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October 1, 2016 / 28 Elul, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Alert’

UPDATE: Gaza Qassam Rocket Badly Damages Sderot Kindergarten

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

A Sderot kindergarten building was badly damaged and two Israelis were treated for shock late Friday night after Gaza terrorists launched a Qassam rocket attack at the southern Israeli city.

About 15 seconds after residents were awakened by the wail of the Red Alert rocket alert, the “boom!” that comes with a rocket impact was heard — and felt — in the Gaza Belt city.

Families in Sderot and the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council district, and in Sapir College were forced to “wake up and run” for safe spaces late Friday night when the siren activated at 11 pm.

The rocket landed just a few seconds later.

Although religious observant families were wrapping up the Sabbath night meals and getting ready for bed at the time, many other secular Jews with young children were already fast asleep. Parents were forced to tear their children from beds to make a run for the bomb shelters — an exercise that has become second nature to many, and which triggers a flood of fear in too many more.

The kindergarten building that sustained a direct hit — badly damaged — was empty at the time, and no one was physically injured in the attack.

But medics from the Magen David Adom emergency medical response service treated two people who were near the impact site, both for shock.

Police units were deployed to the scene.

At the time of this writing — prior to the start of the Sabbath in New York — officers were ordered to remain on site.

damaged kindergarten in Sderot

Hana Levi Julian

Rocket Alert – Gaza Border Communities (False Alarm)

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

A rocket alert went off for two Gaza border communities at 2:46 PM.

The IDF says the alarm was a “false alarm” which means the Red Alert should not have gone off, either because there was no launch, or because what was launched was not going to land in Israel.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Rocket Alert Near Gaza Border

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

A rocket alert went off at 5:54 PM in Nachal Oz / Shaar HaNegev area, near the Gaza Border.

It is still unclear if a rocket was launched or not, and if so where it landed. No injuries or damage have been reported.

Approximately an hour earlier, Hamas launched 2 test rockets into the sea from the former location of Gush Katif.

Jewish Press News Briefs

US, Western Nations, Issue Holiday Alerts for Beijing

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

The United States, UK, Australian and French embassies in China have all issued alerts to their citizens and staff in Beijing, telling them to be extra vigilant this holiday season.

The heightened state of alert was particularly aimed at the Sanlitun district, a popular shopping district featuring high-end stores and restaurants.

The U.S. embassy said it had “received information of possible threats” targeting the district, home to many of the embassies, around December 25.

Beijing police have also reinforced their presence at shopping malls around the city. However, the city’s Public Security Bureau explained the extra security came in response to increased traffic at the commercial centers during the holiday season.

In a statement on their official microblog Beijing police said they issued a “yellow” security alert for Christmas and New Year, the second lowest level, Reuters reported. The alert was focused on areas like malls, which are likely to see more people visiting during the festivities. “Beijing police are planning ahead and taking many measures … to ensure good public order,” it said.

Hana Levi Julian

Air Fields in Northern Israel, Golan Hts on Alert After Attack

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Air fields in northern Israel, including the Haifa airport, were partially shut down Wednesday in response to an attack by Hezbollah on Israel’s northern border earlier in the day.

Israeli airlines will continue flights, but private flights have been temporarily banned.

Two soldiers were killed, seven others were wounded and a civilian home was destroyed in the multi-prong attack.

The home destroyed was in Ghajar, a small Druze town on the Lebanese border. The town was placed on lockdown following the missile attack and ordered to remain in sheltered rooms in case of further attacks. Movement into or out of the town was prohibited.

In addition, the northern part of the Golan Heights has been declared a temporary closed military zone. The region from Dafna to Mas’ade is closed to civilians until noon Thursday.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Mount Hermon Ski Resort Reopens After Rocket Attack

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

After a day in which a double rocket attack sent security and military officials to evacuate nearly a thousand people, visitors are being invited to return to the Mount Hermon Ski Resort site.

The decision came in the wake of a security assessment by the IDF and managers of the ski resort. The site was closed for most of the day Tuesday after Code Red rocket alert sirens sounded throughout the Israeli side of the Golan Heights.

Both rockets fired from Syria landed in open areas, reportedly causing no property damage and no injury to civilians. The IDF returned artillery fire to the source of the attack and said it identified “a direct hit.”

A senior Israeli security source told reporters that the Iranian-backed Lebanese Hezbollah terror organization was behind the attack.

Hezbollah has been fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces against rebel factions in the ongoing civil war taking place in the north.

Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that “Israel regards with severity the attack today from Syrian territory.

“Those who play with fire get burned,” he warned.

Hana Levi Julian

False Alarm in Southern Israel, Real Rocket Fire in North

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Residents of Gaza Belt communities in southern Israel once again raced in a mad dash for their bomb shelters when a Code Red rocket alert siren activated Monday at midday.

The siren sounded in Netiv Ha’Asara, Yad Mordechai and along the Mediterranean coast in the city of Ashkelon.

It was initially believed to be a false alarm, then later reported as a rocket fired at Israel that had fallen short, landing within Gaza territory.

Ultimately, it now appears that it really was a false alarm — but at the end of the day, it’s not clear because numerous jets were heard to scramble overhead, flying south.

Also in Karnei Shomron, Home Front Command apparently scheduled a test Monday morning for the Code Red incoming rocket alert system, but didn’t bother to inform residents about the drill. Talk about really bad timing.

In the north, the IDF has cleared for publication that early Monday morning a “stray rocket” landed in Israeli territory after being fired from the Quneitra border crossing in Syria.

The rocket exploded in an open area. No one was physically injured in the incident. According to the report, fighting on the Syrian side of the border has been “particularly intense” throughout the day.

Hana Levi Julian

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