Tag Archive for Sderot

Miracle in Sderot as Gaza rocket hits Yeshiva, no injuries reported

The building hit by the single rocket fired from Gaza is a Chabad Yeshiva, that also houses a synagogue and school. Earlier in the morning, a rocket was launched from Gaza but was intercepted by the Iron Dome.
– The residents in Southern Israel anticipate a ‘hot’ weekend.



A rocket struck Sderot late on Thursday night as sirens wailed along border communities in the South.

Following the sirens, residents reported hearing explosions. It was later found that a rocket directly impacted a building in Sderot. There were no injuries.

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IDF confirmed striking Hamas targets in Gaza after 2 rockets hit Sderot

According to an IDF report, the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted 2 of 8 rockets fired, with 2 successfully falling in Israel’s southern city of Sderot.
– One Israeli injured, with substantial damage to property.

By i24NEWS


IDF confirmed striking targets in Gaza on Wednesday in response to two rockets from Gaza which fell in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, lightly injuring two people according to medics at the scene.

According to IDF, the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two of eight rockets fired. Continue Reading »

Israel decided to evacuate Kiryat Shmona, Sderot in next military conflict

Israel’s PM and Defense Minister have accepted to initiate the IDF’s and the National Emergency Management Authority’s recommendation to evacuate Kiryat Shmona and/or Sderot residents, as well as nearby border town residents to protect them from rocket fire and the possibility of terrorist infiltration.

By Alex Fishman


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman have decided to completely evacuate Kiryat Shmona or Sderot in the case of a military conflict against Hezbollah in the north or Hamas in the south.

According to the evacuation plan, only residents whose job is vital for the continued operations of the city—such as municipality workers, police and rescue forces among others—would remain. Continue Reading »

Gaza Terror-Rocket Explodes Between Homes in Sderot, Israel

Police bomb disposal experts in the city of Sderot where gaza rocket exploded - Photo: Israel Police - משטרת ישראל Facebook


view videoTwo civilians were treated for shock, and property damage reported in the Sderot residential neighborhood, where an ISIS-affiliated terror group from Hamas’ controlled Gaza claimed responsibility for the morning terror-attack.

By Ido Ben Porat


A rocket fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip exploded in the western Negev town of Sderot Wednesday morning.

No physical injuries have been reported, but there was damage to a residential neighborhood and a number of people are being treated for shock. The rocket is said to have exploded in between two homes at around 10:20 a.m.

At 10:19 a.m. warning sirens were activated in the western Negev near the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

Israel retaliates after rocket fired into Sderot by hitting 4 Hamas targets in Gaza


Israel Air Force destroys Hamas targets that served as terror infrastructure in central & northern Gaza in retaliation after rocket fired at southern Israeli town. 



Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an IAF air strike in the east of Gaza City. – Photo: REUTERS

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Direct Hit on Sderot Kindergarten by Gaza Rocket Fired Friday Night


Israel Police Report: After “Color Red” warning siren was activated in Southern Israel, an explosion was heard by the residents in the city of Sderot, of the rocket fired by Palestinian terrorist from Gaza, that caused damage to a building, but no injuries.

By Elad Benari, Canada


The “Red Alert” rocket siren was heard on Friday night in the Sderot and the Shaar Hanegev area of southern Israel.

Damage caused to building in Sderot by rocket. – Photo: POLICE SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT

A rocket fired by Gaza terrorists exploded a short time later in an empty kindergarten in the city of Sderot. Continue Reading »

Israel Responds: IAF Jets Strike Gaza After Iron Dome Shot Down Palestinian Rocket



The Israeli Air Force reportedly struck a Hamas military training facility in the North of Gaza early Saturday morning in response to multiple rocket attacks from the coastal enclave the previous day.

Just before midnight Friday evening, an Iron Dome anti-rocket battery shot down a Gazan rocket over the southern city of Ashkelon.

Two rockets were fired by Palestinians in Gaza – Photo : Sderot Media Center

There were no injuries or damages, the IDF said. Continue Reading »

Four Irish visitors’ view of Israel’s ‘Troubles’

After a visit to Israel 2 weeks ago, a group of 4 Northern Irish shared their impressions.



Michael Copeland, a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, recalls a recent protest near his office in Belfast during Operation Protective Edge. “There was civil disorder, with people waving Palestinian and Israeli flags.” He also recalls how Israeli goods were removed from stores, one of many vignettes of how the conflict played itself out in Europe. “The world’s press does not do Israel great justice,” Copeland notes.

A FLAG comprising of various elements including the Ulster Banner and the Star of David

A FLAG comprising of various elements including the Ulster Banner and the Star of David.

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Israeli Children’s Rocket Alert Song Goes Viral

Developed by Joint Distribution Committee in 2008 for a Sderot kindergarten teacher, who wanted to do something to help the children in her class deal with air raid sirens and the ongoing rocket attacks against Israel.

This song is that much more relevant today.


The recent barrage of rockets fired by Hamas at Israel has revived the fortunes of a video developed in 2008 as part of a trauma intervention effort in Sderot by the Joint Distribution Committee.


Schoolchildren in Sderot, July 10, 2014. – Photo: Cheli Goldenberg

“The Code Red (Tzeva Adom) Song,” named for the code word for rocket attacks in Israel, is going viral on YouTube, with over 43,000 hits as of Friday morning for the version that was uploaded in 2012. Continue Reading »

1 of 2 Gaza Rocket Sets Sderot Plastic Factory on Fire

2 Gaza rockets fired at Sderot, one lands on open area, the 2nd sets local factory on fire. Local fire crews fight to keep the large chemical blaze from spreading to neighboring factories.

By Ari Yashar


Gaza terrorists fired two rockets on Israel on Saturday evening, hitting communities in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council area to the immediate east of the Hamas-enclave.

Ynet – screenshot

One rocket hit the “Denber” plastic factory in Sderot’s industrial area directly, causing a large fire to break out.

No injuries were reported from the strike, although the fire continues to rage as firefighting units struggle to put the blaze out. Continue Reading »

Israel Strikes Gaza after being hit by 7 Gaza rockets


IDF retaliates to Gaza’s firing salvo of seven rockets into southern Israel.

No injuries reported on the Israeli side.


Six rockets fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in southern Israel on Monday morning. One of the missiles hit a street in the city of Sderot, causing damage but no injuries.

The Israel Air Force  responded by attacking two targets in the southern Gaza Strip and other targets in the center. Direct strikes on the targets were reported and all aircraft returned safely to base, according to the Israel Defense Forces spokesman.

Gaza’s Ministry of Interior announced that two Palestinian security officers were injured in an airstrike on the al-Nuseirat refugee camp.

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Gaza Terrorists Barrage Southern Israel Firing 20 Rockets


IDF’s Iron Dome intercepts 3 rockets as residents in Southern Israel are told to stay within protected areas.



A barrage of rockets was fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel on Wednesday evening.


A trail of smoke is seen as a rocket is launched from the Palestinian Gaza Strip towards the southern Israeli city of Sderot on November 11, 2012. – Photo: AFP

At least 20 missiles struck various locations near the Strip. One missile hit Sderot, and others landed in the areas near Netivot, Shaar Hanegev Regional Council and Sdot Negev. Area residents have been called to stay within protected areas.

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Gaza Terrorists Fire Kassam Rocket at Southern Israel

Kassam rocket fired by terrorists from Gaza lands in an open area in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council without causing injury or damage.

By Elad Benari


Gaza-based terrorists fired a Kassam rocket at southern Israel on Tuesday evening.

The rocket exploded in an open area in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council, causing no physical injuries or damages.

Residents of Sderot and the surrounding area reported that they heard the “Red Alert” siren before the rocket exploded.

Last Wednesday, Gaza-based terrorists fired a rocket at Sderot. The rocket also exploded in an open field, causing no physical injuries or damages. Continue Reading »

Gaza Based Terrorists Fire Rocket at Southern Israel

Rocket fired at Israel’s southern city of Sderot explodes in an open field, not having required Iron Dome activation.

There were no physical injuries or reported damages.

By Elad Benari


Gaza-based terrorists fired a rocket at the southern Israeli city of Sderot on Wednesday night.

The rocket exploded in an open field, causing no physical injuries or damages.

Earlier on Wednesday evening, Gaza terrorists fired a rocket at southern Israel, but that rocket exploded within Gaza.

On Monday, a Gaza rocket was fired into the Ashkelon coast. It, too, exploded in an open area, and no physical injuries or damages were reported. Continue Reading »

ONLY IN ISRAEL: Town of Sderot inaugurates 1st rocket-proof train station

Now that their city is connected to the country’s national rail network, residents of Sderot will be able to reach Tel Aviv in just under 60 minutes.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu: This is a milestone in the realization of the vision of connecting all of Israel.

By Gadi Golan & Israel Hayom Staff



A new train station in the southern city of Sderot was inaugurated on Tuesday in a festive ceremony attended by top government officials.

Rocket-Proof Rail Station Opens in Sderot

Israel’s New Rocket-Proof Rail Station Opens in Sderot


By linking up to Israel’s national railway system, Sderot residents will be able to reach Tel Aviv in just under an hour. Continue Reading »