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August 21, 2014 / 25 Av, 5774
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Tunnels in Kibbutz are Not Terror Related

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Yesterday we reported on a suspected terror tunnel and 3 tunnel openings discovered inside a Kibbutz.

Residents and the IDF were concerned they were terror tunnel from Gaza, and IDF guards were set up at the entrances.

IDF engineers have determined that they are not terror tunnels.

Tonight’s Forecast: Rain of Rockets with a Chance of Mortar Drizzle

Monday, August 18th, 2014

IDF Southern Command believes that the rockets and mortars will begin again tonight, hours before the ceasefire is set to end.

This is based on political assessments that the negotiations with the Hamas terror organization are not moving forward.

The IDF is raising internal preparedness of the IAF and intelligence units, and they are preparing for rockets and retaliations.

No additional warning levels or instructions have been raised for citizens, with the exception of stopping train service between Ashkelon and Ashdod last time, until further notice.

3 Suspected Terror Tunnels Found Inside Israeli Community [video]

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Channel 2 TV reports that 3 suspected tunnel piers were found inside one of the Gaza border communities.

The piers were found next to a kindergarten and a playground, just 100 meters from resident’s homes.

It isn’t clear whether these piers are dug out terror tunnels, or natural sinkholes connected by a tunnel.

The IDF has posted guards near the tunnels as a welcoming committee, just in case the tunnels are to be used for terror purposes.

IDF engineers will examine the holes and tunnel in the coming days to determine what the tunnel is.

The IDF stated, when they pulled out the ground forces from Gaza, that Israel’s residents can return to their homes in the south as the tunnel threat had been eliminated.

Israel destroyed 31 terror tunnels during the operation, 11 of which exited inside Israel.

IDF Stops Train Service South of Ashkelon

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Sunday night – IDF Homefront Command has ordered all train service south of Ashkelon stopped until further notice.

The army hasn’t said why, but presumably they believe the ceasefire may end sometime very soon.

Sources report that there is concern that an anti-tank missile may be fired at the train.

The IDF Homefront Command has also published silent radio channels for tonight.

Why Do Children Die In Gaza & Why Should We Care?

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

There are two sides to this conflict, one side is trying as hard as it can NOT to target or injure innocent civilians and the other is targeting ONLY innocent civilians. One side has spent $Billions on developing defense systems to keep their citizens safe while the other has spent $Billions on developing offensive weapons and actually puts their citizens in danger.

I am a right wing religious Jewish settler and I HATE seeing pictures of kids in Gaza who are dying or suffering because of this war. I also HATE seeing the poor kids being slaughtered in Syria and in Iraq. In fact I hate seeing any innocent people paying the price of war.

Never do I consider the death of a child or an innocent person something to celebrate and it is this human compassion that Hamas is banking on.

The Israel Arab conflict is a culture war and has nothing to do with land. Take a look at the map below, how can you honestly believe this is about Jewish occupation of Arab land?

The Muslim side has spent years indoctrinating the young to hate and this hate as mentioned in the video below, has nothing to do with Zionism.Instead of bringing up children with the hope and knowledge on how to build their own society, they focus their efforts on teaching children how to destroy another people’s society.

The indoctrination of kids does not end with just TV shows. Hamas runs day camps that brainwash their young that the biggest act of heroism is to…die!

Does this mean Israel can kill 450 children? First of all, I am disgusted by the question. The number of children dead is a perversion of morality. Any child killed in war, even one! is a tragedy. Is Israel aiming for children? Never in the history of Israel have we EVER targeted innocent people and certainly not children! This is truly heartbreaking to see.

How Come So Many Children Are Dying In Gaza? There have 2,000 casualties (based on Hamas numbers)in Gaza with a reported 450 being children. These numbers are not confirmed and according to a long history of exaggerated reports from Arab terrorists in the past, I am not sure I trust this number.

In any case why are ANY children dying in Gaza? Do Muslims Terrorist Groups Use Human Shields? There is a long history of Islamic groups using women and children as shields while they attack their enemies. They know that Israel is very sensitive when it comes innocent casualties.

Don’t they have ANY mercy on their kids?

When a Siren in Israel is sounded, parents rush their kids to bomb shelters and cover them with their own bodies to keep them safe.

You will NEVER see this scene in Israel! Or This! And if there is a security threat to a specific area, you will not see Jewish parents running to that area with their kids in order to put them in danger. This is just horrible!

Israel by no means aims or targets innocent civilians and certainly not children. Hamas however understands just how much we sanctify life and is using their own people as human shields knowing that the more dead, the more Israel is blamed. Here are 3 short videos that were published when the reporters were no longer in danger and far away from Gaza.

Hamas Breaks Cease-Fire with Three Rocket Attacks

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Hamas attacked southern Israel with three rockets shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday, ending the 72-hour cease-fire nearly three hours before its official end.

No one was injured.

Israel has not responded to the rocket fire, at least so far and may be waiting to see if Hamas is intent on launched round two of the war, or simply is letting Hamas play head games by not extending the cease-fire but and shooting three rockets just to prove it can do so.

The best scenario would be that Israel has spotted the rocket launching sites and will retaliate later this evening.

However, Hamas claims it did not fire the rockets, which makes the terrorist organization look even worse because if true, it proves, as it has often proven, that it does not control Gaza.

The Iron Dome anti-missile system shot down one rocket over Ashkelon, and two other rockets exploded in open areas in the area of Sderot, located approximately one mile – as the missile flies – from the Gaza border, and in the area south of Ashkelon.

The Palestinian Authority postponed a scheduled 9:30 p.m. press conference as truce talks in Cairo appear to have been nothing more than hot air that is about to blow up. President Obama spoke with Prime minister Netanyahu about the cease-fire during the afternoon, according to White House spokesman Ben Rhodes.

The IDF has called up reservists and extended the emergency “Tzav 8” orders so thousands of soldiers, some of whom were called up as long as a month ago.

After the original ceasefire began, the IDF pulled troops out of Gaza but redeployed thousands of troops along the Gaza border, from the north to the south, so that they can go into action immediately if need be.

However, hundreds of tanks and armored personnel carriers returned to their bases near Eilat and in the Golan. But enough remain near Gaza so that the IDF can retaliate.

Iron Dome Intercept Stats

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

IAF senior officer reports that the Iron Dome rocket intercept system, intercepted 90% of the rockets fired at Israeli population centers during Operation Defensive Edge.

He said that there were 600 successful intercepts — and now cleared for publication, he announced that the Iron Dome has started to intercept mortar rockets as well — over 10 mortars were intercepted.

Of the 3500 rockets fired at Israel, 1000 of them were mortars. 250 of the rockers fired had a reach of 40 and 60 kilometers, capable of hitting Central Israel, Jerusalem, and beyond.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/iron-dome-intercept-stats/2014/08/13/

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