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December 21, 2014 / 29 Kislev, 5775
 
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Rocket Fire Returns to Southern Israel – Again!

Friday, December 19th, 2014

NYC, NY – Rocket fire returned to southern Israel on Friday, disrupting the Sabbath preparations of local residents again, despite initial attempts by government officials to keep the news from leaking out.

The IDF announced in the morning hours it was checking reports to see whether the activation of the Red Alert system had been a “false alarm.”

It was the third such event to occur in southern Israel in recent weeks. It follows by a few days the European Parliament’s decision to remove Hamas from the European Union’s list of foreign terror groups.

Gaza’s ruling Hamas terror organization has been test firing its rapidly improving arsenal of mortar shells, rockets and missiles into the Mediterranean for months.

By early afternoon, Israeli military officials announced that this time Gaza terrorists had, in fact, aimed their weapons directly at southern Israeli civilians. It was the first time since the end of the summer’s counter terror Operation Protective Edge the IDF had admitted a rocket landed within Israeli territory.

This is also the third time a rocket has been fired at southern Israel, and has exploded on the Israeli side of the border, since the end of this summer’s 50-day war.

The Red Alert siren was heard blaring through communities in the Eshkol Regional Council district, located less than 15 seconds away by rocket fire from the Gaza border.

The Qassam rocket itself exploded in an open area, where it caused no property damage and no physical injuries to local residents.

An Eshkol resident commented that people living in the area have been holding their breath for months, waiting for the “other shoe to drop,” so to speak.

“The war ended… but nothing was done to change the reality,” Anat Hefetz told Ynet. “For four months already nothing has been done to prevent this… No initiatve was taken. We left the area on the other side to be controlled by Hamas… There are always infiltrations, attempts to shoot rockets and ‘false alarms.’ It does not surprise us,” she said.

Weeks ago, it became clear that Hamas has also resumed its terrorist tunnel building activity as well. The organization was able to pull materials for the construction from the limited goods allowed into Gaza by Israel due to pressure from the international community.

(Ed. Note: Story filed from New York before the start of the Sabbath.)
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For readers familiar with our wartime coverage, Friday’s rocket report log looked like this:

12:36 PM – Army admits that a rocket actually landed in Israel in an open area. This is the first time since Operation Protective Edge that the IDF admits that a rocket landed within Israel’s territory.

No injuries or damage reported.

11:46 AM A rocket alert was heard in the Eshkol region.

The IDF is checking if this is a false alarm or if there was a rocket launch, and if so, where did the rocket fall.

Rocket Fire Resumes on South

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

A rocket from Gaza hit an open area in the Eshkol region on Friday night.

Initially, the IDF claimed the rocket fell short and landed in Gaza, which is why the siren didn’t go off, but the IDF later updated the report, and said the rocket fell in the Eshkol region.

Subsequently, it is not clear why the Red Alert siren didn’t go off.

The rocket remains haven’t yet been found.

The army is also indicating that it is not clear if the Hamas terrorist organization or a different terrorist group launched the rocket, not that this makes much difference, as Hamas is supposedly in charge of Gaza.

Residents in the Eshkol region say it is only a matter of time before the next round of fighting with Hamas.

Real False Alarm in Eshkol Region

Monday, October 20th, 2014

12:25pm Another false alarm rocket alert was heard in a community in the Eshkol region.

Apparently this alert was not the result of a rocket launch, but an actual false alarm accidentally triggered by a system tech. We forgive him.

IDF Confirms: Rocket Launched from Gaza

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

The IDF has confirmed that a rocket was launched from Gaza at approximately 6:30pm on Tuesday. The rocket landed in the Eshkol Region.

no injuries or damage has been reported.

The rocket siren did not go off.

This would be the first confirmed violation of the ceasefire since Operation Protective Edge ended.

Hamas claims they don’t know of any rocket that were launched today. They also initially claimed to have had no connection to the kidnapping of the 3 boys in Gush Etzion in June, until they finally admitted that they did it.

On Monday, the siren went off, and the IDF said no rockets were launched at Israel, but Gazan sources claim they did launch a rocket, but it fell short and it landed in Gaza.

There are sources in Israel that claim that internally the IDF is double-checking to see if perhaps a rocket was launched yesterday, after all.

