Photo Credit: Flash 90

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.

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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 COMMENTS

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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