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The Israeli Air Force attacked “two terror sites of the Hamas organization” in southern Gaza Monday night following a rocket strike on Gaza Belt communities.
It exploded in an open area, causing no injuries, no damage, more tension, stress and another sleepless night for Jews living near the area from where Jews were expelled and from where the IDF withdrew 10 years ago to make Israel safer.
The IDF Spokesman’s office noted that last night’s attack was the 18th of the year.
They have become so routine that one major website in Israel reported that the rocket was “lobbed,” like a softball.
IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said what everyone living near Gaza knows, calling the situation “intolerable.”
In fact, it has become tolerable, just like years of official Palestinian Authority incitement was tolerated until the results of terror have become intolerable and uncontrollable. Gaza Belt Jews tolerate the constant stress and trauma and occasional injuries, property damage, and sometimes death.
The government tolerates it.
The IDF tolerates it.
Until the next war.
For the record, the IDF stated:
The intolerable reality of civilians continually living under the threat of Gaza rockets is unacceptable, unbearable and must stop. Hamas must enforce their responsibilities or face the consequences. We will act against those that attack us and hold those that enable attacks against Israel accountable.
The IAF “Gulfstream” Squadron hosted the NATO Course for air traffic controllers last week in Nevatim Airbase to learn to operate in the English language according to NATO’s military tactics.
“We began adopting some of the American controlling regulations in 2001”, said Lt. Col. (Res.) Erez Reyvit, the course commander. “NATO’s military tactics are unique, organized, reflects a more clear image of the enemy and cannot be deviated from and therefore the learning process is difficult and requires a lot of practice”.
Corporal Meytal Linzer, a simulator instructor from the “Gulfstream” Squadron and the leader of the course, explained:
The instructor set the aerial image the controller sees on his screen and we change it and take it and increase the level of difficulty to make it harder to decipher. After each sortie we debrief them in order to create progress and independent learning process
IAF Lt. Col. Sigal Benglas said, “The biggest difficulty if obviously the language. You have to adopt a completely different way of thinking and get used to the orders given in English, which are also sometimes different from their Hebrew translation.”IDF Spokesperson's Office
The Air Forces of the United States and Israel began the bi-annual Blue Flag joint exercise Sunday at the Ovdat Air Force Base in northwest of Eilat.
The joint drill reflects the ongoing American-Israeli cooperation, regardless of the exaggerated “bitter relationship” between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama.
The exercise, which includes other allies, creates a multi-national learning environment, including fictional countries, in which participants can practice planning and execution of large air force operations.Jewish Press News Briefs
The Israeli Air Force has carried out approximately eight times more intelligence and surveillance flights than it usually does since the recent wave of Palestinian Authority and Israeli Arab terror.
“We usually fly 2 or three times a week, but last week, there were four or five every day,” said deputy IAF commander told the Air Force’s website.
The intelligence flights, including those of unmanned aircraft (UAVs), relay information to command centers and also to ground troops.
“We are ready at any moment and on every front, more than usual,” the commander added.Jewish Press News Briefs
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
Israeli fighter pilots bombed a Hamas military post in northern Gaza at dawn on Thursday.
The attack came in retaliation for gunfire that hit the southern Israeli community of Netiv HaAsara early Wednesday evening.
Two houses in the community were damaged in the attack, with windows broken and items damaged inside the homes.
The gunfire was traced to the Hamas military post targeted by the Israeli aircraft, according to a statement issued by the IDF.
No physical injuries were reported in either attack.
According to a report by the Palestinian Authority-based WAFA news agency, damage was reported at the Gaza target, located north of Beit Lahiya.Hana Levi Julian