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Grad Hits Ashkelon School

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Reports indicate that a Grad rocket has hit a children’s school in Ashkelon.  No injuries were reported.

The population of Ashkelon is estimated around 110,000 people.

The 122 mm Grad rockets used in Gaza have a range of about 25 miles, and can reach the cities of Ashdod, Beer-Sheva, Ashkelon, Gedera, Rehovot, Ofakim, Kiryat Gat, Sderot, Kiryat Malachi and Gan Yavne.  Most of the rockets are made in Iran, but some are made in China.  They are believed to be smuggled in through Egypt.

Car Blown Up in Gan Yavneh — by Criminals

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Crime must go on, even during a time of war in Israel. This morning, the residents of the town of Gan Yavneh, not far from Ashdod and well within the range of Gazan rockets, woke up to the sound of a loud explosion. An EMT unit rushed to the area and discovered a car that had been blown up, most likely by local criminals. The driver was critically injured and died at the scene despite attempts to revive him.

UPDATE: Israeli attacked near Kiryat Arba Transported to Hadassah

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

11:13 PM  An Israeli was injured in rock attack near Kiryat Arba. He was transported to Hadassah Hospital, unconscious with a severe head injury.

The number of rock and firebomb attacks in Judea and Samaria has been very high on Sunday.

9:03 PM In response to increasing tensions in the Middle East, New York police increase security on Synagogues in the city.

8:50 PM El-Al giving major discounts to Israelis overseas who receive emergency call up orders.

7:25 PM Iron Dome systems knock down missiles over Gush Dan/Tel Aviv area. Sirens send residents running to shelters.

6:20 PM: Hamas operator killed along with his family by Israeli rocket. This brings the overall death toll in Gaza since the start of Pillar of defense to 66.

6:12 PM Ben Gurion university in Be’er Sheva will remain closed tomorrow.

6:10 PM IDF has hit 50 terror infrastructure spots in the Gaza strip today.

5:39 PM: Gaza City is in partial darkness this evening. There’s no telling whether the electric power was cut by the Hamas or by Israel.

5:25 PM: Over the course of the day, the IDF has targeted over 50 terror sites throughout the Gaza Strip, including under-ground rocket launching sites and terror tunnels, inflicting severe damage to the rocket launching capabilities of terror organizations operating in the Gaza Strip. Furthermore, the IDF targeted Hamas’ operational communication infrastructures in the northern Gaza Strip, which are used for issuing orders to operatives as well as the spreading of propaganda. In addition, the IDF targeted a launching site, from which a rocket was fired towards the city of Tel Aviv, as well as several Hamas-affiliated terrorist squads. (IDF)

5:20 PM: IDF artillery fire hitting the Gaza Strip

5:00 PM Air raid siren in S’dot Negev.

4:56 PM  4 rockets land in Eshkol region, no reports of injuries.

4:46 PM Once more, Israeli press talking about representatives going to Cairo to discuss a cease fire. UPDATE: Both Defense Minister Barak and Foreign Minister Liberman say there will be no talking while rockets falling.

4:44 PM Rockets fired at S’derot and Sha’ar HaNegev.

4:29 PM Preliminary reports: 4 wounded, one seriously, one moderately in the Ofakim region. UPDATE: 2 seriously wounded. Rocket hit next to car.
UPDATE: 5 wounded, 2 adults and 2 year old daughter were in a car and two passersby.

4:18 PM Sirens going off in S’dot Negev and Sha’ar HaNegev. 7 rockets fired. Most fall in open areas.

4:05 PM Channel 2 TV reports that a car near Ofakim was hit by a rocket, and there are 4 wounded; 2 moderately, 2 lightly.

4:04 PM US Ambassador to Israel, Dan Schapiro met with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and reviewed the new Iron Dome (5th installation) protecting Greater Tel-Aviv and promised another 300 Million Dollars — for their to be a total of 13 Iron Dome installations.  (source)

3:56 PM Reports of rocket strike in Negev area. MDA forces responding.

3:13 PM Air Raid sirens in Eshkol region
 
3:10 PM In a lightening fast operation, the IDF Homefront command fixed a number of sirens in Central Israel that were not working well over the past few days. 

3:04 PM Air Raid Sirens in Eshkol region

2:46 PM Video of Iron Dome taking out GRAD rockets less than an hour ago.



