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Updated: Sunday’s List of Rocket Launches, Strikes, Injuries, and Damage

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

We’ve decided to open up a new list of rocket launches/strikes for Sunday. For all the previous launches up to Sunday morning  go here.

Watch a video of a Red Alert in Sderot.

11:18 PM Sdot HaNegev, Shaar HaNegev

9:11 PM Netovot, Rahat, Bnei Shimon, Sdot Negev

8:1 5 PM Eshkol

8:00 PM Sderot

7:58 PM Sderot

7:46 PM Eshkol

7:30 PM Eshkol

7:07 PM Eshkol

6:46 PM Kissufim

6:38 PM Eshkol

6:19 PM Eshkol

6:02 PM Eshkol

5:00 PM Shaar HaNegev

4:56PM Sderot

3:57 PM Ashkelon, Lachish, Shaa HaNegev

1:57 PM Be’er Sheva

1:04PM Ashkelon Beach

12:56 PM Sdot HaNegev

12:35 PM Ashkelon

12:31 PM Eshkol

12:31  PM Ashkelon Beach

12:29 PM Golan Heights (yeah, you read that right)

12:05 PM Shaar HaNegev

11:54 AM Shaar HaNegev. Sdot HaNegev, Eshkol

10:48 AM Double Header (again) – Sderot and Shaar HaNegev

10:17 AM Factory in Sderot suffers direct hit. No injuries.

10:09 AM Double Header – Sderot and Shaar HaNegev

9:50 AM Shaar HaNegev (4 rockets)

Jewish Press News Briefs

PM, Israeli Officials Respond to Gaza Attacks

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

At the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said terrorists would be “hit hard” in response to attacks on Israeli soldiers on civilians over the weekend.  “The world needs to understand that Israel won’t just sit by… we’re ready to heighten our response,” Netanyahu said.  “The IDF is acting, and will act, with force in Gaza.”

In an interview with Army Radio on Sunday, Minister of Strategic Affairs Moshe Ya’alon said “There’s no doubt that in the past two weeks we’ve been witnessing an intensification, which Hamas is responsible for,” Ya’alon said. “We are not going to let this stand… if need be, the IDF will know, with the instruction of the government, of course, what to do to keep exacting such a price that these provocations won’t pay off for them.”

Ya’alon recalled that targeted killings of terror leaders had been known to secure periods of quiet at the border.

When asked about entering Gaza in the style of the successful mission Operation Cast Lead, Ya’alon replied that  “everything is being weighed and will be weighed.”

On Sunday morning, Palestinian terrorists at least nine rockets into southern Israel, a total of over 40 since Saturday.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak also promised to respond to Hamas’s latest wave of aggression. “We will not let these incidents at the border go unanswered,” said Barak.

Malkah Fleisher

Sandy Strikes

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Fox News reports that at least 10 people are dead from the storm which first reached the New Jersey shore at around 6 PM.

The storm was downgraded from a hurricane, but it’s 85-mph winds (with gusts up to 90 mph) along with 13 foot ocean swells, caused by the 900 mile-wide storm, are wreaking havoc  in New Jersey and New York and surrounding states.

NYU Hospital was being evacuated after a generator failed.

Power was knocked out in different parts of Manhattan. Bridges and tunnels were closed. Part of the subway was flooded.

250,000 people in New York City are without power. There was also an explosion at a Con Ed substation on 14th Street.

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Lower East Side in the Eye of the Storm?

Monday, October 29th, 2012

It’s Sunday night, only hours until the super-mega-Frankenstorm Hurricane Sandy descends upon the Lower East Side, reports the Lower East Side’s LowDown website, adding: “It’s a little windy and might rain, but it may be the last time you go out for a while, so by all means — go out!”

Hurricane Sandy wind modeling from the National Weather Service.

Hurricane Sandy wind modeling from the National Weather Service.

This is crazy. For 37 years we lived on the Lower East Side and whenever a hurricane was approaching, it was always somewhere else, hundreds and thousands of miles away. Now it appears that Hurricane Sandy (did they have to pick a Jewish sounding name?) is expected to make landfall smack at the Lower East Side.

Angry Storm Clouds over the LES – photo by Vivienne Gucwa at http://nythroughthelens.com.

Angry Storm Clouds over the LES – photo by Vivienne Gucwa at http://nythroughthelens.com.

I received an email from my State Senator, Daniel Squadron, reporting that as of 7 PM, the MTA subway service stopped running. Elevators, heat and hot water were shut off in NYCHA buildings in Zone A (along the riverfront) at 7 PM. It’s possible elevators will also be shut off in other large buildings in Zone A.

At 9 PM, buses stopped running from Zone A NYCHA developments to evacuation shelters. MTA bus service also stopped running altogether at 9 PM.

The local website, The LowDown, published an image taken at the Fine Fare supermarket on Grand Street, which was packed with shoppers “stocking up before the big storm.” According to the LowDown, “the shelves are still mostly full but water and bread supplies seem to be running a little low.”

I took a look at the mandatory evacuation map and noted that the co-ops on Grand Street near the FDR Drive are not within the red zone. They should be strong enough to withstand a hurricane, with God’s help.

So now we’re sitting and waiting, here, in Netanya, Israel, for news from the old country. Our thoughts are with our family and friends on the LES – stay indoors and obey the Mayor, I suppose.

Monday morning shacharis services should be still held in the various shuls, according to an email I received from the Bialystoker Synagogue, but the weather later on Monday may prohibit people from leaving their homes safely for mincha and maariv. They will play it by ear. There are contact people in each co-op building who will know what’s the score.

The email reminded the locals that Rabbi Dovid Feinstein, the halachic authority of the neighborhood, made a shacharis minyan in his home in 2011, when Tropical Storm Irene was expected to hit the area.

The Bialystoker email thanked all the people for opening their homes for any minyanim that may be needed, and asked residents spread the word, help with chairs, siddurim, figuring out if a minyan is needed and if, should it be necessary, they may safely join a minyan in an adjacent building. Anyone who may not go to his regular minyan is asked to join a building minyan to assist those who need to say kaddish.

According to the LowDown, all day long, officials have been urging residents in New York’s Zone A to evacuate by 7 o’clock this evening. But they have been paying particular attention to the Smith Houses on James Street, near the Brooklyn Bridge. City Council member Margaret Chin and State Senator Daniel Squadron were among those on the scene at this NYCHA building, urging people to heed the evacuation order.

Yori Yanover

More Rockets from Gaza

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

At around 4:00 PM on Sunday, rockets from Gaza struck south of Ashkelon in an open area. No injuries or damage were reported.

At just after 4:37 PM, additional rockets from Gaza hit in the Eshkol region. Again, no injuries or damage were reported.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Rocket Attack from Gaza

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

At 11:53 PM on Saturday night, a rocket was launched from Gaza at the Eshkol region in Israel. The rocket fell in an open area.

Jewish Press News Briefs

EU’s Ashton Briefs Netanyahu on Iran Talks, PM: ‘Iran Playing for Time’

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton that Iran must agree to halt all uranium enrichment in upcoming talks.

Ashton was in Jerusalem on Wednesday to brief Netanyahu in the run-up to the second round of nuclear talks with Iran scheduled for May 23 in Baghdad.

Netanyahu also accused Iran of “playing for time” by agreeing to continue to negotiate with the six world powers: the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany. The powers and Iran met last month in Turkey, where they agreed to the Baghdad meeting.

Netanyahu invited Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and new coalition member Kadima head Shaul Mofaz to join the meeting with Ashton, Ha’aretz reported.

Mofaz has spoken out in the past against a unilateral Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities. The United States has called on Israel to hold off on attacking Iran and instead give sanctions time to take hold.

JTA

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