Jihad rocket aimed at Israeli port was Tehran’s first riposte for Trump’s sanctions

The rocket which exploded in the sea off Israel’s southern port-town on Monday night, April 29, was fired by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad from northern Gaza. The IDF admitted as much the next morning, after initially playing down the long-range fire as a Palestinian rocket training test which did not reach Israel – in the same way as the IDF spokesman dismissed the two long-range rockets aimed at the Tel Aviv region a month ago as “errors.”

In its latest communique, the IDF named the Jihad position from which the rocket was launched as Al Atatra in northern Gaza and reported it had come down “several kilometers from the shore and not close by.” He added: “This was a deliberate attack by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad which is not subject to the authority of Hamas.” DEBKAfile’s military sources report that Jihad and Hamas’ rocket attacks are coordinated through a joint war-room they have established in the Gaza Strip. Israel reacted to the incident by reducing the Palestinian fishing zone off the enclave to 6 miles.

DEBKAfile adds: The rocket, whose explosion was heard across southern Israel, was deliberately aimed by the Islamic Jihad, the Palestinian proxy of Tehran, as a threat to the passage of shipping to one of Israel’s two main cargo ports. Its deep-water facilities handle the largest volume of cargo containers of either port, as well as cruise ships. A US Sixth Fleet destroyer visited the port last year.

This southern port is within range of Palestinian rockets from the Gaza Strip, whereas Haifa port in the north can be threatened by Iran’s Lebanese surrogate, Hizballah. Just as last month, Palestinian terrorist groups acted out their threat to Tel Aviv with high-precision missiles, in April they have shown willing to back Iran up in retaliating for the new round of US oil sanctions that go into effect on May 2.

Iran’s reprisals do not have to be direct or extreme, such as the closure of the Straits of Hormuz or Bab al-Mandeb to oil shipping. Shutting down Israel’s important southern port would suffice for starters.

Haifa could come next. Hizballah recently established “resistance militias” comprising Hamas activists enlisted in Lebanon’s Palestinian refugee camps. They too stand at Iran’s disposal. The rocket which exploded harmlessly in the sea on Monday night carried this message: Iran has the resources to blockade Israel’s two main ports, one of which holds an Israel Navy headquarters, and both of which are visited by US Sixth Fleet warships.

Israel and the US Mediterranean fleet are clearly in Tehran’s sights, especially since last Wednesday, April 24, when the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier and its strike group of 10 warships took up position opposite the Syrian coast. Monday’s rocket may be the harbinger of further “events” centering on the Mediterranean shores of Israel, Lebanon and Syria.

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50 thoughts on “Jihad rocket aimed at Israeli port was Tehran’s first riposte for Trump’s sanctions

  • Apr 30, 2019 @ 10:54 at 10:54
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    From the Debka article:

    “In its latest communique, the IDF named the Jihad position from which the rocket was launched as Al Atatra in northern Gaza————————”

    If the launch site is known, then the only thing that needs to be done is to TAKE IT OUT…………………..or face the consequences of more of the same very soon.

    Just another fine day in the Middle East……………………..on the horizon!

    • Apr 30, 2019 @ 14:15 at 14:15
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      What do you know–the launch site came from Mossad HQ itself!

      • Apr 30, 2019 @ 19:26 at 19:26
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        Spider Web trolls this site with bizarre posts to draw attention to himself. Better to ignore him, which will drive him crazy. I will skip reading his posts from now on. And you, dear reader, should do likewise.

        • Apr 30, 2019 @ 20:29 at 20:29
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          To Stan: “Weaker” has nothing better to do. I think he should play in traffic in his spare time.

          • Apr 30, 2019 @ 20:47 at 20:47
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            israil işgalci bir devlettir

          • Apr 30, 2019 @ 20:48 at 20:48
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            işgalci israil

          • Apr 30, 2019 @ 20:49 at 20:49
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            israilin kaç nükleer silahı var acaba

        • Apr 30, 2019 @ 20:53 at 20:53
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          israil neden nükleer silahların yayılması anlaşmasına neden katılmıyor imzalamıyor neden

          • May 5, 2019 @ 12:59 at 12:59
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            Turkey is a genocidal state

        • May 1, 2019 @ 7:42 at 7:42
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          agree

      • Apr 30, 2019 @ 23:07 at 23:07
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        Weaker has a little pee pee.

