Please remember the plight of the innocent civilians of Sderot, Israel, who face indiscriminate rocket attacks, almost daily, from Pali terrorist. People have the right to live without the fear of terror attacks.
Please read these previous posts:
The Qassam Rocket – Pali Terrorist Weapon of Choice, An Overview.
“Qassams Fired on Central California” by Dr. Linda Halderman.
Sderot (Hebrew: שְׂדֵרוֹת) is a western Negev city in the Southern District of Israel. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), at the end of 2006 the city had a total population of 19,300. The city has been an ongoing target of Qassam rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip. In March 2008, the mayor said the population had declined by 10%-15% as families left the city in desperation (aid organizations say the figure is closer to 25%). Many of the families that remain cannot afford to move out or are unable to sell their homes.
9-years old boy Osher Twito lost his leg when he and his big brother Rami were seriously hurt when a Qassam rocket exploded next to them in Sderot.
Sderot, less than a mile from Gaza, has received many Palestinian rocket attacks that have been fired by Hamas and Islamic Jihad. These have killed 13 residents, wounded hundreds, caused millions of dollars in damage, and disrupted daily life as well as the local economy. According to MSNBC, “nearly everyone [has been] traumatized by the frequent sound of air-raid sirens and explosions of incoming projectiles”. All local schools have been fortified. From mid-June 2007 to mid-February 2008, 771 rockets and 857 mortar bombs were fired at Sderot and the western Negev, an average of three or four each a day.
The last rocket attack on Sderot occurred on 19 May. According to the AP, Sderot has reached a period of relative calm.