Skip to comments.Rocket fire reported north of Tel Aviv as Hamas dramatically ups range
Posted on 07/08/2014 1:38:51 PM PDT by tcrlaf
No initial reports of injuries or damage after massive barrage across country; Netanyahu vows to widen Gaza operation, as cabinet okays call-up of 40,000 troops; rockets shot down over Tel Aviv; terrorists killed in firefight at Zikim army base; Gazan death toll in double digits.
Israel launched a major operation against Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza in the early hours of Tuesday morning, dubbed Operation Protective Edge, following heavy Hamas rocket fire over the preceding days.
The fast-escalating situation in the south comes in the shadow of spiking Jewish-Arab tensions in Israel over the brutal killings of four teenagers three Jews and one Arab by extremists. Stay with The Times of Israels liveblog for updates throughout the day.
Recent updates: 23:30 Rockets hit Hadera and coastal region
Rockets fired from Gaza hit Israels coastal plain, as well as the city of Hadera, located between Haifa and Tel Aviv.
Hadera, which lies in the Haifa district, was hit by three rockets launched by Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006. At the time, was the farthest point in Israel that Hezbollah was able to hit.
This evening, the city becomes one of the farthest points in Israel that Hamas rockets are able to reach along with Binyamina, where a Code Red siren blared earlier tonight.
23:20 Wedding celebrants seen scurrying for shelter
Channel 2 broadcasts footage of wedding participants n Ashdod fleeing during a rocket strike over an hour ago.
A Grad rocket hit near the wedding, damaging the building but causing no injuries.
Explosions heard in Sharon area, Tel Aviv
Several explosions are heard in the skies over the Sharon area north of Tel Aviv.
In the city itself, at the heart of Israels largest metropolitan area, a massive explosion was heard in recent minutes, according to residents.
23:08 Air force strikes heard in northern Gaza
Explosions heard in Beit Lahiya, Jabalya, other northern Gaza locations, in apparent Israel Air Force strikes.
They are not terrorists, they are jihadis.
Video shows IDF take out Hamas infiltrators
In startlingly vivid footage from a border surveillance camera, reportedly watched by a female conscripted solider, viewers can see what she saw in real time: the advance of a team of Hamas operatives from the sea toward either the navy base or the community of Zikim.
The video shows a pair of Hamas gunmen firing their weapons, probably at the Israeli army infantry forces that first engaged them the soldier on the right can be seen unjamming his weapon and then running for their lives as an air force helicopter fires upon them.
Five Hamas men, reportedly naval commandos, were killed in the aborted infiltration attempt.
According to Channel 2, the conscripted soldier spotted the infiltration and alerted the forces and directed them to the area. Mitch Ginsburg
I know longer understand, at all, what is happening to the world.
Simple, 6th century minds operating with 21st century weaponry.
I wonder if Obama will have to give back his Nobel Peace Prize.
Sigh, if only the U.S. had such strict border control...
CNN too busy covering for Obama’s incompetence, and pushing liberal memes to cover this story live...
Almost as bad as having monkeys playing with hand grenades.
They're already born angry. Shoot back and kill them. Or don't anger the Palis and let them blow up school buses, schools, weddings, supermarkets, cafes, as well as kidnap and torture Jewish kids. A strong deterrent is vigilance and putting them down when they attack.
Thanks for the updates Tcrlaf!
Video from Ashkelon of Iron Dome Intercepts.
>> Gazan death toll in double digits.
Only double digits? Slackers. David got into FIVE digits of philistines before he was even King.
Heck, Samson got into FOUR digits with the jawbone of a democrat!
Those were the days.
From your posts, it’s pretty clear that you loves you some philistines.
Not sure why. But I have my theories.
And that weak spineless child in the WH is calling for Israel to restrain itself from retaliating. I think maybe Kerry should step in and announce how concerned he is over the possibility of Israel going into Gaza and doing some Biblical thing.
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I don’t dislike Palistinians. Plenty of Palis, including young teens sent here to live with relatives and stay out of fighting, live in this area. They speak English, they all work, the children are well behaved, they’re intelligent and good neighbors. I really don’t understand why Israel does things like building those settlements that provoke the whole population.
Israel builds settlements on *their* land because IT IS THEIR LAND.
Palestinians be damned. They don’t belong there. Go to Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq... who cares where. Just get the hell out of the land Yahweh promised the Israelites (and Yahweh NEVER reneges on His promises).
For my part, I really don’t understand why that subhuman pali vermin shoots, bombs, and butchers Israelis every chance they get. They don’t want a state, anyway. They just want to crap in Israel’s sandbox.
You don't understand??? Do you watch the news reports??? Everyone over there wants every Jew on the face of the earth dead...Including your friendly neighbors...
So Israel is bad for building houses on its own property???
