Thursday, May 13, 2021

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Gates Behind Releasing Millions Of 'Gene Edited' Mosquitos In Florida Keys


Why Are Gates and Pentagon Releasing “Gene Edited” (GMO) Mosquitoes in Florida Keys?




Despite strong resident protests, the US Environmental Protection Agency and Florida agencies have approved controversial release of millions of genetically-modified or “gene edited” killer mosquitoes into the Florida Keys. At the same time the controversial Presidential Science Adviser nominee of Biden is involved in development of the CRISPR technology being used to genetically modify everything from the mosquitoes to the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus mRNA “vaccines” to gene-edited salmon. How Bill Gates, the Pentagon and the eugenics lobby come together now is alarming to put it mildly. 

On April 30 the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District and the Oxitec biotechnology company announced they will begin release of what will ultimately be some 750 million genetically manipulated or gene-edited Aedes Aegypti mosquitos using CRSPR gene editing technology. The Aedes Aegypti makes up only about 4% of the mosquito population in the Keys. The release is bitterly opposed by residents and environmental groups who demanded a referendum in last year’s election ballot, but which the Mosquito Control Board refused, curiously. Oxitec and the Board claim the release is to kill off the presence of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito which is believed to carry dengue fever, Zika and other diseases.

The project, which sounds positive in the press statements, is alarming in many respects. First, the refusal to allow a citizen vote on the controversial GMO release. Second, there exists no cost-benefit analysis of the risks versus benefits of releasing millions of mosquitoes whose genetic traits are mutating in often unpredictable ways. Is it worth the risk that an ever more robust variety of mosquito will mutate from the project? No one can say. Traditional mosquito control techniques have worked well until now. 

The CEO of Oxitec, Grey Frandsen, has a dark history with the US State Department in the Balkans, as an advisor to the US Navy, and as a Fellow of the George Soros’ International Crisis Group that played a key role in the destruction of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. With no previous experience in biotechnology, Frandsen appears as CEO of Oxitec in 2017. Oxitec, a UK company, is now owned by Third Security, a US venture capital firm in Radford, Virginia headed by Randal J. Kirk who also owns the gene-edited salmon producer, AquaBounty.







U.S. Fuel Shortage And Ramifications:



RT



According to him, the shutdown of the network, which transports gasoline and other fuel through 10 states between Texas and New York, has inevitably affected supply.

“There are inflationary pressures rising across the US due to money printing and increased consumer spending,” said Tucker.


“A fuel shortage is a nightmare for anyone who remembers the 1970s. Life is about to get very scary in the US – a direct consequence of a series of terrible policy decisions dating from 2018 to the present,” the analyst told RT, adding that the nation seems to be returning to those days.

However, according to the president of Lipow Oil Associates, Andy Lipow, the effect of the outage is regional. He pointed out that the Colonial Pipeline primarily serves the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States.




The ransomware cyberattack that paralyzed one of the US’ biggest and most vital oil hubs – the Colonial Pipeline – has resulted in fuel shortages in eight states across the US East Coast.

The outage caused rising fuel prices with the national average climbing to more than $3 a gallon for the first time in six years.

However, the current crisis shouldn’t be attributed to the pipeline shutdown alone, according to Jeffrey A. Tucker of the American Institute for Economic Research.

“It’s in those regions that we are now beginning to see gasoline shortages at the pump that are becoming more widespread… In the rest of the country, fuel supplies are unaffected,” said Lipow.

“We’ve already seen in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states the retail price of gasoline has risen eight cents a gallon and it could go even higher if gasoline supplies are trucked in from longer distances from terminals outside of the region,” he added.




Hyperinflation begins in America as gas stations and refineries SHUT DOWN

  


We are now living through the initial stages of hyperinflation and the collapse of the debt-based dollar, as prices on nearly everything continue to skyrocket by the day. The massive printing of trillions of dollars by the Federal Reserve — and catapulting of that money into the economy via “stimulus” handouts — is overheating demand for commodities like wood, copper, aluminum and iron. At the same time, the national economic infrastructure that delivers goods is crumbling, due to the free covid stimulus money reward workers for staying home and avoiding productive jobs.


So we now have a government that’s destroying the money supply and destroying the productive economy with endless money printing. The end result is not in doubt: Runaway hyperinflation, scarcity of food, fuel and other goods, and the accelerating collapse of the small businesses that power this nation.

