Tuesday, August 26, 2014

IDF Operation Protective Edge - August 26, 2014


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8:00pm Hamas Victory in Gaza includes: No Water, No Electricity, 350,000 refugees. All they get is the opening of the humanitarian conveys via the border crossings with israel (which Israel keeps open anyway).

There will be discussions about an air/sea port for Gaza, but nothing is promised.

Israel will discuss the demilitarization of Gaza, but nothing is promised.

The cease fire has no stated end point.
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8pm Antisemitism in New York Jewish couple attacked...

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/anti-semitic-thugs-attacks-jewish-couple-in-new-york-city/2014/08/26/

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7:58pm Update 1 dead and 6 injured in Eshkol attack.

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/1-dead-2-badly-wounded-in-gaza-rocket-attack-on-southern-israel/2014/08/26/Upda
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(Channel 2).
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7:47pm Gaza celebrates "victory"



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7:46pm Channel 2 reports 1 Israeli killed and 2 seriously wounded in an Israeli Gaza border community (in the Eshkol region) from the mega rocket fire over the past hour. (before the 7:15 ceasefire started)

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7:43pm Ceasefire seems to have started. The Egyptian plan says Israel must immediately open up the border crossing points. 

Over the next month discussions of the following:
Israel demands the demilitarization of Gaza
Hamas demands a (duty free weapons bonanza) sea port.
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7:34pm Roundup for past 25 minutes:

7:15 Eshkol
7:14 Eshkol
7:09 Shaar HaNegev

Hamas claims cease fire has started. Reports of Gaza celebrations.

Channel 10 reports that the IDF has been instructed to stop attacking Gaza (I didn't notice what we were attacking).

Reports of 3 seriously wounded Israelis from the past hour's mega rocket barrage from Gaza.

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7:05pm Beeri (again)
7:05pm That was the shortest ceasefire in history
7:05pm Beeri. Otef Aza
7:05pm Yad Mordechai x 2
7:02 pm no ceasefire
7:00pm Ceasefire?
6:59 pm Continuing rocket barrage Ashkelon
6:59pm Ashkelon.
6:58 pm Rocket barrage Hof Ashkelon, Ashkelon
6:57 pm Rocket alert Eshkol
6:56 pm More alerts Ashdod area, Gan Yavne, Merkaz Shapira
6:55 pm Multiple rocket alerts Ashdod, Be'er Tuvia, Merkaz Shapira
6:55 pm Rocket alert Eshkol region
6:53 pm Ongoing attacks on Be'er Sheva, more alerts Eshkol region
6:52 pm Multiple rocket alerts Be'er Sheva, Ofakim
6:52 pm Rocket alert Shaar HaNegev
6:51 pm Multiple rocket alerts Shaar HaNegev
6:50 pm Rocket alert Eshkol
6:49 pm Rocket alert Eshkol
6:48 pm More rockets Netivot
6:47 pm Barrage at Netivot, Sdot Negev, Shaar HaNegev
6:46 pm Yet another rocket alert in Eshkol region
6:44 Rocket alerts Eshkol, Be'er Sheva
6:42 pm Rocket barrage Eshkol region
6:41 pm Another rocket alert Be'er Sheva
6:40 pm Rocket alert Be'er Sheva
6:37 pm Another rocket alert in Eshkol region
6:35 pm Multiple rocket alerts Eshkol
6:30 pm Multiple rocket alerts Eshkol region
6:27pm Rocket alert Kerem Shalom
6:20 rocket alert Hof Ashkelon
6:06pm Rocket alert Eshkol Region
6:00pm Multiple Rocket alerts Ashkelon
5:57pm More Rocket alerts Eshkol Region
5:55pm Rocket Alert Eshkol Region... Ofakim...
5:53-5:54pm Ongoing Barrage of Rocket alerts Ashdod... Kiriyat Malachi... Beer Tuvia and surrounding areas
5:52pm Multiple Rocket alerts Eshkol Region
5:48pm Multiple rocket alerts Shaar HaNegev
5:48pm Barrage of Rocket alerts Eshkol Region
5:29 pm Multiple rocket alerts Eshkol
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5:22pm Gosh, so who do we believe?

