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Two Rockets Hit During Sharon’s Funeral

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Despite our report earlier that the IAF and Shabak were taking extra precautions to prevent any rocket attacks during Sharon’s funeral, the IAF and Shabak failed at their mission.

Two rockets were launched from Gaza towards the end of the funeral at around 4 pm. The rockets hit in an open area outside of Sederot, which is halfway between Gaza and the Sycamore Ranch where Sharon’s funeral was being held.

The Red Alert did not go off because the Iron Dome system determined that the mortars were going to hit in an open area.

But participants at the funeral didn’t need to hear the Red Alert to know that projectiles were launched in their direction from Gaza, they all heard the explosions when the mortars struck ground.

Senior government officials and foreign dignitaries had already left when the rockets hit.

No one was injured in the attack.

At 4:45 PM a third Hamas rocket blew up in its launcher as it was being launched.

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26 Responses to “Two Rockets Hit During Sharon’s Funeral”

  1. They will pay for it(LATER).

  2. Just the pitiful efforts of a defiant and defeated enemy to say 'goodbye' to their conqueror….

  3. Denotchka says:

    YIKES! That’s not cool, but thank G-d it hit in an open area and not where everybody was. I find myself wondering about a few things, but I’m definitely praying for Ariel’s family.

  4. Miriam Goodman says:

    Please do not make matters worse..Your headline is not true….the funeral was over for half an hour when the rockets were fired. All the dignitaries were gone… The IDF and other security personal did their job beautifully!

  5. Alan Kardon says:

    Love the final sentence (At 4:45 PM a third Hamas rocket blew up in its launcher as it was being launched). Hope to hear this more often.

  6. I’m Not Surprised. I would have been if they hadn’t. PEACEFUL PALESTINIANS!!!

  7. from the land he gave to them to keep peace…

  8. Ronny Mol says:

    So much for the leftist approach of a 2 state solution. If a funeral is NOT off limits to rocket attacks with the Oslo accords then what is?

  9. It sounds like Hamas were trying to fire a salute to a great leader, fearless soldier and a conqueror – but they messed up and blew up their own launcher. Shame!

  10. Ann Stacy says:

    My wish would be that all the foreign dignitaries had been there to hear the explosions….let them see first hand what is really happening so very often,

  11. Joe Borsini says:

    Now you know why they waited for all the foreign diplomats to leave so that they couldn't say that they were under fire , very well planned out and perfect timing too ! ! ! (they must have been "lucky")

  12. Anonymous says:

    In Sharon's memory, it's time to rid Gaza of its rockets and other arms. with or without the expediters and perhaps with their enablers.

  13. It is a shame that the foreign dignitaries had left before the rockets hit. They really should experience first hand living with our peace partner.

  14. they want peace right- every piece of Israel…

  15. Hope that 3rd Mortar Rocket that blew took some Islamists with it,

  16. Attacks on Funerals and services for opponents , has long been an Evil Tactic of the Islamists. PA, Hamas, Hezbollah, all haters and bestial.

  17. It's time to remind them that it is the same distance from here to there as it is from there to here!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Sharon's legacy, even in death the Hamasniks want to remind us of their victory over him

  19. Anonymous says:

    The legacy of Sharon- the islamic militant state of Gaza. And the 10,000 forsaken Jews who are homeless and jobless still, dodging missiles in the south, living in tin cans. Great legacy.

  20. AC Stubbs says:

    What victory. He won everytime

  21. Ron Pearson says:

    Because they COULD. If the man being buried had been PM at this moment, there would have been hell to pay for that little ‘show’…

  22. Dan Silagi says:

    I totally argree with the late, great Arik that the IDF should not be in the business of protecting settler extremists who want to live in the tiger's cage. On the other hand, the IDF should be very much in the business of protecting Israelis in Israel proper from terrorist attacks. Had Sharon remained functional, that would have been Job No. 1 for him. The attacks on him from the extremists are dead wrong, and disgraceful.

    That being said, I would be very much in favor of sweeping out all the terrorists from Gaza. The IDF and the Mossad knows exactly who they are Let the BDS rectal orifices, the Richard Silversteins and Richard Falks of the world, shrei, cry, and render their shirts. It's time to break out the Iron Broom to work with the Iron Dome – and the Iron Drone.

  23. little wonder israel is on the defense 24/7 …the oponents surrounding never miss a step to stick a finger in israel's eye …very sad to live in such threatening circumstances… take a look at some other countries living such miserable circumstances; some bring it upon themselves without external help (vis:Belgium).

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