Haim Yelin, the head of the Eshkol regional council said in response to the attack, “We will not accept rockets falling on our communities. We will assess how our leaders choose to protect its citizens. We expect the government to act to bring quiet to the region.”

UPDATE: Gaza Rocket Alert (12:04pm)

Monday, September 15th, 2014

12:04pm IDF says there was no rocket launch at Israel from Gaza.

Gazan sources say a rocket misfired and landed inside Gaza.

No explosions or rocket landings were heard inside Israel.

Conclusion: It’s more likely that no rocket was launched and it was a false alarm.

We will update this article, if we learn something new.

11:44am Initial report: Rocket launched from Gaza at 11:28am fell short. Landed inside Gaza, near the border.

11:39 am (Unrelated) Rocket Siren heard in Karnei Shomron (in the Shomron) - Unannounced siren test – really bad timing.

11:28am So we’re all sitting here, working and minding our own business, when that familiar sounds rings out.

11:28am Rocket Alert – Ashkelon Coast.

 

 

 

 

Live Updates: Rockets Still Falling – Keep Away (Last Update: 11:06pm)

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

11:06pm Sapir, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Sderot, Gaza border, Ashkelon, Ashkelon, Ashkelon

10:17pm Kerem Shalom

9:04pm Ashkelon Coast

8:49pm Eshkol

8:12pm Eshkol

7:47pm Eshkol

7:44pm A Hamas spokesperson has warned airlines to not fly into Ben-Gurion starting 6am tomorrow (Thursday), according to a YNet report. It’s actually things like that that makes Israel hit Hamas even harder.

7:35pm Kerem Shalom

7:32pm Ashkelon targeted a few times. We’re going to guess that Deif my have been eliminated today, and that’s why there are more rockets than usual.

7:23pm Ashkelon COast, Kfar Maimon, Shaar Negev, Sdot Negev…

7:16pm Eshkol

7:13pm Multiple Rocket alerts Sderot… Sha’ar HaNegev

7:10pm Rocket Alerts Sderot… Sha’ar HaNegev

7:04pm Hof Ashkelon

7:00pm As of right now, there have been 140 Rocket alerts today.

6:45pm Or Yehuda, Petach Tikva, Kiryat Ono, Sharon, Shfela, Rishon L’Tzion…
Explosions heard over Tel Aviv

6:39pm-6:41pm Ashkelon, Gaza Border, Be’er Sheva – Barrage on Be’er Sheva, Barrage on Ashkelon

6:01pm Eshkol

5:55pm Beer Sheva – Barrage

5:54pm Beer Sheva – Barrage & Shaar HaNegev too

17:42 pm Ashkelon and surrounds

5:21pm Hamas claims it targeted Noa offshore gas rig.

16:39 pm Kerem Shalom

16:30 pm Gaza Belt communities (they are very focused on these people)

16:29 pm Gaza Belt communities (again!)

16:21 pm Gaza Belt communities

15:52 pm Segev Shalom and Bnei Shimon Regional Council districts

15:48 pm Gaza Belt communities

15:21 pm Multiples: Ashkelon and surrounds, Gaza Belt communities

15:04 pm Multiples: Gaza Belt communities

14:59 pm Gaza Belt communities, again! (Nahal Oz, Alumim)

14:55 pm Gaza Belt communities

14:53 pm Be’er Sheva

14:46 pm Multiples: Kerem Shalom

14:43 pm Yad Mordechai

13:57 pm Ashkelon, Ashkelon coastal region district (House sustains direct hit, damage but no one home – a miracle!)

