Skip to comments.Iron Dome intercepts second rocket over greater Tel Aviv
Posted on 07/08/2014 12:25:03 PM PDT by illiac
For the second time on Tuesday evening, a rocket was launched at central Israel from the Gaza Strip.
An Iron Dome battery intercepted a projectile over the greater Tel Aviv area.
Sirens sounded in various cities in central Israel on Tuesday night and blasts were heard in Tel Aviv.
The air raid siren was activated in cities including Rishon Lezion, Bat Yam, Holon and Bnei Barak, but not in Tel Aviv.
Earlier on Tuesday evening, the Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted a projectile near Tel Aviv over the city of Rishon Lezion, as air raid sirens sounded in central Israeli cities for the first time amid recent escalations.
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Zero and staff applauding loudly....
If Obama has been advising Hamas to ‘show restraint’ he’s been doing it real quietly.
Iron Dome rockets cost a lot more than the little unguided home-made RPGs that are coming from the other side.
Take that, Star War doubters!
I have family in Rishon..they are in bunkers right now..pray for Israel
Neutron bomb, 1-10kt airburst. Kill the vermin. Save the buildings. (Ok....the photo is of a 0.5kt Chinese test, onto an animal farm, but what the heck)
IDF can't do that. Palyscum like to launch rockets from playgrounds and near daycares HOPING for IDF retaliation so they can kill the kids for a Pallywood production. That is why IDF has to go in with ground troops. Did I mention that the Palis are scum?
I think any rocket capable of reaching Tel Aviv from Gaza is a little bit bigger than an RPG rocket. But, yes, you put your finger on the problem. Israel has limited numbers of interceptors and Hamas has lots of cheap rockets that they can fire in waves or as decoys.
I have to assume that Iron Dome works pretty much like Patriot III: The radar plots the incoming missile and if it’s determined that it won’t strike anything of value they don’t launch an interceptor.
PERFECT.But add a 50 cal. on it
Come o0n Israel. Let’s see what you got.
Come on Israel. Let’s see what you got.
I didn’t mean they are literally launching RPG rounds.
The Palestinian rockets I’ve seen are made out of a length of metal pipe and have a cantaloupe-sized explosive warhead.
I guess that is a bit larger than a grenade.
The main thing is that they’re unguided, crude, and very inexpensive. Especially compared to an Iron Dome anti-missile-missile.
Some years ago, the sewer systems in several Palestinian towns collapsed because they had taken all the pipe to make rockets.
The towns were flooded with raw sewage. International outcry caused Israel to send them emergency shipments of pipe. They immediately used this pipe to make more rockets.
Does anyone know what’s up with the kid who was burned alive supposedly in retailiation for the killing of the three israeli boys?
That does NOT sound like typical behavior, and smells to me of a set-up. I cant even imagine them doing that
Hamas launches rockets, and Obama launches children from Central America. Its still an attack no matter how you word it.
Do we have those? I thought they never developed beyond the drawing board.
I have family in Rishon..they are in bunkers right now..pray for Israel
Makes me always wonder why so many Jewish folks in this country support Democrats. It’s crazy.
I think if Jews here in America were to actually visit Israel and see what they have to deal with everyday they would think differently..unfortunately the Jews here in America(Especially women) think only about abortion. That is their priority NOT Israel
Jews in Israel don’t have to think about their abortion since they are all free there.
We met a young couple from Israel when the husband, a pilot, was here at our base taking a flight safety class that my husband is in charge of. They had the 2 cutest little boys and the family came to enjoy a vacation in the US while the husband took the course.
We talked about life in Israel and I was amazed at how they were so accepting of the challenges faced daily there. They wanted to rent an apartment or home for the 8 weeks they were here in town and I was flabbergasted when the wife said they’re heard our town had a bad crime rate, would they be safe. But that’s different than the threat the average Israeli lives with daily....
In Israel people pretty much don’t worry about the things we worry about here. When I was there last year, around 5pm I saw a little boy crossing the street, he must have been 8 years old, by himself..kids in Israel don’t worry about being abducted(At least as long as your not in the West Bank)..you come home when you feel like it, its an easy going attitude. We stayed in Herzliya, its a beach community and where my now brother in law’s family lives. People walk around at all hours of the night, no worries..and people are used to the rocket fire, they know what to do when the sirens go off..its scary for us since we are not used to it, but they are unfortunately very used to the life.
