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Live Report: 3 Soldiers Injured. Latest Rocket Updates

Friday, November 16th, 2012

3:46 PM Sirens sounding in Ashdod.

3:39 PM As of 3:30 PM today, the IDF Iron Dome system has knocked out 184 Gazan rockets, with a 87% successful it rate!

3:37 PM Ehud Yaari from Channel 2 TV: Traffic jam of IAF Fighter jets awaiting to bomb terror targets in Gaza. 

3:23 PM Reports from Gaza that IDF is firing on a motorcylce

3:17 PM England says Israel will “lose support” if a ground incursion into Gaza takes place.  Thanks, send our regards to Her Majesty.

3:09 PM Israeli Member of Knesset Zahava Galon (Meretz) says Israel must immediately start negotiating with Hamas. 

3:04 PM The house damaged in Beer Tuvia was hit by a fragment of a Iron Dome rocket, which blew into the home’s living room of the house through the ceiling. No family members were home at the time and no one was injured.  There is damage to the home.

3:03 PM IDF Radio: Weekend weather is going to be hotter and dryer than usual for this season.

2:59 PM Air Raid Sirens in communities south of Ashdod.

2:59 PM IDF has hit over 30 targets in Gaza in the past hour. 

2:54 PM Cleared for publication by IDF censor:  3 Wounded before in Eshkol rocket attack are IDF soldiers.   1 wounded moderately, 2 lightly wounded.

2:46 PM IDF reports that 510 rockets fired at Israel since the beginning of the operation; only 26 of them have hit Israeli communities.

2:46 PM Reports of a direct strike on a home in the Beer Tuvia region; no injuries.

2:43 PM Israeli police dealing with Arab rioters in Jerusalem’s Abu-Dis and Ras Al-Amud nieghboohd. No injuires reported.

2:38 PM Israeli President Shimon Peres: “No one doubts the justification of this operation, We cannot abandon women and children to the insanity of Hamas”.

2:58: 3 soldiers were injured from a rocket that fell in the Eshkol Regional Council. They were flown to Soroka medical center in Beer Sheva.

2:48: 570 rockets fired since the start of Amud Anan, according to the IDF. Only 26 fell in residential areas. In the same time period, the IAF attacked 500 pre-selected targets in Gaza.

2:45: Shock in Ashdod, Grad rockets injure 15 civilians.

2:42: Missiles fired from Gaza at the Regional Council Beer Tuvia. Damage to property.

2:33 PM Arabs throwing rocks in Ras Al Amud neighborhood of Jerusalem in response to IDF Airstirkes on Gaza.

2:37: Target bombed in downtown Gaza. Smoke rising.

2:36: Another rocket lands on the Gush Dan area.

2:32 PM More rockets land on Ashkelon at the civic center and an industrial park.

2:31 PM Irone Dome intercepted 5 rockets over Ashkelon.

2:30 PM An all out effort on the part of the terrorists to hit the Tel Aviv area. The Al Kassam Brigades claimed responsibility for a long-range rocket fired at Jerusalem.

 2:28 PM Chief Commander of Hamas Military: I Promise there will be a severe retaliation which will not be forgotten. 

Oh no. we’re shaking. 

2:27 PM Air Raid Sirens in Ashkelon and central/south areas adjacent to Gaza strip 

2:26 PM IDF returning heavy fire against all areas that launched rockets in the past few minutes.

2:25 PM Air Raid Sirens in Shaar HaNegev Regional Council…

2:19 PM Air Raid Sirens in Yoav Region, Gan Yavneh Area… 

2:17 PM Air Raid Sirens on Ashdod, Gan Yanveh, South Ashkelon area

2:16 PM Rocket Strike hits house in Beer Tuvia region (YNET)


2:15 PM Rocket at Tel Aviv was launched from heavily populated area.


2:11 PM 
Palestinians sources claim a UN worker was killed by IDF airstike. Unconfirmed.

 

Unconfirmed report that UN worker killed in air strike.

2:10 PM  Funeral of Yitzchak Amsalem (27) ,who was killed yesterday in Kiryat Malachi by a rocket, was disrupted by another attack.

