Terrorists from Gaza have been deliberately firing rockets and missiles during the times when children are going to and from school. It’s been a miracle that so far, a major catastrophe has not occurred. Today, they hit a schoolbus minutes after it had been loaded with some thirty children. A 16-year-old boy is gravely wounded with a head injury. After that attack, terrorists launched dozens of mortar shells and rockets. Once again, note the AP headline:
Missile from Gaza hits Israeli school bus; 2 hurt
It was a missile that did the damage, not Palestinian terrorists. The AP did not cite the airstrike as the killer in this article from three days ago:
Israeli Airstrike Kills Militants In Gaza
Quite a difference. You also have to dig down near the end of the story to discover these extremely relevant facts:
Police said that within an hour of the initial missile attack about 15 mortar shells fired from Gaza landed in Israel, including one that directly struck a home, causing damage but no injuries.
That’s the 16th paragraph in a 23-paragraph story. This is the second:
Israel unleashed airstrikes against Hamas targets across the border as well as tank fire that killed a 50-year-old civilian outside his home and wounded nine other people, Palestinian medics said.
The IDF struck after the barrage of missiles. You would think that would be relevant to the writers and editors of the AP piece. But you would be wrong.
The only good news in this whole horrible afternoon in Israel is this: Iron Dome shot down a Grad rocket.
Residents in Ashkelon reported Thursday seeing Israel’s new Iron Dome defense system intercept a Grad rocket fired towards the southern city from the Gaza Strip.
Eyewitnesses told Ynet they saw the rocket explode in midair and realized that the system had intercepted its first rocket.
If Iron Dome is deployed along the entire southern border, it’s a game-changer. And the Palestinians know it. Doubtless, they’re testing to see what does and does not get shot down.