Dramatic Video Captures Rocket Intercepts Over Southern Israel

On Wednesday at least three more rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip in a continuation of sporadic violence that has left the region on edge after President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel a week ago. Today's attack brings the number of rockets fired from Gaza into Israel since Trump's announcement to eight (a few more have been launched but landed in Palestinian territory), which marks the largest number fired since Operation Protective Edge in 2014. 

The Israeli military says it intercepted two of the missiles through its Iron Dome defense system, while a third fell without damage or casualties, though local media reported that a handful of Israelis were being treated for minor things like shock and a leg injury from fleeing a potential impact area. 

Large explosions could be heard over southern Israel's Negev region as the Iron Dome intercepts were successful, which were caught on cell phone video by stunned Israeli onlookers below the flight path.

This is the second time this week that the Iron Dome system has been put into action after a similar number of rockets were launched from Gaza on Monday. Israel has continued to retaliate - early on Wednesday the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) reported a strike on a Hamas military compound in the southern Gaza Strip.

The IDF has repeatedly warned that it would hold Hamas directly responsible for all "hostile activity" and threats coming from Gaza - though Israeli airstrikes on the densely populated Gaza Strip have been notorious for causing mass civilian casualties among the Palestinian population, who often have nowhere to flee outside the confines of the relatively small strip of land that comprises Gaza territory.

This is the second time this week that the Iron Dome system has been put into action after a similar number of rockets were launched from Gaza on Monday. Israel has continued to retaliate - early on Wednesday the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) reported a strike on a Hamas military compound in the southern Gaza Strip.

The IDF has repeatedly warned that it would hold Hamas directly responsible for all "hostile activity" and threats coming from Gaza - though Israeli airstrikes on the densely populated Gaza Strip have been notorious for causing mass civilian casualties among the Palestinian population, who often have nowhere to flee outside the confines of the relatively small strip of land that comprises Gaza territory.


Map source: BBC

During Operation Protective Edge, for example, the United Nations reported that at least 2,104 Palestinians died, which included 1,462 civilians, of whom 495 were children and 253 women. The 2014 Israeli Army incursion into Gaza lasted seven weeks, and 66 Israeli soldiers died during the operation, as well as seven civilians killed in Israel due to rocket fire from Gaza. 

Though Hamas as well as outside regional groups like Hezbollah have called for a "third intifada" (or Palestinian uprising) in response to what Palestinian leadership has called Trump's "declaration of war", various reports indicate that protests are losing momentum and now appear only sporadic after an aggressive Israeli crackdown.

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junction FreeShitter Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:25 Permalink

If someone wrote that Israel is actually launching those missiles from Gaza, which it then detonates as they fly over Israel, I'd believe that.  As long as U.S. foreign aid money pours into developing Iron Dome missiles, Netanyahu is happy with his cut of the profits.  No "Hamas" missile shootdowns, no more money for Iron Dome.

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Slack Jack evoila Wed, 12/13/2017 - 20:03 Permalink

The Dead Sea scrolls Hoax.

The Dead Sea scrolls are a mixture of old documents that were hidden in a number of caves to be miraculously found and used to support the establishment of Israel, a country for Jews only.

The main document "finds" were in 1946 and 1947 in caves near Qumran.

Israel was created in 1948.

The Dead Sea scrolls are the only really old (well supposedly old) documents in the Hebrew characters, that have ever been found.

All other documents in Hebrew characters date from later than 800 AD.

Previous to the "finds", many critics had pointed out the late date of all documents in Hebrew characters, and deduced that the Hebrew Old Testament must have been translated from the Greek Old Testament and not the other way round.

Then, low and behold,... a very timely miracle occurs.

The Dead Sea scrolls are "found" and dated to hundreds of years early than the oldest previously known documents in Hebrew characters.

Then, it is widely claimed that documents in Hebrew characters are really old.

The critics are not given access to the scrolls or even photographs of the text, lest they spoil the party.

This goes on till certain critics are dead.

Then, in 1991, only 45 years later, facsimile copies are made available to all.

So that, in brief, is the Dead Sea scrolls Hoax.

More, however, can be deduced....

One can even guess where the Dead Sea documents came from.

It turns out that some of the Dead Sea documents are nearly identical to documents from the Cairo Genizah collection of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, Egypt. So, it is likely that many of the Dead Sea scrolls had their origin there.

The Ben Ezra Synagogue was established around 900 AD.

Now the Arabs have ruled Egypt since they defeated the Greek armies around 635 AD.

Now, these Jews (and their synagogue) existed happily, undisturbed, in Cairo, in the midst of the Islamic world.

So, maybe the original Jews were a group of Arabs.

This would explain why Hebrew and Arabic are nearly identical languages.

This would explain why the Hebrew and Islamic religious traditions are so similar.

And, it would also explain why Jews turned up in Spain with the Arabs (Moors).

Another couple of points:

It should also be noted that a few Jewish scholars (in particular, Solomon Zeitlin) have long insisted that the Dead Sea scrolls were a Medieval production. [Zeitlin was a well-known Talmudic scholar and would not claim this unless convinced it was true.]

