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 Post subject: Israel Heats Up - Ground War in Gaza?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:58 am 
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It is hard to pay attention to this never ending conflict, but things seem to have taken a serious turn for the worse lately. What are the long term goals here and what exactly does these rocket and airstrike exchanges accomplish other than terrorizing the civilian population and fueling more hatred? From a tactical point of view, it seems absolutely absurd to fight a "war" in such a manner.

IDF is apparently preparing for a possible ground operation, which IMO is the only reasonable military option (if there is such a thing) left. Airstrikes alone could never defeat an enemy such as Hamas, and if peace talks are off the table, then at least fight them properly!

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/09/world/meast/mideast-tensions/
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Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz told CNN a ground operation "might become necessary," and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said the security operation against the militant group Hamas "will probably not end within several days."
On Tuesday, the Israeli Cabinet authorized the military to call up 40,000 troops if needed. That is 10,000 more than were called up during Israel's offensive into Gaza in November of 2012. Only about 1,000 have been mobilized so far.

Will there be ground operation in Gaza?

"I hope ... that it's not going to escalate into an all-out war," said Maen Rashid Areikat, the Palestinian representative to the United States. "For the Israelis, they have to know that there's no military solution to this problem."


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It is hard to pay attention to this never ending conflict, but things seem to have taken a serious turn for the worse lately. What are the long term goals here and what exactly does these rocket and airstrike exchanges accomplish other than terrorizing the civilian population and fueling more hatred? From a tactical point of view, it seems absolutely absurd to fight a "war" in such a manner.

IDF is apparently preparing for a possible ground operation, which IMO is the only reasonable military option (if there is such a thing) left. Airstrikes alone could never defeat an enemy such as Hamas, and if peace talks are off the table, then at least fight them properly!

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/09/world/meast/mideast-tensions/
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Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz told CNN a ground operation "might become necessary," and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said the security operation against the militant group Hamas "will probably not end within several days."
On Tuesday, the Israeli Cabinet authorized the military to call up 40,000 troops if needed. That is 10,000 more than were called up during Israel's offensive into Gaza in November of 2012. Only about 1,000 have been mobilized so far.

Will there be ground operation in Gaza?

"I hope ... that it's not going to escalate into an all-out war," said Maen Rashid Areikat, the Palestinian representative to the United States. "For the Israelis, they have to know that there's no military solution to this problem."


Rooting for the Israelis?

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 Post subject: Re: Israel Heats Up - Ground War in Gaza?
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IDF is apparently preparing for a possible ground operation, which IMO is the only reasonable military option (if there is such a thing) left. Airstrikes alone could never defeat an enemy such as Hamas, and if peace talks are off the table, then at least fight them properly!


They could try the military option of not bulldozing people's homes. It could get very expensive, though. :shakinghead:


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Well, at least they are going to finally resolve the situation...

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Warchild wrote:
Rooting for the Israelis?
As opposed to Hamas, I suppose the answer is yes... but the Israel-Palestinian conflict has never been as simple as rooting for one side or the other.


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Well, at least they are going to finally resolve the situation...


A solution, finally.

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 Post subject: Re: Israel Heats Up - Ground War in Gaza?
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Anyone got a link to something that shows the Palestinian point of view on things?

I only really know Israeli slanted information.

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Anyone got a link to something that shows the Palestinian point of view on things?

I only really know Israeli slanted information.


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kR2xPdMzJw8

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 Post subject: Re: Israel Heats Up - Ground War in Gaza?
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The issue is that Hamas is saying that they are firing rockets because the Israelis have been doing surgical strikes into the region, and visa versa.

It basically comes down the old school argument, they are throwing rocks into my back yard, so I am pissed and going to do the same to them.

With Egypt, Iran, and other countries fighting in Iraq against ISIS, I say let the kids fight it out and see who comes out on top... I say Israel.

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 Post subject: Re: Israel Heats Up - Ground War in Gaza?
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It basically comes down the old school argument, they are throwing rocks into my back yard, so I am pissed and going to do the same to them.


I'd say that's the surface argument, there are well known unresolved issues that are source of this conflict.

