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Dozens Wounded, Homeless After Hamas Hits Ashkelon House with Powerful New Missile

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The Code Red incoming rocket alert siren wailed its way from Ashkelon to Ramat HaSharon very early on Tuesday morning, dragging mothers and their sleeping babies out of bed and into the shelters.

After a long day of intensive rocket fire that went late into the night, Gaza terrorists woke Israelis along the coast at 6:30 am with a new round of rocket and missile attacks.

In Ashkelon, the Iron Dome defense system intercepted only one of the missiles.

Another managed to pierce the protection of the anti-missile defense system, with tragic results, leaving four homeless, and wounding 32.

In general, the Iron Dome system seems to be making fewer interceptions at this point than it did in the earlier stages of the war, although it is not clear why. Each interception saves lives. Each lack of an interception results in disaster. In Ashkelon on Tuesday, dozens of people aid the price.

The missile exploded directly on a home in the coastal city of Ashkelon. Four family members inside the house – two parents and children ages 14 and 17 – were heading for their safe space when the missile struck directly above the parents’ bedroom, but miraculously were physically unharmed, although shaken by the incident. A main water pipe outside the home was badly damaged by shrapnel from the attack, and several homes around the home that was hit were also damaged.

Six people were physically wounded by flying glass, including three small children. More than two dozen others suffered severe shock and had to be evacuated to the city’s Barzilai Medical Center for treatment.

The rocket launched at Ashkelon was was a new type of short-range 136mm rocket, according to Reshet Bet.

The Izz a-Din al-Qassam Brigades military wing of Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had “fired R-160 rockets at Haifa and four M75 rockets at Tel Aviv in response to attacks on multi-story buildings” in Gaza.

Since midnight Sunday, Gaza terrorists fired at least 130 rockets and missiles at Israeli civilians. Of those, 16 were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system – far fewer than in previous weeks.

By 9 am Tuesday, the usual barrages of rocket fire aimed at Gaza Belt communities had also resumed. One of two Qassam rockets that exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council district landed within a community there, damaging a building.

Live Updates: Southern Israel Under Intensive Rocket Fire (11:01 pm)

Monday, August 25th, 2014

11:01pm Kiryat Shmona (Code Red did not activate)

10:14pm Beit Hillel, Kiryat Shmona, Metullah, Kfar Giladi

9:10pm Iron Dome intercepted at least one missile over the port city of Ashdod — a second missile landed in an open area. No word on property damage but no reported physical injuries thus far.

9:02pm Ashdod and surrounds

9:01pm Ashkelon, Hevel Yavne, Nitzan, Nitzanim, Eshkolot

9:00pm Ashdod and surrounds

8:28pm Gaza Belt

8:07pm Gaza Belt, Sha’ar HaNegev, Kissufim, Eshkol

7:55pm Kerem Shalom

7:52pm Gush Dan, Holon, Bat Yam, Tel Aviv, Shfela

7:51pm Or Yehuda, Ganei Tikva

7:23pm Sha’ar HaNegev, Gaza Belt, Nahal Oz, Alumim

7:14pm Sha’ar HaNegev, Gaza Belt

6:26pm Sha’ar HaNegev, Gaza Belt, Nahal Oz, Alumim

6:07pm Gaza Belt, Sha’ar HaNegev, Nahal Oz, Alumim (x2)

6:06pm Sdot Negev, Sha’ar HaNegev, Gaza Belt, Nahal Oz, Alumim (x6)

6:05pm Ashkelon

6:04pm Multiples: Gaza Belt, Sha’ar HaNegev, Nahal Oz, Alumim (again!) (x4)

6:02pm Multiples: Gaza Belt, Sha’ar HaNegev, Nahal Oz, Alumim (x5)

