Despite Assaults, Israel Continues Humanitarian Aid into Gaza.
Three residents of the Israeli town of Sderot, including a 10-year-old boy, a baby and the baby’s mother, were injured today (Feb. 25) by rockets fired into residential areas by Palestinian militants. The 10-year-old’s arm was partially severed in the blast, according to hospital officials. 
The 1-year-old baby boy and his mother were lightly injured by one of the rockets,  which hit a residential area. Another Qassam fell in Ashkelon, an Israeli city with a population of more than 100,000. 
Two weeks ago, 8-year-old Osher Twito had to have his leg amputated after he was hit by a Qassam rocket fired into Sderot by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza. Such attacks – more than 4,000 rockets and mortar shells – have occurred almost daily since Israel voluntarily evacuated all of its Jewish citizens from Gaza in Aug. 2005 in hopes of paving the way for an independent Palestinian state.
Today’s attacks occurred just before a planned protest by Palestinians in Gaza, who gathered along the border between the Rafah and Erez checkpoints. A few thousand participants, many of them women and children, participated in the march which was organized by Iran-backed Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups. The organizers had said there would be 40,000 to 50,000 participants taking part to oppose restrictions on aid into Gaza.  Israel imposed the restrictions in an attempt to get terrorist groups in Gaza to stop the almost daily rocket and mortar attacks on Israeli residential towns. Hamas, which controls Gaza, has done nothing to stop the attacks. (...)(...more)