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Rocket fired from Egypt hits Israeli city of Eilat [Bibi:Sinai now a terror zone]
BBC ^ | 5 April 2012 Last updated at 02:04 ET | BBC

Posted on 04/05/2012 5:29:00 AM PDT by DCBryan1

A Grad rocket has landed in the southern Israeli city of Eilat, but has caused no damage or injuries, Israeli security officials said.

District police chief Ron Gertner told Israeli radio the rocket had been fired from Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

He said it struck a construction site close to a residential area shortly after midnight (21:00 GMT).

The blast took place as thousands congregated in the resort town for the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Rocket attacks from Egyptian soil are uncommon. Attacks on Eilat and the nearby Jordanian town of Aqaba in 2010 killed one person and injured another four.

Sinai unrest

Eilat Mayor Meir Yitzhak-Halevy told the Jerusalem Post that the city would function as normal despite the attack.

A wave of unrest has hit the restive Sinai peninsula recently.

Israel says militants have become active in the region since former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in February 2011.

In August 2011, an armed group crossed the border into Israel from the Sinai peninsula and killed eight Israelis.

Israel blamed Palestinian militants but five Egyptian policemen were killed as Israeli forces pursued the gunmen, sparking a diplomatic row between the two countries.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egypt; egyptmb; eilat; israel; muslimbrotherhood; netanyahu; sinai; sinaiterrorzone
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1 posted on 04/05/2012 5:29:10 AM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1

Prayers for Israel.


2 posted on 04/05/2012 5:32:20 AM PDT by bgill
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To: DCBryan1

Arab Spring.

Israeli Winter.


3 posted on 04/05/2012 5:32:45 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: DCBryan1

“Rocket attacks from Egyptian soil are uncommon”

Not for long,

Bambi is rolling out the red carpet for the new Terrorist Leaders of Egypt this week.


4 posted on 04/05/2012 5:33:08 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: DCBryan1
The day after the rag bastards from Egypt are hosted by the rag bastard occupying the WhiteHut.

Quite a coinkydink

5 posted on 04/05/2012 5:33:17 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: DCBryan1

It must have been a THRILL for the Moslem Brotherhood
to launch from 1600 Penn. Ave.
with their undocumented Moslem partner in charge.


6 posted on 04/05/2012 5:35:43 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: DCBryan1

How suprising, just days after the Muslim Brotherhood was in the White House too ...


7 posted on 04/05/2012 5:35:50 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: DCBryan1
Grad Battlefield 122mm Rocket Artillery

Imagine ATF giving Mexican cartel's MLRS systems and rockets raining down on El Paso or San Diego from Mexico!

US equivalent of BM-21 Rocket system, the M270 MLRS system.

8 posted on 04/05/2012 5:38:53 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Tagline removed at the request of someone who doesn't "get" Monty Python or Shakespeare.)
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To: DCBryan1
Stupid. Egypt is in disarray & in no position to take on Israel
9 posted on 04/05/2012 5:41:11 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: DCBryan1

The Negev is sparsely populated with Jews with an unsustainable high cost of defense and so will be abandoned like Gaza, Judea and Samaria in order to make a ‘contiguous’ Palestinian state. Or at least that’s the plan...


10 posted on 04/05/2012 5:46:24 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: tomkat
The day after...

Oh, to be a fly on the wall! The MB must of gotten the green light.

11 posted on 04/05/2012 5:53:11 AM PDT by C210N (Mitt "Severe Etch-a-Sketch" mcRominate-me)
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To: C210N

it’s predictable. Another Holy Day for the people of Israel, another bombing. Prayers for Israel.


12 posted on 04/05/2012 5:56:28 AM PDT by coloradomomba (Lord God...please use me.)
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To: DCBryan1
Obama's Arab rping

Obama has doen more damage to US standing around the world and to our allies than any enemy since Hitler and Tojo. Not even the Soviets hurt us and our allies so much.

THE MAN WHO DESPISES AMERICA

AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY

13 posted on 04/05/2012 6:00:50 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Westbrook

Hope-n-change.

It’s working out perfectly for Barry the Mohammedan and his muslime brotherhood butt-buddies.


14 posted on 04/05/2012 6:02:12 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: DCBryan1

We still have a Battalion size element of US soldiers in the Sinai.

I was there in 2006 with the Multinational Force, and Observers.

There is a small outpost of US soldiers right next to Eilat on the Egyptian side of the border.


15 posted on 04/05/2012 6:55:46 AM PDT by And2TheRepublic (People like freedom of speech, but only when it's sweet to their ears.)
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To: DCBryan1

was it yesterday or the day before Obama hosted al quaida 2.0 the muslim brotherhood in OUR WHITE HOUSE?!?!?!?


