Skip to comments.Gazans bombard southern Israel in massive rocket attack
Posted on 03/12/2014 11:56:31 AM PDT by standingfirm
Dozens of rockets as well as mortar rounds were fired from the Gaza Strip Wednesday at southern Israeli towns. Hours later the IDF fired tank shells at what it termed terror targets in the Strip.
Israeli reports put the number of rockets at over 60, and Islamic Jihad, which took responsibility for the attack, said it had fired 90 rockets at Israel. The organization said in a statement that it had launched an ongoing military operation, which it termed Breaking the Silence.
No Israeli casualties were initially reported in the largest attack from the Strip since Operation Pillar of Defense in late 2012.
Most of the rockets fell in open areas, though one rocket landed in the center of Sderot. In all, damage was reported in two impact sites.
Four consecutive alarms were heard by residents of Sderot as well as the nearby Eshkol Regional Council. Residents throughout the entire region were instructed to remain in protected areas. Explosions were heard in Sderot, Netivot and surrounding areas.
Some of the rockets were reported to have been launched from the east Gaza City neighborhood of Shujaiyya.
IAF jets were reportedly flying over the Strip, apparently
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I’m sure the west will call for “restraint”
The Israelis should cut power and water to the Gaza Strip. Period. Just stop it. And wall up any access points from Gaza into Israel. No one in through Israel. No one out through Israel.
Which side will get sympathy and help from our administration?
And it was just exactly this period of time that the phony activist Medea Benjamin planned to be in Gaza for the so-called Women’s Day. She’s earned the status of being listed as a terrorist group.
Religion of peace my hip pockets. A religion, or rather, a cult of murder, rape, pedophiles, thieves, punks, and liars. Darn, sounds like the Obama administration.
Only on Israel’s part. Where is the condemnation of the rocket attacks?
I see on Breitbart that crazy Iran is saying their hand is on the trigger to destroy Israel. I can’t help but wonder if this missing jet is going to show up, equipped with a bomb.
God protect Israel.
Israel, send the Gazans back home to Egypt, retake the Sinai, and then announce your readiness for a genuine (for a change!) peace...
I think we all know the answer to that.
Wars and rumors of wars on every corner...
If that is the plan, it’s a high likelihood that the plane will explode on the tarmac during loading.
Call it a “work incident”.
“The Islamic Jihad took responsibility for firing some of the rockets at Israel, and indicated that the attack was retaliation for the Tuesday killing at the hands of the IDF of three Islamic Jihad operatives as they prepared to fire at Israel from the Gaza Strip.”
Israel should just mow the Gaza Strip down, and everything in it.
And pushing the people there into the Sinai.
The Islamic Jihad took responsibility for firing some of the rockets at Israel, and indicated that the attack was retaliation for the Tuesday killing at the hands of the IDF of three Islamic Jihad operatives as they prepared to fire at Israel from the Gaza Strip.
The Al-Quds Brigades responded to (Israeli) aggression with a volley of rockets, the group said in a statement Wednesday, minutes after the rocket attack.
So, jihadis try an attack on Israel, it is foiled by the IDF, so the jihadis "retaliate" because of Israeli "aggression"?!?
It's not "aggression" when you're defending yourself from attack. The attackers are the "aggressors". And how is it "retaliation" against you when you attempted to instigate harm initially? That's not "retaliation". It's "damn, you caught us the first time we tried to hurt you, so now we'll try again."
What a bunch of morons those jihadists are.
DEBKAfile March 12, 2014, 7:39 PM (IST)
Israel tanks fired at two terrorist targets in southern Gaza after the pro-Iranian Jhad Islami claimed responsibility for firing up to 70 rockets in a continuous barrage Wednesday against the Shear Hanegev region and the towns of Sderot and Netivot. Many thousands of citizens warned by red alerts ran for shelter and were warned by the authorities to stay there. No immediate reports of casualties but damage was caused to property."
“Residents in the Beit Hanoun area of Gaza said they saw an Israeli strike hit a rocket launcher squad.”
Quick, ,someone send Kerry to South Israel!
my educated guesstimater tells me an invasion of Gaza is imminent - or should be!
I'd take a lesson from Iran's intention to Israelis, and push for pushing Gazans in a somewhat different direction. Northwest, about 50 miles should do.
I recalled the nutcase Benjamin chick was going to be there and just assumed the ragheads would put on a show-and-tell for her. This must be it.
Ariel Sharon gave the gazas more of a break than they ever deserved. They took the opportunity and, true to form, peed all over it.
I’ve always felt the Israeli’s shortcoming in Gaza is not making it expensive for them, the gazas, to shoot a rocket. I’ve pretty much felt that each rocket should cost the gazas about 100 yards of Israeli frontage. The only thing these 12th century dunderheads respond to is overwhelming force and loss of land.
