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UPDATED: Likud Primaries Extended to Monday

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Due to computer glitches that have prevented many Likud members from voting, Likud primary elections which were originally extended until midnight on Sunday, have now been extended to 9 PM on Monday.

Only 16% of Likud members were able to vote by 4 PM on Sunday and only 40% succeeded by 9 PM. Some Likud MKs have demanded this primary election be called off and rescheduled.

Two More Lebanese Rockets Neutralized

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

There are reports that two more rockets pointed at Israel from Lebanon were neutralized, presumably by the Lebanese army. Two earlier rockets were defused in Lebanon on Monday, November 19.

These 2 rockets were located near the town of Marjayoun.

Following the destruction of many buildings in Gaza by Israel, it is believed that people in Lebanon do not want to let Hezbollah drag them into a war with Israel that will result in the destruction of their country again.

Muslim Brothers’ Spring: Police Shoot Protestors in Tahrir Sq. (Video)

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Photos circulated on social media Tuesday of activist Gaber Salah Gaber, with claims that he was killed in clashes on the streets surrounding Mohamed Mahmoud. Head of the emergency department at Qasr al-Aini Hospital Hesham Abu Aisha says Gaber is currently on life support in the intensive care unit.

He told MENA that Gaber was shot by rubber bullets in his head, neck, chest and arm. Aisha added that Gaber has a hematoma on the right lung.

Aisha said that shots had injured Gaber’s brain and that surgical intervention would be useless.

Clashes that began on Monday flared up again after a day of calm on Tuesday evening with both protesters and police throwing rocks at one another in the area surrounding Mohamed Mahmoud Street.

Clashes broke out in downtown Cairo Monday evening after security forces used tear gas to disperse protesters and prevent them from approaching the Interior Ministry.

Protesters “of unknown affiliations” attempted to break into the Shura Council (the parliament’s upper house) building and the nearby Qasr Al-Eini Hospital, according to state-run news agency MENA. The entrance to the square from Qasr Al-Eini Street has also been closed off.

According to Al Ahram, also a semi-official publication, clashes between police forces and protesters, which have erupted intermittently since Monday afternoon, continued into Tuesday evening after protesters regrouped on Qasr Al-Eini Street adjacent to Tahrir Square.

Gunfire was still being heard intermittently around the flashpoint square, according to MENA. Earlier Tuesday evening, an Ahram Online reporter saw volunteer doctors attempting to remove birdshot pellets from a protester’s body.

Al Ahram reported that skirmishes broke out Monday afternoon when protesters commemorating the anniversary of last year’s clashes began fighting with Central Security Forces near interior ministry headquarters on Nubar Street.

But no one actually knows why the clashes started in the first place. The interior ministry said that fighting began when “lurkers” threw stones and Molotov cocktails at security officers on Qasr Al-Eini Street.

Dozens were injured in the subsequent clashes, including two currently in critical condition.

Eight policemen and 20 soldiers were injured during the clashes on Monday, the interior ministry said.

Human rights activists and lawyers said a number of protesters had been arrested in Tahrir Square early Tuesday morning.

According to Egypt Independent, members of youth and political groups in the city of Mahalla in the Nile Delta governorate of Gharbiya besieged a police station on Tuesday evening, chanting slogans denouncing the Interior Ministry and the Muslim Brotherhood and demanding the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi and retribution for victims of the Mohamed Mahmoud Street violence.

They also demanded the dismissal of Hesham Qandil’s Cabinet and bring to trial those responsible for the Assiut train accident that killed over 50 children on Saturday. They said they would continue to demonstrate until their demands are met, and warned President Morsy of a revolution that would topple him.

Monday War Update: IDF Soldier Kills Attempted Kidnapper (UPDATED)

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Day 6 of the war with Gaza. Updates for Monday, November 19, 2012

9:12 PM IDF soldier kills Arab in Southern Mt. Hebron area.

An Arab near Halhul attacked a soldier,in a kidnapping attempt. The soldier shot the terrorist. Simultaneous to the attack, Palestinian websites reported that an IDF soldier was kidnapped. It appears the site jumped the gun. All traffic in the area was stopped as soldiers searched to make sure no soldier was missing.