5:55pm Ashkelon, Sdot Negev

5:46pm Sderot, Gaza Belt

5:30pm Ashdod, Ashkelon, Nitzan, Nitzanim, Eshkolot

5:03pm Sderot, Gaza Belt

4:34pm Gaza Belt, Sha’ar HaNegev, Nahal Oz, Alumim

4:32pm Gaza Belt, Sha’ar HaNegev, Nahal Oz, Alumim

4:29pm Sha’ar HaNegev, Nahal Oz, Alumim

3:27pm Hof Ashkelon Coastal Region

3:19pm Hof Ashkelon Coastal Region

3:18pm Multiples: Hof Ashkelon Coastal Region (x2)

3:13pm Multiples: Hof Ashkelon Coastal Region (x3)

3:10pm Hof Ashkelon Coastal Region

3:09pm Hof Ashkelon Coastal Region

2:21pm Sha’ar HaNegev

2:05pm Sha’ar HaNegev

2:03pm Hof Ashkelon Coastal Region

1:54pm Multiples: Hof Ashkelon Coastal Region (x4)

1:48 pm Hof Ashkelon Coastal Region

1:42pm Sha’ar HaNegev

1:02pm Hof Ashkelon Coastal Region

1:01 pm Hof Ashkelon Coastal Region

12:32pm Multiples: Eshkol

12:27pm Eshkol

12:24pm Sha’ar HaNegev

12:18pm Sha’ar HaNegev

12:18pm Eshkol

12:12pm Eshkol

12:09pm Hof Ashkelon Coastal Region

12:08pm Sha’ar HaNegev

12:02pm Hof Ashkelon Coastal Region

12:01pm Multiples: Sha’ar HaNegev (yes, again, x 9 at least)

12:01pm Multiples: Hof Ashkelon Coastal Region (again!)

12:01pm Multiples: Sha’ar HaNegev

12:01pm Multiples: Hof Ashkelon Coastal Region

11:58am Hof Ashkelon Coastal Region

11:48am Multiples: Eshkol

11:33am Multiples: Sha’ar HaNegev

11:31am Multiples: Sha’ar HaNegev

11:07am Multiples: Sha’ar HaNegev

11:07am Miflasim, Nachal Oz, Kfar Aza / Saad

11:05am Multiples: Eshkol, Beeri

10:56am Beeri

10:32am Nir Oz / Ein HaShlosha

10:32am Nir Oz / Ein HaShlosha

10:30am Nir Oz / Ein HaShlosha

10:26am Yad Mordechai / Netiv HaAsrah, Erez, Yad Mordechai / Netiv HaAsrah, Erez

10:24am Nir Oz / Ein HaShlosha

10:23am Nachal Oz, Nir Oz / Ein HaShlosha

10:23am Nachal Oz

10:16am Gaza perimeter/Sderot, Miflasim

10:12am Nir Oz / Ein HaShlosha

10:06am Erez

10:05am Nir Oz / Ein HaShlosha

9:59am Beer Sheva

9:58am Beer Sheva, Hatzerim

9:58am Hatzerim

9:58am Beer Sheva, Hatzerim

9:57am Beer Sheva

9:47am Kissufim

9:46am Kissufim

8:44am Nir Oz / Ein HaShlosha

8:23am Beeri

8:17am Tel Aviv – Yafo , Herzliya, Raanana - It appears now that this was a false alarm.

7:54am IDF Spox Overnight Roundup:

Last night the IAF hit 35 targets in Gaza including 2 terrorists shooting rockets at the Gaza border communities.

Additionally, 2 mosques were attacked by IAF airstrikes: one was used as a weapons storage facility and terror center. The other was a North Gaza terror coordination center and meeting place for terrorists.

