According to a report by Ynet, seven people, including five soldiers, were injured in a rocket attack on the Eshkol Regional Council on Wednesday afternoon. One soldier , an officer in the army reserves, was critically injured, and the others were hurt lightly to moderately.Malkah Fleisher
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The Jerusalem District Court, in a landmark decision 10 years in the making, ruled on Sunday that the Palestinian Authority can be sued in Israeli court for damages suffered by an Israeli Arab tortured and kidnapped by their security forces on suspicion of spying for Israel.
The case will not only enable Arab victims of PA intimidation to find justice, but will allow terror victims to sue the PA for compensation.
According to a report by The Times of Israel, the case was brought in 2002 by a man who was suspected by the PA of being an informant for Israel. In 1999, the man was kidnapped twice – once in Israeli-controlled Hebron and once in Jerusalem outside the school in which he taught. PA security forces allegedly tortured Rajoub during questioning, even firing a gun next to his head in a mock execution.
He was severely disabled, and tried bringing a suit against the PA in Israeli court for NIS 10 million. However, the PA said it could not be sued in Israeli court, and that the man should attempt to sue in PA court.
Judge Moshe Drori ruled that the man could sue the PA in Israeli court for injuries and suffering, and set in motion deliberation over the amount of compensation to be paid out. The method of extracting the settled amount is undetermined.Malkah Fleisher
4:45 PM Rocket falls in S’derot. Unconfirmed report of rocket landing in Rishon. UPDATE: Sirens in S’derot were false. But reports of rocket landing in Ashdod.
4:42 PM Sirens heard in Rishon L’Tzion which is much closer to the Dan Region. No report of rockets.
4:37 PM More rockets fired over Sderot as air ride sirens sound once more.
4:13 PM Foreign press (Sky News, Al Arabiya) reporting that Israel has offered a “cease fire” starting at 5 PM. UPDATE: Reporter on Arutz 2 has said IDF has no plans to stop any time soon.
4:04 PM Direct hit on small factory in Sha’ar HaNegev. No injuries reported.
3:57 PM Rachel’s Tomb closed to visitors due violent Arab protests, throwing rocks and molotov cocktails. 3:53 PM 5 additional rockets fired over Eshkol region. 3:44 PM Reports of IAF planes striking in Khan Yunis.
3:28 PM British Ambassador to Israel in Kiriyat Melachi declares UK’s full support for Israel’s defensive actions and her full right to self defense.
3:27 PM Since the start of Israel’s actions in Gaza IAF has destroyed over 100 long range Hamas missile launchers. 3:20 PM Violent protest in front of Bahad 3 army base in Samaria. 40 people throwing rocks at civilian cars and army vehicles.
3:19 PM Another rocket fired at Sderot.
3:16 PM 3 soldiers wounded by mortar fire in Eshkol region. One with medium wounds and two with light.
3:15 PM Air Raid sirens in Eshkol and Tze’ilim
3:11 PM Kasam rocket falls in Sderot. No word of injuries.
2:58 PM Rockets fired over Sderot.
2:50 PM Security Committee of the Knesset has decided on a broad call up of reserve units.
2:38 PM Multiple rockets fired, sirens in Ashkelon and Asheklon Beach regional council.
2:35 PM Building in Kiryat Melachi that was struck with rocket has been evacuated for fear that it will collapse.
The Israel Zionist Council has organized a day of fun for children from Israel’s south. According to a report by Israel National News, 25 buses containing 1,200 children will be in Jerusalem for a day of rest, including a visit to the Biblical Zoo.Malkah Fleisher
Unconfirmed reports from Arab media: Syria has attacked Israeli bases in Golan in retaliation to the aggression on Gaza. Unconfirmed. Investigating…
Update: As this report from the Arab media cannot be confirmed at this time, we are assuming it’s false.Jewish Press News Briefs
We have noted here many times that the thuggish rocket-men of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip manage to crash their rockets onto the Arab side of the Gaza/Israel fence regularly. The inevitable injuries and damage that result are, as far as we can tell, never reported. It’s only news when the party doing the injuring or damaging is Israel.
In a small effort to correct that distortion, here is a status report from the GANSO website. GANSO describes itself thus:
The Gaza NGO Safety Office (GANSO) is a project of CARE International, funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) with the aim of providing the information and analysis the NGO community needs in order to implement humanitarian projects safely.
Here’s a snapshot of the GANSO “Incident Alerts” page we captured at 10:00 pm, Tuesday night, November 13, 2012.
The “incident” in row 2 reads:
“11/13/2012 13:00 13 NOV, 1300hrs: Pal. ops. fired 1 HMR from E of Jabalia, NG, toward the Green Line. The rocket dropped short and hit a house E of Jabalia, NG. No injuries reported.”
We will interpret that for you. In English, in our words, it says:
Palestinian Arab terrorists from among the numerous such murderous groups active here in Gaza under the leadership and direction of Hamas, the Gazan branch of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood, fired a Qassam rocket, likely of the kind manufactured in Iran or China (but that we prefer to call “Home Made Rockets” or HMRs in order to hide what’s really going on), in the sort-of-general direction of Israel around 1:00 pm today. They intended to hit civilian Israelis, Israeli property, Israeli schools or Israeli vehicles – in short, anything Israeli. This technique is called taking pot-shots. The rocket, as happens so often when ideological idiots are given access to dangerous tools, did not manage to make it as far as the Gaza/Israel border. Instead it crashed down onto a residential section of the town of Jabalia, a Palestinian Arab settlement located on the northern edge of Gaza City. There, it penetrated the roof of a house. No one dared to report any injuries.”
Interestingly, AFP put out a syndicated news report in the last few hours [“New Israeli warnings on Gaza after rocket fire“] in which this nugget appears:
“Palestinian eyewitnesses on Tuesday afternoon reported new shelling in Jabaliya, in northern Gaza, where AFP reporters saw damage to a house.”
AFP offers no further identifying details. Like all the other news services operating in Gaza, AFP also fails consistently to report on the ongoing phenomenon of Gazan Palestinian Arab rockets falling onto the heads of Gazan Palestinian Arabs. Evidently their customers have no interest in reports of that kind.
This photo (at right) shows the one damaged house in Jabalia that gets into today’s news – probably the one seen by the AFP reporter. The caption reads “A Palestinian man inspect damage in his house after an Israeli air strike in the Jabalia refugee camp on November 13, 2012.”
There’s an excellent chance the reporter has either no idea what really caused the damage, or no interest in knowing. Of course, we might be wrong. And so might AFP, but we doubt you will hear them admit that.
Visit This Ongoing War.Frimet and Arnold Roth
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will soon issue a report showing that Iranian nuclear centrifuges are dramatically increasing their production, according to a report by the AFP.
The watchdog group says Iran has completed the installation of 2,700 new centrifuges at its Fordo plant, which is buried deep in a mountain range and is considered impenetrable by air assault.
US President Barack Obama has said sanctions are having a strong impact on Iran. Israel has asked the US to institute “red line” standards, the infraction of which by Iran would lead to a US military response. The Obama administration said it would not institute such measures.
Aerial photos have shown Iran conducting clean ups of the areas around nuclear plants to eliminate evidence of their activities.Malkah Fleisher