Saturday, October 29, 2011

Timeline from the IDF: Rockets in the South

Timeline of todays rocket attacks from Gaza. From the IDF website

7:30am – Since midnight 10 rockets and mortar shells hits southern Israel. Over 30 rockets were launched into Israel from the Gaza strip since yesterday.

6:25am - IAF aircraft targeted six terror activity sites in the Gaza Strip. Three rocket launching sites and one terror tunnel were targeted in the northern Gaza Strip, and in the southern Gaza Strip two terror activity sites were targeted. Secondary explosions were observed in certain sites. Hits were confirmed.

12:20 - Mortar shell hits southern Israel.

11:50 – Mortar shell hits near Sha’ar Ha’Negev Regional Council.

10:50pm - IAF aircraft targeted a terrorist squad in the northern Gaza strip that was preparing to launch rockets at Israeli communities. Additionally IAF aircraft targeted two armed rocket launchers in the southern Gaza Strip. Hits were confirmed.

10:15pm - IAF aircraft target a terrorist preparing to launch rockets at Israel in the southern Gaza Strip. Hits were confirmed.

10:13pm – Video of a terrorist squad preparing to launch rocket from Gaza toward Israel.

9:35pm – Over 15 rockets were fired at southern Israel today, including many Grad rockets fired at Ashdod and Ashkelon.

9:00 – School is cancelled for tomorrow in many cities in southern Israel.

8:40pm - The Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz held a situation assessment in response to the renewed rocket fire from Gaza. The assessment was held with the operational general staff including representatives from the Intelligence Corps, the Southern Command, the Home Front Command, the IAF and the Operations Directorate.

8:03pm – 3 more mortars hits southern Israel.

7:10pm – 3 more rockets hits southern Israel near Ashdod.

7:00pm – another rocket hits southern Israel.

5:50pm Mortar shell hits southern Israel.

5:20pm – 2 rockets hit Ashdod, threatening 230,000 civilians. Another rocket hit Gan Yavne, one person was lightly injured.

2:15pm - In a joint IDF and the Israel Security Agency, IAF aircraft attacked a cell of terrorists preparing to fire long-range rockets from the southern Gaza Strip. This same terrorist cell was responsible for the rockets fired at the Be’er Tuvia Regional Council last Wednesday. Hits were confirmed and the launching attempt was thwarted.

Over a million Israelis are in the line of fire- and within the range of rockets from Gaza

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