Israel Brief May 7, 2013: Rockets from Syria land in Golan for second day

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Rockets from Syria land in Golan for second day

Source: JTA, 5-7-13

A mortar shell fired from Syria landed in the Golan Heights in Israel for the second straight day….READ MORE »

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Israel Brief May 6, 2013: Rockets fired from Syria strike Golan Heights

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Rockets fired from Syria strike Golan Heights

Source: JTA, 5-6-13

Two rockets fired from Syria hit the Golan Heights in Israel….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief November 22, 2012: Rocket in Lebanon aimed at Israel difused

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Rocket in Lebanon aimed at Israel difused

Source: JTA, 11-23-12

The Lebanese Army defused a rocket located in southern Lebanon aimed at northern Israel, the third caught before launch this week….READ MORE

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 October 9, 2012: Barrage of rockets fired from Gaza strike Israel

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Barrage of rockets fired from Gaza strike Israel

Source: JTA, 10-9-12

More than 30 rockets and mortars were fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief August 5, 2012: Dozens of Rockets, Mortars Fired into Israel after Israeli Strike on Gaza Terror Squad

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Dozens of rockets, mortars fired into Israel after Israeli strike on terror squad

Source: JTA, 8-5-12

Dozens of rockets and mortar shells were fired into southern Israel after Israel’s Air Force struck a terrorist squad in Gaza, killing one….READ MORE

 

Israel Political Brief June 24, 2012: Rockets Still Falling on Southern Israel Despite Egypt Brokered Truce with Gazan Terrorist Groups

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Despite truce, rockets still falling on Israel

Source: JTA, 6-24-12

Rockets continued to fall on southern Israel despite a truce with Gazan terrorist groups.

The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted five rockets fired at Ashkelon shortly after the truce, which was mediated by Egypt, went into effect at 8 p.m. Sunday. Several rockets also hit southern Israel on Sunday.

An Israeli man, 50, was seriously injured by shrapnel when a rocket exploded near a factory in Sderot.  A school in Sderot also was damaged by rocket fire.

Israel struck several targets in Gaza over the weekend, according to the Israeli military, including a terror cell about to detonate a rocket. Hamas reported that at least three Palestinians were killed in retaliatory attacks over the weekend, including a child and a terrorist.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the start of the regularly scheduled Cabinet meeting on Sunday said “the IDF is taking strong action against those who are attacking us and it will take even stronger action if need be. Our policy is to use force in order to restore security and quiet to the residents of the south.”

At least 150 rockets fired from Gaza have struck southern Israel since the cross-border attacks began last week, the Israel Defense Forces reported.

 

Israel Political Brief June 19, 2012: Hamas claims responsibility for firing rockets at Southern Israel

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Hamas claims responsibility for firing rockets at Israel

Source: JTA, 6-19-12

Hamas has claimed responsibility for firing 10 long-range missiles into southern Israel.

Hamas said Tuesday evening that its armed wing, Izzaddin al-Kassam, fired 10 Grad missiles into Israel in the afternoon. At least 40 rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel on Tuesday.

Hamas also took responsibility for firing several rockets late Monday night that landed in Ashkelon but did not cause any damage or injuries. The Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported that the rockets were targeting a nearby military base. Hamas controls the Gaza Strip.

Following the attack, the Israeli Air Force fired early Tuesday morning on what it called a terrorist cell planting explosives near Israel’s border with Gaza. Ma’an reported that two 16-year-old boys were killed in the strike.

At least  40 rockets have been fired into southern Israel from Gaza on Tuesday, the Israel Defense Forces said. Residents of communities near the Gaza border have been put on high alert and told to stay close to bomb shelters….READ MORE

Israel Brief November 29, 2011: First Rockets from Lebanon strike Israel since 2009

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Rockets from Lebanon strike Israel

Source: JTA, 11-29-11

Four Katyusha rockets were fired into northern Israel from Lebanon — the first rockets to be fired on the area since 2009.

The rockets fired late Monday night caused damage to two buildings in the western Galilee and struck a gas tank, causing a fire that took firefighters hours to control. No one was injured in the attacks.

The Sheikh Abdullah Azzam Brigades, which is affiliated with al-Qaida, on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attacks. The Israel Defense Forces had said that it did not believe that Hezbollah fired the rockets.

Israel reportedly shelled the area from where the rockets were fired, causing no damage.

The IDF said in a statement that it holds the Lebanese government and the Lebanese army responsible for preventing attacks on Israel. It also said that the attack is “a blatant violation of U.N. Resolution 1701,” which ended the Second Lebanon War.

The United Nations International Force in Lebanon said it would maintain calm on the border in the wake of the attacks.

Israel Political Brief November 27, 2011: Israel strikes Gaza terror sites in response to rocket attacks

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Israel strikes Gaza terror sites in response to rockets

Source: JTA, 11-27-11

The Israel Air Force struck what it called “terror activity sites” in Gaza in response to rockets fired on southern Israel.