Arabs say there is a truce, and only waiting for Netanyahu to agree (PA says Israel has agreed):

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/israel-to-decide-on-truce-with-hamas-this-morning/2014/08/26... See More
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4:49 pm Another rocket alert Kerem Shalom, multiple alerts Shaar HaNegev
4:49 pm Rocket alert Kerem Shalom
4:11 pm Rocket alerts Sderot, Hof Ashkelon, Shaar HaNegev
4:05-06 Rocket barrage Hof Ashkelon, Ashkelon industrial area
3:28 Multiple rocket alerts Sderot and surrounding areas, Hof Ashkelon, Shaar HaNegev
3:21 pm Rocket alert Shaar HaNegev
2:30 pm Rocket alert Be'eri
2:28 pm Rocket alert Eshkol
2:19 pm Another rocket alert Be'eri
2:16 pm Rocket alert Kerem Shalom
2:08 pm Rocket alert Be'eri (Eshkol)
2:07 pm Rocket alert Kissufim (Eshkol region) x 2
2:02-03 pm Rocket barrage Ashkelon, Hof Ashkelon, Ashdod
1:02pm Sdot Negev, Shaar Negev
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1:01pm This is interesting...

The Prime Minister's office told JewishPress.com that Israel has no negotiators in Cairo, and haven't had any there since the ceasefire was broken.

They also said that Israel is not involved in any ceasefire talks in Cairo or anywhere else.

And for good measure added, "Israel will not negotiate under fire".

Hmmmm.

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/pmo-no-negotiations-under-fire-period/2014/08/26/

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12:58 pm Sdot Negev, Shaar Negev
12:36 pm Ashkelon Coast

11:38 am More damn rockets from Gaza. POOR ESHKOL.
11:23 am Eshkol region
11:20 am Eshkol region rocket alert.
11:03 am Eshkol region
11:06 am Eshkol region
11:13 am Eshkol region

11:02 am Eshkol Region
10:38am Rocket alert Kerem Shalom
10:33am Rocket alert Kerem Shalom
10:31am Rocket alert Kerem Shalom
10:22am Rocket alert Shaar HaNegev
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9:46am Rocket alert Eshkol Region
9:40am Rocket alert Eshkol Region
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9:33am (Israel to decide this morning whether to call the agreement with Hamas a truce or a surrender)

Egypt is waiting for an answer from Israel, if the government accepts the terms. The Gazans on their part have agreed.

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/israel-to-decide-on-truce-with-hamas-this-morning/2014/08/26/
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9:26am In 7:06am rocket strike on home in Ashkelon, 21 people were lightly injured, and another 20 people were treated for shock.

Most of the injuries were from broken glass.

The parents were moving the children to the bomb shelter when the rocket directly hit the parent's bedroom.

Several homes around the hit home were damaged.
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8:24am Rocket alert Eshkol Region
8:19am rocket alert Eshkol Region
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7:23am IDF Spox Video (English) on the terror infestation in Gaza.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfQ5jBDpqbM&feature=youtu.be

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7:11am Rocket alert Eshkol region
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7:10am Terror target hit in Gaza last night by IAF airstrike....see building before and after photos of a 13 story building terror target.

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7:06am Direct hit on a house in the Ashkelon region. No known reports of injuries at this time.

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6:57am As we wait for reports on the previous rocket strike....here are where the sirens went off...

6:47am At 6:32am minutes ago...there was a simultaneous, large scale rocket attack on Israel....Ashkelon....Ashdod...Tel Aviv...Herziliya...Hod Ha Sharon...Yahud (near the airport)...Savyon...Rosh Haayin...Shoham...

Direct hit reported on a building in the Ashkelon area....emergency forces responding.
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1:10am Nature abhors a vacuum.

If no one else is going to take the lead in fighting Islamic terrorism, then some of the more unlikely players are going to step up to bat.

Egypt and United Arab Emirates have attacked Libyan Dawn terrorists twice this past week...

Stranger things have happened.

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/egypt-and-uae-new-anti-islamist-police-in-middle-east/2014/08/25/

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12:35am After consulting with the IDF, the Kiryat Shmona municipal council has decided against opening public bomb shelters and requesting for the public to stay in shelters.

I guess the IDF was convincing in whatever they said...
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12:07pm Egypt has put forward a proposal for a 1 month ceasefire, to begin at 7am on Tuesday. Reportedly, Hamas has embraced the plan, and they are waiting for Netanyahu to respond.

There has been no comment fro Jerusalem on this story.

During the ceasefire, Israel and Hamas would continue to negotiate.

1 month from now, when the ceasefire would end (presuming that Hamas doesn't break the ceasefire earlier) is Rosh Hashana.

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12:03pm 22 Israeli-Arab in wadi Joz arrested by police for throwing rocks at vehicles.


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Monday, August 25, 2014

IDF Operation Protective Edge - August 25, 2014


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11:26pm The IDF has not given any directives regarding the security situation in Northern Israel. 

