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  • Amateurish Hamas Hits Palestinian Territory 100+ Times with Their Own Rockets...

    07/16/2014 6:11:45 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    10% of Qassams fired never evenmake it out ofthe dinky Gaza Strip- some see this asintentional Ironicit is-given the non-stop trumpeting of civilian woes seen in Hamas' (and liberal Western) media- that many of the Palestinian civilian casualties are the result of crude, home-made Qassam missiles gone haywire and roaring into neighborhoods... not exactly the respect for life you see with the IDF's intelligent targeting/notification systems, and killing their own to boot. But they've always treated Gaza's cramped populace as chaff to be expended whenever deemed useful (or just steam to be blown-off) and the more cynical among us...
  • Some questions about the Hamas rockets (vanity)

    07/12/2014 3:58:10 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    Vanity | July 12, 2014 | me
    I was watching a segment on Fox about the current Hamas rocket attack on Israel. Evidently, hundreds of rockets have been launched in the past few days. Three questions occured to me. One, where did all these rockets come from (who manufactured them)? Two, who paid for these rockets? Three, how did these rockets get into Gaza? Were they smuggled in from Egypt?
  • Israel pays compensation to families of 2 Palestinians killed by Hamas

    06/09/2013 8:51:13 PM PDT · by haffast · 3 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | June 10, 2013, 4:15 am | Adiv Sterman
    In an unprecedented award, the Israeli government transferred more than two million shekels last week in compensation payments to the families of two Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip who were killed in 2005 by rockets fired by Hamas terrorists. Each family received NIS 1,070,000 ($295,000) in compensation for the deaths. According to a Channel 10 report on Sunday, the two Palestinians were employed in a greenhouse at the Gaza settlement of Ganei Tal. They were killed when a Hamas-fired rocket exploded at the site, the TV report said. As far as The Times of Israel could ascertain on Sunday...
  • The ugly meeky Obama admin. in face of Arab-Islamic atrocities on their own civilians (such as Gaza)

    11/19/2012 12:56:17 PM PST · by PRePublic · 2 replies
    Israel Pounds Gaza as Diplomacy Intensifies Voice of America-5 hours ago Israel accuses Palestinian militants of using civilians areas in Gaza to hide weapons and rocket launching sites. It says Hamas is targeting ... Use Children’s Playground as Cover for Rocket Attacks on ... American Center for Law and Justice (blog)-Nov 16, 2012’s what really happened in the past couple of days The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A. (blog)-Nov 15, 2012 The terrorists controlling Gaza are hiding inside schools and hospitals, and are using civilians as targets, which makes civilians casualties ... scramble as punishing ground war looms USA...
  • Pillar of Defense War on Gaza Terror.

    11/15/2012 5:57:13 PM PST · by Bobalu · 14 replies
    Israel National News ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Multiple Authors
    This is a web page created by Israel National News as a place to link stories related to the current military activities. If things heat up much more then a thread like this should perhaps be placed in breaking news as a live thread.
  • Congress seeks more U.S. aid for Iron Dome

    03/23/2012 7:36:46 PM PDT · by U-238 · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | 3/23/2012 | UPI
    Key leaders of the U.S. Congress want U.S. President Barack Obama to provide funds to help Israel, should it request it, to produce more batteries of the Iron Dome counter-rocket system. Israel's air force has three batteries deployed to protect cities in the southern Negev Desert against rockets fired by Palestinian militants in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip but budget problems mean it can't fund more batteries needed to shield the rest of the country. Iron Dome, which racked up a 90 percent kill rate against Palestinian Qassam and Grad rockets in recent weeks, was developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems...
  • Code Red Sounded - Gazans Shoot Rocket into Israel

    08/13/2011 3:45:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/8/11
    The "Tzeva Adom" Code Red early warning alert system sounded late Saturday night as Gaza residents fired a rocket into Israel. The past month has seen a sharp increase in the number of rocket attacks. The rocket hit an open area of the ​​Ashkelon Coast Regional Council area. There are no known injuries or damage at this time. The short range rockets are often called Kassams, named after Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, a Syrian leader who led riots against the Jewish communities in the land of Israel in the 1920s and 1930s. He also organized riots in Syria and Libya.
  • Biased CNN explains as "news" why Palestinian Arabs aim at civilians

    12/21/2010 2:24:55 PM PST · by PRePublic · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Biased CNN explains as "news" why Palestinian Arabs aim at civilians At the CNN news ticker the following title of "news" appeared today (Dec. 21, 2010): "5 hurt in rocket fire, retaliation, in southern Israel" as well as on the page: Though when clicking on the actual link, the language is different. exact title was copied automatically on those that subscribe to CNN's feeds, e. g.:,-retaliation-in-southern-israel.html and --- This fits very well with the Islamists-appeasement policy that whatever they do, it's just a reaction, when in fact the Arab Palestinians are always initiating the attack aimed...

    09/16/2010 12:27:09 AM PDT · by Cindy · 35 replies
    YNET ^ | 09.16.10, 07:16 / Israel News | n/a
    "Rocket fire prompts IDF strike on Gaza" SNIPPET: "IAF targets two weapon caches in northern, southern Strip following ongoing rocket fire on Israel's south" SNIPPET: "Israel Air Force jets struck two Gaza targets overnight, following yet another day of continuous rocket fire on Israel's south. Fighter jets targeted two weapons warehouses in southern and northern Gaza in the early hours of Thursday morning. The IDF Spokesman's Unit said the pilots confirmed hitting their targets before safely returning to their base. No injuries were reported among the Palestinians at this time."
  • Some Milestones in Israel "Palestine" timeline

    06/30/2010 12:25:15 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    Some Milestones in Israel-Palestine1834 - 1886 - 1920 - 1922 - 1929 - 1938 - 1941 - 1948 - 1950s-1960s - 1970 1972 - 1973 - 1975 - 1976 - 1982 - 1987 - 1994 - 2000 - 2001 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2010 1834 First recorded attack on native Jews in Israel by Muslims, is the one in June 1834, Safed (the Plunder), the massacres and mass rapes went on for 33 days, (an inciter, Muhammed Damoor, a self-proclaimed prophet, prophesied the attack for which he agitated). It was repeated in 1838. 1886 First...
  • 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 Obamas 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,...
  • Operative cited for 'firing rockets' dies in firefight with Israelis

    02/13/2010 5:07:41 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 455+ views
    Israel's military has killed a Palestinian identified as an operative aligned with Al Qaida The military said Fares Ahmed Jaber was killed during a gun battle on Feb. 11 in the Gaza Strip. Fares was said to have been killed in an Israel Air Force strike as his squad prepared to attack an Israeli target near the northern Gaza Strip. "Fares Ahmed Jaber, who was killed in the IAF strike while preparing to carry out an attack in the area, was a global jihad operative," a military statement said. The military employs the term "global jihad" to describe Palestinian operatives...
  • Iron Dome

    01/22/2010 9:54:43 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 403+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 1/22/2010 | Strategy Page
    Israel has completed testing its Iron Dome anti-rocket system, and has bought seven batteries, to be delivered over the next two years. Each battery has radar and control equipment, and four missile launchers. The first battery will be delivered within six months. Based on how that one does, another will be installed on the Lebanese border next year. Each battery costs about $37 million, which includes over fifty missiles. During tests, the system detected and shot down BM-21 and Kassam rockets. The manufacturer, Rafael, was offered a large bonus if they got the system working ahead of schedule. When Iron...
  • New Israeli shield needs years to deploy

    01/13/2010 10:20:56 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 282+ views
    Space War ^ | 01/13/2010 | UPI Via Space War
    Days after completing a test of its Iron Dome shield, Israel says it will take years before the Jewish state's new rocket anti-missile system will be fully deployed. The warning was sounded by Defense Minister Ehud Barak who predicted, meantime, that once deployed along his country's borders with Gaza and Lebanon, the Iron Dome system will significantly reduce hostilities from militants. Developed over the last two years at a cost of $200 million by state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., the Iron Dome uses small guided missiles to destroy short-range rockets used by Hezbollah and Hamas militants. The system, which...
  • IDF strikes Gaza tunnels in response to Qassam

    06/14/2009 1:13:04 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 1,100+ views
    YNET ^ | Published: 06.14.09, 07:55 / Israel News | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Israeli warplanes bombard two smuggling tunnels in southern Strip early Sunday after Palestinians fire rocket at Negev on Saturday" SNIPPET: "IDF fighter jets struck two Palestinian smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip in a pre-dawn raid on Sunday. The army said that two of the tunnels had been hit but there were no reports of casualties. The strike came in response to a Qassam attack on Israel's western Negev on Saturday. The Color Red alert system was sounded in parts of the area and residents reported of hearing a loud blast. No injuries or damager were reported in...
  • Qassam Kindergarten - Jihad on kids

    02/12/2009 12:12:28 AM PST · by PRePublic · 1 replies · 191+ views
    The 'Qassam Kindergarten' Jihad 'Palestinians' Islamic Hamas, "loves" children, well, in their special 'death cult' type of way anyway. You already know how they love their own children... to die for propaganda, and make every effort in succeeding in - unfortunately. But there are children under the "wings of Jihadi love" of Hamas, the Israeli children in schools, in kindergartens, they are "favorites", favorites in Hamas' targets that is, planning the time/place when/where they go to school, thank God for so many miracles where children weren't harmed. Call it 'Qassam kindergarten', 'Kindergarten Jihad', or plain 'Jihad...
  • Video: Overview of Palestinian Muslims' use of human shields - How they cause their people's deaths

    01/21/2009 7:36:18 AM PST · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 395+ views
    A broad overview of Hamas's use of human shields... The Video: The source:
  • Operation Just and Necessary(Want Peace?, Kill Hamas)

    01/09/2009 8:57:08 AM PST · by Victory111 · 9 replies · 252+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 1-9-09 | Dr. Earl Tilford
    As soon as Israeli air strikes began striking Hamas-controlled Gaza, many American church leaders started calling for an immediate ceasefire based solely on human suffering rather than the political realities of the situation. Operation Cast Lead, Israels ongoing effort to end indiscriminate rocket and mortar attacks on surrounding Israeli towns and villages, is necessary, morally justified, and legitimate, despite the calamitous cacophony from the loquacious Christian left.
  • Palestinian rocket misfires, kills 2 girls in Gaza (Pallywood fails to blame Zionists)

    12/26/2008 1:12:05 PM PST · by PRePublic · 16 replies · 553+ views
    yahooNews ^ | Dec 26, 2008
    Palestinian rocket misfires, kills 2 girls in Gaza AP Masked Palestinian militants are seen during an Islamic Jihad rally in Bureij, central Gaza Strip, Friday, GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip A crude rocket fired by Palestinian militants fell short of its target in Israel on Friday, striking a house in the northern Gaza Strip and killing two schoolgirls. The attack came as Israel sent mixed signals over its plans to respond to continuing Palestinian rocket fire. Israeli defense officials say politicians have approved a large-scale incursion into the territory once rainy conditions clear. But at the same time,...
  • Islamic Jihad claims responsibility for rocket attacks on Israel

    12/21/2008 9:39:26 PM PST · by PRePublic · 6 replies · 390+ views
    xinhuanet. ^ | Dec 21, 2008
    Islamic Jihad claims responsibility for rocket attacks on Israel Special report: Palestine-Israel Relations GAZA, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- A Palestinian armed group on Sunday claimed responsibility for firing rockets into Israel from Gaza Strip, which slightly injured one person. In a statement sent to the media, the Islamic Jihad movement said its militants fired 10 home-made rockets and several rounds of mortars into southern Israeli towns of Sderot, Ashkelon and Eshkol community. The statement said the rockets fire kept nearly an hour early on Sunday morning. Israeli sources said a Thai worker sustained minor injuries and a woman was treated...
  • Handing Victories to Hamas

    07/08/2008 6:21:49 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 89+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 7-8-08 | P. David Hornik
    On Thursday, after a Qassam rocket was fired at Israel from Gaza, Israel announced it was closing the crossings into Gaza. The Qassam was the sixth (along with four mortars) fired since the ceasefire began on June 19. Israels announcement of a closing of the crossings was its seventh since that time. On Friday, Hamas claimed the closing was a breach of the ceasefire agreement by Israel and announced that in reprisal it was suspending the talks on a deal for Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier kidnapped by Hamas two years ago. On Sunday, Israel announced it was reopening the...
  • The Mistakes That Launched 3000 Rockets (the usual, GOOD Israel vs EVIL Arab "Palestinians")

    06/24/2008 9:26:23 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 10 replies · 79+ views
    americanthinker ^ | June 18, 2008
    The Mistakes That Launched 3000 Rockets American Thinker, WA - Jun 17, 2008 The Mistakes That Launched 3,000 RocketsBy Richard A. Baehr When Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon withdrew 8,000 residents and all of its defense forces from the Gaza Strip in the late summer of 2005, he offered several rationales to support what he called "disengagement." Regrettably, all but one have proven to be illusory.The result has been disastrous -- leading to the creation of a lawless terrorist haven in the Gaza Strip from which the controlling Hamas faction has lobbed thousands of crude rockets indiscriminately into southern Israel,...
  • (Islamic Palestinians attack Israeli civilians hours before "truce") Rocket barrages

    06/20/2008 7:24:41 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 4 replies · 118+ views
    justsixdays ^ | June, 18, 2008
    (Islamic Palestinians attack Israeli civilians hours before "truce") Rocket barrages day before truce: Sderot house hit; IDF retaliates. 18 Jun 2008 With less than 24 hours to go before the ceasefire, Palestinian terror groups opened fire at Israelis on the border and launched at least 29 Qassam rockets and ten mortar shells towards the western Negev. Seven rockets were fired within hours...
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...
  • (Pallywood "starvation" lie) Hamas spent months cutting wall [Palestinians bought cigarettes]

    01/28/2008 8:09:30 PM PST · by PRePublic · 17 replies · 148+ views
    Times ^ | Jan. 2008
    Hamas spent months cutting through Gaza wall in secret operation As tens of thousands of Palestinians clambered back and forth between the were not starving as they mostly bought cell phones, TVs, and cigarettes
  • The "palestinians" are starving for attention & BBCs source is Hamas

    01/25/2008 10:15:12 AM PST · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 108+ views
    Un-credible BBC's source is a (terrorists') Hamas blogger The outrageous BBC excited adhering to a Hamas-nick blogger and pondering responsible Israel's foreign ministry Though theBBC's Arabist reporting is old news, once in a while they have to hear that ordinary people don't buy their "objective" journalism. January 23, 2008 [11:30 AM GMT] the anchor ["world updates"] first interviews in an exciting (almost childish like) tone a Rafah blogger (wow! What a source) that "whines" about "Palestinians" that -- supposedly -- are rushing out to buy "food", and that they are just trying to break the "siege" as...

    01/22/2008 8:45:27 AM PST · by PRePublic · 5 replies · 127+ views
    ISRAEL VS ARAB - THE WAR OF THE HUMANITARIAN VS THE UN-HUMANITARIAN January 22, 2008 No one has been talking in the mainstream media about the daily "Palestinian" barrage of missiles aimed specifically at Israeli kids, the southern Israel under siege of "Palestinian" occupation, the trembling fear of Israeli women for their children's safety in Sderot ( Fear and trauma as rockets impact Israeli town), but everyone is up in arms if Israel acts. No one has been talking in mainstream media as Israel has been successfully eliminating terrorists [with unimaginable efforts in carrying it out]...
  • MoJo Debates Israel

    01/21/2008 6:23:09 AM PST · by APRPEH · 3 replies · 85+ views
    APRPEH ^ | 14 Shevat 5768/ 21 January 2008 | APRPEH
    5 Questions On Israel For The Next Debate (Mother Jones Blog barf) As I've said before, there's been a vacuum surrounding Israel and Palestine this campaign season. Moderators have broached the issue only twice in the last 13 debates. And the most recent question, posed by Wendell Goler last week at the Fox News debate in South Carolina, was pretty weak. As Goler wound up"Mayor Giuliani, President Bush is in the Middle East ... laying the groundwork for a Palestinian state"there was, briefly, a glimmer of hope. Then he tossed this doozy of a softball: "I wonder, sir, how you...
  • "Palestinian" Occupation - Israel's Children under siege from Muslim "Palestinians"

