ITEM #1: Five rockets slam into Ashkelon area
Following the morning's Kassam rocket strikes on Sderot and the Sha'ar Hanegev region, the Ashkelon area also came under attack on Friday afternoon.THESE ARE ATTACKS ON ISRAEL FROM GAZA.
Five Grad-type Katyusha rockets were fired at the region, one of which hit the city center and another that landed on its outskirts. Three more struck open areas. Shortly afterwards, another Kassam rocket landed in a kibbutz in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. Also, a mortar shell exploded near the Kissufim area.
Three people were sent into shock as a result of the attack and were evacuated to Ashkelon's Barzilai Hospital.
Earlier Friday, Gaza terrorists fired ten Kassams at the South, one of which lightly wounded an elderly woman in a Sha'ar Hanegev kibbutz.
- THESE ATTACKS ARE NOT AGAINST "SETTLEMENTS" IN SO-CALLED "OCCUPIED TERRITORY".
- NO OTHER NATION IN THE WORLD WOULD BE EXPECTED TO SEND HUMANITARIAN AID TO NATIONS ATTACKING THEM - ONLY ISRAEL.
- THIS IS ANTISEMITISM, PURE AND SIMPLE.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said that Israel's response to the incessant firing of rockets from the Gaza Strip, in which crossings to the area were closed, was "unacceptable."I HAVE COME TO EXPECT THIS PRO-ARAB APPEASING CRAP FROM THE UN AND THE EU.
In a statement released by the UN, Ban voiced his concern "that food and other life saving assistance is being denied to hundreds of thousands of people." He called to immediately end the "measures which increase the hardship and suffering of the civilian population of the Gaza" and "to allow urgently, the steady and sufficient supply of fuel and humanitarian assistance."
Ban indicated his desire to see Israel resume the facilitation of UNRWA's activities, as well as the access of other humanitarian organizations to Gaza.
The UN leader also condemned the attacks by the Palestinians, who fired 16 rockets into Israel on Friday. Four of the rockets were Grad-type Katyushas.
The European Union also called on Israel to reopen its border crossings with the Gaza Strip.
EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner said she was worried that "fuel and basic humanitarian assistance" is not reaching the Palestinians.
Ferrero-Waldner said that the crossings should be re-opened so food, fuel and medicine can begin moving into Gaza once more.
- IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THWARTED BY THE USA - UP UNTIL NOW.
- I BET POTUS OBAMA WILL SIDE WITH THE UN AND THE EU THE VERY FIRST CHANCE HE CAN.
- AND I BET THE ARABS KNOW THIS AND WILL THEREFORE INSTIGATE A BIG INCIDENT AS SOON AS OBAMA IS SWORN IN.