The Kiryat Shmonah municipality has taken the initiative and requested that all residents stay in protected areas, and that all public bomb shelters be opened.
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11:20pm Update: 2 confirmed Katyusha rockets were fired earlier from Lebanon. IDF originally thought only 1 was fired. This may be the source of the reports that the siren didn't go off for second rocket.

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11:09pm IDF retaliates with heavy artillery fire, following rockets fried from Lebanon into Israel. 

Northern residents may have confused IDF shelling with incoming rockets (as there have been additional reports of loud explosions throughout northern Israel, and they may have thought it was an additional attack, without warning sirens)
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10:45pm I wish there was a way to write this in Jackie Mason voice...

OK, just pretend you hear Jackie Mason tawking, 

"Oy... I say tank God for de Republican gentiles. You know, if de evangelicals didn't fight for de Jews, da Jews would never know they have a right to defend temselves..."

http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/thank-god-for-the-republican-gentiles/2014/08/25/

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10:37pm Jerusalem Light Rail attacked 1, no 2 times, update 3 time, update again: 4 times today...

Who was the genius that decided the track HAD to go through Shuafat? I bet he was also surprised when Hamas took over Gaza.

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/light-rail-attacked-in-jerusalem-3-times-on-monday/2014/08/25/
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10:21pm Just what we needed....rocket alert sirens in the Northern Golan....Kiryat Shmona...Metulla...Upper Galilee. ..
10:16pm Rocket Alerts all along northern borders
9:02 pm And another rocket alert for Ashdod
9:01pm ongoing barrage to Ashdod and Beer Tuvia
9:00 Barrage of rocket alerts Ashdod
8:29pm Rocket alert Shaar HaNegev
8:28 pm Rocket alert Shaar HaNegev
8:08pm Eshkol region alerts
7:59pm 5 Southern Kibbutz barns hit yesterday by Hamas rockets. Dozens of cows killed. Where is PETA??
7:56pm Rocket Alert Kerem Shalom
7:53pm Multiple rocket alerts in Gush Dan and Shfela areas...Shoham...Hevel Modiin...
7:23pm rocket alert Shaar Hanegev
7:14pm rocket alert Shaar Hanegev 6:26 pm Multiple rocket alerts Shaar HaNegev
6:07 pm More rockets Shaar HaNegev x 2
6:06 pm Another rocket Shaar HaNegev
6:04-05 pm Barrage Shaar HaNegev, Hof Ashkelon, Netivot, Sdot Negev
6:04 pm Yet another two rocket alerts Shaar HaNegev
6:03 pm Another rocket alert Shaar HaNegev x 2
6:02 pm Rocket alert Shaar HaNegev x 2
5:56 pm Rocket alerts Sdot Negev, Netivot
5:46 pm Rocket alert Sderot and surrounding areas
5:31 pm Rocket alerts Ashdod and Nitzanim
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5:20pm This is just too sad: Killed by Hamas rocket -- Daniel Targerman's (age 4) letter to a wounded IDF soldier.

Slain Israeli Child’s Letter to Wounded IDF Soldier: ‘Hero, Thanks for Protecting Me’ (VIDEO) 









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5:03 pm Rocket alert Sderot and surrounding areas
4:34 pm Yet another rocket alert Shaar HaNegev
4:32 pm Rocket alert Shaar HaNegev
4:29 pm Rocket alert Shaar HaNegev
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3:30pm Message from the Israel Police: Missing Person at Risk.

Aharon Sofer, 23 from Jerusalem - last seen in the Jerusalem Forest, at noon on August 22, 2014 -- is missing.

He is of slight build, 1.75cm tall, wears glasses, with a short reddish beard. He was was last seen wearing black pants, a white shirt and a black kippa.

Anyone who has any information about this person should please call the Israeli police at 100, or at 02-5391520.

Please Share.

Thank you.

 
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3:27 pm Rocket alert Hof Ashkelon
3:19 pm Another rocket alert Hof Ashkelon
3:18 pm Multiple alerts Hof Ashkelon
3:13 pm Multiple rocket alerts Hof Ashkelon
3:10 pm Another rocket alert Hof Ashkelon
3:09 pm Rocket alert Hof Ashkelon

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2:21pm Gunman opens fire in the Amal polytechnic school in the Israeli-Arab town of Taibe - killing the school principal.

This morning an unidentified gunman opened fire in the Taibe Amal PolyTech high school, killing the principal, Yusef Haj-Yichye in front of his teaching staff. The gunman fired 5 bullets and fled.

An ambulance took the principal to the Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba where he was pronounced dead.

Haj-Yichye was the principal of the school for many years, and announced that he would be running for mayor of Taibe in the next municipal election.

