Rockets intercepted over Tel Aviv

I ran up to help get the little ones from upstairs down to the storage room when the siren sounded. The mother has 3 not in school yet and so at home, including a newborn. She was pretty frantic about the two that are in gan. Just after we got all the kids in the room, we heard an explosion. Go Iron Dome!!! That would be an interception. The Iron Dome rocks and rocks some more.

Update: Just sayin’ but the siren is bloody loud here. It blares for our area from just up the street. This is a vast improvement from when I was in N. Tel Aviv and you couldn’t hear it at all if you were inside. Loud is good.

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20 responses to “Rockets intercepted over Tel Aviv”

  1. WipeOutHamasOnceAndForAll says :

    And now we speak about truce? No joking!!!

    Any country that would have received this deluge of rockets into its territories would have started a full-blown war against the people who sent these rockets!!! But apparently, Israel is ready to listen to external voices and give up another occasion to completely wipe out the Hamas and company.

    But as Israel is not ready to do what it takes to finish the job LONG-TERM, that is to expulse ALL the inhabitants of Gaza, there is surely no point at waging a full-blown war!!!

    Honestly, the past and current Israeli governments have had no vision for the future apart from accepting receiving into Israel rockets regularly, sending back missiles and then accepting another bogus truce and, worse, accepting to put up with this same pattern again and again for decades, as it has been so far the case for decades!! The result over the years? Many Israelis killed and many other Israelis maimed for life!!

    Again, no country in the world would have tolerated this pattern of rockets to be repeated for just a few months, let alone for decades. Only the past and present Israeli governments have so far blindly accepted that this pattern repeat again and again and it has been going on like that for decades!!!

    • Larry007 says :

      Do you know how they call people with fixed ideas ?

      • WipeOutHamasOnceAndForAll says :

        You say: “Do you know how they call people with fixed ideas ?”
        Focused people who never give up on what they strongly believe in!! I remember one of those, his name was Theodor Herzl, and everyone around him was telling him that he was dreaming, that he had fixed ideas that would never see the light of the day!!! Well, here we are a few decades later and this person, Theodor Herzl, made his dream a reality by creating the State of Israel, not in Uganda, but on the ancestral land of the Jewish people.

        —Me too, I have a dream that the Jewish people lives on their entire ancestral land without being challenged every day to give up another piece of their ancestral land to Muslims!!
        —I have a dream that the Jewish people does not live among the Nazis of the Middle East, Muslims, either in Israel or in the West Bank or in Gaza or in any other part of the land of Israel!!
        —I have a dream that the Jordan part of the State of Israel be reunited to the State of Israel, as this Jordanian part was fully part of the Palestine of the British Mandate and Jordan is a bogus state created by the British and whose 99% of its population has been imported from surrounding countries!!
        —I have a dream that Israel never ever makes peace based on the “land for peace” abomination and consequently regain full sovereignty over the entire Sinai. More, the current peace with Egypt is a very bad joke!!
        —I have a dream that one day an Israeli PM will say: “Enough is enough” and he will get rid of ALL the inhabitants of Gaza and he will order the targeted-killing of the heads of Hamas and company.
        Wait for a few more decades of deluges of rockets into Israel and this dream will become reality too.

        • Larry007 says :

          As you may know(or not), the Kahane Chai Movement was banned in Israel and is considered a terrorist organization. If you ever consider actually visiting/living here.

          • XSouthAfricanGal says :

            I must give Larry007 a thumbs up
            and a hear hear

          • WipeOutHamasOnceAndForAll says :

            I do not belong to any organisation linked to Kahane!! Sorry Larry007!! That does not prevent me from having the ideas that I have either in Israel or elsewhere!!
            As far as I know, Israel is a democracy and the ideas that I have are part of the democratic process of having people with various points of view!

            However, when a Muslim in Israel openly declares that he wants the State of Israel to become a Muslim state, it is fine. When a Muslim in Israel is raised to hate the State of Israel, hate Jews and hate Israelis, it is fine too!!

            Do you ban in Israel the right of your citizens to have their own ideas or simply the ideas that I have? I believe not!!
            The ideas that I have are perfectly legitimate and Israel has no right to forbid anyone to have the ideas that I have. To claim that I belong to any Kahane faction only to suppress my points of view is not legal in Israel I believe.

