Israel Political Brief November 14, 2012: Rockets fired on Israel believed to have come from Sinai

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Rockets fired on Israel believed to have come from Sinai

Source: JTA, 11-14-12

Four rockets fired on southern Israel are believed to have come from the Sinai Peninsula….READ MORE 

Israel Political Brief June 6, 2012: Israel’s Air Force hits two Gaza weapons facilities

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Israel hits Gaza weapons facilities

Source: JTA, 6-6-12

Israel’s Air Force attacked what it said were two weapons storage facilities in the Gaza Strip.

Direct hits were identified in the early Wednesday morning attacks, according to statement from the Israel Defense Forces spokesperson’s office.

The statement said that the sites were targeted in response to rocket fire from Gaza on southern Israeli communities. So far in 2012, over 270 rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza, including at least two this week.

Last weekend, the Air Force struck three weapons production sites in central Gaza, and two terror tunnels. The Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported that the strikes hit a poultry farm and a naval police post.

Israel Brief August 22, 2011: Israel Home Front Command “No Need to Panic” about Southern Israel Rocket Attacks

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Israel: “No Need to Panic”

Source: Virtual Jerusalem, 8-22-11

While Israel’s skies are still raining rockets despite an alleged “ceasefire” local radio announcers are broadcasting bravery to bolster its citizens who are facing the fire.

After days in which mortar shells and missiles of all ranges have been fired rockets ashkelonat southern Israel, local radio announcers have been reviewing the defense instructions of Home Front Command – and stressing the importance of following them to the letter.

“When one hears the air raid siren, one must immediately proceed directly to a safe space,” a radio announcer quietly reminded his listeners in a calm voice during a recent broadcast on the popular local southern radio station, Radio Darom.

“One does not need to run, nor does one need to panic. There is a full minute’s travel time for the missile to reach Be’er Sheva from Gaza, 60 seconds, in which to find shelter – more than enough time,” he said soothingly, “so don’t run. Just don’t dawdle. If you are traveling in a car, park and leave the car. Knock on the nearest door or enter the nearest shelter.

“I am sure that anyone with a shelter will share their safe space with you in such times,” he added in a comforting tone. The announcer also reminded listeners not to leave the shelter for at least 10 minutes after impact is heard in order to be sure there is no secondary attack.

That last bit of information was especially important; Police Commissioner Yochanan Danino commented to reporters regretfully at one missile impact site last Friday, “This could have been prevented – this event could have ended with no casualties.”

He called on residents to stay indoors and avoid gathering in public places, even though many have expressed real curiosity about the Iron Dome anti-missile system and the desire to watch it in action.

“I know that the Iron Dome looks like fireworks (when it operates) and it draws people out on the streets,” Danino said, “but we must put a stop to it. We need to put our curiosity aside,” he appealed.

Even though the Hamas terrorist rulers of Gaza allegedly initiated a ceasefire late Sunday night, the so-called truce had already been violated more than a dozen times within its first 24 hours. It was also unclear how many of Gaza’s numerous terrorist organizations have actually signed on to cooperate with the agreement.

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Israel Political Brief: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu & Cabinet in Emergency Meeting as Attacks Continue

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Cabinet in Emergency Meeting as Attacks Continue

Source: Virtual Jerusalem, 8-21-11

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s cabinet of eight trusted ministers is to meet late Saturday night to discuss the ongoing attacks from Gaza. Hamas has declared open war and is allowing – and carrying out – frequent rocket attacks on southern Israel.

At least one person has been killed in the attacks netanyahu sternand dozens wounded, two of whom are in critical condition.

Top IDF brass will be present at the midnight meeting as well, to give the military and intelligence perspective on events. Commanders will update the ministers on the latest incidents, and will take part in discussing various possible responses.

A senior political source was quoted by IDF Army Radio on Saturday as saying that the government hopes to avoid an operation in Gaza. However, the statement was made prior to the barrage of at least five Grad Katyusha missiles on Be’er Sheva that killed one and wounded several others.

MKs from the National Union (Ichud Leumi) party called Saturday for the government to stop acting defensively and start hitting Hamas. MK Aryeh Eldad suggested “taking out all the heads of Hamas, tonight. From Ismail Haniyeh and Khaled Mashaal on down.”

Gaza terrorists have continued their attacks in recent hours, firing on several towns after hitting Be’er Sheva. No additional injuries have been reported.

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