Hamas Rockets Rain Down On Jerusalem And Tel Aviv

Air raid sirens rang out in Greater Tel Aviv, and in Jerusalem, Kfar Saba and the Binyamina area on Tuesday evening, marking an increase in the Gazan rockets’ range, on the first day of Operation Protective Edge.

An Iron Dome battery intercepted the incoming rocket over Tel Aviv. Hamas announced it had fired four M-75 rockets at the capital. Two loud thuds were heard in downtown Jerusalem shortly after the rocket warning siren went off at 9:56 p.m. Thousands of residents entered bomb shelters, while others remained outside and in cafés.

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Palestinian rockets continued to pound southern Israel throughout the day, with some 120 projectiles striking by the evening.

Iron Dome intercepted 23 rockets, shooting down rockets over Ashdod, Ashkelon and Gaza border communities.

The army began calling up the 40,000 reserve soldiers the cabinet approved for Operation Protective Edge, launched the previous night to stop the rocket fire from Gaza. IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz asked for the 40,000 soldiers in order to replace conscripted forces in the West Bank, thereby enabling their deployment to the Gaza border.

Jerusalem - Photo by Berthold Werner

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4 thoughts on “Hamas Rockets Rain Down On Jerusalem And Tel Aviv”

  1. Could this be the start of a major regional war in the Middle East?

    Let’s hope not…

    • Everything is moving to God’s plan on the earth. The problem for Christian’s is how do we react to it. I labor over what to do with homosexual marriage, homosexual therapy and things like that while we await His return.

  2. This saddens me. In 2012, I studied abroad during the summer over in Israel. I got to spend a week in the beautiful city of Jerusalem.

    Lord, please bring Your peace over there in that region. In Jesus’ name.

    • You are provoking me to jealousy Adam. I would have loved to spend a week in Jerusalem. 🙂

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