A contrast of 2 civilizations
Since Aug. 18, Gaza terror organizations have fired 150 rockets, mortar shells and Grad missiles at civilian targets in Israel. One Israeli was killed and 13 others were injured, including one severely. The rocket barrages followed a series of terror attacks by Gaza killers near the Israeli sea resort of Eilat, in which 8 Israelis were killed, including 6 civilians.
During the same four-day period, while Israel retaliated against Palestinian terror cells, it also moved the following into Gaza via the Kerem Shalom border crossing -- even as the crossing came under rocket fire:
--46 tons of cooking gas.
--13 truckloads of fruits and vegetables.
--5 truckloads of meat and fish.
--3 truckloads of dairy products.
--23 truckloads of mixed grain for animal feed.
--9 truckloads of mixed food products.
--21 truckloads of construction materials
--6 truckloads of flour..
In addition, 100 Gaza patients and their companions exited from Gaza through the Eretz Crossing for medical treatment in Israel. Plus, 56 staffers of foreign organizations moved through the crossing -- despite two rockets launched in its direction..