I try never to blog on Shabbes, but when it seems any spark could set off another World War and there are attacks going on, I get anxious. It's no excuse, I know. So, hoping that you don't have occasion to read this until after nightfall, here's the latest.
After Misc. Arabs in Jew-free Gaza fired a Grad rocket into the city of Ashkelon on Friday, Israel retaliated on Shabbes. Thankfully, the IDF was able to take out a HAMAS "senior commander." Kol Hakavod L' Tzahal.
P.S. The New York Times account is mediocre in terms of bias, until you get to this prize-winning bilge in the last paragraph:
... Israel maintains a system of warning shots, then a shoot-to-kill policy for Palestinians who approach the Gaza-Israel border. The policy was initially created to scare off militants firing rockets close to the sensitive area, but it also endangers impoverished Gazans who frequently haul donkey carts close to the border to gather pebbles, which they later sell to builders to make cement, and to collect scrap metal to recycle.