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Rocket Slams into Eilat Hotel [video]

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

A rocket launched from the Sinai slammed into the Club Hotel in Eilat at 1:27am, Tuesday morning.

Two rockets were launched. One landed in an open area in the Shachmon neighborhood, the second landed on a car in the hotel’s parking lot, which is also next to the Beatles Pub.

Five people were lightly injured from shrapnel. Two additional people were treated for shock.

The article will be updated as more information becomes available.

Update: Two terrorist groups, Islamic Jijad and the Iz al-Din al-Qassam Brigade, which is part of Hamas’s military wing, both independently claimed credit for the attack. (Maybe they should fight it out among themselves, and leave us out of it).

Rocket hits Eilat Hotel 2

 Photo: Fanatix / Rotter.net

Rocket hits Eilat Hotel 3

 Photo: Yamitnachelet / Rotter.net

 

Rocket hits Eilat Hotel 4

 Photo: Smiley Hafuch / Rotter.net

A rocket slammed into an Eilat hotel.

A rocket slammed into an Eilat hotel.

Contentions Why Gaza Doesn’t Have Bomb Shelters

Monday, July 14th, 2014

One of the key talking points by apologists for Hamas in the current conflict is that it isn’t fair that Israelis under fire have bomb shelters while Palestinians in Gaza don’t have any. Among other factors, the lack of shelters accounts in part for the differences in casualty figures between the two peoples. But somehow none of the talking heads on TV ever ask why there are no bomb shelters in Gaza.

 

There’s no question that Hamas is outgunned by Israel. The Islamist terror group that still rules over Gaza has thousands of rockets, but Palestinians eager to cheer news of Israeli casualties have been disappointed as the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system has knocked down most of the rockets shot over the border from Gaza at Israeli cities in the hope that carnage will result. But even though Israel has gone to unprecedented lengths to avoid killing Palestinian civilians as it attacks the missile launch sites and Hamas command centers and ammunition storage areas that are embedded in packed neighborhood and especially in or around schools, mosques, and clinics, some civilians have died. Given that the Israelis have pounded the Islamists with nearly a thousand strikes this week, the approximately 150 Palestinian fatalities is actually pretty low. But still, fewer Palestinians would have died had there been places for them to seek refuge during the fighting.

The assumption is that the Hamas-run strip is too poor to afford building shelters and safe rooms for its civilians, a point that adds to the impression that the Palestinians are helpless victims who deserve the sympathy if not the help of the world in fending off Israel’s assault on Hamas’s arsenal.

But the assumption is utterly false. Gaza’s tyrants have plenty of money and material to build shelters. And they have built plenty of them. They’re just not for the people of Gaza.

As is well known, Gaza is honeycombed with underground structures from one end of the strip to the other. This doesn’t only refer to the more than 1,400 tunnels that have connected Gaza to Egypt through which all sorts of things—including rockets, ammunition, building materials as well as consumer goods–came into the strip until the military government in Cairo stopped the traffic. The chief problem facing the Israel Defense Forces in this campaign is the same one they faced in 2008 and 2012 when they previously tried to temporarily silence the rocket fire. Hamas’s leaders and fighters are kept safe in a warren of shelters build deep underneath Gaza. There is also plenty of room there for its supply of thousands of rockets and other armaments. Moreover, they are also connected by tunnels that crisscross the length of that independent Palestinian state in all but name ruled by Hamas. Indeed, when you consider the vast square footage devoted to these structures, there may well be far more shelter space per square mile in Gaza than anyplace in Israel.

If these structures were opened up to the civilians of Gaza, there is little doubt that would lower the casualty figures. Indeed, if the leaders of Gaza and their armed cadres emerged from their safe havens under the ground and let the civilians take cover there they could then show some real courage. But lowering casualties isn’t part of Hamas’s action plan that is predicated on sacrificing as many of their own people as possible in order to generate foreign sympathy. Instead, they cower behind the civilians, shooting missiles next to schools, storing ammunition in mosques (as today’s explosion in Gaza illustrated) and, as I previously noted, are actually urging civilians to act as human shields against Israeli fire on Hamas strongholds. Indeed, they have enlisted the people of Gaza as part of their misinformation campaign in which they attempt to conceal the presence of missile launching or masked, armed Hamas fighters in civilian neighborhoods.

Live Updates: Latest Gaza Rocket Launches (New Attack: 1:48 AM)

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Sunday
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Israel radio say Hamas Gaza police chief survived attack. Stable after surgery.

