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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Perceptive blogger on the "Truce"

You can't beat Meryl Yourish for covering the matzav. Here's her synopsis for today:

Meanwhile, in more truce news Posted on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:00 am by Meryl Yourish.

Let’s take a look at how the “truce” is going, shall we?

Mortars: Check.
Two residents of the western Negev neighborhood of Netiv Ha’asara were lightly wounded Tuesday morning by mortar fire from the Gaza Strip. The two were taken to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon for further treatment. One of the shells hit a house that had been damaged by a previous mortar attack several months ago.

Earlier, five mortar shells fired from northern Gaza landed near the perimeter fence in the Kissufim area. There were no reports of wounded or damage.

Planning terror attacks: Check.
Meanwhile, the IDF announced that in a joint operation with the Shin Ben (Israel Security Agency) on February 25, Muhamad Kassem, a Hamas operative who was planning an attack on IDF soldiers, was arrested.

Firebombing Israeli civilians: Check.
An Israeli vehicle was damaged Tuesday night when it was struck by a Molotov cocktail thrown by Palestinians southwest of Bethlehem.

Fighting terrorists in Gaza: Check.
Two Hamas gunmen were killed Tuesday morning during exchanges of fire with IDF forces who conducted a pre-dawn raid near the Maghazi refugee camp in Gaza City, Palestinian sources reported.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said troops shot the two Palestinian militants, who were later identified as Abdullah el-Luch and Yehia Burak, as the army conducted a ground assault against what she called ‘terror infrastructure’ in the Hamas-controlled territory.

Anti-Israel stories from the AP: Check. Check. Check. Aaaand: Check.

AP stories covering the [bad stuff:] mortars, firebombings, shootings, and stabbings occurring during the “truce”: Zero.