There is no such thing as a “palestinian”. There are Egyptian Arabs in Gaza. There are Jordanian Arabs in the West Bank, and there are Syrian Arabs in the Golan Heights.
Learn some history.
Sorry, I just don’t get it and never will. It’s fuel to the fire. JMHO.
Missile Alert in Tel Aviv, right now!!
They blowed up real good.
Tweet from “Israeli News”
“Rocket that hit Hadera was apparently a Syrian design 302 mm rocket with a range of greater than 100 km - Channel 10”
Now I WONDER how the Gaza Pali’s got their hands on a large Syrian Missile?
Live Blog Updates:
Hamas has 4 times more long-range rockets than estimated
Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group have some 400 long-range rockets, an arsenal four times larger than Israeli intelligence had estimated, Israeli journalist Yossi Melman says.
He says about 30 to 40 of the rockets were destroyed by the Israel Air Force, while 40 were used against Israel, thus far.
“There is a cache of about 300 left for use in the next 10 days, at this rate,” Melman tweets.
Isn't the elected government controlled by Hamas?
Why don' the Israelis just hold them accountable and blow up their government buildings (and other appropriate terrorist huts)
"Control your murdering pigs, or will blow you all to Hell....And eff the Mohammed dirtbag"
This just in:
Terrorists, jihadis, mass-murderers....same thing.
And I really don't understand why Israel doesn't eradicate anyone who attacks them and seize their territory, and then populate it.
I think my BP is spiking, I gotta get outta here.
Living infidels existing on Earth is all that is needed to “provoke” the barbarians.
They need to make the Palestinian area a glass parking lot
Who is this person...some kind of islamonazi sympathizer?
Here is a couple of links grania should read. The settlements aren’t the “provocation”, Islam is.
“Is it really smart to anger everyone in Gaza and all Palis living in Israel?”
I was stationed over there along the Egyptian/Israeli border the last time it got noisy, 2011/2012. The Israelis absorbed hundreds of rockets and missiles coming out of Gaza before they did anything, and predictably, the media utterly ignored it until the Israelis conducted surgical strikes on the launch points with very little collateral damage. At that point, the media took off on the “brutal Israelis” while completely ignoring (as usual) the events that led up to it.
Angering Israeli’s doesn’t seem to be a problem to some people
In Egypt you still can’t find a map that shows Israel
Well that explains it. They aren’t shooting rockets into Israel, because it’s not on their map, they think it’s empty desert or something.... lol
And grania, what did the early American states do to so p!$$ off the murdering moslems of Tripoli (Barbary Pirates) that Thomas Jefferson had to go over there and help them “get their minds right”?
Not in vain has it been said, "There are none so blind as those who WILL NOT see." Nevertheless, my happenstance encounters with such persons have never failed to evoke a rather profound sense of dismay. The explanation given to you was simple, yet you claim that you do not understand, and that there is no possibility that you will ever understand. This indicates NOT inability, but UNWILLINGNESS; an unwillingness rooted in obstinate refusal to accept Reality as it truly is.
Since, you have chosen not to understand, you might forgive those who regard it as — shall we say — odd that you do not also choose NOT to comment.
great link JPG! thanks!
Did you hear BiBi’s speech just before they implemented this mission?
The question really needs to be addressed to Hamas....”was it really smart to anger Israel?”...who BTW has refrained time and time again from retaliating when Hamas rockets are shelled into Israel ‘all the time’.
Further...Palestinians and those in Gaza are angry at Israel all the time as well. Israel doesn't have to do anything at all.
Additionally...where is the outcry from all the shelling Israel has had to endure. No country would have stood still if they were shelled as Israel has been..not one.
Hearing the warning sirens is chilling enough! Sounds like kids videotaping....who should be in shelters you would think.
Of course they build...and the whole Palestinian population is consistently provoked anyway...they are wired for that. Besides are Arabs masquerading as Palestinians....there really has never been a Palestinian culture.
...”They dont want a state, anyway. They just want to crap in Israels sandbox”...
That’s so true...regardless of what they are offered they always decline because they’ll never be happy until Israel is gone altogether...then they’ll fight each other.
The only reason the Arabs and Muslims make issue of them is because nobody wants them in their country ....so they use them as cannon fodder. They keep them poor and wanting on purpose.
...”I just dont get it and never will. Its fuel to the fire. JMHO”...
Well ‘the fire’ is always kindled by the Palestinian brood....who have no intentions of Peace with Israel....Muslims only see Peace through conversion to Islam and that simply isn’t going to be anything Israel will ever consider...nor any Christian. So they fight, one way or another. Their Koran teaches it as well as their leadership. So there will never be Peace for long in the ME. It is an area of war...always will be...just look who is fighting who in Iraq. We moved out and now they’re going after each other.