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October 31, 2014 / 7 Heshvan, 5775
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Posts Tagged ‘Ashkelon’

Overnight Overview: Gazan Rockets Pound Israeli Civilian Targets; IAF Retaliates

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Gazan terrorists fired five rockets during the early evening hours yesterday (Jun. 24) at southern Israel, sending tens of thousands of civilians running into bomb shelters in the highly populated Ashkelon area. Two of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-rocket system. No injuries or damage were reported.

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) retaliated by attacking seven terror targets in the Gaza Strip, including five hidden launching pads. An IDF spokesman announced that the IDF holds Hamas responsible for all terror activity emanating from the Gaza Strip, and will continue to operate with decisiveness to protect the State of Israel.

A three-year-old girl from Gaza was killed after a rocket fired at Israel failed to hit its target and landed on her home in Gaza, this according to Palestinian medical sources. Four members of the girl’s family were injured after the rocket landed on their house in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza. The four were evacuated to a hospital.

For more than a week, Gazan terrorists have continuously fired rockets at Israel. Over 20 rockets have been fired at Israel since the beginning of Operation ‘Brother’s Keeper’ to find the three abducted boys Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer and Naftali Frenkel. Over 200 have been fired since the beginning of the 2014. Since Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, terrorists have fired more than 8,000 rockets into Israel. Over 3.5 million Israelis are currently living under threat of rocket attacks.

“We have repeatedly addressed the consequences facing those who seek to endanger the lives of innocent civilians,” IDF Spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner recently said in response to the attacks. “Iron Dome’s success does not change the absurd fact that Israelis have been living under continuous rocket threat for multiple years. We shall persist with our determination to combat terror elements and eliminate the pending threat to Israeli lives.”

IAF Retaliates on Gaza Terror Targets

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Following a barrage of rockets launched at Israel from Gaza on Tuesday night, the Israel Air Force (IAF) struck multiple terrorist targets in Gaza.

The IAF hit 5 rocket launcher sites, a weapons production facility, and another terrorist site.

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.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/another-rocket-falls-short-of-ashkelon/2014/01/16/

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