Friday, May 18, 2007


To keep up with the latest on the Qassam barrages and the Israeli reactions, check out Israellycool and The Muqata who are liveblogging. Israel Matzav, as usual, provides terrific analysis.

This morning a Qassam hit a gas station in Sderot.

A "high ranking IDF officer" says that Israeli actions have reduced the number of Qassams. Based on my counts, this pronouncement seems premature - at least 11 so far today.

Israel has killed 9 Palestinian terrorists so far in retaliation - and no civilians.

Ma'an News in Arabic is referring to these corpses as "martyrs." And Ma'an is by far the closest PalArabs have to real journalism. Goes to show how thoroughly messed up they are.

UPDATE: Hamas and Fatah each scored one, so our PalArab self-death count is now at 260 for the year.

UPDATE 2: A fisherman was killed in Gaza crossfire. 261.

A woman died of her wounds from the "unfortunate events." 262.