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    Main Israel/Hamas/Gaza Thread - Ongoing Border Strife (Escalating-10/19/18)

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    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/182489

    Israel 'Gave Hamas 48 Hours to Stop Rockets'

    Palestinian sources said Israel threatened attack. Ultimatum was delivered from Israel to Hamas through Egypt.

    By Arutz Sheva staff with AFP
    First Publish: 7/3/2014, 9:45 PM


    Binyamin Netanyahu

    Palestinian sources cited by Walla reported that Israel has delivered an ultimatum to Hamas to stop rocket fire from Gaza within 48 hours. Otherwise, Israel warned, it intends to launch an attack on Gaza.

    The sources said that the threat was delivered by Egyptian Intelligence to the head of Hamas's political bureau, Musa Abu Marzuk, who is in Cairo.

    Meanwhile, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at a Fourth of July reception at the US Ambassador's residence that Israel is preparing for two possibilities. “One – that the fire will stop and then our operations will also stop; and the second, that the fire will continue and then our forces will act forcefully.”

    "We are looking for calm, not escalation, but if Hamas chooses to act against us, we shall be ready," IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Benny Gantz said in remarks tweeted by the army.

    But in Gaza, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, warned Israel to wind down its Gaza air strikes and widespread arrests in Judea and Samaria – mainly of Hamas members.

    "What the enemy is doing in the West Bank and Gaza... adds fuel to the fire of confrontation," spokesman Abu Obeida told a press conference.

    "Idiotic measures by your leaders will be enough for us to turn your localities and sites...into embers."
    Over 15 rockets, part of the roughly 40 that have been fired from Gaza in the last two days, were fired at southern Israel in a salvo Thursday afternoon, causing two fires to break out.

    One of the rockets fell right next to a kibbutz in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council area, and another exploded in the Sderot industrial area. Fires broke out in both areas, reports Ynet.

    Within an hour of the rockets, around 14 mortar shells from Gaza exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council area, leaving an IDF soldier with mild wounds after taking shrapnel to the leg.

    A short time later another three rockets fell in the Eshkol Regional Council area, and three mortars reportedly hit a town in the area as well.

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    Too Long. 48 minutes would be more than reasonable.
    Your levity is good, it relieves tension and the fear of death.

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    I expected it after Michael111's post yesterday.

    Gonna be an interesting weekend.

    Hamas = Sunni, and it is very possible that some of the IS members (or other Sunni militant groups) in the immediate surrounding areas (Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt/Sinai etc) will "help" keep Israel busy if they go into Gaza or West Bank after Hamas.

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    anyone know when the clock started? I've been seeing several versions of this story, but don't know the OFFICIAL start time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSearcher View Post
    Too Long. 48 minutes would be more than reasonable.
    Nah.....48 seconds would have been reasonable.

    Then target electrical generation and distribution, water distribution, cell telephone towers and central offices, food warehouses. Hit them where the average person will feel the pain.

    I don't know what in the way of highway infrastructure, bridges, etc, but also take them out.

    Those targets don't move.

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    instead of giving them 48 hours to capture and hand over the three teenagers' killers!

    WELL DONE MORONS
    who will save the puppies??

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    Never forget that certain politicians in DC continue to force the masquerade that these rocket-firing, murderous ba$tard$ are
    somehow Israel's "peace partners".

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    They've said "48 hours", my guess is that time line is more an issue of IDF needs than allowing for communications. Also I suspect that given the likelihood of Hamas or their "affiliated" groups doing something "bigger" before that time line expires, the IDF could well "cold start" actions before the 48 hours are up. Likely that would mean more firepower being employed than boots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSearcher View Post
    Too Long. 48 minutes would be more than reasonable.
    +1000. sick of these deadlines, enough is enoigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSearcher View Post
    Too Long. 48 minutes would be more than reasonable.
    Israel has delivered an ultimatum to Hamas to stop rocket fire from Gaza within 48 hours.
    gives Israel a little set-up time, and gives the enemy time to get nervous and start wetting their britches.
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    Ok, so according to the timestamp on this article, the 48 hours was up on July 5th at 9:45 pm.
    As of right now, we're actually on hour 86+
    (And I'm sure the 48 hour clock was started BEFORE this article was written!)


    On my phone alert, I got a JPOST alert that says "IDF Preparing for escalation against Hamas, Senior IDF source says."

    So is it SMACKDOWN TIME???




