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Gazan Rockets Pound Israeli Communities Over the Holiday

Rocket falls near synagogue, miraculously, no one was injured.

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Rockets launched from Gaza at southern Israel. (archive photo)

Rockets launched from Gaza at southern Israel. (archive photo)
Photo Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash 90

At least ten rockets were fired by Gaza terrorists at Israeli civilian targets over the Passover holiday.

One rocket caused damage to civilian infrastructure in Sderot, landing near a synagogue where hundreds of Israelis were praying at the time. The rocket exploded in the road outside, causing damage.

No casualties or injuries were reported in any of the attacks.

 In response, Israeli Air Force aircraft targeted two terrorist activity sites in southern Gaza and a third site in the central part of the region. An IDF spokesperson announced that direct hits were confirmed.

Despite this escalation in violence the traditional post-Passover ‘Maimouna’ festivities were held in the south on Tuesday night.

In a separate incident a bomb was detonated Monday evening against IDF soldiers patrolling the security fence in southern Gaza. Less than a day later, at 7:15 Tuesday morning, Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists fired an anti-tank missile at IDF soldiers patrolling along the security fence in the same area. The IDF spokesperson reported no damage or injuries and said soldiers returned fire with a mortar barrage aimed at the area from which the anti-tank missile had been fired.

IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said, “Israeli civilians celebrating the last day of the Passover Holiday woke up to the sound of Code Red alarms and rockets. It is our obligation to seek out and target those who wish to attack our civilians and soldiers and to eliminate their capabilities. Hamas rocket terrorism is an intolerable reality Israelis should not have to accept.”

Since the beginning of 2014, more than 100 rockets launched from Gaza have struck southern Israel.

Aryeh Savir, Tazpit News Agency

About the Author: Aryeh Savir is director of the International division of Tazpit News Agency.

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  1. Guy Peters says:

    And hamas says ” they didn’t do it ?”

  2. Of course, if they fire back, THEY’LL be accused of “terrorism”!

    And we’re supposed to respect THEIR holidays? WHAT FOR? Why does the WORLD kiss Muslim ass?

  3. Sadly, that is the most popular point of view in our media… 🙁 May HaShem bless the state and the folk of Israel.

  4. TAKE BACK GAZA! Kill every Arab that fights back kick out the rest!

  5. Kashif if ham’s will stop Israel will too this picture tell all

  6. Kashif if ham’s will stop Israel will too this picture tell all

  7. Here kashif Hussain your people

  8. HaShem to protect Israel’s enemies.

  9. Mandy Jacobs says:

    Kashif you don’t live in Gaza you don’t live in Israel I no people who live in Gaza and they say there fed up with Hamas furring rockets into Israel they just want to live in peace but people have sAaid this to Hamas and nearly all of them have gone missing Hamas are killing there own people if you don’t agree with them . In the last 10 months
    Hamas have fired over 9000 Kasam rockets into Israel and you don’t think they should retaliate I wonder where you live ? I wonder if any country in the world wouldn’t retaliate
    . I suppose the only country in the world shouldn’t protect themselfs is Israel ‘!!! And by the way some of my family are close family who are Muslim
    You should go there and see and hear for yourself instead of
    Listening and looking at properganda like a lote of Idiots do ‘!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. That’s what allah the moon told u?

  11. Christians United for Israel (CUFI)

  12. Mandy I have the talk with same one from neer the Egypt border he assume he was Egyptian till June 1967 after the war Egypt government told his family their are Palestinian

  13. Mandy Jacobs great post thank you

  14. Kenneth Funk says:

    The hamas are children of satan, and the desire of their father they will do.

  15. Berell Kohn says:

    USA gave money Hamas anyway Usa didn’t care no one

  16. Berell Kohn says:

    Kashif. Israel is very small country just one Jewish country. Oh please. Arab country have plenty the land anyway

  17. Kashif Hussain read the Quran 7:7 than talk to us because people like you are

  18. Ask Abu AbbASS where the money go

  19. Kashif I just post A video on my wall take A look you going to like it

  20. Our friends Alex and Dora live in Israel with their families. As they wrote, since January, more than 100 rockets were fired and… counting. The media don’t write about it – there is a kind of censorship about the topic in the biggest media worldwide and this is as horrible as the terror coming from Gaza.

  21. Kashif Hussain I can’t get it. How do you not have a sense of humanity? You think Israel wants to pass the time bombing Gaza for sport? No. Gaza bombs Israel for sport. In your eyes you see only Gazans dying, not Israelis also. Sick. Hamas continues to bomb Israel, thus the killing continues back and fourth. If Hamas would stop doing it, THEN IT WOULD STOP! Gee. You are mistaken, there is nothing but Jewish archeological evidence in Israel, Muslims do not use ritual baths. There are ritual baths all over Jerusalem. But that isn’t the point really. Your leaders had you leave and left you out in the cold, so Israel should feel sorry for the poor terrorist group Hamas? Everyone should get jobs, stop whining, and work like decent people. The west bank is more civilized than that, even. Israel is Interested in making things for the world to use, like curing cancer. What is Gaza interested in? Hmmm. Notice the Druzes live in peace in Israel, it’s not hard to comprehend. When people stop firing rockets into Israel, mending can start, but that won’t ever happen because it’s just too easy and Hamas and other people who have been indoctrinated with religious extremism aren’t intelligent enough to see a connection. When Gaza and other places decide to become civilized, instead of underdeveloped, war mongering, blood thirsty ghouls, maybe we can get somewhere.

