web analytics
April 23, 2014 / 23 Nisan, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Spa 1.2 Combining Modern Living in Traditional Jerusalem

A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.



Two Rockets Hit During Sharon’s Funeral

Iron Dome

Photo Credit: Flash90

Share Button

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.

Share Button

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.


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.

Leave a comment (Select your commenting platform)

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. AC Stubbs says:

    What victory. He won everytime

  20. 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’…

  21. 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.

  22. 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).

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...
Current Top Story
Putin-Obama Meme 1
Egypt Signing Unprecedented $3 Billion MiG-35 Deal with Russia
Latest News Stories
Rav Ovadia Yosef and Rav Amar.

Attacks against former Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar get as petty as which robe he is wearing, and when he is running his Lag B’Omer bonfire.

MIG-35
 
MiG-35
30

The picture above is of a Russian MiG-35. It is Russia’s most advanced fighter jet. Reports say that Israel’s neighbors to the south will be getting 24 of them. In case you see one flying overhead, now you’ll know what it is.

A Holocaust memorial and the grave of the brother of the late Lubavitcher rebbe were vandalized in Ukraine, amid a string of anti-Semitic attacks in the country.

Bashar Assad will be running for president of Syria again…

This massive Russian-Egyptian arms deal is a slap in the face for President Obama and his failed foreign policy.

It is no wonder that Marionville is ”the home of the white squirrels.” Black ones wouldn’t stand a chance, forget about Jewish ones.

Jordan’s foreign minister summoned the Israeli ambassador to protest what it called Israel’s “violations” on the Temple Mount. The Jordanian government told Ambassador Daniel Nevo that recent clashes between Muslim worshippers and Israeli soldiers on the Temple Mount a violation of the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan. The Temple Mount was closed to visitors […]

The chisel was found along with a gold bell that may have been on the clothes of the High Priest.

The IDF has announced it will begin to offer Israeli Christians the chance to enlist in Israel’s army.

A special unit in the Israeli army comprised solely of Bedouin trackers is keeping Israel’s northern border safe.

The United States has announced it possesses evidence the Syrian government is using chemical weapons against its own civilians.

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

Chabad.org interviews Nikolayev ‘s chief rabbi on the firebomb attack in the Ukraine. Here is an excerpt…

The US Supreme Court has agreed to examine the question as to whether or not an American citizen born in Jerusalem can have “Israel” listed on his (or her) passport as their country of birth.

No, not Mahna Mahna. Mimouna. Mimouna is a Moroccan celebration of Chametz that takes place right after Pesach ends (which it did tonight). It’s become very popular in Israel, especially among political leaders, as participating in a Mimouna makes you more part of the “Amcha” (the every-day folk). It’s estimated (according to Wikipedia, at least) […]

Carole Zabar, longtime supporter of BDS promoters, is now in a pickle – Zabar’s is a BDS target.

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs

Bashar Assad will be running for president of Syria again…

The IDF has announced it will begin to offer Israeli Christians the chance to enlist in Israel’s army.

The United States has announced it possesses evidence the Syrian government is using chemical weapons against its own civilians.

Chabad.org interviews Nikolayev ‘s chief rabbi on the firebomb attack in the Ukraine. Here is an excerpt…

The US Supreme Court has agreed to examine the question as to whether or not an American citizen born in Jerusalem can have “Israel” listed on his (or her) passport as their country of birth.

Anti-semitic attacks have escalated with the firebombing of a synagogue in the Ukraine. Watch the video of the attack…

On Friday afternoon, Syrian fighter jets hit opposition/rebel targets and villages on the Syrian side of the Ramat HaGolan (Golan Heights), in the Quneitra region. Large pillars of smoke are seen rising from struck areas. Quneitra is the site of an official crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan. IAF jets were sent out […]

Following intelligence reports of further expected Arab rioting and violence on the Temple Mount today, the police have placed restrictions on Muslim entry to the Jewish holy site, according to a report on Arutz-7. Entry will be limited to Muslims over the age of 50, and women, also they must be Israeli citizens or residency […]

    Latest Poll

    Now that Kerry's "Peace Talks" are apparently over, are you...?







    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/two-mortars-hit-during-sharons-funeral/2014/01/13/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: