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IDF Retaliates over ISIS Rocket Fire from the Gaza Strip, Fourth in Recent Weeks

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

(JNi.media) On Tuesday night, a rocket was launched at Southern Israel from the Gaza Strip. The rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome Aerial Defense System. No injuries or damage have been reported.

An ISIS affiliate in Gaza claimed responsibility for the launch.

Alarms sounded in Ashdod, Ashkelon Coast Regional Council, and the Yavne and Lachish regions before the rocket landed. This was the first time since the 2014 operation Protective Edge that alarms sounded in these areas. No injuries or damage were reported.

In response, the IAF targeted four Hamas terror sites in the Gaza Strip, IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner announced. “This evening, the third day of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, a rocket was fired at Southern Israel sending the residents of Ashdod as well as several surrounding communities to nearby bomb-shelters. Hamas is responsible and will be held accountable for every attack emanating from the Gaza Strip. The IDF will continue defending all Israelis who are repeatedly attacked by such blatant acts of aggression,” Lerner said in an email statement.

Tuesday night’s launch was the fourth such event in recent weeks, following an attack a week ago Monday, when a rocket exploded in an open area in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council. The rocket did not cause the activation of the “color red” alert system because there was no fear that the rocket would fall in populated areas.

A few days earlier, a rocket exploded in Sderot and the fragments caused damage to a bus and an adjacent building. Also, a woman in her 40s was treated for shock. A few hours later, the Iron Dome system intercepted a rocket in skies of Ashkelon. The ISIS affiliated group took responsibility for that attack.

Gaza Rocket Hits Sderot Just After Shabbat Begins

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Just after Shabbat began in Israel on Sept. 18, the code red sirens began blasting in southern Israeli.

A rocket fired from Gaza landed in a residential area of Sderot.

A civilian bus was struck either by or as a result of the Hamas rocket, but although physical injuries were not immediately reported, people on the scene were being treated for shock.

The rocket strike on Sderot marks the first time since the 2014 summer conflict between Gaza and Israel.

ISIS-Linked Gaza Terror Rocket Fails to Reach Southern Israel

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

On this first day of the Israeli public school year, (Tuesday, September 1) students and their parents were hauled out of bed at 5:45 am in southern Israel were roused by the Code Red incoming rocket alert system.

The rocket launched by Gaza terrorists in Beit Lahiya landed short, however, and never made it past the security barrier into Israel.

The Da’esh (ISIS)-linked Sinai Province terrorist organization, formerly known as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Egypt-based group once was confined solely to the Sinai Peninsula but now has infiltrated into Gaza as well, where it opposes the rule of Hamas over the enclave.

Sinai Province is also at the forefront of a savage rebellion against the government of Egypt and its security forces in Sinai.

Yair Farjoun, head of the Ashkelon Coastal Regional Council called on the Defense Ministry to reinforce protection against rocket attacks for educational institutions in the district.

Schools in southern Israel opened on time as they did elsewhere around the country, where a total of some 2.2 million students entered the classrooms for another year of learning.



ISIS/Salafist Group Takes Credit for Ashkelon Rocket

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

A Salafist group in Gaza that identifies with ISIS has taken credit for the rocket attack on Ashkelon on Saturday evening.

The group has been making demands from Hamas, and have threatened to continue shooting rockets at Israel until Hamas agrees to fulfill their demands, which includes freeing all the members of their terror group from Hamas prison.

Hamas is still recovering from last summer’s war, and is not yet prepared to confront Israel at this point. The ISIS group is hoping the threat of Israeli retaliation will be enough to scare Hamas into complying.

ISIS has been trying to make inroads into Gaza.

Israel holds Hamas responsible for everything that happens in Gaza.

ISIS-Gaza's "Omar Brigade" released a letter taking credit for the rocket attack, demanding their fellow terrorists be released from Hamas and Israeli prisons.

ISIS-Gaza’s “Omar Brigade” released a letter taking credit for the rocket attack, demanding their fellow terrorists be released from Hamas and Israeli prisons.

UPDATE: Gaza Rocket Hits Israel

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

9:43 PM Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon is currently moving patients to the bomb shelters, just to be safe.

9:37 PM The army has officially confirmed one rocket hit in Gan Yavne.

Islamic Jihad has taken credit for the launch, and it was the result of internal fighting within that terror group in northern Gaza.

9:17 PM 5 rockets were launched in the direction of Ashkelon and Ashdod from Gaza.
4 hits, the location of the 5th rocket is still unknown. It might have fallen short and landed in Gaza.
No injuries have been reported.

9:13 PM At this point it appears that 4 rockets were launched at Israel. No official confirmation yet.

9:10 PM Sirens heard around Gaza border, Ashkelon and Ashdod.
Citizens reporting hearing explosions.

9:07 PM Channel 2 is reporting a system error. Some citizens in the area are reporting hearing Iron Dome interceptions overhead.

9:03 PM The rocket alert sirens are going off like crazy in the Lachish area.
No information yet if this is a test, error, false alarm or real.

Gaza Launches Rocket at Egypt

Monday, March 30th, 2015

A rocket launched from Gaza landed in the Sinai, in the Egyptian half of the town of Rafiach (Rafah).

During testing, Hamas usually launches their rockets into the sea, but recently some of their rockets have landed with Gaza.

It is not know if this was rocket landed in the Sinai by accident or on purpose.

Hamas Trying to Bypass Iron Dome with Short Range Rockets

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Last week Hamas once again launched a test rocket into the Mediterranean Sea.

A senior IDF officer said that over the past few months, Hamas has hardly launched a single test rocket that had a range longer than 30 kilometers, according to a Makor Rishon report.

The IDF believes that Hamas learned from Operation Protective Edge, that their long range rockets are easily shot down and ineffective against Iron Dome.

In additional the longer range rockets require more fuel and explosives, and Hamas is having a hard time acquiring both since the operation ended.

As a result, the IDF believes that Hamas are producing a lot of short range rockets instead of long range rockets.

During Operation Protective Edge, Iron Dome was activated 600 times, with a 90% intercept rate.

Hamas launched 3500 rockets and mortars, of which 250 had a range of 40 kilometers, and only only 60 had a longer range that was able to reach Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/hamas-trying-to-bypass-iron-dome-with-short-range-rockets/2015/03/07/

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