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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

InMyBackYard: Iron Dome intercepts rocket near Tel Aviv

Hello again from the Holy City of Jerusalem.

I have written many times on this blog with respect to the NotInMyBackYard syndrome that permeates this country with respect to rockets on Israel's south. Now it's InMyBackYard. Iron Dome intercepted a rocket about an hour ago over a suburb of Tel Aviv. Sirens sounded in alarm in the city of the 'beautiful people' (yefei ha'nefesh) who support 'peace' with the savages known as the 'Palestinians.' Will anything change? This is from the second link.
The Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted a projectile near Tel Aviv over the city of Rishon Lezion on Tuesday evening, as air raid sirens sounded in central Israeli cities for the first time amid recent escalations.
No injuries or damage were reported in the attack. 
Israeli television showed a double-burst of smoke in skies above Tel Aviv after air raid sirens sounded, sending residents running for shelter.
Air raid sirens sounded in all of Gush Dan, including Tel Aviv, Petah Tikva, Lod and Givatayim.
It was the first Gaza rocket that reached Tel Aviv since Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012.
Following the attack over central Israel, the Home Front Command instructed the Tel Aviv Municipality to open public bomb shelters in the city.
Arutz Sheva adds:
"Color Red" rocket warning sirens were sounded in the coastal region on Tuesday night in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Kfar Shmaryahu, Rishon Letzion, Nes Tziona, Beit Shemesh and its environs, Rehovot, Gadera, as well as southern communities of the coastal region, the Gezer Regional Council area, Yavne and additional communities.
According to reports in the area, several rockets were shot down by the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, and no damage has yet been reported by the missiles.
The rockets apparently are of the M75 model, a domestic creation produced by Hamas in Gaza which features a long range.
The barrage of rockets towards Tel Aviv apparently was launched from Beit Hanoun in Gaza; at least one of those rockets was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system.
In the latest escalation, over 170 rockets were reportedly fired at Israel as of Tuesday morning in the preceding 24 hour period.
 It's long past time to eliminate Hamas.

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