Ultimately, this also means the collapse of major U.S. cities into chaos and lawlessness as the last remaining vestiges of civilized society melt into nothing.



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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Northern Israel Struck In Latest Midnight Barrage Of Rockets


Northern Israel struck in latest midnight barrage of Gaza rockets





After several hours of quiet, rocket fire resumed early Thursday, and sirens were heard in Ashkelon and the surrounding regions. They also sounded across the center and south of the country, as well as northern Israel, as far as the Galilee region. One rocket is reported to have directly hit Rishon Lezion, and another in Petah Tikva. 
Five people are being treated for minor injuries in Petah Tikva, several of them caused by anxiety and smoke inhalation.

Israel's security cabinet on Wednesday night approved the recommendation of IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi to escalate retaliatory airstrikes into the Gaza Strip. Defense Minister Benny Gantz is briefing members of the Knesset as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Israel will not accept a ceasefire with Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. 

An IDF soldier was killed by an anti-tank missile early Wednesday morning and a five-year-old boy was killed later in the day when a rocket scored a direct hit on his family's apartment building in Sderot. More than 1,200 rockets have been fired into Israel since the fighting began on Monday. 

A rocket barrage was launched toward central Israel on Wednesday evening and sirens sounded in Tel Aviv and throughout the South as Hamas launched the rockets to avenge the deaths of its top commanders by Israel earlier in the day. 

Two people were reportedly injured in a terrorist attack in the West Bank (Samaria) late Wednesday night, and the terrorist was neutralized on the spot, according to the IDF. The incident is under review.

The rockets either fell in open areas or were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. In Ashkelon though, one of the rockets scored a direct hit on a home, causing extensive damage to one of the bedrooms. A child had been sleeping there moments earlier and was whisked to safety when the sirens sounded.




Evening Updates From Israel (12-May-2021)




The Times of Israel is liveblogging Wednesday’s events



Islamic Jihad says Israeli overnight strikes will see even wider response

A Palestinian Islamic Jihad official told Arabic media that IDF strikes in Gaza overnight will lead to “an even wider response,” from the terror group.




5 treated for smoke inhalation from fire caused by rocket strike outside Petah Tikva home

Five Israelis are being treated for smoke inhalation from a large fire that broke out after a Hamas rocket from Gaza struck in between homes in Petah Tikva.

The five being treated have only been lightly injured.

The buildings near the fire have sustained moderate damages.

WATCH: IDF strikes Hamas operatives, infrastructure in Gaza

The Israeli Air Force is targeting Hamas infrastructure throughout the Gaza Strip, taking out several operatives of the terror group as well, the army says.

The fighters targeted were a squad of Hamas’s naval forces, the IDF says.

Among the buildings struck were Hamas’s treasury and internal security headquarters, which is used in intelligence operations, according to the army.

No injuries reported in post-midnight rocket barrage — Magen David Adom

Magen David Adom says that it has not received reports of any civilians injured from the two rocket barrages launched after midnight by the Hamas terror group from Gaza toward central Israel.

Six people, however, were lightly injured while running to shelters and a number of others are being treated for anxiety attacks.


Sirens wail in Tel Aviv, surrounding cities for 2nd time in an hour

Rocket sirens sound in Tel Aviv and its surrounding suburbs, including near Ben Gurion Airport, as Hamas continues to fire rockets at central Israel.

The alarms are heard in Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Petah Tikva and smaller towns nearby.


Sirens sound as far north as Nazareth as Hamas appears to extend rocket range

Air raid sirens sound throughout central and northern Israel as the Hamas terror group appears to have significantly extended its range of rocket attacks.

The sirens are heard from the city of Rehovot up to Shimshit, northwest of the Arab city of Nazareth in the Galilee.

The sirens do not necessarily mean the rockets reached that far. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

For 2nd time in minutes, central Israel residents rush to shelters due to rocket fire

Air raid sirens sound throughout central Israel for the second time in minutes, and this time the alerts are also going off in Tel Aviv, Holon, Ramat Gan and other surrounding suburbs.

Minutes earlier, a barrage was fired setting off sirens in Or Yehuda, Savyon and Rishon Lezion


Iran's Proxy War Against Israel




  • Last year, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei admitted for the first time that his country was supplying the Palestinian terrorist groups with weapons...."Iran realized Palestinian fighters' only problem was lack of access to weapons" — Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Reuters, May 22, 2020.