1:48am More sirens in Shar Hanegev and Sdot Negev

1:44am Sirens: Sdot Negev and Shar Hanegev

1:07am Siren Sdot Negev, Shaar HaNegev

1:03am Siren: Shar Hanegev – Multiple

12:41am Siren: Shar Hanegev

12:01am (Sunday) Red Alert Eshkol, Mivtachim

Saturday
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11:16pm IDF Confirms. 2 rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon. IDF responding with artillery.

11:00pm Firebomb thrown on Highway 6 at a bus between Eyal junction and Nitzanei Oz junction (Taibe/Tira area). No injuries

10:55 Siren Eshkol Region

10:44 Sirens across Israel’s Northern border – Nahariya, Shlomi

10:43 Mate Asher

10:43 Naharia !!!

10:41pm ESCALATION: IDF informs Gazans that neighborhoods that have been shooting rockets at Israel are going to be heavily targeted in the coming hours….and the residents should leave.

10:43pm Sirens in Asher Region (up north)

10:30pm IDF takes out Gaza rocket launcher that fired last major barrage at Gush Dan.

Foreign visitor to Israel died in Jerusalem from Heart Attack, after hearing the siren.

10:22 Eshkol Region

10:07 Beer Sheva

10:01pm Beit Shemesh…Har Hevron…Rechovot. ..Gedera…Modiin….

10:00 Siren: Beer Sheva, Modiin

9:48 Siren: Holon

IDF confirms: Hamas rockets hit Hebron and Beit Lechem on 6:57pm strike.

9:26 Siren Ness Ziona and Gan Yavne

9:20pm Sirens: Nes Ziona and Brenner, Beit Shemesh

9:20pm Yavneh….Rechovot…

9:17pm Beit El….Modiin….Shoam…Zerifin and Ben Shemen

9:16pm Sirens: Ashdod, Eshkol Region and Mate Yehuda, Or Yehuda

9:14pm Sirens Bet Shemesh

9:14pm Sirens.. Sirens TEL AVIV… Sirens: Petach Tikvah, Sirens…Bnei Brak… … Ramat HaSharon…

9:12pm Siren Rishin Lezion and Nitsanim

9:11 Color Red Ramat Hasharon, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv

9:09 Sirens Herzelia, Tel Aviv, Hof Ashkelon

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8:54PM Shavuah Tov.
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One of the rockets this evening hit close to home (literally). Here is an overview of Shabbat under rocket fire.

8:42pm Red alert Hevel Yavne, Ashdod, Hof Ashkelon

8:41pm Red Alert Hof Ashkelon

8:07pm Red Alert Sdot Negev, Shaar Negev

7:56pm Ashkelon, Hof Ashkelon x2

7:38pm Ashkol

7:22pm Red Alert Sdot Negev, Shaar Negev

7:18pm Ashkol

6:57pm Red Alert Beitar Ilit, Jerusalem, Maaleh Adumin, Gush Etzion, Kiryat Arba…

6:59pm Red Alert Hof Ashkelon

6:36pm Red Alert Eshkol

5:25pm Red Alert Ashkelon, Hof Ashkelon

5:12pm Hof Ashkelon

4:53pm Red Alert Eshkol

4:38pm Beni Shimon region, Sdot NEgec

3:59 Bnei Shimon

3:58 Ashkelon

3:57pm Red Alert Eshkol

3:55pm Red Alert Be’er Sheva, Merchavim

3:41pm Red Alert Sderot, Shaar Negev

3:24pm Eshkol – Multiple launches

3:16pm Ashkelon

3:07pm Eshkol

2:458pm Eshkol

2:56pm Red Alert Sdot Negev, Shaar Negev

2:32pm Ashkelon

2:18pm Eshkol

1:57pm Eshkol

1:38 Dimona(!) and Yerucham

1:37pm Beer Sheva, Meitar, Omer, Bnei Shimon, Har Hebron

1:36pm Eshkolm Nerchavim

1:09pm Eshkol

1:06pm Eshkol

12:55pm Netivot, Sdot Negev

12:13pm Red Alert Sdot Negev, Shaar Negev

11:52am Eshkol

11:41am Nes Tiona, Rechovot, Brener…

11:40am Gadera, Gan Yavne, Kiryat Gat, Beer Tuvia, Gaderot…

11:29am Sdot Negev

11:13am Sdot Negev

5:08am Red Alert Eshkol

3:59am Beer Sheva, Omer, Bnei Shimon, 2 intercepts

3:56am Omer, Beer Sheva, Meitar, Har Hebron, Merchavim….

