August 21, 2016

(UPDATES) BREAKING: Rockets strike Sderot, Israel responds with tanks, planes

Victor LaszloRebel Commentator
 

This is a breaking story and updates will be added as they become available.

UPDATE: Group that fired rocket is Islamic State affiliate

A Gazan organization by the name of Ahfad al-Sahaba-Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility the rocket fire in Israel. The group is affiliated with Salafi groups that identify with the ideology of ISIS, the Islamic State organization, and from time to time it attempts to fire rockets in a challenge of sorts to Hamas, the Islamist organization that governs the Gaza Strip.

Israel responded with airstrikes and tank fire. The IDF said the air force struck "a number" of Hamas targets, while Palestinian eyewitnesses reported that an Israeli tank fired six shells at a water storage facility.

According to Bigstory AP:

SDEROT, Israel (AP) — Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into southern Israel on Sunday, prompting the Israeli military to respond with airstrikes and tank fire on targets inside Gaza. No injuries were reported on either side.

The Israeli military said the rocket landed in the southern border town of Sderot, a frequent target of Palestinian rocket fire. The rocket landed in a residential area next to a house, but there were no reports of damage or injuries.

Shortly afterward, the military said Israeli aircraft and tanks targeted two posts belonging to the Hamas militant group in northern Gaza. Hamas officials said a training camp in northern Gaza was targeted, but the camp had been evacuated after the rocket was fired in anticipation of an Israeli reprisal.

UPDATE: An eyewitness in Sderot said the rocket was a Grad missile with a 140 KG warhead which did not detonate, and landed in the town a few hundred yards from the home of the witness. 

Earlier today, al qassam brigade rally in Rafah - Gaza

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commented 2016-08-22 12:56:53 -0400
Philip, exactly. If someone lobs rockets into my backyard, I would turn them into glass without warning.
commented 2016-08-22 12:54:41 -0400
D. H. Chainsson, what say you about Israel forewarning the people who fired rockets at them first, of a pending response, just to have Hamas use women and children as human shields, to use ambulances to transport weapons and terrorists.
commented 2016-08-22 12:54:06 -0400
All I can say is if some group sent a rocket towards my family I would bomb that group out of completely out of existence. To hell with proportional responses. Israel should tolerate that crap no more.
commented 2016-08-22 11:14:47 -0400
Jay Kelly As long as muslims continue to fire rockets at Israel I say, BOMB THEM BACK TO THE STONE AGE give the muslims the death and misery they so wish upon Israel.
commented 2016-08-22 06:48:16 -0400
Before 2010, after years of assaulting Gazan civilians, Hamas NEVER fired rockets into Israel. For example, Sderot was founded in 1951 on lands that belonged to the Palestinian Arab village of Najd. Israel stole that land and now complain when rockets are fired at it.
commented 2016-08-22 03:54:18 -0400 · Flag
Jay Kelly answer the question who are WE bombing?
commented 2016-08-22 03:16:48 -0400
For those who don’t quite know what to make of Jaya Kelly Angelou, here’s what I’ve been able to glean. He does occasionally expose himself. Jaya Kelly Angelou believes:

1) police officers aren’t obligated to protect foreigners from crime

http://www.therebel.media/lauren_southern_attacked_anti_fascists_london_brexit_full_length

2) violence is an acceptable response to non-physical behavior to which one objects in public

http://www.therebel.media/corsica_does_the_muslim_attack_on_a_nude_woman_signal_a_new_phase_in_the_war_with_islam

3) a man who referred to himself on video as an atheist is a Muslim.

http://www.therebel.media/algerian_youtuber_on_islam_and_france_the_french_state_needs_to_go_to_war

4) the Strathroy bomber pledged allegiance to the Islamic state and vowed vengeance for lost Muslim lives because his family members died.

http://www.therebel.media/breaking_attack_on_swiss_train_fire_and_bladed_weapons

5) Victor Laszlo only brings these stories up because he’s Jewish.

http://www.therebel.media/breaking_attack_on_swiss_train_fire_and_bladed_weapons
commented 2016-08-22 03:05:45 -0400
“The Rebel has shown itself, in some ways, to be a friend of Israel.

yet the Rebel seems to remain a friend of Hamas and of human rights."

Clap. Clap. Clap.

Jaya Kelly Angelou strikes again.