  • The [earlier] denial exposes the extent of Iran's scheme to deceive the international community not only regarding its supply of weapons to the Palestinian terrorist groups, but also concerning its plan to acquire a nuclear bomb and bolster its production of nuclear material.

  • Iran... repeatedly violated the terms of the [2015 JCPOA] nuclear deal, according to the UN's nuclear monitoring Atomic Energy Agency.

  • Were it not for Iran's financial and military aid, the Palestinian terrorist groups would not have been able to attack Israel with thousands of rockets and missiles.

  • In the past, Iran used its proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah, to attack Israel. Iran is now using its Palestinian proxies to achieve its goal of eliminating Israel and killing Jews. This is a war not only between Israel and the Palestinian terrorist groups. Rather, it is a war waged by Iran against Israel.


The Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) organization announced on May 11 that its members fired a burst of "Badr-3" missiles into Israel, killing two women and injuring dozens others. The announcement was made by PIJ's military wing, Al-Quds Brigades, after the group and other terror factions in the Gaza Strip, including Hamas, fired hundreds of rockets into Israel within 24 hours.

The "Badr-3" missile is an Iranian-made missile that appeared for the first time on the battlefields of the Middle East in April 2019, when the Iranian-backed Houthi militia used it during the fighting in war-torn Yemen.

The "Badr-3" missile carries an explosive warhead weighing 250 kg, and has a range of more than 160 km, according to Debka, an Israeli website that reports on military issues. "The missile explodes within 20m of target and releases a 1,400-piece shower of shrapnel fragments," the website reported.

Until a few years ago, PIJ, Hamas and other Gaza-based terrorist groups used to receive rockets and other weapons directly from Iran -- smuggled in by sea or across the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt. For some years now, however, according to Israeli intelligence sources, these terrorist groups have used years of experience with Iranian and other rockets to develop their own versions.

Over the past 15 years, Iran became the most dominant weapon supplier to Hamas and PIJ. The major smuggling route was from Iran to Sudan, on to Egypt and the Sinai Peninsula, and from there to the Gaza Strip. These weapons include long range rockets, mortar shells, anti-tank missiles, tons of standard explosives and raw materials for explosive production.

Last year, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei admitted for the first time that his country was supplying the Palestinian terrorist groups with weapons. "Iran realized Palestinian fighters' only problem was lack of access to weapons," Khamenei said in an online speech.

"With divine guidance and assistance, we planned, and the balance of power has been transformed in Palestine, and today the Gaza Strip can stand against the aggression of the Zionist enemy and defeat it."

Khamenei went on to offer the reason why Iran was sending rockets, missiles and tons of explosives to the Gaza Strip: "The Zionist regime is a deadly, cancerous tumor in the region. It will undoubtedly be uprooted and destroyed."









As Death Toll Rises, Ayatollah Urges Palestinians to 'Increase Their Power and Resistance'




As Palestinian terrorists in Gaza continued to fire hundreds of rockets into Israel, killing both Jews and Arabs, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Palestinians to step up their “resistance.”

“Zionists understand nothing but the language of force, so the Palestinians must increase their power and resistance to force the criminals to give up and stop their barbaric acts,” the Mehr news agency quoted Khamenei as telling a meeting of students on Tuesday night.

With the barrage of rocket fire from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip that began on Monday evening continuing into Wednesday morning, the death toll is climbing.



5.9 Quake Hits Near Guatemala And El Salvador


M5.9 earthquake hits near the coast of Guatemala and El Salvador



A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit near the coast of Guatemala and El Salvador at 08:45 UTC on May 12, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 46 km (28 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles).

The epicenter was located 50 km (31 miles) SW of Acajutla, 68 km (42 miles) SW of Sonsonate, and 70 km (43 miles) SW of Sonzacate, El Salvador.

There are about 1 500 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

4 447 000 people are estimated to have felt light shaking.

There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

The quake was preceded by M5.6 at 08:17 UTC.



Michigan's Gov Whitmer Wants To Shut Down Another Pipeline During Gas Crisis On East Coast


Now Michigan’s Governor Wants to Shut Down ANOTHER Fuel Pipeline

Robert Wheeler



As the entirety of the southeast United States hunts for gas and wonders if they are going to be able to make their way to their jobs the next day as a result of an alleged cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline, Michigan’s Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, is now attempting to shut down another pipeline running through her state.

