So far this morning, the eve of the festival of Tabernacles or Sukkot, four Qassam rockets have crashed into Israel, fired from Gaza. (More than 4,000 in seven years. 1,800 since September 2006.) The BBC routinely calls Gaza "one of the most densely populated tracts of land in the world". Despite this and the fact that it has multiple police- and security-forces, Gaza's authorities are somehow never in the right place to intervene and stop these murderous thugs. A real puzzle.
1pm UPDATE: Today's tally is now seven Qassams. Haaretz says two hit "the rocket-weary town of Sderot". Fortunately no injuries so far. This morning Palestinians also lobbed 20 mortar shells into Israel from the southern part of the Gaza Strip. There's no strategy here other than terror. Israel's patience and restraint in the face of hate-filled violence is beyond comprehension - and also largely unrecognized.
3:45pm UPDATE: The tally is now nine, and the sun is still high in the sky.