    Quote Originally Posted by Lilbitsnana View Post
    posted for fair use
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/182489

    Israel 'Gave Hamas 48 Hours to Stop Rockets'

    Palestinian sources said Israel threatened attack. Ultimatum was delivered from Israel to Hamas through Egypt.

    By Arutz Sheva staff with AFP
    First Publish: 7/3/2014, 9:45 PM


    Binyamin Netanyahu

    Palestinian sources cited by Walla reported that Israel has delivered an ultimatum to Hamas to stop rocket fire from Gaza within 48 hours. Otherwise, Israel warned, it intends to launch an attack on Gaza.

    The sources said that the threat was delivered by Egyptian Intelligence to the head of Hamas's political bureau, Musa Abu Marzuk, who is in Cairo.

    Meanwhile, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at a Fourth of July reception at the US Ambassador's residence that Israel is preparing for two possibilities. “One – that the fire will stop and then our operations will also stop; and the second, that the fire will continue and then our forces will act forcefully.”

    "We are looking for calm, not escalation, but if Hamas chooses to act against us, we shall be ready," IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Benny Gantz said in remarks tweeted by the army.

    But in Gaza, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, warned Israel to wind down its Gaza air strikes and widespread arrests in Judea and Samaria – mainly of Hamas members.

    "What the enemy is doing in the West Bank and Gaza... adds fuel to the fire of confrontation," spokesman Abu Obeida told a press conference.

    "Idiotic measures by your leaders will be enough for us to turn your localities and sites...into embers."
    Over 15 rockets, part of the roughly 40 that have been fired from Gaza in the last two days, were fired at southern Israel in a salvo Thursday afternoon, causing two fires to break out.

    One of the rockets fell right next to a kibbutz in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council area, and another exploded in the Sderot industrial area. Fires broke out in both areas, reports Ynet.

    Within an hour of the rockets, around 14 mortar shells from Gaza exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council area, leaving an IDF soldier with mild wounds after taking shrapnel to the leg.

    A short time later another three rockets fell in the Eshkol Regional Council area, and three mortars reportedly hit a town in the area as well.

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    So is it SMACKDOWN TIME???
    Yes...


    Israel News Feed @IsraelHatzolah · 25m
    BREAKING NEWS:
    at least 100 Rockets fired moments ago
    towards Ashdod, Ashkelon, Netiviot, Lechish, remain in shelter.





    Israel News Feed @IsraelHatzolah · 12m
    MDA Lifted its alert level to level C,
    following massive rocket barrage fired moments ago towards southern Israel.





    Israel News Feed @IsraelHatzolah · 5m
    For first time in 20 months
    Hamas officially taking responsibility
    for missile launches on Israel
    - via @galberger





    Peter Lerner @LTCPeterLerner · 25m
    Confirmed: Barrage of 20 rockets launched by #Gaza terrorist at #Israel,
    4 of them intercepted by #IronDome. 16 hit open areas.



    Peter Lerner @LTCPeterLerner · 21m
    More rockets launched at Ashdod & Ashkelon.
    #IronDome Interceptions reported.
    #Hamas are playing an extremely dangerous game of roulette.



    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 6m
    Reshet Beit (IL):
    Hamas took direct responsibility for the latest volley of rocket fire.
    That's backed up by the range of rockets used.
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    PzFeed Top News @PzFeed · 2m
    UPDATE: MDA just raised alert in Jerusalem to highest level.



    Brenda StoterBoscolo @BrendaStoter · 3m
    IDF says that more than 80 rockets
    have been fired from #Gaza into #Israel
    with 30 rockets having been fired in last hour (@SkyNews)



    Haaretz.com @haaretzcom · 10m
    BREAKING:
    Iron Dome batteries intercept 12 rockets
    in latest barrage from Gaza
    http://htz.li/1lNtcln
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    PzFeed Top News @PzFeed · 31m
    ISRAEL UNDER ATTACK:
    - 120 rockets fired since the morning
    - 30 rockets in last hour
    - 8 injuries reported
    - Hamas claims responsibility



    Not much else right now, till counterattack starts...
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    IDF @IDFSpokesperson · 57s
    For live updates about rockets attack from #Gaza into #Israel
    http://www.idfblog.com/blog/2014/06/28/live-updates-gaza-terrorists-fire-rockets-israel/ …



    Israel News Feed @IsraelHatzolah · 9m
    UPDATE:
    at least 3 Rockets exploded moments ago
    in Shaar Hanegev in open area.



