Towns and villages across Israel are preparing for a “night of violence” after more than 200 projectiles slammed into the Jewish State Tuesday; following a raid that killed a wanted terrorist leader operating in the region.
“Israel is bracing for continued violence as it carried out three waves of retaliatory strikes after the country was pounded by close to 200 rockets on Tuesday morning following the predawn targeted killing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Leader Bahaa Abu Al-Ata the Gaza Strip,” reports the Jerusalem Post.
“We are not interested in an escalation but we are ready – on the ground, in the air and at sea,” said IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Kochavi.
“Terrorists think they can hit civilians and hide behind civilians,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier Today. “We showed that we can hit the terrorist with minimal damage to civilians. Anyone who thinks they can hit our civilians and get away with it is wrong. If you hit us we will hit you.”
Source: Jerusalem Post
Original Story: November 12, 2019
At least 150 rockets and mortar shells were fired into central Israel Tuesday from the Gaza Strip after the IDF launched a series of operations that led to the death of Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Ata.
“The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday ordered schools closed in southern and central Israel, including the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, as terror groups in the Gaza Strip began firing dozens of rockets at cities and towns throughout the country in retaliation for the assassination of Palestinian Islamic Jihad senior commander Baha Abu al-Ata,” reports the Times of Israel.
Here is my just updated map of the areas sirens sounded in #Israel warning of rocket fire from #Gaza #BREAKING #happeningnow, after Israel hit a PIJ commander early this morning, rockets since 5:50am have been fired non-stop. Getting closer to Tel Aviv. #breakingnews pic.twitter.com/qMWhFmN39k
— Seth Frantzman (@sfrantzman) November 12, 2019
“We are prepared for several days of battle with an aerial defense shield, including in the center of the country,” IDF spokesperson Hidai Zilberman told reporters
“Rocket attacks began shortly after the killing of Abu al-Ata early Tuesday morning, most of them focused on Israeli towns and cities surrounding the northern Gaza Strip. Shortly after 7 a.m., rocket sirens sounded in the Tel Aviv suburbs of Rishon Lezion and Holon. An hour later, sirens blared in the southern neighborhoods of Tel Aviv and in the nearby suburbs of Bat Yam and Holon,” adds the Times.
This is truly unbelievable: watch a rocket hit a main road in Israel, missing a few cars by seconds! #IsraelUnderFire
— Avital Leibovich (@AvitalLeibovich) November 12, 2019
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Source: Times of Israel
BREAKING NOW: Rockets Fired Towards Tel Aviv, Missiles Intercepted by Israeli Defenses
At least two rockets were fired towards Tel Aviv, Israel from Gaza Thursday evening; prompting authorities to sound the nationwide warning sirens for the first time since 2014.
“The two Fajr-5 rockets were fired by Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in Gaza, the second strongest group in the coastal enclave after Hamas. One was reported to have been intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system while another one is said to have fallen in open territory. There were reports of a number of Israelis who were treated for shock,” reports The Jerusalem Post.
BREAKING NEWS: (SOUND ON) Explosions heard all over center of Israel as 2 rockets were fired from Gaza at Gush Dan (Tel Aviv area). 1 rocket intercepted by Iron dome. No injuries reported. This is an act of war. Hamas is leading the area to war!! https://t.co/cMTZZlTh42 pic.twitter.com/PrmVVkDcxi
— AJC Israel (@AJCIsrael) March 14, 2019
Local media reports Hamas is rapidly evacuating military posts across the Gaza Strip in anticipation of incoming Israeli airstrikes.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
BRINK OF WAR: Israel DESTROYS Iranian Forces in Syria After Rocket Attack
The Israeli Defense Forces launched an “unprecedented” counterstrike following an Iranian missile attack on the Golan Heights Thursday, destroying “nearly all” of the Islamic Republic’s military infrastructure throughout Syria.
Israeli officials confirmed they deployed fighter jets and used missiles to hit a wide range of targets across Syria, including military compounds, intelligence operations, warehouses, and other Iranian sites.
“The IDF will not allow the Iranian threat to establish itself in Syria. The Syrian regime will be held accountable for everything happening in its territory,” the press release read. “The IDF is prepared for a wide variety of scenarios.”
The Israeli Air Force destroyed "nearly all" of Iran's military infrastructure in Syria, according to Israel's defense minister, Avigdor Lieberman https://t.co/eG1ucSwYKY
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 10, 2018
The fierce attack came just moments after Syrian-based Iranian forces fired roughly 20 rockets into northern Israel.
The United States slammed the Iranian missile strike Thursday, adding the US “strongly supports” Israel’s efforts to defend itself.
“The United States condemns the Iranian regime’s provocative rocket attack from Syria against Israeli citizens, and we strongly support Israel’s right to act in self-defense,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. “The Iranian regime’s deployment into Syria of offensive rocket and missile systems aimed at Israel is an unacceptable and highly dangerous development for the entire Middle East.”