Category: World News
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 07:04
UPDATE WEDNESDAY MAY 30 2:56 PM EDT -- ***** EXCLUSIVE VIDEO *****
ISRAEL MOVING NUMEROUS TANKS & ARMOR TO GAZA STRIP
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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 . . .
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"
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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!!!
Update from Lebanon:
All news regarding rockets from Lebanon are fake and incorrect.
BREAKING: Israeli official: NO ceasefire deal has been reached between Israel and Palestinian terror groups
PIJ spokesperson : “The Egyptian efforts failed. No ceasefire deal was reached “
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.
Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah: If the Zionist occupation regime is to launch a war, it will see that there will be fires from Lebanon and Syria to hit many places, especially in Tel Aviv, and that Gaza is not alone.
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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.
UPDATE 6:50 PM EDT --
Reports of more retaliatory IAF strikes in Gaza. It appears both sides are now attacking each other back-to-back almost like it's a full-blown war. There is also RUMINT of a total war breaking out between Israel and Hamas/PIJ very soon.
Benjamin Netanyahu after meeting with the Israeli cabinet declares his intention is not to calm down but rather to continue to hit Gaza with an iron hand.
UPDATE 7:15 PM EDT --
Nonstop rocket fire continues to be fired from Gaza into Israel, IDF has attacked 25 terror positions so far tonight
UPDATE 7:45 PM EDT --
Minister Steinitz_Yuval: "I do not exclude the possibility of conquering Gaza and to eliminate it once and for all."
UPDATE 8:00 PM EDT --
This is a screen shot of the Emergency Warning Alerts being transmitted to the Israeli citizenry over inbound rocket attacks -- almost non-stop!
UPDATE 8:23 PM EDT --
Large explosions heard in Gaza now amid constant warning sirens and rockets in Southern Israel
UPDATE 8:35 PM EDT --
The # of projectiles (MORTARS OR ROCKETS) fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip in the last 24 hours is now well above 150.
UPDATE 9:00 PM EDT --
Terror groups calling themselves al-Nasser and Al-Aqsa Brigades and al-Mujahideen and Abu Ali Mustafa say they are bombing military positions of the Israeli "occupation"
UPDATE 9:45 PM EDT --
Ground combat elements are rolling into staging areas!
UPDATE 9:57 PM EDT --
Hamas says after mediations during past hours a consensus has been reached to return to cease-fire understandings with Israel. No confirmation from Israel yet.
Hamas spokesperson confirms ceasefire with Israel.
No confirmation from Israel as yet.
The announcement by Hamas comes after about an hour of silence from rockets being fired or any sirens going off.
UPDATE 10:06 PM EDT --
After Hamas announces it has returned to a cease-fire with Israel, rocket sirens are now going off again in South Israel.
Burst of missiles from Gaza launched towards Israel. Almost sounds like the people from Gaza are happy they are being intercepted by Iron Dome.
CODE RED SOUTHERN NEGEV
Moments ago, several sirens sounded in Hof Ashkelon, Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council, and the Ashkelon industrial area.
Additional sirens are currently sounding in the Sha'ar HaNegev, Sdot Negev, and Eshkol Regional Councils.
Sirens are currently sounding in the Sha'ar HaNegev and Sdot Negev Regional Councils. The details are being looked into
Code Red Kisufim.
Efforts to arrange ceasefire continues, overnight tens of thousands of Israelis slept in bomb shelters as Gaza rockets rained
UPDATE 11:22 PM EDT --
UPDATE: All ceasefire attempts have been unsuccessful
UPDATE 8:00 AM WED. MAY 30 --
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UPDATE WEDNESDAY MAY 30 2:56 PM EDT --
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ISRAEL MOVING NUMEROUS TANKS & ARMOR TO GAZA STRIP
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