Defensive Gaza war did curb rocket fire into Israel

In 2008, more than 3,200 rockets and mortars were fired on Israel from Gaza. Since the end of the Gaza operation that number has dropped to 242.

A Hamas terrorist carrying a model of a Quassam rocket.

A year after the war, life is back to normal in southern Israel. Friends in Sderot, Beersheba, Ashkelon and Ashdod report a rise in real estate prices.

«Suddenly, everyone realizes that the whole country is in the same boat so it doesn’t matter so much where you live», says Dr. Stephen Malnick. «And we’ve also learned that the shelters and reinforced rooms really work».

Enrollment at both Sapir College, next to Sderot, and Beersheba’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is up. And as in every previous war, the Gaza operation has been followed by a baby boom.

While in 2008, more than 3,200 rockets and mortars were fired on Israel from Gaza, since the end of the Gaza operation that number has dropped to 242.

That my friends say «only» 242 missiles is both shocking and sad: What other country thinks that is a reasonable number of rockets aimed at civil population.

Source: Liat Collins in Jerusalem Post.

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