Urgent Question: This is a Free and Sovereign Nation?

An IDF spokesman stated today that since the beginning of Operation Shield and Arrow, about 600 rockets were launched from Gaza towards Israel, of which nearly 400 entered Israeli territory.

Despite ongoing ceasefire talks, the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization continues to fire rocket barrages at Israel.

A rocket fired by terrorists from the Gaza Strip struck a residential building in Rehovot this evening. One person was killed and five people were injured.

Around nine o’clock Wednesday evening a heavy volley of rockets was fired at the communities of the Gaza envelope. A rocket directly hit a house in Ashkelon and caused heavy damage (photo above). There were no injuries as the members of the house were staying in a protected area during the barrage. In Sderot, a rocket exploded in the garden of a private house and one person was treated for anxiety.

During a televised press conference yesterday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a stern warning to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad: “Our forces are currently hitting targets in the Gaza Strip with great force and the terrorist organizations are paying a heavy price. Anyone who harms us will pay the price.”

Let’s be reminded that Israelis also continue to pay a heavy price repeatedly surviving and suffering through terror attacks. The word “ceasefire” has become meaningless to Israelis and the terrorists see it as nothing more than a chance to refuel and find another excuse to chip away at their goal of destroying Israel. What kind of retaliation or offensive operation will it take to put a stop to the intentional perpetuation of terror attacks that violate Israel’s sovereign rights? We’re still waiting for the solution.

1 killed, 5 hurt as rocket hits residential building in Rehovot, by Israel National News, May 11, 2023

IDF: 550 rockets fired at Israel this week, by Israel National News, May 11, 2023

Homes in Ashkelon, Sderot, struck in rocket barrage, by Israel National News, May 10, 2023

Ashkelon, Sderot homes damaged as Gaza rockets refuse to abate, by Itamar Eichner, Elisha Ben Kimon, Adaum Kutub, Yossi Yehoshua/Ynetnews, May 10, 2023



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