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.
See the siren update at the bottom of the article.
In Palestinian Authority mosques throughout Judea and Samaria, the Arabs will be replacing their calls to prayer, incitement speeches and Islamic messages with the Naqba siren, at noon on Sunday, according to security sources.
Naqba Day commemorates the day when the neighboring Arab countries and people gathered together to attack and destroy the fledgling Jewish state in May of 1948 – and spectacularly failed, proving that despite Islam’s replacement theology, Allah is a Zionist.
The siren will sound at noon for 2 minutes, and all PA pedestrians will try to stop throwing firebombs and stones, as well as driving their cars into Jews and blowing up buses and restaurants. They will stand at attention, in yet another cheap imitation of Israel.
It may be the safest two minutes in Israel’s history.
As of Sunday morning there have been reports of Arab stone throwing in multiple locations, and one Israeli driver was injured after a stone hit his car in the Binyamin region.
As an aside, we’re eagerly waiting to see what the Israeli-Arab MKs in the Knesset will be doing at noon.
So if you hear the siren, don’t get nervous, it’s not an air raid. It’s just the Arabs upset they didn’t succeed at genocide in 1948.
Happy Naqba Day.
Update: Sirens were not heard in western Gush Etzion, Hebron, Kedumim, Maaleh Efraim nor Maaleh Adumim.
The siren was heard in the Talmon-Dolev area in the Shomron, east of Modi’in.
One person from Beit El reports hearing a siren, others in Beit El didn’t.
We are waiting to hear reports from other areas of Judea and Samaria.
The Israel Air Force struck four Hamas terror targets in northern Gaza on Saturday following a barrage of rocket attacks fired at southern Israel on Friday night.
Red alert sirens activated in Sderot and the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council district, sending families scrambling for cover shortly after 10 pm.
Four Qassam rockets launched from Gaza exploded in open fields around the district within seconds after the alerts sounded.
Gaza’s ruling Hamas terror organization claimed responsibility for the attack.
The rocket attack was “just one example of extremist incessant efforts to threaten the security and safety of the people of southern Israel,” said IDF Spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner. “The IDF will continue to act to protect against those who threaten innocent lives and Israel’s sovereignty.”
In response, Israeli fighter pilots were in the skies over Gaza by morning to retaliate. Local sources said missiles landed near a Hamas training base.
Hamas officials told international media that a family home near Beit Lahiya was hit by debris from the attack, allegedly killing two Arab siblings, ages 10 and 6, in the process.
Alon Shuster, head of the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, expressed sorrow for the Gazan casualties. Still, he said, “These injuries are a result of the justified response of the State of Israel to the aggression against it. Our residents not only demand quiet, they also are creating a routine: Just after the (rocket) fire, my son went out to a party set for that time in [local community] Nahal Oz.”
Home Front Command is continuing its testing of the Code Red incoming rocket alert siren, with today’s (Wednesday July 22) activations performed in Jerusalem.
The test was carried out in the morning, with the sound of the Code Red rocket alert siren being heard throughout the city of Jerusalem and in the surrounding suburbs, including Giva’at Ze’ev and Ma’ale Adumim.
In an actual emergency, the sound of the siren would rise and fall THREE TIMES IN SUCCESSION.
Just two months ago, Natalie Schneider was singing a little song to her two-year-old son as she was getting him settled for playtime after bringing him home from nursery school in a small Negev city.
“Red Alert, Red Alert,” she sang in Hebrew. “My heart is beating, Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom! My body is shaking, Doom Doom Doom Doom Doom!”
Horrified, her son’s grandmother from America ordered her to stop immediately. “How could you?” she demanded. “What on earth are you doing?? What kind of song are you teaching him?”
With a smile that did not quite reach her eyes, the young woman explained to her mother, “All the day care centers and kindergartens are teaching this song to the children. Everyone is learning it.
“This is how we make sure the little ones don’t panic when they hear the rocket alert sirens when they start firing the missiles from Gaza,” she added in a matter-of-fact voice. “It reduces their fear. All of the children are memorizing this song and they all learn how to hide under their desks and to march to their bomb shelters along with it.”
“Tzeva Adom, Tzeva Adom (Red Alert, Red Alert) Hurry hurry hurry, to a safe area… Hurry, hurry, ‘cause now it’s a bit dangerous “My heart is beating, Boom boom boom, boom boom “My body is shaking Doom, doom, doom, doom, doom “But I am overcoming ‘Cause I am a little different Falling down – Boom We may now stand up “Our body we Shake Shake Shake Shake Shake Our legs we Loosen Loosen Loosen Loosen Loosen Breathe in deep, Breathe out far Breathe in deep, We can laugh It’s all gone … and I feel good it’s over. YESSSS!” Nearly seven years ago, a kindergarten teacher wanted to do something to help the children in her class deal with the ongoing air raid sirens and rocket attacks against Israel.
More than 145,630 views later, this YouTube video shows a class of small children still singing that song, with English language subtitles for viewers who don’t know Hebrew.
Another generation of Israeli children is being forced to learn how to cope with the trauma of terror attacks from Gaza…