Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Israel airstrikes allegedly in response to fire from Gaza

Israeli Rocket Sirens Sound Near Gaza Border as IDF Strikes Gaza Targets

30 May, 2018

The Israeli military is "operating in the Gaza Strip," an Israel Defense Forces spokesperson said, adding that "explosions heard" in this area are directly related to the IDF's operations.

"The IDF is currently operating in Gaza Strip. The explosions heard are related to this activity," the IDF spokesperson said on Twitter. 
Palestinian media reports have also said that Israeli forces attacked targets in Gaza.
According to Israeli news site Haaretz, the Israeli Air Force conducted 30 strikes, though it's unclear if this referred to the number of IAF aircraft in the operation, the number of projectiles fired, or the number of targets attacked. 
Rocket sirens have started alerting residents of potential rocket fire after the IDF announced it was undertaking a military operation. 
A Snapchat video shows people laughing and joking around near a soccer field before a rocket lands nearby. "Those guys should have been [in] a bomb shelter," said Anna Aronheim, a Jerusalem Post reporter and security consultant.
Israeli reporters have shared footage of what they say is the Iron Dome defense system shooting down incoming mortar and rocket fire.
Sirens went off in Hof Ashkelon, Sdot Negev and Sha'ar HaNagev Regional Councils, the Israeli military's spokesperson noted
An Israeli public broadcaster has shared footage of what he reports is a rocket evading the Iron Dome defenses and hitting Israel. 


FromLebanon’s al-Masdar News

Breaking: Israeli Air Force launches big assault on Gaza

30 May, 2018

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 A.M.) – The Israeli Air Force resumed its bombing of the Gaza Strip in response to new shelling by the Palestinian forces , the army’s press service said.

The exchange of blows continues, despite the emergence of a number of media reports on the readiness of the parties to observe a ceasefire through the mediation of Egypt.

The IDF is now operating in the Gaza Strip,” the army said.

This is the second time in the last 12 hours that Israel has launched airstrikes in the Gaza Strip.

During the first attack, the Israeli Air Force claimed that it attacked 35 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets.

According to the Israeli military’s reports, about 70 missiles and artillery shells were fired from the Gaza Strip at 20.00 Moscow time, some of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense installations.

Tuesday’s exchange of hostilities is the largest confrontation to take place between the Israeli and Palestinian forces in the last four years.

These reports of Hal Turner's are coming from ISRAELI sources. Judge for yourself the reliability.

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN
TONIGHT WE ARE GOING
TO WAR"
30 May, 2018

** URGENT **  URGENT **  URGENT **

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN STATES 'TONIGHT WE ARE GOING TO WAR'

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Iran has threatened Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi to ally with Hashid al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces - Hadi al-Ameri) or else Baghdad will be attacked with 60 car bombs in one day . . .
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UPDATE --IDF REPORTING IRANIAN MADE ROCKETS NOW BEING FIRED IN TO ISRAEL FROM GAZA, IN ADDITION TO MORTARS
UPDATE 7:10 AM EDT -- VERY HEAVY AIRSTRIKES IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS IN GAZA, ALSO TANK AND ARTILLERY FIRE IN NUMERMOUS LOCATIONS
Hamas and Islamic Jihad fired at least twenty-seven military Mortar Rounds from the Gaza Strip into surrounding communities in Israel over the past few hours.  It is apparently the largest such attack against civilians since 2014, and the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) is returning fire.
Islamic Jihad is calling it revenge for their militants killed by Israel yesterday. They are threatening to keep attacking and to escalate.

There have been 2 barrages of mortar fire in the last 2 hours.
This was the most significant rocket attack against Israel since 2014. After the launching of 27 mortar rockets against Israeli civilians living in the border communities near Gaza, we can expect a substantial response from the IDF. - IDF spokesman Peter Lerner

 As of about 2:00 AM eastern U.S. time, 21 locations have come under siren alert in Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is holding Emergency National Security meetings.
Hamas is reportedly evacuating from key locations; pulling back to hide themselves using women and children as human shields.
This is a developing story and live updates will appear below. Please check back.

 UPDATE 7:08 AM EDT --

IDF WARNS ISRAELI RESIDENTS OF UPCOMING HEAVY EXPLOSIONS INSIDE GAZA

UPDATE 7:10 AM EDT -- 

VERY HEAVY AIRSTRIKES IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS IN GAZA, ALSO TANK AND ARTILLERY FIRE IN NUMERMOUS LOCATIONS

UPDATE 7:45 AM EDT -- 

Rocket alert sirens sound in Gaza border communities for fourth time today.

For the fourth time today Israelis have had to rush to bomb shelters as sirens sounded indicating more rockets fired from Gaza. This time near Ashkelon a town of approx. 150K.

UPDATE 8:40 AM EDT --

ROCKET FRAGMENTS FOUND IN SCHOOLYARD IN SDEROT
Rocket fragments were found in the yard of a school in Sderot, near the Gaza border, after a fourth volley of rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip. The Iron Dome intercepted a number of rockets that were fired and there were reportedly rockets that fell in an open field in southern Israel.

