An attempt is made to share the truth regarding issues concerning Israel and her right to exist as a Jewish nation. This blog has expanded to present information about radical Islam and its potential impact upon Israel and the West. Yes, I do mix in a bit of opinion from time to time.
Friday, January 03, 2014
In Response to Rocket Fire Earlier this Evening, IAF Targets Terror Activity Sites in Gaza
In response to rocket fire towards Israel, an IAF aircraft targeted
a terror infrastructure site in the central Gaza Strip and three
concealed rocket launchers in the northern Gaza Strip.
This is the first launch towards Israel in 2014. In 2013 over 36
rockets launched from Gaza landed in Israeli territory, and 3 were
intercepted by the Iron Dome Missile Defense System.
Direct hits were confirmed.
ISA, in cooperation with the IDF and the Israeli Police, arrested the
operatives who planned, prepared and executed the bus bombing in Bat Yam
on December 22, 2013 which injured a security personal. The operatives
were members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror infrastructure in
Bethlehem. In their investigations, the suspects confessed they planned
to execute a devastating terror attack in Israel.
explosive device used for the attack was prepared by the Ta'amri
brothers. They used 2kg's of improvised explosive material, included
nails, screws and a cell phone activation system which could detonate
the bomb from a distance.
explosive device was given to Harimi, hidden in a black bag, which he
carried on the morning of December 22, 2013 to the area of south Mount
Hebron. He then infiltrated into Israel, along with several other
Palestinians through a breach in the security fence.
Israeli Bedouin drove him to the area of Jaffa, and after praying in a
masque in Jaffa, Harimi took the 240 "Dan" bus company line, placed the
explosive device in the center of the bus, departed the bus and a few
minutes later, he placed a called to the cell phone, activating it.
The bus in Bat Yam after a bomb on board exploded
who was arrested in Bethlehem on December 26, 2013, admitted during his
investigation the cell was planning on executing another major terror
attack in the area of Jaffa-Tel-Aviv in the following days. Arresting
this terror-network prevented this attack from taking place.
During Hamdi's investigation, security personnel uncovered 20kg's of explosives hidden near his house.
The investigation is ongoing, further arrests of suspects are expected.
Col. Peter Lerner, IDF Spokesman: "This mission carried out in a
combined intelligence and operational effort, saved Israeli lives. The
reality of daily attacks in our malls, on our busses and in coffee shops
is a deep scar in our collective memory; the perpetrators of terror
must know that there is a price to pay. The IDF is committed to
safeguarding the safety and security in the region, and will continue to
peruse those that wish to disrupt our way of life".
The main operatives who were arrested-
Mahmad Sha'ada Ta'amri- Born in 1989 and was previously arrested due to
his involvement with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Mahmad Sha'ada Ta'amri- Born in 1992, an ex-convict as well, due to his
involvement with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. His brother is a
- Sami Ovar Sami Harimi- Born in 1993, up until several months ago, worked illegally in a restaurant in Jaffa-Tel Aviv Israel.