23:30: Hamas says willing to renew humanitarian ceasefire.
23:16: IDF says 90 rockets launched into Israel Thursday.
22:59: IDF airstrike in central Gaza kills 11
22:05: Palestinians declare this upcoming Friday as another “Day of Rage” against Israel. Demonstrations planned in most West Bank cities.
21:58: Another security situation is unfolding along Gaza border, IDF is searching area, roads are closed, residents are urged to remain indoors.
22:44: Four rockets intercepted over Ashkelon area
22:36: Siren sounds in Ashdod and Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.
21:32: Eshkol mortar attack wounded rises to eight
21:29: Chris Gunness who runs the UNRWA operations in Gaza was asked how he would suggest Israel respond to being attacked by a terror group that terrorizes its people and uses locals as human shields, he replied: “Make peace the only way forward.”
20:06: Palestinian shot in leg after trying to stab soldier in Shomron.
19:55: Reports coming in that there is 1 dead and up to 10 injured following the mortar attack near Gaza border earlier today.
19:50: The security incident in Shaar HaNegev has been cancelled. Residents are able to leave their homes.
19:47: Red alerts ringing in Eshkol regional Council now.
19:45: The Israeli military is looking into claims by Hamas that it has captured Israeli soldier in Gaza R’L. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
19:40: Fear of security incident in Sha’ar HaNegev. Residents are told to stay indoors as the IDF is combing the area looking for infiltrators.
19:36: Two hurt in Eshkol mortar attack. It is not immediately clear how badly they are wounded.
18:57: MDA reports that wounded in the Kiryat Gat rocket attack were a 30-year-old man with shrapnel injuries who was transported to Barzilai Hospital; a man in his 60s who is in moderate condition, who was running for, and a 14-year-old in light condition with injuries to lower extremities.
18:55: Over 70 rockets fired today, of which 12 were intercepted by the Iron Dome.
18:54: Sirens sounding in Yad Mordechai, Netiv HaAsarah, Zikim and Karmiya.
18:53: The Chief Rabbinate of Israel released a psak halacha that all soldiers in the fighting are exempt from fasting on Tisha B’Av and all the customs and halachos of aveilus. The Rabbinate psak mentions the mesirus nefesh of the soldiers.
18:50: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Tweets “1,000 MDA emergency vehicles now on call 24/7 in Israel. MDA has so far treated 422 people with stress reactions plus 163 with minor injuries”. (No mention is made of moderate and serious injuries).
18:44: Over a ton of explosives were buried under the UN building that claimed the lives of three IDF soldiers on Wednesday. It is likely they observed the IDF force from afar and detonated the explosives with a remote control. Read the story.
18:32: Nine Eshkol Regional Council communities are left without power as a result of the last wave of rocket fire.
18:24: Based on the photo from Kiryat Gat, clearly a rocket hit a vehicle. It is unclear if the wounded were near the vehicle or in an apartment, which was reportedly hit too. Channel 10 reports the person in serious condition was running for cover but did not make it in time.
18:23: In the S’dot Negev Council, rockets landed outside residential communities. B”H no fatalities or injuries.
18:21: An explosive device was found at a bus stop at Megadim Jct. on Rt. 4 between Atlit & Tirat Carmel. Police called to neutralize bomb. Motive not clear
18:12: Another round of rocket fire to the Ashkelon and Gaza border districts.
- MDA Chief Eli Bin reports one person in serious condition from the rocket fire to Kiryat Gat.
- A second victim is in moderate condition.
- A rocket slammed into an apartment on the third floor of a multi story structure.
18:11: There are conflicting reports regarding the rocket victims in Kiryat Gat, ranging from light to moderate.
18:08: Zaka reports a number of wounded; the result of a direct hit to a home in rocket attack in Kiryat Gat. The condition of the wounded is not known at this time.
18:06: Reported Iron Dome interception in the center of the country. More to follow.
18:02: Sirens sounding in Tel Aviv area, Bnei Brak, Givat Shmuel, Givatayim and others.
18:00: MDA responding to a report of a direct hit to a home in Kiryat Gat from the last round of rocket fire.
17:56: Additional launches to the same areas. Sirens to Gaza border communities as well.
17:55: Sirens in the Ashdod and Ashkelon districts, including Kiryat Gat, Negba, Even Shmuel and more.
17:32: Sirens sounding throughout the Ashkelon district. Multiple launches in some areas. Sirens to Zikim and Karmiya as well.
17:29: Sirens again in Nirim, Ein HaShloshah, Kissufim
17:14: Three rockets landed in the Eshkol Regional Council. Once again B”H, without fatalities or injuries.
17:09: Northern residents reporting to authorities that they are aware of tunnel building activity along the border, Channel 10 News reports. The residents explain that after realizing the IDF is not acting, they decided to take it to the media.
17:03: Sirens sounding in Miflasim.
16:58: Sirens sounding in Erez and Ohr HaNer.