      • May 1, 2019 @ 18:21 at 18:21
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        Spider-hole, You’ve get Mossad on the brain.

        Happy Nakba!

    • Apr 30, 2019 @ 20:45 at 20:45
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      israil işgalci bir devlet olmayan krallıktır zorla alman hitlerinden kaçıp filistin topraklarını kendine yurt edindiler yahudiler

      • May 1, 2019 @ 0:08 at 0:08
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        Önce Türkiye Kibristant defolsun da ondan sonra konusursun essek herif

    • Apr 30, 2019 @ 20:51 at 20:51
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      iran ve rusya hint-avrupa dil ailesi halklardır slav ve aryan ırkı karışıktır yani akrabalardır

      • May 1, 2019 @ 2:30 at 2:30
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        Aaliyah
        Please speak a currently relevant language

    • Apr 30, 2019 @ 21:58 at 21:58
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      just carpet bomb the area immediately. kill the leaders of jihad. send 10 rockets back into gaza mosques at 5 am

      • Apr 30, 2019 @ 22:33 at 22:33
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        Are you kidding? If the mosques in Gaza were ever attacked the secondary explosions would kill everyone in Gaza

    • May 1, 2019 @ 10:50 at 10:50
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      israil neden nükleer silahların yaygınlaşması anlaşmasına katılmıyor imzalamıyor

    • May 1, 2019 @ 10:56 at 10:56
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      israil nedden akıllı olmuyor uslu sessiz bir ülke neden olmuyor ortadoğudaki ülkler gibi neden akıllı olmuyor sürekli bir arayış içinde

  • Apr 30, 2019 @ 11:18 at 11:18
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    One way to stop this is to have iranians in the street to hit a few key spots , and do a revolution
    like Iraq in 1958. Once the bodies of the tyrants are dragged in the streets, the BS of holiness
    will stink to heavens and with it the Mullahs and their Mercenaries

    • Apr 30, 2019 @ 14:41 at 14:41
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      The Shiia are the very Best at Sowing the Seeds of Societal Suicide. Gaza, Hizbollah, Houthis, Iraqis and Iranians are Fine Examples of How Iranian Rule over ruins they cause throughout the Middle East. Progress for the People comes from Visionary Leadership not from Death of Nations?

    • Apr 30, 2019 @ 16:56 at 16:56
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      do you believe iran 2019 ist like iraq 1958 ruled by a british puppet government ?
      do you believe the people of iran will do a revolution killn own leader , making civil war
      like syria or iraq only to please the jews and americans ?
      or do you believe the iraanian people belive the propaganda of own goverbment more than yours ?
      of course you can continue to dream, you will wake up

    • Apr 30, 2019 @ 20:52 at 20:52
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      israil niye npt anlaşmasına katılmıyor neden

    • May 1, 2019 @ 10:53 at 10:53
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      abd neden ırakı afganistanı libyayı ve birçok ülkeyi işgal etti ve neden dünyaya kendi politikalarını zorla kabul ettirmeye çalışıyor ama unutmayın her zoraki imparatorluğun sonu vardır er yada geç

  • Apr 30, 2019 @ 11:52 at 11:52
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    Why Israel don’t erase these 2 criminal organizations is hard to understand.

    • Apr 30, 2019 @ 14:14 at 14:14
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      Because the army of squatter-killers is impotent, and will get its face bashed in if it sets one inch into Gaza.

      That’s why they stick to using drone warfare on balloons.

      • Apr 30, 2019 @ 14:45 at 14:45
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        When the Squatters in Iranian Robes are Removed from their Tehran Thrones the Persian People will become the True Partners for Middle East Progress!

        • Apr 30, 2019 @ 15:08 at 15:08
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          The Dotard has plans for Shah Guido. It will be just like the good old days of total subordination to the Dulles clan!

          The Persian people love their SAVAK.

      • Apr 30, 2019 @ 16:48 at 16:48
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        It is the hatred of people like you that has prevented a peaceful solution to the conflict and after 70 years resulted in more losses and more suffering for the Palestinians you claim to support.

