Skip to comments.Purim terror in Israel
Posted on 03/21/2008 8:53:43 AM PDT by forkinsocket
A 13-year-old boy was wounded in a terrorist attack near Hebron Thursday evening, and at least three rockets rained down on the Negev Friday morning, shattering an uneasy calm.
The attacks came as the Jews of Israel and the world - along with their friends - had begun celebrating the weekend holiday of Purim - their deliverance from an unending train of enemies, beginning with Haman of ancient Persia - present-day Iran.
According to reports, the attack Thursday evening was a roadside explosive charge detonated as a car drove by, sending shrapnel into the body of the boy and leaving him moderately wounded.
Security personnel forces searched for the perpetrators but without success.
No injuries were reported in Friday's rocket attacks, which left people enjoying the fancy dress fun of Purim shaken.
Meanwhile, Israel's forces were on the alert countrywide following reported warnings had been received of seven specific planned terrorist attacks, among them "suicide" bombings, shooting attacks and kidnapping attempts.
God Bless Israel. The Angel of the Lord is watching over you. You are the apple of his eye. Watch and pray.