120+ ROCKETS HIT SOUTHERN ISRAEL OVER WEEKEND
joelcrosenberg | April 11, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/piWZ7-1f3
Israeli soldiers stand next to a launcher, part of the first “Iron Dome” missile defence system deployed in Israel, near the southern city of Beersheva, in March 2011. Israel is planning to deploy four more batteries of its “Iron Dome” short-range missile defence system, Defence Minister Ehud Barak said on Sunday. (AFP/File/David Buimovitch)
“Over the past 48 hours, terrorist organizations in Gaza fired over 120 Grad missiles, rockets and mortars at the Israeli home front, 50 of which were fired since this morning,” reported the Israeli Defense Forces website on April 9. “Since Thursday, approximately eight Grad missiles and rockets were intercepted by IAF Aerial Defense Corps forces, using the ‘Iron Dome’ system….IAF aircraft and armored forces targeted eleven squads of terrorists in the northern and southern Gaza Strip, immediately following their firing of rockets and mortars at the Israeli home front, deliberately targeting Israeli civilians. IAF aircraft targeted fifteen terror activity sites in the Gaza Strip, including terror infrastructure sites, Hamas outposts, smuggling tunnels and weapons manufacturing and storage facilities. Direct hits were confirmed.” Please pray for peace on the Israeli-Gaza border.
HEADLINES TO TRACK:
* Israel and Hamas are sliding toward ground battle: Conflict creeps closer as informal understanding between the two sides since the end of Operation Cast Lead in January 2009 has collapsed
* Israel hails success of new rocket interceptor
* New Israeli [Iron Dome] system alters war against Gaza rockets
* Forget the beach: Ashkelon kids get kicks by watching Iron Dome take down rockets: Near the anti-rocket system there are soldiers guarding, but also explaining to the visitors how it works.