7:27am Nitzanim

7:26am Ashkelon, Ashkelon / Nir Yisrael, Nitzanim

7:21am Yad Mordechai / Netiv HaAsrah

6:28am Nitzanim

6:28am Masaot Yitzchak, Nitzanim

6:27am Be’er Tuvia / Kiryat Malachi, Givati, Masaot Yitzchak, Nitzanim

6:27am Ashkelon, Be’er Tuvia / Kiryat Malachi, Ashkelon / Nir Yisrael, Givati, Masaot Yitzchak, Nitzanim

6:27am Be’er Tuvia / Kiryat Malachi, Givati, Masaot Yitzchak

6:27am Be’er Tuvia / Kiryat Malachi, Givati

6:21am Following 6 hours and 26 minutes of quiet…Beeri

Live Updates: Hamas Resumes Rocket Attacks at Dawn (Latest Update: 7:28 am)

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

07:28 Ashkelon Coast, Gaza Belt, Asheklon, Nitzanim

07:22 Yad Mordechai

06:46 Eshkol

06:41 Kiryat Malachi

06:31 Eshkol, Ashkelon Coast

06:29 Ashdod, Ashkelon

06:27 Kiryat Malachi

06:27  Eshkol

06:24 Kibbutz Be’eri

00:20 Jerusalem

00:02 Kiryat Malachi

00:01 Eshkol

11:56pm Lachish, Beit Guvrin

11:52pm Multiples: Ashdod, Be’er Tuvia, Shafir, Ein Tzurim, Orot, Kiryat Malachi, Kidron

11:50pm Eshkol, Kerem Shalom, Ir Ganim, Ashkelon

11:30pm Ashkelon, Ashkelon Coastal region, Zikkim, Karmiya, Ir Ganim

10:57pm Ashkelon

10:56pm Ashdod, Eshkolot, Nitzan, Nitzanim

10:55pm Ashkelon, Ashdod, Nitzan, Nitzanim, Be’er Ganim,

10:30pm Nahal Oz, Alumim, Sha’ar HaNegev, Eshkol

9:04pm Abu Ghosh, Aminadav, Telz Stone, Beit Shemesh, Beit Meir, Tzur Hadassah

8:18pm Kfar Maimon

8:18pm Kfar Maimon

8:18pm Kfar Maimon

8:18pm Nachal Oz

8:04pm Eshkol

7:36pm Eshkol

7:35pm Eshskol

7:29pm Ashkelon, Hof Ashkelon

7:29pm Ashdod, Ashkelon, Hof Ashkelon

7:28pm Ashdod, Nitzanim, Givati

7:28pm Ashdod, Ashkelon, Ashkelon / Nir Yisrael, Nitzanim, Givati

7:28pm Ashdod, Ashkelon, Ashkelon / Nir Yisrael, Nitzanim

7:28pm Ashkelon, Ashkelon / Nir Yisrael, Nitzanim

7:19pm Nachal Oz

7:09pm Negev

7:08pm Eshkol, Negev

7:08pm Eshkol

6:55pm Nachal Oz

6:38pm Nachal Oz

6:28pm Ashkelon

6:28pm Zikim / Carmiya, Ashkelon

6:10pm Kissufim

6:09pm Kissufim

6:00pm Kissufim

5:27pm Erez

5:27pm Gaza perimeter/Sderot, Erez

5:27pm Gaza perimeter/Sderot

5:17pm Gaza perimeter/Sderot, Erez, Miflasim

5:13pm Gaza perimeter/Sderot, Erez

5:13pm Sderot, Sapir, Erez

5:00pm Beeri

4:48 pm Rocket alert Shaar HaNegev – Cows killed in barn by rocket.

4:42 pm Rocket alerts Shaar HaNegev

4:12pm Kfar Maimon, Nachal Oz

4:12pm Kfar Maimon, Nachal Oz, Kfar Aza / Saad

4:06pm Gaza perimeter/Sderot

3:59pm Nir Oz / Ein HaShlosha

3:58pm HaShlosha

3:51pm Ashkelon, Ashkelon

3:51pm Ashkelon

3:50pm Ashkelon, Ashkelon

3:50pm Ashkelon

3:47pm Nachal Oz

3:35pm Nachal Oz

3:20pm Nachal Oz

3:11pm Zikim / Carmiya

3:11pm Zikim / Carmiya

3:11pm Givati

3:10pm Ashkelon / Nir Yisrael, Givati

3:10pm Be’er Tuvia / Kiryat Malachi, Masaot Yitzchak, Ashkelon / Nir Yisrael, Givati

