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  • Some 100 rockets hit Israel since Friday

    03/10/2012 9:16:55 PM PST · by Milagros · 15 replies
    Ynet ^ | Mar 10 2012
    Some 100 rockets hit Israel since Friday Iron Dome intercepts 27 out of 30 rockets fired at Beersheba, Ashdod, Ashkelon; IAF kills 15 Islamic Jihad operatives in Gaza strikes. Gantz: IDF to respond with determination to any attack Ilana Curiel Latest Update: 03.10.12, 12:04 / Israel News 
  • Hamas Resumes ‘Quiet War;’ IDF Strikes Back

    09/05/2011 11:21:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/9/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza attacked a Western Negev community Monday night, and the IDF immediately retaliated. No one was injured, and there was no property damage in the Kassam missile attack in the Sha’ar HaNegev region, which includes Sderot. The IDF confirmed a direct hit on a weapons manufacturing site in its retaliation, which has become long-standing policy after every rocket firing on southern Israel. The number of missile strikes from Gaza has dropped in the past few days, but the total for the month of August was more than three times higher than in July. After the Sharon government...
  • Israel to deploy new anti-missile system in November

    07/19/2010 8:55:27 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    AFP ^ | 7/19/2010 | AFP
    Israel will deploy in November its anti-missile system designed to combat threats from the Gaza Strip and Lebanon, the defence ministry said on Monday. "The Iron Dome interceptor, in conjunction with air force and anti-aircraft systems, successfully downed a large number of threats in fully operational mode," the ministry said in statement. "The first two batteries will become operational in November 2010," it said adding that "the defence ministry will soon place orders for additional batteries." The system is designed to intercept short-range rockets and artillery shells, of which Hamas and the Hezbollah have fired thousands at Israel in the...
  • Iron Dome test in South successful

    07/14/2010 11:05:31 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/14/2010 | Yaakov Katz
    Israel inched a step closer recently to deploying a missile defense system along the border with the Gaza Strip after the Iron Dome system successfully intercepted a number of missile barrages in tests. The tests were overseen by the Defense Ministry, the Israel Air Force and the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. which developed the Iron Dome, slated to be declared operational in the near future. Israel inched a step closer recently to deploying a missile defense system along the border with the Gaza Strip after the Iron Dome system successfully intercepted a number of missile barrages in tests. The...
  • IDF Attacks 3 Gaza Tunnels

    05/21/2010 12:58:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 43 replies · 711+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 05.21.10, 07:07 / Israel News | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Israel Air Force jets attacked three tunnels in the Gaza Strip in a joint Israel Defense Forces and Shin Bet operation on Thursday night, several hours after a Qassam rocket hit the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council. Two of the targets attacked were in the southern Strip and one was in the northern Strip. According to the IDF, terrorists were using the tunnels to try to infiltrate Israel. The IDF Spokesperson's Office said the tunnels were located about 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) from the border fence and that the targets were hit. There have been no reports of injuries among...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Air Force strikes in Gaza; 2 injured

    03/18/2010 11:46:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 225 replies · 2,589+ views
    (REUTERS) via YNET NEWS.com (Hanan Greenberg contributed to the story) ^ | First Published: 03.19.10, 01:30;Latest Update: 03.19.10, 01:47 / Israel News | n/a
    "Air Force strikes in Gaza" SNIPPET: "IDF retaliates for deadly Qassam attack: Air Force hits several Gaza targets, including metal foundry, smuggling tunnel; Vice PM Shalom says Israel to offer strong response to rocket attack that killed Thai worker Thursday" SNIPPET: "IDF aircraft struck at least four targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday, a day after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave killed a Thai worker in Israel, Hamas security officials and witnesses said." SNIPPET: "Israel also sent a letter of complaint to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who is due to visit Israel at the weekend,...
  • Partial ISLAMOFASCISM alert update (end of March, 2010)

