Sunday, October 30, 2011

Over 20 rockets were fired at Israel today from Gaza


From the IDF Website, 29 Oct 2011:

Over 20 rockets were fired at Israel today, Chief of Staff holds situation assessment and IAF targets responsible terrorists in response...
 
Over 20 mortars and rockets were fired today from the Gaza Strip at Israeli communities including Ashdod (population of over 200,000), Ashkelon (population of 113,000), Gan Yavne (population of 19,000) and the Eshkol Regional Council, causing light to moderate injuries to at least three people and damaging several buildings, including a school.

10:50pm - IAF aircraft targeted a terrorist squad in the northern Gaza strip that was preparing to launch rockets at Israeli communities. Additionally IAF aircraft targeted two armed rocket launchers in the southern Gaza Strip. Hits were confirmed.
10:15pm - IAF aircraft target a terrorist preparing to launch rockets at Israel in the southern Gaza Strip. Hits were confirmed.
10:10pm - IAF aircraft target terrorist squad responsible for firing rockets at communities in southern Israel. Hits were confirmed.
8:40pm - The Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz held a situation assessment in response to the renewed rocket fire from Gaza. The assessment was held with the operational general staff including representatives from the Intelligence Corps, the Southern Command, the Home Front Command, the IAF and the Operations Directorate.
2:15pm - In a joint IDF and the Israel Security Agency, IAF aircraft attacked a cell of terrorists preparing to fire long-range rockets from the southern Gaza Strip. This same terrorist cell was responsible for the rockets fired at the Be'er Tuvia Regional Council last Wednesday. Hits were confirmed and the launching attempt was thwarted.
The Home Front Command instructed the civilians to enter safe rooms for at least ten minutes when an alarm sounds. Additionally, any gathering of over 500 in southern Israel is to be cancelled. Further instructions including school system operation are forthcoming.

The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, and will continue to operate with strength and determination against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.
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