web analytics
April 1, 2015 / 12 Nisan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Video: Cease Fire More Hope than Reality as 3 Rockets Hit Israel Thursday

Compilation of Rocket Attack Filmed by Civilians

Compilation of Rocket Attack Filmed by Civilians
Photo Credit: idfnadesk

The cease fire which was supposedly declared last Tuesday morning remains more wishful thinking than an actual cessation of violence. Or perhaps, as some experts have said, this is the Islamic Jihad’s new style of hurting Israel, delivering the cuts of a thousand knives in groups of only three a day, to make any serious IDF reaction appear “disproportionate.”

Thursday night saw another successful response of the Iron Dome system, which intercepted a Grad rocket fired at Ashdod, after the town the alarm had sounded. Some time later, two rockets exploded in open areas, one in the Eshkol Regional Council and the other in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council. There were no injuries or damage.

On Thursday morning another Grad was intercepted over Beer Sheva and another rocket exploded in an open area near Netivot, just 200 meters from a school.

Some public schools were suspended in southern towns, but most were told to open, only to be closed down mid-morning, following the sirens. Parents were called at home and at work in many municipalities, and asked to come pick up their children.

The Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported that Israeli helicopters opened fire on a farmland in the Sheikh Ajlen area west of Gaza City late Thursday. No injuries were reported.

The IDF Spokesperson’s office posted an entry on its blog Thursday, dealing with “one of the most popular yet misleading arguments made during the escalation is that Israel was not actually under attack, as proven by the low number of Israeli casualties.”

According to the entry, which proceeds to describe various methods Israel has been using to prevent the horrendous results which could have happened, God forbid, the question on the average person in the West is, “If Gaza was truly a threat, there would be more Israeli casualties. Just like there were in Gaza.”

Well, the truth of the matter is that “during the recent escalation, more than 200 rockets were fired from Gaza, with clear intentions of hurting the Israeli population. Each of these rockets, though indeed primitive, has the capability of killing bystanders and causing severe damage.”

But unlike the Gazan authorities, Israel has been investing many millions and a great deal of coordinated efforts in keeping the damage to a minimum.

Still, as was seen in the Second Lebanon War, as soon as the rate of rocket fire becomes truly massive, even Israel’s ability to intercept all of them begins to decline. Which is why the IDF and Israel’s government are weighing a massive attack on the sources of terrorist violence with the knowledge that such an attack could unleash a torrent of rockets flying simultaneously which would prove difficult to block perfectly.

Even during the last weekend’s attacks, the Iron Dome’s success rate was “only” around 85% according to news sources, and several civilian areas suffered hits.

About the Author:


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.

No Responses to “Video: Cease Fire More Hope than Reality as 3 Rockets Hit Israel Thursday”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
PM Netanyahu
Netanyahu Attacks the Iran Nuclear Deal as “Unconscionable” [video]
Latest News Stories
Missing Seder Table

A table was set up in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square for all the Israelis who have gone missing.

They chatted a bit, Boehner congratulated Netanyahu on his election victory, and then the two went for lunch.

PM Netanyahu

As Iranian general calls for Israel’s destruction, P5+1 talks on concessions to Iran continue.

Anti-Semitism comes with a high price.

Belgian insurance companies refuse to insure Jewish kindergartens due to the risk of anti-Semitic attacks.

France has left the US-led nuclear talks with Iran in Lausanne, saying it will return when it is ‘useful.’

Obama finally stops punishing Egypt for overthrowing the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi

The IDF will have hard choices to make in the next war with Hezbollah.

Chaim Topol, has been awarded the Israel Prize for lifetime achievement.

The Knesset opening session was buzzing with new faces, as 39 new Members of Knesset joined their veteran colleagues in the swearing in ceremony.

The Temple Institute renacted the entire Pesach sacrifice ceremony.

“On days like today we want these children to feel the joy that any normal child experiences on their bar mitzvah.”

A family. 7 Children. An indescribable tragedy. How do they go on? How do we react? And what lessons are we supposed to learn?

More than 40 refugees were killed in a Saudi-led air strike while PA office accuses Israel crime by building homes.

The military implicitly admits to having improperly allowed a missionary group to indoctrinate soldiers.

Talks are likely to extend beyond Obama’s self-imposed deadline that he had said he won’t change.

More Articles from Jacob Edelist
F130210FFMS04

“Over-exposure of security and intelligence activities may seriously harm state security.”

Handle of a footed marble basin decorated with Seilenoi heads, the 1st century BCE.

Lionized as “the greatest builder in human history,” King Herod was also demonized for his cruelty and his shady religious origins.

“We expect continued firing of hundreds of rockets in the coming days.”

The plan is to stagger their recruitment, to allow IDF manpower officials to study the process.

Hamas called the meeting to try and avoid further casualties.

Some of the supervised, ‘bug-free,’ leafy vegetable growers are using higher levels of pesticides than allowed by Health Ministry standards.

Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Sunday that Iran has in its possession UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) which are far more advanced than the one which the Hezbollah recently sent into Israel.

Last Sunday, Netanyahu told Likud ministers he plans on adopting part of the report without relating to broad legal interpretations, to avoid international criticism. Still, the proposal will add legal flexibility and remove bureaucratic obstacles, making Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria considerably easier.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/video-cease-fire-more-hope-than-reality-as-3-rockets-hit-israel-thursday/2012/03/16/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: