Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Gaza rockets aimed at Israel: What would you do with just 15 seconds?
FoxNews.com ^ | July 09, 2014 | Kenneth Bandler

Posted on 07/10/2014 5:48:22 AM PDT by SJackson

Imagine that wherever you live in the United States you have only 15 seconds to reach a secure place to avoid a rocket or missile. Seriously, count down from 15 to 1, and think about what you would do. For more than 3.5 million Israelis, Jews and Arabs, their mental stopwatch is ticking as Hamas extends the reach of its barrage from Israeli communities near the Gaza border to Hadera, 26 miles north of Tel Aviv.

Some of the hundred-per-day rockets have been stopped by Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system. Most have landed in open fields or in buildings that, by chance, were empty. But given past experience with Hamas, the deadly projectiles are likely to soon maim or kill.

A few years ago, I visited Sderot, the Israeli town that has borne the brunt of Hamas rockets for years. I stood next to a crater in a kindergarten playground where a Qassam rocket had landed the previous Saturday. Since that was the Jewish Sabbath, the 50-plus children were not on site. Then, as now, it has largely been good fortune that Hamas has failed to inflict mass casualties, but they have vowed to not give up.

The current Hamas offensive began shortly after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas refused to extend peace talks with Israel, and instead formed a unity government with the unrepentant terrorist organization on June 2. The frequency and reach of rockets fired into Israel increased after three Israeli teens, abducted and murdered by Hamas, were found on June 30. Hamas leaders, who earlier had encouraged the kidnapping of Israelis, now both celebrated and denied responsibility for the abduction.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hamas; israel; kenyanbornmuzzie; stih; waronterror

1 posted on 07/10/2014 5:48:22 AM PDT by SJackson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SJackson

Build free-flight rockets and launch them at the Palies.


2 posted on 07/10/2014 5:50:52 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

Those of us who grew up in America during the Cold War knew that we’d get at most 30 minutes warning ... there was essentially nothing we could do with it.

Iron Dome certainly vindicates our belief that active missile defense is a good thing.


3 posted on 07/10/2014 5:51:15 AM PDT by NorthMountain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SJackson
What would you do with just 15 seconds

ID the launch site and level the nearest village or neighborhood.

Next question.

4 posted on 07/10/2014 5:53:06 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NorthMountain

Listen to Obama and blame Bush.


5 posted on 07/10/2014 5:53:21 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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.

..................

6 posted on 07/10/2014 5:53:31 AM PDT by SJackson (government tampers with a freedom so fundamental, one shudders to think what lies ahead. Card Dolan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

Terminate the nearest muzzie.


7 posted on 07/10/2014 5:57:35 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ROCKLOBSTER

I like that!!


8 posted on 07/10/2014 5:58:11 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

Probably I’d keep on doing whatever I was doing.


9 posted on 07/10/2014 6:04:50 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

Push the tac nuke launch button—problem zapped.


10 posted on 07/10/2014 6:16:32 AM PDT by whistleduck
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Can you even imagine Key West and Homestead AFB, FL. suffering daily rocket barrages from Cuba, year after year?


11 posted on 07/10/2014 6:18:30 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: NorthMountain
But we knew how to "duck and cover". Heh.
12 posted on 07/10/2014 6:30:09 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

Civil Defense is better than just bending over and kissing your ass goodbye. “Duck and Cover” won’t help at ground zero ... farther away, it’s a good idea.


13 posted on 07/10/2014 6:37:48 AM PDT by NorthMountain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: NorthMountain

.....Proves Iron Dome is working.


14 posted on 07/10/2014 6:53:07 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

The “neighboorhood bully” is being attacked by its so-called “victims” who are the REAL BULLIES.


15 posted on 07/10/2014 6:54:45 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Biggirl

The Palis are Arab Muslims & part of the Arab world. The Arab League consists of 22 states with a combined population of close to 400 million Arab Muslims.

There are 7 million Jews in Israel.

Would somebody in the lamestream media or the White House please do the fricking MATH!!!?


16 posted on 07/10/2014 7:47:40 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Biggirl

Time for Israel to rid the neighborhood of that bully.


17 posted on 07/10/2014 7:56:15 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: NorthMountain

“...farther away...”

Depending upon the bomb’s kt/mgt rating, ‘farther away’ is always better.


