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:

Update: over the weekend 2 rockets launched from #Gaza hit southern #Israel.

— IDF (Zahal) (@IDF (Zahal)Spokesperson) November 26, 2011


2 rockets fired from #Gaza just landed in Eshkol Regional Council, home to 11,000 Israelis #IDF (Zahal) #Hamas #terror

— IDF (Zahal) (@IDF (Zahal)Spokesperson) December 28, 2011

Breaking: Another rocket fired from #Gaza lands in Hof Ashkelon, making it 55 rockets fired at #Israel since the beginning of 2012

— IDF (Zahal) (@IDF (Zahal)Spokesperson) February 25, 2012


— IDF (Zahal) (@IDF (Zahal)Spokesperson) February 25, 2012

Please RT: 67 rockets landed in #Israel + 27 #IronDome interceptions = 94 rockets fired from #Gaza over weekend #IsraelUnderFire — IDF (Zahal) (@IDF (Zahal)Spokesperson) March 10, 2012