Posts Tagged ‘Iron Dome’
As the 8:00am deadline for the cease fire approaches, Hamas has shot a lot rockets into Israel to get their last licks:
7:32am 08-01-2014 Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne
7:32am 08-01-2014 Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne
7:32am 08-01-2014 Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne, Givati
7:31am 08-01-2014 Ashdod, Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne, Givati
7:31am 08-01-2014 Ashdod, Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne, Nitzanim, Givati
7:31am 08-01-2014 Ashdod, Nitzanim
7:31am 08-01-2014 Ashdod, Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne, Nitzanim
7:31am 08-01-2014 Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne, Nitzanim
7:31am 08-01-2014 Ashdod, Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne, Givati, Nitzanim
7:30am 08-01-2014 Ashdod, Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne, Givati
6:52am 08-01-2014 Hatzerim
646am Eshkol, Shaar HaNegev
8:00pm In the mortar attack on the Eshkol region, 10 people were wounded by a Gazan mortar, 6 in serious condition.
The wounded were medivaced by helicopter to the ICU in Saroka hospital. The condition of the wounded is not currently known.
A Chinese hacker group known as Comment Crew allegedly stole the software design for the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system in 2011.
According to Cyber Engineering Services (CyberESI) CEO Joseph Drissel, the group stole plans online from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries and Elisra Group, Reuters reported Wednesday.
Drissel said he decided to go public after warning officials in both the United States and Israel of the breach and finding that neither seemed to take the issue seriously.
CyberESI is a threat intelligence consulting firm based in Columbia, Maryland. He served as acting section chief in a section of the U.S. Defense Cyber Crime Center, part of the U.S. Air Force.
It is not clear what, if any, impact the theft has had on the deployment and implementation of the anti-missile batteries in Israel by the IDF. Some Chinese hacker groups are backed by the Chinese military but it is unclear whether Comment Crew is one of them.
Israel and China have tightened diplomatic ties over the past several years; it is not known whether Drissel’s revelations will have any impact on those relations.
On July 24, JewishPress.com reported that both Hamas and the IDF hit a UNRWA school during heavy fighting between the two sides. Hamas were firing anti-tank missiles at IDF troops, and a Hamas rocket reportedly also hit the school grounds.
Some 20%-30% of Hamas rockets crash within Gaza’s borders.
16 Gazans were killed, apparently during the course of the battle.
Following an IDF investigation of the event, the IDF released the footage of an errant IDF shell landing in an open courtyard.
The IDF claims it confirmed that their shell hit an empty school courtyard and rejects the claim that they killed anyone.
Hamas has been using schools for storing weapons, and for their human shield value when attacking the IDF or launching rockets at Israel.
The Iron Dome team was busy again Thursday morning protecting metro Tel Aviv-Yafo (Jaffa).
It appears that Hamas terrorists are becoming increasingly frustrated and desperate as they fire large mid-range missiles barrages at the Mediterranean coast in attempts to wreak havoc on major Israeli cities.
Fewer long-range missiles have been launched at other cities around Israel, however.
A massive barrage of missiles was fired just before 11 am at the White City, with sirens screaming as far north as Herzliya. and explosions heard above greater Tel Aviv. At least five M75 missiles were intercepted over Rishon Lezion, according to Channel 10 television. No one was physically hurt and no damage was report.
Six missiles were intercepted over metropolitan Tel Aviv, the station reported.
2:22pm Yad Mordechai, Netiv Ha’Asara
2:04pm Ashkelon, Ashdod
2:02pm Kiryat Gat, Gedera
2:01pm Zikkim, Karmiya, Be’er Tuvia, Kiryat Malachi
12:30pm Netivot, Kfar Maimon and surrounds
11:35am Sderot and surrounds
11:18am metro Tel Aviv, Ramat Hasharon, Herzliya
10:59am Bnei Brak, Ramat Gan, Bat Yam, Holon, Elad, Petach Tikvah, metro Tel Aviv
10:58am Gan Sorek, Rishon Lezion, Ramat Hasharon, Ra’ana, Shfela, Gush Dan Hod Hasharon, Rosh Ha’Ayin, Kiryat Ono
8:03 am Ashkelon coastal region, Sha’ar HaNegev regional council
8:01 am Yad Mordechai, Netiv Ha’Asara
7:30 am Eshkol regional council – rocket exploded with no warning received