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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Israel's Patience Running Out

For months upon months rockers have reigned down on Sderot, Israel from the Gaza Strip and other than air strikes, like the ones that have just been reported, upon those launching those rockets, Israel has shown tremendous patience as they are continuously attacked.

That is about to end.

No country would tolerate the amounts of rockets being launched at them for as long as Israel has.

You can find out how the people of Sderot feel about this threat at Sderot Media, which brings a human face to the attacks and the fear they live with daily.

Google search for Sderot and rockets will show you article after article about this travesty.

Schools close and when they reopen hundreds return out of the thousands that are supposed to be there because of the parents fear of attack, day in and day out.

Today we see reported that Israel's patience has run out and they are planning full-scale military operations into Gaza.

TEL AVIV, September 26 (RIA Novosti) - Israel is about to perform a full-scale military operation in the Gaza Strip to counter Palestinian rocket attacks, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Wednesday.

He said that pinpoint aviation strikes and local raids were not effective enough to stop the rocket attacks on Israeli towns bordering Gaza.

"We are getting closer to carrying out a widespread operation in Gaza which for many reasons has not taken place in the past weeks," Barak said on Israel's Army Radio.

"It must be clear that an operation of this type is not simple, not in terms of the forces and the amount of time which we will have to stay there or in terms of the operational challenges which the troops will have to meet," he said.

Israel's Air Force twice attacked Palestinian rocket launch sites in northern Gaza on Wednesday, the Israeli Army press service said.

The Israeli air strikes, which, according to Palestinian radio, wounded one Palestinian teenager, came in response to five rockets launched at southern Israel on Tuesday by Palestinian militants.

It is long overdue.

If rockets were reigning down on our towns from an enemy, we would have struck hard, far sooner, and had much less patience than Israel has shown.

Israel has also severed baking ties with Gaza and last weds. declared it an enemy entity.

Time now to stop the rocket attacks against the Israeli citizens.