Tag Archive for mortar attacks

Barrage of 27 Gaza mortar shells launched at Israel, kindergarten hit


Gaza’s barrage on southern Israel began at 6:59am Tuesday morning, triggering 24 consecutive ‘Code Red’ alert sirens; IDF Spokesman says vast majority were intercepted by Iron Dome or landed in open space.
– No casualties were reported.

By Matan Tzuri, Yoav Zitun and Elior Levy


A salvo of twenty-seven mortar shells were fired on Tuesday morning at Israeli towns surrounding the Gaza Strip, with at least two exploding inside the communities, one in a kindergarten yard.

No one was injured in the continuous barrage which began at 6:59am, triggering 24 consecutive Code Red alert sirens to blare throughout the region, and local residents were told shortly after they could leave their bomb shelters and return to normality. Continue Reading »

IDF retaliatory strike destroys Syrian mortar position that fired on Israel

After the IDF response to the Syrian mortar fired on Israel, an Army spokesperson said, “The IDF views the Syrian regime as responsible for everything in its territory and will not tolerate any attempt to harm the sovereignty of the State of Israel and the security of its residents.”



The IDF fired on a Syrian-regime position after a mortar shell landed near the security fence on the northern Golan Heights on Monday, the army announced.

The shell, which hit Israeli territory, is believed to be spillover from fighting across the border in Syria.

AN IDF M109 self-propelled 155 mm artillery fire (file) – Photo IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

In response, the IDF fired a precision artillery strike on a Syrian military position in the area from which the mortar was fired. Continue Reading »

IAF jets destroy Hamas ‘terror targets’ in Gaza after multiple mortar fire at Israel

In response to multiple mortar fire on southern Israel, the IDF responded strongly in Gaza; despite no damage or injuries from the attacks yesterday were reported, an IDF spokesperson said, “The IDF will continue to use all means to thwart attempts to attack the citizens of Israel. The IDF will not allow any breach of Israeli sovereignty.”

By i24NEWS

Israeli fighter jets bombed “terror targets” in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for rocket fire at southern Israel, a military spokesperson said early on Thursday.

“In response to the projectiles fired at southern Israeli communities throughout yesterday from the Gaza Strip, IAF (Israeli air force) fighter jets targeted a significant terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip,” Israeli forces said in a statement.

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IDF responds after Syrian mortar explodes in Israel


No reported causalities or damage after Syrian war spillover, when a mortar explodes near the border fence on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights Wednesday night.

By Meir Ohayon, Yoav Zitun and Nadav Papu


Earlier in the evening, a mortar shell fired from a tank in Syria exploded in open territory in the Golan Heights along Israel’s northern border. The IDF attacked a Syrian army post in retaliation.

mortar – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

The IDF believes the shell was not intentionally fired at Israel, but was rather spillover from the fighting near the border between the Syrian army and rebels trying to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad. Continue Reading »

Israel Air Force hits multiple Hamas targets in Gaza after mortar attack on southern Israel


IAF jets launch reprisal attacks overnight, taking out 3 Hamas terror targets after a mortar shell fired from Gaza explodes in southern Israel Wednesday evening.

By Yoav Zitun and Elior Levi


The IDF launched a fresh wave of airstrikes overnight Wednesday against three Hamas terror targets in the Gaza Strip. The move comes as a retaliation for the firing of artillery shells on the Eshkol Regional Council late Wednesday.

The IDF spokesperson’s Unit said that it held Hamas exclusively responsible for all activities in the strip and would continue to operate in a determined manner in order to maintain peace and quiet for Israel’s southern residents

The mortar shells exploded near the border fence shortly before midnight Wednesday but no red alert siren was sounded.

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Israeli jets hit Hamas targets Saturday after Gaza rocket fired at Israeli civilians


Although, this was the first rocket fired over the past week that targeted Israeli civilians, some 16 mortar shells in at least 12 different attack, were fired this week at IDF troops in attempts to deter their searching for terror-tunnels on Israel’s side of the Gaza border.

By Matan Tzuri & Yoav Zitun


Israel Air Force (IAF) fighter jets attacked two Hamas targets in the southern Gaza Strip early Saturday in retaliation for a rocket fired at Israeli civilians.

Archive photo of rocket fired from Gaza at Israel – Photo: Roee Idan

The rocket, fired shortly after midnight, exploded in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council. Continue Reading »

New IDF Radar For Mortars Add 7-8 Seconds Warning for Civilians to Seek Cover


Newly improved radar alert system for mortars to be operational by the middle of October, IDF reports.



A new radar system to detect mortars was successfully tested recently, and will improve the alert warning time for incoming projectiles by 7-8 seconds, the IDF announced on Sunday.

IDF Southern Command and security firms have already stationed the systems, which will probably start operating by the middle of next month.

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Sirens Automatically Activated When Syria Fired 2 Mortars Into Northern Israel

IDF officials confirm mortars were probably ‘spillover’ from fighting in Syrian Golan, where heavy battles have been ongoing in recent hours.
No injuries reported.

