Hamas Fires Rocket at Jerusalem, Hits Arab Village

This is why most people assumed, wrongly, that no Arab group or nation would actually try to bomb Jerusalem. Not only does Jerusalem have a sizable Arab population but it’s close enough to any number of Arab Muslim villages in the West Bank that it’s hard to try and hit it, especially with poorly aimed rockets, without also hitting them.

Notably Hamas knows all this and simply does not care. Despite all the claims by its members about being eager to die for Al Quds, the Islamic name for Jerusalem, they have no problem firing rockets at Jerusalem that could just as easily hit their own Dome of the Rock or any of the Arab areas.

Hamas is out to do damage. It’s out to score points by being able to brag about hitting Jerusalem. It does not care about Muslim casualties or damage to its so-called holy places.

For the second time since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense, an air raid siren sounded in Jerusalem at around 2:15 pm, shortly before the arrival of UN chief Ban Ki-moon to the city.

The rocket likely landed in Gush Etzion. Israeli and Palestinian residents told Ynet that the rocket landed in an open area between two Palestinian village. Hamas claimed responsibility for the firing. No injuries or damage were reported.

The spokesman for the Judea and Samaria Fire Services said, “One of the rockets landed near a Palestinian village. It did not explode, there are no injuries. Police sealed the area. The other rocket landed near Hebron, also in an open area.”

So two rockets fired at Jerusalem before the arrival of Ban Ki-moon. Both end up falling close to Muslim areas. Meanwhile the media will insist that we treat Hamas as a sensible rational actor looking out for its own people.

  • IsraelFirster

    Turn off the missile defense system is the missile is heading for an Arab village on the West Bank. Then we'll see if the natives cheer the rocket attacks then.

  • victor

    Excellent recommendation. Also, invite CNN and all the other media so-called Journalists to stay in the homes of those who live in the area and subjected to the insanity of the so-called Palestinians, better known as Terrorists

  • Mary Sue

    This would be funny if it weren't also so horrifically tragic. Incompetence on parade.

  • Ghostwriter

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry at something like this.

  • Demetrius M

    It's was Allah's will for them to land there.