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Israeli Air Force Strikes Gaza After Midnight Rocket Attack

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

IAF aircrafts targeted two Hamas sites in southern Gaza at about 3 am Thursday in response to an earlier rocket attack aimed at southern Israel.

Gaza terrorists launched a rocket towards southern Israel at around 11:30 pm Wednesday night, just as Lag B’Omer bonfire celebrations were wrapping up around the country.

No Red Alert air raid siren was activated to warn residents in the Gaza Belt area that an attack was imminent.

A second rocket fired at Israel allegedly fell short and landed inside Gaza, according to Arab media.

The short-range missile hit an open area in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council district in the Gaza Belt region. No injuries were reported. Since the beginning of the year, nine rockets fired from Gaza have landed in Israeli territory.

“The IDF holds Hamas accountable for all attacks emanating from the Gaza Strip,” the IDF Spokesperson said in a statement to media.

However, the Omar Hadid Brigade, a small Salafi terrorist group, claimed responsibility for the attack, according to Walla! News.

Hana Levi Julian

Update: Rocket Siren in Southern Israel ‘False Alarm’

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Residents of southern Israel were sent running to shelters Wednesday night when they heard the Red Alert air raid siren warning them of an incoming rocket attack in Gaza Belt region communities.

However, Israeli defense officials notified media within the hour that apparently the sirens that activated in numerous Gaza border communities had been triggered by mistake, and the alert was a “false alarm.”

Reportedly there were sounds of explosions on the other side of Israel’s southern border in the northern Sinai Peninsula, but it is not clear whether the two incidents were related.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel Retaliates with Air Strikes for Gaza Rocket Attacks

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

The Israel Air Force struck four Hamas terror targets in northern Gaza on Saturday following a barrage of rocket attacks fired at southern Israel on Friday night.

Red alert sirens activated in Sderot and the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council district, sending families scrambling for cover shortly after 10 pm.

Four Qassam rockets launched from Gaza exploded in open fields around the district within seconds after the alerts sounded.

Gaza’s ruling Hamas terror organization claimed responsibility for the attack.

The rocket attack was “just one example of extremist incessant efforts to threaten the security and safety of the people of southern Israel,” said IDF Spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner. “The IDF will continue to act to protect against those who threaten innocent lives and Israel’s sovereignty.”

In response, Israeli fighter pilots were in the skies over Gaza by morning to retaliate. Local sources said missiles landed near a Hamas training base.

Hamas officials told international media that a family home near Beit Lahiya was hit by debris from the attack, allegedly killing two Arab siblings, ages 10 and 6, in the process.

Alon Shuster, head of the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, expressed sorrow for the Gazan casualties. Still, he said, “These injuries are a result of the justified response of the State of Israel to the aggression against it. Our residents not only demand quiet, they also are creating a routine: Just after the (rocket) fire, my son went out to a party set for that time in [local community] Nahal Oz.”

Tazpit Press Service contributed to this article.

Hana Levi Julian

Rocket Fire Hits Southern Israel in New Attack by Gaza Terrorists

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Gaza terrorists struck southern Israel in a new rocket attack Monday morning, just as Israeli school children were setting out for school.

The Color Red incoming rocket alert warning system did not activate, apparently because it was determined that the missile would miss populated areas.

The rocket did indeed land in an open area, authorities reported, and security personnel are searching for the impact site, which radar tracked to the Eshkol Regional Council district.

There were no reports of physical injuries or property damage anywhere in the district.

Al Qaeda and Da’esh (ISIS)-linked Salafi Muslim terror groups have been responsible for most of the recent rocket fire that has been launched recently at Israel from Gaza. These global jihad groups have spent the past several years locked in a power struggle with Hamas, hoping to win control over the enclave.

Nevertheless, Israel holds the ruling Hamas terrorist organization responsible for any attacks emanating from the region. The IDF retaliates “proportionally’ for rocket and mortar fire that crosses the border into Israel.

Hana Levi Julian

Mortar Shells Explode on the Golan Heights

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Residents of the Golan Heights were sent racing for their bomb shelters again Tuesday morning when the Color Red incoming rocket alert siren activated.

Three mortar shells exploded in the northern part of the region, according to the IDF.

The shelling was allegedly not the result of a deliberate attack, but rather were “errant fore as a result of the internal fighting in Syria,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

Forces are searching the area to determine the landing site of the shells and to assess any damage.

No injuries have been reported.

Hana Levi Julian

Southern Israelis Race for ‘Saturday Night Shelter’ in Sha’ar Ha Negev

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Another Saturday night of grabbing the kids — or each other — or just a towel if you were in the shower, and running to safe spaces for people living in communities within seven kilometers of Israel’s border with Gaza.

Residents of the Sha’ar HaNegev district in southern Israel were sent racing for shelter at 10:30 pm Saturday night (Sept. 19) when the Color Red incoming rocket alert siren was triggered.

It took at least 10 minutes for the “all clear” to be received and then more time for security personnel to figure out where the rocket had, or had not landed.

By 11:08 pm officials tagged the event a “false alarm.” At least 20 minutes earlier, however, it had become clear to local sources that fortunately there had been a “misfire” in Gaza and the projectile had apparently landed within the enclave.

That did not help parents who still were faced with having to calm their suddenly-awakened, re-traumatized children, of course.

Recent studies show that nearly 80 percent of children in southern Israel suffer from trauma and anxiety disorders due to a decade of rocket fire from Gaza.

 

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Bombs Hamas Weapons Factory in Gaza After Rocket Attack

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The Israel Air Force bombed a Hamas weapons factory in Gaza early Thursday morning in retaliation for a rocket attack launched by terrorists at Israel from the enclave.

The rocket exploded in southern Israel’s Eshkol Regional Council district.

No one was physically injured in the attack and no property damage was reported.

Hundreds of people are usually forced out of bed in the middle of the night to snatch their sleeping children out of bed and race for shelter each time there is an attack.

Wednesday night this did not happen because the Code Red incoming rocket alert siren did not activate — the IDF deactivated the alarm after assessing the trajectory of the rocket and concluding it would not reach any populated area.

“The rocket attacks emanating from the Gaza Strip put Israeli civilians in harm’s way and endanger entire communities,”IDF Spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner noted.

“The IDF does not tolerate any attempt to undermine the security of southern Israel. The Hamas terror organization is responsible for [Wednesday’s] attack against Israel”.

Since January, at least eight rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel under the aegis of Hamas.

Hana Levi Julian

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