13:57 pm Kibbutz Sufa, Gaza Belt communities and surrounds

13:49 pm Sapir College, Sderot, Gaza Belt communities

13:43 pm Multiples: Ashkelon, Gaza Belt communities

13:31 pm Kiryat Malachi, Gan Yavne

13:27 pm Ashdod

13:26 pm Ashdod (again!) and surrounding communities (in case they miss)

13:25 pm Multiples: Gaza Belt communities, Ashdod, Ashkelon coastal region

13:15 pm Multiples: Ashkelon coastal region

13:11 pm Ashkelon

13:09 pm Ashdod

13:08 pm Ashkelon

13:07 pm Multiples: Ashdod and surrounds

12:52 pm Kerem Shalom

12:36 pm Kibbutz Sufa, Holit and surrounds

12:20pm Yad Mordechai, Netiv Ha’Asara

12:12pm Multiples: Ashdod and surrounds

12:10pm Multiples: Gaza Belt communities

11:55am Multiples: Sderot (we haven’t forgotten you), Ashkelon Coast, Shaar Negev

11:53am Ashkelon

11:31am Eshkol – Multiple

11:26am Two rockets in Eshkol attack land inside town, as Hamas targets civilians. There is damage, but no injuries, besides shock.

Three rockets from last night also landed inside Eshkol communities, lightly damaging homes.

11:05am Over 25 rockets fired in Israel over the past 2 hours.

10:59am ZIM ship successfully unloading in Oakland, and police do their job against anti-Semitic protesters.

10:58-9am Ashkelon Coast, Eshkol, Gaza Border. BARRAGE…

10:55am Eshkol, Gaza Border, Ashkelon…

10:48am Kerem Shalom

10:43am Gaza Border

10:40am Ashkelon

10:39am Gaza Border

10:37am Ashkelon, Ashkelon

10:36am Ashdod

10:35am Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Gaza Border…

10:32am Eshkol

10:26 Ashkelon Coast, Eshkol

10:25am Ashkelon

10:24am Kerem Shalom, Sdot Negev, Shaar Negev, Ashkelon Coast, Eshkol

10:22am Ashkelon Coast area

10:16am Sdot Negev, Shaar Negev

10:10am Erez, Ashkelon Coast area

10:08am Ashkelon Coast area

9:59m Ashkelon Coast area x2

9:56am Ashkelon Coast area

9:34am Ashkelon Coast x2

9:10am Eshkol

8:23am Ashkelon, Eshkol

8:11am Ashdod, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Ashkelon, Ashkelon, and some Gaza border communities too.

8:10am Barrage: Ashkelon Coast x8

Ashdod, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ashkelon

8:01am Ashkelon Coast

7:32am Sdot Negev, Shaar Negev

7:28am Reminder – the IDF is trying out a new policy of where they don’t sound the alarm if a rocket is going to definitely land in an open area. The alerts will indicate where a rocket will land, or will fall if intercepted.

7:20am Good morning. Catching up below with the rockets this earlier morning…

6:56am Eshkol region. Grad misile

6:07am Eshkol region,  Ashkelon region

 

Instructions from Home Front Command for All Areas of Israel

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Defensive measures to be taken within the 0-40 km radius, Gaza envelope, Ashkelon, Ashdod and Beer Sheva and environs:

When the alert or loud booms are heard, immediately enter the safe room or shelter with the time alloted for your zone.

No meetings or gatherings of more than 300 persons in open or closed area. Gatherings of less than 300 people are allowed with no restrictions.

In the areas of Gaza envelope, Ashkelon, Ashdod and Beer Sheva and environs, activities of kindergartens, camps, or day care centers are suspended.

Workplaces, including those not critical – no restrictions.

Shopping centers: according to restrictions of gatherings, no more than 300 people.  

Areas of Negev, Shefela, Bet Shemesh, Shomron, Yehuda, Dan (Tel Aviv area), Jerusalem, Sharon, Emek Hefer, Jordan Valley (40-80 km):

When the alert or loud booms are heard, immediately enter the safe room or shelter with the time alloted for your zone.

No meetings or gatherings of more than 1000 persons in open area. Gatherings in closed areas are allowed with no restrictions.

Activities of kindergartens, camps, or day care centers – no restrictions.

Workplaces, including those not critical – no restrictions.

Shopping centers: no restrictions, except as according to restrictions of gatherings, no more than 1000 people in open areas.  

Rest of country: routine:

When the alert or loud booms are heard, immediately enter the safe room or shelter with the time alloted for your zone.

Meetings or gatherings – no restrictions.

Kndergartens, camps, and day care centers – no restrictions.

Workplaces, including those not critical – no restrictions.

Shopping centers – no restrictions.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/instructions-from-home-front-command-for-all-areas-of-israel/2014/07/18/

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