UPDATE 8:43 AM EDT -- 

IDF ANNOUNCES IT HAS CARRIED OUT 30 AIRSTRIKES ON GAZA IN THE LAST FEW HOURS WITH MORE TO COME
Following the latest rocket barrages and situational assessments all hospitals and medical facilities in southern #Israel are raising their alert level to B (2nd out of three)
56 PROJECTILES FIRED IN TO ISRAEL SINCE THIS MORNING AND ONGOING

30 AIRSTRIKES IN TO GAZA IN THE LAST 2 HOURS

ALL OF IDF INVOLVED, WITH TANK, ARTILLERY, AIRCRAFT AND NAVAL FIRE (THE 30 ABOVE IS AIR POWER ONLY - NO NUMBERS YET FOR OTHER STRIKES)

HEAVY MACHINE GUN FIRE FROM GAZA IN TO VARIOUS ISRAELI BORDER COMMUNITIES

NETANYAHU PROMISING MASSIVE RESPONSE - IT WILL LIKELY GET WORSE AS THE EVENING PROGRESSES

UPDATE 8:45 AM EDT --

BORDER RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN TOLD TO REMAIN IN PROXIMITY TO SHELTERS AT ALL TIMES - FIRST TIME SINCE 2014 THIS ORDER HAS BEEN GIVEN
 The situation in which a terror organization fires into Israeli communities is unacceptable. Since noon we have been operating throughout the Gaza Strip in a series of attacks which has not been done since Operation Protective Edge" IDF Spokesman Brig-Gen.Ronen Manelis 

UPDATE 8:52 AM EDT --

HEAVY BARRAGE OF TANK FIRE JUST STARTING

UPDATE 9:00 AM EDT --

ROCKET SIRENS NOW IN OVER 20 ISRAELI LOCATIONS

UPDATE 9:05 AM EDT --

MORE ROCKET LAUNCHES FROM GAZA IN THE LAST HOUR THAN 2016-18 COMBINED!

UPDATE 9:15 AM EDT --

FORENSIC ANALYSIS OF ROCKET DEBRIS SHOWS ***IRANIAN-MADE*** ROCKETS BEING FIRED INTO ISRAEL BY TERRORISTS IN GAZA.

UPDATE 10:00 AM EDT --

Breaking Shehab news agency: Israel confirms a soldier was injured in a mortar attack against an IDF army outpost near Gaza
ONE CIVILIAN ALSO WOUNDED IN A ROCKET STRIKE - MODERATE INJURY STATUS
MULTIPLE ROCKET ALERTS - LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE TRYING TO OVERWHELM IRON DOME WITH MANY LAUNCHES
ROCKET JUST REACHED 25KM INSIDE ISRAELI TERRITORY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS
AT LEAST 3 ISRAELIS INJURED (2 severely, 1 moderately) AFTER GUNFIRE AND ROCKET ATTACKS ON GAZA BORDER MOMENTS AGO
Additional sirens sounded in the city of Ofakim and the Eshkol and Merchavim Regional Councils. More details to follow
SMS Messages have been sent to certain people to prepare to be called up for an emergency call up. 
52 SIREN ACTIVATIONS IN ISRAEL TODAY SO FAR

UPDATE 11:15 AM EDT -- 

Rocket sirens sounded in southern Israel
Emergency security meeting to be held by Prime Minister, with members of defense establishment 
Israel cuts off electrical power supply to Gaza Strip.
Israel Electric Company announced that a main line & facilities feeding electricity to the Gaza Strip was damaged in a rocket attack earlier today. Due to the damage 3 power lines to Gaza have been cut off and will only be repaired once it is safe to approach the facility.
Israel Railways: disruptions in rail traffic south of Ashkelon due to Gaza fire 

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Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz “We may have no choice, we will have to strike in Gaza and conquer it.. and end this terrorist regime.”

 UPDATE 1:20 PM EDT --

ISIS terror group in Gaza claims responsibility on latest barrage of rockets fired towards Israel

UPDATE 1:33 PM EDT --

Israeli Channel 7 states that Israeli will respond strongly in the coming hours to the rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza, security meeting with Netanyahu now over
Israeli internal security minister,Practice of Assasinations against Gaza commanders must return after today's events.

UPDATE 1:40 PM EDT --

IDF JETS fueling and arming. Briefing for pilots about their targets.  
HAMAS ISSUES JOINT STATEMENT WITH ISLAMIC JIHAD, SAYING BOTH NOW TAKE JOINT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ROCKET FIRE
UPDATE 2:05 PM EDT --
IAF GIANT1 KC-707 Tanker has established a distinct course for refueling assignment 150kms from the Gaza Strip. 
 Israeli army spokesperson: "Israel will respond tonight on the latest rocket launches from Gaza

UPDATE 2:18 PM EDT -- 

IDF has 'no intention' to stop strikes on Hamas, spokesman says
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held security consultations with Defense Minister Liberman, IDF Chief of Staff, the head Shin Bet of and other senior officials Tuesday evening. 
ROCKET SIRENS IN THE NEGEV
FURTHER SIRENS ESHKOL REGION
Shehab news agency: Israel is working behind the scenes with Egypt to try to stop Hamad and Islamic jihad from escalating.

