Northern Israel was hit today by rocket fire from Lebanon. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is the first time in a long time that Kiryat Shimona sustained a missile attack. Moreover, from time to time Hamas has been launching quassams into Southern Israel. Seems like a pretty big deal right?
Not to Amir Peretz. He's lambasting Sharon for not taking down fourteen illegal outposts in the West Bank.
Don't get me wrong. Illegal settlements have to go. But come on, seriously, what is a greater threat: rocket fire from foreign states or a few tents that could be removed in a matter of hours? I realize it's all campaign rhetoric, but some responsiblity is in order.
From the Haaretz article:
"Nabil Abu Rdainah, a spokesman for Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, said, "Settlement activities severely hurt Palestinian efforts to maintain calm." He urged Israel "to cease these activities and uproot the outposts.""
But rocket fire is all fun and games?