Israel on high alert, deploys Iron Dome batteries against missile attack

Israel remained on high alert Tuesday, Nov. 14, after deploying Iron Dome batteries in the center of the country as well as the south, against threatened Jihad Islami and Hamas missile attacks on towns in southern and central Israel.

Jihad has vowed to avenge the destruction of the tunnel it excavated between Khan Younis and the Israeli village of Kissoufim, and the deaths of 12 of its operatives who were trapped inside. However, despite a stream of oral threats, it appears to have decided to hold its fire for now. According to DEBKAfile’s military sources, this could change depending on whether the IDF initiates further action. Then, both Jihad and Hamas would make good on their threats.

The US presidential envoy for the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt tweeted a warning Tuesday: Extremist statements & provocation vs. Israel by Islamic Jihad significantly harm the people of Gaza & are very dangerous. The PA must resume full responsibility in Gaza. US is working with the PA, Israel, Egypt & others to try to improve the situation. Gaza deserves better.

Meanwhile, both organizations are tensely following the slightest IDF moves around the Gaza Stri. The Israeli military began an exercise Sunday, which is due to wind down on Wednesday.  They are taking into account that the IDF could use the drill for a surprise attack on a target of theirs. Hamas and Jihad have jointly decided in that case to let loose with a large-scale missile attack on Israeli cities. Hamas was prompted to team up with Jihad by dire political and financial straits on a downward spiral.

The reconciliation process with the Palestinian Authority and the rival Fatah has stalled. The transfer of the Gaza border crossings to the Palestinian Authority, in which high hopes were pinned,  has not taken place. And there are no signs that the handover of the administration in Gaza City will take place as scheduled on Dec. 1.
Qatar has frozen its economic aid payments to the Gaza Strip, and Hamas sees no alternative source of financial assistance.

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19 thoughts on “Israel on high alert, deploys Iron Dome batteries against missile attack

  • Nov 14, 2017 @ 10:45 at 10:45
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    From Debka:

    “Jihad has vowed to avenge the destruction of the tunnel it excavated between Khan Younis and the Israeli village of Kissoufim, and the deaths of 12 of its operatives who were trapped inside the tunnel.”

    I guess Israel is not supposed to attack and destroy tunnels intended to be used to kill innocent Israelis———or, if the Israelis destroy any of those attack tunnels———–Hamas and Islamic Jihad will seek revenge and kill innocent Israelis————-just another fine day in the Middle East!

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    • Nov 14, 2017 @ 18:10 at 18:10
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      islam is such a beautiful religion! violence and death permeate the muhammad death cult, a work of the devil.

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      • Nov 15, 2017 @ 15:57 at 15:57
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        The religion is the Anti Christ and too many states are welcoming in this Trojan Horse in fact actively preferring their interests..
        All foretold..

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    • Nov 15, 2017 @ 15:07 at 15:07
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      “kill innocent Israelis” when did that happen ? you keep repeating the same story the whole time…..look what the Zionist Extremists have done to Iraq, Syria and now you want to destroy Lebanon and Iran……your MESSIAH is not coming and all the forcing will not bring him either……..the real Extremists are Zionist Extremists and the word is out you have been outed Benny Suckmyyahu !!

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      • Nov 21, 2017 @ 23:50 at 23:50
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        Israel will defend it’s Land with the help from Jesus who is the One and Only True God. Allah does not exist. Islam will be defeated once and for all when Jesus returns.

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  • Nov 14, 2017 @ 19:40 at 19:40
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    the heightened tensions coming at a time when netanyahu might be indicted for bribery charges,and that hamas is in deep financial troubles

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  • Nov 14, 2017 @ 23:55 at 23:55
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    Equation: One missile – One village – it takes the taking of a village to end a war.

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    • Nov 15, 2017 @ 2:47 at 2:47
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      It now seems that Robert Muellar and James Comey have been protecting the Clintons and Bush family from their dirty ties to Saudi family money. the usa is a disgusting cesspool of corruption.

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  • Nov 15, 2017 @ 3:09 at 3:09
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    Once we are considering whether or not to attack an imprisoned people with no official military because we are afraid of the consequences… Well, that says a lot about our current state of affairs. In the north Hezbollah, in the south, Hamas, in the east, Iran; we might better be swimming to the west. Maybe to Libya. They like Jews there don’t they?

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    • Nov 15, 2017 @ 10:58 at 10:58
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      “Once we are considering whether or not to attack an imprisoned people with no official military———-”

      @David van der Hagen:
      The military wing of Hamas teamed up with Islamic Jihad capable of firing rockets into Israel appears to be an “official military”, especially to all of the Israeli civilians who are within range.
      As for an “imprisoned people”, that would be correct as they certainly are being imprisoned by Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

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  • Nov 15, 2017 @ 3:54 at 3:54
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    More likely as precaution to potential outbreak of war in Lebanon by Saudis or Israel to fend off Hez , Iranian, Syrian missiles rain

    May or may not be. Dangerous times

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  • Nov 15, 2017 @ 4:02 at 4:02
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    Let the war of annihilation begin!

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  • Nov 15, 2017 @ 5:19 at 5:19
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    When will Israel realize that their only hope is as it has always been? It is not with help from another nation. It comes only through repentance as they turn once again to the Almighty. He alone will be their salvation.

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  • Nov 15, 2017 @ 20:11 at 20:11
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    ZIONIST EXTREMISM is a danger to the planet……why are censoring Debka ? lol…..your part of the ZIONIST EXTREMIST machine………keep censoring …..only democracy in the middle east…..what a joke !!

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