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Mounting Israeli Frustration Over Lack of Missile Defense

March 26, 2009

The State of Israel is targeted by the largest number of rockets and ballistic missiles in the world, yet it remains curiously and dangerously unprotected. Hamas has fired more than 4,500 projectiles at the Jewish state since 2001. Hezbollah fired more than 4,000 rockets at Israel in 2006, and has since rearmed with more than […]

Whither Israeli Short Range Missile Defense?

November 9, 2008

Since Israel’s disengagement from the Gaza Strip in June 2005, the Hamas terrorist organization has launched thousands of crude but deadly rockets (mostly Qassams) into civilian populations in Southern Israel, including an estimated 35 in one night last week. Occasionally, these rocket attacks elicit a brief Israeli military response. Just as often, however, there are […]

Different Rockets, Same U.N.

August 27, 2008

On February 9 of this year, a Qassam rocket launched from Gaza landed at the home of eight year-old Osher Tuito in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors were forced to amputate his left leg. Less than one month later on March 6, the United Nations Human […]

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