  22. You know what to do…or at least you should

  23. Debi Lovell says:

    thx for sharing that Mandy, we who don’t live there or don’t know anyone who does really have no idea of the effect on this in Israel and in palestine to those who are not in agreement with Hamas

  24. time to rain down fire on these SOB’s

  25. Why should Jews move to America? Israel is the Jewish homeland. Why don’t Arabs move to the Arab lands, since you’re not Jews. The Arabs who stayed are Israelis now, funny how that happened. There is absolutely not one compelling thing that is evidence tying these modern Arabs to Israel in a any way. However there is endless Jewish evidence.

  26. I think you are lost, this is the Jewish press, not the Gaza press.

  27. Northern Israel, what’s this? Ancient Hebrew mosaic from the 3rd century, Islam wasn’t even invented yet. But you’ll just say we “put” it there last year or something, because you people suffer from stupid.

  28. Alex Brot says:

    Bulldoze ten homes for each rocket…

  29. Joel Fisher says:

    It’s past the time that we establish cause and effect and de-incentivize the firing of rockets at Israel. Israel should announce that for every Rocket fired, Israel should approve 10 new housing units

  30. Strange how the state run media never reports on how the Hamas try to kill unarmed Jews but when the Jews fight back they say that’s bad ?

  31. Lower your meds dude or are you really as uneducated as you preach if so very sad for you

  32. Don’t fight fires. Prevent them. Put drones in the air and bomb them to smithereens when they even start thinking of firing a rocket.

  33. Don’t fight fires. Prevent them. Put drones in the air and bomb them to smithereens when they even start thinking of firing a rocket.

  34. It is time to go into Gaza and do a little cleaning up again. Why they gave that land back to those animals is a mystery-do not make the same mistake with the West Bank!k

  35. It is time to go into Gaza and do a little cleaning up again. Why they gave that land back to those animals is a mystery-do not make the same mistake with the West Bank!k

  36. Alan Kardon says:

    Jason Liosatos – You are preaching to the wrong audience. Go to Gaza, West Bank, Syria, Iran and Lebanon and get them to hear you.

  37. Gene Strong says:

    Obama is no friend of israel.
    American Jews support obama.
    WTF ???

  38. This needs to end and it will after armageddon

  39. And those are the Partners for Peace??????

  40. Brett Heyns says:

    The world press says nothing

  41. easter greetings …

  42. This charlatanes Netanyahu and his leckayers should go out, it is time a new goverment that can defend Israel's sovereignety.

  43. If there is any humanitarian aid to the people in Gaza it should be accompanied by leaflets that ‘ALL RELGIONS CO-EXIST” “TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED OR ELSE WATCH OUT FOR THE RETRIBUTION!!!”


  45. Yechiel Baum says:

    This is a war upon the Jewish religion that they distrupt our holiday. Time to do the same to their Friday and holiday and bar them from Jersualem as religion means nothing to the philistine pagans, sons and daughters of an Eygptian whore named hagar.

  46. Abbas is guilty allowing Hamas and other terrorists to send rockets into Israel hurting the civilian population. His plan is to force Israel to give in. Big error Now w have Bennet on board and he said no problem, Abbas can resign, we do not need enemies with friends like him. Time for Israel to show strength and reject all he is asking for.

  47. What needs to happen if a all out war and then destroy the countries and all there people that is against you. They are all cowards every one. They can only shoot rockets or suicide bombers, they don’t have the guts to go face to face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. Jeff Russell says:

    is that part of kerrys peace plan?

  49. BDS THIS!

    Kaffir racial term applied to Blacks of South Africa… where did that come from?
    The word kaffir was used in the former South Africa to refer to a black person. Now an offensive ethnic slur, it was formerly a neutral term for South African blacks.

    The word is derived from the Arabic term kafir (meaning ‘infidel’), which originally had the meaning ‘one who conceals the truth.
    Portuguese explorers adopted the term to refer to black non-Muslim peoples when they became involved in the Arab slave trade along the coast of East Africa.
    Later, other European traders also adopted its use
    In South Africa today, the term is regarded as highly racially offensive, in the same way as “” in the United States and other English-speaking countries. It is seldom used as an isolated insult, but rather is used systematically by openly racist individuals when talking about black people, and as such was very common in the apartheid era. Use of the word has been actionable in South African courts since at least 1976 under the offense of crimen injuria: “the unlawful, intentional and serious violation of the dignity of another”.[


  50. Dios te guarde israel shalom

  51. The land belonged to Israel many thousands of years before Islam was ever created. God gave the land to Israel thousands of years ago through Moses and Joshua. There was no Arab or Islam back then.

  52. Diane Brown says:

    Oh Israel, I’m so sorry…I pray for this country and the Jewish people.

  53. Stay strong BIBI,God is wit you and we Christians around the world..they are panicking because they need a deadline for peac,you're the best prime minister ISRAEL has ever had,

  54. Glenn S Todd says:

    It was a DISGRACE when Israel kicked out their people from Gaza in order to give it to the Palestinians. Then look what happen. They started shooting rockets out of Gaza. Then when Hamas took over they shot more rockets on to the Jewish people. Since Israel was so tough to remove their people from Gaza it is about time that they get tougher and KICK OUT the Palestinians from Gaza and TAKE IT BACK.

  55. Israel tem o dever de ser forte, unido e temido. Israel não pode se dar ao luxo da fraqueza ou da incompetência.

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