UPDATE 2:58 PM EDT --

Any kind of Israeli attack on Gaza will trigger a response that will result in bomb shelters opening in Tel Aviv” - Hamas statement 
UPDATE 3:15 PM EDT --
US CALLING FOR EMERGENCY SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING TO CONDEMN ROCKET ATTACKS - AGENCIES
Sirens sounding at Nahal Oz, Alumim and other border communities 15 hours after this started. 
SIRENS NOW SOUNDING IN 31 LOCATIONS SIMULTANEOUSLY!!!
HUGE ROCKET BARRAGE INBOUND ACROSS SOUTHERN ISRAEL 

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Iran has threatened Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi to ally with Hashid al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces - Hadi al-Ameri) or else Baghdad will be attacked with 60 car bombs in one day, according to an individual close to al-Abadi

UPDATE 3:30 PM EDT --

ENTIRE SOUTHERN REGION OF ISRAEL NOW UNDER ROCKET ALERT 
 OVER 40 LOCATIONS NOW UNDER ROCKET ALERT

UPDATE 3:45 PM EDT -- 

LARGE NUMBER OF IAF AIRCRAFT JUST WENT AIRBORNE
 Shehab news agency: Sirens sound for the first time in Lachaish in southern Kiryat ghat

 


UPDATE 4:00 PM EDT --

Egypt-brokered ceasefire reportedly negotiated in Gaza, slated to start tonight.
ISLAMIC JIHAD SOURCES SAYS A DEAL IS MADE TO DEFUSE THE SITUATION AND BRING CALM; REACHED THRU EGYPTIAN MEDIATION 
Commander in Islamic jihad: Mediation is ongoing and MAYBE a deal is reached within hours. The resistance condition is stopping Israel escalation and aggression against Gaza.
 (Hal Turner Comment: they only call a truce to regroup and collect the stones they threw, so they can throw them again tomorrow.
In my estimation, this is not over, it's far from over.  Confirming high level meetings today. )

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UPDATE 4:12 PM EDT -- 
Lebanon has now joined the show. Rockets coming into Israel from there!!!
 BREAKING: Israeli official: NO ceasefire deal has been reached between Israel and Palestinian terror groups
NOTE: I HAVE BEEN OFFICIALLY ASKED TO SLOW DOWN MY RAW DATA REPORTING SO AS NOT TO GIVE AWAY ANY ISRAELI DEFENSIVE MOVES (LIKE AIRCRAFT LAUNCHING) BEFORE THEY TAKE PLACE.  I HAVE VOLUNTARILY AGREED TO THIS REQUEST BECAUSE REGARDLESS OF MY VIEWS ABOUT POLITICAL ISSUES INVOLVING ISRAEL, I SUPPORT ISRAEL'S EFFORT TO DEFEND ITSELF FROM ROCKET ATTACKS AGAINST ITS CIVILIANS.  

UPDATE 4:55 PM EDT --

Hearing from sources that Hamas has begun to massively reinforce the Gaza border with Israel. Militants may be preparing for imminent land operations.

UPDATE 5:00 PM EDT --

As of this minute, it is 12 Midnight in Israel.  Let's see if the Arabs in Gaza CEASEFIRE or not.

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Update 5:06 PM EDT --

Somehow, folks in Gaza managed to get their hands on GRAD Multiple Rocket Launcher Systems, which have begun firing into settlement areas in Israel around the Gaza Strip.  Below is a Wikipedia photo of a GRAD rocket launcher.  

UPDATE 5:15 PM EDT --

Leader of Hezbollah: If #Israel starts a war in Gaza, assets in Lebanon and Syria will retaliate by striking Tel-Aviv. 

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UPDATED 5:26 PM EDT -- 

******* URGENT *****  URGENT *****  URGENT *****

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN STATES 'TONIGHT WE ARE GOING TO WAR'

UPDATE 5:36 PM EDT --

Initial reports of a direct rocket impact in the Israeli city of Netivot; sport center reportedly struck, plume of smoke seen
Shehab news agency: Cabinet meeting earlier rejected truce deal and decided to strike Hamas hard

UPDATE 6:20 PM EDT -- 

Multiple Intelligence sources on the ground in Israel have confirmed to me "almost continuous air strikes in Gaza by the Israeli Air Force" and have further confirmed "enormous and ongoing firing from multiple Israeli tanks."  MORE: Israel’s cabinet has moved to underground bunker for meetings now.

Gaza Israel - Free Speech

Israeli News Live
 Israel strikes back with massive bombing of the Gaza strip after more than 70 rockets fired into Israel that has caused 6 wounded and landed even near a kindergarten center.

https://www.apnews.com/f02b071e915e4b...

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