1:58 PM Sky News says Tel Aviv rockets hit in Ramat HaSharon

1:57 PM Alerts all across South

1:55 PM Be’er Sheva siren.

1:55 PM In response to the rocket attack on Tel Aviv, all public bomb shelters are being unlocked and made available to the public.

1:37 PM Two Missiles hit Tel Aviv. No injuries or damage. Rockets fall in open areas.

Ashdod and other areas hit too.

1:29 PM Sirens in Tel Aviv. Explosion heard in Tel Aviv.

1:20 PM Direct Hit in Be’er Sheva. Damage, no injuries.

Ashkelon. No injuries.

Ein Hashlosha – Injuries.

 

Hamas claims they are targeting Jerusalem too.

 

 

 

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.

70 Citizens Wounded Since Pillar of Defense Began

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Channel 10 news reports that of the 70 Israelis injured in rocket attacks since the launch of Operation Pillar of Defense on Wednesday, 16 suffered physical injuries and were admitted to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, including a four year with moderate injuries.  Twelve people suffering physical injuries were sent to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva, and 12 were sent to Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot, two of whom were seriously injured.  An additional 30 people who suffered from shock were treated at Soroka.

Some of the injuries occurred as citizens scrambled for safety during Red Alert sirens.

Woman Critically Injured in Rocket Strike

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

8:40 AM In the past 20 minutes, 30-40 rockets fired from Gaza. There was a direct hit on a house in Kiryat Melachi. Reports of critically wounded woman.

2 injured. People trapped.

MDA and police responding.

Sirens in Be’er Sheva

 

8:01 AM Muslim Bros call for global “Day of Rage” against IDF “aggression”

 

8:00 AM Sirens in Ashkelon

 

7:57 AM Sirens in Ashkelon / Beer Tuvia region

 

7:48 AM Sirens in Beer Sheva – massive explosion reported. Barrage of rockets launched at Beer Sheva.

 

7:14 AM Red Alert in Eshkol Region

 

Don’t Tell My Wife!

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

We spent Shabbat in Ashkelon, visiting my wife’s parents. On Motzei Shabbat, my wife stayed in Ashkelon (in the red glare of the rockets fired from Gaza) so that she could take her mother for a medical treatment in the morning. I drove back to Yerushalayim with my children. Along the way, we passed a stretch of fertile farmland. The heavenly rains that had fallen during Shabbat seemed to have awakened the earth, and the pungent aroma of fresh cow manure wafted into the car. My younger boys started gagging and making jokes, the way children do about such things.

“Sheket!” I told them. “I love the smell of fresh bovine in Eretz Yisrael more than any other smell in the world. To me it’s like perfume.”

“Come off it, Abba,” my 22 year-old Golani commando responded.

I switched on the car blinker and started to pull off the highway to the side of the road.

“What are you doing?” my daughter wanted to know.

“Aahhhhhhh,” my youngest son gagged, as the overpowering smell of manure filled the car. “Are you crazy? Don’t stop here!”

But I wanted to teach them a lesson. After all, they were born in Israel. Sometimes they take it for granted. Having grown up in the Holy Land, they can easily forget that things weren’t always that way, that for nearly 2000 years, we were exiled in impure, foreign lands, and that still today, half of our Nation is wallowing away in gentile countries, not knowing the incredible blessing and joy of living in your own Jewish country, upon your own Holy Land.

“Abba! What are you doing?!” my daughter called out, as I got out of the car and trekked off into the dark field.

The truth is, if my wife had been with us, I probably wouldn’t have done it. She doesn’t like me rolling in cucumber fields. The last time I did it, she stayed angry at me for a week. She said that I ruined my clothes and stank up the car. But like my kids, she grew up in Israel too. Don’t get me wrong. They are all crazy about the country, but what smells to me like Chanel #5, smells to them like just plain and smelly cow doo.

“Abba, come back !”

“Abba!!”

Happily, I prostrated myself on the Holy Land and started to roll over and over. The earth was still damp from the rain. The soil of the fertilized field stuck to my beard. The most beautiful fragrance in the world filled up my nostrils, more exhilarating than any reefer I ever smoked in the past.

