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Singing Through The Qassams

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 10, 2008

Here is more on how the Israelis are coping with the deadly rain of Qassams (or Kassams, if you prefer) on Israeli civilians from the Gaza Strip. First, here is a video of children singing their way through the attacks, probably much like some English children did though the Blitz when the Germans were bombing London during World War II:

The next item deals with two children who were wounded by a Qassam rocket fired into their town by Paleostinians:

Anger boiled over in Sderot on Saturday night as residents took to the streets, demanding that the government take stronger steps against the rocket fire from Gaza following a Kassam strike that shattered one local family’s Shabbat.

Two brothers from Sderot, aged eight and 19, were seriously wounded and two other members of their family were also hospitalized when a rocket fired from northern Gaza – one of almost four dozen launched this weekend – struck two meters from where the boys were standing.

Eyewitnesses said the brothers were walking when the first rocket slammed into the ground two meters from eight-year-old Osher Twito and his 19-year-old brother, Rami.

Some at the scene said that the Color Red warning siren sounded only after the first rocket had already struck. One man said that he and his friends ran to the attack site and saw the boys lying on the ground and bleeding, with Osher screaming: “Save me, save me!”

Magen David Adom teams rushed Rami and Osher to Ashkelon’s Barzilai Hospital, where the 19-year-old’s condition was upgraded to moderate while doctors operated to save the life of the younger boy, who suffered severe shrapnel wounds to both of his legs.

The brothers’ mother and 15-year-old brother were also hospitalized at Barzilai, where they were treated for shock.

Five rockets were fired during the barrage; three – including the one that hit near the Twito family – struck the western Negev town.

Source: Israel Matzav, also the source of the video in this post.

And, lastly, an UAV captured footage of 2 IDF Officers and two Palestinian Terrorists engaged in hand-to-hand combat. Needless to say the Palestinian Terrorists are killed:

How much of this gets reported in the Legacy Media? Very little. Why would the Legacy Media not report this? The seem to report every terrorist killed by Israel, and refuse to call them terrorists, merely militants. I’ll try to remember that the next time they refer to some lefty protesters or Black Panthers as militants…knowing that the two are equivalent in their lexicon.

And now, we find out that part of Israel’s odd reticence to deal with the terrorists in Gaza and the 2006 Lebanon War, and the subsequent coverup, were due to an inept government bureaucracy wishing to maintain its hold on power. They were afraid that Bibi Netanyahu would have been elected if the full extent of their incompetence were widely known.
I am worried about how well Israel will be able to defend itself because we may be electing someone (Barack Obama) who may be anti-Israel in November. Then, there is the Calypso Louis factor, and the under-reporting of that Obama has embraced the idea of capitulating to Islam.

Given this, if Obama became the Democrat nominee, I’d have to fight against for those concerns alone.

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