3:10pm Be’er Tuvia / Kiryat Malachi, Masaot Yitzchak, Givati

3:10pm Be’er Tuvia / Kiryat Malachi, Masaot Yitzchak

3:05pm Zikim / Carmiya

2:36pm Yad Mordechai / Netiv HaAsrah

2:36pm Erez, Yad Mordechai / Netiv HaAsrah

2:36pm Erez

2:36pm Yad Mordechai / Netiv HaAsrah, Erez

2:36pm Yad Mordechai / Netiv HaAsrah

2:35pm Kerem Shalom, Kerem Shalom

2:34pm Gaza perimeter/Sderot

2:24pm 08-24-2014 Otef Aza – Avshalom, Dekel, Pri Gan, Yavol, Sde Avraham, Yated, Talmei Yosef, Shlomit, Bnei Netzarim, Neve

2:23pm Nachal Oz

2:23pm Nachal Oz

2:22pm Nachal Oz

2:02 pm Rocket barrage Hof Ashkelon, Ashkelon

1:53 pm Update on Israeli hit by Arab stone throwers in Gush Etzion last night…

He regained consciousness earlier in the morning for a short time, but has internal bleeding in the head.

The coma he is in apparently an induced coma.

He went into surgery an hour and a half ago.

For your prayers, his name is Yedayah ben Orna

1:38 pm Rocket alerts near Ofakim. Iron Dome Interception.

1:27 pm Multiple rocket alerts Hof Ashkelon

1:22pm Yad Mordechai / Netiv HaAsrah

1:20pm Five Injured in mortar strike in near Gaza border community area. 3 seriously injured.

1:05pm Yad Mordechai / Netiv HaAsrah

1:03pm Yad Mordechai / Netiv HaAsrah

1:03pm Erez, Yad Mordechai / Netiv HaAsrah

1:02pm Yad Mordechai / Netiv HaAsrah, Erez

11:41am Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne

11:41am Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne, Givati, Nitzanim

12:56 pm Nachal Oz

12:55 pm Ashkelon, Gaza Border

12:54 pm Ashkelon, Ashkelon, Gaza Border

12:53 pm Be’er Sheva

12:53 pm Be’er Sheva

12:53 pm Be’er Sheva

12:52 pm Be’er Sheva

12:47 pm Be’er Sheva

12:39 pm Update on Israeli hit by Arab stone throwers in Gush Etzion last night…
Despite surgery overnight at Hadassah Ein Karem, his condition has worsened. He is now listed in serious condition.
He is in a coma and on a respirator.

It appears the stone thrown by the Arabs hit him directly in the head, resulting in the car then flipping.

For your prayers, his name is Yedayah ben Orna.

12:13 pm Yet another alert in Ashdod

12:12 pm Rocket barrage Ashdod area

12:11 pm Rocket alert Ashdod

12:05 Rocket alert Eshkol region

11:48am Gaza border communities

11:41am Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne

11:41am Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne, Givati, Nitzanim

11:40am Ashdod, Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne, Givati, Nitzanim

11:40am Ashdod

11:40am Kfar Aza / Saad, Nachal Oz, Miflasim

11:36am Yad Mordechai / Netiv HaAsrah

11:35am Kfar Aza / Saad, Nachal Oz, Yad Mordechai / Netiv HaAsrah

11:35am Kfar Aza / Saad, Nachal Oz

11:35am Kfar Aza / Saad

11:20am Beeri

11:00am Beeri

10:57am Nachal Oz, Kfar Aza / Saad

10:53am Nachal Oz

10:04am Miflasim

10:04am Gaza perimeter/Sderot

10:04am Gaza perimeter/Sderot, Miflasim

10:04am Miflasim

9:15am Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne

9:14am Ashdod, Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne, Givati, Nitzanim