2:45 PM Two GRAD rockets taken out by Iron Dome (fired at Ashdod area

2:21 PM Direct hit on a house in Ashkelon….no injuries.

2:15 PM Reports that the last barrage of rockets towards Ashdod and area was over 15 rockets in one shot. 

2:10 PM Air Raid Sirens as another rocket barrage is headed for Ashkelon.

2:05 PM Another rocket hits Ashdod.  Forces responding to 2 locations.

2:02 PM Iron Dome working overtime to take out Grad rocket strike on Ashdod and area….

2:01 PM Another Air Raid Siren in Ashdod….GRAD rocket lands in Ashdod…forces responding.

1:44 PM Notice to Ashdod residents. IDF sappers are going to explode a fallen rocket soon. If you hear a boom, its a controlled explosion.

1:40 PM 3 rockets land in Beer Sheva. No Injuries.

1:26 PM Air Raid Sirens in Beer Sheva area. 

1:23 PM IDF dropping leaflets into Gaza: Important Message to Gaza Strip residents: Hamas is playing with fire and endangering your lives for naught.  The IDF is proceeding to the next phase. For your own safety, we ask you to adhere to our instructions and distance yourselves from Hamas operatives and infrastructure.  Sincerely, THE IDF.

1:21 PM Israeli Government meeting to decide on IDF ground incursion (Udi Segal, Channel 1 TV) 

1:14 PM Reports of a direct hit in Sederot.  Unconfirmed, as MDA and Homefront command responds.

1:04 PM Another barrage of rockets over Southern Israel for the past 15 minutes

12:26 PM IDFSPOX: Rocket fell in Ashkelon near a nursery school.

12:15 PM Siren in Ashdod.

12:08 PM Syria claims IDF killed 3 Syrian soldiers, after IDF shot back at Syrian army position that shot at them on Saturday night.

11:59 PM Ashkelon Beach

11:47 AM IDF takes out launch team that shot at Tel Aviv

11:34 AM Serious injury in Shaar Hanegev from Rocket

11:20 AM Sirens going off in S’derot

11:15 AM Two more rockets shot down over Ashdod.

11:13 AM Rocket fell a short time ago in Ashkelon causing minor damage to a building. More sirens sounding there now.

11:04 AM Sirens in Gan Yavne and Gadera. Also Nitzanim, Beni Aiyish, Chatzor, Ashdod, Iron Dome knocking down rockets.

11:01 AM Two wounded lightly after hit building courtyard in Ashkelon. Car damaged by rocket parts crashing down in Holon.

10:48 AM Warning sirens in Holon, Ashdod. Rocket lands in Ashdod, security forces on their way.

10:39 AM Air raid sirens in Rishon L’Tzion, Givatayim, Gan Raveh.

10:33 AM: Iron Dome intercepted two rockets fired at Tel Aviv.

10:32 AM: Sirens in Tel Aviv, Rishon L’Tzion, Givatayim and Ramat Gan.

10:31 AM: A volley of Rockets fired at Regional Counsil Eshkol, one lands inside a village.

10:30 AM:  Iron Dome intercepted two rockets over Ashdod.

10:29 AM:  Sirens in Ashdod and Ashkelon.

10:20 AM: Kerem Shalom crossing in the southern Gaza Strip has opened and trucks carrying medicine and food are moving into into Gaza City.

10:29 AM  Hamas: Using human shields is our policy.

10:26 AM Conflicting reports: High ranking Hamas member – Cease fire within a day or two. High ranking Israeli parliamentarian - We’re not stopping anytime soon.

10:18 AM IDF has, in principle, authorized plans for entry of ground troops into Gaza.

10:17 AM 3 rockets knocked down over Ashdod.

10:05 AM Siren in Ashdod

10:00 AM Most rockets from Northern Gaza.

A number of countries have expressed interest in buying Iron Dome systems.

Islamic Jihad #2 says, “From the first rocket to the last bullet, everything we have is from Iran.”  (Galei Tzahal)

9:56 AM Mortar land inside community near Gaza. Shrapnel damage to building. No injuries.

9:55 AM Rocket fell in Be’er Tuvia region. Open area. No injuries.

9:51 AM ALL the rockets landed in open areas from the massive barrage!