    Israel News Feed @IsraelHatzolah · 1m
    JUST IN: Soroka hospital in Beer Sheba
    moving preemies and baby departments to bomb shelter,
    following barrage of rockets fired from Gaza.
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    Gity up.
    I sure hope my ship comes in before my dock rots.

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    Big thanks to those who are trying to keep us updated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reborn View Post
    Big thanks to those who are trying to keep us updated.
    Agreed!

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    Times of Israel update:
    At least 40 rockets fired between 8 and 9 p.m.; false alarms in Jerusalem, center of country; Israel calls up 1,500 reservists; security cabinet orders phased escalation

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/as-isra...nce-continues/
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    Israeli planes drop 'warning' leaflets in Gaza

    GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli warplanes on Monday dropped warning leaflets in the northern areas of the Gaza Strip, witnesses and Israeli media reported.

    The leaflets read: "To the people of the Gaza Strip: The terrorists and smugglers are well aware that their terrorist acts of digging tunnels to smuggle military ammunition is a target for the Israeli Defense Forces, but they keep working and taking cover near your residences.

    "Do not stand still. You are being used by terrorists who will not be by your side when you get hurt. Take responsibility for your future!"

    The leaflet also provided a telephone number and email address to provide information to, with secrecy guaranteed, it added. http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=710696
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    Israel to intensify attacks on Gaza
    7/7/14 KUNA -

    The Israeli security cabinet decided Monday to intensify the military attacks on Gaza Strip in response to a rocket barrage by Hamas and other Palestinian resistance groups in the Strip, according to Israel radio.

    At the end of its three-hour meeting in Jerusalem, the security cabinet gave the green light to the Israeli army to expand and ratchet up the military strikes against militant targets in the Strip on a daily basis until Hamas leader realize that a ceasefire is in their favor, the radio reported, citing a government insider.

    The Egyptian secret service will convey message from Israel to Hamas and vice versa in a bid to deescalate the tension. The radio noted that there is disagreement between the political and military wings of Hamas on the proposed truce.

    While Hamas movement was in favor of de-escalation of the tension, things went to the contrary today after Ezz-Eddin Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the movement, fired a volley of rockets into Sderot and other southern Israeli towns in retaliation to the Israeli air attacks which killed seven Hamas members last night.

    Hamas demands, as a condition for truce, that Israel must release its members who were detained during the recent security campaign in the West Bank as well as the former prisoners who were rearrested.

    Meanwhile, the Israeli army called up some 1,500 reservists from two infantry brigades around the Gaza Strip in preparation for a possible escalation that could result in a large-scale military operation.

    The reservists, most of them are commanders and are from the home front command, will arrive in waves along the frontline with Gaza. Haaretz daily quoted a senior military officer as saying that the escalation was aimed at halting the rocket fire and would be expanded as necessary if the launches did not cease.

    "The blows will be harder. Each succeeding day will be harder for Hamas. We will escalate the attacks to make it clear to them that it is in their interest to stop the rocket fire," the officer said. "We are prepared to broaden the operation in case the rocket fire does not stop," the senior officer added.

    On its part, Hamas defied the Israeli decision and asked all resistance groups to mobilize their fighters and brace for an imminent Israeli aggression.
    Spokesman of the movement Sami Abu Zuhri said in a brief statement that "our people will never yield to the Israeli crimes. "We are capable of repelling any Israeli aggression; blood for blood," he said, vowing that Israel will pay dearly for the killing of seven Hamas members.

    http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetail...91&Language=en
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    I have been posting info on the Lebanon, Syria thread, should have been putting the info here. my bad

    Yesterday (sorry, it was Sat. the 5th) I posted info about a possible ceasefire agreement, although Hamas said yes, they agreed and also no, they didn't. http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...95#post5274595

    I posted this this morning:

    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 40m
    A call up of about 1,500 Israeli reserves was announced, in preparation for what is being called a "calibrated escalation".

    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 20m
    Same announcement: Continuation of rocket fire will be responded with the extraction of an increasingly heavy price from Hamas.

    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 20m
    + Currently there is no intention to start a large offensive but this is where things can potentially lead to.



    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 9m
    More Israeli airstrikes have been reported at the Gaza International Airport near Rafah.

