A Qassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip today made a direct hit on a house in Kibbutz Karmiya. The rocket crashed through the roof and exploded in the bedroom of an 8-month-old baby Zionist girl.
Fortunately, the child's mother had heard the incoming-rocket warning siren and grabbed the baby from her crib and ran with her to a safer part of the house. Houses on this kibbutz have no reinforced "safe rooms". Three members of the same family - a grandmother, the mother, and the baby - were taken to the hospital for medical treatment. (The picture at right shows the effect on the Zionist crib.)
Yesterday a student at Sderot's Sapir College suffered light injuries when another Qassam from Gaza crashed into the grounds of the college campus. And yet another Qassam landed near a Sderot school on Sunday, causing damage to property but fortunately no injuries.
The Islamic Jihad terror organization claimed responsibility for the rocket fire. Haaretz reports that very shortly afterwards, an Israel Air Force strike elminated two Islamic Jihad terrorists in Beit Hanoun, the town in the northern part of the Gaza Strip from which many of the terror rockets are fired. Palestinian sources quoted in Yediot confirm two Islamic Jihad gunmen were killed and four others injured.
How did the world's media cover the attack on innocent civilians? Google News tells us. The near-disaster in the kibbutz bedroom is reported by the Jerusalem Post and Haaretz; words, no pictures. Non-Israeli media coverage? Nil.
The deaths of the Islamic Jihadists? Associated Press has this and four other pictures just like it. Funerals of dead Palestinians are their own justification in the eyes of many editors. The context is immaterial. That these recently-dead men were cold-blooded fanatical killers is of zero interest to the people who bring us the news.