The IDF Spokesman Brigadier-General Yoav Mordechai attributes the successful action to good intelligence information and the quick actions of soldiers. B’chasdei Hashem a major border incursion and terror attack was thwarted along Israel border to Sinai. The terrorists infiltrated an Egyptian military base on Sunday night, the eve of 18 Menachem Av 5772 at 20:00 and killed at least 15 Egyptian policemen in their armed assault. They made off with armored vehicles, weapons and ammunitions and then headed for the Israeli border – where they planned a major attack against Israeli troops.
Mordechai told Israel Radio “we were not taken by surprised…IDF forces were operating throughout the night to prevent additional attacks”.
Tank shells were fired at the IDF troops operating along the border. Baruch Hashem the IAF was able to respond quickly and eliminate the threat by striking the armored vehicle firing over the border. One armored vehicle blew up at the Kerem Shalom Crossing to Israel but a second did manage to cross into Israel. The bodies of the terrorists were found after the IAF targeted the armored vehicles.
Shortly after 07:00 today, 18 Menachem Av, the army lifted the alert status that existed in Gaza border communities throughout the night fearing terrorists may have infiltrated the area. Residents of these communities are now permitted to resume their normal daily schedules.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
One can’t help but wonder if all the siyumim over the past week somehow persuaded HKB”H to tear up what could have been a terrible decree.
i dont think about it or this way and manner
i’d rather not play g-d im too human and i understand humanity because im human. you know – body parts and emotions, tears, orphans, lack of bread, human families – minor human inconveniences. let the g-d be g-d and the angels be angels lets stick to being good humans
what i advise you and i implore others including this site to think is THIS way:
“the siyumim this week and increasing in torah mitzvos and tefillos of tinokos shel bais rabban provides the tayere jewish people with yeshuos protection and and bracha to all of kllal yisroel in lieu of teva hatov lehaytiv and padah bisholom nafshi. may the yeshuos of hashem go from strength to strength”
P.S do we need reason to think why youre only son or your father should be receiving the best care? do we need have to innovate till we find an excuse why not to give him black and blue marks.
think about it…….