By Ron Ben-Yishai & Ahiya Raved


Two mortars fell in northern Israel early Tuesday afternoon, shortly after air raid sirens blared throughout the area of Kibbutz Ein Zivan in the northern Golan Heights, warning of fire from Syria. Local residents reported hearing blasts in the area shortly after.

The mortars landed in an open area near orchards and a UN base.  The IDF has confirmed that the two mortars were errant fire from battles raging in Syria, near the border with Israel, and not an intentional attack.
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Hamas Arrests Gaza Terrorists Responsible for Mortar Fire on Israel


Israeli defense officials report that Hamas has arrested the renegade terrorists responsible for a non-sanctioned mortar attack on Israel’s southern region.

By Ben Ariel


Senior defense officials said on Tuesday night that Hamas has arrested the terrorists who were responsible for the mortar fire on the Eshkol region earlier in the evening.

According to the officials, Hamas had passed a message to Israel after the shooting that it would arrest and punish those responsible for the shooting, and did just that.

One official quoted by Channel 2 News said that Hamas was quick to react and arrest the terrorists, fearing that the fighting in Gaza would resume. Continue Reading »

1st Israeli killed in Golan Heights as a direct result of the Syrian Civil War


Mortar shell explodes near moving civilian vehicle, killing 15 yr-old & seriously injuring up to 4 others.

IDF responds firing into Syrian city of Quneitra.

By AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff


At least one person is dead and several are injured in an explosion on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights Sunday, after an explosive device was detonated near a passing vehicle.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Office just confirmed that two people were injured and one killed in the blast, and that the attack was carried out against “civilian sub-contractors for the Ministry of Defense.” Continue Reading »

Gaza Fired Mortars Directed At IDF Force – No Injuries


3 mortar shells were launched towards Israeli soldiers near Israel-Gaza border fence with no injuries or damage reported.

Gaza: Israel’s Air Force retaliated leaving 2 Palestinians moderately injured.

By Yoav Zitun

Palestinians shot three mortar shells Thursday morning on an area where an IDF force was engaging in routine activity on the Israeli side of the security barrier in the southern Gaza Strip. There were no casualties and no damage was caused.

IDF Merkava tank near Gaza Strip (Archive photo: EPA)

IDF Merkava tank near Gaza Strip – Archive photo: EPA

Palestinian sources in the Gaza Strip reported that the IDF attacked the two-man cell responsible for the mortar fire, causing both moderate injuries. Continue Reading »

Gazas fires mortar into Israel, none wounded

Mortar lands in Eshkol area with no injuries or damage.

Attack from Gaza comes day after Israel treated Hamas PM’s granddaughter in Israeli hospital.

Terrorist reportedly killed in accidental explosion in Gaza City.



A mortar shell fired into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip landed in the Eshkol Regional Council area on Tuesday morning.

Once AgainNo injuries or damage were reported in the attack.

IDF soldiers were operating in the area where the mortar shell landed near the Gaza border fence.

Meanwhile on Tuesday, a Palestinian terrorist was killed and four others were injured in an accidental explosion in Gaza City, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported. Continue Reading »

Gaza Terrorists Fire Shells into Southern Israel

Luckily, no physical injuries or damages as Hamas allows Mortar shell to be fired by Gaza terrorists  into Eshkol Regional Council. 

By Elad Benari, Canada


Terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a mortar shell at southern Israel on Friday evening.

Once AgainThe mortar exploded in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council. There were no physical injuries or damages.

Local residents said that the “Red Alert” siren which usually warns them about rocket attacks did not sound.

Several days ago, the “Red Alert” siren was heard in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council and in communities in the Gaza belt. Continue Reading »

Gaza Fires 2 Mortar Shells That Hit Southern Israel

Terror Attacks from Gaza militants continue as 2 mortar shells hit Eshkol region in southern Israel.

By Maayana Miskin


Gaza terrorists fired two mortar shells at the southern Negev early on Sunday afternoon. The shells exploded in the Eshkol region, but did not cause injury.

Once AgainThe military has advised agricultural workers in the area to seek shelter.

Last week terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a mortar shell that hit the Eshkol region. Less than a week earlier, a projectile fired from Gaza hit southern Israel.

Recently, Hamas’ “military wing” has admitted to being behind an attempted attack involving a “terror tunnel” leading from Gaza to an Israeli kibbutz. Continue Reading »

Mortar Shell Fired from Gaza Hits Southern Israel, No Casualties

Once again, terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza attack civilians by firing a mortar shell on the Eshkol Regional in southern Israel, Sunday night.

By Elad Benari


Terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a mortar shell that hit the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel on Sunday night, causing no casualties or damage.

exploded shell - Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

exploded shell (archives) – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

“A mortar shell fired from Gaza exploded in an open area near the southern part of the Strip,” an IDF spokeswoman told AFP.

Last Wednesday, a projectile fired from Gaza hit southern Israel, also causing no injuries or damage, in the first attack from the Hamas-controlled territory since August 18. Continue Reading »