    01/17/2008 1:37:55 PM PST · by PRePublic · 35+ views
    01, 08
    "Palestinian" Occupation - Israel's Children under siege from Muslim "Palestinians" via qassam missiles directed at civilians 11 Qassams fired toward Sderot; woman injured,7340,L-3495363,00.html Ynetnews, Israel - Another Qassam hit the city's industrial zone, while the rest landed in open fields. The heavy barrage began at around 8 am, as Sderot's children were ...Israel children suffering rocket-related stress Israel Today 'There is no end to the rocket fire' Jerusalem Post Sdeort: Quarter of all pupils stay home Ynetnews Barrage of rockets hits Sderot as kids go to school Israel Insider, Israel By Israel Insider staff January 17,...
  • Israel declares Gaza an 'enemy entity'

    09/19/2007 3:20:54 AM PDT · by Enchante · 70 replies · 616+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 09/19/07 | AP staff
    Israel declares Gaza an 'enemy entity' 3 minutes ago JERUSALEM - Israel's Security Cabinet declared the Gaza Strip an "enemy entity" Wednesday, Israeli radio stations reported. ADVERTISEMENT The decision would let Israel cut off vital electricity, water and fuel supplies to the Palestinian territory, which the Islamic militant Hamas group took over in June. The action would be the most severe of the retaliatory measures Israel has taken recently against near-daily rocket fire from Gaza into southern Israel. Israel hopes to force Hamas to stop the projectile attacks because Israeli airstrikes and land incursions against the rocket launchers have not...
  • Rocket wounds 25 in southern Israel [Qassam lands near IDF base]

    09/10/2007 5:45:14 PM PDT · by Alouette · 11 replies · 429+ views
    AP ^ | Sept. 10, 2007
    JERUSALEM - A Palestinian rocket from the Gaza Strip landed near an army base in southern Israel early Tuesday, wounding 25 people, Israeli medics and the army said. The army confirmed that a rocket had landed in a base about a half-mile north of the Gaza Strip and said dozens of people were being treated on the scene for moderate to light injuries. Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fire crude rockets almost daily at towns in southern Israel, wreaking panic but rarely causing serious casualties. If confirmed, the injuries in Tuesday's early morning attack would be the most caused...
  • Pali - Dictionary (2007)

    09/06/2007 1:04:59 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 11 replies · 717+ views
    Pali Dictionary (2007) The guide to the Arab Muslim 'Palestinian' propagandist A security 'check point' (the one you have in the airports that effects all Israelis too) = "oppression". Arrests of terrorists = "subjugation". Equal rights, equal treatment, freedom for all & democracy = "apartheid". Terror camps = "refugee camps". Terror attacks aiming at the unarmed innocent civilians = "freedom fighting". Cowards hiding among civilians = "fighters". Reluctance to shoot at terrorists surrounded by civilians = "weak Zionists". Use of human shields = "heroism". Unintended deaths ofhuman shields = "victims...
  • (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....
  • Qassam lands near Ashkelon; 3 lightly injured [Islamic Jihad Destroys Baby's Crib]

    07/23/2007 10:10:03 AM PDT · by Alouette · 4 replies · 479+ views
    YNet ^ | July 23, 2007 | Shmulik Hadad
    Rocket hits home in community south of Ashkelon. Baby injured by shrapnel, mother, grandmother suffer shock Shmulik Hadad Published: 07.23.07, 17:14 / Israel News A Qassam rocket launched from the northern Gaza Strip landed in a community south of Ashkelon on Monday afternoon. The rocket hit a house in the community, destroying one of its rooms. A woman, her daughter, and her baby granddaughter were inside the house when the Qassam hit; the baby was lightly injured from shrapnel while her mother and grandmother suffered from shock. The three were taken to Ashkelons Barzilai medical center for treatment. Several Qassam...