As a result, the state of Michigan has told Enbridge, a Canadian energy company, that it has to shut down an oil and gas pipeline by May 11. What’s even more strange than closing down a pipeline at a time when the entire Southeast of the country faces a gas shortage is that Whitmer’s claims are not completely invalid as most hers tend to be. Whitmer and the state of Michigan are arguing that the pipeline represents a potentially massive environmental disaster if the pipelines burst, leak, or are damaged.

“These oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac are a ticking time bomb, and their continued presence violates the public trust and poses a grave threat to Michigan’s environment and economy,” Whitmer’s office said in a statement.

Enbridge argues that it has never experienced a leak in the underwater section of Line 5 and that it is currently working to tunnel beneath the lake bed to improve the safety of the pipeline. In the last two years, however, the pipeline has been struck by boat anchors and cables. In 2010, an incident with an Enbridge pipeline spilled 3.2m liters of oil into the Kalamazoo River.






Turkey's Erdogan: 'Teach (Israel) A Deterrent Lesson' - Send 'International Peacekeepers To Safeguard Palestinians'


Turkey, Russia discuss Israel clashes in call - Turkish presidency

  

Erdogan and Putin call for work to be done on sending international

 peacekeepers to the region to help safeguard Palestinians, 

a proposal Turkey has made since 2018.



Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russia's Vladimir Putin discussed in a phone call tensions in Gaza and Jerusalem, Turkey's presidency said on Wednesday, as Ankara seeks international action against Israel.
Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza into Wednesday morning as the Islamist group Hamas and other Palestinian militants fired rocket barrages over the border, in the most intense exchange in years that killed at least 35 people.

Erdogan told Putin the international community needed to "teach a deterrent lesson" to Israel, adding that Ankara was working to mobilize this reaction, according to a statement from his office.

Erdogan also called for work to be done on sending international peacekeepers to the region to help safeguard Palestinians, a proposal Turkey has made since 2018.



Rockets Fired Into Tel Aviv - Families Rush To Bomb Shelters


Families Rush to Bomb Shelters in Tel Aviv as Palestinians Fire Rockets at Major Israeli Cities



Air raid sirens sounded in Tel Aviv, Israel’s major coastal city, on Tuesday evening and residents were rushed to bomb shelters as Palestinian terrorists fired a barrage of rockets at Israeli civilians for the second night in a row.

Sirens sounded once, then stopped, then sounded again, as loud booms were heard inside the bomb shelters. Children cried as parents tried to comfort them during the rocket attack — an event far more common in Israel’s southern border towns.

There were unconfirmed reports of Arab residents of Jaffa, a mixed Arab-Jewish city near Tel Aviv, celebrating at the air raid sirens.

Breitbart News’ own Israel correspondent, reporting from a bomb shelter, noted that local Internet access had been lost amid ongoing riots. Residents were exchanging information by ordinary cell phone, and reported that the sky was “on fire” with repeated explosions as Iron Dome missile batteries attempted to intercept the incoming barrage.





Hamas Rockets Now Fired Into Dimona And Nuclear Reactor


Hamas Launches 15 Rockets Towards Dimona, Israel and Its Nuclear Reactor — Week After Iranian Propaganda Video Showing a Missile Strike on Plant




Palestinian terrorists continued to fire rockets into populated areas of Israel overnight.

Hamas admitted to firing 15 rockets towards Dimona, Israel the home of the Dimono nuclear plant.


Of course, a strike there would be cataclysmic.

Check this video of an Israeli reporter on the ground near Dimona.

Just one week ago the Iranian regime released a video showing a missile destroy the Dimona plant.




Rand Paul: Fauci Was Being Dishonest - Paper Published By Wuhan Lab Stated 'Funded By NIH'

“He Was Being Dishonest – Wuhan Institute Published Paper Saying ‘Funded by NIH'” – Rand Paul Calls Out Fauci’s Dishonesty Under Oath (VIDEO)




On Tuesday the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a hearing on the efforts to combat COVID-19.

As Cristina reported earlier, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) ripped into Dr. Fauci about funding the Wuhan laboratory in Wuhan, China.In May 2020, TGP reported this: The leader of the US task force overseeing the country’s response to the China coronavirus, Dr. Tony Fauci, was the one who funded the Wuhan bat virus work and kept it going.

