Reports of explosive rockets being fired randomly into Israel by thuggish Pal-Arab gangs are so commonplace as to be unreportable by virtually every branch of the global media. It's just one big yawn once the Qassam and grenade tally enters the thousands. A death here or there is occasionally reported, but if there's no blood, there's no interest.
Small wonder then that the thugs make endless efforts to get back into the headlines. And it seems they're making some progress. This afternoon, there are the first reports of two Qassam rockets being found primed, aimed and ready, in the suburbs of Jerusalem, along with a large cache of explosives. The location is a few minutes walking distance from the southern edge of Israel's capital city.
Quoting Pal-Arab sources, Haaretz says "two rockets were found today between the Aida refugee camp and the Beit Jala municipal building, in an area facing the Jewish neighborhood of Gilo in East Jerusalem. The words "God is great" were written on the rockets in Arabic. The rockets are about one and a half meters in length and 20 millimeters in diameter.
"In recent years, Palestinian militants have attempted to smuggle rockets into the West Bank... Several other attempts to develop Qassam rockets in the West Bank, with information from the Gaza Strip or Syria, have been thwarted, and rocket launchings have remained almost solely a Gaza phenomenon."
No longer. Now what?