            Larry007, you should be ashamed to try to suppress other people’s ideas by using this Kahane excuse. That the Kahane movement has been forbidden is one thing, does people from having the ideas that they want to have in Israel, I certainly do not believe so!!!

            But you Larry007, are you ready to see the Israelis for more decades get rockets on their heads? If not, what do you think would stop this pattern when every single solution has been tried unsuccessfully before? Apart from what I propose, an expulsion of ALL the inhabitants of Gaza and the target-killing of ALL the heads of Hamas. In case you do not know, Hamas is a terrorist organisation that has killed thousands of Israelis over the past decades and therefore target-kill their heads is nothing less than doing justice.

      • WipeOutHamasOnceAndForAll says :

        Larry007, let me be very clear with you. What I am advocating is that, at last, the Jewish people gets their rights fully over the entire land of Israel.
        More, I am also advocating that Israel lives without the people who has regularly advocated the destruction of the State of Israel, Muslims, what I call the Nazis of the Middle East!!
        And I am also for “an eye for an eye” concerning the enemies of Israel.

        When I say that Israel should expulse the Muslims living in Israel, in Gaza and in the West Bank, there are many good reasons for that.
        First, I remind you that Jews were expulsed from the Muslim states for centuries. therefore, if the Muslim states can do that with Jews, are Israelis not allowed to do the same but this time concerning the Muslims living in Israel?!!!
        Second, a few years ago, the Israelis decided to give their trust to Arafat!! They brought Arafat back with more than several hundred thousands of Palestinians. The result over the years and decades? Many Israelis have been killed and maimed for life!!
        And many more reasons. But whatever reason I could give you, you are the kind of person who would never understand them and accept them, living in your own Utopian world where you think that Muslims will become peaceful citizens even in decades from now!! And that kind of behavior has cost Israelis many lives over the past decades!! And still do with a striking example: Gaza!!!

        • Larry007 says :

          The only ones in Israel who demand total expulsion for all the Arabs are the extreme-right wing. If you want to continue to live in your own bubble, go ahead. I just want you to know that expressing those views with regular Israelis might win you some “odd looks” like people thinking “ohhh…he is that kind of person… a little bit kookoo”.

          What I think is that we should go into Gaza and kill all the terrorists that live today there. Go back next year and kill all the new terrorists, and so on. There is no other option. Until they decide they have enough.

          I do not believe in the dream of the great eretz israel, and no one in Israel is taking those who believe in it seriously, so I suggest you should amend your dreams a little bit to come back to reality. I’m always surprised at how little people really understand about what is really going on here and how firmly those people believe they know whats best for us. “kill all the arabs, expulse those, do that, don’t do that…” , what are you, kinda of nuts ?!? When is the last time you looked yourself in the mirror? So easy for you to say all those crazy words, exactly like those nuts who incited people to kill Itzhak Rabin. and that baruch goldstein also.

          Our morality and strength as Israelis and IDF soldiers come from the knowledge that we are not like them(arabs). If we begin to react like those one, expelling arabs because they did throw out the jews, we’ll loose the moral fabric of our society , just shut down the country and take the first plane abroad. BUT, you’ll never understand that so I’ll stop here.

  2. WipeOutHamasOnceAndForAll says :

    Here is the “proof” that this current Israeli government is not going to do anything!!
    “Report: Netanyahu told Obama Israel not planning ground op” at http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4307427,00.html
    Another surrender of this Israeli government to external pressure apparently!! And it has been going on like that for decades!!

    • Lynne says :

      Wipe Out , I read in Stratfor, the only reliable source of information, that Israel has no choice. Hamas has now, and is apparently making, weapons that can reach the central areas of Israel, and soon with Iran’s assistance will be able to hit all areas of Israel. It is a matter of survival. They cannot settle for a cease fire with Hamas having such weapons. They must try to bomb the areas where the weapons/rockets are stored, and to damage enough of Hamas’ instrastructure so that they cannot operate as usual.

  3. Kelly says :

    Never thought I would be grateful for weapons of war but, hooray for the iron dome!

    • israeliminx says :

      Kelly it is not a weapon of war (has no offensive capabilities) but a weapon of defending against war. It can only take out incoming rockets and yep hooray for it because our Iron domes have stopped hundreds of massive-damage rockets from killing literally hundreds of civilians here in just the last few days. The inventors should get the nobel peace prize if that prize were worth a damn anymore.

