Rise in Hamas rocket fires to Israeli territory in 2008
Security establishment of Israel released data on accumulating artillery fired towards Israel, showing sharp increase of over 1,000 rockets, mortars fired in 2008 in comparison with previous year; IDF official says army preparing for Gaza op, Ynet reported.
The ceasefire agreement with the armed Palestinian groups in Gaza, set to expire before the end of the week, has not lived up to its name, statistical findings have concluded. According to the security establishment's data, 2008 saw an increase of over a thousand rockets and mortars from the previous year.
Despite a relative lull
during July and August, during which an average of five rockets and six mortar
shells were launched each month, November saw a steep escalation in violence,
with 148 rockets and an additional 85 mortar shells documented.