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It basically comes down the old school argument, they are throwing rocks into my back yard, so I am pissed and going to do the same to them.


I'd say that's the surface argument, there are well known unresolved issues that are source of this conflict.


That is the problem... we are never going to get past the surface arguments because it is too easy to point to them and blame the other person for it.

If we ever did get past that, and went to the older unresolved issues, then we'd be making progress that hasn't been seen for well over 50 years.

On a side note, if our own political system could do that, we may actually see another golden age in the US too.

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 Post subject: Re: Israel Heats Up - Ground War in Gaza?
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Maybe it's a surface issue, but, just to be clear, this is what peace looks like for Palestinians in the West Bank:

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Let's please not pretend that they are crazed loons for feeling justified in renewing attacks on a country with a program of turning them out of their own homes.


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Maybe it's a surface issue, but, just to be clear, this is what peace looks like for Palestinians in the West Bank:

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Let's please not pretend that they are crazed loons for feeling justified in renewing attacks on a country with a program of turning them out of their own homes.


Well, the Jews learned at the feet of the Master. :hitler:

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 Post subject: Re: Israel Heats Up - Ground War in Gaza?
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Archilocus wrote:
Maybe it's a surface issue, but, just to be clear, this is what peace looks like for Palestinians in the West Bank:

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Let's please not pretend that they are crazed loons for feeling justified in renewing attacks on a country with a program of turning them out of their own homes.


Lets not also forget that there are something like a 100 to one odds against Israel for those who are attempting to remove it from the map...

Lets also not forget that Gaza has been launching something along the lines of 300+ attacks on Israel before Israel attacked as they have lately...

This isn't a tit for tat, the US has been keeping Israel from attacking back, with Obama in the White House, Israel really doesn't care what the US thinks right now...

That being said, lets also not forget that if this was happening to the US, and it was Mexico doing the same thing, do you really think we would tolerate this?

Also here is something for you to look at too...

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.603913

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 Post subject: Re: Israel Heats Up - Ground War in Gaza?
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I mean really, look at it this way...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pa ... rael,_2014

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On 5 March, the Israeli Navy intercepted a ship containing dozens of long-range rockets being smuggled from Iran to the Gaza Strip.[1]

On 10 March, Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, unveiled a monument to its rocket attacks on Israeli cities and towns, a life-sized model of an M-75 rocket in Gaza City. The group declared that the attacks "managed to take the battle to the heart of the Zionist entity (Israel)".[2]

For the first time, since April, unknown mortar shells unintentionally landed into Israel near the Syrian border, a consequence from the Syrian Civil War [3] [4]

On 23 April, Fatah and Hamas signed a reconciliation deal.[5]

January, Palestinian Militants launched 22 rockets and four mortar shell at Israel in 19 separate attacks. Two of the rockets were launched from Sinai.[6][7]

January 13
Two rockets were launched to the Northern Negev desert, near Sderot. There were no injuries or damage reported[8]

January 16
At 2am, five rockets were fired into Israel. The Iron Dome eliminated all rockets, as they would have hit Ashkelon. No injuries or damage were reported.[8]

January 30
A rocket exploded in a non-inhabited area of Sdot Negeb Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported.[9]

January 31
From the Sinai Peninsula a rocket was launched towards Eilat. The Iron Dome intercepted the rocket. The radical Salafi organization Ansar Bait al-Maqdis took responsibility for the launch.[10]

February[edit]
In February, Palestinian Militants launched nine rockets at Israel in seven separate attacks.[7]

February 6
A Color Red siren alerting residents of a rocket launch from Gaza has been sounded in Ashkelon, followed by an explosion.[11]

A further rocket launched from the Gaza Strip exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported.[12]

February 8
A red alert siren sounded in Sha'ar Hanegev and Sdot Negev Regional Councils. A rocket hit an open area in Sha'ar HaNegev. No injuries or damages were reported.[13]

February 10
Palestinians fired a rocket into the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council, triggering sirens. After nightfall, a second rocket was launched into the same area. No injuries or damage were reported. Israel responded with an air strike on an underground rocket launcher in the central Gaza Strip.[14][15]

