A Palestinian rocket struck an Israeli home in Kiryat Malachi ["city of angels"} a short while ago, killing 3 Israelis and wounding 2 others, including the baby covered in blood in the picture below.
Take a long, hard look at this photo - this is what Israel is contending with.
Four others were injured in the terror attack, two seriously.
Meanwhile, the New York Times was confused about whether rockets have indeed been fired into Israel. According to that fishwrap, the Israeli military operation that commenced [yesterday] is “in response to what Israel called repeated rocket attacks.”
.... The Times is also uncertain about the nature of Hamas, a U.S.- and Israeli-designated terrorist organization. The Times reports that Hamas is a “militant organization regarded by Israel as a terrorist group sworn to Israel’s destruction.”
The Times’ description is contradicted by Hamas, the leaders of which regard Hamas as a terrorist group sworn to Israel’s destruction.
“This is a nation of martyrdom and martyrdom-seeking,” said Hamas leader Ismail Haniyah, who perhaps was chastising the New York Times for liberal bias. “A nation of jihad for the sake of Allah,” he affirmed.
Hamas parliamentarian Ahmad Bahr added, “O Allah, vanquish the Jews and their supporters.” He concluded, “O Allah, vanquish the Americans and their supporters. O Allah, count their numbers, and kill them all, down to the very last one.”
Abdallah Jardu, another Hamas official, also contradicted the New York Times. The Jews “want to present themselves to the world as if they have rights, but, in fact, they are foreign bacteria—a microbe unparalleled in the world,” he said.
Jardu concluded, “May [Allah] annihilate this filthy people who have neither religion nor conscience.”
Todah to Staff at the Washington Free Beacon for their excellent reporting.
Carl in Jerusalem: "Maybe we need to put the Times' reporters on a rooftop in Kiryat Malachi or Beersheva..."
Dream on... but yes, if only we could.