12:17am Eshkol

Friday night….
11:12pm Bat Yam, Holon, Nes Tziona, Rishon l’Tzion, Rechovot

9:50pm Hof Ashkelon

9:07pm Beer Sheva, Omer, Bnei Shimon. Direct hit on building. 2 people lightly injured.

8:55pm Red Alert Shaar Negev

8:48pm Shaar Negev

8:42pm Bat Yam, Holon, Tel Aviv-Yafo. Iron intercepts

8:34pm Hof Ashkelon

8:02pm Ashdod, Kiryat Malachi, Beer Tuvia

7:45pm Hof Ashkelon

7:41pm Shaar Negev

7:35pm Shaar Negev, Sdot Negev

7:32pm Holon, Bat Yam, Rishon L’Tzion, Gan Raveh

7:31pm Shaar Negev, Sdot Negev

7:21pm Sderot, Shaar Negev, Iron Dome Intercept

7:13pm Sdot Negev, Shaar Negev

6:24pm Eshkol

6:13pm Central region. 2 Iron Dome intercepts. Siren did not go off.

5:57pm Eshkol

5:57pm Ramat Negev

5:21pm Sdot Negev, Shaar Negev

5:04pm Ashkelon

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Live Updates: Latest Gaza Rocket Launches (New Attack: Friday 5:21 PM)

Friday, July 11th, 2014

5:53pm Shabbat Shalom from the Israel staff.

5:21 Shaar HaNegev….Sedot HaNegev alerts.

5:04pm Multiple rockets shot at Shaar Hanegev.

4:58pm More rockets. ..Shaar HaNegev and Sedot Negev.

4:55pm Rockets shot at Sedot Negev and Shaar HaNegev.

4:28pm Eshkol.

3:40pm Bnei Shimon Region

3:38pm Ein HaShlosha

3:27PM Rocket Alert Beer Sheva, Omer, Bnei Shimon region, Ofakim, Tel Sheba

2:39pm Sirens in Netivot and Bnei Shimon. Iron Dome x2

1:46pm Merchavim

1:22pm Eshkol

1:18pm Red Alert Ashdod, Hevel Yavne x2. Iron Dome take-down

1:10pm Multiple sirens- Eshkol

1:05pm The soldier who was hurt in yesterday evening’s rocket attack has taken a turn for the worse and his condition is now listed as serious.

His name: Mordechai Chai ben Bracha Yehudit.

12:51pm Barrage at Ashkelon…

12:46pm Sedot Negev….Ashkelon. ..Sederot.

12:21pm Mortar hits house in Eshkol region. Family in bomb shelter. No injuries. Family had 15 seconds to get into the bomb shelter.

12:00pm Alerts in Shaar HaNegev

11:37am Asheklon alerts

11:21am Eshkol region

11:00am Color Red alerts: Nahal Oz, Alumim, Sdnot NEgev, Shaar Negev

10:55am Reports of burning hot rocket fragments after Iron Dome intercept hitting cars in Greater Tel Aviv….no injuries reported at this time.

10:52 Red Alert Ben Shemen, Ginaton, Lod, Nir Tzvi, Ashdod…

10:44am Color Red alerts: entire Mediterranean coastline up to Herzliya, Kfar Chabad, including Ashdod, Bnei Braq, Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Ramat HaSharon, Givatayim, Ben Gurion International Airport, Dan Region, Sha’ar HaNegev

10:43am Gush Dan…..here they come!!!!

10:25am Code Red alerts: Kfar Aza, Kibbutz Sa’ad

10:05am Color Red alerts: Nitzan, Nitzanim

9:33am IDF hits rocket launcher that hit Ashdod gas station.

9:11am Iron dome intercepts in Eshkol region.

9:01am Alerts in Ashkelon

8:48am UPDATE A 50 year old man was seriously injured in the Gazan rocket strike on the Ashdod gas station.

8:35am UPDATE Two people were lightly injured, one person was seriously injured in rocket attack on Ashdod gas station.

8:25am UPDATE What we know so far: Multiple injured. 1 seriously.

Ashdod Gas station hit by rocket. Photo: Rotter.net

Ashdod Gas station hit by rocket.
Photo: Rotter.net

8:15am Update: Rocket his Ashdod gas station. Initial report says there may be injured.

Ashdod Gas station hit by rocket. Photo: Rotter.net

Ashdod Gas station hit by rocket.
Photo: Rotter.net

8:06am Gadera, Ashkelon

8:01am Red alert Netivot, Ashdod, Lachish, Rishon L’Tzion.

