Day 2 – Iron Dome Interceptions of Gaza Rockets Over Ashkelon; Threats to Hit Tel Aviv TODAY!
Palestinian Islamic Jihad threatened this morning to hit Tel Aviv with long range missiles. Specifically, PIJ SPOKESMAN: “MY ADVICE TO THE SETTLERS FROM TEL AVIV IS TO STAY NEAR BOMB SHELTERS “
Fighting between Israel and factions from the Gaza Strip (HAMAS, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, etc.) entered Day 2 today, with the Iron Dome air defense systems intercepting dozens of Rockets over Ashkelon, Israel. The morning interceptions came after a a full day of furious rocket and mortar launches from Gaza yesterday.
This much more serious fighting began after Special Forces from the Israeli Defense Force, entered Gaza covertly a day earlier, dressed as Palestinian women, with the intent to KIDNAP the top military commander of the Palestinians in Gaza. They botched the mission, got caught, and ended up in a fire fight which KILLED their intended kidnap target and several other Palestinians.
(Hal Turner NOTE: While few can blame Israel for trying to capture and de-fang a key military player who has attacked Israel for a long time and refused to negotiate peace, the botched raid serves to strip Israel’s status as a “victim.” Few people will perceive the Israelis as victims given the circumstances of the past three days. Any public attempt to claim moral high ground due to rockets or whatever is gone this time.)
HAMAS and other Palestinian groups began a sharp retaliation against Israel, which included the launching of over 500 Rockets and Mortars from Gaza, impacting several Israeli areas, killing and injuring multiple Israelis. The Israeli Air Force responded to these attacks with heavy air strikes against numerous targets inside Gaza, and the situation has gotten much worse since then. The Hal Turner Radio Show covered these events as they happened all day yesterday. That coverage is HERE.
Numerous buildings inside Gaza have been flattened since yesterday. Although a short “lull” in the fighting seemed to take hold around 2:30 AM eastern US time Tuesday, the eerie quiet was shattered with additional Israeli air strikes overnight.
The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has been moving heavy armor via flatbed tractor trailers, toward Gaza since yesterday and as of now, the armor build-up is quite significant.
Egypt has tried repeatedly to get the Palestinians and Israelis to de-escalate, to no avail.
The Russian Foreign Ministry warned that a full scale military conflict may be in the near future, and pleaded with both sides to backdown, to no avail.
Video from this morning shows another large rocket attack launched from inside Gaza, being intercepted by the Israeli Iron Dome system. That video appears below:
This rocket launch came after HAMAS fired a Kornet anti-tank missile at a bus which had JUST finished unloading Israeli army troops. The bus was destroyed and HAMAS told Israel “This is a warning. We now have weapons you cannot defend against. Next time, we won’t wait for your troops to get off the bus.”
Moreover, a video of that attack was released by HAMAS, complete with cheesy audio over-dubbed, to mock the Israelis. Here is the brief video showing the missile launch and hit:
Among the targets hit by Israel in retaliation yesterday, was the notorious al-Aqsa TV station in Gaza:
This conflict is very different in character from all prior conflicts. This one has the very real potential of turning into an actual war, which will drag-in regional players, becoming a regional war, which could then drag-in other players, becoming a World War.
This is incredibly dangerous and very serious. UPDATES to appear below . . .
UPDATES — RAW (UNVETTED)
Israel security cabinet meeting begins in 15 minutes to discuss the security situation in southern Israel and Gaza.
Hamas says it will fire rockets at Israeli towns of Beersheba, Ashdod if Israeli airstrikes on Gaza continue.
At least one dead as IAF takes out rocket launching squad moments ago in northern Gaza
IDF stating IDF gunboats destroyed equipment used by the naval force of #Hamas to carry out militant activities against Israeli civilians and IDF forces.
Israeli politicians are briefing the media that the security meeting that is ongoing will likely declare the current round over if rocket fire stops.
There have been no rockets in 90 mins or so
2:35 AM EST — OOOOPS: Another rocket barrage right now. So much for ceasefire.
FLASH — URGENT — 3:38 AM EST —
Israeli military are now saying “All cease-fire contacts have been severed. There is no turning back from full conflict in Gaza.”
Israel Defense Forces have “sent infantry and armored reinforcements to the Gaza border” now confirmed by @Reuters @nytimes (HT Comment: Oh, Gee, a day late and a dollar short, but the legacy media FINALLY begins coverage. YOU got it first, here, yesterday! Stay with us, you’ll continue getting it first – and accurately.)
NEW . . .
8:48 AM EST — A foreign diplomatic source tells @haaretzcom: Contacts with the UN & Egypt on a ceasefire did not stop; Israeli official: ‘We are not discussing a ceasefire with them’
Despite the rocket attacks, Israel continues to allow entry of fuel and other materials into Gaza via Kerem Shalom crossing this morning.
Rocket lands in kindergarten in Sha’ar HaNegev — Due to the Home Front Command’s instructions, the kindergarten was closed and no casualties were reported. However, damage to property was caused.
The Israeli security cabinet is still in session. One of the longest sessions for a long time. Currently around 6 hours in to the meeting.
The length of the current session can only have 2 reasons :
1.They are discussing how to handle any possible aftermath than can occur after a massive military response,
2.The cabinet is split between those advocating for a massive response and those advocating for a much more smaller (symbolic basically) response.
