Palestinian Islamic Jihad threatened this morning to hit Tel Aviv with long range missiles. Specifically, PIJ SPOKESMAN: “MY ADVICE TO THE SETTLERS FROM TEL AVIV IS TO STAY NEAR BOMB SHELTERS “
Fighting between Israel and factions from the Gaza Strip (HAMAS, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, etc.) entered Day 2 today, with the Iron Dome air defense systems intercepting dozens of Rockets over Ashkelon, Israel. The morning interceptions came after a a full day of furious rocket and mortar launches from Gaza yesterday.
This much more serious fighting began after Special Forces from the Israeli Defense Force, entered Gaza covertly a day earlier, dressed as Palestinian women, with the intent to KIDNAP the top military commander of the Palestinians in Gaza. They botched the mission, got caught, and ended up in a fire fight which KILLED their intended kidnap target and several other Palestinians.
SEE 6:03 PM EST UPDATE BELOW
A massive attack against Israel is taking place RIGHT NOW (10:00 AM EST) Monday, November 12, 2018, emanating from the Gaza Strip.
An anti-tank weapon was fired at an Israeli passenger bus, and made a direct hit. Numerous killed and injured.
At least 38 rockets have been launched from Gaza in the last ten minutes.
Israeli Special Forces entered Gaza, near Khan Yunis, and tried to abduct a senior Qassam commander tonight. The operation failed and a huge firefight erupted between Qassam fighters and Israeli Special Forces. The top Palestinian Military Commander was KILLED by Israel. AIR STRIKES ALSO IN PROGRESS. Forces in Gaza are responding with rocket barrages into Israel. This story is being LIVE UPDATED.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman: The Palestinians inflicted heavy casualties upon our IDF forces in Gaza tonight.
(very unusual comment by a senior Israeli regime official and so quickly. They are prepping their people for war)
The Norwegian Navy frigate KNM Helge Ingstad ran aground and partially sank after a collision with an oil tanker during the NATO military exercise Trident Juncture. 7 sailors were wounded in the collision. Photos and video of the partially sunken ship, and more details, below.
VBS Mutual Bank—lauded as the first bank in South Africa to be totally owned and managed by Africans — has collapsed after its owners stole all the cash and bribed government and local government officials into depositing money in the operation, an official inquiry set up by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has found.