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6 Soldiers Wounded by Mortar Shells as Sirens Sound in Jerusalem
Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/7/14 | Talia Blatman

Posted on 07/29/2014 3:28:10 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Six soldiers were wounded on Tuesday evening by a barrage of mortar shells in the Gaza Region. The condition of the six wounded soldiers has not yet been made public.

Yesterday, four soldiers were killed by mortar shells near Israel’s border with Gaza: Staff Sergeant Eliav Eliahu Chaim Kachlon, aged 22 from Tzfat; Corporal Meidan Maimon Bitton, aged 20 from Netivot; Corporal Niran Cohen, aged 20 from Tiberias; and Sergeant Major Adi Brigga, aged 23 from Beit Shikmah.

Earlier on Tuesday night, at around 8:20 p.m. sirens were heard in Beit Shemesh, the communities comprising the Mateh Yehudah region, and even as far as the Jerusalem Hills region and some communities in the center of Gush Etzion, south of the capital.

One rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome over Jerusalem. At this time, it is unclear as to whether more rockets were struck down by the missile defense system, or where they exploded.

Meanwhile, regardless of Palestinian bickering over a possible ceasefire, fighting continued to rage between IDF forces and Islamist terrorists in Gaza Tuesday , with the Israeli Air Force striking several targets, including the home of Hamas's leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh.

Ground forces continued to clash with terrorists as well, with at least five terrorists shot dead ...

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ghaza; jerusalem; protectiveedge; sirens
This evening's sirens were also heard here in Efrat. My son claims he also heard a detonation, but I did not. My wife was at a seminar for dealing with wartime stress, and she was told after the alarm was over that the missile landed in Bet Shemesh, with nobody hurt.

Here is how we experienced it at home. I was reading my oldest granddaughter (age 6) Cinderella for a bedtime story, the younger granddaughter (age 3) listening in. The siren sounded the alarm, so I moved them into my son (age 11)'s room, where we all agreed we'd take shelter. They were all excited and upset, and everything I said ended me in hot water. I told them it would probably pass us by and hit Jerusalem, and they started crying that they didn't want their uncle Yitzie to die. The younger one was worried that a missile had hit their mother in Georgia. Then the elder girl remembered what I had told her about Iron Dome ("a nice missile flies up into the air and blows up the nasty missile") and I was saved. The girls calmed down. The sirens stopped and a few minutes later, the alarm was over, and we went back to finish off Cinderella.

During all this, my aged (81) mother-in-law was sitting on the toilet, contentedly talking to herself, chanting "make pish! make pish!". I went out and heard her, figured she was just as safe in there, and left her to her business.

Later that night, I spent some quality time with my son. We started watching Chaplin's A King in New York, but the lights went out, shutting off our computer with the dead battery. A few seconds later, they went off again as i tried rebooting, and we were left in complete blackness, holding onto one another.

In the pitch dark, I remembered the Fogel family of Itamar, and it occurred to me that the power might have been sabotaged by some enterprising terrorist so they could invade people's houses and butcher them. So I took my son with me into the kitchen, fumbling along and bumping into things, until we reached the drawer where we keep our good knives. Feeling the contours, I provided him with a small straight-edge paring knife, and took a larger carving knife for myself. We were ready to give those terrorists what for, but then the lights went back on, and my wife came home from her seminar. My son was still on fire with apprehension, though, and he ended up going to sleep at about a quarter to 11.

Alone at last, I finished writing page eight of Megillat Esther (I'm a scribe), which speaks of Mordechai's lobbying efforts to inform Queen Esther of the plight of her people, threatened back then as we are today.

1 posted on 07/29/2014 3:28:11 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5
This evening's sirens were also heard here in Efrat.

Stay safe. Please know that around the world, many are praying daily for Israel. Many are participating in the "worldwide Shema" at noon PDT every day until Tisha B'Av.
2 posted on 07/29/2014 3:33:50 PM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Eleutheria5
Good time to blow up the mosque on the dome of the rock - blame Hamas.

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3 posted on 07/29/2014 3:51:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: SkyDancer

Was I praying that loud?


4 posted on 07/29/2014 3:54:23 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Tzfat

What is PDT?


5 posted on 07/29/2014 3:55:32 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Pacific Daylight Time


6 posted on 07/29/2014 4:01:47 PM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Eleutheria5
Was I praying that loud?

Amein, amein, amein. My loud prayer too. Nice to know we are praying something similar...
7 posted on 07/29/2014 4:04:00 PM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Eleutheria5

I think all our prayers were loud ....


