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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Jihadists tally up their missile counts (updated)

Every Gaza terror group loves to give out statistics on exactly how many rockets they shoot at Jews. Here are the totals through Monday:

Islamic Jihad: (Al Quds Brigades)

91 Grads
31 "Jerusalem" missiles
24 "107" missiles
31 mortars

PRC (Nasser Salah Din Brigades)

47 "Nasser" rockets
9 mortars

Fatah (Al Aqsa Brigades - al-Nedal Division)

19 Qassam-type rockets
7 mortars

PFLP

9 Grads
32 Qassam-type rockets
5 mortars

DFLP

1 Grad
17 Qassam-style rockets
3 Mortars

Al-Ahrar and Jaysh al-Jumma
4 Qassam-style rockets

So the total through Monday is 101 Grads, 174 short range rockets and 55 mortars, or 330 projectiles for these groups. There may have been others that shot rockets as well.

Interestingly, they are not counting any rockets fired since the "cease fire" on Tuesday night.
The fragile armistice between Israel and the Gaza terror groups was stretched further on Thursday night as several rockets were fired at western Negev communities from the Strip.

Gaza terrorists fired a Grad rocket at Ashdod, which was intercepted by a nearby Iron Dome battery. Moments later Qassam rockets hit open areas in Eshkol Regional Council and the outskirts of Ashkelon.

Thursday morning saw a Gaza-launched rocket explode in an open area near Netivot. Several hours later a Grad rocket fired at Beersheba was intercepted by the Iron Dome system.
None of the terror groups are taking responsibility for these rockets. So, by the logic of the Western world, they cannot be considered "cease fire" violations.

Only when Israel responds is it a violation.

Those are the rules of the media, and who am I to argue?

UPDATE: Added PFLP, DFLP and the others to my original post (h/t Challah Hu Akbar)