Southern Israel Under Missile Attack Again: Breaking News


UPDATE Sunday, September 9, 2012 and TODAY’S BLOG:

Due to the ongoing missile attacks on southern Israel,  the israelstreet blog today will exclusively focus on developments around us here in Ashdod. Please note that the breaking news ticker will be moved to this main page. Check here throughout the day for updates.

4:52 pm: Two mortars fired out of Palestinian Gaza strike Eshkol Regional Council area.

3:43 pm: The IDF has just released figures showing that Palestinians threw 40 Molotov cocktails at Jewish community members in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria–and at IDF soldiers–in August.

1:20 pm: It has been a surreal day here in Ashdod. We have been ordered to stay close to “a fortified” place, preferably a bomb shelter in case incoming rocket sirens go off. So . . . we sit and wait . . .

11:39 am: The IDF Commander of Judea and Samaria has just confirmed that a security officer of Oranit Samaria was run over and killed this morning by a Palestinian terrorist who had illegally driven through an IDF checkpoint.  Unbelievably, the terrorist has escaped.

An overhead view of the destruction in Netivot this morning (photo courtesy Haaretz). Where is the IDF?

8:45 am: MADA has reported that seven southern Israelis have thus far been wounded by the missile fire coming from Palestinian terrorists in Gaza.

The picture in southern Israel this morning with families (like this one in Netivot) in bomb shelters (photo courtesy of Ynet News).

8:08 am: Red sirens for incoming rockets for Chof Ashkelon region.

7:59 am: All schools here in Ashdod are canceled today under threat of Palestinian rocket attacks on the city.

7:51 am: All schools in Omer are canceled today under threat of Palestinian rocket attacks on the city.

7:35 am: Red sirens for incoming terrorist missiles from Gaza for the Chof Ashkelon region north and south of Ashkelon.

6:45 am: All schools in Beersheva are canceled today under threat of Palestinian rocket attacks on the city.

2:53 am: Palestinian Grad rockets hit houses in Netivot. One person hospitalized from trauma.

House partially destroyed by a Grad rocket early this morning in Netivot (photo courtesy YNet News).

2:30 am: Terrorist Grad rocket fired from Gaza strikes “open” area in Beersheva.

2:28 am: Red sirens for incoming rockets for Rahat.

2:12 am: Red sirens for incoming rockets for Ofakim.

2:02 am: Red sirens for incoming rockets for Beersheva and Netivot.

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