16:53: A rocket landed in an open area in the Shar HaNegev region.
- Walla News quoting a “senior Hamas official” reports talks with Israel have hit a “dead end”.
16:50: Sirens sounding in Kerem Shalom.
16:14: Sirens sounding in Gaza border communities once again.
16:11: Israel Police National Cyber Unit arrested a 21-year-old Beersheva man for inciting against Arabs on social networks. After receiving dozens of complaints the state prosecutor authorized monitoring the man’s activities. He will be remanded in a Rishon L’Tzion court and likely to be released with restrictions. Authorities report “racist’ material on his Facebook page.
16:10: A woman and daughter were injured lightly by rocks thrown at their vehicle by Arabs near the Tunnel Highway Checkpoint south of Yerushalayim, on the way to Gush Etzion. Israel Police and the IDF on the scene.
16:08: Massive Arab rock-throwing at vehicles on the road between Har Homa (Southern Yerushalayim) and Tekoa (Eastern Gush Etzion). B”H no injuries are reported at this time. Authorities closed the road due to the Arab violence.
15:56: Malaysia denies reports that Hamas terrorists are training in the country.
15:52: Professor Eyal Steiner, Chief of Obstetrics in Soroka Medical Center (Beersheva):
- The number of women delivering prematurely has doubled with Operation Preventive Edge.
- Soroka reports over 1,000 births since the start of Gaza warfare
- Based on experience from previous warfare in Gaza, there we be a sharp increase in births in nine months from now G-d willing
15:50: Minister Yair Lapid tells Ynet he believes the operation in Gaza will end with an agreement brokered by Egypt.
15:45: The Iron Dome intercepted a rocket heading for an Ashkelon Coast Council community.
15:38: More rockets to Zikim and Karmiya.
15:33: Multiple sirens in Zikim, Karmiya, Yad Mordechai, and the Ashkelon industrial area district.
15:24: Sirens sounding in Kibbutzim Zikim and Karmiya.
15:12: Walla News reports PM Netanyahu blasted cabinet ministers who criticized his handling of the war in the media.
15:10: PM Netanyahu did not reject Minister Yair Lapid’s call to eliminate Ismail Haniyeh, the daily Yisrael Hayom reports, adding the PM explains a discussion was not held on the subject.
15:06: An Israeli Bedouin Sheikh arrived at Soroka Medical Center with flowers, which he is distributing to the IDF wounded.
15:02: According to the IDF, 2,670 rockets have been fired at Israel since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge.
- The IDF is stepping up its bombardment of terror targets in Gaza to give cover to ground forces and strike terror targets.
- Over 30 rockets have been fired at Israel today.
- Seven of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome.
14:58: A rocket exploded in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council.
14:51: Sirens in Kissufim, Nirim and Ein HaShloshah.
14:46: Tweeted by PM Netanyahu: The IDF is a moral army without peer. It is vigorously fighting an enemy whose brutality is without peer.
14:44: Sirens in Kibbutzim Yad Mordechai and Netiv HaAsarah.
14:33: Rockets landed outside an Eshkol community. B”H no fatalities or injuries are being reported.
14:30: An IDF soldier was wounded by gunfire from a mosque in Shajaia. The soldier’s injuries are described as light. A tank fired at the mosque in response, destroying it.
14:22: Sirens in the Eshkol region.
13:17: Lt.-Colonel Roi, who serves as the commander of the IDF Armored Corp’s 74th Battalion was married less than a week before entering Gaza.
13:10: Eight people were injured in mortar rocket attacks in Sderot and Nachal Ohz. At least ten rockets were fired there earlier.
13:09: Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron has extended special education classes for an additional week for communities up to the 40km mark from Gaza to assist parents.
13:01: Another round of rocket fire to Kfar Maimon, Shuva and area communities.
12:59: Magen David Adom reports that it treated seven civilians “in minor condition” following a barrage of rocket fire.
12:49: In PA (Palestinian Authority) areas of Hebron, a rally of 100,000 against Israel is planned for Friday.
12:19: Three rockets exploded in the Eshkol region. A home and a building site were damaged.
12:10: PM Netanyahu: We remain determined to complete addressing the tunnels with or without a ceasefire.
12:05: Seven rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome over Sderot. Three others landed in open areas.
12:02: Another siren in the Shar HaNegev region.
12:00: Sirens in the Sderot and Shar HaNegev regions.
11:50: Sirens sounding in the Eshkol region.
11:37: Sirens sounding in the Ashkelon Coast Region.
11:30: Six terrorists have been killed in Gaza by IDF forces.
11:23: Five rockets exploded in open areas in the Eshkol region.
11:22: The cabinet is convening at 11:30 in the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv.
11:17: Sirens sounding in Ashkelon.
11:15: Gaza reports the death toll is over 1,360, adding over 200,000 people are homeless.
