Ynet reports that a Kassam missile launched from Gaza hit the Zikkim army base in the Western Negev, a mile north of Gaza, early Tuesday morning Israel time. Reports indicate that some 25 Israeli soldiers were wounded. This is the largest number of casualties in a Kassam rocket attack to date.
With Kassam missiles launched at Sderot, Ashkelon and the Negeve area daily, it was only a matter of time before the terrorists got lucky. While the Olmert government has succeeded until now in ignoring the plight of the relatively poor and politically powerless community of Sderot, this last incidient may compel Israel to take strong military action against northern Gaza.
9/11/2007 Update: Regrettably, the toll of the Kassam hit was higher than we reported yesterday. The Jerusalem Post today states that 69 Israeli soliders were wounded, included 1 critically and three seriously. This shows the potential danger of the crude home-made rockets, thousands of which have fallen on the Israeli town of Sderot.
A Hamas spokesman called the attack "a victory from God." For that blasphemy alone, Israel should retaliate.