February 14
In the evening, Palestinian Militants launched two rockets into Israel. One landed in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council, the other in the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported.[16]

March[edit]
In March, Palestinians launched 65 rockets and mortar shell, in 23 attacks.[17]

March 1
In the night on Mount Hermon were heard loud blasts. The IDF checked the area and found the remains of two rockets near an IDF outpost. No injuries or damage were reported.[18]

March 3
Mosaab Zaaneen, a 25-year-old militant from Palestinian Islamic Jihad, was killed in an Israeli air strike as he was attempting to launch rockets from Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. The Israel Defense Forces stated that the strike "was carried out in order to eliminate an imminent attack targeting civilian communities of southern Israel".[19]

March 5
Palestinians fired a rocket towards the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council, triggering sirens in local communities. The projectile landed within the Gaza Strip. Later, after nightfall, a second rocket was fired at Sderot. No injuries or damage were reported in either attack.[20]

March 11
After nightfall, Palestinians fired a rocket into the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. The projectile landed in an open area, causing no injuries or damage.[21]

March 12–14
Palestinian Islamic Jihad Militants fired at least 60 rockets at Israeli cities and towns, in the heaviest barrage since 2012. No direct injuries were reported, but a 57-year-old woman was lightly injured while taking cover in Sderot. At least eight rockets fell within communities, with one exploding near a gas station and another near a public library. Explosions rocked the cities of Sderot and Netivot, and sirens sounded as far away as Beersheba.[22][23]

April[edit]
In April, There were 19 rockets and 5 motar shell in 14 attacks towards Israel.[24]

April 1
Residents heard massive detonations. Three rockets were fired at Eilat, which were intercepted by the Iron Dome.[25]

April 3
The "Code Red" siren was heard 3 times in a row in the evening. No rocket landing were identified, therefore the rockets came down within Gaza.[26]

April 4
In the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council a rocket exploded in the open area, close to the border fence. No injuries or damage were reported.[27]

April 5
Militants in Gaza fired a rocket into Israel. No injuries or damage were reported.[28]

April 6
In the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council, near a kibbuz, was heard an explosion of a mortar shell. No red alert siren sounded before. No one was hurt, no damage reported.[29]

April 7
A mortar shell launched from Syria landed in the border fence area in the center of the Golan Heights. There were no reports of casualties or material damage. The mortar shell was not intended to hit Israel, but rather an unintended consequence from the Syrian Civil War. [30]

April 9
In the early afternoon a Color Red siren alerting residents of a rocket launch from Gaza has been sounded in Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. The rocket came down within the Gaza strip.[31] Later in the evening a mortar rocket hit a kibbutz in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. It caused material damage, but no one was injured. No Red Siren sounded prior to the rockets landing.[32]

April 13
Very early in the morning a mortar shell exploded close to the security fence in the open field, prior to a "red alert".[33] In the late night two more mortars were launched targeting Israeli soldiers, operating at the security fence in the Southern Gaza area. No one got injured.[34]

April 16
In the night, Militants launched several rockets at Southern Israel. No injuries or damage were reported.[35]

April 21
Militants in Gaza fired seven rockets into Israel during the last day of the Passover holiday. The first three projectiles struck uninhabited areas in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council, activating "Code Red" sirens. No damage was reported in the attack. Another two rockets caused light damage in Sderot. Israel responded by striking three terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip.[36]

April 23
3 rockets were fired from Gaza at the Hof Ashkelon and Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Councils, after rocket alert sirens sounded. No injuries were reported.[37]

April 24
A mortar shell exploded near the fence in Southern Gaza.[38] Later in the day explosive device explodes near IDF force at the Northern Gaza border.[39] No injuries or damage were reported

May[edit]
Throughout May 4 rockets and 3 motar shell were launched from Gaza in 5 attacks towards Israel.[40]

May 1
A rocket hit an open area in Eshkol. No one war hurt, no damage was reported.[41]

May 21
Lots of mortar shells were fired at IDF forces on the Gaza boarder. No injuries, damages in attack.[42]