8:39am Nachal Oz

8:39am Kfar Aza / Saad, Nachal Oz

8:39am Kfar Aza / Saad

8:31am Beeri

8:30am Beeri

7:34am Nir Oz / Ein HaShlosha

7:00am Mivtachim, Talmei Eliyahu, Tzochar, Sde Nitzan, Ohad, Yesha, Amioz

6:46am Kissufim

6:32am Nachal Oz

6:29am Miflasim

6:22am Nachal Oz

6:22am Nir Oz / Ein HaShlosha, Nachal Oz

6:22am Nir Oz / Ein HaShlosha

Overnight: Firebombs thrown on Modiin-Jerusalem highway 443 late last night near a few kms from Jerusalem No known injuries or damage.

Rock attack on Israeli civilian car last night near Beit Omar on Gush Etzion-Hevron road causing car to overturn. 1 wounded moderately and 2 lightly.

Video: Iron Dome Intercepts 2 Missiles Over Jerusalem Hills

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

A Code Red siren sent residents in the western suburbs of Jerusalem scrambling for the bomb shelters Sunday night.

Residents in the communities of Aminadav, Kiryat Yearim, Telz, Abu Ghosh, Tzur Hadassah and surrounds all heard the siren wailing through the Jerusalem Hills — and the loud ‘boom!’ that followed.

The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted at least two missiles over the western Jerusalem hills. An alert photographer with the 0404 website caught the interception on video (even though he probably should have been in a shelter himself!)

Although such missile attacks are still being aimed at the capital and at central Israel in general, they are not being launched as often, or in barrages nearly as intense as they were several weeks ago. IDF officials and other military analysts speculate that Hamas may be draining its arsenal of long-range ordnance.

A short while after Sunday night’s attack, the IDF targeted the rocket launcher that fired at Jerusalem. “A hit was confirmed,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

From midnight to 11 pm Sunday night, more than 130 rockets and missiles were fired at Israel, according to the IDF. This makes a total of 726 rockets and missiles launched at Israel since Hamas ended the cease-fire with its violation eight hours before reaching the deadline for the temporary truce to end.

Our thanks to photographer Aharon Yerushalayim and the 0404 website for the great footage, and to the Iron Dome crew for the great aim!

Live Updates: Children Injured, Rockets on Golan Heights (Latest Update: 1:35am)

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

1:35am Golan / Alonei HaBashan / Yonatan

1:32am Golan / Alonei HaBashan / Yonatan

1:24am Golan / Alonei HaBashan / Yonatan

11:54pm IDF Spox reports the following numbers…from the beginning of Protective Edge, Gazan terror organizations (Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah, etc.) have fired the following:

260 rockets fired from schools
130 fired from cemeteries
160 from religious places of worship
50 from hospitals

11:16pm Ashkelon Coast

11:14pm Kerem Shalom

11:03pm Zikim / Carmiya

10:40pm Segev Shalom/Nevatim

10:39pm Beer Sheva, Segev Shalom/Nevatim. Rocket lands inside Be’er Sheva. A few people are treated for shock. 2 people taken to hospital with injuries from blast

10:23pm Acco (Yes, that’s right, Acco/Acre). Residents report hearing explosions. IDF confirms rockets launched from Lebanon.
Rocket hit the Upper Galilee

9:21pm Nachal Oz

9:21pm Kfar Aza / Saad, Nachal Oz

9:21pm Kfar Aza / Saad

8:53pm Otef Aza – Avshalom, Dekel, Pri Gan, Yavol, Sde Avraham, Yated, Talmei Yosef, Shlomit, Bnei Netzarim, Neve

8:52pm Sufa / Hulit, , Otef Aza – Avshalom, Dekel, Pri Gan, Yavol, Sde Avraham, Yated, Talmei Yosef, Shlomit, Bnei Netzarim, Neve

