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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.

Red Alert in Kibbutz Nir Yitzchak [video]

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Two girls in Kibbutz Nir Yitzchak were taking a selfie video when the rocket siren went off on Friday morning.

This is what life is like in Israel’s south:

Israel Retaliates: Hits Terror Tunnel Cement Factory

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

In response to the rocket launched from Gaza on Friday morning at Israel, the Israel Air Force hit multiple Gaza targets on Friday night.

The Gazan rocket, launched from Al Karara, landed Friday morning in the Eshkol region, and no injuries or damage were reported.

The IDF has identified the target hit by the IAF in the Khan Younis area as part of the Hamas terror infrastructure,  Arab sources reports that a storage facility for long range missiles was hit.

Electricity in that part of the city was knocked out.

The IDF has since identified the primary target as a Hamas cement factory that was being used to rebuild Hamas’s terror tunnels.

Since Operation Protective Edge ended, Hamas has been repeatedly testing rockets, launching them into the sea.

Hamas is working on building a multiple rocket launching system, in the hope they can overwhelm the Iron Dome system with a large volume of simultaneous rockets.

Hamas called Israel’s response to the Gazan attack a “serious escalation”.

Senior Hamas officials went into hiding underground, in fear of an IDF targeted strike against them personally.

Israel “Retaliates” for Rocket Fire

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Reshet Bet reports that Israel is retaliating for the rocket that was launched from Gaza on Friday, in violation of the cease fire.

On Sunday, the Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza will be closed, in response to the attack.

Hamas must be shaking in their boots.

Egypt cancelled the peace talks between Hamas and Israel last week after Hamas personnel were found to have been involved in the attack that killed 31 Egyptian soldiers.

Rocket Fire Resumes on South

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

A rocket from Gaza hit an open area in the Eshkol region on Friday night.

Initially, the IDF claimed the rocket fell short and landed in Gaza, which is why the siren didn’t go off, but the IDF later updated the report, and said the rocket fell in the Eshkol region.

Subsequently, it is not clear why the Red Alert siren didn’t go off.

The rocket remains haven’t yet been found.

The army is also indicating that it is not clear if the Hamas terrorist organization or a different terrorist group launched the rocket, not that this makes much difference, as Hamas is supposedly in charge of Gaza.

Residents in the Eshkol region say it is only a matter of time before the next round of fighting with Hamas.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/rocket-fire-resumes-on-south/2014/11/01/

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