May 23
A rocket exploded in open field in Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. No reports of damages or injuries.[43]

May 31
In the Golan heights' area sirens were heard in several towns followed by explosions. It was assumed, that these rockets were not targeted to Israel but a result of the Syrian Civil War.[44]

June[edit]


June 11
A rocket fired from Gaza narrowly missed a main artery in southern Israel as it landed in a nearby dirt field without causing any injuries.[45]

June 14
2 of 3 rockets fired from Gaza fell in the Hof Ashkelon regional council in the afternoon. No injuries or damage were reported.[46]

June 15
In Ashkelon a series of explosions were heard in the evening. 4 rockets were fired from Gaza, 2 of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome. Fragments of the rockets fell across the city. There were no reports of injuries or material damages.[47]

June 16
A rocket from Gaza landed in an open area in the Ashkelon area. No damage or injuries.[48]

June 18
2 rockets fired from Gaza hit into a Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council community and caused light damage to a structure.[49]

June 19
In the evening a rocket was fired from Gaza. It struck an open field near Sderot.[50] Later again a rocket was fired at the city of Ashkelon. It was successfully intercepted by Iron Dome.[51]

June 20
A Color Red siren alerting residents of a rocket launch from Gaza has been sounded in the Hof Ashkelon area, but the rocket didn't make it outside of the Gaza strip.[52]

June 21
Gaza Militants fired a rocket into direction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council in southern Israel. No injuries, but damage caused to a road in Hof Ashkelon. In the evening three rockets were fired at the Sdot Negev and Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Councils. All rockets exploded in the open area. No damages or injuries were reported.[53]

June 24
In the early evening Gaza Militants fired several rockets into Southern Israel. Two of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome Missile Defense System, as the rockets would have hit inhabited areas. Targets have been Ashkelon and Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council.[54] Again a rocket landed in the South, in the Sdot Negev Regional Council. There were light damage, but no injuries were reported.[55]

June 27
In the morning a mortar shell exploded near the border fence between Gaza and Israel. No one was hurt. A military vehicle operating in the area was lightly damaged.[56] In the evening 6 rockets were launched from the Gaza strip. Sirens were heard in many areas to warn for incoming fire. 4 rockets fell in the open field. 2 were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, as these rockets would have landed in populated areas of Ashekelon.[57]

June 28
In the evening several rockets were fired from the Gaza strip. 2 rockets struck an industrial factory in Sderot, causing a fire. No one was hurt from any of the rockets, but the factory was burned to the ground. All other rockets exploded in the open area in Sdot Negev.[58]

June 29
4 rockets were fired from Gaza into the South of Israel in the evening. 2 were intercepted by the Iron Dome. 2 fell in open area near the border fence. Simultaneously a Palestinian opened fire at soldiers near the security fence.[59]

June 30
All night the "Code Red" siren was heard. 16 rockets were launched from Gaza in the early morning hours. Most of the rockets landed in open areas of the Eshkol Regional Council region. Some went down in the Sedot Negev Regional Council community. 1 of them causing light damage to a home. No human was hurt.[60]

July[edit]
July 1
In the late night Gaza terrorists fired a rocket at Israel. The rocket landed in the open field in the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damage are reported.[61] In the morning 4 more rockets were fired. One fell in an open area in Sdot Negev. Another caused damage to several vehicles in the Eshkol Regional Council. A third rocket exploded in the area Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. No injuries were reported[62] The fourth rocket caused a fire near a packaging factory in Eshkol. Though it looked like the fire were turned off, it has spread. Firefighting planes and additional squads try to stop the flames. So far no injuries are reported.[63] In the evening a salvo of mortar shells was launched at the Eshkol Regional Council area. No red alert in advance, but Explosions were heard. Security forces are inspecting the area. No reports of inuries or damages.[64]

