Israel Air Force Identifies Terrorist Squad Firing from Cemetery in Sajaiya

Posted: April 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

This drone footage captures a terrorist squad spotted immediately after the firing of rockets at the Israeli home front, from within a cemetery.
After the firing of four mortar shells at Nahal Oz from within the cemetery in Sajaiya, Israel Air Force drones equipped with cameras are diverted to the scene.

The IDF regrets that the Hamas terrorist organization chooses to operate from within its civilian population, using it as a “human shield”. The IDF will continue to operate with strength and determination against any terrorist organization using terror against the State of Israel. The Hamas terrorist organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.

Rocket War: 36,000 DIY Missiles vs. Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’

Israel is once again under rocket attack. But the few weapons being flung at it from their enemies in the south — Hamas — could be just a  preview of a much larger rocket war in the north, courtesy of Hezbollah. Israel’s response to the missile threat: a next-gen rocket-blaster and a covert program of sabotage and assassination.

WikiLeaks shared some of its classified State Department cables with the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. In the cables published today, Israeli intelligence officials tell their American diplomats they expect Hezbollah will launch between 24,000 to 36,000 rockets against it for over two months. That would be a big step up from the 2006 war which lasted 34 days and saw 4,000 rockets hit Israel. Israeli officials quoted in the cables also said that they expect the rocket fire to reach farther into Israel, saying that the terrorist group will target Tel Aviv, which wasn’t hit during the last round of fighting.

To mitigate some of Hezbollah’s missile threat, Israel is expected to deploy its Iron Dome anti-rocket missiles on its northern border with Lebanon alongside its Arrow long range ballistic missile defense system. In the meantime, Israel has rushed Iron Dome to the southern border with Gaza last month to meet Hamas’ rocket fire. Since then, it has scored its first successes, taking out two rockets yesterday and three today headed towards the southern city of Ashkelon. But Iron Dome’s protection comes at a price. The advanced radar-guided system uses missiles to knock out cheap, sometimes DIY rockets at short range — and costs at least $25,000 per missile fired and $50 million per battery. Facing an arsenal of thousands of Hezbollah rockets up north, Iron Dome could quickly rack up a hefty bill  in the event of another war.

Israel is also turning to covert operations to disrupt Hamas’s supply of rockets.  The Washington Times‘ Eli Lake reported late yesterday that an attack on a Hamas arms convoy in Sudan this week, the assassination of a Hamas official in Dubai in 2010 and the kidnapping of a Palestinian engineer in Europe, said to have designed rockets for Hamas, were all part of a covert  Israeli policy of “intelligence-based prevention” against Hamas. During the last Gaza war, Israel struggled between its desire to project a ferocious deterrent image and still be seen as being responsible in its targeting practices. The aim of the new covert policy, Lake reports, is to avoid some of the condemnation Israel faced for the deaths of civilians during the Gaza war by narrowing its focus on select Hamas figures abroad.

Photo: Flickr/Amir Farshad Ebrahimi

See Also:


More News On What A Future Israeli – Hezbollah War Could Look Like

Rocket War: 36,000 DIY Missiles vs. Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ — Danger Room
‘Hezbollah prepared to send 100 missiles daily at Tel Aviv’ — Jerusalem Post
Israel says Hezbollah has 1,000 bunkers in Lebanon — AFP
‘Israel releases map detailing hundreds of Hezbollah sites in Lebanon’ — Haaretz
Hezbollah refuses to comment on Israeli maps allegedly detailing its military sites — The Daily Star

08 April 2011
It was “an obstacle to peace”UPDATE: the final score for this weekend’s match: Iron Dome 8 – Hamas 0


Specifically, it was a school bus on a road within the 1948 borders of Israel. Note the past tense.

This is what the inside of a school bus looks like after it is deliberately hit by a Palestinian anti-tank missile (undoubtedly provided by Iran):

Photo provided by The Israel Project

Subsequently the Palestinians fired at least four dozen mortar rounds and rockets at Israeli civilian population centers, including a Grad rocket that would have hit the center of the city of Ashkelon.

Iron Dome intercepts Grad rocket over Ashkelon

Official statement from IDF:

“Iron Dome” Intercepts Rocket From Gaza

Earlier tonight, IAF Air Defense Corps forces successfully used the “Iron Dome” system to intercept a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip at the Israeli Home Front.Immediately afterwards, an IAF aircraft targeted the squad of terrorists who fired the rocket and confirmed a hit.

It should be stressed that the “Iron Dome” system, though operational, is still under evaluation.

The IDF will continue to operate in order to defend the residents of Israel’s southern communities.


Keywords: Palestinian terrorism, Hamas, IRGC, Arms trade, IDF, Iron Dome, Yiddishe kopf

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