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April 23, 2014 / 23 Nisan, 5774
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Gaza Mortar Hits Inside Sha’ar HaNegev

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

At just after 7:20 PM a mortar from Gaza struck inside the Israeli town of Sha’ar HaNegev.

The Red Alert siren did not go off. Residents did not have any warning of the incoming weapon.

No one was injured in the attack, but the rocket did damage part of the town’s infrastructure.

‘Oops!’ Iron Dome Misfires Near Eilat

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Eilat residents were awakened by at least two loud explosions this morning (Tuesday), with early media reports that missile fire was being directed at the southern Negev resort city.

Within minutes, however, the IDF clarified that a nearby Iron Dome installation had misfired two of its own interceptor rockets, and that no actual missiles had been fired at Eilat.

It is not yet clear why the system identified a target and triggered the indicator to launch. The launch itself is activated manually by the IDF soldiers.

There is a possibility that a low flying plane in the area caused the system to activate.

A passenger aircraft circling Eilat in a holding pattern at the time over the city’s airport further raised concerns on the ground, according to Walla! News. The plane completed its arrival pattern and discharged its crew and passengers safely.

Past attacks on Eilat have been launched by terrorists based in the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula. In late January, two rockets were fired at the city; one was shot down by the Iron Dome anti-missile battery. The Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group active in Gaza and Sinai, claimed responsibility for that attack.

Shomron Hosting Gaza Border Refugees for Shabbat

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The Shomron Council is gearing up to host Israeli who live along the Gaza border and have been under massive rocket fire these past few days, offering them a Shabbat respite.

Residents of the Shomron who wish to host a family from Israel’s battered south this Shabbat, can call: 1700-700-0106.

Islamic Jihad Threatens Israel – in Hebrew (+Video)

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

The Islamic Jihad terror organization, responsible for firing the heavy barrage of rockets at Israel over the past 24 hours, published today (Mar. 13) a clip threatening Israel – in Hebrew, under the title “Al-Quds Brigades threaten the state of occupation in Hebrew from inside one of the tunnels.”

The terrorist is allegedly sitting under a rocket pad with rockets aimed at Israel.

“To the coward Zionist army, we at the Quds Brigades are ready for you invasion. If you come you have no choice – you are dead…”, the terrorists reads from a page in garbled Hebrew.

“To the government of Zionist terror, who wish that our rockets will cease [to be fired] against your rockets. Find the moderation.”

“To the Israeli public – do not put your lives as hostages to the rule of your leaders. We invite you to exit our country and find your own,” the terrorist offered the citizens of the State of Israel.

A large portion of the message was not intelligible.

Rockets Launch from Gaza

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Red Alert sirens sounded in Sderot shortly after 9 PM on Wednesday, after two rockets were launched from Gaza.

The rockets fell in an open area.

Air Raid Drill Sirens Sound Nationwide

Monday, February 24th, 2014

As part of a nationwide drill, air raid sirens sounded at 10:05 AM all across Israel.

The purpose of the drill is to test and prepare the schools, teachers and students in case of a missile attack, such as from Iran, Gaza or the Palestinian Authority.

During the drill, students from nursery schools on up, went into bomb shelters.

At least some schools are testing out an Internet based “remote-learning” system, playing out scenarios where students or teachers are unable to physically make it to the school. As part of that test, classes are taught (or learned) remotely with one, some or all of the participants sitting at home. That part of the drill will take place at 3 PM this afternoon.

Parents were asked to talk to their children before going to school today, to prepare them so they wouldn’t be scared when the sirens went off.

IDF Uncovers 3 Arab Guns at Checkpoint East of Netanya

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Soldiers manning a checkpoint near Tulkarm, several miles east of Netanya, uncovered three weapons late Thursday night. No further details were available.

Earlier in the day, a Palestinian Authority Arab rammed his car past the barrier at the entrance to the southern Hebron Hills community of Beit Haggai, southwest of Hebron.

His car crashed against a wall, and Beit Haggai’s security team held the terrorists until Israeli soldiers arrived and arrested him. He was treated in an Israeli hospital for light wounds from his accident. Israel’s national radio station said that the terrorist  was seeking martyrdom but failed to kill any Jews and himself.

In Samaria, rocks were thrown at an Israeli vehicle, causing no injuries or damage.

Gaza terrorists resumed rocket fire on Israel Thursday night, firing one rocket that exploded in an open area.

The IDF has carried out its threat to retaliate after every rocket attack, and a military response can be expected in the next several hours.

Iron Dome Moves to Haifa

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

The IDF has moved an Iron Dome anti-missile defense system to Haifa.

The IDF spokesperson said that the IDF does expand on statements regarding air defense, and that the air defense systems are distributed to where it is believed they are needed the most based on evaluations of ongoing conditions.

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