18 posted on 07/10/2014 8:17:52 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

Before that 15 seconds, I would pull my jackhammer out of my bedroom and create a foxhole through the slab and prepare it.


19 posted on 07/10/2014 9:43:18 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jack Hydrazine
Build free-flight rockets and launch them at the Palies.

Correct! Israel should respond it kind with the same kind of funky, inaccurate rockets and missiles. Send them exactly the same thing they bombard Israel with
Then Israel can say "We are only doing what the Paleostinians are doing". And have civilian Israelis fire the rockets, not the IDF

20 posted on 07/10/2014 10:17:10 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

BTTT


21 posted on 07/10/2014 10:37:09 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

I’m very good at designing, building, and flying rockets.


22 posted on 07/10/2014 11:30:37 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Jack Hydrazine

Head to Israel!!!


23 posted on 07/10/2014 1:31:31 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

There was an Israeli who tried it, but was stopped by the authorities. It didn’t have a warhead in it and the rocket was confiscated. This was several years ago.


24 posted on 07/10/2014 1:45:09 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

Here’s the story I mentioned. Had to do a little searching since this story dates back to 2008.

http://tammybruce.com/2008/03/israeli_civilian_builds_retali.html

Israeli Civilian Builds Retaliatory Rocket
by Tammy on March 6, 2008

Ever since Israel withdrew from Gaza and Hamas took over, southern Israel has been bombarded by rockets. The Israeli government is squeezed between citizens demanding the rocket fire be stopped, and other nations objecting to anything Israel might do to stop it.

Here is one man’s solution:

Ashkelon resident Moshe Nissimpor decided that the best way to halt rocket fire from Gaza — in light of what he terms the government’s failure to do so — is some vigilante justice.

Nissimpor developed a homemade 200-millimeter ballistic missile which he planned to launch from Ashkelon into the Gaza Strip.

“From this day onwards, we will push back to the stone age every place which dares shoot missiles into Israel’s sovereign territory,” he said Wednesday. “It is time the world understood Israelis’ lives are not expendable.”

“I’m afraid this is the only language the Palestinians understand, and this is the language in which we’ll speak to them. I have many Gazan Palestinian friends who live as Hamas hostages. Once we bring an end to the rocket fire, Gaza’s residents will also live in peace,” he said.

Mr. Nissimpor took his rocket to town, but it was seized by police as he prepared for launch. I’m guessing that Nissimpor felt he made his point.

The city of Ashkelon had previously been pretty much out of range of Gazan rockets, but it started to take hits in recent days. Hamas has apparently made good on its pledge to expand its range of targets:

Hamas is improving its rocket technology, and will soon be able to hit “any target in Israel,” Reuters quoted a senior member of the organization, Fathi Hamad, saying Friday at a rally in the Gaza Strip.

These new rockets (from Iran, of course) have raised the internal pressure on Israel to take stronger action. This has prompted recent Israeli raids against rocket launchers.


25 posted on 07/10/2014 2:08:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

Original news article:

http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Ashkelon-man-builds-homemade-missile
Ashkelon man builds homemade missile

Ashkelon resident Moshe Nissimpor decided that the best way to halt rocket fire from Gaza - in light of what he terms the government’s failure to do so - is some vigilante justice. Nissimpor developed a homemade 200-millimeter ballistic missile which he planned to launch from Ashkelon into the Gaza Strip.

“From this day onwards, we will push back to the stone age every place which dares shoot missiles into Israel’s sovereign territory,” he said Wednesday. “It is time the world understood Israelis’ lives are not expendable.” “I’m afraid this is the only language the Palestinians understand, and this is the language in which we’ll speak to them. I have many Gazan Palestinian friends who live as Hamas hostages. Once we bring an end to the rocket fire, Gaza’s residents will also live in peace,” he said.

Nissimpor arrived at the Ashkelon Municipality building with the missile painted black and lettered “to Hamas, from the residents of Ashkelon” in red, and was planning to launch it. Ashkelon residents gathered round to cheer him on and protest the government’s conduct, but at the eleventh hour, police stopped him from firing the missile and seized it. “I wish there were more ‘crazies’ like me in Israel,” Nissimpor said as the crowd was dispersed by the police.