    06/20/2007 3:13:28 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 93 replies · 8,019+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | June 20, 2007
  • Where kids are targets

    06/13/2007 1:57:32 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 215+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | June 13 2007
    There is a game the children of Sderot play. It is the Qassam game, and the children pretend that rockets are coming in from the Gaza border a half mile or so from their homes, and the children all cry "Red color! Red color!" and they run and duck and try to find shelter. That is the Qassam game. These are children who are 5 or 6 years old, running from rockets in sport because they were born into a world that rains down rockets on their town, sometimes dozens of them a day. That is all they have ever...
  • Israel - 36-year-old man killed by Qassam rocket in Sderot

    05/27/2007 12:54:43 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 254+ views (Excerpt) ^ | May 27, 2007 | Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff
    Excerpt - A 36-year-old man was killed Sunday when a Qassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a car in the western Negev town of Sderot. The man was taken to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon for treatment, where he succumbed to his wounds. Two Qassam rockets hit Israel earlier Sunday, one landing in Sderot causing property damage and the other near a kibbutz in the western Negev. Neither rocket caused casualties. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attacks. The rocket attacks followed Israel Air Force air strikes against Hamas security positions in the northern and southern Gaza Strip late...
  • Kassam strikes Sderot synagogue

    05/17/2007 4:34:03 PM PDT · by Alouette · 10 replies · 644+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 17, 2007 | Tovah Lazaroff
    A Kassam rocket struck a synagogue in Sderot late Thursday night, wounding one person and sending a number of others into shock. Over 200 people had been at the synagogue only a half an hour prior to the rocket strike, and 20 to the 30 of them were still in the area at the time of the attack, Noam Bedin, director of the Sderot Information Center told the Jerusalem Post. One person was lightly injured in the attack, and a number of others suffered from shock, Bedin said. Earlier, fear, panic and bitterness reached the boiling point in Sderot as...
  • Sderot: Qassam lands near nursery

    12/24/2006 2:30:04 PM PST · by Alouette · 16 replies · 520+ views
    YNet ^ | Dec. 24, 2006 | Shmulik Hadad
    Rocket fired from northern Gaza Strip lands in Sderot neighborhood, damages electric pole and structure used as kindergarten. Several children were inside building when Qassam hit Shmulik Hadad Published: 12.24.06, 20:33 A Qassam rocket was fired Sunday from the northern Gaza Strip and landed in a Sderot neighborhood, near a nursery school. Several children were inside the kindergarten at the time of the attack. The building and an electric pole were damaged, as well as some of the street lighting in the area. Adi Rafael, who owns the apartment used by the nursery, told Ynet, "The rocket hit a hedge...
  • Qassam lands next to Sderot school [Hamas Aim Improving]

    12/21/2006 9:29:21 AM PST · by Alouette · 8 replies · 432+ views
    YNet ^ | Dec. 21, 2006 | Shmulik Hadad
    Palestinian terror groups launch Qassam rocket from northern Gaza Thursday evening; rocket lands near school in Sderot. Three rockets fired at Israel Thursday morning, following seven rockets launched Wednesday Shmulik Hadad Published: 12.21.06, 18:55 Palestinian terror groups launched a Qassam rocket from northern Gaza on Thursday afternoon. The rocket landed near a school in Sderot. At the present no injuries or damage have been reported. Three Qassam rockets were fired at Israel Thursday morning, following seven rockets launched Wednesday. Two of the rockets fired Thursday landed in Palestinian territory, and one landed in Israel. The Sderot Municipality reported that the...
  • Qassam hits house in northern Gaza; 3 hurt [Launched at Jews, missed, hit Arabs]

    12/21/2006 4:42:51 AM PST · by Alouette · 10 replies · 515+ views
    YNet ^ | Dec. 21, 2006 | Hanan Greenberg
    Eyewitnesses report rocket accidentally hit al-Masri family's home in Beit Hanoun, injuring pregnant mother, who suffered a miscarriage, and her two children. Earlier, another three rockets fired at Israel, one lands in Negev Hanan Greenberg Published: 12.21.06, 12:25 Three Palestinian were lightly injured Thursday morning after a rocket hit their home in the northern Gaza Strip, medical sources told the Palestinian news agency Maan. Eyewitnesses said that the rocket accidentally hit the home of the al-Masri family in Beit Hanoun, injuring the pregnant mother, who suffered a miscarriage, and her two children. According to the sources, the house and its...
  • Kassams Send Sderot Victims to Hospital

