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‘False Alarm’ Code Red Alert in Gaza Belt

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

For the first time since a 72-hour humanitarian cease fire began at 8 am Tuesday, a Code Red rocket alert sent residents in the Gaza Belt communities of Kfar Aza, Kfar Maimon, Kibbutz Sa’ad and Kibbutz Givi’im, in the Eshkol Regional Council district, racing for shelter.

Home Front Command and other security officials immediately went to the field to investigate, but found no rockets had landed anywhere following the Code Red activation, which occurred a minute or two after 2 pm.

Officials announced the alert was a “false alarm” and said that “residents are now trying to return to their regular routine.”

Israeli and Palestinian Arab faction representatives are in Cairo attempting to work out an agreement to extend the cease fire in a more permanent arrangement.

Israeli Aircraft Strikes Terrorists Preparing Rocket Launch

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

An Israel Air Force aircraft struck what the Israeli military said were terrorists planning to launch rockets at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip.

One man was killed and three injured in the attack, Palestinian media reported following the airstrike on Monday evening. The dead man was identified as Mus’ab Za’aneen, 21, a member of the Al-Quds Brigade, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad.

“The mission was carried out in order to eliminate an imminent attack targeting civilian communities of southern Israel,” according to a statement from the Israel Defense Forces spokesman’s office.

“IDF intelligence, operational capability and determination to eliminate a real-time threat keeps Israelis safe in their homes,” IDF spokesman Peter Lerner said.

The airstrike came shortly after Code Red alerts signaling an incoming rocket were sounded near Ashkelon in southern Israel.

On Friday evening, Israeli troops fired on a Palestinian woman who approached the border fence and did not respond to orders to halt, despite being in a military security zone. The woman, according to her family, was mentally disturbed.

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.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/rocket-launch-from-gaza-sets-off-warning-sirens/2014/01/16/

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