  4. Tiger Mike says :

    The Iron Dome system shouldn’t exsist. There should be no need for it. When the first crude rocket fell on Serot, the IDF should have gone into Gaza and crushed Hamas.

    As much as it would hurt to do, the IDF should go into Gaza now and END the Hamas threat. It would have huurt less a few years ago. it would have hurt less if Israel had never pulled out of Gaza in the first place (thank you Arik Sharon and your Greek Island scandal!). But it will hurt more later if Israel waits.

    By the way, the Iron Dome system was originally developed to defend the harbor in Singapore from Chinese cruse missles.

    • israeliminx says :

      Tiger Mike, I could not agree more. If Bibi caves to Obama and the U.K. who are putting pressure on Israel to stop responding and certainly not enter a ground invasion, then you watch this country vote in someone from the “extremist” right. Central Israel has now experienced a tiny taste of being Sderot and any ceasefire that does not guarantee many many years of peace on our border is not going to fly around here.

      • Lynne says :

        If the US and the UK want the military operation in Gaza to stop, they pressure Hamas—more than pressure, tell them that absolutely they cannot continue to operate.
        How insane is this? The US has thousands of troops in Afghanistan, thousands of weapons, and spends billions of dollars on the threat of terrorism—not even the reality of daily rockets. The UK and the US kill civilians there all the time, which Clinton and the press in the UK and US blithely dismiss as “collateral damage”—these are people who are killed during US and UK military operations or by drones and it happens far more often than it occurs in any IDF operation. The US takes no extraordinary precautions to try to avoid civilian harm as the IDF does.
        Israel is tiny and depends on allies, but even so, they should ignore these insane and double-talking, nonsensical advisories to stop defending Israel.
        Long-term, Israel must insist on borders and disentangle itself from Gaza and the West Bank. The US and the UK are in a position to pressure others in the region to accept this.

  5. Larry007 says :

    To everyone who is interested, you can watch channel 2 live here : http://www.flatplanet.tv/%D7%A9%D7%99%D7%93%D7%95%D7%A8-%D7%97%D7%99/%D7%A2%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%A5-2

  6. Yossi Ben Shalom says :

    The Siren in Tel Aviv is a joke. We all called to complain. I was eating something the other day and if not for our nice meltzar telling us what was up, we would have sat oblivious and exposed snacking on bread. No one else heard it either. But then we did hear the explosions of course.

    My friends were stupidly at the beach with no cover and had to run for their lives. They actually saw the rocket, but kippat barzel got it. I remember when people said it was impossible and a stupid idea. Now I can’t imagine if we didn’t have it.

    • Lynne says :

      Yossi, be as careful as you can, and as you mention, it’s best to stay out of open areas where there is no cover or protection. I hope that this will all be over soon. Resolved in some way.

  7. WipeOutHamasOnceAndForAll says :

    Larry007, yes I am perfectly aware of what most Israelis think of my ideas. But, as a democratic country, I find it quite unbelievable to see most Israelis are completely intolerant of other Jews’ points of view when the most extreme Muslims living in Israel (among them ALL Arab MKs!!!) profess a message that is far more radical than what I propose. I do not propose to hurt any Muslim living in Israel or elsewhere, as I respect any human life, but I simply propose that Muslims in Israel and Gaza and the West Bank go live elsewhere because there is no future with them in Israel!! That is the sad reality unless you live in a bubble!! How many Israelis have been killed an maimed for life in Israel from Israelis Muslims since the creation of Israel? A huge number!!

    But the bottom line is the following.
    Israelis have historical rights on the entire Land of Israel. I am not a fanatic in any way despite my very strong ideas. Why would Israelis surrender their historical rights because a bunch of blind people in Israel have long ago abandoned their fight to have the Jewish people’s rights fully recognized?!!
    Imagine Theodor Herzl giving up at the same very strong opposition that he encountered when he promoted his ideas of a State for Jews. Many Jews attacked him as being an extreme right-wing of the worst kind!! It is exactly what happened!! Many Jews were against Herzl’s drive to get the Jewish people’s rights on their ancestral land of Israel.
    Therefore, when you call me an extreme right-wing, I remember Theodor Herzl’s fight to have his dream of a State of Israel become reality. The ideas that I have are exactly the same than Herzl’s despite the State of Israel being now a reality. I WANT THE FULL RIGHTS OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE FULLY RECOGNIZED INSTEAD OF HAVING TO HEAR ANOTHER SURRENDER FROM ISRAEL ON THE ANCESTRAL RIGHTS OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE ON THE ENTIRE LAND OF ISRAEL.

