February 26, 2013
A rocket shot from Gaza penetrates Israeli soil. This put to rest a 3 month ceasefire agreement that had been in place between Hamas and Israel. Even though this agreement had been trickling down Since Israeli forces had been firing upon the Palestinians. The agreement between The Hamas, which is an Islamist group, which primarily owns the Gaza strip, and Israel began on November 21st, 2012 after Israeli operations.
The anger between the Hamas and Israel had its biggest escalation in November when the Israeli operation attacked 177 Palestinians in which 100 were civilians (telegraph.co.uk). Israel targeted many buildings in aims of hitting the Hamas.
Israel is criticized for its brutish force used against the Gaza Strip in those attacks. This angers people and fingers get pointed at the UN for backing Israel or letting Israel settle the problem itself using as much force needed against the Gaza Strip.
(file photo) /www.aljazeera.com)
Hamas intentions through fighting with Israel have never been to win with military force but to make a political statement for the Palestinians of the territory.
The Hamas were involved with the rocket attack on Tuesday morning. The Rocket landed on the border of Israel in a city called Ashkelon. The rocket caused little damage and nobody was hurt in the action.
The Palestinian group was behind the launching of the rocket into Israel territory. Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah took full responsibility for the attack and responded by saying it was in retaliation of a member dying in Israel’s jail. Arafat Jaradat was the man that died under custody of the Israeli police. He was being interrogated for throwing rocks back in November of 2012 during the operations of Israel. The Shin Bet internal security services held him under the provision that he was a “stone-throwing terror attack” Also forensics showed that Jaradat had broken ribs and bruising indicating signs of torture. When this made news in the West Bank it angered people, which began protests on the streets.
Border Crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip has currently been shut down in response to the rocket attacks as the Palestinians continue to avenge their lost hero.
Tsafrir Abayov/Associated Press
· Greenberg, Joel. "Responding to prisoner’s death, Gaza militants fire rocket at Israel." The Washington Post. N.p., 26 Feb 2013. Web. 27 Feb 2013. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/responding-to-prisoners-death-gaza-militants-fire-rocket-at-israel/2013/02/26/042601b6-801e-11e2-a350-49866afab584_story.html>.
· Paq, Anne. "In Pictures: Gaza Strip under Israeli attack." Aljazeera. N.p., 12 Nov 2012. Web. 27 Feb 2013. <http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2012/11/20121111152558908105.html>.
· Mohammad, Majdhi. "Conflict With Israel, November 2012." New York Times. N.p., 4 Jan 2013. Web. 27 Feb 2013. <http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/gaza_strip/index.html>
· Rudoren, Jodi. "Israel Struck by Rocket From Gaza After a Death." New York Times. N.p., 26 Feb 2013. Web. 27 Feb 2013. <http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/world/middleeast/rocket-from-gaza-hits-israel-breaking-cease-fire.html?_r=0>.
· "Rocket fired from Gaza Strip hits Israel." The Telegraph. AFP, 26 Feb 2013. Web. 27 Feb 2013. <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/9894234/Rocket-fired-from-Gaza-Strip-hits-Israel.html>.
More Sources on Israeli Operations in November
Video- Nov. 19, 2012 Israel bombings on the Gaza Strip
Pictures of Attacks in Gaza Nov. 19, 2012