17 Kislev 5778
5 December 2017
The News On the Israeli Street
Palestinian terror in the last 24 hours . . .
Aside from the missile and mortar attacks last night (see Today’s Blog), there were more than 25 Palestinian terror attacks in Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem.
“Rock” and Molotov attacks occurred at such places as El Aruv, on the Hevron highway in Gush Etzion, in Shechem, between Kiryat Arba and Hevron, Beit Ummar, Halhul, the Hevron Hills, Azariya, Husan, Hizma, Hawara, and Silwan.
Missile fired at the Golan . . .
At least one missile was fired out of Syria at the Golan yesterday. Interestingly, this missile attack was not characterized as “leakage” from the fighting in Syria.
In fact, according to the IDF, none of the recent missile attacks on the Israeli Golan have been “leakage.” This would seem to indicate that Iranian proxies are now turning their focus on Israel.
Speaking of Syria . . .
For the second time this week, IAF aircraft attacked an installation close to Damascus.
This time the target was a military research center located in Jamraya.
Birds of a feather: the European Union and B’Tselem . . .
International Human Rights Day is coming up in 5 days. More appropriately it should be called “International Human Rights Day for Everyone Except Israeli Jews.”
B’Tselem, the abominable organization that despises everything Israeli, is marking the day with an exhibition at the Jaffa Port Gallery titled “Fifty Years of Occupation.”
The exhibition has become a cause celebre among European politicians who are flocking to the country to attend. They will be led by Emanuele Giaufret, the new EU Ambassador to Israel.
The EU likes to tout the fact that European taxpayers have given hundreds of million of euros to support Israel in recent years. But the fact is that every euro has been spent undermining the human rights of Israeli Jews.
No Sleep Here In Southern Israel Last Night
No one in southern Israel got any sleep last night because of the continuing alarms for incoming missiles. Here’s what the news line from rotter looked like this morning:
You will note that Zone 237, the so-called “Gaza Envelope” was the focus of the attacks. More specifically, the Shlomit area which includes the Kerem Shalom Crossing was the place pinpointed:
What exactly happened as to what was shot and who shot remains unclear this morning. The IDF Spokesman has indicated that the alarms were not false, but that no missile or mortar impacts have been located. The Spokesman indicated that the IDF will be out looking for “falls” in the next few hours.
Residents of the area report hearing at least 5 explosions (a combination of missiles and mortars).
As to who shot–the prevailing opinion seems to be that Palestinian terrorists in the Sinai fired the projectiles–though Palestinian terrorists in Gaza have not been ruled out. Also on the short list of suspects are Bedouins affiliated with Islamic State, Bedouins affiliated with Hamas, Bedouins affiliated with Al Qaeda, etc., etc.
Your humble servant wonders how many of the one million Israeli men, women, and children who live in the area between Beersheva, Ashdod and the Gaza border were traumatized?