Sderot takes 310 Qassam missiles from Gaza 16 days in a row as cabinet decides to stick to current military tactics

DEBKAfile Intelligence

May 30, 2007, 10:35 PM (GMT+02:00)

The sixth Qassam missile Wednesday knocked out the electric current in Sderot. The third demolished an apartment ten minutes after its owners went out.

Thousands have fled the daily barrage battering the town of 23,000. The effectiveness of air raids against Hamas operatives running the missile campaign is diminishing. Yet the Olmert government refuses to authorize a substantial ground action which is demanded by the IDF command to root out the menace which is destroying Sderot and traumatizing is citizens.