7:50 PM Prime Minister Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Liberman and Defense Minister Barak discussing terms of the cease-fire with Hamas at 9 PM tonight.

The main points are:

1) a 15 year Hudna

2) Hamas will not smuggle or import any weapons

3) Hamas will not attack Israel, or Israeli soldiers along the border

4) Israel reserves the right to attack Gaza if there is an imminent threat

5) President Morsi will be personally responsible, and sign as 3rd party guarantor.

 6:57 PM Prime Minister Netanyahu today to Hasbara activists:  We are in 4 different fronts, Homefront, Military, Diplomatic and Hasbara.  Your work in disputing the lie industry is a significant addition to the State of Israel.  There will be many great efforts needed in the coming days.

6:45 PM Reports of another successful targeted killing — 2-3 senior terrorists killed in Al-Buriej, Gaza, from the Popular Resistance terror group.

6:27 PM Air Raid sirens in Ashkelon

6:01 PM Arab rioters in Hevron throwing rocks at Beit Hadassah. Earlier today, IDF troops shot dead an Arab rioter who threw a firebomb at IDF troops.

5:55 PM Islamic Jihad Spox: Our retaliation against Israel [for killing 4 of our senior commanders] will be difficult, swift and painful. Ouch.

5:37 PM IDF Spokesman releasing names of Islamic Jihad terrorist leaders targeted in strike on communications building in Gaza. Keep in mind that the building is the HQ of the foreign press in Gaza.

1. Baha Abu al-Ata, commndr. of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Gaza City Brigade, involved in planning attacks against Israel, arms manufacturing, long-range rockets
2. Tissir Mahmoud Mahmed Jabari, senior PIJ operative, responsible for training within org & approving terrorist attacks against Israel
3. Halil Batini, PIJ senior operative, a key figure in org’s long-range rocket launching operations, responsible for internal security
4. Ramaz Harab, responsible for propaganda in PIJ Gaza City Brigade, aide to Tissir Jabari, former head of Sheikh Rajuan Division

4:54 PM  Ramez Harb, Head of Media for Saraya El Quds armed wing of Islamic Jihad was killed in strike on media center.

4:47 PM Forbes Israel reports that the Lebanon army dismantled 2 rockets pointed at Israel. Interesting

4:42 PM Arab sources report of SA-7 Grail Surface-to-Air missile at unmanned drone east of Gaza.

4:40PM 7 rockets fall in Eshkol region. No injuries.

4:30 PM More air raid sirens in Sha’ar HaNegev. IDF destroys Hamas communications building in Gaza UPDATE: Palestinian sources reporting that Ramiz Ha’adiv, one of the commanders of Islamic Jihad’s military wing killed in attack. Well done!

4:04 PM Egyptian sources: Armed group blowing up IEDs on Sinai border.

3:12 PM Eshkol – missile volley

2:48 PM Palestinian violence near Rachel’s Tomb (Kever Rachel). Palestinians fighting with police.

2:03 PM Iron Dome intercepts rockets at Be’er Sheva

1:56 PM Beer Sheva, Negev. DON’T GO OUTSIDE! Large barrage on its way!

12:50 PM Sderot, Sha’ar HaNegev

11:51 AM Sderot, Shaar Hanegev

11:29 AM Be’er Sheva

11:16 AM Bnei Shimon

11:13 AM Gan Yavne, Gederot, Ashkelon Beach, Kiryat Melachi

11:02 AM Eshkol

10:49 AM Biurim and Patish

10:48 AM Ofakim

10:43 AM Grad hits Ashkelom School. School was empty, thank God.

10:34 AM Be’er Tuvia

10:33 AM  IDFSPOX:

A 40% decline in rocket launches from Gaza into Israel.

Israel destroyed 40 tunnels between Rafiach and Sinai.

In the past 12 hours, IDF has hit 6 rocket teams.

Israel will continue to issue warnings by breaking into the Gazan radio channels warning them away from areas to be attacked and away from Hamas and Islamic Jihad soldiers so they won’t be injured.

10:29 AM A total of 10 rockets from Gaza this morning.

 10:17 AM 60,000 reserve orders sent out.