    04/02/2010 3:23:39 PM PDT · by Righting · 2 replies · 202+ views
    *** RUSSIA *** Islamic jihad in Russia. By Lee Jay Walker‎ Pakistan Christian Post Latest terrorist attack which killed at least 38 people is a stark reminder that terrorism, radical Islam, and ethnic nationalism, is still a potent force within the Russian Federation. link Medvedev: Terrorist bombers 'are animals'‎ UPI.com Russian President Dmitry Medvedev laid flowers at the Lubyanka metro station ... that Russian security forces killed several leaders of the Islamic rebel ... link Jihadi subway bombing horror in Russia...again Mar 29, 2010 ... coverage of the Muslim terrorist subway attacks link Putin orders Russia to hunt down bombing...
  • Sderot Bombarded by Arab-Fired Kassam Rockets

    05/04/2008 9:44:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 72+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | May 4, '08 | Hillel Fendel
    (IsraelNN.com) Palestinian terrorists fired a volley of Kassam rockets at Sderot and environs Sunday afternoon, sending 6 people into shock and damaging a house and another building. A total of nine Kassams have hit the northern Negev today, including six in the afternoon bombardment, which began at 1:45 PM. One rocket hit a supermarket in Sderot, causing no physical injuries but sending six people to be treated in a nearby emergency health center for shock. Another rocket hit a house, damaging a wall and a bedroom, and sending one person to be treated for shock. A resident of the apartment...
  • Frankly, We No Longer Give a Damn

    03/06/2008 10:43:45 AM PST · by moderatewolverine · 60 replies · 524+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | 3/6/08 | Stephen J. Kohn
    We Israelis have been listening too long to sanctimonious words urging us to be proportionate, measured, and cautious. Whether it was during the intifada when suicide belted homicidal maniacs bombed our restaurants and buses or whether today when the more cowardly homicidal maniacs blindly launch rockets into our cities, the comments of allies and critics alike to “tone it down” have lost their meaning to us. One small town and now one larger city, and any field and farm near Gaza is under attack—and even one rocket is too many, let alone thousands. There is always some rationalization about why...
  • Israeli killed by Kassam hit on Sapir College in Sderot

    A student at Sapir College in Sderot was killed and one other person wounded by shrapnel after a Kassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit the western Negev campus. Palestinian men gather around the wreckage of a car that gunmen managed to flee after an IAF missile strike near Khan Younis, Wednesday. Photo: AP Slideshow: Gaza violence At least five other people were reported in shock. Army Radio reported that everyone present on the college campus was being shepherded into sheltered areas. The rocket that struck the college's parking lot was one of a barrage of six fired late...
  • 50 Rockets and Shells Fired at Israel from Gaza on Tuesday, 5 Injured

    01/16/2008 9:44:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 90+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 1-16-08 | Hana Levi Julian
    (IsraelNN.com) The enemy in Gaza kept firing anti-civilian terror rockets at Sderot and the Gaza perimeter late Tuesday evening, bringing the reported total of such rocket strikes to 25 Tuesday. The enemy fired another 25 mortar rounds at Israel as well. The Gazan terrorists fired seven rockets from northern Gaza at the western Negev late Tuesday night. All four exploded harmlessly in open fields in the Sdot Negev Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported. A 19-year-old man was hit by flying shrapnel in Sderot earlier in a "Kassam" rocket attack. The rocket, which exploded in the center of...
  • Kassam Hits IDF Base, Soldiers React by Laying Tefillin

    09/11/2007 4:38:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 555+ views
    Chabad.org ^ | Sep 11, 2007 | staff
    A late night Kassam rocket attack by Palestinian militants in Gaza – described as the one of the worst in years – hit outside a tent where soldiers were sleeping inside an Israeli Defense Force basic training camp in Zikim, located between Gaza and Ashkelon to the north. According to reports by the Israeli daily newspaper Yediot Achronot, the Sept. 10 rocket strike injured 67 soldiers, both men and women, four seriously and seven moderately. One of the soldiers, a Chabad-Lubavitch Chassid who is also a paramedic for the Magen David Adom rescue service, ran quickly to the scene where...
  • (Balestinians fight OccuBAISHEN) Palestinians [fire] Rocket at Israeli School

    09/04/2007 4:01:13 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies · 319+ views
    VOA ^ | Sep. 4, 2007
    Palestinian Rocket Lands Near Israeli School By Robert BergerJerusalem03 September 2007 Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have fired at least seven rockets at southern Israel, including one that landed near a daycare center. As Robert Berger reports from Jerusalem, residents are accusing the Israeli government of failing to protect them. Israeli females talk to a little girl at a nursery in the southern Israel town of Sderot 03 September 2007 There was panic as a Palestinian rocket slammed into a courtyard near a crowded daycare center in the hard hit Israeli town of Sderot, near the Gaza border....
  • Palestinians Launch Rocket Attack on Israeli Day Care Center

    09/03/2007 7:36:23 PM PDT · by lduucckkyy · 17 replies · 513+ views
    Earlier today, Palestinians launched a Kassam rocket attack against the Israeli town of Sderot; a total of seven rockets landed in and around Sderot, one of them in the courtyard of a day care center. The Jerusalem Post reports here. This video captures the rocket attack on the day care center: Islamic Jihad said that the rocket attack was "a present for the start of the new school year," so it appears that the targeting of schools and day care centers was deliberate.
  • Primitive Kassam Rocket Stymies Govern

    06/02/2007 9:58:43 PM PDT · by BigFinn · 15 replies · 1,521+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | June 3, 2007 | by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Arab terrorists attacked Sderot again on Shabbat morning, damaging two buildings and sending four people to the hospital for treatment of shock. The daily IDF retaliation targeted a terrorist leader while he was riding a motorcycle, but the government and military remain helpless to stop the immense damage caused by the primitive rocket. The Kassam rocket is "very simply made," according to Uzi Rubin, former national program manager of the Arrow anti-missile system. "The sugar they buy from Israel. The fertilizer they buy from Israel. The metal pipe they buy from Israel. Ingenious. Very ingenious. I take my hat off...
  • Palestinian Attacks Go on Despite Truce (the usual, never honor an agreement)

    11/26/2006 4:52:28 AM PST · by PRePublic · 6 replies · 384+ views
    ABC ^ | Nov. 26, 2006
    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2679660 Palestinian Attacks Go on Despite Truce An Israeli soldier directs tanks into position at a military staging area near Kibbutz Mefalsim in southern Israel, after leaving the Gaza Strip, early Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006.
  • Poll: Majority of Palestinians back kidnappings, Qassam fire

    07/09/2006 12:13:08 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 27 replies · 588+ views
    Haaretz ^ | July 9, 2006 | Avi Issacharoff
    A sizable majority of Palestinians support the continued kidnappings of Israelis as well as persistent Qassam rocket fire as a means to pressure Israel to release Palestinian prisoners, according to a new poll commissioned by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Center, the results of which were released Sunday. Of the 1,197 respondents from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, 66.8 percent expressed support for further kidnappings of Israeli civilians while 77.2 percent backed the Kerem Shalom tunnel operation and subsequent kidnapping of Israel Defense Forces Corporal Gilad Shalit. Nonetheless, just 47.7 percent of those polled said they believed the...
  • ANALYSIS: Launching a rocket at Ashkelon is an invitation to war

    07/04/2006 5:15:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 1,134+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 7/5/6 | Ze'ev Schiff
    The firing of a rocket from the Gaza Strip to Ashkelon's center on Tuesday constitutes an unequivocal invitation by Hamas to war. The Palestinians who launched the rocket apparently are members of the Hamas military wing, but it's quite possible that either an Iranian or Syrian element interested in intensifying the military conflict with Israel spurred the move. The firing is the longest-range rocket attack to have taken place from Palestinian territory. Rockets previously have hit Ashkelon's outskirts, and were generally aimed at the area's power station, but Israel refrained from cutting off electricity to Gaza. It's quite possible that...
  • Kassam rocket lands inside Ashkelon for first time

    07/04/2006 10:29:49 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 13 replies · 495+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jul. 4, 2006 19:52 | Updated Jul. 4, 2006 20:24 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Jul. 4, 2006 19:52 | Updated Jul. 4, 2006 20:24 Kassam rocket lands inside Ashkelon for first time By JPOST.COM STAFF Despite ongoing IDF operations in the northern Gaza Strip, a Kassam rocket landed Tuesday evening in Ashkelon proper - the first time the city center has witnessed such an attack. No one was wounded in the attack, despite the fact that the rocket hit a school in a populated area in the south of the city. Children playing soccer outside an Ort school on Rehov Ben Zvi were thrown back by the force of the explosion, witnesses reported, but...
  • Hamas military wing takes responsibility for Qassam attack on Ashkelon