New Alert in Shaar haNegev

9:45 AM 2 rockets taken out by Iron Dome  over Ashdod.

9:42 AM MASSIVE rocket barrage on its way to southern Israel, all along Gaza region, over 40 areas listed. Iron Dome Responding

9:32 AM Eshkol Region Siren

8:38 AM: A Grad rocket hit a residential building in Ashkelon, one resident injured. A second missile hit a car in the city, and two rockets landed in open areas out of town.

8:02 AM: Two rockets fell and exploded in an open area in the Regional Council Eshkol.

7:08 AM: Overnight, IAF aircraft targeted dozens of underground rocket launchers, causing severe damage to the rocket launching capabilities of Hamas and other terror organizations.

A short while ago, two sites in the northern Gaza Strip were targeted: Saraya – a Hamas primary training base and command center – and a communications antenna used by Hamas to carry out terror activity against the State of Israel. A number of training bases owned by Hamas were also targeted throughout the Gaza Strip. Additionally, Israeli Navy soldiers targeted terror sites on the northern Gaza shoreline.

The sites that were targeted were positively identified by precise intelligence over the course of months.

6:50 AM Sunday Morning Update

Shimon Ben-Hamu (23), a resident of Tekoa was killed on Saturday night when his car was hit by a large rock thrown at his car. Ben-Hamu lost control, the car overturned, and he was killed. (HNN)

After midnight, Israel saw a noticeably visible decrease in rockets shot from Gaza. While Israel continues to hit terrorist sites, some air attacks were called off due to the presence of too many civilians above the terror target sites (human shields). We are not yet speculating as to the reasons why Hamas fired less missiles overnight.

The Palestinian appealed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and asked him to stop the Israel attacks, saying Israel was in violation of the Geneva convention.

Gazans are reportedly terrified of an Israeli ground invasion, and many have picked up and moved to the center of Gaza.

There are unconfirmed reports that some of the journalists that Hamas took as Human Shields may have been injured in an IAF strike. This is  still unconfirmed and will be updated as soon as we know more.

Rumors continue to fly about a possible Cease-Fire. Netanyahu denies the rumor is true.

12:39 AM (Sunday) Shooting attack at IDF forces from Syria in the Golan Heights near Tel-Chazeka. No injuries to IDF forces, which returned fire.

 

8:25 PM Gaza Update

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

8:21 PM IDF Spokesman confirms, Defense Minister green lights calling up 30,000 reservists.

8:19 PM Direct hit on house in Be’er Sheva. No injuries reported.

8:16 PM 5 rockets shots down by Iron Dome system over Be’er Sheva.

8:14 PM Rockets landing near Kiryat Melachi during funeral of Mira Sharf HY”D and Aaron Semadje HY”D.

8:10 PM Explosions over Ashkelon. More rockets fired at Be’er Sheva, Benei Shimon and Ramat Negev.

8:09 PM Watching Rothschild Blvd in Tel Aviv during air raid siren.

8:08 PM Shooting attack on IDF jeep near Kalkilya, no injuries.

8:07 PM Rocket explosions heard around Ashdod. No confirmation of rockets landing or Iron Dome.

8:05 PM Palestians from Gaza shooting at Army vehicles on Israeli side of border. 

8:03 PM More sirens in Ashdod, Kiryat Melachi, Be’er Tovia, Yavneh, Ashkelon Beach and Yoav. 

7:54 PM Sirens now in Be’er Tovia, Ashkelon, Shafir, Kiriyat Melachi.

Gaza Launching Long-Range Rockets Northward

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Hamas claimed that they launched 2 Fajr (long-range) rockets at Tel Aviv at 9:30AM.

Israel Channel 2 says that it is now believed that recently intercepted rockets over Ashdod were of the long-range variety.

Rockets Hit Ashdod

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

9:29 AM Rockets landing in Ashdod. Sirens sounding throughout the city.

5 Minute Rocket Update: 3 Dead, Multiple Cities Hit

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

9:08 AM 2 women, 1 man killed in Kiryat Melachi strike. Baby moderately wounded. Dozens being treated for shell shock.

9:05 AM In the past 5 minutes, 4 barrages of rocket attacks on Ashdod.

House in  Kiryat Gat hit. No injuries reported.

IDF expresses concern that as the day goes by, rocket attacks will intensify.

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