    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 26s
    + The airstrikes near Rafah were meant to destroy a tunnel whose western end had been discovered earlier in Israel's Eshkol Regional Council

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    Lilbitsnana, no problem. I didn't think to look at the Lebanon/Syria thread. We are getting to the point that we may need a separate ongoing thread for every single nation and terror group over there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reborn View Post
    Big thanks to those who are trying to keep us updated.
    Yes, thanks PI and Housecarl and Reborn and others...I am a one-handed bandit right now and it is hard to type and with DH being a semi-invalid right now, I'm not on the computer as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reborn View Post
    Lilbitsnana, no problem. I didn't think to look at the Lebanon/Syria thread. We are getting to the point that we may need a separate ongoing thread for every single nation and terror group over there.
    Yeah, I thought about that yesterday.

    Bahrain kicked out the Asst Secy of State today and other things happening in multiple countries; Israel, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria and others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reborn View Post
    Lilbitsnana, no problem. I didn't think to look at the Lebanon/Syria thread. We are getting to the point that we may need a separate ongoing thread for every single nation and terror group over there.
    Yeah, it is getting that busy.

    As to the timeline slip from 48 hours to better than 90, you've got to figure upon the mess that "lynching" put into their contingency planning along with the usual State Department kibitzing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reborn View Post
    Times of Israel update:
    At least 40 rockets fired between 8 and 9 p.m.; false alarms in Jerusalem, center of country; Israel calls up 1,500 reservists; security cabinet orders phased escalation

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/as-isra...nce-continues/

    There's the critical signpost:" Israel calls up 1,500 reservists". This is no longer tit for tat, now it's going to get serious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woolly View Post
    There's the critical signpost:" Israel calls up 1,500 reservists". This is no longer tit for tat,
    now it's going to get serious!

    Woolly


    Israel Breaking ✡ @IsraelBreaking · 20m
    Photo of Israeli side of Gaza border taken today. - @AFP
    pic.twitter.com/968lT6vLHe




    Israel Breaking ✡ @IsraelBreaking · 15m
    Former National Security Adviser to PM Netanyahu:
    Hamas has “about 10,000 rockets” in its arsenal. - Channel 2






    Cabinet: Israel to retaliate with assassinations,
    not drawn out military action


    Ynet
    Published: 07.07.14, 23:21 / Israel News
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7...539336,00.html

    The Cabinet has decided not to be drawn into to wide military activity in
    Gaza and will instead focus on responding to rocket fire through more
    targeted actions like assassinations.
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    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 3h
    Iron Dome interceptions in latest volley: Seven in Ashdod, five in Netivot.


    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 3h
    Simple equation: The more that Israel uses up Iron Dome interceptors the more likely a ground incursion becomes.


    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 3h
    Not confirmed: There was also an interception over Rehovot, which only moved within range during the Nov 2012 escalation.



    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 56m
    The Israeli cabinet decided to retaliate to rocket fire with assassinations. Objective: Avoid being drawn into Gaza. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7...539336,00.html


    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 54m
    + Now consider the following: The assassination of the leader of the Qassam Brigades is what set of the November 2012 hostilities.




    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 40m
    Another Iron Dome interception was reported over Sderot. Since the earlier longer-range attack, the situation has returned to the steady


    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 40m
    low-volume stream of shorter range rockets targeting Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip.

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    good hope it's stopped

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    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 17m

    Iron Dome interceptions at the port of Ashdod. One is very clearly visible at 0:13, others are obscured by a lamp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx5pV4XRxmk


    כיפת ברזל יירטה 12 רקטות מעל נמל אשדוד Hamas is firing bombs

    07.07.14 Israel: Hamas is firing bombs on the country's major cities המציאות במדינה ישראל: ירי של פצצות על ערים מרכזיות
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    https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/...74187636396035


    This comes directly from the official IDF twitter feed. Apparently, this latest op has been given the codename "Operation Protective Edge".


    http://youtu.be/xSLlZh9yelk

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    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 8m

    The IDF announced a new campaign and now a number of sites are being hit in the Gaza Strip.

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    A FB post from a friend in Israel: "Just heard warning siren here in the moshav. Went outside with my video camera in my hand for some strange reason. Saw a f*cking fire in the sky. Can not believe it. I have a jewelry show, people, please don't have a war right now!"

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    Israel Breaking ✡ @IsraelBreaking · 31m
    JUST IN: Hamas has announced
    it will be making an important statement shortly.




    Israel Breaking ✡ @IsraelBreaking · 19m
    Multiple rocket sirens in multiple areas in South Israel in past 10 minutes.
    Will update if any injuries/damage occurs.




    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 1m
    The wave of Israeli airstrikes is ongoing,
    clearly on a much more massive scale than previously.