    07/04/2006 10:25:40 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 4 replies · 315+ views
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | July 4, 2006 | Ali Waked
    The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Hamas' military wing, took responsibility for the Qassam rocket attack on Ashkelon. In a message, the organization said it fired the rocket from northern Gaza. The Qassam rocket landed near a school in central Ashkelon and caused light damage to the building. There were no injuries.
  • DM Peretz: We Will Not Attack Gaza Because of Demonstrations

    06/21/2006 10:49:09 AM PDT · by APRPEH · 5 replies · 191+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Jun 21, '06 / 25 Sivan 5766 | unattributed
    Minister of Defense Amir Peretz said today that the government will not be moved to order military strikes on Gaza because of protests and demonstrations by Israeli citizens who are under threat from the Palestinian Authority. His comments were made during an address at the Caesaria Conference on Israeli domestic and foreign policies. Peretz was referring to the ongoing protest actions taken by the citizens of Sderot, who have suffered more than 1,000 PA rocket attacks since Israel's August 2005 unilateral withdrawal from Gaza. Residents have held protest vigils, hunger strikes and have closed down their city in recent weeks....
  • Sderot family complains about traumatized parrot

    06/19/2006 2:15:23 PM PDT · by Alouette · 16 replies · 543+ views
    YNet ^ | June 19, 2006 | Matan Tzuri
    Cohen family, who lives near town's rocket alert system's speakers, says its pet parrot constantly screams 'Red Dawn' Cookie the parrot, who belongs to the Cohen family in Sderot, has apparently undergone a trauma as a result of the ongoing rocket barrage the town has been subjected to in the last months. The proximity of the Cohen's house to the town's rocket alert system's loudspeakers, which go off whenever a Qassam is launched at the area and sound the words "Red Dawn," seems to have affected the parrot badly. "Once he used to curse and talk like a parrot, but...
  • With no peace partner, Israel must assure security

    06/18/2006 12:47:19 PM PDT · by NeoOldCon · 2 replies · 327+ views
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | June 16 2006 | GARY ROSENBLATT
    With no peace partner, Israel must assure security By GARY ROSENBLATT Israel’s decisions to build a security barrier between itself and the Palestinians and to disengage from large areas of land conquered in the Six Day War of 1967 against the Arabs are part of a new and sobering recognition that since the two peoples cannot live together, they are both better off living separately. Studying the Mideast conflict and the long history of attempted peace negotiations, one must conclude that the only thing Israelis can do to truly satisfy their Palestinian neighbors is give up their Jewish state and...
  • Plast-inian, the PLASTIC language of the Arab Muslim 'Palestinians'

    06/17/2006 8:07:10 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 385+ views
    FreeIsraelNow ^ | June 17 2006
    Plast-inian, the PLASTIC language of the Arab Muslim 'Palestinians' - PLASTINIAN - Whether the (so called) 'Palestinian' Arab Muslims are a "nation" that is 39 years old (since 1967) or a bit more than that or even if you believe that they are just another group of Arabs, one thing is certain, they have contributed some vocabulary, Take some PLASTINIAN lessons: Hamas' terrorists greed for higher salaries (2006) = "starving Palestinians". Killing it's own people (like Muhammad Al Dura 2000, Rafah 2002 in a cave & now Gaza beach 2006) = "israeli aggression". Arab settlers (at the 1800's and their...
  • Analysis: Without artillery, IDF at loss

    06/12/2006 8:01:39 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 359+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/13/6 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Maj.-Gen. Meir Kalifi has a meeting scheduled with Amir Peretz Tuesday night during which the deputy head of the IDF Ground Forces Command plans to present the defense minister with the conclusions and findings of the military probe that he has led into the explosion that killed seven innocent Palestinians on Friday in the Gaza Strip. But whatever the investigation reveals will no longer make a difference, since even while defense officials say there is a chance the probe will exonerate the IDF, for the military the damage has already been done. In the eyes of the world, the IDF...
  • Four Palestinians wounded by Kassam rocket in Gaza

