Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Nineteen Mortar Shells in N'vei Dekalim
N'vei Dekalim, the largest community in Jewish Gaza, was bombarded with no fewer than 19 mortar shells over the night - and "thank G-d, no one was hurt," reports Katif.net. The attack began at 2:30 this morning, and continued for almost an hour and a half. Nothing like this unprecedented barrage is remembered in the past four years of warfare, according to residents.
Shortly after sunrise, the residents began to inspect the town's industrial zone - the closest area to Khan Yunis, from where the shells were fired - and evaluate the damage. It was found that five buildings were struck, including one that sustained serious damage.
Sources in the Katif bloc of communities report that 4,409 shells and rockets have exploded in Jewish areas of Gaza in the past four years - an average of more than 3 every single day.
Yesterday, just south of Gush Katif, army forces discovered yet another arms-smuggling tunnel, and blew it up.