Israelis fire eggs, tomatoes at Gaza

Sunday, August 05, 2007 |  by Staff Writer  

A group of Israelis fed up with their government's failure to adequately defend residents in the south of the country from ongoing Palestinian rocket attacks took matters into their own hands on Thursday by launching an attack of their own on the Gaza Strip.

Taking up positions in the hard-hit southern town of Sderot, the group used homemade shoulder-mounted launchers to hurl eggs and tomatoes at the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun, a favorite launching pad for Palestinian rocket crews.

The group's leader, Yahav Michaeli, who works as a stunts and pyrotechnics expert, told reporters that his aim was to highlight the absurdity that that innocent civilians in southern Israel continue after seven years to endure almost daily rocket attacks.

Israel National News reported that an Israeli army patrol at first responded to the food attack thinking that a rocket attack on Sderot was in progress. After learning what was in fact taking place, the soldiers withdrew and allowed the Israelis to continue pelting Gaza.

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