    06/10/2006 1:19:07 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 8 replies · 297+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10 June 2006 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Four Palestinians were wounded when a Kassam rocket launched by operatives at Israel landed near a home in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip. Seven Kassam rockets landed around Sderot and in the western Negev overnight Friday and Saturday morning. There were no reported wounded or damage incurred.
  • Kassam Rocket Hits Ashkelon Industrial Park

    03/26/2006 10:24:53 AM PST · by Sabramerican · 13 replies · 428+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Mar 25, '06 | Arutz Sheva
    Kassam Rocket Hits Ashkelon Industrial Park 21:30 Mar 25, '06 / 25 Adar 5766 (IsraelNN.com) A Kassam rocket launched on the Sabbath struck and damaged a building in the Ashkelon Industrial Park. There were no injuries. A second rocket landed in an open field, once again, without resulting in injuries. A third rocket landed in the hothouse area of the community of Netiv Ha’Asarah. No injuries were reported. On Friday, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz stated a solution to the ongoing Kassam rocket attacks would be found, adding that he does not believe they will be eliminated totally...
  • Baby sustains wounds in Kassam attack (Israel)

    02/03/2006 5:46:32 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 2 replies · 163+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 4, 2006 | MARGOT DUDKEVITCH
    IDF artillery kept up intensive shelling of Gaza Strip Kassam launch sites in response to a Friday afternoon Kassam attack on Kibbutz Carmiya in the western Negev. Four members of the Amar family were wounded in the attack, including their seven-month-old son Osher. Osher, who sustained a head wound, was initially listed in serious condition, but was later downgraded to moderate to light after he underwent a CT scan in Soroka Hospital. His mother Bat-El, suffering mainly from shock and light wounds, was also sent to Soroka. Her husband Yuval and Yitzik, a close family relative, were both lightly wounded...
  • Israel Acting PM Olmert Speaks to Israel Cabinet

    01/05/2006 3:30:55 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 9 replies · 1,705+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 5, 2006 | Joel Leyden
    Israel Acting PM Olmert Speaks to Israel CabinetBy Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem----January 5.....The following was communicated by the Israel Government Press Office in regards to Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon stay in hospital. Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's stated at the start of the special Israel Government Cabinet meeting this morning: "Today, Thursday, we are holding an extraordinary Cabinet meeting in light of the state of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's health. At this time, we are all praying and full of hope for the Prime Minister's quick recovery. We are all closely monitoring developments in these difficult hours...
  • IAF hits Kassam unit preparing to launch

    12/31/2005 8:52:35 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 757+ views
    AP ^ | 1/1/6
    Two Palestinians were killed and three wounded late Saturday in an IAF air strike in the northern Gaza Strip, a Palestinian official said, the first fatal attack in the border area since Israel declared it a "no-go" zone. The IDF said the terrorists were spotted preparing to fire a rocket from the area of Elei Sinai, one of the 21 settlements evacuated during the pullout from Gaza. The air force fired at the Palestinians and identified a hit, the military said. Relatives identified the dead as Motaz Hamdouna, 26, and Hamza Hamdouna, 22. Speaking to reporters at the Gaza hospital...
  • Israeli kids under Kassam threat

    11/03/2005 9:48:32 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 6 replies · 265+ views
    www.jnewswire.com ^ | November 3rd, 2005 | Ryan Jones
    Thursday, November 03, 2005 20:42 IST JNW HEADLINE NEWS Israeli kids under Kassam threat By Ryan Jones November 3rd, 2005 Israeli kindergarten children are under constant threat from “Palestinian” artillery crews that would love nothing more to score a direct hit on their classrooms, and their parents have just about had enough of the situation. “I am very very fearful for my children. It doesn’t matter how much you guide children and tell them to put their hands over their head. A hand over the head will not protect them from a Kassam which will open a hole in the...
  • Plan to make Kassam-like rockets foiled