    Israel Breaking ✡ @IsraelBreaking · 4m
    LIVE: Watch live as Israel Air Force strikes Gaza heavily tonight.
    http://www.ustream.tv/OccupiedAir



    Israel Breaking ✡ @IsraelBreaking · 15m
    As Israel Air Force starts to bomb Hamas houses in Gaza Strip,
    Hamas issues following statement. 1/2




    Israel Breaking ✡ @IsraelBreaking · 14m
    Hamas Statement:
    "The bombing of houses is red line
    & if you don't stop this policy immediately
    we will widen the circle of our targeting."





    Israel Breaking ✡ @IsraelBreaking · 7m
    Hamas statement was much longer than can fit in 120 characters.
    That was a summary of main points made.
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    I can't find it right now, but I thought I posted and article from the IDF with a map (in the last month or so) showing the range of rockets and it talked about the thousands of rockets that are aimed at Israel.

    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 11m

    + It's been reported that the armed factions have thousands of rockets in their arsenals at this point. See http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Yadlin-...as-hard-361636

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    Yadlin: Israel must strike Hamas hard


    By YAAKOV LAPPIN
    07/06/2014 12:34

    The price of not undertaking an operation in Gaza might well be higher than the price of the operation, former MI chief warns.

    An IDF tank positions itself outside the border of the northern Gaza Strip in this photo from March 2014 Photo: REUTERS
    Israel must strengthen its deterrence and strike Hamas hard, but not reoccupy Gaza, which would be a strategic mistake, former Military Intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin said on Sunday.

    Yadlin – who is the director of the Institute for National Security Studies – made the comments on the INSS’s Facebook page following a weekend in which 30 rockets fired from Gaza slammed into southern areas of Israel, and Beersheba came under Palestinian rocket fire for the first time since Israel’s clash with Hamas in November 2012.

    The rocket fired on Beersheba Saturday was intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system.

    “Reoccupation of Gaza would be a strategic mistake. It would not be right to resume control of a million-and-ahalf Palestinians,” Yadlin said.

    “Hamas today is weak politically and on this level has in fact deferred to Abbas. Israel should not replace Hamas or the Palestinian Authority- controlled Gaza. Hamas, however, has not dismantled its military capabilities. It attacks the Negev, prepares kidnapping operations, and threatens populated areas in Israel with its long-range rockets,” Yadlin added.

    “Therefore, if Hamas continues to shell our civilian population and to launch rockets, Israel should neutralize the threat through a broad military move,” he stated.

    The IDF should target Hamas’s military wing, its leadership, and the terror organization’s weapons and rocket production centers, Yadlin said.

    “Such a move should integrate intelligence, firepower [especially aerial] and ground maneuvers to reach key points and strategic areas in the Gaza Strip,” Yadlin said.

    “Such an operation is not without cost and might include damage to the fabric of life, the economy and even fatalities. But it is necessary,” he added.

    “The price of not undertaking an operation in Gaza might well be higher than the price of the operation. Prolonged shelling of the Negev, and the continued strengthening of Hamas will force us eventually to launch such an operation in the near future – and at a less favorable time, facing an enemy with intensified capabilities that exceed the capabilities it possesses today,” he concluded.

    Hamas’s weapons production program in Gaza is moving ahead at full speed, with local rocket production centers churning out thousands of projectiles, according to Israeli security evaluations communicated to The Jerusalem Post in June. Terror groups have collectively amassed 10,000 rockets in the Gaza Strip. Of those, some 5,000 to 6,000 are in Hamas’s possession, and an additional 2,000 to 3,000 are in the hands of Islamic Jihad.

    Hundreds of projectiles are believed to be able to strike greater Tel Aviv.

    Since taking over the Gaza Strip in 2007 in a violent coup that forced Fatah out of power in the enclave, Hamas has restructured itself into a military- like combat entity, complete with territorial divisions.

    Hamas’s combat divisions are made up of approximately 16,000 gunmen, while Islamic Jihad has built up a fighting force of 5,000 armed guerrillas, with the aid of Iranian funds and training.

    According to Israeli evaluations, there are about 4,000 members of the smaller Gazan terror groups, each armed with their own mini-arsenals of rockets, bombs and assault weapons.

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    I can't find it right now, but I thought I posted and article from the IDF with a map (in the last month or so) showing the range of rockets and it talked about the thousands of rockets that are aimed at Israel.
    found it. posted it on the other thread on 6/24

    http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...41#post5264941



    posted for fair use
    http://www.idfblog.com/2014/06/24/li...ockets-israel/

    Gaza Rockets Send Thousands into Bomb Shelters: Live Updates


    Published on: June 24, 2014

    ROCKETATTACKS2

    Gaza terrorists fired several rockets at southern Israel, sending thousands into bomb shelters in the Ashkelon area.