Firing those tank guns as well as the 155’s flat out at whatever low rent piece of rabkrap is in the next 100 yards should be a low cost way of clearing space to move the fence back——once for ech rocket. The Gazans need a “come to allah” moment when they realize there is no future, and it ain’t funny or cute, to take cheap shots at Israel.
Why did it take 'hours'?..............It should have been minutes.................
God has Israel in his arms.
Her enemies will be obliterated from the face of the earth...........
I’m surprised the Israelis don’t have radar-guided return-fire artillery. Even better would be semi-sentient AUTOMATED radar-guided return-fire artillery.
The Israelis should fight back with trigonometry.
Specifically with unmanned surveillance balloons they could have extensive real time observation of the vast majority of the Strip.
And then they could use even more trigonometry, when they detect Paleos setting up mortar and rocket positions, to stick artillery rounds in their ear before they can even launch.
I would go a step further with a bit of wit. In that the Paleos have no problem with using human shields to protect their launch sites, the Israelis could respond by crafting air burst artillery rounds that contain high expansion anti-riot “sticky foam”.
Sticky foam is a goo that when it lands on people or objects becomes a very gummy, sticky substance that soon hardens and is a major pain to remove. A relatively small amount of it can immobilize a person, and getting it off equipment, in this case mortars and rocket tubes, is several hours of hard work. And if they try to fire that weapon, the round will blow up in the tube.
“Quick, someone send Kerry to South Israel!”
No, before Israel retaliates, send Kerry to the east Gaza City neighborhood of Shujaiyya (heh, heh).
Jehovah needs to let Israel go ahead and get about doing that...
“I see on Breitbart that crazy Iran is saying their hand is on the trigger to destroy Israel. I cant help but wonder if this missing jet is going to show up, equipped with a bomb.”
And Israel should mention to the Palis that any rockets or missiles fired at Israel from anywhere that has a trajectory pointing at Gaza or the West Bank will not be shot down by the Israelis. That includes Iran WMD.
Keep reminding tha Palis that an Iranian nuke hitting Israel will more than likely wipe out the Palestinian people. They may want to dwell on that for awhile.
Israeli Foreign Minister Liberman: I will vote against any limited operation.
Yeah, that’s what I was thinking as well
Report: IAF hit 29 terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip Wednesday night.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Unless Israel want's to govern Gaza, it probably doesn't make sense to retake it. Killing terrorists works, who knows, one day there may be a joint operation of some sort with Egypt, maybe serving as the anvil in the Sinai. But I doubt Egypt want's Gaza either. Obama would give it to the Brotherhood.
Islamic Jihad, which took responsibility for the attack, said it had fired 90 rockets at Israel. The organization said in a statement that it had launched an ongoing military operation, which it termed Breaking the Silence.I'd support "Operation Restoring the Silence", which would involve driving every last Arab squatter out of Gaza.
They do, can even do counter fire against mortars. That’s why the terrorists fire from amongst the civilian population. Same problem we have with drones. No one ever blames the terrorists for dead civilians.
I think the Palis make a point of firing from things like the roof of a school, just to ensure that any counter-fire will cause lots of children casualties.
Once lasers get a bit more advanced, There will be one less excuse for the ragheads. And they are getting close now.
John Effin' wants to make the West Bank into a similar free fire zone
Sounds like a good plan.
the muzzies are trying to provoke an Israeli invasion of gaza so that they can say that Israel is the aggressor. same old muzzie MO.
Iran and Hamas are ticked off about the ship load of weapons Israel bagged : )
12th Century? Sounds pretty modern for ragheads.
Isn't it about the same is this stuff? It takes several days to get it off your fingers.
It is like that times a dozen. Its biggest problem as a less than lethal technique is that if it is sprayed on the face, a person could easily suffocate. Likewise, the solvents used to dissolve it are harsh, and you have to use enough of them to possibly damage the skin.
In this case, if it could be deployed by a projectile, which is a big if, equipment and personnel in its zone would be messed up a lot. Kind of the purpose of the exercise.
Tanakh, Jewish Publication Society
...And he said: 'It is Elijah the Tishbite.'
1:9 Then the king sent unto him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to him; and, behold, he sat on the top of the hill. And he spoke unto him: `O man of God, the king hath said: Come down.' 1:10 And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty: 'If I be a man of God, let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty.' And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.
1:11 And again he sent unto him another captain of fifty with his fifty. And he answered and said unto him: 'O man of God, thus hath the king said: Come down quickly.'
1:12 And Elijah answered and said unto them: 'If I be a man of God, let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty.'...
Even I can see the connection, when the Army comes for the man/men of ELoHIM fire/war comes...
Pray for Israel’s safety.