    03/28/2005 12:19:16 AM PST · by familyop · 3 replies · 350+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 28MAR05 | MARGOT DUDKEVITCH
    Security forces arrested eight Islamic Jihad fugitives in raids overnight in the West Bank city of Jenin and the village Fahame south of the city. They were said to be involved in attempting to manufacture homemade rockets similar to Kassams to be used in attacks against Israel. Troops were dispatched to the area to search for the wanted men before dawn Monday, after intelligence information had been received about their operations. An IDF soldier sustained light wounds when a bomb was detonated near the troops. He was taken to hospital in Israel. Security officials said cell members had carried out...
  • Hezbollah slams Paris for decision to take “al-Manar” off the air (Says U.S. not a democracy)

    12/20/2004 9:29:18 AM PST · by anotherview · 22 replies · 737+ views
    Ma'ariv ^ | 20 December 2004 | NRG Maariv
    Hezbollah slams Paris for decision to take “al-Manar” off the air Movement's deputy general secretary, Sheik Naim Kassam, says, “The case has proven that France is still an imperialist nation”. NRG Maariv Hezbollah's flag. In response to France’s decision to take the Hezbollah affiliated television station “al-Manar” off the air in the republic, the Lebanese terror organization’s deputy general secretary, Sheik Naim Kassam, slammed Paris and said, “The case has proven that France is still an imperialist nation”. According to Kassam, “If France thinks that it can block “al-Manar”, it is deeply mistaken. It is no more than a tool...
  • IDF to remain in Gaza indefinitely (Until Qassam rocket threat eliminated)

    10/01/2004 12:30:13 PM PDT · by anotherview · 269+ views
    Ma'ariv International ^ | 1 October 2004 | Amir Buhbut
    IDF to remain in Gaza indefinitely CoS Ye'elon: We will not withdraw until the Kassam threat to Sderot has been eliminated. Plans to call up reserve units shelved for now. Amir Buhbut CoS Lt. Gen. Ye'elonIDF CoS Lt. General Moshe (Boogie) Ye'elon has said that the IDF will remain in Gaza for as long as is neccessary. "Operation Days of Penitence was launched in oder to put an end to the Kassam menace, which has become intolerable, and until this is achieved IDF forces will not leave Gaza". Speaking to reporters, he emphasized that the IDF was not out...
  • Two children killed in Sderot Kassam attack [terror attack in Israel]

    09/29/2004 9:41:51 AM PDT · by yonif · 7 replies · 362+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 29, 2004 | Margot Dudkevitch
    A Kassam rocket hit a path between two houses in the Southern town of Sderot Wednesday afternoon killing two children, including a baby aged four. Magen David Adom paramedics who arrived at the scene of the attack on Moshe Rabenu Street also treated seven people, one of whom suffered serious wounds and the other six were moderately wounded. Paramedics also assisted 14 other people, who suffered from either light shrapnel-wounds or shock. The wounded have been taken to the Barsilai Hospital in Ashkelon and the Soroka Hospital in Beersheba. Sderot mayor Eli Moyal said that it is not the time...
  • Kassam lands in Sderot; Explosion reported near IDF troops in Gaza; Missiles fired at Shalev

    08/03/2004 10:46:28 AM PDT · by anotherview · 5 replies · 357+ views
    Ma'ariv ^ | 3 August 2004 | Amir Buhbut
    Some updates from the Ma'ariv ticker:Kassam lands in Sderot Amir Buhbut A Kassam missle landed on Nathan Elbaz Street in Sderot. There were no injuries. (2004-08-03 18:51:39.0) Explosion reported near IDF troops in Gaza - no injuries Amir Buhbut An explosive charge was detonated close to IDF troops near the anti-terrorism barrier in the southern Gaza Strip early Tuesday evening. There were no injuries. (2004-08-03 18:44:16.0)Palestinian arrested after trying to stab soldier in HebronAmir Buhbut A Palestinian was arrested this afternoon after trying to stab an IDF soldier in the Old City of Hebron. According to the Palestinians, the man...
  • ISRAEL ENTERS GAZA TO CLOSE TERROR TUNNELS;Israelis Question Why Egypt Takes No Action

