It’s Day 5

It hasn’t even been a full day since MC’s previous report. Since then the war in Gaza has intensified even further, with rockets being fired (and intercepted by Iron Dome) over central Israel in the vicinity of Tel Aviv.

It’s Day 5
by MC

It is just a few short weeks since Hamas kidnapped and murdered three Jewish children and here we are with a major battle raging within a few kilometres of us.

Has anyone notice that Hamas is desperately trying to play the innocent party?

ISIS held a rally in Gaza last month. Its successes appear to have greatly boosted terrorist confidence. The PA is now openly flying a swastika in the West Bank. The BBC has warned people not to believe what appears to come out of Gaza as well.

We are hearing almost continuous explosions now, there has been a missile intercepted close to Tel Aviv by Iron Dome…

So here we are, and its time to consider what happens after the gold Gaza rush. Is there any option but for Israel to retake Gaza? Not to do so this time is just to shelve the problem for another day. But what will Barry Soetoro do then?

Another source in Israel writes:

From Israel I can tell you that the leaders of Hamas have gone underground and have destroyed their mobile phones. Some of the Sayeret have been called in and within 72 hours the 40,000 reservists together with the tanks and armoured humvees will be on the border. The people of Israel and the government this time wish a large cleanup in Gaza and I think that they will enter parts of the Gaza strip on Thursday.

I have Israeli TV open all the time and am listening in.

And from The Jerusalem Post:

Iron Dome intercepts rocket over central Israel, sirens sound in Tel Aviv

Air raid siren sounds in Gush Dan region for first time amid recent Gaza escalations; Tel Aviv ordered to open public bomb shelters; no injuries.

The Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted a projectile near Tel Aviv over the city of Rishon Lezion on Tuesday evening, as air raid sirens sounded in central Israeli cities for the first time amid recent escalations.

No injuries or damage were reported in the attack, which marked a widening of the range of rocket fire the Gaza Strip.

Israeli television showed a double-burst of smoke in skies above Tel Aviv after air raid sirens sounded, sending residents running for shelter.

Air raid sirens sounded in all of Gush Dan, including Tel Aviv, Petah Tikva, Lod and Givatayim.

It was the first Gaza rocket that reached Tel Aviv since Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012.

Following the attack over central Israel, the Home Front Command instructed the Tel Aviv Municipality to open public bomb shelters in the city.

The Home Front Command had earlier instructed Tel Aviv residents to prepare for utilizing protected rooms and shelters in their private homes.

Under the same instruction, the division responsible for civil security ordered for bomb shelters in Tel Aviv schools to be opened.

The IDF launched Operation Protective Edge in the early hours of Tuesday morning in order to quell the ongoing barrage of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. Later in the day, the IDF begun actively calling up 40,000 reserves approved to it by the cabinet.

Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza continued to pound southern Israel throughout Tuesday, with some 80 rockets landing in Israeli territory by the evening. Iron Dome made 23 interceptions throughout the day, shooting down projectiles over Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Gaza border communities.

Meanwhile, the Israel Air force struck 150 targets in Gaza, and Palestinians reported multiple casualties in a number of the strikes.

Some 100 underground rocket launchers and ten attack tunnels were among the targets.

MC lives in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. For his previous essays, see the MC Archives.

10 thoughts on “It’s Day 5

  1. Go for it, Israel, you have every right to defend your citizens from the mindless violence and atrocities of those primitive, seventh century barbarian neighbours of yours.
    Like Muslims everywhere they understand and respond to only one thing and that thing is the courage and determination of free men and women to exercise greater violence in order not to be exterminated or simply become slave keeping slaves of an intellectually challenged Imamate forever trapped in an evolutionary cul-de-sac of its own creation.
    I suspect that you as a people have learned this reality from your history, the reality that freedom can never be sustained by the weak and fearful and, furthermore, nor that such freedom is ever obtained without courage and personal sacrifice – a hard lesson we in the West are going to have to relearn with some alacrity if we ourselves are to survive in any recognisable form.
    Seneca III

  2. Israel gave Gaza to the Palestinians in the name of “peace.” The
    Palestinians are repaying Israel with rockets fired from Gaza.
    The payback should be Israel pushing the whole rotten mess
    into the Mediterranean.

    • “The political climate in Israel is so ugly that at least one member of Knesset is comparing Palestinian children to “little snakes”—and announcing that she’s ready to declare war on the entire Palestinian population. ”

      Again the clever dis-information; Ayelet Shaked called the ‘Shahid’ (suicide bombers) little snakes, and who can disagree with her?

      “They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads,” Shaked writes. “Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.”

      This is a really good example of how twisted the media have become, the original “Palestininan children are snakes” misquote is at the top of the piece, the actual quote is at the bottom of the piece.

  3. The truly big question is this – will push come to shove or have we lost the will for it? Or have we not lost the will for it and too many of us were not clear as to when push does come to shove and what that shove looks like.

    My hope is for an Israeli invasion of and a retaking of Gaza. All part of and preparatory to the destruction of Hamas.

    The Left has been arguing Israel is an occupying power for so long now – as cover so the left cannot be called on their plans for the occupation of Gaza, the West Bank and, Israel – that I think Israel has no choice but to become and occupying power in reality.

  4. I’m sick of reading about this–ESPECIALLY the lack of pushback on the part of the Jews (and YES, they are being attacked BECAUSE of their religion. Period.)
    “Iron Dome” gives both the point of impact on incoming fire (thus the ability to fire or not), AND the point of origin. Knowing the launch location while the missile is in flight, firing data could instantly be transmitted to counterbattery artillery and return fire could be in the air before any missile would impact.
    Return fire EACH AND EVERY TIME. Otherwise faageddabaatit.
    The location of launch site is irrelevant, I don’t care if its the local OB/GYN clinic, or a nice, big muzzie mosque.
    Playing “poor-me-I’m-a-target” doesn’t cut it anymore–if it ever did.

  5. relates that the IDF gives ‘phone warnings, and fires flares, before hitting terrorists’ homes, prompting some Palestinians to be human shields- and that the NY Times manages to spin this as a negative.

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