As you know by now, over 135 rockets were launched at Israel over the weekend. The barrage was in response to the targeted killing of Zuhair Mussah Ahmad Qaisi and two other Popular Resistance Committee (PRC) terrorists. The PRC, which was responsible for the recent attack near the Egyptian border, was about to launch a “large scale” attack into Israel. 13 more fighters were killed when Israel attacked rocket launching teams in Gaza. The PRC is one of the most vicious of the terrorist militias (see the link at the end of the post).
There are no reports of Israeli deaths, although about a million Israelis spent the night in shelters. Schools will be closed today (Sunday). The Gaza air strikes were targeted precisely and no Palestinians were killed who were not terrorists.
That did not stop the US State Department from issuing a statement including a remark that they “regret the loss of life.”
Considering what the PRC has done in the past, this is a remarkable thing to say!
Update [11 Mar 1222 PDT]: Here are the names and terrorist affiliations of the 16 Palestinians killed. Not one of them was a noncombatant.