It is estimated that 20 people occupied the site of Qumran (estimated by the number of inhabitants for whom there was room in the buildings). Now these 20 people were not just ordinary people, they read and wrote Greek, Aramaic, Syriac, Latin, Arabic, and Samaritan documents, like natives, and managed to write learned works on numerous religious topics, while gathering enough water, and raising enough food, for their survival, in a desert.

Some have tried to claim that as many as 150 lived at Qumran, but most have considered that number ridiculously high.

Anyway, I think it is clear that the Dead Sea scrolls are a bunch of old documents that have been thrown together and sold to a gullible world.

http://www.preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1175

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Conscious Reviver cheka Wed, 12/13/2017 - 20:57 Permalink

Unlike the hobby rockets coming out of Gaza, some of which cannot even clear Gaza, Hezbollah can launch quantity and quality that will overwhelm Bibi's chrome dome. In 2006, the IDF targeted civillian residential areas and infrastructure around Beruit extensively. Next time we are going to see how the entity likes taking what they love to dish out.

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NiggaPleeze claytonmoore50 Thu, 12/14/2017 - 03:00 Permalink

Imagine what the US (Arabs) would do if some zealous Mexican (Jew)-supremacists ethnically cleansed Southern California (Palestine) of European-Americans (Palestinians) and then boxed them into the Mojave Desert (Gaza Strip) where it embargoes them and periodically killed them by the thousands like fish in a barrel. Patriot groups who call for the reclamation of Southern California (Palestine) are designated as terrorists by China (US) and China (US) provides the Mexicans (Jews) with weapons to suppress the "terrorist" insurrection.

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JSBach1 Akzed Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:03 Permalink

"As with the failures of the US built Patriot missile defense system during the first Gulf War, the “Iron Dome” is all public relations, a myth with no substance(...)
Israeli air defense systems have destroyed buildings and killed Jews with missiles suffering booster failure and plunging into populated areas. Anyone threatening to report this inside Israel has a life expectancy of hours."

https://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/07/29/israeli-scientist-exposes-iron…

"But why? Why would Israel do this? Well, the answer is obvious:

The reason for the fake Hamas "missile attacks" and the phony Iron dome system is to keep the Israeli population in fear and thinking there is a legitimate attack on their lives (when no such threat actually exists) it is to make them hate the Palestinians, and allow the actual ground invasion to take place, which will kill hundreds of thousands eventually- as well as to put in place the "no go zone" which essentially eliminates half of Gaza to residential habitation."

https://www.sott.net/article/283431-Iron-Dome-is-a-massive-Hoax-Israel-…

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sheikurbootie Stan522 Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:24 Permalink

Yes, it will.All of the Israeli anti-missile tech is developed in partnership with the US. There's a few small hurdles on an ICBM, but if the DPNK launch a missile that will hit anything important it can/will be shot out of the sky.The US has come a long way since the Patriot missile.  That was 25 years ago too. 

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Anteater sheikurbootie Wed, 12/13/2017 - 20:50 Permalink

No, that was 15 years ago, they failed testing, but Bush II-Cheneydeployed them anyway for their MIC deferred options. Patriotsstill fail 50% ofvthe time, with known launch point, known trajectory,known launch time, and aimed directly at the Patriot test battery.One of those 'Peacekeeper' (sic) test misses took out a powerplantat the Patriot site just from kinetic energy of the warhead. Boom!https://goo.gl/images/YKVc6F

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serotonindumptruck Normalcy Bias Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:39 Permalink

Ah, yes.The dreaded Samson Option.This is the military equivalent of when someone (Israel) is losing a game of chess, and they decide that instead of conceding defeat, they're just going to flip the entire chess board up into the air and immediately shoot anybody standing nearby.Such a noble approach.They are incapable of losing with any grace or dignity, so they choose to destroy every neutral observer within missile range. 

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Slack Jack johnnycanuck Wed, 12/13/2017 - 20:18 Permalink

Normalcy Bias Dec 13, 2017 7:27 PM "there's The Samson Option..."

Its a real shame that Israel has no nukes.

They were too cheap to spend trillions of dollars developing them.

Much cheaper just to lie and claim you have them.

That's why Mordechai Vanunu got 11 years in solitary. That way no one could know that he wasn't in prison at the time.

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johnnycanuck Slack Jack Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:48 Permalink

I have no expertise nor inside info to refute the generally accepted idea that Israel has nuclear arms. I try to deal with what I think can be substantiated.What I think can be substantiated is if the far far right in Israel go too far with their chutzpah, and if they could  go nuclear, if  they ever followed that path,  the world as we now know it, would  change, drastically, and I can't see how the end result would favor the far far right wing and aggressive apartheid State of Israel and it's paid lackeys in the halls of the supposed, US beacon of Democracy.I take many things into consideration, including things most younger people can't access, like my Father's baby brothers reaction to the 1967 middle east war, which I see in a whole other perspective than the yappy Israel supporting crowd.  From the perspective of realism.Dad's baby brother yearned to follow him to fight in Europe, ended up in Italy. Was seriously wounded at the Hitler Line, given the best medical care available at the time, and  later on went to Korea as part of the UN contingent. He was promoted to officer ranks there. He was in the ME in 1967 when the 6 day war broke out.He chose to retire then and there as a Captain with 25 years service in the Canadian Military. He said to me, I have been shot at enough.Israel is not our fight, like my Uncle Mo decided and he weren't no coward.

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