    I believe that any peace between Israel and the countries around it must be based only on the ancestral rights of the Jewish people on the land of Israel, not on the thirst of the Arab world to ask Israel to give up more Jewish land!!
    I believe that the Muslims living in Israel, in the West Bank and in Gaza hate the State of Israel, Israelis and Jews and they keep raising their children to this education of hate. CONSEQUENTLY, THERE IS NO FUTURE FOR MUSLIMS LIVING IN ISRAEL BUT ESPECIALLY FOR ISRAELIS TO LIVE AMONG A PEOPLE WHO HATE THEM!!

    Gaza is only one example. Currently, most (99%) of Arab Israelis with an Israeli citizenship supports fully Gaza and are even in support of Gaza sending more rockets into Israel!! That is the reality and have YOU lived in a bubble or put your head deep inot the sand like an ostrich because, for me, I can assure you that I am fully aware of the ugly reality in Israel concerning the Muslims living there!

    YOU ACCUSE ME OF BEING AN “EXTREME RIGHT-WING” PERSON. THE TRUTH IS THAT I AM FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO GET ALL THEIR RIGHTS ON THEIR ANCESTRAL LAND OF ISRAEL.
    WHEN JEWS WANT THEIR RIGHTS, THEY ARE EXTREME RIGHT-WING PEOPLE WHOSE IDEAS NO ONE IN ISRAEL WANTS TO HEAR!! BUT WHEN MUSLIMS IN ISRAEL PROPAGATE A MESSAGE OF HATE AGAINST THE STATE OF ISRAEL, ISRAELIS AND JEWS AND GO EVEN FURTHER AND STATE THAT THEY WANT THE DESTRUCTION OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL AND ITS REPLACEMENT BY A MUSLIM STATE, THEN THESE SAME ISRAELIS SAY NOTHING AND EVEN SAY THAT THEY ARE ENTITLED TO THEIR POINTS OF VIEW!!!
    And who say that? Even Arab MKs in Israel, apart from all the Muslims living in Israel and who share these ideas!!

    For instance, Gaza is currently an Israeli territory according to the UN! Where are the Israelis? Judenrein!!
    Where are the Jews who lived in Muslim countries for centuries but who were expulsed at the creation of Israel? Judenrein!!
    And Israelis would not be allowed to want to have Muslims be expulsed from Israel because they cost so far so many deaths of Israelis that one day Israel will have to say “enough is enough”?!! More, their hate of Israel is quite exemplified by the Arab MKs who are so extreme that even extreme right-wing Israelis seem kind of moderate compared to them!!

    JORDAN WAS PART OF THE PALESTINE OF THE BRITISH MANDATE THAT WAS GIVEN FULLY TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE. THE BRITISH CREATED A BOGUS STATE OF JORDAN AND IMPORTED 99% OF ITS POPULATION FROM SURROUNDING COUNTRIES TO CREATE A BOGUS MUSLIM STATE. I believe the rights of the Jewish people on Jordan have been violated and that these rights need to be reclaimed fully. Is it not right for someone longing for Justice for the Jewish people to fight to reclaim these rights on Jordan?
    The same for the entire Land of Israel that was completely empty of inhabitants at the arrival of the first aliyah. Now tHE BOGUS PALESTINIANS CLAIM FALSELY TO HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE THE ISRAELIS WHEN THEY WERE IMPORTED FROM NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES ONLY TO PREVENT JEWS FROM SETTLING IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL. AGAIN, I WANT JUSTICE ON THIS MATTER.
    How many Israeli lives has it cost and regularly cost to have Muslims living in Israel and in the West Bank and in Gaza? Do you know that or do you live in your own bubble?!!!

