Skip to comments.Rocket Attacks Continue Overnight; IDF Retaliates
Posted on 10/29/2011 10:15:33 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
The rocket attacks from Gaza continued overnight Saturday, giving local residents a restless night.
Two rockets were fired towards Beer Sheva just after 3:00 a.m. (Israel time). The rockets exploded in open areas and there were no reports of physical injuries or damage.
At about 5:00 a.m. Israel time, a Grad missile exploded north of the city of Ashkelon. There were no physical injuries or damage.
Meanwhile, IAF aircraft targeted six terror activity sites in Gaza overnight. Three rocket launching sites and one terror tunnel were targeted in northern Gaza, and two terror activity sites were targeted in southern Gaza.
According to the IDF Spokesperson, secondary explosions were observed in certain sites. Hits were confirmed.
The attacks came in response to the barrage of rockets that were fired at Israel throughout the day on Saturday.
Ten Grad missiles and over 20 Kassam rockets and mortars hit Israel over the course of the day, the IDF said.
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I’m thinking more like “the bombing begins in 24 hours - you have 23 hours and 59 minutes to pack up and get 50+ miles away from Israel on all sides”.
Heck.. Israel should be targeting us, we are the ones turning the Middle East over to Iran and it’s cronies. Lets see, Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia (soon), Libya and can Syria be far behind all headed for sharia law and the Iranian sphere of influence. Those flips all courtesy of the USA. Christians headed out or dead in most of these countries. We are promoting the worst kind of intolerance for Christians in the middle east. If there is a dumber bunch of pols anywhere than the ones leading this country, I don’t know where to look.
“Israel is doing a nice job stepping on the cockroaches who are launching rockets, but they need to target the source of the rocket supply.”
Do you really think those ‘rockets’ are difficult to build? Come on dude, look at who the demographic of the people are building them...
Israel has been at war with its neighbors since the beginning.
They seem to be OK with a low-grade war rather than formally declaring war and marching on Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt.
If they don't want to do that, then why should we?
“We” should invade?
You do realize that our present government is likely to be on the OTHER side.
Obama: Israel must negotiate for peace.
What do you mean by demographic of people building the rockets?
Good secondaries are the pilot's reward for flying the mission... Nothing else says "on target" in quite the same way. Bravo, I raise my glass to you. (a little Bourbon)
Quite simply, the morons seeking to destroy Israel.
Bibi has gone over to the Palestinians? I’m over here, kimosave.
Wrong “we,” kimosave. I occupy land and obstruct piece right here in Kiryat Arba.
Oh Lord, my son is working in Beer Sheva now he comes home in 2 weeks.
So what is holding back Israel from going in to Gaza and pounding them into submission?
Instead of taking care of the enemy already invading, in what's a real attempt at seizing lost Mexican territory, we are concerned with a bunch of nations who may be our enemies, but do not have the ability to destroy the United States while Mexico is in the process of doing it, while we call them a friend.
No Islamic nation or terrorist group has killed as many U.S. citizens, or taken over parts of U.S. territory like Mexico has done while our government acts like a puppet regime controlled by them. It's not even comparable in terms of what we are told are our biggest threats. Not to mention if any of those Islamic nations, or terrorist groups, decide to attack inside the U.S. again they could easily invade from the Mexican border and kill a lot of Americans, but they still wouldn't be able to threaten the fall of our nation without a lot of nuclear weapons they don't have, while Mexico is without a doubt going to lead to the loss of parts of our country if not stopped.
We should put the military on our own border instead of getting involved in 10+ year wars our military isn't even allowed to win. We need to take care of this problem before getting involved all around the world in stuff that's not even comparable to the threat our government doesn't even speak of.
We haven't won a war decisively since WW2 because no one wants to have a total war, but instead an unrealistic war where only the bad guys die, and we are willing to sacrifice numerous U.S. troops just to avoid one civilian casualty. If we don't have the ability to accept the horrors of winning a war, no matter how just, then we need to stop having them altogether. Maybe we can't accept it because the wars aren't really that important like WW2, and shouldn't have happened to begin with.
I sure wouldn't have supported the wars, that should have been finished quickly while Bush was still in office, if I knew they were going to have our guys continuously patrol areas to protect an unfriendly government with no real shared goal of the point of what we're gaining by this now. We just deploy them over and over, and have them patrol areas until they finally get hit with an IED.
What good does having the best trained and equipped troops, and most powerful weaponry on earth if we restrict them so bad they aren't used to their full potential by politicians? Our last decisive victory was WW2, against a much more powerful enemy than anything we have faced since. It's not that our military is weak, it's because we can't accept war anymore.
The WW2 guys we call heroes, and our greatest generation, would be called war criminals now for fighting the way they had to fight to achieve victory. A lot of Conservatives contradict themselves on this as well. They won't accept that type of warfare now, but they sure are proud of the WW2 veterans and the way they fought that war. They should be proud of that, and they should see how the restrictions that get worse with each war have changed everything, and extended wars so long we finally just leave after getting a lot of our guys killed, and spending huge amounts of money.
After 9/11 it didn't help the way we talked about was how our nation is so wondrous and peaceful, and we were going to save the innocent people of these nations. That puts even more pressure to fight an impossible war. We are a great nation that doesn't commit the war atrocities that many nations do, but we still have to fight a horrible and brutal war because that's what war is. The mindset of equating all the good we have done in the world, and the fact we're the greatest nation on earth, led us to believe we can conduct the most humane wars that kill terrorist only, and save civilians. Many of those civilians hate us, and support the terrorist. They just don't want to get involved in the action. War is about killing people and destroying infrastructure the enemy needs to conduct war, and civilians get killed, including innocent women and children. Many refuse to accept that, and instead support losing wars. Don't have a war if you can't accept that, and see those innocent lives lost as the responsibility of an enemy who's responsible for the need of war.
We wouldn't have let human shields stop us from targeting important targets in WW2, and we shouldn't now. They wouldn't use them if they didn't stop our bombings. It's so easy for the enemy to use all these things against us now. All any of our enemies need to do these days is hold out until we leave, and they know it. We will always leave overseas wars that don't seem to have any end in site. We are too concerned with the unavoidable toll of civilian death that we do everything we can to lose wars against much weaker enemies. We killed a lot of civilians in WW2, and it was unavoidable to win the war. Those civilian deaths are on the heads of the axis allies that made the war necessary. We would have lost horribly fighting with the restrictions we do today.
The pollen count seems to be getting worse during the Rabtard Spring.
Well, by all means, have a blast, America. Mexico even has oil, so there you are. Clear and present danger from terrorist penetration and everything. Mean time, we (Israelis) really ought to invade Ghaza yesterday, before anyone else jumps into the fray against us.
Ironically, to the extent of what little I’ve seen of Be’er Sheva, Jews and Arabs there seem to get along fine. Guess those Mujahideen in Ghaza just can’t countenance that. What’s the matter? Don’t they want to force scrotal entry into young girls while they screech in pain for all eternity? Yeesh. The more I think of the Moose Limb paradise, the more it sounds like hell.