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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 ^ | 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...

    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 (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'‎ 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
    ( 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
    ( 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 ^ | 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 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...