Since May 2020, The Gateway Pundit has been reporting on Dr. Anthony Fauci’s likely illegal funding of coronavirus projects at the Wuhan Virology Center.

It is clear that they successfully isolated the coronavirus in the lab and were actively experimenting with species-to-species transmission.

Rand Paul confronted Fauci on Tuesday: “Dr. Fauci, do you still support funding of the NIH funding of the lab in Wuhan?”

Arrogant Fauci shot back at the Kentucky lawmaker: “Senator Paul, with all due respect, you are entirely and completely incorrect that the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan institute.”

** The video is here.

Tuesday night on Rob Schmitt Tonight Senator Rand Paul responded to Dr. Fauci’s statements from today’s hearing.

Senator Paul rightfully accused Dr. Fauci of being dishonest.

Senator Rand Paul:  He was being dishonest. In fact, one of the main papers published by Dr. Shi in the Wuhan Institute says in the byline, “Funded by the NIH,” and funded specifically by the NIAI which is AID, which is Fauci’s group. So, no, he completely dissembled on that. He’s leading you on to believe something that’s not true.


Tucker Carlson calls for criminal investigation of Anthony Fauci…




Updates From Israel (12 May 2021)


IDF Expects More Rocket Fire: says several members of Hamas’s military leadership killed in Gaza strikes

The Times of Israel is liveblogging Wednesday’s events as they unfold. For a recap of Tuesday’s events, click here.




TV: Security cabinet approves escalation of military strikes in Gaza

The security cabinet has approved an escalation of military strikes in Gaza, Channel 12 reports.

The network says Israel is now expected to strike symbols of Hamas’s rule in Gaza, including, for instance, the terror group’s Treasury building.

The decision by ministers likely means that the conflict will Hamas will last several days yet.

IDF: 180 rockets launched from Gaza today, 1,300 in total so far

Some 180 rockets and mortar shells have been fired at Israel by terror groups in the Gaza Strip since 6 a.m. today, the military says.

Dozens of the incoming projectiles that were heading toward populated areas were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, the Israel Defense Forces says.

At least 20 wounded by rockets in Ashkelon

At least 20 people are wounded in Ashkelon this evening due to rocket attacks, according to multiple reports.


Arab Meretz MK says he’s terrified by riots: ‘The worst could be upon us’

Meretz MK Issawi Frej tells the Times of Israel that the scenes of Jewish rioters attacking Arab Israelis make him terrified that “the worst could be upon us.”

“The assault we’re seeing in Bat Yam is going to leave marks that will be very difficult to erase. It will be very hard to move forward,” Frej says.

“I’m terrified that things will deteriorate further. Our young, reckless [Arab] youth will want to defend themselves. This could take us to a very dangerous place.”

Frej mentions the October 2000 events, a series of sustained clashes between Arab Israelis and Israeli police in which 13 Arabs were killed. The events shaped the relationship between Arab Israelis and the Israeli state for a generation. A state investigation into the matter found that police had used excessive force, but no officials were ever charged.






Islamic Jihad threatens 9 p.m. barrage, ‘a terrifying death’

Islamic Jihad’s armed wing threatens to send another barrage of rockets towards Israel at 9:00 p.m.

“The time of glory,” a picture published by the terror group states, promising “a terrifying death.”

Military said to present security cabinet with options for Gaza strikes

As members of the security cabinet meet to consider Israel’s next steps, Channel 12 reports that the military has provided them with various options for upcoming strikes on Gaza, including on various terror figures.

The report says the IDF is asking political leaders for more time to achieve decisive gains against Hamas prior to a ceasefire.


Police say 14 sites in Ashkelon hit in rocket attack; empty preschool also hit

Police say they are deployed at 14 sites in Ashkelon following rocket attacks on the city, and in three sites in Sderot. It is not clear whether each of the sites was hit by a rocket.










6-year-old critically hurt, 5 others wounded by direct rocket hit on Sderot home

A 6-year-old boy has been critically injured by a direct rocket hit on a house in Sderot.

Another person is seriously wounded, a third person is moderately wounded and three others are also hurt.

Channel 12 reports that a piece of shrapnel managed to pierce the walls of a shelt






Hamas says it fired 130 rockets into Israel in latest barrage

Hamas says it fired 130 rockets at Israel a short time ago, including at the country’s center, in retaliation for a strike on a multi-story building in Gaza City.

The group says its barrage was a response to Israel’s leveling of the al-Shourouk tower.