8:17pm Kfar Chabad, Shoham

8:17pm Bnei Brak / Givaatayim / Petach Tikva, Kiryat Ono, Kfar Chabad, Shoham

8:16pm Bat Yam, Rishon L’Tsion, Bnei Brak / Givaatayim / Petach Tikva, Kiryat Ono

8:15pm Bat Yam, Rishon L’Tsion

8:08pm Gaza perimeter/Sderot

8:07pm Gaza perimeter/Sderot, Miflasim

8:03pm Kerem Shalom

8:02pm Kerem Shalom

7:31pm Netivot

7:31pm Netivot, Kfar Maimon, Nachal Oz, Gaza perimeter, Kfar Aza / Saad

2 Israelis Wounded in Grad Missile Attack on Be’er Sheva

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

A 70-year-old man and his wife paid the price for age and the lack of shelter within immediate reach on Saturday night when they had to make a run for it in a Grad missile attack on Be’er Sheva from Gaza.

Two Grad missiles exploded on an apartment building in a residential neighborhood in the Negev city as the older couple was rushing to reach a shelter, having heard the Code Red incoming rocket alert siren.

But they weren’t quite fast enough, and the missiles hit the building before the couple was able to reach shelter.

They were both hit by flying shrapnel in the explosion. Magen David Adom medics treated them on the scene and then evacuated the couple to nearby Soroka Medical Center, both with light wounds, and listed at present in good condition.

Nine other people suffered trauma symptoms; numerous others suffered with anxiety.

According to a tweet posted by Israel Hatzolah on the Twitter social networking site, the third Grad missile landed directly on a car, and not in an open area as reported by some media.

Car hit by Grad missile in Be'er Sheva, August 23, 2014.

Car hit by Grad missile in Be’er Sheva, August 23, 2014.

Much further north, a Katyusha rocket was launched at Israel from southern Lebanon at about the same time. The rocket slammed into an empty home in a community in the Upper Galilee. Two five-year-old children were injured in the attack; both were taken to hospital with shrapnel wounds.

Eight others were also taken to hospital to be treated for shock. Another 13 people were treated on site for anxiety and trauma, according to local security personnel.

It is not yet clear which terrorist organization was responsible for the attack, but Lebanese authorities have tracked the source of the rocket fire to the town of Dheira, in southern Lebanon.

The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system intercepted one missile over Gush Dan in the central region, two missiles over the Shfela region — also in central Israel — and two Qassam rockets that were headed straight for Sderot, barely a mile away from Gaza.

More than 100 missiles and rockets were fired at Israeli civilians from Gaza over the past 24 hours, striking communities from as far south as the Gaza Belt to the greater Jerusalem and Tel Aviv areas.

Former Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum Visits City of David

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

“Former senator and 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum began a three-day trip to Israel on Monday “to show solidarity with the State of Israel…and to reaffirm the moral and strategic imperative of maintaining a strong, close, enduring U.S.-Israeli alliance,” according to his Conservative group ‘Patriot Voices.”

The first stop on Santorum’s itinerary was a visit to the City of David. “Walking through the City of David, seeing the excavations and seeing the Bible come to life, is really quite remarkable… It’s a great start to the understanding of Jerusalem, not just for Jews, but for all of us,” he said.

Santorum connected his visit to Operation Protective Edge as he made his way through the drainage channel beneath the Herodian road, leading from the Shiloach Pool up to the Western Wall Plaza.

“Walking through the tunnel, where the last 2,000 Jews were killed by the Romans, when they sacked Jerusalem [and] to be walking through those tunnels, at a time when tunnels are being built to kill Jews, was a striking contrast, and one which will stick with me for a long time,” he explained.

Santorum’s itinerary also includes visiting an Iron Dome battery and meetings with Israeli government and IDF officials, Israeli soldiers, and residents of the south directly impacted by the war with Hamas.

 

 

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