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July 24, 2014 / 26 Tammuz, 5774
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2 Injured by Mortar

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Two people were injured in a mortar strike from Gaza. The people were transported to Soroka hospital in Beer Sheva by helicopter, according to Channel 2

UPDATE: 9:15 pm – Their condition has been reevaluated. 1 is lightly injured, 1 is moderately injured.

When Lawyers Run the War, You Can’t Win

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

PM Netanyahu told the Foreign Affair and Defense Committee in a meeting yesterday that the lawyers won’t allow Israel to shut off the water and electricity to Gaza.

He said this in response to a request by the committee chairman, Minister Ze’ev Elkin, for Israel to take a more harsh response against Gaza, including shutting off the water and electricity.

Netanyahu said he will bomb them a little harder.

We’re glad the lawyers permit that.

Still, one wonders, if we moved the lawyers to Sderot, would they come up with a different legal opinion?

Hamas Psychobabble: “Start Counting the Number of Coffins You’ll Need”

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reports that Hamas has broadcasted on their Al-Aqsa TV numerous videos in Hebrew in the past days in an attempt at psychological warfare against Israel, or at least in an attempt to make its own people think it is successfully intimidating Israel.

The videos include threats in broken Hebrew to return to suicide bombings, stabbings and other terror attacks against Israelis. Hamas also falsely claimed to have hit the Israeli Knesset and made it “tremble” once, and threatened to do it again.

The clips include threats such as: “Zionists, wait and see terror attacks, stabbing everywhere. Wait for suicide attacks on every bus, café and street. Wait for the rage and for revenge for Gaza, wait for the flames of the West Bank, inside you,” or “Zionists, [we] can reach you above ground and below it. So start counting the number of coffins you’ll need in these months,” and “Zionists, do you still remember the rockets that made Tel-Aviv and the Israeli Parliament tremble? We just wanted to tell you that we have thousands of them.”

As Hamas keeps launching rockets against Israel, and as Israel’s Operation ‘Protective Edge’ responds by targeting Hamas’ terror infrastructure, Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement is openly supporting Hamas and has produced their own videos in Hebrew.

PMW has documented threats made by Fatah on social media, and today Fatah posted two videos threatening Israelis:

“A message to the Israeli government and the Israeli people: Death will reach you from the south to the north. Flee our country and you won’t die. The KN-103 rocket is on its way toward you.”

Operation ‘Protective Edge’ Enters its Third Day

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

JERUSALEM – Gazan terrorists continued to fire rockets at Israeli civilian targets throughout the night.

Since midnight, 8 rockets have been fired at Israel by Hamas terrorists and the IDF has hit 54 terror targets in the Gaza Strip. In the past 24 hours, more than 105 rockets were launched from Gaza towards Israel. In response to the continued rocket fire, the IDF struck 326 targets across the Gaza Strip including concealed rocket launchers, terror tunnels, training bases, military compounds, weapons storage and manufacturing facilities, and additional sites utilized as control centers by senior Hamas terrorists.

For the second night in a row, Hamas tried to send terrorists into Kibbutz Zikim, via the sea. The terrorists were again spotted by the IDF. Both terrorists were killed. No IDF soldiers were injured in the attack.

The IDF is currently focusing its efforts on destroying the terror infrastructure in Gaza from the air and targeting terrorist leaders and commanders. The IAF targeted the homes of several Hamas commanders yesterday who used their homes as terror command centers. Early this morning, the IDF targeted three Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists who were involved in the manufacturing of medium-range rockets. Accurate hits were registered. Hamas has resorted again to using human shields to protect their infrastructure. The population seems to be gladly cooperating with them, and this has caused the IDF to abort missions. This further boosts the number of civilian casualties in Gaza. The IDf has stated it is doing its outmost to avoid such assurances.

Reports of a possible IDF incursion into Gaza are intensifying. Israel is deploying a third infantry brigade alongside two others already on the border and is continuing to call up more reserves, army spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner said in a briefing.
Since the start of Operation ‘Protective Edge’, over 360 rockets have been fired towards Israel and the IDF has targeted approximately 780 targets, with both naval and aerial capabilities.

Rockets and Fighting Generate Financial Loss

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Israel’s Tax Authority announced yesterday (Jul. 8) that over 100 claims have been made so far as a result of damage caused by the rockets in the south, totaling at 10,000,000 NIS.

The Tax Authority has sent out their appraisers to provide initial assistance to citizens whose property has been damaged by the fighting.

At least 35 cars were destroyed, 52 structures were damaged and 12 claims were made regarding damage caused to agriculture. Further damage was caused to municipal property and infrastructure.

Two families whose homes were severely hit were evacuated to hotels.

Despite Rockets, 64 New American Olim Arrive in Israel Today

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Ben-Gurion Airport – Despite the deteriorating security situation, 64 new immigrants from the United States made aliyah to Israel today. The new Israelis hail from Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia, and range in age from eight months to 92 years.

Lottie Herman, the oldest member of the group, fled Germany to America in 1939. She will be settling in Jerusalem.

Another olah chadasha (new immigrant), 26-year-old Becky Kupchan, said she was moving from her native Chicago to Beer Sheva, the capital city of the Negev.

“Although the security situation in Israel is very tense right now, and in Beer Sheva where I’m about to move rockets are falling, I am not afraid. I trust the Israeli government and the IDF,” said Kupchan, after she arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport. “I’m a Jew and I’ve always dreamed about making Aliyah to Israel, my home — and at home you always feel safe.”

“The Olim who’ve chosen to make Aliya to Israel during these challenging days are real heroes, and each one of them fills our heart with pride and great inspiration,” said Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Nefesh B’Nefesh. “Becky from Chicago, who has chosen to live in the city of Beer Sheva in the South, is one of them and we will do whatever we can to assist her in her new home in the State of Israel.”

Tuesday’s group aliyah was made in partnership with the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption, the Jewish Agency for Israel, KKL and JNF-USA, and Nefesh B’Nefesh.

According to Nefesh B’Nefesh 97% of its olim have remained in Israel thanks to its support programs and comprehensive social services to more than 38,000 newcomers.

The new Israeli citizens will be moving to Beit Shemesh, Givat Shmuel, Hadera, Jerusalem, Karmiel, Modiin, Nes Tziona, Ra’anana, Ramat Beit Shemesh, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv and Beer Sheva.

Note to Self: Deputy Minister of Defense – “Cut Power, Fuel Supply to Gaza”

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

JERUSALEM – Deputy Minister of Defense Danny Danon (Likud) demanded this morning during the Security Cabinet meeting that Israel stop supplying Gaza with electricity and fuel.

“The supplying of electricity and fuel to the Gaza Strip must be stopped immediately”, said Danon, “It’s inconceivable that on one hand we are fighting the Hamas and on the other hand we supply them with electricity and fuel used for the propelling of rockets fired at us.”

He demanded that Israel use all its leverage to bring Hamas to a cease fire.

This morning an Egyptian news site quoted an Egyptian military official who stated that Egypt has destroyed 19 tunnels connecting the Gaza Strip to the Sinai. This further hinders the Hamas’ supply and rearmament efforts.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/note-to-self-deputy-minister-of-defense-cut-power-fuel-supply-to-gaza/2014/07/09/

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