2:39pm Sirens in Netivot and Bnei Shimon. Iron Dome x2
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
8:15am Update: Rocket his Ashdod gas station. Initial report says there may be injured.
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
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: 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.
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.
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.
National backing of terrorists activity
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!
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
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.
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas took the first opportunity possible Wednesday to call on Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to “condemn the kidnapping and murder [of an Arab youth]… as we condemned those of the three Israelis.”
Except that Mahmoud Abbas took several days to get around to his condemnation, whereas Prime Minister Netanyahu had already condemned the murder of young Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir, 17, by the time Abbas was demanding that he do so.
The entire Israeli leadership, in fact, rushed to unequivocally condemn the murder, from one end of the political spectrum to the other. That, despite the fact there were quiet indications by sources that requested anonymity the killing might be connected to a blood feud, a clan war or an “honor killing.”
Nor is Abbas doing anything on his own to discourage the violence of Jerusalem Arabs, who are rioting in every neighborhood in which they live.
The young Arab teen is believed to have been kidnapped from the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina overnight Tuesday. His parents called police to report him missing at about 4:00 a.m. and his body was allegedly found in the Jerusalem forest about an hour later, at 5:00 a.m., burnt and showing other signs of violence.
The efforts by Abbas to compare the murder to the kidnapping and subsequent murder by Hamas terrorists of three Israeli teens from Gush Etzion on June 12 was obvious, as was his attempt to place the blame for the killing at the doorstep of Israeli Jews, as a “revenge attack.”
Equally clear was his determination to seek a way to halt the IDF’s continued Operation Brother’s Keeper as soldiers proceed with the intensified search for the murderers of the boys, whose bodies were laid to rest Tuesday in the Modi’in cemetery.
Abbas blamed Israel for the death of the young Arab teen, the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency reported. He said in his statement to the WAFA news service that Israel should “take real measures” to “stop all revenge attacks.”
But Netanyahu had already referred to the killing as a “despicable murder” in public statements at the start of the day. The prime minister also spoke with Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovich, urging him to get police moving to track down Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir’s killers.
The family of Naftali Frenkel, one of the murdered Israeli teens, meanwhile, told reporters Wednesday morning there was no difference between Arab and Jewish blood.
“If the Arab youth was murdered for nationalistic reasons then this is a horrible and horrendous thing. There is no difference between [Arab] blood and [Jewish] blood,” said Yishai Frenkel, uncle of the young terrror victim. “Murder is murder. There is no forgiveness and no justification for any form of murder,” he said.
However, there are many issues that are not yet clear.
It is still not known, for instance, whether in fact the two incidents are related, according to police officials. The prime minister called on security agencies to work swiftly to track down the perpetrators and identify their motives — but Abbas has obviously ignored his words.
Netanyahu also called on all sides not to take the law into their own hands, warning that Israel is “a nation of laws and everyone must act according to the law.”
Moreover, reports have surfaced of an Arab teen who was allegedly forced into a car in Shuafat late Tuesday night. It is not yet clear who was behind the kidnapping, nor whether the teen mentioned in the report is Muhammad, or someone else.
Nor has the body that was found in the Jerusalem forest definitely been identified as that of Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir. It may belong to someone else. All these issues have yet to be clarified.
Arab terrorists hurled pipe bombs at the Jerusalem Light Rail Wednesday morning. One of the bombs exploded, but failed to injure any of the passengers. A second bomb did not detonate and was deactivated by sappers summoned to the scene by Israel Police officers.
Arabs continued throughout the morning to riot in the northern Jerusalem Arab neighborhoods of Shuafat, with violence spilling over into nearby Beit Hanina as well in response the death of a young Arab teen who was kidnapped from an Arab neighborhood in northern Jerusalem. His body, found in the Jerusalem forest at about 5:00 a.m., was burnt and showed other signs of violence, according to sources quoted by the Hebrew-language Ynet website.
Arabs in Shuafat burned tires, hurled explosives and rocks at IDF soldiers and Israel Police. They vandalized three Light Rail stations, smashing the glass and destroying the security cameras.
Authorities subsequently announced on Wednesday morning that the Jerusalem Light Rail would operate only between the Mount Herzl and the Givat Tachmoshet stops. The Beit Hanina and Shuafat stops are to be skipped until further notice.