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Hamas Rocket Explodes in the Sea

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Hamas terrorists Monday afternoon again fired a rocket that fell short of Israel and exploded in the Mediterranean Sea.

At least three similar incidents occurred last week, and military officials publicly have dismissed the rocket launches as nothing more than military exercises.

That explanation ignores the question, “Why is Hamas launching rockets during a cease-fire and when ‘indirect’ talks are taking place between Hamas and Israel, mediated by Egypt?

There are several possibilities.

More wishful thinking than anything else, Hamas is trying to fire on its own population and then blame Israel.

Tying for the least likely probability is that Hamas simply is losing its touch and is out of practice since the end, so far, of the war. Perhaps its terrorists have forgotten that Israel is north, and not west, of Gaza.

That theory presumes that Hamas is trying to attack Israel, which might be true only in the future, after a cease-fire is solidly established, but it is unlikely that Hamas would aim for Israel now and risk instant retaliation what would cause further deterioration in its foreign and domestic relations that still have not gone the way of missiles intercepted by the Iron Dome..

The estimation that Hamas is carrying out military exercises makes sense if Hamas is trying out a new kind of rocket or if terrorists are bored making rockets and need to stay busy to justify their salaries.

Or perhaps, just perhaps, Hamas is serving notice on Israel that it cannot forget about any efforts to dis-arm the terrorist organization.

Syrian Rocket Hits Israel Overnight

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Shortly after 10pm on Wednesday night, yet another rocket or shell launched from Syria hit Israel.

This time it landed in an open area and there were no injuries or damage from the attack.

DIY Rocket – Just Like Hamas

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Make and launch your own rocket at home, just like Hamas!

2 Children Wounded in Katyusha Attack from Lebanon

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Two 5-year-old children in the western Galilee northern Israel suffered shrapnel wounds Saturday night in a Katyusha rocket attack from southern Lebanon. They were treated on the scene before they were taken to hospital, where they are both listed in good condition.

Eight other people were also taken to hospital to be treated for shock. In addition, 13 others were treated on site for trauma and anxiety.

All told, 23 people were hurt in the attack.

It is not clear which terrorist organization launched the attack. But Lebanese authorities have tracked down the source of the launch to the town of Dheira, close to two miles (three kilometers) north of the border with Israel. Lebanese security officials said they spotted Israeli helicopters during the day flying across the border.

This is not the first time a rocket has been fired at Israel from Lebanon during this summer’s Operation Protective Edge. At least nine rockets were fired at Israel in mid-July. Lebanese military officials said at the time they believed a small Palestinian Arab terror group was acting in solidarity with Hamas.

About five minutes after Saturday night’s Lebanese Katyusha attack, terrorists in Gaza launched a massive missile barrage at central and southern Israel.

Among all the other rockets and missiles that were flying, three Grad missiles were aimed at Be’er Sheva. Two hit a residential area of the city, damaging an apartment building. The third missile hit an unoccupied car in a parking lot.

An older couple hurried but found themselves unable to reach a bomb shelter in time; both sustained shrapnel wounds. They were treated on the scene and then taken to Soroka Medical Center, where they are listed in good condition. A number of others were treated for trauma and anxiety following the attack.

The Iron Dome anti-missile defense battery intercepted a missile fired from Gaza that was headed straight for Petah Tikvah. Another Iron Dome team intercepted missiles headed for Sderot and two locations in central Israel.

Rocket Siren – False Alarm

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

8:17pm Initial analysis is that this was another false alarm. (Channel 2 TV)

Awaiting further update…

Alert went off in 10 communities in the Sdot Negev regions (that’s one heck of a false alarm).

There was a rocket alert earlier this afternoon, but the army said it was also a false alarm.

8:10pm A siren just went off in Sdot Negev region, warning of a rocket from Gaza.

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

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/investigation-idf-claims-it-did-not-kill-16-gazans-in-unrwa-school-video/2014/07/28/

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