    11/19/2006 6:19:43 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 5 replies · 279+ views ^ | 15:20 Nov 19, '06 / 28 Cheshvan 5767 | Hillel Fendel
    Kassams Send Sderot Victims to Hospital 15:20 Nov 19, '06 / 28 Cheshvan 5767 by Hillel Fendel Over ten Kassam rockets were fired at Sderot and environs over the weekend - and the last one has left a resident in moderate-to-serious condition - the fourth major casualty in four days. Two Kassam rockets were fired at the western Negev early Sunday morning, causing no injuries - but shortly before 7:45 AM, another volley hit Sderot, and this time the people were not as fortunate. Shrapnel from one of the deadly projectiles hit one person, causing him moderate-to-serious injuries. A Magen...
  • Man hurt near Sderot as eight Qassams hit west Negev

    11/19/2006 3:56:27 AM PST · by edpc · 3 replies · 305+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 11/19/2006 | Nir Hasson, Aluf Ben and Avi Issacharoff
    In the latest barrage of Qassam rockets at the west Negev Sunday, a man sustained moderate to serious wounds when one of eight rockets landed in the center of the town of Sderot. The casualty, a taxi driver from Be'er Sheva, was rushed to the Barziali Hospital in Ashkelon along with two other people who were lightly wounded. The Hamas military wing claimed responsibility for the attacks. Two more rockets landed later on Sunday in the Eshkol industrial zone in the western Negev, Army Radio reported. There was no immediate report of casualties. The Israel Defense Forces canceled a planned...
  • Israeli Citizen Journalist Finds Himself in the Middle of Katyusha Attack (Video!)

    08/03/2006 2:51:30 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 11 replies · 723+ views
    YouTube ^ | recently | Jaron Gilinsky
    Jaron Gilinsky travels to Northern Israel to investigate a Katyusha rocket attack on Haifa's train depot only to find himself at the center of more attacks.
  • Qassam hits kindergarten; 2 children lightly wounded

    07/28/2006 7:17:48 AM PDT · by Alouette · 23 replies · 585+ views
    YNet ^ | July 28, 2006 | Shmulik Hadad
    Qassam hits kindergarten; 2 children lightly wounded Rocket lands next to kindergarten in town south of Ashkelon; 2 children hurt, 8 suffer shock. Earlier a number of rockets hit central Sderot; no wounded. Residents demand army operations on southern front be boosted to level of northern offensive Qassam attacks continue: A Qassam rocket landed next to a kindergarten in a community south of Ashkelon at 10:45 a.m. Friday. Two children were lightly wounded and eight more people suffered shock. Additionally, the kindergarten building was damaged. Magen David Adom emergency crews arrived at the scene and began treating the children and...
  • Palestinian girl critically injured by errant Qassam

    07/10/2006 9:58:12 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 12 replies · 567+ views
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | July 10, 2006 | Ali Waked
    Palestinian sources in the Gaza Strip reported Monday that a 10-year-old Palestinian girl was seriously injured by a rocket that hit her family home in Beit Lahiya. The sources said gunmen aimed the errant rocket towards Israel. A Qassam rocket fired by Palestinian gunmen at around midnight landed in an open field in the western Negev; no injuries or damage were reported. Earlier, a Qassam rocket was fired at Sderot, but the Color Red alert system did not go off. The rocket was reported to land in open territory outside of the city. The IDF has concentrated its activity on...
  • 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...
  • Israel's Gaza raid won't work

    07/07/2006 3:12:11 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 9 replies · 529+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 7, 2006 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert reluctantly allowed the Israeli Defense Forces this week to begin a more extensive ground operation in the northern Gaza Strip after a Palestinian rocket traveled further than any projectile ever fired from Gaza, hitting the strategic, populated city of Ashkelon about eight miles from the Gaza border. Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz announced the new IDF operation was aimed in part at stopping the regular Qassam rocket fire from Gaza into nearby Jewish communities. An Israeli soldier and at least 23 Palestinians, mostly militants, have been killed in street battles since yesterday,...