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Sderot (Israel) under rocket attack again

Sderot (Israel) under rocket attack again

Quiet broken.

Last spring I visited Sderot, the Israeli town on the Gaza border.

Sderot is best known internationally as the town most frequently under rocket attack with almost no warning because of the short distance. Sderot has developed extensive shelter systems, as I discussed in Israelis shelter in place near Gaza. The system includes playground shelters like this one:

Sderot Israel Children's Playground Bomb Shelter

and an underground municipal bunker for city officials to use when under attack:

Sderot Security Center David Shneor

You can see from this video I took (sorry for the wind noise) how close Sderot is to Gaza:

This 2008 Video shows what life was like in Sderot:

After the 2014 Gaza conflict — sparked by relentless Hamas rocket fire into Israel — Sderot has had a period of quiet. That ended today, when short-range Qassam rocket or rockets landed in and around the town:

https://twitter.com/IsraelHatzolah/status/644939027615977472

https://twitter.com/IsraelHatzolah/status/644938304325074944

Expect retaliation

https://twitter.com/IsraelHatzolah/status/644948992544141312

UPDATE: Ynet reports that in addition to the rocket that hit Sderot:

One rocket were shot down over Ashkelon just after 11:30pm by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system for the first time since Operation Protective Edge in 2014, just three hours after the rocket strike on Sderot.

The retaliation didn’t take long, which is not surprising since a rocket landed in Sderot and a long range rocket was shot towards a major city:

https://twitter.com/IsraelHatzolah/status/645004472813490176

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buckeyeminuteman | September 18, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Americans today laugh about the bomb drills of 50s and 60s. I can’t even imagine what living in this scenario in this town would be like. I guess once Iran goes nuclear, we’ll all get to find out. As they say, “what’s old is new again.”

smalltownoklahoman | September 18, 2015 at 3:39 pm

More evidence that you just can’t trust these zealots. Hamas, like Iran, wants Israel wiped off the map and to commit genocide upon her people! Hopefully whoever replaces Obama will be much more supportive of Israel doing what they need to do to keep these scumbags in check.

So what do you think the response should be? And, perhaps? The arabs are thinking the Jews will have to respond on Yom Kippur.

You know the good news is that none of this stuff reaches headline status in the USA’s media departments.

Yes, obama is giving iran “cover.” And, this probably makes obama feel like a big cheese. (While why would Israel go in deep, now … when the migrants are overwhelming Europe. And, obama looks like this most least deserving man who ever got a nobel.) Actually, makes the nobels lose value.

If it wasn’t for the hostile anti-Semites, including all the arabs, Israel wouldn’t be building walls. And, wouldn’t be practicing self-defense. And, wouldn’t have the best fighting forces in the whole entire world. (You bet, your enemies keep you on your toes.)

The bigger threat out of gaza is the tunnel diggers. That’s why Egypt is building its sewer lines … to be there when the gazan’s dig underground below their border.

I also know that gazans used to go to Egypt, through their tunnels, to buy brides and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Catcher in the Wry | September 18, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Obama should call his pals in Iran to call off their dogs except we all know Iran wouldn’t and Obama wouldn’t ask
to begin with.

This is Islamophobia at its finest coming from Israel. How dare Israelis complain about rockets landing in Sderot? I hope Israel does not respond to these attacks because that will only continue the cycle of violence. Israel needs to understand that the Sderot rockets are caused by desperate homeless and hungry people who just want things to go back to how they were in 1969. If Israel gives them exactly what they want, these acts of self-defense will cease.

Thank you, UN, UNESCO, Rachel Corrie, SJP, BDS, Medea Benjamin, and other assorted pro-Jewish genocide twits.

obama can’t do diddley. And, the Israeli Air Force has already responded, per the Jerusalem Post. And, there, you’d also learn that Egypt is knocking down the houses on it’s side of Raffah. To build ditches that cut off the tunnels that have already been dug at their border with gaza.

It’s a good thing that Israel has walls. Plus, there’s a new one going up opposite Jordan. Leaving only the Allenby Bridge to cross between Israel and Jordan.

Now, Europe is getting interested in building walls.

Sure. obama avoids doing this between the USA and Mexico.

But obama also avoids tangling with Netanyahu.

And, only a small segment of the migrants flowing into Europe now even comes from Syria. Looks like a lot of those male yoots are both middle class kids. And, running away from syria/jordan/lebanon, because they want more economic opportunities.

What’s the most dangerous thing the IDF faces? Believe it or not, it’s the tunnels. Whack a mole when heads pop out, supposedly out of nowhere. There’s lots of engineering going into finding out about these threats. And, given that today Egypt has bulldozed down all the houses on their side of Raffah, there’s coordination between Sisi and Netanyahu.

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