    For more than a week, Gaza terrorists have continued to fire rockets at Israel. The attacks are increasing the rocket threat against southern communities, forcing the IDF to act in defense of innocent civilians. Following each rocket strike, the Israel Air Force has responded by targeting the activity of terrorists in the Gaza Strip.

    Since Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, terrorists in the area have fired more than 8,000 rockets into Israel. Over 3.5 million Israelis are currently living under threat of rocket attacks.

    Although Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense system stops some of the attacks, most rockets are capable of reaching Israel’s biggest southern cities. More than half a million Israelis have less than 60 seconds to find shelter after a rocket is launched from Gaza into Israel.

    rocket map



    “We have repeatedly addressed the consequences facing those who seek to endanger the lives of innocent civilians,” IDF Spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner recently said in response to the attacks. “Iron Dome’s success does not change the absurd fact that Israelis have been living under continuous rocket threat for multiple years. We shall persist with our determination to combat terror elements and eliminate the pending threat to Israeli lives.”

    Updates: Rocket attacks against Israel

    Tuesday June 24

    Terrorists fired several rockets at southern Israel, sending thousands into bomb shelters in the Ashkelon area. Iron Dome intercepted two rockets, and one rocket landed in Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council. Another struck a Palestinian home and caused casualties.

    Sunday June 22

    Terrorists fired two rockets fired at Israel. Both of them hit the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council.

    In response: The IDF targeted four terror activity sites in Gaza.

    Additionally, a terrorist carrying a hand grenade was arrested Sunday morning near Eshkol Regional Council. An initial investigation suggests he infiltrated Israel through the Gaza security fence.

    Saturday June 21

    Terrorists fired three rockets at Israel.

    One hit the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council

    One hit Hof Ashkelon Regional Council

    One fell short of its target and landed in Gaza

    Friday June 20

    Four rockets fired at Israel.

    One hit an open area near Sderot

    One intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system

    Two fell short of their target and landed in Palestinian teritory

    In response: The IDF targeted three concealed rocket launchers and a weapons storage facility in Gaza.

    Thursday June 19

    Two rockets fired at Israel.

    One intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system

    One hit an open area near Sderot

    In response: The IDF targeted a rocket-launching site and two terror activity sites in Gaza.

    Wednesday June 18

    Five rockets fired at Israel.

    Two hit the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council

    A house damaged by the explosion

    Tuesday June 17

    In response to rocket fire: The IDF targeted a terrorist activity site, a weapons factory and two weapon storage facilities in Gaza.

    Monday June 16

    One rocket fired at Israel.

    In response: The IDF targeted two terrorist activity sites, three weapon storage facilities, and a weapons-manufacturing site in Gaza.

    Sunday June 15

    Multiple rockets fired at Israel.

    Two intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

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    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 41m

    It's quite likely that the targets in this initial wave of airstrikes are facilities used to store and launch the longest-range rockets.

    Doug Pologe @DougPologe · 11m

    + It's been reported that the armed factions have thousands of rockets in their arsenals at this point
    . See http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Yadlin-...as-hard-361636



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    @DougPologe reports last week said those were under civilian homes.


    Doug Pologe ‏@DougPologe

    This would explain why there are so many reports of homes being targeted RT @Salted2 reports last week said those were under civilian homes.

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    I don't know if it's already posted, but Israel called up a couple hundred reservists today and says they might call 1,500 more....


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    Israeli army says it launched offensive on Gaza Strip to quell rocket attacks; Palestinian official says airstrikes injure at least 9 - @AP

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    Israeli army launches offensive on Gaza Strip


    — Jul. 7, 2014 8:58 PM EDT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army says it has launched an offensive operation against the Gaza Strip to quell rocket attacks, and a Palestinian official says Israeli airstrikes have wounded at least nine Palestinians.

    A Twitter statement from the Israeli army early Tuesday says Operation Protective Edge is intended to "stop the terror Israel's citizens face on a daily basis."

    The army says it was carrying out airstrikes early Tuesday in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday. It did not elaborate.

    Gaza health official Ashraf Al-Kedra says at least nine Palestinians were brought to a Gaza hospital with light to moderate injuries.

    The airstrikes come after Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets at southern Israel late Monday, as the Israeli military rushed more forces to the border.

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