July 2
Shortly after midnight two mortar shells exploded in open areas in the Eshkol Regional Council. No damage or injuries are reported.[65] In the afternoon three mortar shells were fired at the same region. All exploded in open fields. No injuries or damage reported.[66] Again four mortar shells were fired in the Eshkol Regional Council. No one was hurt, no damage reported.[67] In the evening code red alaram was heard in the Ashkelon area. One rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome Missile Defense System, one exploded in open field.[68] Red alert siren blared in the Eshkol and Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Councils.[69] Minutes after 2 rockets landed in open areas around.[70] Five rocktes were launched on the Sdot Negev Regional Council, three were launched towards Ofakim. One was shot down by Iron Dome, the others hit open fields. No damages ore injuries were reported.[71] A rocket was fired on Eshkol Regional Council. No damages, no injuries.[72]

July 3
1 hour past midnight the colour red siren is heard in Sderot and Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council.[73] One rocket exploded in Sderot. None was hurt, but structures got damaged.[74] In the night and morning more than 10 rockets were fired at Southern Israel. Four of them hit homes in Sderot. One of the was a summer camp, but the rocket failed to explode, no one was injured.[75] In the early afternoon a rocket from Gaza exploded near Sderot's industrial area. No injuries or damages were reported. Another one fell in an open area near Ofakim.[76] Code Red sirens alerting residents of rocket launches from Gaza has been sounded in Sderot and the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council in the evening[77]and later again in Sderot and the Eshkol Regional Council[78]

July 4
This morning three rockets were fired at Sderot. Iron Dome intercepted one rocket, that would have hit the city. no injuries or damage were reported.[79] Around noon two mortar shells fired from the Gaza Strip exploded near a community in the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damages were reported.[80] In the afternoon a rocket from Gaza came down just on the Israeli side of the border fence, aimed at IDF forced.[81] Not long afterwards two rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome, which would have it Ofakim. Another one fell in the open field around. Several mortar rounds were also fired towards Keren Shalom, but only one fell in Israeli territory.[82] A rocket was fired into the Eshkol Regional Council, it came down near the border fence.[83] Another rocket fell in an open area.[84] Five more rockets hit open fields in Eshkol.[85] Another rocket hit Israel in the open area of Sderot. 25 rockets hit Israel today.[86]

July 5
In the morning a rocket launched from Gaza exploded in the open field in the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries were reported.[87] In the afternoon a salvo of rockets and mortar shells was fired into Southern Israel. Two rockets and four mortar shells exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council, an IDF soldier got light injuries from shrapnel. A Color Red rocket alert sounded in Ofakim and the Merhavim Regional Council and shortly after a salvo of rockets was fired towards Ofakim, a city relatively distant from the Gaza Strip. One was intercepted by the Iron Dome, the others fell in open areas. In the evening rockets continued raining down at Southern Israel. The Iron Dome intercepted three rockets over the Hof Asheklon Regional Council. Two mortar shells fell in the Eshkol Regional Council. Another rocket hit Sha'ar HaNegev. One rocket was fired at the Negev's capital Beesheba, which was intercepted by the Iron Dome. It was the first time since the 2012 Peration Pillar of Defense that the Negev's capital was targeted by Gaza terrorists.[88][89]

July 6
Around noon a rocket launched from Gaza exploded near a town in Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. No injuries and damages were reported.[90] In the morning two rockets were launched towards Sderot. They fell in open areas. Around noon more than three rockets hit open areas in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In the early afternoon at least four rockets hit a kibbutz in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported. Two rockets from Gaza landed in Eshkol. One of the rockets caused a small fire that was quickly extinguished. Two rocket hit the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. In the afternoon and evening more than 25 rockets were fired from Gaza at Southern Israel.[91]