16 posted on 04/05/2012 7:09:38 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: bgill

Obama Welcomes Brotherhood Run For Egyptian Presidency
http://www.radicalislam.org/analysis/obama-welcomes-brotherhood-run-egyptian-presidency

Aiding and abetting the enemy?IMPEACHMENT FOR OBAMA HELLO HELLO, class class, anyone? Oh no wait... if we called for the impeachment of a sitting US POTUS for promoting,funding,aiding and abetting terrorists that leads to WW3 we are all racists my bad wtf was I thinking?!?!?!?!?


17 posted on 04/05/2012 7:19:01 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: tomkat

Yep


18 posted on 04/05/2012 7:19:22 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: DCBryan1

It would be interesting to know if there are Egyptian or Libyan markings on it. Libya had a couple hundred of these.


19 posted on 04/05/2012 7:26:09 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: DCBryan1

ping for later


20 posted on 04/05/2012 7:27:33 AM PDT by ducttape45
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To: DCBryan1

Well, the muslim brothers were visiting their friend Obama at the White House,,probably need to get that final green-light and oh, the check, yeh,,,the check from the American taxpayer to fund their terrorism with the President’s blessings.


21 posted on 04/05/2012 7:40:24 AM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: DAC21

Bambi is rolling out the red carpet for the new Terrorist Leaders of Egypt this week.


Yep, a big meeting at the White House. They’ll probably head to the State Department, too.


22 posted on 04/05/2012 7:40:24 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: DCBryan1

So, the *New* EGYPTIAN “government” aka the Muslim Brotherhood is SITTING IN THE WHITE HOUSE with Obama, Israel asks for more military aid, and within 24 hours EGYPT has fired a rocket into Israel?

And so it begins...

GOD’S SAFETY, PEACE & BLESSINGS TO ALL IN ISRAEL! I am praying, as always. May God help us all.


23 posted on 04/05/2012 7:42:05 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: tomkat

I wonder how many Americans have NO CLUE as to the significance of this “coincidence” (for the record - I don’t believe in *coincidences*). I’m sure those in Israel understand, especially Bibi.


24 posted on 04/05/2012 7:44:42 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: Jack of all Trades

Does it really matter? We both know that ALL of those weapons are now in the hands of Israel (and the *West’s* enemies), and they were basically GIVEN to them by NATO!!!

I can’t believe what this world has become, and how many people are so blinded. God gave us warning of this in the Bible - I shouldn’t be shocked, but I can’t help being awestruck at the amount of human stupidity and delusions that exist in various groups of people. I’m talking about people I know to have extremely high IQs who are either psychopathic/sociopathic liars, or who have suffered some type of serious brain damage that had to have affected their logic and reasoning centers - only problem is, none of these former classmates have been injured as far as I know. It’s just like they all went to college, and came back as totally rattled brainwashed idiots who somehow STILL believe they are smarter than everyone else despite their clear deficiencies.


25 posted on 04/05/2012 7:52:32 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: LibertyRocks

I’d guess ~70%


26 posted on 04/05/2012 7:56:11 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: DCBryan1

Start drawing up construction plans for the new Israeli settlements in the Sinai.

THAT is how this nonsense will end.


27 posted on 04/05/2012 7:57:11 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: DCBryan1
US equivalent of BM-21 Rocket system

The BM-21 wishes it was equivalent.

28 posted on 04/05/2012 8:09:15 AM PDT by xone
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To: xone
The BM-21 wishes it was equivalent.

I know that, and you know that, but I'm not going to get into my military intelligence officer mode discussing range/payload/accuracy, etc. The point of my post was that battlefield artillery is being used against civilians and to put into perspective at how awful that is.

Most libtards think that the Pali "freedom fighters" are throwing bottle rocket/roman candle size munitions over the fence, not state-sponsored battlefield implements. God help Israel to defeat the Muslim terrorists (foreign, domestic, and elected;) )

29 posted on 04/05/2012 8:31:25 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Tagline removed at the request of someone who doesn't "get" Monty Python or Shakespeare.)
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To: Jeff Head

That’s a great graphic.


30 posted on 04/05/2012 8:57:55 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: DAC21

You are right DAC21, I could be mistaken, but I think it may be the first time since the 67 six day war (in which Egypt got their asses kicked) that an attack on Israel originated from Egyptian soil. It just highlights how serious things are getting. If one of those rockets had hit Aqaba do you think Jordan would have taken it lightly? Israel is showing amazing restraint.
On a side note, Mr. Obama hosting the Muslim Brotherhood in D.C. is utterly disgusting. How can it get any clearer what the POTUS REALLY thinks about Israel? I’ll bet anyone my next paycheck Israel will commence it’s campaign on taking out any Iranian threats before the Nov. elections.


31 posted on 04/05/2012 9:32:44 AM PDT by Rainwave (Israel Rocks!...go get 'em gang.)
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To: DCBryan1

I really can’t wait for the G!D of the universe to put His foot down ne these murderers. Until then prayers up as always for Israel.


