Hamas has been targeting the center heavily today
Sirens have gone off here twice today, once this morning and once this afternoon. The Iron Dome missed one of the incoming and it hit in Tel Aviv but thankfully in an open area. The sound of a ground hit is a lot louder than the booms you get when the Iron Dome takes one out. Earlier, while our sirens didn’t go off, I heard the distant boom of a rocket being taken out just short of Rishon and a few minutes ago a loud boom that came in through my back, rather than front windows. I could hear the Petach Tikva sirens (sirens also went in Hod HaSharon and HaEyin). The south, as usual, has been under constant fire.
We’ve lost seven more soldiers today but we also had a miracle when a house in Ashdod got a direct hit from a 30 kilo warhead –that didn’t go off.
Here’s an image of where Hamas is hiding rockets and even shooting rockets from. The Hamas were shooting rockets earlier from a building directly beside a hospital. The percussion from the blast of the bomb we dropped on the rocket shooter damaged the hospital and injured some of the Palestinians inside. What do you do? You have to take out the rocket launcher targeting our civilians, protecting your own has to take precedence over protecting others if push comes to shove. In this case it was one of the launchers that has been targeting Tel Aviv and so the push was beyond a shove. Sometimes it is like you are in a burning building surrounded by kids and you can only get some out –but you make damn sure that of the ones you do, your own kid(s) are among them. You grab them first.