Rockets from Gaza 370(r).
(photo credit: Nikola Solic / Reuters)
Police in central Israel are preparing for long-range Palestinian rocket attacks
from Gaza, a senior police commander told The Jerusalem Post on
“We assume that in the next round, some rockets will fall in
central Israel,” Cmdr. Bentsi Sao, head of the central district,
During the recent escalation with Palestinian terrorists, a couple
of rockets slammed into territory that falls under the police’s central
district, while the remainder fell in the southern district.
district is well accustomed to rapidly dispatching bomb squad units to the sites
of rocket explosions after gaining over a decade of experience in dealing with
But as rocket ranges grow, the police’s central district has
found itself needing to prepare for rockets as well.
Sao said his
district is now working with the IDF’s Home Front Command in anticipation of
rockets that could strike central areas.
Meanwhile, the website of
Islamic Jihad in Gaza carried an interview with terrorists responsible for the
firing of rockets at Israel.
“We said... we would expand the range of
rocket fire – and we hit Ashdod, Ofakim, Kiryat Gat, Kiryat Malachi,” one of the
“The enemy knows that the al-Quds Brigades [of
Islamic Jihad] is capable of making good on its promises,” he
Islamic Jihad fired most of the approximately 200 rockets directed
at Israeli cities, towns and villages. Of all the terrorist organizations in
Gaza, it is the group most openly aligned with, and sponsored by, Iran.