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July 24, 2014 / 26 Tammuz, 5774
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Mortar Attack

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Sorry, it’s hard to keep up with all the rocket and mortar attacks, now that a ceasefire may happen.

Mortar attack on the Eshkol region just after 12 PM.

4 Gazan mortars hit open areas.

 

No damage or injuries reported.

Ceasefire?

Friday, July 4th, 2014

A Hamas source has said the Egyptian have brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza, according to a BBC report.

Egpyt reportedly warned Hamas that Israel would split the Gaza Strip into three sections, if the rocket attacks on Israeli cities didn’t cease.

BBC claims the ceasefire is to be announced by Hamas in a few hours, the deal would be “quiet for quiet”.

We’ve lost count, but at least half a dozen rockets were launched at Israel last night and this morning.

It is not clear why the Israeli government wants a ceasefire, when it’s citizens definitely want the government to finally put an end to the terrorist’s rocket firing capabilities in Gaza.

Israel to Gaza: Stop or We’ll Say Stop Again

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Channel 2 reports that Israel threatened Gaza to stop shooting rockets at Israel, or else… apparently Israel will say stop again.

The report said Israel gave Gaza an ultimatum of 48 hours to comply.

One can assume from the barrage of Gazan rockets and mortars that hit Israel in just over the past half hour alone, that the message was received loud and clear.

Approximately 50 rockets and mortars have been launched since noon.

Some of those rockets this evening landed inside towns in Israel’s south.

At least one person has been injured from one of the mortars that was launched at Israel from Gaza.

Around 100 Sderot resident came out Thursday afternoon to protest the lack of strong and effectual government response to the constant shelling.

To be honest, either these people are incredibly brave, incredibly angry, incredibly desperate or incredibly blasé to be standing out in the open like that while rockets could be falling.

And shortly after the protest ended, rockets fell again, setting off fires in the city.

Rockets from Gaza

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Throughout the afternoon, 11 rockets and mortars were launched from Gaza at Israel.

Morning Rockets

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Four rockets from Gaza fell near two southern Kibbutzim, just before 8 AM.

No injuries or damage are reported, other than a brush fire that is being put out.

This is in addition to the other rockets launched last night.

Overnight Rockets and Attacks; Terror Cell Hit

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Overnight terrorists in Gaza fired 2 mortars and at least one rocket. The Red Alert did not sound for the mortars.

Terrorists also opened fire at an IDF patrol near the Gaza border.

No injuries were reported in any of the attacks.

The IDF took out a Gazan rocket crew as they were setting up their rockets to attack Israel.

Ya’alon: ‘We Won’t Ignore the Fire’

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Israel will not ignore attacks from Gaza regardless of the views of the international community – or the United States, warned Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Thursday.

Ya’alon told media, “We will not ignore the fire, or the attempted attacks whose purpose is to disrupt the lives of our citizens living in the south and to harm our forces.

“We will pursue and lay our hands on whoever threatens us,” the defense minister said.

“We will know how to act whenever and wherever necessary to thwart any attempts by terrorist forces in Gaza to strike Israeli citizens, just as we did last night.”

On Wednesday night, 33-year-old Gaza-based global jihad terrorist Mahmad Awar, a resident of Beit Lahia, was eliminated in a joint Shin Bet-Israel Air Force operation.

The strike followed a rocket attack on southern Israel earlier in the day.

The terrorist was killed in a surgical air strike with a missile fired at him while he was riding a motorcycle. A companion, 30-year-old Muhamed Ahmed – also of Beit Lahia — was also killed, and a third, Hamada Hassan, was injured.

In his “day job,” Awar worked as a Hamas ‘police officer’ but he was also responsible for firing numerous rockets at southern Israel. At the time of his death, Awar was plotting to shoot down an IDF helicopter with an anti-aircraft missile, according to a report by Rotternik. The threat was serious enough to warrant a pre-emptive strike by the military.

Most recently, Awar had been involved in a rocket attack on the southern Israeli city of Sderot during the Jewish holiday of Passover.

“This terror infrastructure is a violent and extremist Salafi cell which has carried out several rocket attacks and has attempted to implement diverse terror attacks against Israel, as well as attempts to target a helicopter,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Office explained. “The pre-emptive strike was intended to prevent Awar from executing further attacks he had planned against Israel.”

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