Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The mayor resigned.

At Rubicon3 a reminder that rockets fall daily in Israel. It's so bad that the mayor of Sderot, Eli Moyal, has resigned.

Moyal has been the mayor of Sderot for just over nine years, and the city has been battered by an estimated 6,300 rockets over the past six years. The residents' ongoing suffering began when Sderot was first shelled with mortars by Arab terrorists from Gaza in April 2001, and the first Kassam rocket hit the city less than a year later.

"I don't want to be around when a rocket hits a kindergarten and kills 20 children," he said with great emotion. "I have been losing sleep over such a scenario for years."


That's an average of two rockets a day, for the last six years.

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