Although a ceasefire was declared, the situation still remains difficult. Let’s review the past week.
Last weekend, the Secretary General of the Popular Resistance Committees was killed by the IDF. The PRC is a small terrorist organization in Gaza, and they try to become the dominant one among these organizations.
Last Friday, the IDF intelligence unit found that the PRC Secretary General was planning an attack in southern Israel. The IDF commanders decided to foil the attack by killing him, which was the obvious way to prevent the attack.
In August 2011, seven Israeli citizens were killed and dozens were injured by a terrorist attack. The attack occurred in four steps. First, the attackers fired shots at a bus. They then exploded a charge aimed at IDF forces who tried to reach the scene. A little later, a rocket was shot towards a passing car, exploding nearby. Finally, two anti-tank missiles were fired on another bus and a car. This attack was similar to the one planned by the PRC for last Friday.
Since the IDF operation, the PRC have been attacking southern Israel by launching hundreds of rockets on the cities surrounding the Gaza Strip. Dozens of those rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome system. One Million civilians can’t carry on a normal life and two hundred thousand students aren’t going to school now in southern Israel. They must stay in shelters to protect their lives.
When the ceasefire was first discussed on Sunday, March 11, the PRC said they will not stop launching rockets until they manage to kill Israeli citizens.
It was revealed that in addition to the PRC, another organization, The Islamic Jihad, and several smaller groups, were also participating in the recent rocket attacks.
News report (video from JewishNewsOne on youtube.com)