Jihad turns to using short-range rockets against Israeli locations close to Gaza
During Wednesday, Nov. 13, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad withheld use of its long-range rockets against central Israel and instead hammered Israeli locations near the Gaza Strip, causing damage but no casualties. This was the second day of Jihad’s retaliation for the killing of its leader Baha Abu Al-Atta on Tuesday.
DEBKAfile reported earlier:
After a 7-hour overnight pause, the Islamic Jihad resumed its rocket attacks early Wednesday, Nov. 12, swinging around from its usual boundaries to target the Shefela regions of eastern Israel. The first rockets were aimed at locations close to the Gaza Strip and Ashkelon, but after 8 a.m.broadened out to Beit Shemesh in the Jerusalem Hills, the Mat Yehuda Council, Kibbutz Hulda near the old highway to Jerusalem, and locations east of the town of Ramle: Mishmar David, Mishmar Ayalon, Kfar Bin-Nun and Karmei Yosef. Alert sirens were also heard in the Mate Binyamin Council northeast of the town of Modiin. No casualties were reported.
On Tuesday, Tel Aviv and parts of central Israel, which took rocket fire, were placed on an emergency footing by extending the order to close schools and places of work from the 40km radius covering locations adjoining the Gaza Strip to 80km. This extension was lifted overnight.
On Wednesday morning, the Israel Air Force kept up its steady assaults on Jihad positions and rocket stores, with the focus on picking off rocket launch teams. The IDF is not going over the top so as not to rouse Hamas out of its current posture of non-intervention coupled with non-restraint for Jihad’s rocket fire.
Of all the armed proxies run by the Al Qods Brigades of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad is the midget – no more than 7,000 to 10,000 men under arms and only about 5,000 combatants for a potential war against Israel. For comparison, the leading pro-Iranian Iraqi Shiite militias can muster an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 each. Hamas too has built a paramilitary force of 25,000 trained fighters.
Jihad commands an arsenal of around 10,000 rockets, around one-tenth of that amassed by Hamas, but still enough to immobilize large areas of Israel for days on end, especially as proved on Tuesday, when accompanied by constant threats of more punishment to come. This feat alone afforded a small Palestinian terrorist group a kind of success.
The IDF in its first briefing early Wednesday estimated that the Islamic Jihad had not done with reprisals for the death of a senior commander Baha Abu Al-Atta by Israeli forces 24 hours earlier.
Jihad for its first salvos on Wednesday, Nov. 13, drew on its short-range rocket stores to attack Israeli locations close to Gaza, keeping its estimated 1,000 longer-range weapons in reserve – possibly for future rounds. This terrorist group has not, furthermore, used its special forces units, who are trained to conduct raids into Israel by land or sea for terrorist operations; nor the small exploding UAVs in its armory, which carry 3-5kg each of explosives. These staged tactics appear to DEBKAfile’s military sources to be calibrated according to outside orders from Damascus or Beirut.
The IDF Home Command is therefore keeping the emergency in place for another day, although the closures initially ordered by the IDF Home Command on schools, places of work and services in central Israel – which holds 40pc of the population – were lifted. Those closures appeared at the time to be disproportionate after only two rockets of the 250 fired on Tuesday were aimed – and intercepted – over Tel Aviv and smacked rather of a national emergency for a full-scale war.
However, it was imposed only 12 hours after two Jihad commanders run by the Iranian Al Qods Brigades were targeted, one in Gaza and the other in Damascus. Israel appeared to be getting set for a possible decision by Tehran to widen the scenario of retaliation from Gaza to several more fronts. This potential danger has not been dismissed.
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12 so far, they can Bragg as much as they want,…. the counting continus for the rapid dogs,looks like your ALLAH will have to create more virgins
Jolly good news of rockets raining over Israel have reached us, but plausible deniability obliges me to abstain from commenting with much too warm regards.
After all, not all rockets come from deposits hidden in UNRWA schools.
However, all Jihadi Islamic fighters have enjoyed the services of UNRWA and received formation with UNRWA textbooks from kindergarten and all along school years.
We proudly take credit only for the formation of Jihadi fighters and monetary support for their extended families in the last 70 years.
Good news for UN and the Palestinian people, starving Venezuelans refugees need 1.5 billion $ help now and fast . What a better occasion to give away all foreign aid to Venezuelans for a year or two?
You are refugees, we are refugees, let us share like brothers in need! Larga vida a la noble Palestina!
F all 60 millions stupid refugees in the world, go see UN for the retarded refugees! We are smart refugees, we have UN in our pocket, we give nothing.