Unrest, clashes reported in Lod ahead of curfew

Reports of several rock-throwing incidents and vehicles being vandalized in Lod, where a police-enforced curfew is set to enter into effect at 8 p.m.

A number of clashes are reported between Arabs and Jews


3 hurt, one seriously as rocket hits home in Sderot; another hits Ashkelon house

Three people have been hurt, one of them seriously, as a rocket hits a home in Sderot, near Gaza.

A rocket also hits a home in the city of Ashkelon.

Several communities near Gaza lose power after fresh rocket barrage

Several communities in the southern Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council have lost power following the latest rocket barrage from Gaza, a spokesperson for the municipality says.

Fresh rocket warning sirens sound in Tel Aviv area, southern communities

Fresh rocket warning sirens sound in Tel Aviv and the surrounding area.

Rocket warning sirens also sound in southern communities near the Gaza Strip.






Israel demolishes third Gaza high-rise after warning occupants to leave

Israeli fighter jets have demolished al-Shourouk tower in Gaza City, after repeatedly warning those inside to leave.

This is the third high-rise building, containing more than 10 stories, to be destroyed by the Israel Defense Forces in this current round of fighting.

Such towers are said to house various commanders in Gaza terror groups.


TV: Some 1,200 rockets have been launched from Gaza so far

According to Channel 12, some 1,200 rockets have been launched from Gaza since the start of fighting on Monday.

At least 200 of those rockets have fallen inside Gaza territory.

The army has said the Iron Dome air defense system has intercepted between 85 and 90 percent of rockets heading toward populated areas.

After mass rioting, police announce 8 p.m. curfew in Lod

Police announce a curfew in the city of Lod between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. as forces amass in the city to prevent a third night of rioting and violence.










Netanyahu: ‘We’ll inflict blows on the terrorists they couldn’t even dream of’

After a number of senior Hamas commanders were killed in a joint operation between the IDF and Shin Bet, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns that the operations in Gaza will not end any time soon.

“We eliminated senior Hamas commanders and this is just the beginning,” Netanyahu says. “We will inflict blows on them that they couldn’t even dream of.”

Fresh sirens in Gaza border communities warning of rocket fire

Sirens are now sounding every few minutes in a number of Gaza border communities, warning residents of incoming rocket fire.

Col. (Res) Hilik Sofer of the Home Front tells Army Radio that its crucial that instructions are followed when rocket alerts are heard.








Sirens sound in Beersheba and Dimona, home to Israel’s main nuclear reactor

Rocket sirens are triggered in cities throughout southern Israel, as well as in the town of Dimona, which is home to Israel’s main nuclear reactor.

The alarms are heard in Ashkelon, Ashdod and up to Yavne to the north of the Gaza Strip and out to Beersheba and Dimona to the west of the enclave.

Gaza terror groups continue to fire massive rocket barrages at Israel

Sirens continue to sound in southern towns and Gaza border communities as terror groups in the Strip fire barrages of projectiles toward Israel.

The missile fire is apparently centered on the coastal city of Ashdod.








Sirens sound in multiple locations as a heavy barrage of projectiles is fired toward Israel from the Gaza Strip.

Local residents report hearing explosions.

There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Israeli military believes that its strikes killing several top Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip will likely prompt the terror group to renew its rocket attacks on central Israel.

Gantz extends Home Front’s emergency situation for 2 weeks

Defense Minister Benny Gantz extends the Home Front’s emergency state of readiness for a further two weeks and for a distance of 80 kilometers from the Gaza Strip.

That distance covers much of central Israel as well as the south.

The move implies that Israel expects the violence to continue for a prolonged period.


Israeli military expects renewed rocket fire at central Israel after killing of Hamas chiefs

The Israeli military believes that its strikes killing several top Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip will likely prompt the terror group to renew its rocket attacks on central Israel.

No special instructions have been issued to residents of central Israel at this time.

Ashkelon hospital says it has treated 110 casualties since Monday

Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon has seen “on the order of 110 casualties of one form or another,” says Dr. Jonathan Rieck, director of the Emergency Medicine Department.

Sirens sound as rocket barrage fired at Ashkelon, Ashdod, Gaza border towns

Warning sirens are heard in Ashkelon, Ashdod and the Gaza border communities as a heavy barrage of rockets is fired.

Local residents report explosions in a number of locations.

There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.