Skip to comments.Here we go? 50-55 rockets fired by Islamic Jihad, IDF preparing ground response
Posted on 03/12/2014 7:37:18 PM PDT by Nachum
2014 is not continuing the 'no rockets' of 2013. In less than the last hour, Islamic Jihad has fired 50-55 rockets into southern Israel, and the IDF is preparing ground troops to respond.
IDF Radio is reporting that between 50 and 55 rockets have landed in Israel so far, after initial reports put the number at closer to 25. Of those, at least five were launched at Sderot; the Iron Dome has stopped some of them from making an impact on Israeli soil, according to the latest updates.
No injuries have been reported.
The Islamic Jihad terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack, in response to IAF airstrikes in Gaza on Tuesday, which killed three Islamic Jihad terrorists. Those airstrikes were themselves a response to an attempted mortar attack on IDF forces by the terrorist squad.
"The Al-Quds Brigades responded to [Israeli] aggression with a volley of rockets," read a statement released by the Iranian-backed group.
At least of one of the communities near Gaza has reported damage from the rocket fire, according to the latest news reports, though it has not been confirmed which one.
Residents are being advised to stay in protective shelters until further updates warrant; the Israeli Police has raised the alert level throughout the Negev in response to the rocket fire.
IAF helicopters are patrolling the skies near Gaza now, as "security forces and the IDF are weighing the appropriate response," according to Walla! News.
This could get big relatively quickly....
Time to nuke the Palis.
I hope they bulldoze a no man’s land in Gaza.
Please send Obama down there in person with a little blue helmet to save the day.
Send “I was in Vietnam” Kerry with him!
Give me an A-10, I’d like to go do a little hunting.
I don’t want to sound too cynical but I think Bibi will just toss a few bombs and proclaim a victorious defense. Without moving the enemy out and without taking the land back. So the problem , threats to Israel will remain, continue. I hope I’m wrong. We will see
Why do we let one man speak for us when it comes to turning our back on Israel? That is so wrong on so many levels. He really is a dictator and I think already entrenched or we wouldn’t do this. Someone somewhere would stand up for Israel. Of course the Bible does say Israel will stand alone in the end.
Israeli air strikes against 30 terrorist targets in Gaza
DEBKAfile March 12, 2014, 11:08 PM (IST)
The Israeli air force struck 30 terrorist targets in southern Gaza Wednesday night after the pro-Iranian Jhad Islami claimed responsibility for firing up to 70 rockets in a continuous barrage during the day against the Shear Hanegev and Eshkol regions and the towns of Sderot and Netivot. There are no reports of Palestinian casualties. Many thousands of Israeli citizens warned by red alerts ran for shelter under the rocket offensive and were told to stay there until further notice. There were no immediate reports of Israeli casualties but damage was caused to property in Sderot downtown. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon warned that Jihad Islami would rue its offensive against Israeli citizens and Hamas too would be held accountable for failing to restrain terrorists operating from the Gaza Strip.
Iron Dome... A missile defense system shooting down short range rockets... (in some ways tougher than missiles) Gee, wasn’t it liberals and Democrats that not so long ago said it couldn’t be done?
Yes, will be really difficult to hold peace talks while they’re pounding Gaza. Great move if BiBi pulls it off.
YHVH be with Your people and protect Your land from the enemies without and within.
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