Question: How has the Rebel shown itself to be these things?
commented 2016-08-22 01:39:35 -0400
Why is it “militants” when Israel is attacked but “terrorists” and “terrorism” when France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, England, Denmark, the US, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Turkey, Pakistan, Egypt and so on are attacked?
commented 2016-08-22 01:38:26 -0400
I suppose better than saying “we” are bombing, it should be spelled out. Who are we bombing?

Who, on the face of the earth, do we think a bomb should be dropped on?

So many nations, so many peoples.

Off all of them, who should we bomb?
commented 2016-08-22 01:00:41 -0400 · Flag
Jay please enlighten us as to who WE are bombing?
commented 2016-08-22 00:59:48 -0400
Jay Kelly, yes your hatred of Israel should stop. And Hamas and human rights do not go together in the same sentence.
commented 2016-08-22 00:58:38 -0400 · Flag
“We Want Peace”, only an idiot would believe that.
Pal witnesses say the tank fired into a baby milk factory/hospital/daycare that housed a women’s shelter/children’s health clinic/food bank.
commented 2016-08-22 00:54:30 -0400
Bill Smith great comment, the idiots only get concerned when Israel will not lay down and die like they want.
commented 2016-08-22 00:54:01 -0400 · Flag
This hatred of Israel should stop.

The Rebel has shown itself, in some ways, to be a friend of Israel.

yet the Rebel seems to remain a friend of Hamas and of human rights.

We have to ask ourselves, do we respect one another or would we rather bomb our enemy?
commented 2016-08-22 00:31:41 -0400
Why would Hamas tolerate any rival groups?
commented 2016-08-21 23:12:42 -0400
Israel needs to give Palestine 48 hours notice and then Carpet Bomb the Bastards.
commented 2016-08-21 22:51:03 -0400 · Flag
In the news today middle east peace talks broke down when intransigent Israeli negotiators refused to accept the compromise proposal that only half of the Jews must die…..there was even an offer of a substantial signing bonus……
Subsequently the Palestinian negotiator who attempted to broker the deal was assasinated by Hamas for being soft on Jews………:-)
commented 2016-08-21 22:43:13 -0400
Let’s not jump to conclusions folks!
We only think that it was a group that fired on Israel.
It could have just been a single lone wolf Muslim man which would mean just one thing . He suffers from mental health issues run amok. In that case it wouldn’t be terrorism.
If it proves to be a group, we still can’t be sure its Islam terrorists because ISIS isn’t Islam as we came know when interviewing Muslims shortly after the Paris attacks.
I’m certain Canada’s media circus, using facts, will indeed give us the complete story because that’s what was promised and that’s what Canadians expect as per our PM.
We’ll come to learn, Israel used excessive force in its reprisal. And Israel’s reprisal does not match that of its aggressor. So Israel will be the bad guy as the story unfolds.
The free world has gotten ourselves into a real pickle. The powers to be have tried to pretend this is not an Islam issue. You know the drill; all muslims aren’t terrorists. It has become increasingly obvious Islam is at the root. Now what to do about it?
commented 2016-08-21 21:40:23 -0400 · Flag
At what time do we declare war on these throw backs bring in the war measures act and route out these throw backs
These Muslim throw backs have been at war with the civilized world since the seventh century it’s time we dealt them a blow they won’t forget this cult has to be extinguished
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TIME TO OUT LAW HALAL AND KOSHER SLAUGHTER IT’S CRUEL AND BARBARIC
commented 2016-08-21 21:36:26 -0400 · Flag
Lloyd Nolan

The elections are already rigged – run against Hamas and they shoot you.
commented 2016-08-21 21:31:32 -0400 · Flag
Stand by for Jay’s weird twist on this.
commented 2016-08-21 20:56:11 -0400
Aggression, firing missiles indiscriminately into the civilian populations of a sovereign country…. surely this would be against “international law”… where are the NGO’s, peace activists, UN, Green Party, statements of condemnation, etc….???? Nope, just crickets. The above mentioned only spring into action when Israel defends herself.
commented 2016-08-21 20:35:19 -0400 · Flag
That is a lot of new Toyota trucks!
commented 2016-08-21 18:47:32 -0400 · Flag
Israel should destroy all water plants power stations airports roads and harbors Everything they have destroy it. Idiot muslims never learn so make them live in the hell hole they seem to want so badly.
commented 2016-08-21 18:20:30 -0400 · Flag
Watch the West Bank heat up when Hamas wins fall election