Friday, July 15, 2011

BREAKING: Explosion in Netanya building injures 11 people

FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2011
NEWS in and around Israel -
 not reported in the Main Stream Media
(unless is is about Israelis building homes)

Magen David Adom ambulances [file]

Blast likely occurred on roof, police say, causing second floor to collapse; all the injured were foreign workers carrying out labor jobs in Netanya; restaurant on ground floor ignites into flames.

An explosion occurred Friday evening in a building on Pinkas Street in Netanya, causing a number of apartments to collapse. Initial reports said that the blast originated from the ground floor of the building, and that residents lived on the second floor.

The blast, which happened in Netanya's old industrial area, also caused a restauranton the first floor of the building to go up in flames. 

Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the reason for the blast was unclear and it had caused a wall in a restaurant to collapse.

Channel 2 said an electrical short-circuit may have caused the incident, rather than it being crime or terrorist related.

Magen David Adom teams evacuated eleven injured people. One person was moderately injured, while the remained sustained light injuries from smoke inhalation, police said.
Paramedics took seven of the injured to Laniado Medical Center In Netanya and the other four, included the moderately injured man, to Hillel Yafe Hospital.

All of the injured were foreign workers carrying out various labor jobs in Netanya.

Firefighters gained control over the blaze which allowed police and firefighters to continue investigating the cause of the blast.

In June, a gas explosion in another Netanya building killed four teenage girls and injured over ninety people. Two men, one of which was a gas technician, were arrestedover that blast.

Reuters contributed to this report.

IDF blames Hamas for escalation 

In rocket fire from Gaza

Gantz meets with top military brass after 5 Kassam rocketsfired from Strip, IDF confirms strikes carried out against Gaza targets.
While Hamas is not directly behind the recent increase in rocket fire against Israel, senior IDF officers said that Israel will hold the terrorist organization responsible as it contemplates military action in wake of the recent escalation.

On Friday, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz convened top military brass to discuss the recent escalation on the southern front, including OC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Tal Russo, Israeli Air Force Commander Maj.-Gen. Ido Nehushtan and OC Military Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi.  MORE HERE...

IDF Strikes Terror Targets in Gaza

Rocket Fired From Gaza
by Elad Benari
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The Israeli Air Force attacked terror targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Thursday. The attacks came in response to the recent escalation in rocket attacks on Israeli communities.
The IDF Spokesperson confirmed that the attacks had taken place. Earlier, the Palestinian Authority-based Ma’an news agency reported that IAF aircraft had struck Hamas targets in Gaza City and in Khan Yunis.

The rockets landed in open areas and no injuries ordamage was reported. The 'Color Red' anti-rocket alert was activated in the area.  At least six rockets were fired from the Gaza region at Israeli communities on Thursday.  
Gaza terrorists also fired a rocket at southern Israel Thursday morning. The projectile landed in an open area in Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council.  No injuries or damage were reported in that incident, either.
AND ....

6 rockets hit Israel; IDF strikes Gaza

Qassams fired from Strip explode in open areas in southern Israel throughout day; no injuries reported. IDF reportedly strikes Hamas targets late Thursday
Shmulik Hadad
Latest Update: 07.15.11, 00:29 / Israel News
Two Qassam rockets fired from the northern Gaza Strip Thursday evening exploded in open areas in southern Israel within minutes of each other.

Three Qassam rockets fired from Gaza Thursday afternoon also exploded in open areas in in the south, as the rate of attacks from the Strip again picked up. No injuries or damages were reported in the latest attacks. The Color Red anti-rocket alert was activated in the area several times during the day.

Late Thursday, Israeli aircraft struck several Hamas targets in Gaza following the rocket attacks, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported. The strikes targeted the Gaza City region and the Khan Younis area.

No injuries were reported in the IDF strikes. The army later confirmed that it struck in Gaza

Palestinian terrorists also fired a rocket at southern Israel Thursday morning. The projectile landed in an open area in Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported.

The Color Red alert sounded prior to the explosion. So far, security instructions for the area's residents have remained unchanged, and their everyday routine is maintained.

Air Force jets Struck Gaza targets overnight, in response to Qassam fire on southern Israel.

The strike targeted two terror tunnels in south Gaza and a third in its north. The military confirmed the targets were destroyed.

The military said that Israel holds Hamas responsible for the rocket fire on Israel.
Roee Nahmias and Hanan Greenberg contributed to this report

Isn't it strange that the only time we receive news on Israel is if and when PM Netanyahu intends to visit the U.S.? 

I can't help but think that any news of Arab Muslim terrorists on-going war against the Israelis would not fit into the Aran "Peace Plan" that is supported and pressured under Obama's administration.  If Americans were made aware of the dangers facing Israel, from its "neighbors", there would be a much better understanding why there is "no peace in the ME:.The State of Israel is not doing the attacking, or the sending of rockets into civilian homes/schools/and school buses; but Israel most certainly does have a responsibility to defend herself.

Negotiations with terrorists is impossible - just ask our troops in Afghanistan/Pakistan, Iraq, and now in Libya; with air strikes also in Yemen.  Fighting Islamic terrorism appears to be on-going, never-ending and these Islamist s just can't put their swords and bombs down long enough to live peacefully in a civilized world.

Hamas is united with the Palestinian Authority - time for Congress to stop all aid to the PA's until everyone of them accept Israel's right to exist; or, Congress needs to explain to the America people why we're putting out BILLIONS OF DOLLARS to an organization that uses terror as a means of existing, rather than living peacefully among themselves and Israel.

And to the Palestinians - stop making bombs and start baking bread for your citizens.

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