The Israel Defense Forces said it hit the two sites, one in southern Gaza and one in central Gaza, overnight Saturday after rockets fired from Gaza struck the northwest Negev. No injuries were reported in the rocket attack on the northwest Negev.

Two Israelis were killed and residential areas in southern Israel were damaged last month in rocket attacks that emanated from Gaza.

Israel Political Brief October 30, 2011: Second cease-fire between Israel, Gaza reportedly brokered

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Second cease-fire between Israel, Gaza reportedly brokered

Source: JTA, 10-30-11

Rockets from Gaza continued to hit southern Israel as a second cease-fire in less than 24 hours was scheduled to go into effect.

 

Egypt reportedly continued to negotiate a cease-fire for Sunday night in an effort to stem a weekend assault of rockets and mortars on southern Israel.

The Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command on Sunday night announced that there were no more  restrictions on public gatherings, meetings, schools, non-essential jobs or shopping centers. Though the lifting of the ban means that schools can open as usual on Monday after being closed on Sunday, several southern Israeli communities such as Ashdod, Ashkelon, Beersheba and Gan Yavne announced that schools would remain closed on Monday.

At least 39 rockets and mortars pounded Israel’s South over the weekend, including 11 on Sunday morning. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attacks. The attacks left an Israeli father of four dead and dozens wounded.

“We will do anything to defend Israeli civilians,” said Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Sunday afternoon following a meeting with security and intelligence officials. “I advise the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist organizations not to test our capabilities.”

Early Sunday afternoon, reports that Islamic Jihad had accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire surfaced following several hours of calm. That cease-fire came to an end Sunday afternoon when Israel’s Air Force struck a terror cell about to launch a rocket from Gaza to Israel.

At least one member of the terror cell was killed in the Sunday afternoon attack, according to reports.

Several long-range Grad missiles hit in and near cities throughout southern Israel, including Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gan Yavne and Beersheba. A school and a private home were damaged in the attacks, and several cars were burned. Some 200,000 children stayed home from school, and several colleges and Ben-Gurion University did not open for the start of the new academic year on Sunday as scheduled….READ MORE

Israel Brief August 25, 2011: Gaza Rocket Fire Continues to Rain on Southern Israel

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Rocket Fire on Southern Israel Continues

Source: Virtual Jerusalem, 8-25-11

More than 20 rockets were fired on southern Israel from Gaza during the night with strikes on Beersheva, Ashkelon, Sderot, Ofakim, Netivot and villages in the region, “IDF Radio” (Galei Zahal) reported. An 11-month old baby was lightly injured by the blast on one of the kibbutzim in the area. Damage was reported to a house in Sderot this morning.

The Iron Dome defense system successfully intercepted rockets kassam rocket from gazathat were fired on Beersheva and Ashkelon. Life has yet to return to normal in the region and cultural and sporting events including Ligat Ha’Al soccer matches that were postponed at the weekend and scheduled for last night had to be put off again on orders from the IDF.

In response to the ongoing attacks, the IDF bombed a band of Palestinians in Gaza firing kassam rockets. Reports say that six Palestinians were killed. The IDF also reported that during the night aircraft attacked a building used to store weapons in the northern Gaza strip, and that there were accurate hits.

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More than 20 rockets from Gaza hit Israel

Source: JTA, 8-25-11

Terrorists in Gaza renewed rocket attacks on Israel, ending a brief lull.

More than 20 rockets were fired at Israel overnight Wednesday through Thursday afternoon. A 9-month-old baby was wounded when a rocket hit a home near Ashkelon. One rocket was intercepted near Beersheba by the Iron Dome missile defense system, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Israel Air Force planes on Wednesday night struck several targets in Gaza, including a weapons storage facility, a smuggling tunnel and a weapons manufacturing site, the IDF said. At least four Palestinians were killed and 20 injured in the attacks, Palestinian sources told Israeli media.

The attacks followed a day of quiet that came after five days in which southern Israel was struck by more than 100 rockets and shells fired from Gaza. The outburst followed Israeli airstrikes that came in the wake of the terrorist attack a week ago near Eilat in which eight Israelis were killed.

Israel Brief August 24, 2011: Israel strikes terrorist as Gaza rockets hit Israel, Egypt

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Israel strikes terrorist as Gaza rockets hit Israel, Egypt

Source: JTA, 8-24-11

An Egyptian woman was injured when rockets from Gaza struck the border town of Rafah, and an Israeli airstrike killed a terrorist operative as cross-border fire interrupted a fragile cease-fire.

Israel’s Air Force targeted the car of a local Islamic Jihad leader in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. The early Wednesday morning strike came after the Air Force struck Gaza terrorists preparing to fire rockets into Israel’s south. The dead terrorist leader reportedly was responsible for funding last week’s coordinated attacks on Israeli civilian vehicles.

Later Wednesday, at least two rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel.

A cease-fire reportedly negotiated by Egypt with Hamas and the smaller terrorist groups has been mostly holding despite the small breaches.

Also Wednesday, an Egyptian woman was lightly injured when a rocket fired from Gaza landed in the Egyptian town of Rafah, striking a residential area, and not the desert, as has been the case in the past.

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