Haj-Yichye was also considered to be one of the main reasons that the Taibe Amal Polytechnic-multidisciplinary school consistently improved and that the student body's academic achievements routinely rose from year to year.

The police have opened an investigation.

 
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2:21 pm Rocket alert Shaar HaNegev
2:05 pm Rocket alert Shaar HaNegev
2:03 pm Rocket alert Hof Ashkelon
1:53 pm Rocket barrage Ashkelon, Hof Ashkelon
1:42 pm Rocket alert Shaar HaNegev
1:03 pm Multiple rocket alerts Hof Ashkelon
 
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12:53 pm From the IDF Spox: During Operation Protective Edge, IDF soldiers captured a Hamas manual that recommends storing explosives in Gaza’s civilian homes and calls for bringing the battle into populated areas.

Hamas Manual Calls for Hiding Bombs in Civilian Homes 
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12:49pm And the "cease fire" talks are allegedly on again....with an Egyptian brokered cease-fire possibly scheduled for this evening. Israel has refused to comment...
 
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12:34pm Israeli Study -- Moderate consumption of alcohol (social drinking) can reduce anxiety and depression related to terror and war, according to an American-Israeli study which explored this link among Israelis during the 2008 Operation Cast Lead in Gaza.

This sort of drinking must be done in moderation -- to prevent people from running into a closet instead of the bomb shelter.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4557446,00.html

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12:25 pm Rocket alert Shaar Hanegev
12:18 pm Rocket alert Shaar HaNegev
12:12 pm Rocket alert Kissufim (Eshkol)
12:09 pm Rocket alert Hof Ashkelon
12:08 pm Rocket alert Shaar HaNegev
12:02 pm Yet another alert in Hof Ashkelon
12:01 pm Rocket Barrage Continues, Shaar HaNegev and Hof Ashkelon
12:00 pm Rocket Barrage Shaar HaNegev, Hof Ashkelon
11:58 am Rocket alert Hof Ashkelon
11:48 am Rocket alert Kerem Shalom
11:39am Rocket alert Sderot
11:33am Rocket alerts Sha'ar Hanegev... Sderot
11:31am Multiple rocket alerts Sha'ar Hanegev... Sderot
11:08am Rocket Alert Sha'ar Hanegev
11:05am Multiple rocket Alerts Beeri
10:57am Rocket Alert Beeri
10:32am Multiple rocket alerts Eshkol Region
10:27am Multiple rocket alerts Hof Ashkelon
10:25am Rocket alert Sha'ar HaNegev and Eshkol
10:16am Rocket alert Sderot
10:12am Rocket alert Eshkol Region
10:06am Rocket alerts Eshkol Region and Hof Ashkelon
9:58am Multiple rocket alerts Beer Sheva
9:57am Rocket alert Beer Sheva
9:47am Multiple rocket alerts Eshkol Region

9:33 am I think it's safe to say that this cartoon represents how we all feel at this exact point in time...








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8:44am Rocket alerts in Eshkol. 

Channel 10 TV reports the sirens in Central Israel minutes ago were false alarms. 

Anyone hear any booms?
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8:23am Rocket alerts Eshkol.
8:18am Barrage towards Central Israel: Herziliya, Raanana, Hod HaSharon, South Sharon, Sharon Coastal regions.

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8:02am Rocket Roundup from midnight:

7:27am Ashkelon
7:26am Ashkelon and surrounding regions
7:21am Otef Aza (Gaza border communities
6:28am Ashdod and surrounding regions...Ashkelon and surrounding regions
6:27am Ashdod and surrounding regions...Ashkelon and surrounding regions
6:22am Eshkol region

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7:54am IDF Spox Overnight Roundup:

Last night the IAF hit 35 targets in Gaza including 2 terrorists shooting rockets at the Gaza border communities.

Additionally, 2 mosques were attacked by IAF airstrikes: one was used as a weapons storage facility and terror center. The other was a North Gaza terror coordination center and meeting place for terrorists.

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2:28am Are we in a secret ceasefire?

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/are-we-in-a-secret-ceasefire/2014/08/25/

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1:48am The difference between ISIS and Hamas 

http://www.jewishpress.com/cartoons/the-difference-between-hamas-and-isis/

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1:39am Hamas knows what goes in and out of all the legal crossings and smuggling tunnels in Gaza. They know when Gazans are crossing into Israel. This attack on Erez today was timed to hit their own people and their Israeli-Arab relatives.

http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/muqata/this-was-no-accident/2014/08/25/

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12:00am The Chabad House in India (Nariman House) is reopening on Tuesday...



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