10:09 AM Siren: Kissufim

10:07 AM Siren: Eshkol

9:58 AM Sha’ar HaNegev

9:29 AM Eshkol

7:21 AM   Overnight actions:

IDF attacked 80 terror sites, 1,350 since the beginning of the operation.

Underground rocket launching sites that shot at Kiryat Melachi were destroyed.

Building belonging to senior terror officials were targeted that were used as command centers, or as weapon storage facilities.

A number of rocket crews were killed.

6:56 AM No school today if you’re within a 40 KM radius from Gaza. Full reporting will begin soon.

Fake Bomb Planted on Jerusalem’s Light Rail

Monday, November 19th, 2012

A bomb decoy was discovered on Jerusalem’s light rail Monday morning, the second time in a week that a fake device was planted on the popular commuter route.

The object consisted of a box with wires inside a bag.  Jerusalem’s elite bomb squad was called in to investigate, causing a postponement of train service.

Police say the “bombs” are intended to frighten Jerusalemites, and encouraged citizens to maintain vigilance, reporting any suspicious objects to authorities.

 

Overnight Air Strikes Hit 80 Terror Sites in Gaza, Kill 17, Injure 30

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Overnight, the IDF targeted approximately 80 terror sites throughout the Gaza Strip, including underground rocket launching sites, terror tunnels, and training bases, inflicting severe damage to the rocket launching capabilities of terror organizations operating out of the Gaza Strip.

The IDF targeted buildings owned by senior terrorist operatives, used as command posts and weapon storage facilities. IAF aircraft, with the support of Israeli Navy soldiers, targeted several Hamas police headquarters throughout the Gaza Strip. The IDF also targeted several Hamas-affiliated terrorist squads as they prepared to fire rockets towards Israel, including the squad responsible for firing rockets towards the community of Nahal Oz earlier this morning.

The sites that were targeted have been positively identified by precise intelligence over the course of months.

Since the start of Operation Pillar of Defense, the IDF has targeted 1,350 terror sites throughout the Gaza Strip.

The Ma’an news agency reported at 8:42 Monday morning that overnight multiple IAF air strikes killed fourteen people and injured at least 70 as Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip entered its sixth day.

Israeli aircraft targeted a car in the central Gaza Strip on Monday morning, killing three, eyewitnesses said. Tamer Bashir, Amin al-Bashir and Salah Bashir were killed when the vehicle they were traveling in was hit in the refugee camp of Deir al-Balah.

Earlier, Abu Zour, 19, Ahed Al-Qatati, 38, and Sahar Abu Zour were killed, along with a 4-year-old child, after air strikes hit a house in the al-Zaitoun neighborhood of Gaza City.

Muhammad Salameh Jundi, 31, was killed in the al-Shujaiyeh neighborhood, Imad Abu Hamda, 30, was killed in al-Shati refugee camp, and Jalal Nasr, 35, died from wounds sustained in a strike on Jabalia, north of Gaza. An infant was killed there as well.

Thirty other people were wounded in the attacks and reporters in Gaza City said a massive blast at 2 AM damaged a police station.

In Rafah, three people were killed in two air strikes targeting the city. One person was reported injured.

Altogether, Ma’an reported 88 Arabs killed and hundreds injured in the attacks so far.

Iran Holds Massive Air Defense Drill

Monday, November 12th, 2012

As rocket barrages assault southern Israel, Iran launched its own air operations Monday, in the form of massive air defense drills.

Velayat-4 maneuvers will span 850,000 square kilometers – about half of the entire country – this week, and will include 8,000 troops from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard and other military arms, F-4, F-5, F-7, F-14 fighter planes, bombers, refueling planes, drones, and missile and artillery systems, according to Iranian media on Monday.

Last week, tensions flared between the US and Iran when Iranian warplanes fired at an unarmed US drone over international waters on November 1. Iran said the craft violated its airspace.

Though the drills seem ominously tied to the incident and to Israel’s current security situation, the drills appear to have been in the works since September.

Iran also held “Great Prophet 7” missile exercises in July, and announced in August that it had tested short-range missiles under a new guidance system capable of reaching land and sea targets.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/iran-holds-massive-air-defense-drill/2012/11/12/

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