April 17, 2013 |
JERUSALEM -- At least two rockets landed in the Israeli town of Eilat on Wednesday morning, police said, and residents of the Red Sea resort community reported a number of explosions as well as an air raid siren. No injuries were reported. A battery of the Iron Dome missile defense system was recently deployed in the area following intelligence pointing to possible rocket attacks by jihad activists in Sinai. The system did not intercept the rockets that landed in a construction site and an open space shortly after 9 a.m. local time.
November 24, 2012
Responding to Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab's Op-Ed article Tuesday calling Israel's actions against the Gaza Strip a "failed strategy," reader Elliott Oring of Long Beach wrote in a letter to the editor published Thursday: "Israel's military response to Gaza is not a failed strategy because it is not a strategy at all. It is a tactic, a tactic to get Hamas to stop lobbing rockets into Israel. There is no long-term strategy that will prove successful until Hamas decides it is no longer interested in destroying Israel.
November 21, 2012
Re "Strike adds urgency to Gaza talks," Nov. 19 To say Israel is defending itself against the Palestinians is turning the sequence of events on its head. Hamas and Israel had been observing a cease-fire, and no rockets were being fired on Israel. It was only a few days before the signing of the truce that a 13-year-old Gazan boy was reportedly killed by Israeli forces. Following the child's death, Israel assassinated a military leader of Hamas. President Obama stands alone in the world saying Israel has launched this attack to defend itself.
November 15, 2012 |
GAZA CITY - The rapidly escalating conflict between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip was defined on its second day by images of its most helpless victims. In Israel, a bloodied infant in a pink jumpsuit was gingerly rescued from the rubble of an apartment building where three other residents were killed by a rocket fired from Gaza. The three deaths in Kiryat Malachi were the first on the Israeli side. At about the same time, bereaved young parents to the south in Gaza City buried their cheerful 11-month-old boy, who had just learned to say "Mama.
March 12, 2012 |
The toll on civilians from violence between the Israeli military and militants based in the Gaza Strip rose Monday as three Palestinians — a 15-year-old boy on his way to school and a father and daughter walking in the street — were killed by Israeli airstrikes, Palestinian officials said. Militants from Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees on Monday fired rockets into southern Israel, hitting an empty kindergarten and damaging a residential structure in the city of Ashdod, injuring an elderly woman and another person with shrapnel.
October 30, 2011 |
The day after a series of Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli airstrikes killed nine militants in the Gaza Strip and an Israeli civilian in southern Israel, strikes Sunday appeared to thin out, though tensions remained high. After an early-morning barrage was launched at southern Israel on Sunday, Islamic Jihad announced it would accept an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire and hold its rocket fire while reserving the right to respond to any attacks from Israel. "There is no cease-fire," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, adding that Israel's army would continue to carry out strikes to protect residents in the south from rocket attacks.