7:44am Barrage at Hullit

7:35am Red Alert Eshkol

IDF artillery attacks Lebanon position that launched on Israel.

6:49am Merchavim – Iron Dome x2. Shaar HaNegev

6:33am Sirens in Netivot area

6:31am Sderot, Otef Aza

6:29am Channels 2 and 10 reporting a rocket attack on Metulla on Israel’s northern border from Lebanon…

Rocket hit a Metulla street. Photo by Smiley Hafuch / Rotter.net

Rocket hit a Metulla street.
Photo by Smiley Hafuch / Rotter.net

At 3:30am….there was a rocket attack in the Haifa area….2 Iron Dome intercepts. ..
3:30 Red Alert: Haifa, Hadera, Carmel, Menashe

Woman collapsed and died while running to bomb shelter in Haifa.

2:01am Color Red alert: Sdot Negev Regional Council

1:35am Color Red alert: all Gaza Belt communities (Eshkol, Sha’ar HaNegev, Sdot Negev)

CANCELLED: Suspected Infiltration Near Eilat by Sea

Friday, July 11th, 2014

CANCELLED: Israeli police announce search is over, there was no infiltration into or near Eilat.


Original story:

Police are checking if there was an infiltration into Israel near Eilat via boat.

On Thursday evening, an IDF Naval patrol near the Princess hotel saw an attempt by a boat to approach the beach where apparently it should not have been. The navy ship fired warning shots, and launched flares, according to a report in Haaretz.

Security forces are searching, on land, for 4 suspects they believe may have gotten off the boat to shore, according to Ynet.

The area is right near Road 90.

Guests at the southern Eilat hotels are being told to stay inside the hotel.

Amphibious Infiltration by Terrorists Thwarted (Additional Info)

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

By Yaniv Hasidoff The IDF thwarted this evening an attempted infiltration by terrorists via the sea. Four Hamas terrorists were spotted on their way to a beach on Israel’s southern shores, their final objective the Kibbutz of Zikim. The terrorists were spotted while diving from Gaze’s shores and were stopped by IDF infantry who ambushed them on the Israeli shore.

All terrorists were killed in the gunfight that ensued. One soldier was lightly wounded. Judging by the amount of weapons the terrorists were carrying they probably intended to inflict severe damage to the civilian population of the kibbutz and the surrounding towns.

All residents in the environs of the attack were ordered to stay in their homes and masses of security forces are currently blocking off the area. A security official has announced that the incident has not yet been concluded. They may be searching for further terrorists.

Earlier today The IDF Spokesman announced that the IDF attacked a vehicle in which a Hamas terrorist named Mohammed Shaaban, 24, of Jabalya, had been traveling. Shaaban was a trainer and commander of Hamas’s naval commando force in northern Gaza. Two other people were inside the vehicle when it was struck, the IDF said. He may have trained the terrorists who made the failed attempt this evening.

Arab Murders Jews, Jews Murders Arab – Here’s The Difference

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Just to clarify and calm the nerves on all you liberal or pro Palestine readers.

I want to make something very clear, the person or persons who were responsible for the murder of Muhammad Abu Khdeir are murderers of the worst kind and should be dealt with just like we SHOULD be dealing with Islamic terrorism.

That being said, there is a huge and very fundamental difference between what happened to the three Israeli teens that were abducted and murdered and the young Arab teen that was abducted and murdered. The difference lies on three different levels.

  1. National backing of terrorists activity
  2. World Reaction
  3. Nation’s Reaction

 

NATIONAL BACKING FOR TERRORISM

Fatah, Hamas and every other Arab organization that exists in the PA territories has one time or another called for the destruction of the State of Israel. The original PLO charter clearly calls for the violent dismantling of the JEWISH STATE (no not Zionist but Jewish).

The school system under Fatah promotes martyrdom and murder through curriculum and even through the names of their educational institutions. As clearly demonstrated by Palestinian Media Watch

The most common school name PMW has found is the name Al Khansa – with at least 8 schools given her name. Al Khansa is the honored mother of Islamic tradition because she expressed joy over the Shahada (Martyrdom) deaths of her four children.
A PA schoolbook for Grade 8, explains her importance this way:

“Al-Khansa witnessed the Battle of Al-Qadisiyah with her four sons. She urged them to fight… They fought until all of them fell as Shahids. When the news reached her she said, ‘Praise be to Allah who has honored me by theirShahada.’”  [Reading and Texts Part II, Grade 8, p. 13]

Al-Khansa’s celebration of her four sons’ deaths makes her a perfect role model for Palestinian girls, as Palestinian society has chosen to teach that death is a greater value than life.One example of this teaching is in Palestinian Authority schoolbook for 13 year-olds that teach children: “Your enemies seek life while you seek death.”  [Reading and Texts Part II, Grade 8, p. 16]”

Streets in Fatah controlled areas are named after Islamic terrorists of the worst kind.

