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August 28, 2014 / 2 Elul, 5774
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Iron Dome Takes Out Rocket

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

At around 10 PM on Thursday, the Iron Dome system took out a rocket launched at Ashkelon.

Typically, the system only fires if there is a reasonable chance the rocket will strike an inhabited area.

Hamas Unity Government Rockets Hit Israel

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

On Saturday afternoon, rockets launched from Hamas-Palestinian Unity Government controlled Gaza hit near the Ashkelon Beach area of Israel.

The rockets landed in an open area, and no damage or injuries were reported.

Moving Target

Monday, May 19th, 2014

A video released from Gaza has Israeli defense officials worried. The video shows a passenger train traveling between Ashkelon and Sderot being filmed from Beit Hanoun within Gaza, while a cameraman can be heard in the background snapping pictures.

If the train can be seen, tracked and filmed from Gaza, just a few hundred meters away, then the train and tracks can also be hit by an anti-tank missile or rocket from Gaza.

On April 7, 2011, Hamas terrorists in Gaza targeted a nearly empty school bus near Kibbutz Sa’ad in Shaar HaNegev with a laser-guided Kornet anti-tank missile. The attack killed a teenager, Daniel Viflic, the last student on the bus.

The IDF has given its recommendations to the government for protecting the train.

Based on previous solutions, the question is, did the IDF recommend building a bomb shelter over the entire length of the train tracks, placing a transportable missile shield over the train, install a warning siren so the passengers have a half-second to duck for cover, or simply not running the train at all? It’s doubtful the solution will be to disarm Gaza.

Rocket Launch from Gaza Sets Off Warning Sirens

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Terrorists from Gaza launched another rocket towards Ashkelon Thursday night, setting off early warning sirens, but the missile missed its mark and may have exploded in northern Gaza.

Shortly before, Reuters quoted an Israeli military official as saying, “We won’t go back to a situation where three or four times a week the red alarm sounds in southern Israeli towns.”

Terrorists in Gaza, not necessarily from Hamas, are apparently ready to goad Israel and see how far can push the government with its “rocket roulette” attacks that usually cause no injuries or damage but sometimes explode at homes and schools.

If the stage  massive counter terrorist operation, it will be accused of “disproportionate” force and will face wholesale condemnations in the United Nations.

If it does not retaliate, it could be too late for the victims of a missile that finds its target.

Another Rocket Falls Short of Ashkelon

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

At 9:30 AM another rocket was launched at Ashkelon from Gaza. The rocket landed in an open area, and no injuries were reported.

There was a problem with the Red Alert alarm system, and not all residents in the city heard the siren go off.

Rocket Alert: Ashkelon Beach (UPDATED)

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

12:33 AM The Red Alert siren just went off for an incoming Grad rocket attack from Gaza towards Ashkelon Beach.

12:52 AM The rocket fell in an open area inside one of the towns neighboring Gaza. No injuries or damage were reported.

The IDF censor has also permitted publication, that an Iron Dome system has been deployed in Be’er Sheva.

Overnight Rocket Fell Between 2 Houses

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

At midnight last night, the Red Alert siren went off in the Ashkelon Beach area. But no rocket was found at the time, leading authorities to believe the rocket fell short in Gaza.

This morning the rocket was found, between two houses. The rocket didn’t explode, or explode completely, so no damage was incurred.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/overnight-rocket-fell-between-2-houses/2013/12/23/

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