Sunday, November 11, 2012

11-Nov-12: Dramatic Sunday in southern Israel

Running for cover in Beer Sheva today as long-range rockets were fired
into the city by Gaza's terrorists [Image Source]   
For hundreds of thousands of Israelis living in the south, today has been tumultuous in the worst way. 

Unstemmed rocket attacks have been conducted by one or another of the terrorist groups based in Hamas-controlled Gaza at all hours of the day and night. While it's tempting to look at the absence of deaths on the Israeli side, the reality is any one of these rockets and mortars can easily have exacted the heaviest of prices. It's our great fortune that this did not happen today. 

Based on eye-witness reports we collected during the day (Sunday), here is a summary of the regions in which the Tzeva Adom missile warning system detected an incoming attack or (where Tzeva Adom did not operate for whatever reason) actual rocket-born explosions occurred:

08:50: Sha'ar Hanegev
09:50: Sha'ar Hanegev - no fewer than 4 rockets
10:10: Sderot and Sha'ar Hanegev
10:35: S'dot Negev and Sha'ar Hanegev
10:45: Sderot and Sha'ar Hanegev
11:55: Eshkol, S'dot Negev, Sha'ar Hanegev
12:00: Shaa'ar Hanegev
12:30: A hail of rockets right across Israel's Gaza border area, plus a rocket in Hof Ashkelon
12:55: S'dot Negev
13:00: Hof Ashkelon
14:00: Be'er Sheva. Israel National News reported that two explosions, possibly three, were heard in the city about 90 seconds after the siren sounded the alert for residents to head for the shelters. At least one, and possibly two, of the incoming missiles - believed to be long-range GRAD Katyushas - were intercepted and destroyed by the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system.  
15:55: Hof Ashkelon, Lachish, Sha'ar Hanegev
16:55: Sha'ar Hanegev
17:00: Sha'ar Hanegev
17:20: Eshkol - believed to be four rockets in a single volley

Times of Israel reports that more than 70 rockets in total have been fired into Israel since (and presumably including) Saturday night. 
"On Sunday morning, four Israelis were wounded by shrapnel when Palestinian terrorists fired a barrage of rockets at the Sha’ar Hanegev region. Two people in their fifties were wounded when a rocket scored a direct hit on a car, while a third woman was hurt as a rocket fell near a school in a nearby town. Two residents of Sderot were treated for shock. All of the casualties were evacuated to hospitals in Beersheba and Ashkelon. Hamas’s armed wing announced that it was actively participating in the fighting by firing mortar shells at IDF positions around the Gaza Strip... Television reports noted that recent cross-border fire from Gaza had included highly accurate Katyusha rockets, capable of doing far more damage than previous rocket fire."
TOI summarizes the day's events with this fatalistic commentary under the title "The approach of an unwanted war in Gaza | Neither Israel nor Hamas nor Egypt seems to wish it, but as rocket fire intensifies again, a deeper conflict looms":
Israel doesn’t want war. Hamas doesn’t want war. Egypt doesn’t want war. And yet this weekend’s bloodshed on the Israel-Gaza border, along with the increase in rocket fire, has brought all sides to the brink...


Dan Kelso said...

Palestinians, don’t you realize nobody wants you? Palestinians are not welcomed in no nation on earth. Even those Arabs and Iranians who pay you to keep this conflict alive and send you weapons don’t want you in their countries. They pay you for their own political gain and laugh at your blood and tears. You are useful idiots, and the war will never be over so long as you remain so.

Dan Kelso said...

How about not supplying these Hamas enemies with water, electricity food and fuel while they are trying to kill Jews.
Only Jews do that. What next? Send Swiss chocolate in return for every rocket?
Israel needs to stop playing defense to the thousands of rockets being fired at them and punish the Gaza regime and its terrorists where it hurts. Cut the electricity to Gaza and turn Gaza into a parking lot.

Dan Kelso said...

Why does Islamic Jihad and Hamas send rockets from a school praying that the other side return fire and kill some of it’s children. That’s Gaza today. The Arabs are the only people in the world that go out day by day figuring ways to get their children to die in front of the world press.
What a sick demented society these Pals are.
Then again, the Pals know Gideon Levy, Amira Hamas and Akiva Eldar wont criticize Palestinian child abuse.

Dan Kelso said...

Palestinians will continue to attack Israel and any other target that they decide is worth attention.
Its called Pallywood.

Dan Kelso said...

Palestinian child abuse.
For all the people that think Golda Meir wasn’t right.
Watch these 2 videos.

Dan Kelso said...

Kahane predicted the weakness of Israeli leaders.
Remember what Kahane said,
I prefer an Israel hated by everybody than in Auschwitz loved by all.”
Right now Chaim Ben Pesach who is the successor to Kahane has been barred from entering Israel by the cowards who run Israel.
That includes Likud, Kadima and Labor.
Chaim Ben Pesach wants to use all out force to stop these Islamo fascists from terrorizing Israel and Ben Pesach wants a death penalty to Arab killers.
You can go on and click on the Forums, then general discussion to see Chaims views.
Or just google, What if Chaim Ben Pesach Becomes the Prime Minister of Israel.
Chaim can save Israel from the weak Israeli leaders who accept Arab terrorism.

Read this great article about him.
Chaim ben Pesach a Jewish hero forbidden to make Aliyah
August 6, 2012