    10/09/2003 10:26:55 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 8 replies · 271+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 10, 2003
    IDF ENTERS GAZA TO CLOSE TERROR TUNNELS By INA and AP Jerusalem---October 10......The Israel Defense Forces sent tanks and elite ground units into a Gaza refugee camp early Friday to destroy tunnels used by Palestinian terrorists to smuggle weapons from Egypt. Military officials said they acted on warnings that terrorists were trying to acquire anti-aircraft missiles. The raid followed a day of political uncertainty and sporadic violence in the region. Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia suffered a severe blow when legislators failed to vote on his Cabinet, casting doubt on his plan to reach a truce with Israel. And a...
  • Ashkelon hit by Palestinian Kassam missile

    08/28/2003 6:37:42 AM PDT · by yonif · 28 replies · 302+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 28, 2003 | JOEL LEYDEN
    Palestinian terrorists have fired four Kassam-2 missiles into Israel this afternoon, one of which landed in the southern Israeli port city of Ashkelon, a military source told The Jerusalem Post. This is the first time that Kassam missiles have landed as far north as Ashkelon, which has a population of 116,000. The rockets were fired from Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip. The IDF reported that no causalities were sustained in the attack. "The Palestinian Authority and all of the terror organizations who were involved with the attack on Ashkelon today, have no understanding as to the extent of how...
  • Improved post-hudna Kassam reaches Ashkelon environs; no injuries

    08/24/2003 8:19:00 PM PDT · by yonif · 3 replies · 196+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 24, 2003 | ARIEH O'SULLIVAN
    Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a new longer-range Kassam rocket Sunday at the coastal city of Ashkelon, the army said. No injuries or damage were reported. The rocket, a Kassam 2, which has a longer range than the regular Kassam rockets the Palestinians had used previously, was fired from a different area of the Gaza Strip, landing barely one kilometer (0.62 miles) from the city of Ashkelon. Meanwhile Sunday, IDF troops were reportedly continuing their sweeps for militants in the West Bank city of Nablus. An explosives lab, found Sunday in the West Bank city, was demolished by IDF...
  • PA Working to Develop Kassam Rockets in Jericho

    08/05/2003 12:09:34 PM PDT · by yonif · 2 replies · 169+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 17:58 Aug. 05, '03 / 7 Av 5763
    (IsraelNN.com) A senior intelligence community officer reports PA intelligence community officials are involved in the manufacture of Kassam rockets in Jericho. The information was the result of the investigation into the 15 July fatal stabbing attack on the Jaffa promenade in Tel Aviv. Omer Shurbaji, a resident of PA Gaza apprehended following the attack, reported the same intelligence officials that gave him his orders are involved in the weapons development in Jericho. He added they first wanted him to perpetrate a homicide bombing or grenade attack but then opted for the stabbing.
  • Five Kassam rockets fired at Israel Sunday (UPDATE)

    06/15/2003 6:41:24 AM PDT · by yonif · 1 replies · 188+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun. 15, 2003 | THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF
    Two Kassam rockets were fired at the southern Israeli town of Sderot Sunday morning, followed by three more shot in the afternoon, officials said. There were no reported injuries or damage incurred by the strikes. The homemade rockets are generally fired from the northern Gaza Strip area of Beit Hanoun.
  • Hamas Fires Five Kassam Missiles at the Israeli Town of Sderot UPDATE (With Pics)

    01/26/2003 8:27:45 AM PST · by yonif · 2 replies · 220+ views
    Israel Defense Forces ^ | January 25th, 2003 | IDF Spokesperson's Unit
    January 25th, 2003 Hamas Fires Five Kassam Missiles at the Israeli Town of Sderot On January 24, five Kassam missiles were launched from the Palestinian town of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip. The missiles landed in Israeli civilian communities located inside Israeli territory. Three missiles fell in Sderot, one inside the yard of a resident--who required medical treatment. One Kassam missile landed 50 meters away from the Shar HaNegev College in the town of Netivot and another in an unpopulated area of Kibbutz Nir-Am. The Hamas terrorist organization claimed responsibility and stated that the missiles were launched in response...