י״א לחודש הרביעי תשע״ד
The missile warning siren went off in Jerusalem, a few minutes before 10:00 pm.
Here is the timelime according to YNET: I have highlighted what I believe to be particularly significant, and provide commentary below.
Updates: (*22:00 = 10pm, 21:00 = 9pm)
Two booms heard in Jerusalem after sirens went off
(22:10 , 07.08.14)
Palestinian report: Seven injured in attack on Khan Younis
(22:08 , 07.08.14)
Code Red siren in Southern Sharon Regional Council, Ra'anana, Herzliya
(22:07 , 07.08.14)
Code Red siren in Kadima-Tzoran, Ness Ziona, Yavne, Beersheba
(22:04 , 07.08.14)
Code Red siren in Sderot, Ashdod, Beit Shemesh, Beitar Illit, Rishon LeZion
(22:02 , 07.08.14)
Israel under attack: Code Red siren in Binyamina, Pardes Hanna-Karkur, Caesarea, Jerusalem, Or Akiva
(22:00 , 07.08.14)
Heavy barrage of long-range rockets fired from the northern Gaza Strip
(21:56 , 07.08.14)
Iron Dome intercepts rocket over Tel Aviv metropolitan area
(21:51 , 07.08.14)
Code Red siren in Tel Aviv, Givatayim, Rishon LeZion
(21:44 , 07.08.14)
IDF carried out more than 200 attacks in Gaza Strip, mostly from the sea
(21:41 , 07.08.14)
Iron Dome intercepts one rocket over Hof Ashkelon Regional Council
(21:40 , 07.08.14)
Israel Prison Service removes 200 prisoners, detainees from Ashkelon prison due to security situation
(21:22 , 07.08.14)
IDF firing at suspicious areas at location of exploded tunnel in Kerem Shalom
(21:15 , 07.08.14)
Tel Aviv municipality now operating under emergency procedures
(21:02 , 07.08.14)I was just sent...
Hamas says it exploded tunnel near Kerem Shalom
(21:00 , 07.08.14)
Kerem Shalom residents instructed to stay in homes for fear of terrorist infiltration
(20:57 , 07.08.14)
Yeshiva World News
(22:17) One rocket hit a building in Beit Shemesh. One exploded in the Jerusalem area. Explosions were heard in the [Downtown Jerusalem neighborhood of] Nachlaot area. There appears to be damage in Ashdod and Beersheva too. B’chasdei Hashem it there are no reports of fatalities or serious injuries. (live updates)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Well, it appears that we are at war. At least that is what a normal human being would. But, whoever said that the Israeli government was made up of normal human being. Self-destructive I would have to say.
Will people finally wake up to the fact that Arabs consider Tel-Aviv just as much fair game as Hevron Beth El or Yitzhar?
On the other hand, it would not surprise me if it was discovered that one or two missiles were "accidentally" let through, speculating on just how much sympathy from the "International Community they could garner.
In this map from January, 2009 (left), we can see that certain cities still have a perceived sense of "safety."
Not anymore. The map on the right shows those additional cities now threatened from the south.
Think about it. Only five and a half years ago, rockets from the south, from Gaza, only threatened only the south. Now, rockets from from Gaza threaten even the north.
These cities threatened by Gaza in the south do not currently include Nahariyya nor Nazareth. But, what happens when they rockets start launching from the north, from Lebanon and no doubt from Syria, once militants there get their acts together?
Simply put, there will be nowhere to run,...except for maybe out of Israel. (May God Prevent emigration!)
Perhaps the rockets will be part of the filtering out process. (May we all wake up, do teshuvah and merit to remain in Israel!)
Today I even heard stories of tour groups cancelling their reservations, and families making plans to leave.
And these were before today's barrage on the southern and central parts of Israel. Rather these decisions were attributed to the Arab riots, which have been spreading around Israel, during this Muslim month of Ramadan.
Then, of course, there are still troubles in South Tel-Aviv, with the so called "refugees" thieving, trashing, assaulting, mooching, you name it.
And what about Iran? I mean Iran is still right where it was a few months ago, right?
|Missile range: Iran to Israel|
Dare I mention the hidden, and not so hidden, threats: The Bedouin, the Black [non-] Hebrews, the Christians flowing it from the U. S. and elsewhere, the U. S. Secretary of State itching to get some of their troops on the ground here, not to mention the latest wannabe Caliph and his crew, somewhere over in Iraq or Syria.
Well, I certainly do not intend to leave Israel, regardless of the current situation.
How could I, with the possibility of Ge'ulah playing out before my very eyes?!
Stay tuned for some more connecting of the dots!