LIVE BLOG DAY 15: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 11:54 PM IL]

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23:54:  Reports of Arab rioting in Eastern Jerusalem neighborhoods complete with rocks and firebombs.

22:04: 2 terrorists killed in southern Gaza after firing on IDF soldiers.

21:56: Operation Protective Edge stats:  2,152 Rockets fired – 637 since ground operation – 419 intercepted – 1,654 exploded in open areas.

21:54: France FM to Israel: Stop the ‘massacres and attacks.

20:50: In an amazing outpouring of respect, solidarity and support for the family, 20,000 people attended the Monday night levaya in Haifa for IDF ‘lone soldier’ Sgt. Nissim (Sean) Karmeli HY”D, 21, from Ra’anana. He made aliyah to Israel from Texas. Participants in the levaya explained they wanted to show him and other they are not alone but “the soldiers of all Am Yisrael”.

His parents arrived to participate in the levaya.

21:19: Code Red Sirens in Ashdod and multiple areas across southern Israel.

21:05: IDF appears to be getting ready for a heavy operation in Beit Hanoun in N. Gaza as illumination flares are seen over that area.

20:59: Multiple Red sirens across central Israel.

20:58: Sirens sounding in Rishon L’Tzion, Nes Tziona, Modi’in Illit, Shilat, Shalavim, Reut, Maccabim, Modi’in, Elad, Rosh Ha’ayin, and surrounding areas along with Gaza border communities.

20: 49:  Golani Brigade Commander Colonel Rasan Elian (Pictured Below) walked out of Soroka Medical Center and has assumed command of his force in Gaza once again. He told the media “If I had a bus and brought it here the soldiers would line up to get on and resume the battle”.

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20:25: KLM has canceled its Tuesday flight from Amsterdam to Tel Aviv.

20:24: Former Israel Air Force Commander Major-General Eitan Eliyahu explains when aircraft drop to low altitudes to rescue soldiers, provide cover or other reasons; they are at risk as Hamas is trying desperately to down an aircraft or helicopter with anti-aircraft ire. He explains the air force is using the most advance technology available to prevent this from happening.

Sirens in Yavne, Ashdod and the surrounding areas.

20:19: A number of European carriers appear to have followed suit and have suspended flights to Tel Aviv. Travelers are urged to contact their travel agents for instructions.

21:01: Repeated sirens as another wave hits many of the areas listed previously.

20:09: Channel 2 News reports Hamas has just released a statement that it is not accepting the proposals on the table for a ceasefire. The terror organization adds that any and all negotiations for Sgt. Oron Shaul will be separate from a ceasefire agreement.

20:02: Sirens reportedly sounding in Eilat at this time.

20:02: Sgt. Oron Shaul is listed as “missing” and not “dead” by the IDF for as long as there is no proof that he is no longer among the living.

19:59: Twenty-eight European Union foreign ministers call for the disarming of Hamas and all other terrorist organizations in Gaza.

19:58: For the second time in a week, rockets have been found in an UNRWA school in Gaza.

19:55: UPDATE FROM SOROKA HOSPITAL: 45 soldiers remain hospitalized of which three are in serious condition, twenty moderate and the remainder light.

It is added that so much food has been brought to the hospital for the wounded that the patients and staff simply cannot eat any more.

19:49: Israel Electric Company CEO explains that only 4 of 10 lines to Gaza are operational and repairs will not be carried out for as long as IEC technicians will be at risk.

18:46: Code red sirens heard in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.

18:01: FAA considers stopping US flights to Israel following rocket today on Yahud near Ben-Gurion Airport.

17:58: Senior Israeli official: “We need another 1 to 2 weeks to destroy terror tunnels in Gaza”

17:48: Red alert in Chatzerim.

17:36: Steinberg funeral set for 11 a.m. tomorrow in Jerusalem. Steinberg, 24, was a US citizen who was volunteering for service in the IDF. He was killed early Sunday morning when his APC was struck by a Hamas anti-tank rocket

17:27: Red alert in Ofakim,  Eshkol and Merhavim Regional Councils, Hundreds running to bomb shelters.

17:25: Netanyahu says Israel to strike Hamas until security ensured, gives no indication of truce

17:19: Palestinians: Ceasefire talks failing because of the rearrests of terrorists released in Shalit deal.

17:14: Kerry urges Hamas to seek peace based on Egyptian proposal.

16:42: Red alerts now in Sdot Negev Council area.

16:00: Red alerts now in Beersheva.

15:39: One rocket has been intercepted over Chof Ashkelon a few minutes ago.

15:30: Red alerts in Chof Ashkelon right now.

15:13: The IDF says that they have attacked more than 187 terrorist targets in Gaza on Tuesday. Additionally, they have uncovered 66 entrances to 23 tunnels and bombed the entire lengths of six of them.

14:42: At least two rockets have been intercepted by the Iron Dome over Beersheva.

14:39: Red alerts ringing in Beersheva.

11:48: A rocket scored a direct hit on a home in Yehud, not far from Tel Aviv. There is heavy damage reported, but only two minor injuries.

11:30: Two IDF soldiers were seriously injured outside Gaza on Tuesday morning, when a grenade they were handling exploded.

09:11: Red alerts now in Ashdod and Be’er Tuvia.

09:09: There are 123 IDF soldiers wounded in the ground operation in Gaza currently hospitalized in four medical centers around Israel.

09:00: According to Gaza reports, the IAF has just killed 7 people in air strikes. The death toll in Gaza is 583.

06:58: The IDF says they struck more than 100 terror targets in Shejaiya, the Hamas terror stronghold in Gaza. Approximately 20 Hamas terrorists were eliminated.

