian terrorists were killed on the Gaza border when IDF troops fired on a
number of suspects on the northern end of the Strip. The terrorists were
apparently trying to infiltrate a kibbutz on the Gaza border.
and IDF troops on the ground opened fire and confirmed hits. No soldiers were
hurt in the incident, the army said in a statement.
asserted that terrorist organizations were making ongoing attempts to harm
soldiers and Israeli citizens.
“The IDF sees the Hamas terror group as
responsible for breaking the peace,” the army said.