Shalom Life | August 20, 2014

Rockets Fired Into Israel

Two missiles explode in south, no injuries or damage reported.

By: Bev Spritzer

Published: September 13th, 2010 in News » Israel

Rockets Fired Into Israel

Two Kassam rockets exploded in southern Israel early Sunday morning terrifying residents, but reportedly causing no injury or damage.

According to residents, the rocket alarm did not go off beforehand.

Four Kassam rockets reportedly landed in the Negev over the Rosh Hashanah holiday and weekend.

On Thursday, Gaza terrorists fired a Kassam rocket and mortar shell at targets in the western Negev, the mortar shell landing next to a daycare centre shortly before the children’s scheduled arrival.

In response, IDF units bombed a smuggling tunnel under the Gaza border, as well as a terrorist training camp. According to Gaza sources, two Hamas terrorists were wounded.

Shortly after Israel’s retaliation, the IDF issued a statement, saying that Israel “would not tolerate attempts to harm Israeli citizens and IDF soldiers. We will act determination and strength against any source that uses terror tactics to attack Israel.”

According to Israel’s Maan News, the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, who are the armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, claimed responsibility for the mortars fired into Israel on Saturday. As of yet, however, no one has claimed responsibility for Sunday morning’s attack.

Regardless, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to attend another round of peace talks in Sharm El-Sheikh on Tuesday.

According to ynet, Netanyahu is expected to demand of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that as soon as an agreement is reached on the borders of two future states, his people will cease their demands for Israeli land.

"The foundation of the state of Israel is that it is the nation-state of the Jewish people," he said at the Israeli Cabinet's weekly meeting. "That is the real basis of the end of demands from the state of Israel and the end of the conflict between the two peoples."

Holocaust Survivor Arrested in Ferguson Protests Holocaust Survivor Arrested in Ferguson Protests TrendingIndian Community Holds 'Biggest' Pro-Israel Rally in Years Indian Community Holds 'Biggest' Pro-Israel Rally in Years TrendingNew York Synagogue Bans Hebrew New York Synagogue Bans Hebrew Trending
 

James Franco Ups The Ante On ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ [VIDEO]

August 19, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
James Franco Ups The Ante On ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ [VIDEO]

Franco completed the ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' in Monday. Without pants on.

Read More

Paul Rudd is Ant-Man in First Official Photo

August 19, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Paul Rudd is Ant-Man in First Official Photo

The 'Knocked Up' actor stars as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man in the upcoming superhero flick from Marvel.

Read More

Israel Turns Into WiFi Hotspot

August 19, 2014 | By Viva Sarah Press
Israel Turns Into WiFi Hotspot

Free internet for tourists and Israelis alike as government cancels router restrictions

Read More

Ezra Miller to Star in ‘Stanford Prison Experiment’

August 19, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Ezra Miller to Star in ‘Stanford Prison Experiment’

The 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' actor will co-star alongside Michael Angarano and Billy Crudup.

Read More

The Love Jewce: In Love & Birthright

August 19, 2014 | By Kailin Beard
The Love Jewce: In Love & Birthright

There are no words to describe how deeply I fell for the country, the Israeli people or for him

Read More

Missing American IDF Soldier Found Dead

August 19, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Missing American IDF Soldier Found Dead

David Menahem Gordon's body discovered in central Israel with his IDF-issued rifle by his side

Read More

Israeli Company Combines Style And Technology To Save Lives

August 19, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Israeli Company Combines Style And Technology To Save Lives

A new shirt developed by HealthWatch is one of the first ever to detect more than just your pulse, and alerts doctors immediately when you're in danger

Read More

Google to Allow Accounts for Children Under Thirteen

August 19, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Google to Allow Accounts for Children Under Thirteen

The search engine giant is modifying its services for younger children that will give parents full control of their child's account

Read More

More Headlines