Reports the Gaza factions and security cabinet have agreed to an Egyptian brokered ceasefire. BREAKING: KAN: Gaza factions agree to cease rocket fire by 3:30pm local time
4 sets of incoming rocket sirens in Yad Mordechai and Netiv Haasara. Multiple rocket impacts
In Islamic custom this is a time to assess, repair and reload for next attack.
NOT a call for peace.
UPDATE 9:11 AM EST — Public speculation that ALL of the goings-on inside Israel the past two days are a “ruse to distract the world’s attention from what is ACTUALLY taking place:”
Israel is preparing for an attack on the Russian Hmeimim air base inside Syria. Russian military said that Israeli reconnaissance aircraft are trying to locate the S300 at the Khmeimim base in the countryside of Latakia.
On Thursday, 8 November, suitcases filled with $15 Million in cash, were sent to Gaza from Qatar. The cash was allegedly to be used to pay HAMAS government officials salaries in GAZA, which have not been paid in months due to Israel cutting off revenues to HAMAS. Here is a photo of the actual suitcases of cash being transported to Gaza:
The cash was distributed on Friday and Saturday.
AMERICAN DOLLARS? Why American dollars instead of Qatar Riyals? Or Egyptian Pounds? Or EUROS? Because it is AMERICA that is behind all this trouble. Explained below . . .
Rather than altruistically pay the past-due salaries for HAMAS in Gaza, the cash was actually to pay for the rocket barrage attacks upon Israel . . . and worse, the sending of Israeli Special Forces INTO Gaza to “kidnap” the top HAMAS military Commander, was part of the overall plan!
The reason those forces were caught WAS PART OF THE PLAN – to cause the reactionary upheaval we’ve seen for the past two days.
QATAR financed this whole thing as part of its PLAN to get a reason for Syria TO BE ATTACKED so as to get QATAR’s natural gas pipeline through Syria to Europe!
All the key players in this sordid affair, from Israeli officials and high ranking military people, to HAMAS, are getting PAID OFF . . . in American dollars.
On Sunday, Israeli troops entered Gaza covertly to try kidnapping a top HAMAS military commander, but got into a firefight and killed him. This lead to the current rocket launches from Gaza.
The Israeli troops were caught because it was PLANNED they be caught. It was PLANNED they get into a firefight and even get killed . . . to provide a public spectacle which would cover the overt actions now taking place.
The entire series of events was PLANNED . . . meaning the Israeli Forces were betrayed by their own government. The Israeli government sent those men into Gaza KNOWING they were going to be betrayed, caught, fired upon, and perhaps killed . . but did it anyway because it NEEDS a public spectacle reason to attack Syria. Getting Israeli troops killed and then blaming on Iranian actions would provide the reason that average Israeli citizens would need to support Israeli military action against Iran in Syria.
The rocket launches from Gaza, are actually a PAID EFFORT to SET-UP IRAN for the issues taking place in Gaza/Israel, and thus justify an Israeli ATTACK upon Iranian assets . . . . inside SYRIA!
In order to attack those assets, Israel has to get past the new Russian S-300 missile systems in Syria, some of which are at the Russian Base in Hmeimim . . . which will HAVE to be destroyed. But the DESIRED end result in destroying the Russian base and Iranian assets inside Syria is the exact same goal it has always been: TOPPLE the Syrian government which is the single roadblock to a QATAR GAS PIPELINE through Syria to Europe!
Thus, the information now out today is, everything the world is seeing take place in Israel, is a set-up to justify an Israeli attack upon Syria, to remove the Syrian government roadblock for a QATAR gas pipeline to Europe, which was the sole reason the entire Syrian “civil war” was started years ago!
Getting that pipeline through Syria would OUST Russia as the main gas supplier for Europe, and THAT GOAL has been and remains the single purpose of US/European efforts inside Syria. They never changed their goal. They never intended to stop the shenanigans inside Syria. It is now, and has been all along, an effort to halt Russia gas supplies to Europe.
Hundreds-of-Billions of dollars are at stake EVERY YEAR once that QATAR gas pipeline starts supplying gas to Europe. Of course, there’s plenty of money in those hundreds-of-billions to buy off whoever needs to be bought off to make this happen!
Russia points out that an Israeli attack upon its bases in Syria would be met with force. That same force can also be used against any “other countries” who attempt to assist Israel, (Read USA & Coalition) and THAT, ladies and gentlemen gets us to war with Russia . . . which seems to be a US/European goal.
The entire spectacle of what’s taking place in Israel is a ruse. Designed to blame Iran, justify Israeli attacks upon Iranian assets inside Syria, taking Russia out along the way, so those at the top can reap hundreds-of-billions a year from the new QATAR gas pipeline through Syria.
How do we know? Because two of the players in this sordid affair used insecure communications that were intercepted. The jig is up. They’re caught. One bigmouth in particular screeched in anger on an open line:
“You told us this would take three years, maybe four. Five at max. We’re now going on eight fucking years. Tens of millions of dollars wasted and we’re no closer to this than when we started. This is your fucking fault. Either get Russia out of the way and solve this Syria problem or we’ll get rid of all of you and get someone who can get it done.”
According to information I have, very shortly a whole slew of them are also about to be dead — for what they’ve done, and for what they’re trying to do.
P.S. Aside from cash money being paid to officials in various governments, the state of Israel has been promised an additional payoff once Assad is ousted from Syria: Possession of the Golan Heights; and it’s $6 TRILLION in proven oil & gas reserves. With that amount of money at stake, betraying a few IDF soldiers – or sending its whole army to death – is a pittance to pay for achieving that prize.