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June 27, 2016 / 21 Sivan, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Color Red’

Rocketfire Sends Northern Israelis Racing for Bomb Shelters

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Rocketfire from across the northern Israeli border sent residents in Nahariya
racing for bomb shelters early Sunday evening as the Red Alert (Tzeva Adom) incoming rocket alert siren blared across the northern coastal city.

Israelis in other northern communities were alerted to the threat and made their way to safe rooms as well.

The blasts from three rockets were heard to explode in open areas, according to local sources. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to property.

Security forces are searching for the specific impact sites, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

Residents in the northern Jewish community of Shlomi have been told to remain near their bomb shelters this evening.

The attack followed the death on Saturday of Lebanese terrorist Samir Kuntar, who was killed in an alleged Israeli air strike. Although Jerusalem welcomed the news of the Hezbollah terrorist’s death, the Israeli government did not formally take responsibility for the attack.

Kuntar was responsible for the brutal 1979 murder of the Haran family on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), including his own personal beating death of the family’s four-year-old child with the butt of his rifle.

The Lebanese terrorist was freed from an Israeli prison as part of an exchange deal to bring back the bodies of two IDF reservists, Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser. The two were kidnapped and murdered by Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorists as part of an operation that launched the 2006 Second Lebanon War. Upon his return to Lebanon, Kuntar joined Hezbollah.

On Saturday, he died in a house at a meeting on the outskirts of Damascus, as the commander of Hezbollah terrorist operations in the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

Hana Levi Julian

IAF Bombs Gaza Terror Sites in Retaliation for Rocket Attacks

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Israeli fighter pilots bombed three terror targets in Gaza early Saturday in retaliation for rocket attacks fired at southern Israel just after the start of the Sabbath on Friday.

Among the targets struck by the IAF in northern Gaza was a Hamas telecommunications site.

The Da’esh (ISIS)-linked Sheikh Omar Hadid Brigades terror organization announced it was responsible for Friday night’s rocket attacks.

The group is named after Sheikh Omar Hadid, who aided Abu Musab al-Zarqawi found and operate the Iraqi branch of the international Al Qaeda terror organization ten years ago.

Nevertheless, Israel holds Gaza’s ruling Hamas terror organization responsible for any violence or terror attacks that emanate from its territory.

A rocket exploded in the city of Sderot, less than a mile from the Gaza border at approximately 8:30 pm Friday evening.

People were sent fleeing to bomb shelters by the wail of the Color Red incoming rocket alert siren at around the same time they reported hearing the rocket explode in a residential area of the city.

The family whose home was hit by the rocket was home – and inside their home – at the time of the attack, according to local sources, but reportedly were not physically hurt. A number of people at the scene suffered from severe trauma, however.

Both the home and a bus that was parked nearby were damaged in the attack.

A similar Code Red incoming rocket alert was triggered across the coastal city of Ashkelon three hours later, sending nearly 120,000 residents racing for cover, their Sabbath dessert abandoned on the tables.

The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system launched an interceptor missile that successfully neutralized the missile that was fired from Gaza directly at the busy city.

No one was reported injured and no damage was caused in the second attack.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel’s Children Singing Away Fears of ‘Red Alerts,’ Rocket Attacks

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Just two months ago, Natalie Schneider was singing a little song to her two-year-old son as she was getting him settled for playtime after bringing him home from nursery school in a small Negev city.

“Red Alert, Red Alert,” she sang in Hebrew. “My heart is beating, Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom! My body is shaking, Doom Doom Doom Doom Doom!”

Horrified, her son’s grandmother from America ordered her to stop immediately. “How could you?” she demanded. “What on earth are you doing?? What kind of song are you teaching him?”

With a smile that did not quite reach her eyes, the young woman explained to her mother, “All the day care centers and kindergartens are teaching this song to the children. Everyone is learning it.

“This is how we make sure the little ones don’t panic when they hear the rocket alert sirens when they start firing the missiles from Gaza,” she added in a matter-of-fact voice. “It reduces their fear. All of the children are memorizing this song and they all learn how to hide under their desks and to march to their bomb shelters along with it.”