8 posted on 07/29/2014 4:06:47 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Eleutheria5
Might want to think about some better armament and some good flashlights.

Stay safe. Prayers for Israel.

9 posted on 07/29/2014 4:08:17 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Eleutheria5

Please know and communicate to your friends that
people here in America are praying for Israel and
support the IDF in the hard work they have taken on.

We pray OUR leaders will be awakened and support you.

May peace be upon you and upon all Israel. Amen.


10 posted on 07/29/2014 4:11:33 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Stay safe and thank you for sharing.


11 posted on 07/29/2014 4:20:31 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Eagles6

Flashlights, definitely. Armaments? Can’t afford a Glock, or even a sword. Do know how to kill quickly with a shoelace or bare hands, though my knife-throwing is a bit rusty.


12 posted on 07/29/2014 4:30:27 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

God bless you, your family and the IDF (doing the work of the civilized world).


13 posted on 07/29/2014 5:09:14 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: Eleutheria5
I thought Israelis were pretty well armed. Don't know about your laws or availability of firearms but here in in the US a serviceable rifle or shotgun can be picked up for $200 or less. A good surplus old Soviet rifle or pistol for the same.

What kind of stuff is available there? Lot's of used hunting equipment here. Nice to have a Tavor or an M4 or a Glock but you work with what you have.

14 posted on 07/29/2014 5:13:36 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Eleutheria5
http://jpfo.org/filegen-a-m/israel-firearms.htm

If this link is still true you may be out of luck unless you're in an approved group.

Are you allowed to hunt in Israel? How about black powder or muzzleloading weapons. Crossbows, compound or recurve or long bow as a last resort.

Hate to be in your situation and unarmed.

15 posted on 07/29/2014 5:39:39 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Eleutheria5
I finished writing page eight of Megillat Esther

May the Lord who saved the Jews from the schemes of Haman have mercy on His people and save them from Hamas.

16 posted on 07/29/2014 8:04:25 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Eleutheria5
I moved them into my son (age 11)'s room

I hope it is a safe room,what do you call it, a mamad?

17 posted on 07/29/2014 8:36:45 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Eagles6

Have the most potent weapon in the world, my own mind, especially after my deceased brother-in-law/sensei taught me how to make it dangerous. Never unarmed. Neither is anybody else, really. Second Amendment is to deter the government from overreaching. So long as you have a mind and one finger, you’re armed.


18 posted on 07/30/2014 2:30:59 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Former Fetus

Safest room in the house. Don’t know the Hebrew term, but “mamad” sounds accurate. Comes from the word omad, which means to stand. So it probably means the place where one stands, or is posted.


19 posted on 07/30/2014 2:46:47 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Yes but it’s nice to have some tools especially if you have loved ones to worry about and heavily armed satan worshippers are popping up out of the ground.
I had worked out in karate and judo for years, was in good shape and had a rude awakening about 20 yrs ago.
I encountered 3 pavement apes assaulting a female. I rushed in figuring I could handle 3. I didn’t see the other 3 behind a van.
One of them hit me in the back of the head with a brick and knocked me down then all 6 were on me.
Fortunately a car turned into the street after they got a few more licks in and they took off like roaches.
Turns out they were trying to kidnap the girl.
Since then my situational awareness meter is usually in the red zone and I always have a Smith & Wesson, a good knife and a good flashlight.
A flashlight of at least 100 lumens will effectively blind an attacker.
An 18” piece of lead pipe or a breaker bar would come in handy as would a stout machete or a hatchet.
Use what you got I guess.
Good luck and prayers for you.


20 posted on 07/30/2014 4:26:32 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Eagles6

Flashlight is the best of all tools you mention. What I learned, shima ryu ninjutsu, is all mind and mind games. I’m hardly in shape for rushing in like you did, all heroic, even if that were wise. But if anyone gets in my house where I’m protecting my own kids, I will kill them with or without a gun, bad shape and all.


21 posted on 07/30/2014 4:55:23 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Yeah, dumb then, dumb now. Just reacted. Do they allow hunting or air rifles or bows or blackpowder muzzleloaders?


22 posted on 07/30/2014 6:14:02 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Eagles6

They allow you M-16s and M1s, with full military specs, so long as you get the license. I just don’t have the cash. I know there are compound bows, because I’ve seen them in stores. Don’t know about muzzle loaders or air rifles. All sorts of knives and even swords available.


23 posted on 07/30/2014 10:49:22 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Well, get what you can and stay alert. Lots of Freepers are praying for Israel.


24 posted on 08/01/2014 7:29:27 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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