Terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip have increased the number of Qassam rockets that they fire into bordering Israeli communities. One Israeli was killed and several others have been wounded in the latest barrage of rockets.
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Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni met with the Secretary General of the European Union (EU), Javier Solana in the Israeli community of Sderot Monday evening. At the meeting FM Livni pleaded with the EU and the international community to support the State of Israel in stopping these terrorist attacks. She said that the Israeli communities bordering the Gaza Strip are in an unbearable situation. She accused the Hamas led Palestinian government of sponsoring terror and warned that Israel would no longer tolerate attacks on civilians.
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Defense Minister Perez met with Dr. Solana and mentioned an imminent ground offensive into the Gaza if the rocket attacks did not cease immediately. The state of Israel is making the international community aware of its right to defend her citizens from constant terror attacks.
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Over 1000 Qassam rockets have fallen on the Israeli town of Sderot since Israel pulled out of the Gaza Strip last year. Monday evening, only minutes before the press conference between FM Livni and Dr. Solana, a Qassam rocket exploded near the community center where the meeting was to be held. A 32 year old Israeli woman died on the way to the hospital as a result of the attack. Two other Qassam rockets rained down on Sderot only minutes after the meeting concluded. The citizens of Sderot came out in large numbers to express their frustration with the Israeli government's inaction in stopping the rocket attacks.
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