Thanks for that peek into daily life in Israel! I very much got the feeling you described when speaking with this young couple. At least Israelis don’t have to worry that their leaders hate their country and citizens like we know our _resident does.
“...if its determined that it wont strike anything of value they dont launch”
That’s the way they work. There was an article on FR yesterday that revealed that they don’t go after the ones that are going to land in a field.
Israel has a wide mix of people..the majority of them can’t stand Obama..of course you have the leftist Israelis who like him, but the majority of Israeli’s know that Obama doesn’t care about them, only for the Arabs..In fact, go to Israel and you will never see CNN on their TV’s..only Fox News, because in 2006 when Israel was fighting Lebanon, CNN accused Israel of murdering innocent women and children so CNN is pretty much banished over there..it exists but no one really watches it. Israel is a beautiful country, one day you should check it out. The flight isn’t fun(15 hrs depending on where you live) but once you are there you won’t regret it
Here is the IDF taking out 5 raghead “Naval Commandos” trying to infiltrate by sea.
Coming soon to a city near you.
Thanks Sarah. It’s always been on my list of places I want to go. I’m hoping to make that happen in the next year or two.
Always take El Al, its the best airline..if you have frequent flyer miles use that..and upgrade to Business Class..trust me, you don’t want to sit like sardines for 15 hours LOL..been there done that and its NOT fun
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Good test. Anti-ballistic missile defense does work, and our own forces have many levels of it along with offensive weapons for responding to blocked foreign enemy attacks.
I visited the Old City for a 10 day walk about,1994 IIRC,and I just loved it.
AT every turn I was entranced!
Roman columns,ancient tombstones and I never felt safer.
I went to the Wall in Jerusalem..its an amazing sight..but it was VERY hot..around June is when its very very hot and you have to do a lot of walking so not recommended for those who have medical problems..I was tired but it was worth the walk, packed with people..and everywhere you look you would see Israeli soldiers, men and women, carrying guns..I felt VERY safe..in Israel, people walk around with guns and no one makes a fuss, here its “OMG GUN SHELTER IN PLACE” LOL not in Israel
We were in Jerusalem for 6 days ( 3 side trips). On Sunday there were military everywhere on day passes. They had been told to wear their uniforms and weapons. never felt so secure.
Everyone sitting and standing around at the wall.
It was early May so not too hot.
Want to go again while I can still walk.
The tour guide who showed us Jerusalem lives along the West Bank, he offered to take us there for a tour, we were like NO THANKS LOL..but you notice throughout certain areas, they have electric fences(When I saw them I thought to myself, this is what we need at our southern border) Tel Aviv is beautiful too, went to the beach over there..nice shops, everyone is so friendly, you do see many Israeli Arabs around, they look at you funny but otherwise keep to themselves..you always know who the non Jews are when you are out and about on Shabbat and see people walking around..Religious Jews don’t work on the Sabbath so they replace those workers with either Israeli Arabs or at the local market we went to, they were Russian, I doubt they were Jewish
I was surprised by Gaza residents touring at places like the Garden Tomb.
We spent most of our time in Jer and places like Masada, Nazareth, Jordan, and Capharnum (sp).
Stayed in an apartment near the Yehuda Market one week for the same price as one night at the King David.
You see the most Arabs in Tel Aviv, that is where you see the most of them walking around, at least that is how it was for me. We wanted to go see Haifa but it was a four hour drive from where we were so basically you have to make a day out of it..or if your planning on staying a few days to rent an Apt so we skipped it. My Mom and most of my family were born and raised in Israel so they are already familiar with the areas, it was more for me and my sister who were too young to remember what Israel looked like so we toured some of the areas
U too all the best!!
October,I think,was Very nice,3 days on the MT. of Olives then I got closer to the City via the Pilgrims Palace.
The Garden Tomb was visible from the hotel.
links to WHAT?
“IT’S PANCAKE TIME!”
Rockets of peace from the religion of peace.