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July 25, 2016 / 19 Tammuz, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘drone’

Patriot Missile Misses Drone, Hits 14-Year-Old Girl Instead

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

A 14-year-old girl from Jerusalem was injured on Sunday after a fragment from one of the Patriot missiles launched today hit her in the leg, according to a Walla report.

The girl was hiking with a group on the Golan Heights near Kibbutz Ayelet Hashachar when a fragment from one of the exploded Patriot missile fell and hit her in the left leg, leaving a cut 3 centimeters above her left knee.

She was taken to the emergency room in Tzfat where she is listed as lightly injured. Doctors are checking to make sure there are no additional fragments in her leg.

The two Patriot missiles launched at the infiltrating drone missed their target, and the drone returned to Syrian airspace.

Some security official are considering the possibility that it was a Russian drone that infiltrated into Israeli airspace.

The following photo is making the rounds on WhatsApp. It is one of the fragments from the Patriot missile that fell near Kibbutz Ayelet Hashachar.

A fire also broke out near the community from the exploded missile (you can see the firetruck in the background putting out the fire).
Source: Zartusatra / Rotter.net

Patriot Missile Fragment near Ayelet HaShachar

Another Patriot missile fragment near Ayelet Hashachar:
Source: HotNews1
Patriot Fragment near Ayelet Hashachar

Jewish Press News Briefs

UPDATE – Patriot Missiles Launched at Drone Over Golan Heights

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Two Patriot missiles were launched at a drone that penetrated Israeli territory in the central Golan Heights from Syria.

Despite the initial assessment that the missiles hit their target, it turns out that both missiles missed the drone, and it flew back into Syrian airspace.

Fragments of the Patriot missile landed near Kibbutz Ayelet Hashachar, starting a fire, and hitting a 14-year-old girl.

The event was preceded with alert sirens in the Golan Heights and in Tsfat at 5:04 PM.

David Israel

New Terror Tactic: Hamas Uses Postal System to Smuggle Drones and Weapons

Monday, May 30th, 2016

By Joshua B. Dermer/TPS

Erez Crossing (TPS) – Dozens of weapons smuggling attempts by way of the postal system were foiled this week by Israeli Crossing Points Authorities on the border of the Gaza Strip. Erez Crossing officials confiscated ten motor skimmers, apparently for the use of drones, on Monday morning sent by mail to Gaza.

In particular, attempts have been made to smuggle dismantled weapon and drone parts to be reassembled within Gaza.

With increased pressure by the Coordinator of Governmental Activities in the Territories (COGAT), the Shin Bet, Israel Police, and the Office of Border Control, terror organizations in the Gaza Strip are seeking more innovative methods to transfer weapons.

Gyroscopes for accuracy enhancement, range magnifiers, and signal strength augmenters used remotely by cell phones were seized along with the drone parts. These transmission devices operate at 5.8 GHz, a video signal not approved for use by Israel or the Palestinian Authority.

Israeli police seized pipe bombs, ammunition, and thousands of springs for grenades and rockets in May 19 home raids in Qalansuwa, an Israeli-Arab city in central Israel. According to police officials, the weapons were to be used for attacks both within Israel and remotely from the Gaza Strip.

Additionally, IDF and police forces discovered arms and ammunition hidden in houses in Nablus on Sunday night. Four rifles and two pistols were found, along with many weapon parts, magazines, and a large amount of ammunition. The weapons were confiscated, and 11 terror operatives who held them in their homes were arrested.

The IDF released video on Monday of the Nablus raids and the weapons seized:

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Islamic Jihad Terrorist is Alleged ‘SuperHacker’ Into Israeli Aerial Systems

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

An operative with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist organization has been indicted on a host of charges relating to his ability to hack into military and civilian computer systems.

Known as the “computer administrator” of the PIJ, the suspect was recruited by the terrorist group in 2001 while working as a radio broadcaster. According to a statement released Wednesday by the Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency, the alleged hacker was indicted on charges of “espionage, conspiracy to pass information to an enemy, hacking computer material, and more.”