05:44: Cleared for publication: Two more IDF soldiers were killed Monday in Gaza, 3 critically wounded and 4 lightly wounded.

03:14: A rocket was just intercepted over Beersheva by the Iron Dome.

02:59: Red alerts are singing in Beersheva.

01:31: According to Arab media reports, there will be a 5 hour “humanitarian ceasefire” on Tuesday morning starting at 10:00. This has not been confirmed by the IDF.

01:30: An Israeli is in serious condition after being shot by a terrorist in the Shomron. Details still unfolding.

01:17: The Arab League is insisting the Hamas accept the Egyptian proposed ceasefire agreement.

01:03: Four residents of Gaza have been evacuated from the area to Tel Hashomer Hospital. They include two children. It is unknown was their conditions were, or why they were evacuated.

00:42: According to initial reports, a 21-year-old Palestinian has been been shot dead in an area north of Jerusalem, but the circumstances of the incident are unclear. It appears that the Palestinian was throwing rocks at vehicles when a driver may have shot him dead.

00:23: At least 10,000 people are participating in the Levaya of Nissim Sean Carmeli, ‘the IDF lone soldier’ from Texas who was killed in Gaza operation.

00:15: The U.S. State Department is “warning Americans against travel to Israel, West Bank and Gaza because of hostilities”.

00:10: Ynet reports that there are international efforts underway to reach a ceasefire agreement and that Jerusalem is carefully considering the results.

00:07: The commander of the elite Egoz unit in the IDF was seriously injured in Gaza on Monday.

UPDATE: 12:00AM IL: With the clock striking midnight on Monday evening / Tuesday morning, Israel has now entered “Day 15 of Operation Protective Edge”. Stay with YWN as we continue our non-stop 24 hour news coverage – updated just seconds after an event occurs.

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21 COMMENTS

  1. Can we please have an updated list for tehilim? Can we know the names of the critically wounded? There appears to have been mistakes in the previous list, so can this be corrected?
    Thanks.

  2. Why is it that The United States whom recognizes Hamas as a terrorist organization would try to convince Israel of a ceasefire. They should help eradicate them. Should Israel tell the US they shouldn’t fight the ISIS in Iraq?

  3. Yet, no it is not humanly possible to finish, off and at this point,( it is practically most followers of Islam) it is in the billions around the world. We have to start putting complete trust in Hashem, NOT rely on the U.S. government, don’t even take their money, because, once we do, we are forced to listen to them. Taking U.S. money is lack of bitachon in Hashem. DAVEN,DAVEN,DAVEN!! This is not the time say, “oh, it is said, please pass the ketchup” I was listening to a Rabbi Speak, and he said, show Hamas no mercy. They should be killed immediately, not put in a air conditioned places with TV. Living better, then they did back in their houses. They are coming to kill us, they say it constantly. Kill them immediately, no trial. Yes, we have to pray, but we also have to act. Hashem told us, to kill first those who come to kill you. What does Israel do? They hold those guilty, with jewish blood on their hands, and release them, only to have them continue their murderous ways. No mercy on the cruel.

  4. Hey yet!
    Have you ever asked a parent for something and the parent said NO?
    Does that mean the parent dislikes you? Absolutely not!
    We daven to haShem and He accepts our teffilos unconditionally. He does good always whether or not we comprehend it! These catastrophic results hurt but the blessing that we may not wish to recognize is still ever present! Did you ever stop to think how many nissim He has performed? Even the hamas rep. reported to an interviewer when asked about the aim of their rockets,”What are we to do if their G-d changes the direction of our missiles while in mid-air!”

  5. #3- Over the past 70 years we have only seen the threats against us diminish: early 1940s – holocaust, late 1940s – war of independence, 1967 – six day war, 1973 – yom kippur war, 1980s – Lebanon, now – an operation in Gaza. At the same time the Jewish population in Israel has grown tenfold and more to over 6,000,000 k”y and the Israeli economy has evolved from a smattering of agriculture and tourism to one of the world’s hi-tech powerhouses. If you consider this to be “catastrophic results” I can only assume that you are Satmar/NK.

  6. Obama is such a hypocrite. The Americans led the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In Afghanistan is is estimated that as at February 2014, more than 21,000 Afghans were killed in the conflict. In Iraq there are more than 133,000 individually recorded civilian deaths since the 2003 invasion of Iraq due to direct war related violence. The US led the coalitions in both countries. Obama, what is so rich about Palestinian Arabs blood that you are so bothered about a few hundred? Oh and was it the case that the US coalition countries were directly threatened by terrorists digging under their borders as Israel is?

  7. Please everybody just keep learning/davening for our dear boys in the tzahal and everybody in eretz yisroel- Hashem works miracles every moment and let us ask for miracles – how about a little earthquake that would close up all the tunnels…let everybody see that Ain Od Milvado !!!!

  8. “It is added that so much food has been brought to the hospital for the wounded that the patients and staff simply cannot eat any more.”

    Mi k’amcha yisroel!

  9. They should not fix the electric even when there is no risk. They r the enemy let them figure out their own solution for their problems. Maybe they wont have so much time to think about killing jews

  10. France FM to Israel: Stop the ‘massacres and attacks.

    Oh so typical of the French pigs. They have muslim animals in their country which they do nothing about, which is why they run around like the animals they truly are.

    Perhaps Frenchy should stand in the middle of the street of Ashdod, Be’er Sheva, etc and see what he does when the rockets come flying. Oh, the caveat is that he CANNOT enter a bomb shelter.

    French mamzer weasel!