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August 22, 2014 / 26 Av, 5774
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One Injured in Kiryat Gat Attack, Fragments Hit Tel Aviv

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

5:54pm There was a direct rocket hit in Kiryat Gat – one person was seriously wounded.

The person wounded in the Gaza rocket attack on Kiryat Gat, a foreign worker, was on the third floor of a house, and had gone out to the balcony to photograph the Iron Dome intercept.

The rocket landed alongside the house, exploding, with shrapnel injuring the man, and causing a car to catch on fire.

In an attack at 6:00pm, rocket fragments from an Iron Dome intercept landed in a Tel Aviv park.

Investigation: IDF Rejects Claim it Killed 16 Gazans in UNRWA School [video]

Monday, July 28th, 2014

On July 24, JewishPress.com reported that both Hamas and the IDF hit a UNRWA school during heavy fighting between the two sides. Hamas were firing anti-tank missiles at IDF troops, and a Hamas rocket reportedly also hit the school grounds.

Some 20%-30% of Hamas rockets crash within Gaza’s borders.

16 Gazans were killed, apparently during the course of the battle.

Following an IDF investigation of the event, the IDF released the footage of an errant IDF shell landing in an open courtyard.

The IDF claims it confirmed that their shell hit an empty school courtyard and rejects the claim that they killed anyone.

Hamas has been using schools for storing weapons, and for their human shield value when attacking the IDF or launching rockets at Israel.

 

IDF UNRWA RELEASE

IDF Lists Eliminated Senior Terrorists

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The IDF has released a list of senior Gazan terrorists from the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist organizations, who have been taken out since Operation Protective Edge has begun, most of them in the past few day:

Salah Abu Hasnin – Propaganda minister and military leader in Islamic Jihad,

Hafez Mohammad Hamad – Islamic Jihad commander in Beit Hanoun,

Hussein Abd al-Qader Muheisin – Terror commander for Islamic Jihad in Shuja’iya,

Hassin Abad Alkadar Machisan – Shuja’iya terror commander for Islamic Jihad,

Akram Sha’ar – Terror commander for Islamic Jihad in Khan Younis,

Mahmoud Ziada – Terror commander for Islamic Jihad in Jabaliya, rocket commander,

Osama Alhaya – Terror commander for Hamas in Shuja’iya, he is the son of a senior Hamas political leader,

Muhammad Shaaban – A senior commander of Hamas’s naval forces,

Ahmed Sahmoud – Khan Younis terror commander.

Abdallah Alah’ras – Hamas terror commander.

2 Injured in Mortar Strike in Eshkol

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Two people were injured in a mortar strike in the Eshkol region. One was hurt seriously, and the other was lightly injured.

They were taken to Soroka hospital for treatment.

Update: Hamas Misfired Rocket Hit UNRWA School where 17 Killed

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

UNRWA has admitted that a Hamas misfired rocket hit a U.N.-run school in Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza, according to Channel 2′s Ehud Ya’ari, but an errant IDF artillery shell also may have hit the facility, where Gaza sources claim an estimated 17 children and United Nations personnel were killed and 200 others were wounded Thursday afternoon.

Other sources have said the death toll is closer to 10.

Ya’ari also reported that one IDF shell struck the school, but this has not been verified.

The IDF spokesman remarked, and UNRWA confirmed, that misfired Hamas rockets fell and exploded in the area of the Beit Hanoun school. The IDF also reported there was significant combat in that area, where Hamas has used schools and hospitals as terror bases. The army shot artillery shells at Hamas targets, and one of the shells may have gone off course.

However, if even one of  the explosions was a result of Hamas rockets, which seems to be the case, foreign media will have to throw up their hands in surrender to their constant attempt to show Israel as a mass murderer of innocent children.

Israel was immediately blamed for supposedly bombing the school, and UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness jumped all over the IDF for the tragedy.

Israel has made it clear that Hamas is responsible for any and all deaths.

Foreign news agencies already have blamed Israel and have published gory pictures of the aftermath of the attacks, which came a day after U.N. Secretary-General Ban-Ki moon expressed “alarm” that 20 rockets were found for the second time in a UNRWA school but that they had “gone missing.”

The IDF initially responded to the report of the alleged bombing of the school in Beit Hanoun with a statement saying, the IDF is “currently in the midst of combat, with Hamas terrorists in the area of Beit Hanoun, who are using civilian infrastructure and international symbols as human shields. In the course of the afternoon, several rockets launched by Hamas from within the Gaza Strip landed in the Beit Hanoun area. The IDF is reviewing the incident.”

Beit Hanoun has been a favorite site for terrorists because of its close proximity to Gaza Belt communities.

Approximately 20-30 percent of Hamas rockets have landed or exploded inside Gaza, and Channel 10 television said that UNRWA, after having spewed out anger at the IDF, has confirmed that Hamas was the source of the attacks.

UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness, who has been strangely subdued about not knowing that rockets were hidden in at least two UNRWA schools – and that number is certainly much larger – turned up the volume with his usual anti-Israel condemnation over the bombing of the school.

Gunness told Israel Radio that UNRWA tried to coordinate with the IDF during the day to leave a window open for civilians to leave the school, but that request “never was granted.” He tweeted, “Precise co-ordinates of the UNRWA shelter in Beit Hanoun had been formally given to the Israeli army.”

He has not had too much to say about the rockets that “have gone missing.”

His boss U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who was not so worried that the first batch of rockets found in a UNRWA school last week was turned over to Hamas, now is furious that no one knows who picked up the second batch. A wild guess might be, possibly, maybe, that they went back to their rightful owners, Hamas.

“Those responsible are turning schools into potential military targets, and endangering the lives of innocent children,” Ban stated.

