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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.

 

 

Three War Miracles that Never Happened

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Three of the most fantastic stories of miracles the God supposedly performed for Israel in the war on terror in Gaza made the round of social media and several websites, but they are pure fiction.

Social media have given thrill-seekers an instant explosive to set off bombastic headlines written by hasty editors trying to beat the competition and then having to delete the stories when discovering that they never happened.

The most disturbing report occurred before the war and after Hamas terrorists kidnapped three Israeli yeshiva students. Within hours, some idiot spread on “WhatsApp” the fairy tale that the IDF killed the kidnappers south of Hebron and freed the three students, sending thrills of joy to the parents. Shortly afterwards, they had to deal with the bitter truth that their children still were in captivity and their fate was unknown. After more than two weeks of agony, they were found dead.

One of the most fabulous presumed miracles in the war was spread on a couple of websites in Israel and the United States last week, based on a supposed quote from a soldier operating the Iron Dome anti-missile system.

The story, which never happened, was that his team fired an interceptor at an oncoming rocket from Gaza that was headed smack into the Azriella Tower in Tel Aviv. The interceptor missed its mark, and the team fired a second interceptor, which also missed its target.

That is a rare event, but the story gets better – or worse. The soldiers fired a third interceptor, and that one also failed to down the rocket, which momentarily was about to cause a human disaster and blow the high-rise to bits.

Suddenly, God sent a wind, apparently the same one that split the Red Sea in the Exodus from Egypt. The wind miraculously blew the missile out to sea, according to the report.

Believe that one and you will love the second.

A week after a Hamas female suicide terrorist blew herself to pieces along with two Israeli soldiers, a story made the rounds that a greater tragedy was prevented. The woman, so the story goes, actually was a Jew who had married an Arab in Gaza.

When an Israeli soldier saw her about to blow up a suicide vest and take a few soldiers with her, he yelled out loud “Shema Yisrael,” the beginning of the prayer Jews recite when facing certain death. The woman, being a Jew, heard the ”Shema Yisrael” and, knowing the power of prayer, fled the scene, leaving the vest behind.

The third take is the best of all and allegedly was told on a Haredi radio station.

Haredi Jews in Bnei Brak supposedly were looking for wheat that they could harvest before next Pesach and use for a matzo factory.

They for looking for wheat so early because next year on the Hebrew calendar is a year of “Shmittah,” which falls every seven years and when the land is to rest. Haredi Jews who maintain a strict view on observing the limitation of work during Shmittah, such as not irrigating Jewish-owned fields, were looking for wheat that was planted last in the season but was irrigated with late rains, allowing it to grow and be ready for harvest before the new year begins late next month.

Quoting a rabbi, the report stated that the Haredim “found an entire field sown in mid-January, which was considered very unusual.” The supposed field was located ay Kibbutz Sufa, next to the Gaza border.

“We ran into military police, as well as undercover and regular police who came to check out who we were,” according to the report’s quote of the rabbi who led the search for the wheat field. While sirens were blaring and bombs and rockets were falling, the holy team from Bnei Break was “busy harvesting and transferring the wheat to trucks and moving them towards the cleaning plant.”

And now the clincher.

“Two days later, 13 terrorists came from Gaza out from the tunnel which opened into the fields near Sufa,” the report stated.. “The terrorists had been planning a big attack, and had been counting on hiding among Sufa’s giant wheat field, which the matzo makers had just chopped down in its entirety. The terrorists couldn’t understand how their camouflage had disappeared.

“The empty field enabled military observers to easily spot and identify the terrorists and open fire on them. Many Jewish lives were thus saved by the grace of Heaven.”

The real truth is that similar to the Six-Day War in 1967, there were indeed miracles in the war, despite the deaths of 64 soldiers and three civilians.

The miracles are there, All one has to do is to realize that God created the same man who created the Iron Dome and that there was no need for a miracle wind.

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.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/hamas-breaks-ceasefire-with-three-rocket-attacks/2014/08/13/

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