Our Israeli correspondent MC (who is not in Israel at the moment) sends this report about the latest Palestinian rocket attack on Sderot.
Tonight’s missile attack on Sderot
I have checked with the folks back home, and all are OK.
The alarm took everybody by surprise. L was watching a movie and J was next door, the missiles struck (there were 2 explosions) as the alarm started. They got about four seconds warning.
There is no Iron Dome at Sderot at the moment; they are deployed elsewhere.
We can expect more missiles this coming week, as it is Yom Kippur and then Sukkot. The Muslims love to help us keep the feast days, with deadly displays of their latest hardware…
Not respecting Ramadan is Islamophobia, of course. Does anyone think that this stinks of hypocrisy?
Hey, Reykjavik, how about a comment on the illegal bombing of civilians?
From Arutz Sheva:
The quiet and calm of the Sabbath were disturbed in the city of Sderot in southern Israel on Friday evening, as shortly before 9:00 p.m. the “Red Alert” rocket siren was sounded in the area.
Shortly thereafter, a rocket fired by Gaza terrorists exploded near a home inside Sderot. There were no physical injuries, but a parked bus sustained damage from the rocket, as did the home itself.
This marks the first time since the Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014 that a Gaza rocket landed inside the city.
However, Friday’s attack is the latest in a series of rocket attacks from Gaza, though quite a few of them have missed the mark and actually landed in Gazan territory. In one incident two weeks ago, Palestinian Authority-based media reported that one rocket exploded in the vicinity of a Gaza home, causing casualties.
MC lives in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. For his previous essays, see the MC Archives.