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird stated Wednesday, “Even more alarming were reports that in the first case, officials with the United Nations returned these weapons to Hamas, a listed terrorist organization, once Israeli officials discovered their location.”

U.S. State Dept. spokeswoman Marie Harf was at a lost for coherency when asked about UNRWA’s turning over last week’s rockets to ”local authorities” and then finding out that Hamas had taken them.

She refused to admit that “local authorities” and Hamas are synonymous.

Day 16 of Operation ‘Protective Edge’ – CoS Gantz: “We Are in The Right Direction”

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

The IDF is continuing its mission to destroy Hamas’ terror infrastructure. Some 200 terror targets were attacked yesterday, 1833 since the beginning of the ground operation.

Hamas continues to use civilian buildings as fortifications. Rockets were fired at tanks yesterday from a mosque in Khan-Yunis. Staff Sgt. Evyatar Turegeman was killed from these rockets. Only after making a clear identification of the source did the IAF retaliate. Later on, more anti-tank rockets were fired in Khan-Yunis. Four terrorists were killed in that battle. A massive weapons cache was exposed by a Special Forces unit in the center of the Strip. The cache included heavy machine guns and anti-tank rockets. IDF Spokesman Motti Almoz announced this morning that the IDF has gained control of most the terror tunnels in Gaza. 28 attack tunnels have been exposed so far.

Two IDF soldiers were killed last night on the battlefield. Capt. Dmitri Levitas, 26, of the Armored Corps, was shot by a sniper. First Lieutenant Natan Cohen, 23, also of the Armored Corps also died in combat. 29 soldiers have fallen during Operation ‘Protective Edge’.

A situational assessment took place yesterday as part of Operation ‘Protective Edge’ with President Shimon Peres, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz and the members of General Staff. As part of the assessment President Peres was briefed by GOC Intelligence Maj-Gen. Aviv Kochavi, GOC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Sammy Turgeman and GOC Operations Maj.-Gen. Yoav Har-Even.

Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Gantz stated that, “This is an operation which proves our combined work; every person sitting around this table is a full partner to this ongoing battle. We are pained by the losses but have no doubt that we are in the right direction to achieve the objectives set by the political leadership and we are committed to continuing in our mission to bring quiet and security to the citizens of Israel.” Gantz saluted President Peres for his role in establishing Israel’s security apparatus. Defense Minister Ya’alon added, “The soldiers and officers who we are meeting are professional and committed. Our forces are fighting an enemy which disappears between civilians.”

Following the briefing President Peres said, “Supporting the bereaved families at this time gives me strength. We are meeting a young generation, unfortunately after they fell in battle, and learning how wonderful they are. I don’t remember a period of such solidarity between citizens and soldiers, between soldiers and parents. This is our victory of humanity. I am concluding my service but beginning my reserve duty. From my experience I can say that I don’t recall a military command that instilled such faith in the people. I leave here with great pride. As a citizen of Israel I thank you from the depths of my heart.”

Depite the heavy fighting and continued terror attacks Israel continued to provide the Gaza Strip with the supplies and the field hospital established for them is still running. 57 trucks entered Gaza yesterday, carrying 216,000 liters of petrol and 44 tons of gas. In total, 778 provision trucks have entered Gaza since the beginning of the operation.

For the second time in less than a week, UNRWA has said that it found rockets in one of its schools in Gaza. “UNRWA strongly and unequivocally condemns the group or groups responsible for this flagrant violation of the inviolability of its premises under international law,” the agency stated. UNRWA claims it will launch a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Over the past 24 hours 90 rockets were fired at Israel form Gaza, including at the Tel Aviv area, where people were wounded. One of hit an empty kindergarten in southern Israel.18 of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-rocket system. The Iron Dome shot down its 1000th rocket yesterday.

Shabbat Roundup: 2 Soldiers Killed in Infiltration, 1 Bedouin Killed by Rocket

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Motzei Shabbat: Cleared for publication.

In a terror attack on Shabbat morning (Shabbat), Gaza terrorists emerged from a tunnel in the Be’eri region and attacked an IDF jeep, killing 2 IDF soldiers.

Sgt. Adar Bresno (20) Nahariya HY”D

Major Amotz Greenberg (45) from Hod HaSharon HY”D

The Hamas terrorists were planning to massacre the citizens of a nearby town.

One of the nine terrorist was killed. The rest managed to escape.

The terrorists were wearing IDF uniforms.

The army believes there may be as many as 20 more tunnels like these entering into Israel.

Additionally, in fighting today in Gaza, 2 IDF officers were seriously wounded, 3 officers and 1 soldier were moderately wounded and 5 soldiers were lightly wounded in battles with the terrorists.

A soldier was wounded on Saturday evening by an IDF tank’s active defense system which activated when an RPG which was launched at the tank. Apparently, the soldier was outside the tank and was seriously wounded by shrapnel. The soldier was transported to Soroka hospital in Beer Sheva for treatment.

 

70 Hamas terrorists have been killed since IDF ground troops entered into Gaza. 34 tunnel entrances have been discovered, 5 of which had already reached under the Gaza border, and into Israel.

Hamas terrorist launched a large number of rockets over Shabbat towards the Tel Aviv area and the rest of Israel.

One of the dozen rockets aimed at the Dimona nuclear reactor killed a Bedouin near Dimona, Aluj Aday (32). Hamas is hoping to hit the reactor and cause a nuclear holocaust in Israel.

That rocket at Dimona also injured two additional members of the man’s family, including a small boy and a baby.

 

The IDF discovered multiple terror tunnels in Gaza, during searches yesterday and today, as well as homes lined with explosives:

Terror tunnel found in Gaza

Terror tunnel found in Gaza

Terror tunnel found in Gaza

Terror tunnel found in Gaza

 

Tunnel in Gaza 3

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