Israeli Jets strike Gaza second time, killing Hamas operative and seriously wounding another after they hit an Israeli home with gunfire directed at earlier IAF retaliatory response for Hamas detonating explosive device near IDF border patrol. Apparently the explosive device was placed under cover of the thick smoke during ‘peaceful’ Gaza demonstration days earlier.
By Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy and Matan Tzuri
Israeli fighter jets attacked overnight Wednesday a Hamas terror position in the northern Gaza Strip in retaliation for an explosive device that detonated Wednesday morning near an IDF force on the border.
After the attack, a terror cell in the strip fired bullets at the aircraft [captured in video above], triggering two Code Red alert sirens in Israeli towns neighboring the northern sector of the Hamas-ruled enclave. Continue Reading »
Code Red sirens blare in Hof Ashkelon, Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Councils and Sderot as Iron Dome mistakes bullets from Gaza for a Hamas rocket salvo. – IDF: ‘No barrage of rockets was fired at the State of Israel.’
Multiple Code Red false alarms were blasted in the Hof Ashkelon and Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Councils and in the southern city of Sderot Sunday evening as the Iron Dome missile-defense mistook bullets from the Gaza Strip for a fusillade of rockets.
The regional councils originally reported that the Iron Dome anti-missile system was said to have intercepted every rocket rocket. Continue Reading »
IDF’s Iron Dome intercepts two Gaza rockets in the third straight day of attacks emanating from the terrorist enclave, with a third landing in an open field in southern Israel while yet another rocket falls short, hitting a UNRWA school in Gaza.
By Matan Tzuri
Three consecutive Code Red Alerts were sounded Wednesday evening in the southern city of Sderot and the Negev Regional Council near the Gaza Strip, before the Iron Dome missile defense shot down two rockets, and another exploded in open space in Eshkol. It is the third day straight that quiet has been interrupted in Israeli towns and cities bordering the Palestinian enclave. Continue Reading »
‘Code Red’ alert siren sounds in southern Israel but rocket launch ‘failure’, as it falls & explodes in Gaza.
A Red Alert siren signaling an incoming rocket sounded in the Ashkelon area on Thursday at around 10 PM.
Rocket launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel – Archive Photo: Reuters
Locals reported hearing a loud noise north of Ashkelon. No damage or injuries were reported.
The IDF later announced that the siren was prompted by a failed rocket launch from Gaza.
Yuval Sadon, Chairwoman of the Ashkelon Students Union, related her fear of a new round of violence in the wake of the recent attacks: “I want to start the summer with a smile, to start the vacation free of worry.” she said. Continue Reading »
A rocket fired at Israel from Gaza on Saturday night triggered air raid sirens in the Ashkelon and Hof Ashkelon regions. The projectile apparently exploded in an open area, and security forces said they had begun to search for the rocket .
Rocket fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel. – File Photo: REUTERS
Early Wednesday morning the Israeli Air Force attacked 4 targets in the Gaza Strip which the IDF reports were part of Hamas’ terror infrastructure.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Palestinian media posted on Wednesday what they claim is footage of the IDF response to rockets fired at Israel from Gaza. In the video, several explosions can be seen in the distance, followed by smoke.
Explosions in Gaza from IDF retaliatory attack after rockets fired at Israel – 27.5.2015 – Screenshot
The Israeli Air Force attacked four targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday morning, following an earlier rocket attack on Israeli territory, the IDF spokesperson said. Continue Reading »
IDF is shortening the warning times for incoming Gaza rockets, saying the 15 seconds given was not enough time to find safety: Gaza Belt residents will be instructed to live in, or next to, protective shelters during future conflicts with Gaza.
By Tova Dvorin
Guidelines during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza gave a 15-second window to Gaza Belt residents to run to shelters in the event of a “Code Red” alarm – a short time to find safety.
Israelis find shelter from Gaza’s deadly rockets in a ‘converted’ sewage pipe – Reuters
But even 15 seconds is insufficient, a senior Home Front Command official revealed Wednesday – and during the next war, Gaza Belt residents may be instructed to live out of their shelters for the duration of the conflict.
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