Skip to comments.BREAKING: 60 Rockets Hit Israel, IDF Tanks Sent Into Gaza
Posted on 03/12/2014 1:35:53 PM PDT by Former Fetus
Terrorists in the Gaza Strip have battered towns and villages in southern Israel with at least 60 rockets, hitting several Jewish communities in the largest-scale attack since the 2012 Pillar of Defense counterrorism operation.
The IDF has sent tanks into Gaza over the past several minutes, and have already eliminated two terror targets, in response to the barrage of rocket fire on Israel.
Several were stopped by the Iron Dome; no injuries have been reported. Thousands of Negev residents remain in shelters Wednesday evening, however, until the attacks have subsided.
IDF Radio is reporting that over 60 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.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reacted to the attack by pledging a "forceful" response against those responsible.
"This seems to be in response to our counterterrorism efforts yesterday," Netanyahu declared, according to Channel 2. "We will continue to strike those who want to harm us, we'll act against them very forcefully." The attack comes a day after the Israeli navy revealed the contents of the Klos C weapons ship, intercepted on its way to Gaza by Israeli commandos.
Evidence seems to suggest the ship was sent by Iran, and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told reporters the contents - including nearly 200 mortar shells and dozens of Iranian-made medium-range rockets - underlined how the Islamic Republic was directly aiding Gaza-based terrorists to target Israeli civilians.
The deadly cargo was reported intended primarily for Islamic Jihad.
The rocket fire also comes less than an hour after Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the Israeli Knesset, and voiced his support for ongoing peace efforts between Israel and the PA.
Am Israel Chai!
Once again, like with 911 and the Boston atrocity,
Kerry KNEW beforehand, and had threatened Israel
under the aegis of the “American” State Dept.
Dear God I wish Israel would just go ahead and send all these pigs to Hell....
Apparently Israel did not do a through job if this last week:
Israel Navy intercepts Gaza-bound Iranian rocket ship near Port Sudan
WAY past time to clear out Gaza.
Israel captured a ship from Iran carrying Syrian made missiles a few days ago. They were headed to Sudan to be smuggled over land to Gaza. It seems Putin’s ally Assad and their Iranian allies are still up to their normal evil. Obama should wake up.
I hope they take no half-measures this time. The IDF should occupy all of Gaza and demand an unconditional hands-up surrender of all Palestinian guerrillas.
RE; Obama should wake up.
The man has NO SYMPATHY for Israel.
We need John Kerry to go and tell those Israeli citizens sitting in bomb shelters that they’re not doing enough to encourage peace.
Israel doesn’t need us, we need Israel.
According to the libs, Israel.can only respond with an equal and balanced attack....to the lib that means throwing 60 bagels at them...no smear though....
Obama is against anything that strengthens America.
But Bill O’Reilly continues to see him as a patriot. Amazing.
We could take up a collection.
Obama will respond by expressing deep concern.
Under Obama, the US government is an enemy of Israel and an enabler of Islamic terrorists and probably even a supplier of some of their weaponry through the Benghazi operation, direct aid to the Syrian terrorists and training and arms to the Palestinian Authority, not to mention installing a Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt before the Egyptian military took back the country.
The BBC reports 30 rockets in an otherwise similar story:
Obama’s UN Ambassador wants to invade Israel as it is.
Obama should wake up.
He’s wide awake. He’s an enemy of Israel, plain and simple. The lofty words of ‘ally’ and ‘friend’ cover up his Muslim leanings (personally, I think he’s a closet Muslim in addition to a few other things) and outright sabotage of Israel. Actions speak louder than words.
Iran wants to have carnage to rush in the 12th Imam’s return. Thgis is the year the Mahdi is to return so the Shittites will strive to provoke a situation. The Mahdi is a false christ
What could be next? A missing jumbo jet full of radioactive waste? Or nerve gas?
Well - I guess I agree with obama on this one. Let Israel pay for its own Iron Dome. We should not be providing money to either Israel or Eqypt.
I believe the Mahdi and Anti Christ are the same person. This is just one more sign that we are indeed living in the End Times! Come soon, Lord Jesus!
Was wondering about that too.
Oh, good. So now we can go and attend to these people in good conscience, now that we know who is doing this.
Be sure and bring plenty of lard for the funeral pyre.
5 JDAMs for every rocket ought to do the trick.
Gen. 12:3 That’s all I need to know!
If for every rocket Israel permanently annexed 10 meters of Gaza starting in the North, pretty soon, the whole of Gaza would be free of the barbarians.
Yes. It's a very simple determination, requiring only attention and moderate intelligence.
Meanwhile, he wishes epic defeat and destruction on America as well ..... as witness his new initiative to retire 25% of our AWACs radar and electronic-warfare planes, "just because".
of course only Israel can harm the peace process according to Obama
It’s a very simple determination .....
Sure is ..... if it’s NOT in America’s best interests, especially if it causes harm to the country and its people, Obama is for it. Same applies to Israel.
This time FINISH the job!
Sorry, that verse has nothing to do with a country funding Iron Domes. The Bible deals with the hearts of individuals and not actions of countries. Sort of like liberals using the Bible as rationale for stealing money from one group to give to the poor.
I’d love to see the video...
HaShem Bless and protect Israel and all who support her!
Is this true?
I am not sure this is a true story even more now:
Fox News - The Five talking about Glenn Ford spent 26 years on Death Row and he is found innocent and the jury was wrong to convict.
CNN - Lost flight
MSNBC - Postal Accountability
ABC News - weather
CBS News - Lost flight
NBC News - Styrofom can be recycled now in Annapolis MD
BBC News - Lost Flight
Not a word about Israel. If this was true it would be breaking news. I think someone is on the Onion today. You guys owe me for having to go through these channels seeing if the Israel story was accurate.
Iran and its allies (including Russia) have been building up for some time while threatening to destroy the U.S.A. As for politics, all big shot parties are guilty.
Not sort of like at all. I would opine that God saying He would bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse it means individuals as well as collections of individuals. So, should a country develop into an enemy of Israel, I would expect divine curses o that country to follow.
ICAM! Only change I would make is if Kerry is with them at the time.
Well what can we expect from the leprechaun?
I suspect retaliation will certain, swift, and severe!
Heads up it was on Breitbart.
“not actions of countries.” Not according to my Bible where nations are often in prophecies. The nation of Israel is judged and blessed, not only the individual. Jesus will rule the nations of the world and if a nation does not tithe the consequence is drought.
I don’t agree with your interpretation of scripture. If you wish to be “blessed” then you can send your money to Israel, not mine.