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Posts Tagged ‘rocket’

Rocket Alert – Gaza Border

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

The Rocket Alert went off along the Gaza border at 7:50 AM on Sunday morning.

The siren is in the Kerem Shalom area.

7:59 AM – At this point, no explosion has been heard. It is unclear if it was a false alarm or the projectile fell short.

The alert has been declared a false alarm.

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That Was Just a Drill

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

In case you heard a rocket alert from up north (Israel), that was just part of a drill.

No rockets were launched at Israel.

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Israeli Military Industries Demonstrate 80-Mile Range Magic Spear Rocket

Monday, December 5th, 2016

IMI Systems (Israel Military Industries) last week presented a live fire demonstration of its Magic Spear – a precise 155-mm rocket with a 40-km range – in a show it dubbed “Artillery Systems – The Next Generation,” Defence Alert reported.

Established in 1933 and fully owned by the Israeli government, IMI is a defense systems house specializing in the development, integration, manufacturing and life cycle support of modern land, air and naval combat systems and HLS solutions. IMI’s products have been qualified with the IDF, US Military (Air Force, Army and Navy) and NATO nations.

IMI Systems employs 2,900 personnel in three divisions. In addition to the modern design and development shops, IMI operates production facilities, supported by advanced laboratories and test facilities accounting for 30% of the company’s infrastructure.

The live fire show was held at a test site in southern Israel and was attended by senior officials and industrialists from 17 countries. It also included demonstration of a 120-kg exploding warhead installed on an extra long-range missile designed for attacking high-quality targets at a range of 80 miles, as well as an advanced warhead.

The demonstration was designed to highlight IMI Systems’ capabilities, establishing it as the world’s leading producer of advanced artillery systems.


Rocket Alert – Golan Heights

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

The Rocket Alert went off on the southern Golan Heights at 11:25 AM on Tuesday.

Some Golan residents report a second siren went off, as well as hearing an explosion somewhere in the area.

Residents have been told to stay in their bomb shelters.

11:47 AM The IDF is not yet aware of any projectiles that landed on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights.

11: 56 AM Residents can leave their bomb shelters.

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Test Rocket Fired From Gaza [video]

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

A video of a rocket being launched from Gaza on Friday was caught by Rotter.net citizen reporter Reshet HaDarom and filmed from Netiv Ha’asara, an Israeli community near the Gaza border.

The rocket was launched from northern Gaza towards the sea, and is apparently part of Hamas training exercises and attempts to improve their rockets’ accuracy ahead of the next war.

Video by Reshet Darom / Rotter.net (Posted to YNet)

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Update: Rocket Hits Near Gaza Border Community

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

A rocket alert went off in a community near the Gaza border at 2:26 PM.

Local residents are reporting they heard a rocket hit in an open area, outside their community.

The Eshkol Regional Council reports that it appears that the rocket landed in an open area outside one of the communities. The IDF confirmed their report.

No one was injured in the strike.

Yesterday, a rocket hit inside the city of Sderot. It is believed to have been launched by one of the Salafi groups.

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IDF Shelling Northern Gaza in Retaliation for Sderot Rocket

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

The IDF on Wednesday morning fired artillery shells at targets in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, Just one hour following a rocket that had been fired from the Gaza Strip and landed on a residential street near a school inside the city of Sderot, Arab media reported.

According to local witnesses, at least one artillery shell landed in a terrorist training ground in Beit Hanoun. It is not yet clear which terror group operates the facility. Israeli media sources reported the site was run by Hamas.

No injuries have been reported on the Israeli or Arab side.

Around 10:30 AM Wednesday, rocket sirens were heard in Sderot and nearby communities alongside the Gaza Strip, following which an exploded rocket was discovered. The IDF spokesperson’s office reported road damage as a result of the rocket.

Several Sderot residents were treated for shock.

The swift retaliation represents a continued new policy instituted by incoming Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beiteinu), of hitting back inside Gaza as soon as someone on that side violates the 2014 ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

David Israel

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