LIVE BLOG DAY 19: Operation Protective Edge [Motzei Shabbos 10:53PM IL]



22:53: Sirens sounding in the Beersheva and Ashkelon regions.

22:50: The British Telegraph reports that Hamas is negotiating with N. Korea to purchase weaponry, including missiles and communications equipment. The report states an advanced payment was already made by Hamas.

22:43: 40,000 IDF reservists are waiting to enter Gaza in the second wave of military manpower.

22:29: Sirens sounding in Yad Mordechai, Netiv HaAsarah, Ohr HaNer and Erez.

22:20: As a result of renewed rocket fire, police have dispersed the anti-war protest in Tel Aviv.

21:51: Sirens sounding throughout Ashkelon and the surrounding areas.

21:46: Six soldiers and officers have fallen in battle R”L bringing the IDF death toll to 40.

  • Sirens sounding in the Shvelah region including Kfar Ben Nun, Kfar Shmuel, Karmei Yosef, Mazkeret Batya. Sirens also sounding in the Ashdod district .

21:32: Hamas spokesman in Gaza Abu Zhuri announces there will be no four hour extension of the humanitarian ceasefire. There was a ceasefire in place on Shabbos for 12 hours, from 08:00 to 20:00. Israel approved an additional four hours on motzei Shabbos but Hamas rejected it.

21:28: Large anti-war protest in Rabin Square on motzei Shabbos.

21:25: Sirens sound in the Eshkol Regional Council.

  • There are forty soldiers hospitalized in Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva. Two are in very serious/life threatening condition, three serious, and the remainder moderate and light.




  1. they just got another birthday gift from france following obamas kind charity donation. Why don’t they pay directly to n korea and china?