“Yeeech!” my daughter screamed.

“I’m calling, Ema!” my youngest yelled out.

The rain clouds had passed, and stars twinkled in the heavens. The Rambam writes how the greatest Sages of old would kiss the soil of the Holy Land upon reaching its borders (Laws of Kings, 5:10). The Talmud describes how Rabbi Chia bar Gamda would lovingly roll in the dust of The Holy Land in order to actualize the verse of Tehillim, “For your servants desired her stones and cherished her very dust.”

Rabba Abba would kiss the stones of Acco (Ketubot 112B). Rabbi Kook explained that he wouldn’t merely kiss the ground, which is the basis of the agricultural mitzvot dependent upon the Land, but he kissed the boulders to show the inherent holiness of the Land itself. Rashi, in his commentary to the Gemara, duplicates the verse, “For your servants desired her stones,” without adding any new information, to emphasize the holiness of the very stones of the Land of Israel – up and beyond the Land’s holiness because of the commandments that are performed in its soil.

At the very end of the classic treatise on Jewish Faith, “The Kuzari,” when the Rabbi sets off on aliyah for the Land of Israel, he quotes this same verse of Tehillim: “For your servants desired her stones and cherished her very dust,” saying, “This means that Jerusalem can only be rebuilt when the Jewish People yearn for it to such an extent that they embrace her stones and her dust” (Kuzari, 5:27).

That’s how you bring Mashiach – not by singing, “Moshiach, Moshiach, Moshiach,” but by rolling in the dust of the Eretz Yisrael and doing whatever you can to rebuild the our Nation in our Land.

More Red Alerts in South. Iron Dome Takes Down 2 of 10 Missiles

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Red Alerts in Eshkol and Kissufim.

Iron Dome took out two missiles targeting Ashdod and Ashkelon.

School is cancelled tomorrow in Ashkelon, Gan Yavneh, and Ashdod.

More Rockets from Gaza

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

At around 4:00 PM on Sunday, rockets from Gaza struck south of Ashkelon in an open area. No injuries or damage were reported.

At just after 4:37 PM, additional rockets from Gaza hit in the Eshkol region. Again, no injuries or damage were reported.

Rockets on Southern Israel, 3 Foreign Workers Injured, IAF Hits 3 Launchers

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Three foreign workers were badly injured by Hamas and Popular Resistance Committee rocket fire from Gaza on southern Israel on Wednesday morning.

The men, two of whom are in critical condition, were hurt when a chicken coop they were working in was attacked by missiles.

Seven houses also suffered direct hits as a result of the missile attack.  Dozens of rockets were fired on the Eshkol, Shaar Hanegev, and Hof Ashkelon regional councils.  In those attacks, one women was lightly injured running for cover and several Israelis were treated for shock.  School has been cancelled in the areas, with citizens urged to remain close to bomb shelters.

Seven rockets were also intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, which were aimed at the metropolis of Ashkelon.

Israeli air and ground troops responded to the attacks, with Hamas leaders urging members to evacuate bases for fear of Israeli reprisals.  Fighter planes launched against three targets in northern Gaza, killing three Hamas terrorists – one in Beit Lahia who was preparing to launch another rocket and two more in another area planning to do the same.  IDF tanks also fired against rocket-launching targets.

In an interview with Army Radio on Wednesday morning, IDF Spokesman Yoav Mordechai assured citizens “if things in the south seem dreary, I promise you that it is worse in Gaza”.

Reports indicate that Gaza terrorists now possess launchers which can fire several missiles at once.

Earlier Tuesday, Palestinian terrorists detonated bomb in the Kissufim region on the Israel-Gaza border, seriously injuring an IDF company commander.  The soldier was taken to Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba in serious condition.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded to that attack at the beginning of a meeting with visiting Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, saying “Iran supported Hizbullah’s terror attacks in Bulgaria, Iran is supporting terror attacks now against us in Gaza,” and promising “we will fight and we will hit them very, very hard – very hard.”

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