      • May 1, 2019 @ 10:54 at 10:54
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        israil neden nükleer silahların yaygınlaşması anlaşmasına katılmıyor neden mossad neden hristiyan müslüman savaşı çıkarmaya çalışıyor neden niye akıllı olmuyor israil

    • Apr 30, 2019 @ 16:46 at 16:46
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      They cannot erase , whatever is theirs ; Those are Israeli made , recruited and trained ;
      There is not much else to erase anyway , except to erase their own or in a way themselves ;
      Ironic

  • Apr 30, 2019 @ 14:13 at 14:13
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    Persians, Persians everywhere! So scared of the big bad Persians. It’s easy for a fascist dictator to rule over a squatter colony full of petrified cowards.

    Mossad probably fired the rocket in order to point the finger at Iran and terrorize its own population. Or they just make it up, like they do with so many other dumb stories citing intelligence sources.

    • Apr 30, 2019 @ 21:14 at 21:14
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      All missiles fired by the Palestinian terrorists never hit their intended targets. What if an Iranian missile erroneously hits the Al Aqsa Mosque?

  • Apr 30, 2019 @ 15:53 at 15:53
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    Last time I looked, Iran had vulnerable sea ports as well. It would be a shame if anything bad happened to them… just sayin’.

    • Apr 30, 2019 @ 22:40 at 22:40
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      what will happen to your car? it will be expensive to to touch it?

    • May 5, 2019 @ 19:11 at 19:11
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      Same with Lebanon. Same with Syria.

  • Apr 30, 2019 @ 19:20 at 19:20
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    Time to deploy a sub in the gulf. ( Maybe their is already one).And send a direct message to the Mullahs.It’s time to act on their borders.Long over due.

    • Apr 30, 2019 @ 21:35 at 21:35
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      One?

  • Apr 30, 2019 @ 19:31 at 19:31
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    Surely the Mullas must know Israel or the US has the ability to destroy their Naval bases on the Gulf. Perhaps Israel or US should send an “errant” missle over one of their port facilities.

  • Apr 30, 2019 @ 22:18 at 22:18
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    bomb the pigs of allah in gaza

    • May 1, 2019 @ 6:53 at 6:53
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      Don’t speak too badly of pigs, Salman. When I am sick thinking about the Big Bad Persians stomping on my face, I just bend over and submit to a piggie in me.

      Just like mom and dad said so many years ago, Kosher is a fraud. Take piggie inside you for glee.

  • Apr 30, 2019 @ 22:43 at 22:43
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    Take the gloves off.
    Israel supporters are running out of patience with the Israeli gov standing idle allowing terrorist scum.

    • May 1, 2019 @ 5:22 at 5:22
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      Stop clownin.

      You have no idea what the squatters think–they’re all petrified, encamped in their bomb shelters urinating down their legs.

      Fascist Dictator NuttyYahoo knows that the squatter army would get destroyed and humiliated in Gaza, again, without accomplishing a solitary objective (apart from killing old semitic women, which is very important).

  • Apr 30, 2019 @ 23:21 at 23:21
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    The Gaza occupation army of people disguised in civilians must leave (together with their families)

  • May 1, 2019 @ 2:44 at 2:44
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    Wow, “squatter colony” did you come up with it by yourself? Repeating it, in Spectrum-like obsession befitting of the Dotard himself. Brilliant lad!!
    Maybe put it on T-shirt and you can move out of your parents basement once and for all.

  • May 1, 2019 @ 5:53 at 5:53
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    Tehran could get VAPORIZED.

    • May 1, 2019 @ 15:48 at 15:48
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      Before that ever happens, Nasrallah will lead a parade down Rothschild Boulevard.

      • May 1, 2019 @ 23:16 at 23:16
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        Ha ha
        Nasrallah can’t even walk down the street in Beirut

  • May 1, 2019 @ 10:58 at 10:58
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    hamas likes to say another group did it so they can feign innocence and avoid a conflict or attack. Israel, like a bunch of schlemiels, accepts what hamas says so they don’t have to start a attack that is really needed to stop it all together…..

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