Terrorists in Gaza test-fired a rocket from what once was Gush Katif towards the sea, on Monday afternoon.Jewish Press News Briefs
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A rocket alert went off in Tel Aviv, around 10:20 AM on Tuesday.
It is just a drill, not an attack.Jewish Press News Briefs
A recent joint operation by Israeli military, police, customs and tax officials and Shin Bet intelligence agents has turned up a massive shipment of military parts headed for Gaza from Hebron. It is also now clear there is a Hamas manufacturing facility in the ancient Judean city.
Terrorists were caught red-handed with contraband – weaponry parts – at the Tarqumiya crossing near Hebron with a large shipment headed for the Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza.
The shipment was listed as textiles and jewelry, and was huge, according to a statement by security officials.
But hidden among the goods were a lot of electric motors that are useful for building tunnels – attack tunnels – and special cuttings for mortars and rockets.
Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization has, in fact, a manufacturing and distribution center set up in Hebron, with a plant there to produce parts for its war machine.
Imagine what might have happened, if the Tarqumiya checkpoint no longer existed?
Or if the Kerem Shalom crossing were simply wide open, as Turkey continues to demand?Hana Levi Julian
Gaza terrorists launched a rocket attack on southern Israel at around 11:30 pm Wednesday night.
Most Lag B’Omer celebrations were just beginning to wind down at bonfires around the country.
“Initial inquiries suggest the rocket hit an open area in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council district,” an IDF spokesperson said.
Security personnel were searching the area to determine the exact impact site.
No injuries were reported.Jewish Press News Briefs
Residents of southern Israel were sent running to shelters Wednesday night when they heard the Red Alert air raid siren warning them of an incoming rocket attack in Gaza Belt region communities.
However, Israeli defense officials notified media within the hour that apparently the sirens that activated in numerous Gaza border communities had been triggered by mistake, and the alert was a “false alarm.”
Reportedly there were sounds of explosions on the other side of Israel’s southern border in the northern Sinai Peninsula, but it is not clear whether the two incidents were related.Hana Levi Julian
A rocket alert went off at 5:54 PM in Nachal Oz / Shaar HaNegev area, near the Gaza Border.
It is still unclear if a rocket was launched or not, and if so where it landed. No injuries or damage have been reported.
Approximately an hour earlier, Hamas launched 2 test rockets into the sea from the former location of Gush Katif.Jewish Press News Briefs
IAF aircraft bombed a Hamas military training facility in central Gaza early Monday. The attack came in retaliation to a rocket attack late Sunday night.
Red Alert air raid sirens woke sleeping children and families in communities in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, triggered by the rocket fire from Gaza.
In January alone, three rockets have been launched from Gaza and have hit Israeli territory. IDF Spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said, “Tonight, families in southern Israel were once again forced to find shelter, fleeing radical Islamic terrorism emanating from the Gaza Strip.
“Hamas is responsible and is accountable for all attacks from the Gaza Strip. The IDF will continue to operate and defend against those that undermine Israeli sovereignty while jeopardizing the safety and wellbeing of civilians.”Hana Levi Julian