The suspect also holds the position of chairman in the “Palestinian Talent Society.” He was arrested February 23 while traveling to meet with young candidates from the Palestinian Authority for a television vocalist competition.

He allegedly managed to hack into IDF drones flying over Gaza, according to the charges filed in the indictment. He also allegedly succeeded in accessing the data on unmanned aerial vehicles flown by the IDF over the region. In addition, the hacker allegedly gave the data and footage produced by the cameras on the drones to his handlers.

Moreover, the hacker was allegedly able to access footage from highway cameras inside Israel. Through his ability to access information, the terrorist was able to obtain data on deployment of Israeli security forces and civilian personnel during rocket strikes and wars in Gaza, according to the indictment.

The suspect also allegedly developed an application that compiled data on movement of aircraft at Ben Gurion International Airport. The application is said to have provided data on passenger lists, plane types and weights, and arrival and departures times.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Drones Allegedly Seen in Syrian Skies

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Residents of Latakia have reported seeing Israeli drones flying in the skies overhead, according to local sources quoted in social media.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed Monday that his own forces were using the drones to carry out reconnaissance on opposition forces.

Photos of rebel positions were posted to Syrian social media sites. Some of the commentators on the sites have been theorizing that Israel sold the drones to Russia, who then gifted them to Assad.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Hamas Military Wing Claims Capture of Israeli Drone

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

The military wing of Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization, the Izz a-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced it has captured an Israeli drone which crashed on the outskirts of Beit Lahiya on Saturday night.

According to the report by Iran’s Press TV, another UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) was picked up by Hamas this past July in northern Gaza.

Hamas claimed its operatives were able to dissemble the “Skylark-1″ and then rebuild the drone.

Hamas officials have not issued any comment on the report, according to the Iranian news service, which did not show any image of the UAV that was allegedly captured.

The Israel Defense Ministry and Israel Defense Forces do not comment on such reports.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel’s Civil Aviation Authority Bans Flights over Bar Refaeli’s Wedding

Friday, September 18th, 2015

(JNi.media) According to an official statement received by all licensees of the Israeli of Civil Aviation Authority, on Thursday, September 24, from 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM the next day, no aircraft will be allowed to fly over the Yaarot Hacarmel (Carmel Forests) hotel area—where the chupah ceremony of Bar Refaeli and her businessman boyfriend Adi Ezra will be held and then some. The luxury hotel is ensconced in a thick forest, hence its name.

A police official approached by Israel’s Channel 2 News was not aware of the aviation ruling. “I can not believe someone has issued such a directive,” he said. “We have not been updated on this by the Civil Aviation Authority or by representatives of Bar’s production company.”

Another police source told Channel 2: “With all due respect to Bar Refaeli, what would happen if we’ll need, for example, to conduct an air chase after suspects in the area, you think we’d seek approval from anyone? I have never encountered anything like this in all my work in the police. I can’t believe such a thing would have been approved for an ordinary civilian.”

However, police sources did confirm that the wedding’s production company has asked to hire a limited number of police officers to assist in directing traffic to the event.

According to Channel 2, no fewer than two helicopters and six unmanned drones will patrol over the event, to actively challenge any media chopper that may attempt to snap the ceremony.

According to the Ministry of Transport, which is in charge of the Civil Aviation Authority, these safety guidelines are issued whenever there are unmanned aircraft flights over a specific area. The ministry’s apokesperson said the guidelines were published in accordance with the rules of the Civil Aviation Authority as prescribed by law. That is the law of the State of Israel, not of Bar Refaeli.

Refaeli’s previous most high-profile relationship was with Leonardo DiCaprio, whom she split from for good back in 2011.

There were no specific references in the Civil Aviation announcement regarding a DiCaprio flying over the chupah.

JNi.Media

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