Earlier Wdnesday, as the security cabinet met and emerged with a message that the government will stop the rocket attacks against Israeli communities from the Gaza Strip, three rockets struck the western Negev. A total of 14 Kassams were fired into Israel from northern and central Gaza, on the first day in almost a week in which nobody was wounded by the attacks. Almost all the projectiles hit open areas. The air-raid-style sirens installed in Ashkelon this week were tested for the first time - causing some to duck for cover, but proving that their whine could penetrate walls better than the calmly-pitched “Color Red” warning.

Meanwhile, the week’s second humanitarian supply convoy into the Gaza Strip met with a glitch, as border crossing authorities detained one of the dozens of trucks crossing entering the Strip. A truck labeled “cooking oil” was stopped after authorities suspected that its liquid contents might instead be materials used for producing Kassam rockets. A truck containing “building materials” was also combed, on suspicion that some of its contents could be used to build rockets.

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry announced that the first shipment of Turkish humanitarian aid, including four trucks full of medicine, food and clothing, arrived in Gaza as part of Wednesday’s convoy. A second Turkish shipment is expected to be sent through the Gaza crossings soon, which before this week had been closed to almost all shipments for more than a month. Around two dozen Gazans were permitted to enter Israel to receive medical treatment.

In the morning, three rockets were fired at agricultural areas in the western Negev, and another two hit near a kibbutz south of Ashkelon. In the evening, an estimated nine rockets were fired from northern Gaza, striking open areas near Sderot and Ashkelon. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the evening barrage. During the relative lull in the Kassam rocket fire, the Defense Ministry positioned 120 portable bomb shelters in Sderot, the final shipment of the box-like structures to the town under current plans.

The ministry also budgeted an additional NIS 300 million to improve the state of bomb shelters in Ashkelon. Late Tuesday night, IAF aircraft hit a number of Kassam launchers that were pointed at Israel.


26 posted on 07/10/2014 2:10:50 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

This afternoon, I was already working in the bomb shelter when the sirens sounded, so I continued working. Then I heard the impacts of something huge, couldn’t tell how far away, and after a few seconds worried about my family and went up the hill to check on them. They were fine and heard it, too. According to A7, it was from two missiles getting intercepted and falling to earth in Jerusalem. We live in Efrat.


27 posted on 07/10/2014 2:33:53 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jack Hydrazine

I remember this guy. He has the right idea. Respond in kind and they must be fired by Israeli civilians who get some training. How about a best home-brewed rocket competition between Israelis and Paleostinians?


28 posted on 07/10/2014 2:57:18 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Jack Hydrazine

You could find old retired machinists in Israel who would love to build these homemade rockets to fire back at the Paleos. Firing back rockets/missiles would boost Israeli morale.

Its stupid to be 100% dependent on the IDF to do all the fighting. Get civilians involved. Yes I know the IDF is a civilian army


29 posted on 07/10/2014 3:00:47 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

Sounds like a winner to me!


30 posted on 07/10/2014 3:03:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

Kind of the ME version of Punkin Chunkin?


31 posted on 07/10/2014 3:03:38 PM PDT by tacticalogic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: tacticalogic

Punkin Chunkin with explosive flying objects


32 posted on 07/11/2014 1:45:10 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

What do you do with 15 seconds warning of low speed qassam rocket attacks?

Well, first of all, look up.

Just a little tip: if you see something “moving slowly” toward you from the sky...and after a little while it appears to “not be moving” then it is in reality actually moving precisely toward you.

Appearing stationary is an optical trick by moving objects when you have no frame of reference (e.g. ships at sea).

So if the rocket appears for a brief moment to be still in the air...in reality it is on a collision path at you.

Suggestion: change your path!

Outside of obvious safe room, body armor, helmet, and “lay flat” advice...look up.


33 posted on 07/11/2014 1:58:10 AM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

for the chronologically challenged, 15 seconds is less
than it takes to cross a medium city street.


34 posted on 07/11/2014 2:15:38 PM PDT by cycjec
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

for the chronologically challenged, 15 seconds is less
than it takes to cross a medium city street.


35 posted on 07/11/2014 2:15:42 PM PDT by cycjec
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

for the chronologically challenged, 15 seconds is less
than it takes to cross a medium city street.


36 posted on 07/11/2014 2:16:41 PM PDT by cycjec
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson