Well I'll be damned. Who woulda thunk it?
(YNetNews) Sunday evening a Qassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in an open field within the Merhavim Regional Council. No injuries or property damage were reported,.However, teams dispatched to pinpoint the landing site said that this was the first time the area was hit by rockets.
The direct landing site for the rocket has still not been ascertained, and security personnel will try to determine exactly where the rocket landed during daylight hours Monday.
Residents of a nearby community reported hearing a louder than usual explosion as the rocket landed. One of the residents, Ovadia Morad, reported hearing rumors of an “improved longer range Qassam,” but these have not been confirmed by security officials.
“We are pretty used to hearing blasts and explosions coming from the Sderot area,” said Morad, "and we can even hear the numerous Color Red alerts. We usually don’t get overly excited about explosions.”
The article goes on to say that the bomb shelters in that community are very old and in bad shape. They'll have to get in line. After seven years of Kassam attacks on Sderot, a "ministerial committee" [headed by Olmert] has just today approved $90 million to fortify some 3,600 homes -- out of the 10,750 that are located within a 4.5-mile distance of Gaza.
If money's the problem, I wonder if anyone has considered begging or borrowing from our peace partners; they're loaded. The $ 7.4 BILLION ($7,400,000,000) the world promised to pay in tribute to Palestinian Arabs has already started flowing. Of course they're only getting $ 3.4 BILLION ($3,400,000,000) of that this year, but maybe they could still help out. It's worth asking.