I cannot understand the position of some folks on this forum. The Islamic Jihad men hit were about to shoot a rocket so inaccurate that they have small chance of hitting a small city. This rocket is incapable of being used as anything but a terrorist weapon against civilians. The actions of Islamic Jihad only serve to give excuse to those Israelis who don't wish a Palestinian state exist and do wish to reign havoc upon Palestinian civilians. I can think of nothing that justifies what they were trying to do. And I can think of no reason why the IDF shouldn't defend Israel against any attempt to attack it by Islamic Jihad.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: IDF releases video of air strike on Gaza rocket squad