Six rockets have been fired from Gaza over the past week
89 year-old Rivka Jamil sustained serious injuries while running for shelter in early May
No boasting of any great gains, no praise for the strength and resilience of the country in withstanding an unprecedented missile barrage. Just a short note saying the campaign is far from over.
"I know that we say 'Blessed is the True Judge'" said Rivlin, "but we all know that there is no comfort in the face of such a terrible tragedy."
Netanyahu said in a brief statement before the weekly cabinet meeting that Israel will continue its “massive attacks” against terrorist elements in the Gaza Strip.
The fact that the family’s lives were spared – Susan remains moderately wounded at Beilinson Hospital in Kfar Saba – was due to the siren warning and some fast thinking by Daniel.
“I nearly lost my family,” said Robert Wolf, as he stood outside the shell of his house, on a tree-lined street with single family homes in the middle of the country, close to Kfar Saba.
The attack comes as tensions run high with the Gaza Strip ahead of Land Day and the one year anniversary marking the beginning of the Great Return March border riots.
According to IDF Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis, the rocket was fired from Hamas operatives from a Hamas military post in Rafiah in the southern part of the Strip and had a range of 120 kilometers.