How Long Has Hamas Been Shooting Rockets at Israel?

Tags: Gaza, Hamas, Pillar of Defense, rocket attacks
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Many people think Hamas as only been firing rockets into Israel since the start of Operation Pillar of Defense, starting six days ago. In fact, Hamas has been targeting the Israeli Home Front since 2001, and firing rockets on a near-daily basis for years. Here’s a stream of selected tweets from the last year alone (http://snapbird.org/idfspokesperson/timeline/Gaza%20rocket) :

> Update: over the weekend 2 rockets launched from #Gaza (https://twitter.com/search/%23Gaza) hit southern #Israel (https://twitter.com/search/%23Israel) . >
> — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 26, 2011 (https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/140449250160029696) >
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> 2 rockets fired from #Gaza (https://twitter.com/search/%23Gaza) just landed in Eshkol Regional Council, home to 11,000 Israelis #IDF (https://twitter.com/search/%23IDF) #Hamas (https://twitter.com/search/%23Hamas) #terror (https://twitter.com/search/%23terror) >
> — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) December 28, 2011 (https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/152093791724126208)

> Breaking: Another rocket fired from #Gaza (https://twitter.com/search/%23Gaza) lands in Hof Ashkelon, making it 55 rockets fired at #Israel (https://twitter.com/search/%23Israel) since the beginning of 2012 >
> — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) February 25, 2012 (https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/173499048957984768)

> — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) February 25, 2012 (https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/173499048957984768)

> Please RT: 67 rockets landed in #Israel (https://twitter.com/search/%23Israel) + 27 #IronDome (https://twitter.com/search/%23IronDome) interceptions = 94 rockets fired from #Gaza (https://twitter.com/search/%23Gaza) over weekend #IsraelUnderFire (https://twitter.com/search/%23IsraelUnderFire) — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) March 10, 2012 (https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/178430355005640705)

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Last update: November 20, 2012

> Photos: Farm building ruined by direct #Gaza (https://twitter.com/search/%23Gaza) rocket hit ow.ly/9ArnN (http://t.co/C6G2YIfG) #IsraelUnderFire (https://twitter.com/search/%23IsraelUnderFire) #StopTerror (https://twitter.com/search/%23StopTerror) >
> — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) March 11, 2012 (https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/178927268930912256)

> Update: So far today, 6 rockets launched from #Gaza (https://twitter.com/search/%23Gaza) hit southern #Israel (https://twitter.com/search/%23Israel) . >
> — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) March 13, 2012 (https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/179540143710019584)

> Breaking: Rocket fired from #Gaza (https://twitter.com/search/%23Gaza) hits Eshkol Regional Council in southern #Israel (https://twitter.com/search/%23Israel) . >
> — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) June 3, 2012 (https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/209352079637086209)

> Update: 3 more rockets fired from #Gaza (https://twitter.com/search/%23Gaza) hit southern #Israel (https://twitter.com/search/%23Israel) . That’s the 28th to hit #Israel (https://twitter.com/search/%23Israel) today >
> — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) June 19, 2012 (https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/215168342179332098)

> Update: today 55 rockets were fired from #Gaza (https://twitter.com/search/%23Gaza) into #Israel (https://twitter.com/search/%23Israel) and 99 fired over the past 72 hours >
> — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) June 20, 2012 (https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/215513451718651905)

> Update: Over 30 rockets fired from #Gaza (https://twitter.com/search/%23Gaza) hit southern #Israel (https://twitter.com/search/%23Israel) since this morning. >
> — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) October 8, 2012 (https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/255240872147427328)

> Update: Over 30 rockets fired from #Gaza (https://twitter.com/search/%23Gaza) hit southern #Israel (https://twitter.com/search/%23Israel) since this morning. >
> — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) October 8, 2012 (https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/255240872147427328)

http://www.idfblog.com/2012/10/24/photos-the-october-rocket-escalation/gaza_attack-4/

> 6 rockets fired from #Gaza (https://twitter.com/search/%23Gaza) into #Israel (https://twitter.com/search/%23Israel) in last 6 hours, and 2 terrorist squads intercepted while trying to fire more. ow.ly/eIoHC (http://t.co/9dlORL5X) >
> — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) October 23, 2012 (https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/260877322767458304)

> Today 26 rockets fired from #Gaza (https://twitter.com/search/%23Gaza) hit southern #Israel (https://twitter.com/search/%23Israel) . ow.ly/i/14sRc (http://t.co/QqtURael) >
> — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) October 29, 2012 (https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/262983841134804992)

> Update: today 16 rockets fired from #Gaza (https://twitter.com/search/%23Gaza) hit southern #Israel (https://twitter.com/search/%23Israel) . Over 1 million people are living under fire. >
> — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 10, 2012 (https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/267358666431275009)

> PHOTO: 2 critically wounded by 50+ rockets fired from #Gaza (https://twitter.com/search/%23Gaza) into #Israel (https://twitter.com/search/%23Israel) in last 8 hours ow.ly/i/13na2 (http://t.co/1wPGTN0b) >
> — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) October 24, 2012 (https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/260990985457238016)