11:07: A five man Israeli delegation flew to Cairo on Wednesday to begin ceasefire talks.
11:02: Sirens sounding in Kibbutz Kerem Shalom.
10:58: A Hamas/Islamic Jihad delegation will reportedly be arriving in Cairo Thursday night to begin ceasefire talks.
10:35: Sirens sounded minutes ago in the Gaza border communities.
09:59: Rockets explode in an open area in the Eshkol Region.
09:48: No injuries were reported in the rocket attack to Beersheva earlier this morning.
09:26: Sirens sounding in the Eshkol Region.
07:13: Sirens were heard earlier in many areas including Kiryat Malachi, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Be’er Tuvia and Gan Yavne. There are no immediate reports of injuries.
07:05: Levayas for fallen IDF soldiers:
- The levaya for Sgt. 1st Class Matan Gottlieb HY”D, 21, of Rishon L’tzion will take place on Thursday, 4 Menachem Av at 18:00 in the Rishon L’Tzion Military Cemetery.
- The levaya for Sgt. 1st Class Omer Chai HY”D, 21, from Savion will take place on Thursday, 4 Menachem Av at 17:00 in the Savion Military Cemetery.
- The levaya for Sgt. 1st Class Guy Algranati HY”D, 20, of Tel Aviv will take place on Thursday, 4 Menachem Av at 13:30 in the Kiryat Shaul Military Cemetery.
07:02: The IDF is activating an additional 16,000 reservists. This is primarily to begin rotating troops in the field.
07:01: Heavy fighting between the IDF and Hamas reported in Central Gaza.
06:59: Gaza reports another IDF strike to an UNRWA school, this time in northern Gaza. Fatalities and injuries are being reported.
06:57: Sirens sounding throughout the entire Ashdod and Ashkelon regions.
05:10: Relatively quiet night as no rockets fired overnight.
04:41: U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. Read the full report by clicking HERE.
03:09: The Palestinian Health Ministry says 1,300 Palestinians have been killed and more than 6,500 have been wounded since the operation began.
02:41: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says that “Hamas is to blame for Gaza deaths, and destruction”.
01:22: The White House press secretary says that the administration expects a “a full, prompt and thorough investigation” into Wednesday’s shelling of a United Nations-run girls’ school in Gaza
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(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)
Make this day the last for the figure heads! Let’s celebrate Shabbos Chazon with a kugel in honor of their elimination!
A Yaapchik kugel, that is!
The White House press secretary says that the administration expects a “a full, prompt and thorough investigation” into Wednesday’s shelling of a United Nations-run girls’ school in Gaza”
WHAT DO THEY THINK THAT ISRAEL ATTACKED ON PURPOSE? WHAT IS THEIR TO GAIN. LET THEM STICK THEIR NOSES INTO SYRIA WHERE 200,000 PEOPLE WERE SLAUGHTERED. OBAMA, IF YOU ARE READING THIS, YOU ARE BY FAR THE WORSE PRESIDENT THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER SEEN. AND YES, WORSE THAN CARTER !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey they are shooting at a Mosque – or even the Islamists have no respect of their own places of worship!
Whether we are Canadian or not, I think it’s important that we all show our hakaras hatov to Prime Minster Harper for his continued support. His email address is [email protected]
This will IYH create a tremendous Kiddush Hashem.
Adding to #3: perhaps they should also request a full, prompt and thorough investigation as to how so many rockets been hidden in UN schools and finally a tunnel entrance been dug under an UN health clinic. You may be able to place rockets without the knowledge of the staff, but digging a tunnel was definitely done with the consensus of the UN staff.
The UNRWA and Hamas are the same in Gaza. How could the head say they’ve lost 130 buildings in Gaza. How come the UNRWA operations is mainly in Gaza? They have become complicit in this whole thing. The head of the agency is talking of a blocade, how did Hamas get the over 800,000 tons of cement that entered Gaza? Was it produced there? Then there is no blockade. Infact Western nations especially the US should stop funding this compromised UN agency. Its now part of the terrorists. They are feeding together on grants, thus heightening the call for rockets to be shot at Israel to provoke Israel. This another form of corruption that must be investigated. They should also probe the activities of UNRWA since its operation began in Gaza till date. The agency is rotten.
” “Make peace the only way forward.”
The minimum Arab demand is that all of Eretz Yisrael be an Arab Islamic state, and the minimum Israel demand is that a large chunk (or more) of Eretz Yisrael be a Hebrew-speaking Jewish state. While some Israelis (among the Hareidim) would accept an autonomous Jewish community in place of a zionist state in which the Arabs are ruled but not rulers, most Israelis would not. While some Arabs don’t mind zionist state, the Arab Muslim majority finds it intolerable.
And thus no matter how many battles the Israeli win, they can never win the war. It’s nice to say the UN and the Arabs are a bunch of bigots, but that doesn’t end the war. The Israelis are, to use a cliche, painted into a corner.