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A Grad rocket has landed in the southern Israeli city of Eilat, but has caused no damage or injuries, Israeli security officials said.
District police chief Ron Gertner told Israeli radio the rocket had been fired from Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
He said it struck a construction site close to a residential area shortly after midnight (21:00 GMT).
The blast took place as thousands congregated in the resort town for the Jewish holiday of Passover.
Rocket attacks from Egyptian soil are uncommon. Attacks on Eilat and the nearby Jordanian town of Aqaba in 2010 killed one person and injure
Palestinian rocket and mortar attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip have occurred since 2001. Between 2001 and January 2009, over 8,600 rockets had been launched, leading to 28 deaths and several hundred injuries, as well as widespread psychological trauma and disruption of daily life. According to research done by the Social work department at the Sapir Academic college, Estimated 15,000  people from Sderot are suffering from PTSD and 1000 are treated within the psychiatric (mental health center)  community.
Originally posted by Wookiep
reply to post by Swills
While I have heard and understood this explained many times on ATS, I think it's important for people to fairly look at this from ALL perspectives. We can refer to these missiles as "fireworks" that do little damage, sure. In most cases you would be correct that they seem very ineffective. However, over the thousands launched into Israel, there HAVE been deaths. Not only that, but let's again look at it from this angle:
Would the U.S. allow missiles (ineffective or not) to be constantly lobbed into Texas from Mexico on a daily basis? Surely not. How do you think the U.S. or rather the U.S. PUBLIC would react to that? I do not support everything Israel does, but I do support their right to defend themseves, otherwise we are nothing but hypocrites!edit on 5-4-2012 by Wookiep because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by BellaSabre
What? No! Well then they must have fired it on themselves because ATS has proven time and time again that Israel is the only country in that area looking for blood..........
Originally posted by Swills
reply to post by Wookiep
You could use Canada but it would be another failure of an example because America isn't stealing land from Canada nor are they encroaching on Canadian borders.
Of course my mind is made up. Am I supposed to be on the fence still?
Too bad Mexico didn't have the ability to fire missiles all those years ago when the land we know as Texas was taken from them but they did attack the US which is known as the Mexican-American war. Just because it isn't happening today doesn't mean what happened all those years ago was right. Time tends to heal all wounds but as it is with Israel, they are the new kid on the block since the state didn't exist back in 1946, so the Arabs have every right to be pissed off at the UN, Israel, and the west.
Your mind is made up, no matter what Israel does in ANY situation. Many on ATS choose not to think about it, but instead just jump the gun and pick sides automatically like clockwork.