32 posted on 04/05/2012 9:38:54 AM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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Bambi is rolling out the red carpet for the new Terrorist Leaders of Egypt this week.

It was probably a demonstration requested by obama. He's probably laughing and slapping them on the back right now.

"Go to it boys! Of course we'll have to condemn you 'in the strongest terms'. Ha, ha! Don't let that stop you, though."

Meanwhile, in the US, liberal "Jews" will be condemning Israel for having a border that touches Egyptian ground.

33 posted on 04/05/2012 9:46:26 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Jeff Head; tomdavidd; Freeper; Gvl_M3; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; ...
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. . . . Article, and graphic at # 13.

Comments 4, 5 , 6 , 8.

34 posted on 04/05/2012 9:54:52 AM PDT by LucyT
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israel needs to announce that the new response will be a flat out destruction of the launch areas within a one mile circumference to eliminate the threat...

and when a launch is detected, launch a counter offensive to annihilate the source. and do it every time.

the technology can pin point the launch and guided missiles can level the area...


35 posted on 04/05/2012 10:35:47 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: DCBryan1

From http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=251732

...Bayoumi went on to say that the Muslim Brotherhood would take legal procedures towards canceling the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel that was signed in 1979.

“The Brotherhood respects international conventions, but we will take legal action against the peace treaty with the Zionist entity,” he told the paper...

I’m guessing the brotherhood couldn’t wait for the paperwork to be completed. Or now feel they have to.


36 posted on 04/05/2012 10:36:24 AM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: tomkat

The 0 probably considers them fireworks.


37 posted on 04/05/2012 10:47:10 AM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3))
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To: DCBryan1

From http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=251732

...Bayoumi went on to say that the Muslim Brotherhood would take legal procedures towards canceling the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel that was signed in 1979.

“The Brotherhood respects international conventions, but we will take legal action against the peace treaty with the Zionist entity,” he told the paper...

I’m guessing the brotherhood couldn’t wait for the paperwork to be completed. Or now feel they have to.


38 posted on 04/05/2012 10:51:58 AM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: teeman8r
Israel needs to announce that the new response will be a flat out destruction of the launch areas within a one mile circumference to eliminate the threat...

Amen...and may I suggest 1-10kt neutron bombs to start off with?

Every rocket after a nuclear response will be "dialed up" 10kt until the terrorism stops.

BTW: this is supposedly a KH-11 satellite photo of a Chinese 1kt neutron bomb over a remote orchard dropped by a JH-7 aircraft from 10,000 feet. The airburst showered the area with deadly neutrons (dark area) and doing limited damage to the buildings 3,000 feet below the 300m wide fireball.

39 posted on 04/05/2012 10:51:58 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Tagline removed at the request of someone who doesn't "get" Monty Python or Shakespeare.)
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From http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=251732

...Bayoumi went on to say that the Muslim Brotherhood would take legal procedures towards canceling the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel that was signed in 1979.

“The Brotherhood respects international conventions, but we will take legal action against the peace treaty with the Zionist entity,” he told the paper...

I’m guessing the brotherhood couldn’t wait for the paperwork to be completed. Or now feel they have to.


40 posted on 04/05/2012 10:52:14 AM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: DCBryan1

Apologies for the excessive response. I thought the safety was on. Honest.


41 posted on 04/05/2012 10:59:27 AM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
The class slept though WW III. We lost almost 100,000 KIA in that one.
42 posted on 04/05/2012 11:25:22 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Westbrook

Springtime for arabs, and tyranny...
Winter for Israel and Friends.


43 posted on 04/05/2012 12:06:49 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: DCBryan1
Imagine ATF giving Mexican cartel's MLRS systems and rockets raining down on El Paso or San Diego from Mexico!

Don't give them any ideas.

44 posted on 04/05/2012 12:24:39 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Jeff Head

There’s a couple of “stans” that need to be red.


45 posted on 04/05/2012 12:28:37 PM PDT by bgill
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To: MurrietaMadman
>"will take legal action against the peace treaty with the Zionist entity,"

According to the queeranus, "by any means possible" their law allows them to MURDER any one in any way!

It is an abomination that causes desolation!

46 posted on 04/05/2012 1:12:10 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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Aren’t the Grad rockets typically launched singly by the terrorists as opposed to out of the standard tube launchers?


47 posted on 04/05/2012 1:58:02 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: DCBryan1

Psalm 83 is getting closer every day.


48 posted on 04/05/2012 3:22:47 PM PDT by ducttape45
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Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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49 posted on 04/05/2012 4:52:18 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: DAC21

We must form a Jewish Brotherhood. You must form a Christian Brotherhood. If we commit enough heinous acts in the names of our respective religions while using the word “Brotherhood,” Obama might start welcoming and respecting us, too.


50 posted on 04/05/2012 5:37:44 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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