Palestinian fighters have downed an Israeli warplane flying over the Gaza Strip. According to Hamas sources, the Israeli F-16 fighter jet was shot down on Friday. (This report is from Iranan-owned Press TV but appears nowhere in the Israeli media)
Press TV In Tel Aviv, a rocket hit a commercial district while a second rocket landed 200 meters away from the American Embassy. It is the first time that Tel Aviv has come under attack in decades. Three Israeli soldiers have been injured in a rocket attack in Eshkol. (Except none of this is true)
Hospitals across Israel are now in state of emergency. (Hospitals across Israel are always prepared for emergencies)
Palestinians have fired over 550 rockets and missiles into Israel since Wednesday after Tel Aviv launched a major military strike against the besieged Palestinian territory, killing scores of people, including women and children. (The rockets and missiles were fired from Gaza before Israel struck back. Very few civilians were killed by Israel and the ones who were, were human shields for Hamas or living amongst Hamas militants)
The Israeli Army says it has hit more than 600 targets in Gaza during the past three days. (Unlike Hamas, their targets are terrorist leaders and rocket installations)
According to Israeli sources, the Iron Dome missile shield has only intercepted one-fifth of the rockets fired from the Gaza Strip. (Accordinng to Israeli sources, they have taken out at least 3/4 of the rockets. Iron Dome is able to take down 12 missiles at a time)
@IDFSpokesperson says 5th Iron Dome battery now deployed in greater Tel Aviv area. Since Nov 14, Iron Dome interceptors hit 90% of their targets in sky
Meanwhile, residents of the besieged Gaza Strip say they are getting text messages warning of military escalation as reports suggest that Israeli military forces are preparing for a ground invasion of Gaza. (Well, this one IS true)
According to unconfirmed reports from the Jerusalem Post, terrorists in the Egyptian-controlled Sinai Peninsula launched rockets into Israel Friday night. I wonder if this was during an Israeli ceasefire in consideration of Egyptian President Morsi’s visit to Gaza?
FAJR 5 ROCKET: Other than being targeted by hundreds of rockets from Hamas in the past few days, not to mention thousands in the past few years, this is why Israel is taking down Gaza rocket installations.
Hamas missile launch pad next to mosque, playground. Civilian factories, gas station also half a block from Fajr-5 firing site.
H/T Klein Online
How 1,000,000 Jews in southern Israel have to live.
Over the past 12 years, the residents of southern Israel have suffered over 12,000 rockets fired at them from the Gaza Strip. This is what their life has looked like over the years.