    YOU SAY:
    “WHAT I THINK IS THAT WE SHOULD GO INTO GAZA AND KILL ALL THE TERRORISTS THAT LIVE TODAY THERE. GO BACK NEXT YEAR AND KILL ALL THE NEW TERRORISTS, AND SO ON. THERE IS NO OTHER OPTION. UNTIL THEY DECIDE THEY HAVE ENOUGH.”
    And do you know that for decades, there has been a huge number of Israelis who have been killed and many also who have been maimed for life? Do you live in a bubble, Larry007, or do you see to many 007 movies?!!!
    But I guess you are in an area in Israel where you are not very likely to get killed by rockets or you do not have lost a loved one from an attack of rockets!!!
    In any case, this kind of statement is, I am sorry to say and do not take it personally, extremely selfish in many ways!
    With all due respect to you, Larry007, anyone who would tell me that, I would tell him that he is a complete brainless person and that this kind of thinking is pure madness!! Again, do not take these comments personally.
    As a matter of fact, NOT A SINGLE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WOULD HAVE TOLERATED WHAT ISRAEL HAS SWALLOWED PAINFULLY FOR DECADES AND COUNTING WITH GAZA!!
    With any other country, this Gaza nightmare would have lasted as much as one month maximum until a full-blown war would have completely annihilated (KILLED) the entire Hamas and company people and would probably have expulsed all the inhabitants from such an area very quickly too to avoid a repeat.

    You accuse me of being an extreme right-wing but that would be a compliment to me! So someone who loves Israel, wants its right fully recognised and who fight for that, he is an extreme right-wing?!!! When I read your point of view on what you would do in Gaza, I cannot help but wonder if you are not an extreme left-wing person because to have such blind ideas, it is quite scary.

    On taboo ideas that many Israelis have on touchy subjects like the Palestinians getting expulsed from Israel (the sooner the better) or what you call “the dream of the great eretz israel”.
    LET US TAKE “THE DREAM OF THE GREAT ERETZ ISRAEL” AS AN EXAMPLE TO EXPLAIN YOU A FEW POINTS. IT IS NOT A MATTER OF BEING FOR OR AGAINST THIS IDEA, IT IS A MATTER OF FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE BUT THIS TIME JUSTICE RELATED TO THE ANCESTRAL RIGHTS OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE ON THE ENTIRE LAND OF ISRAEL!! SOUND ODD TO YOU? Well, it is the case for many Israelis!! Therefore, this idea is based on a sound reason (Justice) and therefore it should never ever have become a taboo for Israelis.
    And you ask me why I repeat my ideas sometimes. And the answer to this question from you is simple: to fight the taboos that plagues the minds of most Israelis!! Yours in particular!
    And I could go on mentioned more taboos that Israelis have, you would see that these taboos are often (not always) linked to sound, justified, rational and very logical reasons. But, over decades, Israelis have blocked their minds to them because the media has constantly professed against them, saying they are extreme right-wing ideas and so on. In Israel, 99% of the media (TV, newspapers, you name it) is left-wing in their ideas!! So, it is not surprising that many taboos have been created through these media.
    FINALLY, IS IT EXTREME RIGHT-WING TO FIGHT, TO ASK THAT JUSTICE BE DONE FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE ON MANY AREAS, ON THE RIGHTS ON THE ENTIRE LAND OF ISRAEL, ON THE RIGHT NOT TO LIVE AMONG A PEOPLE (MUSLIMS) WHO REGULARLY KILL ISRAELI JEWS BECAUSE THEY ARE ISRAELI JEWS? And more.

    Again, do not take these words as personal attacks against you. I respect your points of view even if they are very different than mine. And I value your desire to challenge my ideas.
    Thereforfe, I agree to disagree with you. As I have said before, we both love the State of Israel and on this idea we are united. And that is more imporant than our different points of view on other matters.

    If Israel was as open as I am to new ideas, Israel today would have solved long ago this Gaza nightmare and we would not be, after several decades, in the same square zero situation that Israel is at today. And, according to you, we should carry on this same status quo as long as it takes, irrespective of the Israelis being killed, the Israelis being maimed for life, the children hurt and traumatized and killed?

    Yes, I would rather have my supposedly “extreme right-wing” ideas than yours, Larrry007!!! Because my solution for Gaza is the only solution that will work LONG-TERM for Israel and that will prevent further Israelis to be killed and maimed for life for more decades of the same idiotic actions that have been so far taken by the Israeli governments!!!

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