There is terror

… though it is not one-sided, but that will be elaborated in other posts, at other times.

Palestinian suicide bombings in Israel have been prevented in recent months, in fact in over a year. Qassam rockets are still being fired, still apparently mostly indiscriminately, by Palestinian militants from Gaza. Israelis going about their normal lives have been killed, as recently were some Israeli soldiers at a military training site near Gaza.

Condemnation and moral objections aside, these attacks are simply incomprehensible, even as expressions of objection and resistance to Israeli attacks on Palestinians in Gaza. [See “These Qassam attacks from Gaza are stupid and more” posted here.]

The most-read article in the Guardian newspaper’s website yesterday was: “Google Earth used to target Israel. Palestinian militants are using Google Earth to help plan their attacks on the Israeli military and other targets, the Guardian has learned”, which can be read in its entirety here.

While it has been assumed that the Palestinian militants were firing blindly — though perfecting their aim, as their technological prowess increased, with reports of the results of each strike — this report in the Guardian increases the psychological terror of the present situation, by suggesting that information freely available on the internet is helping to improve the planning of the attacks.

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