“Tzeva Adom, Tzeva Adom (Red Alert, Red Alert) Hurry hurry hurry, to a safe area… Hurry, hurry, ‘cause now it’s a bit dangerous “My heart is beating, Boom boom boom, boom boom “My body is shaking Doom, doom, doom, doom, doom “But I am overcoming ‘Cause I am a little different Falling down – Boom We may now stand up “Our body we Shake Shake Shake Shake Shake Our legs we Loosen Loosen Loosen Loosen Loosen Breathe in deep, Breathe out far Breathe in deep, We can laugh It’s all gone … and I feel good it’s over. YESSSS!” Nearly seven years ago, a kindergarten teacher wanted to do something to help the children in her class deal with the ongoing air raid sirens and rocket attacks against Israel.

More than 145,630 views later, this YouTube video shows a class of small children still singing that song, with English language subtitles for viewers who don’t know Hebrew.

Another generation of Israeli children is being forced to learn how to cope with the trauma of terror attacks from Gaza…

Hana Levi Julian

Warning Sirens of Rocket Attacks Wail in Gaza Belt Communities

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Israelis in at least half a dozen Gaza Belt communities woke up to the sound of Color Red early warnings of incoming rocket attacks from Gaza shortly after 7:15 a.m.

The fact there were two separate warnings makes it less likely the sirens were activated because of a technical problem, but the IDF said the sirens were a false warning, and no rocket explosions were heard.

We have been down this road before, where a “false warning” does not necessarily mean that Gaza terrorists did not launch rockets to test new weapons or that the missiles simply exploded within Gaza, short of their target in Israel.

Hamas has bragged that it has continued its manufacture of weapons since the temporary cease-fire two months ago.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

‘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.

Hana Levi Julian

Latest Update on Rocket Attack Alerts – 4:11 pm

Monday, July 21st, 2014

4:11pm Zikkim, Karmiya

3:59pm Karmiya

3:18pm Nahal Oz, Alumim

2:09pm Kfar Aza, Sa’ad

1:59pm Ashkelon, Ashdod, Sha’ar HaNegev

1:51pm Kerem Shalom (Yes, again)

1:45pm Kerem Shalom

1:35pm Nahal Oz, Alumim

1:25pm Nahal Oz, Alumim

1:18pm Ashkelon, Yad Mordechai, Be’er Ganim, Netiv Ha’Asara

1:10pm Ashdod, Nitzan, Nitzanim

1:00pm Zikkim, Karmiya

12:50pm Kfar Aza, Sa’ad 2x

12:01pm Zikkim, Karmiya 2x

11:40am Gush Dan, Tel Aviv, Rishon Lezion

11:35am Ashdod

11:34am Yavneh, Ashkelon, Gan Yavneh, Nitzan, Nitzanim, Ashdod, Chafetz Chaim, Yad Binyamin

11:33am Kiryat Malachi, Orot, Nitzan, Nitzanim, Ashkelon

9:36am Sderot, Nir Am, Sapir College, Giv’im

9:34am Kissufim (2x)

9:06 am Netiv Ha’asara, Yad Mordechai

7:51am Kissufim (2x)

7:23am Miflasim

7:22am Sderot, Nir Am

7:17am Yad Mordechai, Netiv Ha’Asara, Or Haner

3:38am Sapir College, Nir Am, Sderot, Giv’im

3:28am Yad Mordechai, Netiv Ha’Asara, Or Haner

2:39am Giv’im, Nir Am, Sderot, Sapir College

2:38am Or Haner

2:26am Giv’im, Sapir College, Nir Am, Sderot

1:31am Miflasim (2x)

1:01am Hatzerim (2x)

00:56am Even Shmuel, Ahuzam, Eitan, Kiryat Gat

00:55am Lachish

00:31 Or Haner (2x)

00:16am Miflasim

Today’s rocket attack updates began late, with apologies, and the earlier morning alerts will be brought up to date as soon as possible. It’s been a hectic day, folks.

Jewish Press Staff

Rockets Land Outside Ofakim Without Warning

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Two rockets exploded Monday afternoon on the outskirts of the southern Israeli town of Ofakim, traumatizing the town’s residents.

People in the area were not prepared for the attack and had not taken cover because the Color Red incoming rocket alert system failed to activate.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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