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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.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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

Gaza Rocket Hits Near Sderot School, No Injuries

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

A rocket fell in the town of Sderot near the Gaza Strip border on Wednesday morning, just before 10:30 AM.

The rocket fell near a school on Mishol Homa Umigdal. Some damage to property was reported.

Police and a sapper unit closed off the street.

MDA is treating a number of people for shock, but no one was injured.

Arab sources say the IDF is attacking the Hamas launch site in Beit Hanoun.

David Israel

Another Mortar Hits Israel’s Golan Heights

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

At around 4 PM on Tuesday, yet another mortar launched from Syria hit Israel’s Golan Heights, according to the IDF.

No one was injured in the attack.

Following yesterday’s mortar hit, Israeli Air Force jets hit a Syrian regime target in Quneitra, on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

During the strike, the Syrians launched two S-200 SAMs at the Israeli jets. Both enemy missiles missed.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Gaza Rocket Attack Fails Due to Premature Explosion at Launch

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Gaza terrorists were undoubtedly anxious late Saturday night upon failing to carry out a rocket attack on southern Israel, due to quick-trigger backfire on the launching pad.

According to Arab media reports, the operatives tried to launch two rocket attacks towards Israel: but both rockets went off too early, during takeoff.

It was a case of premature explosion on the launching pad.

No details were made available regarding possible casualties resulting from the backfire.

There have been cases in the past when women and children have been injured as a result of such “work accidents.”

Hana Levi Julian

Video of the SpaceX Rocket / Amos-6 Satellite Explosion [video]

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Jewish Press News Briefs

SpaceX Rocket Blows Up, Taking Israeli Amos-6 Satellite With It [video]

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that was scheduled to carry an Amos 6 communications satellite for the Israeli company Spacecom on Saturday exploded on the Cape Canaveral launch pad at 9:07 (EST) Thursday morning, destroying the satellite as well.

The Amos 6 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket

The Amos 6 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket. Courtesy: SpaceX

The company said the launch pad was clear and no one was injured in the accident, adding in a statement: “SpaceX can confirm that in preparation for today’s standard pre-launch static fire test, there was an anomaly on the pad resulting in loss of the vehicle and its payload.”

Spacecom Satellite Communications Ltd is being acquired by Beijing Xinwei Technology Group for $285 million. According to industry media reports, the transaction’s terms were pending on the successful entry into service of Spacecom’s Amos-6 telecommunications satellite, built by Israel Aerospace Industries and scheduled for launch Saturday, Sept. 3, aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Israeli scientists developing AMOS-6 satellite.

Israeli scientists developing the AMOS-6 satellite.

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, a.k.a. SpaceX, is owned by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, who also owns the electric car company Tesla.

Spacecom, developed the Amos-6 satellite for Facebook and the French satellite provider, Eutelsat, in a venture intended to supply free Internet to millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa.

The project is part of Facebook’s Internet.org non-for-profit initiative of providing affordable or free Internet to countries with limited or no access to what founder, Mark Zuckerberg describes as “the knowledge economy.”

AMOS-6 was designed to be able to cover the Middle East, Central East Europe and much of Africa.



Content by Alexander J. Apfel/TPS was used in this report.

David Israel

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