web analytics
September 1, 2014 / 6 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (L) visits the JewishPress.com booth at The Event. And the Winners of the JewishPress.com Raffle Are…

Congratulations to all the winners of the JewishPress.com raffle at The Event



Over 450 Gaza Rockets Fired at Israel Since January

Operation Protective Edge 475

Photo Credit: IDF

Since January of this year, Gaza terrorists have fired more than 450 rockets towards Israeli citizens in communities across southern Israel according to the IDF spokesperson. Over 200 of those rockets have been fired from Gaza since June 12, the day on which three Israeli teens were abducted and murdered by Hamas terrorists.

At least 80 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel within 24 hours on Monday, July 27, with air raid sirens sounding throughout Monday night in southern Israel including the city of Ofakim and the Merhavim region. According to the IDF, 11 of the 80 rockets were shot down by Iron Dome system. The IDF spokesperson also stated that Hamas was responsible for launching a large majority of the rockets.

Thousands of Israelis in the south spent the night in bomb shelters. A number of Israeli radio stations from Tel Aviv and central Israel to Beer Sheva, Ashkelon, Ashdod and even the Arava region broadcasted the rocket sirens overnight. This way, people who chose to sleep in their own beds instead of protected rooms were able to sleep in between the warning sirens and running for shelter.

A Hamas twitter account stated that the “mission” of the rockets was to shatter the calm and security of Israelis in retaliation to Israel targeting terrorist infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.

Over 25 rockets targeted Israeli communities along the Gaza border on Sunday July 6, striking Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council and Sderot.

The Gaza rockets have injured Israelis, damaging homes, property and cars including a nursery room in Sderot on July 3 and burned down two factories to the ground in Sderot on June 28.

Palestinian terrorists have also carried out cross-border attacks from Gaza with a terrorist armed with a grenade infiltrating an Israeli village on June 22.

Meanwhile, the IDF Home Front Command announced on Monday that all summer camps and school-related activities including tests held at schools located within 40 kilometers of the Gaza Strip would be cancelled due to the threat of rocket fire. In addition, the IDF Home Front Command also limited groups of people gathering in the region to no more than 300 people at a time.

Yaakov Amidror, the National Security Adviser to the Israeli Prime Minister stated that Hamas holds “about 10,000 rockets” and told Israel Channel 2 that Israelis “may be in for many more nights of rocket attacks but Hamas “does not have any kind of game-changing Doomsday weapon.”

The Israeli Air Force has struck multiple terror targets in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday morning since the IDF announced the launching of Operation Protective Edge (“Tzuk Eitan” in Hebrew). The IDF spokesperson stated the early hours of Tuesday morning that “the IDF has commenced Operation Protective Edge in Gaza against Hamas in order to stop the terror that Israel’s citizens face on a daily basis and to restore quiet to Israel’s border.”

About the Author: Anav Silverman is a regular contributor to Tazpit News Agency.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

7 Responses to “Over 450 Gaza Rockets Fired at Israel Since January”

  1. I hope Hamas will finally be defeated.

  2. I hope Hamas will finally be defeated.

  3. Zak Klein says:

    Absolutely horrible.

  4. Zak Klein says:

    Absolutely horrible.

  5. Gene Strong says:

    Netanyahu must wipe out Hamas or resign.

  6. Gene Strong says:

    Netanyahu must wipe out Hamas or resign.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
IDF map of terrorist tunnels that were found near Israeli communities near the Gaza border, identified and mapped. July 27, 2014. These were destroyed by the IDF. Residents fear there are more that have yet to be uncovered.
Gaza Belt Communities Fear Lack of Security, IDF Pullout
Latest News Stories
IDF map of terrorist tunnels that were found near Israeli communities near the Gaza border, identified and mapped. July 27, 2014. These were destroyed by the IDF. Residents fear there are more that have yet to be uncovered.

Residents of Gaza Belt communities were furious and worried on the first day of school to find no one at the guard posts.

Egged Bus No. 161, which travels through the Etzion bloc, attacked by Arabs near Beitar junction on Sept. 1, 2014.

Arab terror gangs have again attacked Israeli travelers over the past few hours on main arteries around Jerusalem.

Economics Minister and Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett

Minister Bennett praised the government in a visit to Gush Etzion for its decision to answer terror with Jewish expansion.

The International Criminal Court building in the Hague, the Netherlands.

The International Criminal Court at The Hague has no jurisdiction over Gaza or anywhere else in the PA — yet.

Jerusalem Arabs attacked the Light Rail train Monday morning as it passed through the northern Arab neighborhood of Shuafat.

Arab media claim the US is again pressuring Israel to restart final status talks with the Palestinian Authority.

The Obama administration has sharply condemned the Israeli government’s decision Sunday to designate a lot in Gush Etzion as state land.

What is interesting is the latest reason the Arabs are rioting…

A mortar launched from Syria landed inside an Israeli agricultural area, close to 9am.

Assad and the rebels are fighting again for control over the crossing with Israel.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, boys like their toys. In this case, the boy is Israeli President Ruby Rivlin sitting in a fighter jet in the Tel Nof Air Force base. Vrrmmmm, whoosh, boom…

Jews seeking to shame Netanyahu into enforcing the Apartheid Green Line so as not to anger the UNGA are shameful.

Lady Gaga once again defies the BDSers and will appear in Tel Aviv on Sept. 13.

It’s only taken 12 years, but Jerusalem may once again have a Chief Rabbi…

The US embassy was taken over… so was the embassy’s pool.

Jewish Home leader blocks exhibition of dead bodies citing Jewish tradition to honor the dead; NIF objects.

More Articles from Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency
Engineering Corp soldier looking down a Palestinian-dug tunnel.

Hamas recently indicated to international press that it would continue building up its underground network while restocking arsenal, rockets and other weaponry

Shahar Shalev

“We are in vital need of men aged 18-60 who are willing to donate platelets.”

Israel continues to provide humanitarian assistance to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip no matter if Hamas is in a state of war or truce against the Jewish state.

A contingent of New York government officials and businessmen are spending three days in Israel on a unity visit this week.

The presence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has begun to grow in the Gaza Strip, with both the PA and Israel convinced that followers of ISIS in Gaza have been responsible for some of the rocket attacks on Israel.

BGU Researchers Discover New Computerized Method to Profile Personalities of Political Leaders

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/over-450-gaza-rockets-fired-at-israel-since-january/2014/07/08/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: