Latest update: November 20th, 2012
Day 6 of the war with Gaza. Updates for Monday, November 19, 2012
9:12 PM IDF soldier kills Arab in Southern Mt. Hebron area.
An Arab near Halhul attacked a soldier,in a kidnapping attempt. The soldier shot the terrorist. Simultaneous to the attack, Palestinian websites reported that an IDF soldier was kidnapped. It appears the site jumped the gun. All traffic in the area was stopped as soldiers searched to make sure no soldier was missing.
7:50 PM Prime Minister Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Liberman and Defense Minister Barak discussing terms of the cease-fire with Hamas at 9 PM tonight.
The main points are:
1) a 15 year Hudna
2) Hamas will not smuggle or import any weapons
3) Hamas will not attack Israel, or Israeli soldiers along the border
4) Israel reserves the right to attack Gaza if there is an imminent threat
5) President Morsi will be personally responsible, and sign as 3rd party guarantor.
6:57 PM Prime Minister Netanyahu today to Hasbara activists: We are in 4 different fronts, Homefront, Military, Diplomatic and Hasbara. Your work in disputing the lie industry is a significant addition to the State of Israel. There will be many great efforts needed in the coming days.
6:45 PM Reports of another successful targeted killing — 2-3 senior terrorists killed in Al-Buriej, Gaza, from the Popular Resistance terror group.
6:27 PM Air Raid sirens in Ashkelon
6:01 PM Arab rioters in Hevron throwing rocks at Beit Hadassah. Earlier today, IDF troops shot dead an Arab rioter who threw a firebomb at IDF troops.
5:55 PM Islamic Jihad Spox: Our retaliation against Israel [for killing 4 of our senior commanders] will be difficult, swift and painful. Ouch.
5:37 PM IDF Spokesman releasing names of Islamic Jihad terrorist leaders targeted in strike on communications building in Gaza. Keep in mind that the building is the HQ of the foreign press in Gaza.
1. Baha Abu al-Ata, commndr. of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Gaza City Brigade, involved in planning attacks against Israel, arms manufacturing, long-range rockets
2. Tissir Mahmoud Mahmed Jabari, senior PIJ operative, responsible for training within org & approving terrorist attacks against Israel
3. Halil Batini, PIJ senior operative, a key figure in org’s long-range rocket launching operations, responsible for internal security
4. Ramaz Harab, responsible for propaganda in PIJ Gaza City Brigade, aide to Tissir Jabari, former head of Sheikh Rajuan Division
4:54 PM Ramez Harb, Head of Media for Saraya El Quds armed wing of Islamic Jihad was killed in strike on media center.
4:47 PM Forbes Israel reports that the Lebanon army dismantled 2 rockets pointed at Israel. Interesting
4:42 PM Arab sources report of SA-7 Grail Surface-to-Air missile at unmanned drone east of Gaza.
4:40PM 7 rockets fall in Eshkol region. No injuries.
4:30 PM More air raid sirens in Sha’ar HaNegev. IDF destroys Hamas communications building in Gaza UPDATE: Palestinian sources reporting that Ramiz Ha’adiv, one of the commanders of Islamic Jihad’s military wing killed in attack. Well done!
4:04 PM Egyptian sources: Armed group blowing up IEDs on Sinai border.
3:12 PM Eshkol – missile volley
2:48 PM Palestinian violence near Rachel’s Tomb (Kever Rachel). Palestinians fighting with police.
2:03 PM Iron Dome intercepts rockets at Be’er Sheva
1:56 PM Beer Sheva, Negev. DON’T GO OUTSIDE! Large barrage on its way!
12:50 PM Sderot, Sha’ar HaNegev
11:51 AM Sderot, Shaar Hanegev
11:29 AM Be’er Sheva
11:16 AM Bnei Shimon
11:13 AM Gan Yavne, Gederot, Ashkelon Beach, Kiryat Melachi
11:02 AM Eshkol
10:49 AM Biurim and Patish
10:48 AM Ofakim
10:43 AM Grad hits Ashkelom School. School was empty, thank God.
10:34 AM Be’er Tuvia
10:33 AM IDFSPOX:
A 40% decline in rocket launches from Gaza into Israel.
Israel destroyed 40 tunnels between Rafiach and Sinai.
In the past 12 hours, IDF has hit 6 rocket teams.
Israel will continue to issue warnings by breaking into the Gazan radio channels warning them away from areas to be attacked and away from Hamas and Islamic Jihad soldiers so they won’t be injured.
10:29 AM A total of 10 rockets from Gaza this morning.
10:17 AM 60,000 reserve orders sent out.
10:09 AM Siren: Kissufim
10:07 AM Siren: Eshkol
9:58 AM Sha’ar HaNegev
9:29 AM Eshkol
7:21 AM Overnight actions:
IDF attacked 80 terror sites, 1,350 since the beginning of the operation.
Underground rocket launching sites that shot at Kiryat Melachi were destroyed.
Building belonging to senior terror officials were targeted that were used as command centers, or as weapon storage facilities.
A number of rocket crews were killed.
6:56 AM No school today if you’re within a 40 KM radius from Gaza. Full reporting will begin soon.
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