July 7
In the morning a rocket launched from Gaza exploded at a community in Eshkol Regional Council. A soldier got lightly wounded. Several vehicles were damaged. Another rocket exploded in an open area.[92] IDF soldiers were attacked with RPG and gunfire, doing routine work at the security fence near the Gaza border.[93] Prior to a Code Red alert a rocket exploded in an open area of Beersheba, one of Israel's largest cities, 50 kilometers away from the Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported.[94] Around noon two rockets exploded in Southern Israel. One was intercepted over a local kibbutz by the Iron Dome, the second fell in an open area. No injuries were reported.[95] Two more rockets landed in open fields of the Eshkol Regional Council.[96] Additional rockets hit the Eshkol Region Council, adding up to 9.[97] Several more times the Code Red alarm was heard in Eshkol and Sha'ar Hanegev regions. Since midnight 33 rockets and mortars hit Israel.[98] In the evening Palestinians fired a barrage of 20-30 rockets at Southern Israel. There were no immediate reports of injuries.[99] In this attack the Iron Dome defense system intercepted seven rockets over Ashdod and five over Ntivot.[100] The military wing of Hamas Iz al-Din al-Qassam has officially taken responsibility for the latest barrage of rocket fire. They claim that they had shot about 100 rockets within a few minutes at Southern Israel.[101] Three more rockets exploded in open terrain near Sderot and Sha'ar HaNegev.[102] Iron Dome downs a rocket over Sderot.[103] A Grade rocket exploded in a town next to Kiryat Malakhi causing damage.[104] Today 80 rockets were launched by Palestinians from Gaza towards Israel.[105]

July 8
In the very new day a rocket exploded in an open area in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.[106] A rocket fired from Gaza was intercepted by the Iron Dome over the Sederot region.[107] After strong increasing rocketfire attacks in the last days from Gaza towards Israel's Southern communities, the IDF announced the start of a military operation "Protective Edge" to stop the terror Israel's citizens face on a daily basis.[108] Rocket lands near empty house in a community in Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, fire erupts nearby. Two additional rockets exploded in open areas between Ashdod and Ashkelon.[109] From the last 16 rockets, fired at Israel, were 5 rockets intercepted by the Iron Dome over Ashdod and Ashkelon.[110] A Rocket exploded in open area south of Ashdod.[111] The Islamic Jihad, the second most prominent terror group in Gaza Strip after Hamas, has taken responsibility for at least 60 of the rockets fired at Israel.[112] The Iron Dome intercepted a rocket over Ashkelon.[113] Three rockets exploded in open areas in Eshkol Regional Council.[114] Five more rockets exploded in open areas in Eshkol Regional Council.[115] Red Color alert sounded in Ashdod. Iron Dome most likely intercepted the rocket over the city.[116] Over Beersheba one rocket was intercepted by Iron Dome. A second rocket exploded in an open area outside the city. The Iron Dome intercepted two rockets over the city of Ashkelon. Two more rockets landed in open fields in the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damages were reported. Code Red sirens were also heard over Sha'ar Hanegev and Ashkelon with a rocket exploding in an open area of Sdot HaNegev. The Iron Dome shot down a rocket over Ashkelon. An Iron Dome battery intercepted a rocket over Gedera. Code Red sounded in Tel Aviv for the first time since Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012. Iron Dome intercepted the rocket south of Tel Aviv.[117] Islamic Jihad takes responsibility for firing rocket at Tel Aviv.[118] Public bomb shelters are not only opened in Israel's South, but also in bigger cities in central Israel, like Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.[119] Tel Aviv municipality now operating under emergency procedures.[120] Rocket intercepted by Iron Dome over Ashkelon.[121] Again Code Red siren in Tel Aviv, Givatayim, Rishon LeZion.[122] Iron Dome intercepts rocket over Tel Aviv metropolitan area.[123] Huge barrage of long-range rockets fired from the northern Gaza Strip.[124] Rocket sirens sounding all across Israel.[125] including Jerusalem [126] and Tel Aviv.[127] About 30 rockets fired at Israel in latest volley,[128] at least 7 of them were long-range rockets.[129] A rocket hits house in Mateh Yehuda Regional Council in Jerusalem district; no injuries.[130] One rocket explodes in Jerusalem area; no injuries or damage.[131] The IDF confirms that a rocket fired from Gaza hit the city of Hadera, 100km away from Gaza.[132] The rocket that hit Hadera is an M-302 type rocket, similar to the ones found onboard the Klos-c, a vessel on which was an Iranian shipment of advanced weaponry intended for terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip the IDF intercepted on March 5. Onboard the Klos-C were forty M-302 rockets reaching up-to the range of 160 kilometers.[133] The Iron Dome intercepted rockets over the City Rishon Lezion, which is close to Tel Aviv.[134] Rocket exploded in open area near Pisgat Zeev in East Jerusalem.[135] Iron Dome intercepts at least one rockte over Southern Tel Aviv.[136] Rocket explodes near Nizanim junction in south; no injuries.[137] A grade rocket was located in Ashdod; no injuries.[138] After a rocket exploded near Rishon LeZion a fire broke out. No injuries.[139] 117 rockets struck Israel in the past 24 hours & an additional 29 were intercepted by the Iron Dome.[140]

