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IDF Retaliates Following Rocket Attacks after Sharon’s Funeral

Monday, January 13th, 2014

The Israeli Air Force targeted two terror sites in central and southern Gaza early Monday evening in retaliation for two rocket attacks near Sderot in the northern Negev shortly after the former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was buried nearby at his Shikmim Farm home.

The IDF confirmed “direct hits” on the targets, which were identified only as part of the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza. No injuries were reported.

“The terrorists and their infrastructure operating in the Gaza Strip will not succeed in their grotesque intentions,” said IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner. “The IDF will seek them out, eliminate their capabilities and pursue them wherever they may hide. Hamas and its terrorist servants are not immune; it is our moral obligation and calling to protect Israel against such atrocious acts. ”

Hamas fired two rockets early Monday morning, drawing a stern warning from the IDF not to shoot during the funeral.

The terrorist organization honored the request but immediately returned to action minutes after Sharon was buried.

Weather Forecast: Chance of Rockets Raining on Sharon’s Funeral

Monday, January 13th, 2014

The Israel Air Force (IAF) and General Security Services (Shabak) are on high state of alert ahead of former Prime Minister Sharon’s funeral, according to a report in Maariv.

Ariel Sharon is to be buried Monday in his Negev “Sycamore Ranch” (“Havat Shikmim”), which is within range of Gaza’s rockets.

There is concern within the security forces that the Gazans might decide to shoot rockets at the funeral, and so, have launched “Operation Kalaniot” to try to prevent any rockets from being launched and hitting the ranch during the funeral.

An Iron Dome anti-rocket system will also be deployed to protect the funeral.

In 2007, a rocket from Gaza hit and exploded on the ranch.

After Sharon pulled Israel out of the Gaza Strip, Gaza became a terror base that has put millions of Israelis within rocket range of Gaza’s terrorists, and semi-regularly requires that residents of Israel’s south go into bomb shelters and reinforced sewer pipes so as to not get injured or killed from falling rockets.

Israel’s security has significantly diminished since the 2005 expulsion of Jews from their homes in Gush Katif and Gaza.

US Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make even deeper expulsions and pullouts from additional Israeli territories.

Air Force Bombs Terror Sites in Gaza

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

The Israeli Air Force late Thursday night aircraft targeted a terror infrastructure site in central Gaza and three concealed rocket launchers in the northern Gaza area. Earlier in the evening, terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a Kassam rocket that exploded near a residential area in the Western Negev but without causing injuries or damage. It exploded.

It was the first rocket of the young year. In 2013, more than 36 rockets launched from Gaza exploded in Israel, and three of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome Missile Defense System.

Air Force ‘Retaliates’ for Latest Rocket Attack

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

The Israeli Air Force attacked two terror targets in Gaza Thursday night, a short time after terrorists in attacked the coastal area south of Ashkelon for the second time in 24 hours.

Gaza sources said that the Air Force retaliation caused no injuries. The IDF stated,  “A weapon manufacturing facility was targeted in the Central Gaza Strip, and a weapon storage facility was targeted in the Northern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed.”

The military routinely carries out “tit-for-tat” retaliations that strike terror targets that are known to exist but which remain untouched so long as Hamas and other terrorist groups stay quiet, which usually is not for very long.

IDF Uses Ground Forces in Gaza Strike

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Besides the air force, the IDF used ground forces in the retaliatory attack on targets in Gaza. Tanks and infantry took part in 6 pinpoint strikes across Gaza.

The targets includes a weapon’s manufacturing site and other terrorist infrastructures.

The IDF clarified to JewishPress.com that IDF ground forces and infantry did not physically enter into Gaza, but hit their targets from outside the border.

IAF Attacks Gaza Target

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

The Israel Air Force attacked a Hamas training base in northern Gaza Tuesday afternoon, in retaliation for the killing of an Israeli civilian contractor working along the Gaza border.

Gazan sources report that Hamas officials have evacuated their headquarters, out of fear of an Israeli retaliatory attack.

Israeli Planes Fly over Southern Lebanon after Murder of Soldier

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Lebanese media reported that Israeli warplanes carried out surveillance flights over southern Lebanon in Tuesday, as Lebanese, United Nations and Israeli officials try to keep the lid on tensions following Sunday night’s murder of Israel soldier Sgt. Shlomi Cohen by a Lebanese soldier.

The Air Force frequently sends planes into Lebanese air space to monitor Hezbollah terrorist activities.

Lebanese media also reported that its army will prosecute the soldier who “acted on his own” when he opened fire on Sgt. Cohen and killed him.

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati described it as “an isolated incident of limited scope,” but a similar “isolated incident” occurred three years ago when Lebanese soldiers shot and killed an Israeli officer and wounded a soldier.

 

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