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Bibi: ‘Death From Above, Death From Below’ Will Not Continue

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
A grim Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was unapologetic Monday in saying it had been one of the most difficult days of Israel’s three week-long war with Hamas so far. 
At his news conference, the prime minister withheld nothing, beginning with condolences to those who lost family members just a few hours earlier when terrorists shelled the Eshkol Regional Council district.
Of the four Israelis who died and nine left wounded, none were Eshkol residents; IDF officials later asked that for now, at least, no further volunteers come to the Gaza border with food and snacks for the soldiers.
“There is no war more justified than this one,” the prime minister asserted, reminding Israelis that from the outset, he had warned the fight to dismantle the threat presented by Hamas would take time.
“We knew there would be difficult days,” Netanyahu reminded. “This was a difficult and painful day.”
It is not possible, the prime minister insisted, that the people of Israel will continue to live with the existence of a mortal threat from terrorist tunnels below, and a mortal threat from missiles in the skies above. “Death from above, death from below,” will not be allowed to continue to threaten the people of Israel, Netanyahu said.
The war will continue “until our mission is completed – to protect our citizens, our children, our people.”
The first step in that process, he said, is to destroy the tunnels.
A spokesman for Hamas responded to Netanyahu’s remarks, telling a reporter in Gaza the terrorist organization was ‘not intimidated’ by the prime minister’s statements.
Meanwhile, in response to the intense rocket fire and the shelling that left four dead and nine wounded earlier in the evening, the IDF escalated its operation Monday evening.
IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz warned Gaza civilians once more that it was in their best interest to keep their distance from Hamas terrorists. Phone calls were made to private homes and SMS text messages were transmitted in Arabic to cell phones as well, warning civilians in Beit Hanoun, Beit Lahiya and Jabalya to evacuate themselves immediately from the area and to move to central Gaza City for their own safety.
Israeli artillery began pounding northern and central Gaza soon after, with at least two reported dead and dozens wounded in the initial IDF attacks. Some of the Palestinian wounded have made their way to the IDF field hospital set up by Israel to help treat the wounded along the Gaza border.
“If the leaders of Hamas believe they will be able to keep up a constant barrage of missiles, rockets and terrorist attacks, they are making a big mistake,” Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon told reporters at the news briefing. “If terrorist organizations in Gaza think they will be able to break the State of Israel and our citizens. . . in the next few days they will understand how wrong they are.



2 Injured in Mortar Strike in Eshkol

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Two people were injured in a mortar strike in the Eshkol region. One was hurt seriously, and the other was lightly injured.

They were taken to Soroka hospital for treatment.

Hamas Rocket Slaughters Cows

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The other day, a Hamas rocket from Gaza made a direct hit on a Kibbutz’s dairy farm, in the Eshkol region.

The rocket exploded in the cowshed, slaughtering 56 cows.

IDF Soldier Needs Prayers for Recovery

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Doctors are becoming increasingly concerned about one of the two IDF soldiers who suffered shrapnel wounds in Thursday’s rocket attack on the Eshkol Regional Council district.

The soldier, Mordechai Yamin, was admitted in moderate-to-serious condition at Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva, has now been moved to the Intensive Care Unit and is listed in serious-to-critical condition.

Surgeons worked through the night to remove fragments from his body but a sliver of shrapnel remains in his brain and doctors are hesitant to remove it due to the danger involved.

The public is asked to pray for the full and speedy recovery of Mordechai ben (son of) Bracha Yehudit.

Mortar Attack

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Sorry, it’s hard to keep up with all the rocket and mortar attacks, now that a ceasefire may happen.

Mortar attack on the Eshkol region just after 12 PM.

4 Gazan mortars hit open areas.


No damage or injuries reported.

Gaza Celebrates Peace Talks with Rocket Launch on Israel

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Apparently to celebrate the upcoming peace talks, the Gazans launched a rocket at Israel at 10 pm on Sunday. It landed in an open area in the Eshkol region. No injuries or damage was reported.

The air raid siren went off in time.

Midnight Rockets

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Residents of the Eshkol region, near Gaza, almost managed to sleep last night, until a midnight Red Alert siren broke the silence, as one, or possibly two Gazan rockets hit in open areas.

No injuries or damage was reported.



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