IAF strikes Gaza targets as rockets rain on south

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(Worthy News) - Palestinians in Gaza are reporting heavy bombardments by the Air Force in the northern Gaza Strip, primarily in the Jabalia and Rafah regions, in response to militants firing dozens of rockets at southern Israel Wednesday evening resulting in a number of injuries in Sderot. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to convene Security Cabinet Wednesday night.

The IDF reported that they struck 12 terror targets including a tunnel near the sea. Code Red sirens blared throughout the Gaza region. The Iron Dome was activated in response to the launchings and intercepted at least two rockets. Most of the rockets landed in open fields according to the IDF.

Hamas released a statement saying: “We are delivering on our promise. The resistance accepted the responsibility to even the playing field with the enemy and it is succeeding in doing so.” [ Source: Ynet News (Read More...) ]

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    Dear Friends of Israel,

    Over the course of recent hours, close to 200 rockets have been fired toward the State of Israel from the Gaza Strip. As a consequence, the IDF should, must and will act to defend the Israeli people.

    Rockets constitute merely one of the methods through which Hamas deploys terror against our country and it's inhabitants.

    In addition to those rockets, terror tunnels are excavated and built toward our towns, from Gaza, for the purposes of kidnapping our people, massacring our communities and murdering our men, women and children. And attempts by Hamas to infiltrate our borders from the sea are ongoing.

    Such realities must be beaten back and repelled.

    On a constant, unending basis, the members of the Israel Defense Forces prove themselves to be the single line of defense against such terror as it targets our peace loving citizens; whether those citizens be Jewish or non-Jewish, black or white, Arab, Israeli or Israeli Arab.

    To our soldiers, it matters not the faith, creed or race of those they defend. All that matters is the inalienable right to life and to security that is common to all who they are sworn to protect.

    Our defenders will prevail and will stand fast, for one reason above all.

    They will prevail because they recognize that Hamas's tools of terror are not deployed toward abstract areas of nebulous description. These tools of terror target the very towns in which our soldiers grew up, the towns in which their mothers sleep, the towns in which their brothers and sisters play; the towns which are now under fire and which the soldiers of the IDF must defend, for if they do not do so, nobody else will.

    World opinion can therefore be put in abeyance for now. Our people, our homes, and our country are under threat.

    And so, while some in the international community and in the media may raise their voices to condemn the actions of our men and women in uniform, we who they defend will raise our voices to commend the actions of our soldiers.

    We thank them for the sacrifices they make, the courage they display and the humanity by which they are guided in all that they do.

    It is neither our soldiers nor our government who ought to have their morality questioned at times such as these.

    Rather, it is those commentators and observers who speak ill of our deeds, who question our legitimacy and who relegate the spilling of innocent, Israeli blood to nothing more than a barometer for analysis, who must have their immorality exposed, their double-standards challenged and their shameful biases condemned - publicly, relentlessly and with maximal force.

    Let us never rest from the work of guarding over our soldiers, as they guard over us, for the guardians of Israel neither slumber nor sleep as they protect the Jewish State and all of its inhabitants; in a manner in which we can all take the deepest pride.

    .לא ינום ולא יישן שומר ישראל


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