Saturday, August 20, 2011

Beersheba Attack: More than 55 rockets fired from Gaza

The violence in Israel continues to escalate:

Man wounded in Beersheba attack dies of his wounds

"Hamas claims responsibility for Beersheba, Ofakim attacks; Ofakim: rocket lands on house causing shrapnel injuries to baby, nine-year-old, man; More than 55 rockets fired from Gaza into southern region."

One man died Saturday from injuries sustained when a rocket fired from Gaza exploded in Beersheba. Sirens were heard in Beersheba shortly before a rocket salvo landed in the city, hitting a vehicle and private residence. Three others who were evacuated to the Soroka University Medical Center were being treated for injuried, two were in serious condition and one sustained moderate injuries. The attack was one in a wider barrage of rockets, with locals reporting hearing at least 11 explosion.

Moments before, a Grad rocket from Gaza landed on a home in Ofakim, starting a fire and sending shrapnel and debris flying that injured a four-month-old baby, a nine-year-old boy and a man in his early 20s. Emergency crews put out the fire and paramedics evacuated the three to the Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba to be treated for light injuries.

In the afternoon, a Grad rocket fired from the Gaza Strip toward Ashkelon was intercepted by the Iron Dome rocket defense system. The Color Red warning siren was sounded in the city prior to the interception. Later five mortars landed in the Eshkol regional council, one of which landed in an area kibbutz causing light damage to one building. Sixteen rockets from Gaza landed in the Eshkol Regional Council alone over the weekend.

Rocket fire from the Gaza Strip intensified Saturday morning in the second day of attacks that followed IDF strikes on the Strip, responding to a deadly terror attack near Eilat Thursday, in which eight Israelis were killed and dozens injured.

We would now expect another Israeli response.

The cycle continues.


gearedup2go said...

It just amazes me how few rockets actually damage the intended targets and it goes to show you that God's hand is at work in protecting the Apple of His Eye.

I know you are a Pajamas Media reader and didn't know if you have posted this. My apologies if you have and please edit my response.

"This isn’t just another terrorist attack — it’s a major escalation, a new phase in the Arab-Israeli conflict in two ways. First, it is the bitter fruit of the U.S-backed downfall of the government of President Husni Mubarak in Egypt, opening the Egypt-Israel border as a new front in the war. Second, it is probably the first successful al-Qaida attack on Israel. (The Palestinian Popular Committees, a Gaza-based al-Qaida affiliate is the prime suspect.)"


"An explosive device, like the ones used in Iraq, was laid to ambush arriving Israeli troops. This is a very sophisticated and complex operation. Seven Israelis were killed: four people in one family whose car was attacked — including two children, aged four and six — and three soldiers riding on a public bus."

And finally...

"There are already reports of al-Qaida planning to infiltrate into the Sinai to launch cross-border attacks.”

Scott, thank you for being so vigilant in your reporting. I think you will be spending a few extra hours on the computer as this conflict continues to escalate.

Scott said...

geared - thanks for that. And your point regarding how missiles have landed in areas which somehow avoided people is indeed somewhat miraculous.

Everything in the Middle East is coming together like clockwork right now - truly amazing indeed

Jec said...

Hi everyone!
It truly is getting crazy and causes me to continue to sit on the edge of my seat. Spiritually I feel the tug of the HS to read and pray and draw close to our Savior.

Don't want to distract from Scott's new post and with all that's going on in Israel, but I have found kinda of a long article on Elenin. It is one of the best articles I have seen so far with a Jewish perspective on the prophetic significance of Elenin as it pertains to the signs of the sun, moon and stars.

Although its long, this person disputes a lot of what is out on the internet and even disputes somethings that were recently posted on youtube. Tthis writer gives a much better understanding of how we should be viewing the possible signs and message that Elenin has for not only this generation but to those of us who are waiting for the Rapture, and even as a sign of coming tribulation. In fact it just seems to me, with all of the other signs coming together at the same time, the information in this article seems to be the icing on the cake!

I'm curious of anyone's thoughts on this.

Caver said...

Thanks Jec....after a bite to eat, will be off and running to read ....well, if the cat will stay off the keyboard between me-n-the screen.

Jec said...

Just a quick mention that the writer in the above post is writing from his perspective on Elinin and his understanding of the Jewish people's redemption through the tribulation that he may not fully understand. But as watchers and pre-tribers I still think we can gleam some things from what he is saying.

Caver said...

Jec, it was a fascinating article, very, very informative. I do have some serious problems with his "givens" and assumptions, but from the Jewish perspective and what the signs in the heavens truly mean (without the corruption) is fascinating. It reminds me of teachings from Zola Levitt....not to say I can attest to their accuracy, but from teaching from a Jewish and old Hebrew perspective it was truly a fascinating read.