July 9
A rocket was fired at the Eshkol Regional Council shortly after midnight.[141] The Iron Dome intercepted at least 2 rockets over Be'er Sheva.[142] Three rockets exploded in open areas around. No injuries.[143] In the morning around 8.30am local time, rocket sirens sound in 20 different localities in Israel, so it was heard in Tel Aviv, Modi'in, Rishon Letzion, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Rehovot, the Eshkol regional council, and Sha'ar Hanegev. The Iron Dome intercepted five missiles over the Tel Aviv area.[144] The Iron Dome intercepted 3 rockets over the city of Ashkelon. [145] Since early hours of Wednesday morning 22 rockets exploded in the Negev and Hevel Lakhish (Part of the southern Shfela).[146] A rocket barrage was fired at Eshkol Regional Council, two rockets exploded in open areas.[147] The Iron Dome intercepted again 3 rockets over Ashdod. [148] A rocket explosion caused a fire in Shaffir Regional Council.[149] Two Rockets exploded in Eshkol Regionl Council, no injuries reported.[150][151] Three rockets exploded in an open area in Kiryat Malachi and Be'er Tuvia. No injuries reported.[152] A Rocket exploded in open terrain in Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council.[153] Iron Dome intercepted 3 rockets over Kiryat Gat.[154][155] Iron Dome intercepted rocket over Sderot.[156] Two rockets exploded in Hof Hacarmel Regional Council. [157] A rocket explosion caused a fire in a field near Sderot.[158] Four rockets landed in Eshkol Regional Council, one of them started a fire, which was extinguished shortly after. [159][160] A rocket fired at Ashkelon was shot down by Iron Dome.[161] Iron Dome intercepts rocket fired at Mateh Yehuda Regional Council.[162] Sirens blared in Holon, Bat Yam, Rishon LeZion, Tel Aviv. The Iron Dome intercepted a rocket over Tel Aviv.[163][164] Six rockets fall in open areas in Eshkol; no injuries.[165] Rocket fell in open area in Sdot Negev Regional Council.[166] Three additional rockets exploded in Eshkol, one hits house, no injuries.[167] Three rockets exploded in open fields in Merhavim Regional Council.[168] Rocket landed in open area in Sdot Negev Regional Council.[169] 2 mortar shells hit house and structure in community in Sha'ar HaNegev.[170] Iron Dome intercepts rocket over Ashkelon.[171] Sirens were heard in Dimona, which is the location of a nuclear reactor, and Yeruham for the first time since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge. Three rocktes were launched. One was intercepted by the Iron Dome, two land in open areas. There was no indication that rockets damaged any part of the reactor. [172][173] Iron Dome intercepts rocket over the area of Rehovot.[174] Fire breaks out in Hof Ashkelon Regional Council following explosion of rocket in open area.[175] A rocket exploded in open terrain in Yeruham, caused brush fire.[176] The Iron Dome missile defense system has achieved a nearly 90% success rate since Monday night, an improvement over its performance during Operation Pillar of Defense in November 2012[177] Rocket exploded in open area in Netivot.[178] Sirens sound in many different locations. Shortly after a salvo of 15 rockets were fired at Israel. All of them were either intercepted or fell in open areas.[179] Today over 100 rockets were launched from Gaza. 82 hit Israel, 21 rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome.[180]


Lets not fool ourselves here, Hamas is not exactly innocent here either.

Oh, and a side note, this is from 2014 so far... the list on the site goes all the way back to 2001... and there have been well over 300 attacks since then.

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