Abu Mazen the “Moderate” has never been shy to tell it like it is and often honors mass murderers and arch Islamic terrorists sitting in Israeli jail.

While the Israeli murderers of the Arab teen will be jailed, ousted and stained for life like they deserve, Arab terrorists are honored, revered and even featured on the most popular talk shows.

Here’s how an official PA government member reacted to the kidnapping of the three Israeli teens!

How does it work in Israel?

Even before any evidence was collected, many from the government already condemned the murder is the most clear tones possible. After the details were publicized, there was not a siingle Israeli leader who did not condemn this horrific murder!

The difference?

We didn’t wait for facts to speak of our disgust, we did it right away with no excuses, because MURDER IS MURDER!

2. World Reaction

I have absolutely no expectations from the world and certainly not from the White House at this time.

I am not complaining or expecting change, I am simply pointing out the horrific level of hypocrisy.On June 12, 2014, three Jewish Israeli teens, Naftali Frenkel (16,), Gilad Shaer (16), and Eyal Yifrah (19), were abducted as they were on their way home from school.

Naftali Frenkel happen to hold dual citizenship and was a citizen of the United States of America. There was complete silence from Obama, the world and the UN and only on June 18th (a week later!) did the State department release a statement where they stated their concerned about the Israeli operation and demanded Israel exercise restraint.

What was even more unbelievable was the US State department would not even confirm that it was talking about a kidnapping and when asked about the American citizen involved, they did NOT even have his name!

Watch and be disgusted!  (You can watch the whole thing but the embarrassment starts at 1:40)

The UN? The 3 mothers went to the UN to beg for their help.

The UN reaction?

Go ahead, Google UN reaction to kidnapped Israeli teens.

Let me know if you find anything! Hamas Condemned? No! Palestinian incitement condemned? No! Anything? NO!

When it came to the murder of Muhammad Abu Khdeir it took both Obama and his sidekick Kerry under 2 hours to make a statement, charge and indict Israel. It took them over a week to say boo about the 3 Israeli boys and when they did say something they said they were concerned with Israel’s reaction!

Read Kerry’s statement HEREI am not even going to begin talking about the press coverage of both murders. I had to constantly update my friends overseas since not a single major news network was covering (more than a couple of seconds) the Israeli kidnapped boys.

When it came to Muhammad Abu Khdeir, front page and feature story on EVERY single media outlet. I guess Muslim killing Jew is no story but it’s not every day you see a Jew do what you usually see a fanatic Muslim do.

 

3. Nation’s Reaction

Naftali, Eyal and Gil-Ad were missing for two weeks and while the army was out searching for their killers and figuring out what happened, the civilians of Israel were busy comforting the families and praying.

Now let’s take a look at our neighbors; the fanatic Muslims. When news spread of the kidnapping of Muhammad Abu Khdeir, there were no prayer groups or singing, this was the reaction:All videos were seen originally in Israel Video Network

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Attempted Lynching

Shooting firecrackers at police

Fire bombing random Jewish homes in the middle of the night

The Jerusalem light rail that runs through the Arab neighborhood was completely destroyed and millions of dollars of damage was caused by Muslim fanatics.

The Arabs actually worked for hours to rip up the tracks while trashing the train stops in their own neighborhoods.

So yes, both are horrific acts of murder and the victims families and friends will feel the pain, but NEVER compare the terrorism of individual Jews who are ousted, villainized and jailed by their country, to the fanatic Islamic and Arab terrorists who are backed, honored and encouraged by their religious and national leaders!

When it comes to track records, check the world’s most wanted terrorist lists, count the fanatic Muslims, then count the Jews.

Let me know what you come up with!

One more small detail that most of you probably forgot, we found and arrested the murderers of Muhammad Abu Khdeir in less than a week, we are still waiting for the terrorists who kidnapped and murdered Naftali, Eyal and Gil-Ad. Perhaps Abu Mazen wants to find an empty street to name after them before handing them over to the Israeli authorities.

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