OK, for my objections....He states for a fact that Elenin is small. Maybe right but not a given.

NASA published that at one point in time, Elenin measured one minute of arc in the sky. JPL agreed. Numerous amateur and professional astronomers agreed.

NASA published at the same time the distance Elenin was from the earth. JPL agreed.

NASA has on their web site an astronomical calculator. If you punch in the size everyone agreed on minute of arc...and he distance NASA published into NASA's own calculator....the size of this thing was not was 50,000 miles. That's 50,000 miles in diameter! That is huge. That same calculator works for every other heavenly body we know of. Both NASA and JPL have refused to address this "irregularity", to my knowledge.

The author classifies this "object" as a comet. NASA addresses it as a comet....but it don't act like a comet. It is NOT a chunk of dirty ice and snow....that is absolutely for sure. There is serious disagreement as to just what this is but many measured and observed characteristics just do not fit a comet. Some...many in fact... fit a brown dwarf much more precisely. I don't know.

The author does not credit the earthquakes and other abnormal earthly physical changes to Elenin in any way, but refers back to the Creator. Well, to my knowledge, the Creator created the laws of physics and gravity and all things. He could have created this "thing" in the 7 days knowing full well the effects and date and time it would start having the effects. There is an inconvenient fact here....a physical chart and measurement of the alignments of Elenin with the sun and other planets to earth corresponds exactly and precisely with many, many earthquakes....including the 3 big ones of the last few years. Another little problem here…the closer it gets the more active volcanoes, the more earthquakes, and the larger the earthquakes.

Still, a fascinating article and well worth the read.

Alice said...

Jec, thanks for posting the article on Elenin! I can't wait to read it!

Scott said...

FWIW - I was watching a video regarding how Elenin has interesting electromagnetic properties and as such it may be that aspect (regardless of size) that is causing the quakes etc...It was very interesting, I'll post it if I can somehow find it again

Thanks JEC - I;m going to take a look as well

Jec said...

Caver, I came across another video in which I am reluctant to post. It is a very good one and yet it seems to me that there is a lot of stuff on the net that we really have to scour through and discard what is not right with our spirit. You know the feeling. Even your Misses mentioned about this to me on one of her past posts. Everyone seems to know something about it, and when we get bits and pieces from various sources we can maybe see through this fog to the truth. It is amazing to see some truth in some of these bits and pieces of articles. I even went on Facebook and found that Rick Larsen?, author of "The Star of Bethlehem" does not really have mush to say about Elinin other than a reference to the Mahdi by those who distort these signs.

With that said, the additional video I have in mind states that Elinin was there at the time of Christ's birth! This person shows the animation of Elinin at that time through todays software. Let me know if I should post it here, as at the end of a very good youtube, there is a message about Allah. :-( that spoiled it for me. But the video was good.

Caver said...

Jec, you are so right Brother. I feel the exact same way. In the early days of this I had a much more comfortable "feeling" about what I was seeing and reading......and I saw and read a lot! Not that it was all correct, but that it was mostly sincere....written or shared with no ill intent or deception.

Its totally different sense is that so many "agendas" and slants or spins and deliberate "rabbit trails" that its hard / impossible to separate what to believe without the Holy Spirit's discernment / conviction.

Seems to be a sign of the times but circumstantial or tangential evidence gives credence that we are on the cusp of "something" big occurring and our need to keep "prayed up", our guard up, and clothed in "His full armor".

Scott said...

JEC - Post away - we can all use the discernment given by the Holy Spirit. Don't worry about it - the good folks here can take a look and discuss it in the appropriate context.

Jec said...

Scott and Caver, here is that youtube:

Scott said...

Thanks JEC!

Scott said...

That was very very interesting. Just one small comment/correction. The video stated that we will be in Elenin's tail Dec 5...We will be in the tail Nov 5. Just wanted to make sure folks knew this. Otherwise, as stated, very interesting video.

gearedup2go said...

Jec, that is an interesting video and I have to believe that there are no coincidences~whether its planetary alignment on a specific date or the placement of scripture verses in the bible.

I came across this one and it questions the possibility of Rev 12 being fulfilled on 9-29-11 as Elenin, Jupiter, and Venus line up. The software that the narrator uses is fascinating as is that which was used in the video you posted.

DrNofog said...

Jec, Gear,
Check this out.

Then you can make this active ==>

And this...

Scott said...

Geared - that was very interesting as well. hmmm,...I don't know what to think. Fortunately, Sept 26-27 is approaching and we'll know soon enough!