Series of Deadly Coordinated Attacks Erupts in Southern Israel

On Friday morning, Israelis buried family members who were killed in Thursday morning's terror attacks. Some were shot dead by Palestinian Arab terrorists; others died defending their countrymen against neighbors who seek to annihilate them.

When attacks and counterattacks erupted Thursday in Gaza, it might have been expected to hear analysts and the media talk about a sudden outbreak of violence – in fact, the developments of the last few months represent an instance of deliberately laying the groundwork for such an explosion.