UN must seriously consider to delegate to us to levy a tax on all stupid refugees. And we shall direct the money where is more Palestinian convenient.
Jolly good idea!
We send Maria Mohammedi immediately!
any rocket or missile falling on Al-Aqsa yet?
Well, the god forsaken place has to go sometime.
“any rocket or missile falling on Al-Aqsa yet?”
If that happens (even with one single missile), Jordan stands ready to blame Israel for it.
Another fine day in the Middle East…………………..on the horizon!
Looks like Israel is getting a solid beating. Full scale panic on the ground. Half of the country shut down. Population in bomb shelters. IDF in meetings. Yahoo planning reelection. Imagine if a real war would break out. Israel stands no chance.
I concur. Total chaos on the ground here. We did not need this mess. And for what? Bibi needs to go!! He is a war hungry psychopath willing to sacrifice THE ENTIRE COUNTRY just to serve his needs. Half of my family in bomb shelters for over a day. Life completely disrupted. Unable to tend to any duties. Unable to exist in the most basic way; like have a coffee in peace … this has to end.
You are a traitor. If you don;t like it leave Israel and live somewhere else. We do not need cowards. Bibi is the ultimate ruler and will lead us to victory against the swine.
That is exactly what they are( traitors)! Mr. Netanyahu is the best prime minister Israel has had in a long time! Can’t imagine what it would be like in his very difficult position!!
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God will watch over and protect Israel always has always will in his perfect timing
Keep the faith
Pretty good poem except nobody goes to heaven.
“And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.” (John 3:13)
After ’67 everything is just icing on the cake.
The brave women and men of IDF will advance on Gaza soon. Do not loose hope Yosef.
Where are the americans BTW??!!!! TRAITORS!!!!! COWARDS!!!!!!!!
“Where are the americans BTW??!!!!” Are you calling for “mommy and daddy” to come to your rescue? Grow up. Look around you idiot…America is everywhere in one form or another! It is people like you who may be the real problem: You clamor for others to do your fighting, like cowards always do.
Yes, that is right…I am calling you a coward!
@FakeGST001… Nice try & Thank You for wanting to be like me, but Good Luck Anyway.
I have my popcorn out!!
It Is Good To Feel Hawkish! Episode 27.
Hoping for more brave speeches by yahoo and his generals while Palestinians set USrael ablaze.
How are the hundreds of F35s performing in combat? Surely the enemy annihilated already?
I heard Iron Dome (cool name btw) is operating at around 35% intercept rate? Ouch!! What gives??
Great show!! Wonder how are the ratings Bibi?
F35 are not set for urban warfare. it is a tactical plane for air combat and very limted ground operations ;
Useless in populated areas , since it cannot do anything except specific targeting ; Americans designed it for wide space combat and its similar plane F16 is not different . In comparison su-57 and other Russian version are also bombers , and this Israelis tried to modified –but without success.
Maybe Solomeo would suggest expanded use of A-10 Warthog aircraft in this role? 100’s are in storage.
Hey hawkish, 26 jihadist burnt to death by IDF fire,in two days and counting who’s getting burnt……. you live in Dreamland
Is Niki Heily going to address the UN today and declare state of emergency over this mess? We could use some help from all any any allies. Niki has been a treasure and hope she is not busy in meeting on airforce one.
Where is the yankee flotilla??? where are the marines???? where are the hundreds of F35s???
AMERICA FAILED US BROTHERS!!!!
Time to join IDF and let BIBI guide us to WAR!!! TOTAL WAR!! HAND TO HAND COMBAT IN GAZA!!!!
WE ARE COMING YOU GOAT HUMPING SWINE!!!
Hand to hand combat in Gaza…. you are insane. Not one soldier’s boot should step there until the place is clean of these Muslim Arabs.
@FakeGST001&Jim… We love it when you use our Names to be Upset over Israel Standing Up to Attacks after Iran Proxies are Dead & Buried Dying for Iran Regime Afraid to Fight on their own. Thank You & Get Over With Ata Death. He Died an Inconsequential Death bur deserved it. Hamas does not care either.
I understand it’s a tough time in Israel but what becomes of Islamic Jihad and other enemies will be a shock to you. Don’t fret and you will see relatively soon what now seems unthinkable. It will go very well for Israel in the near future contrary to typical worries we see today. I swear you will see. Relax and be safe with your families. Time for friends of Israel to stick up against nefarious world tide against this little miracle nation who has great medical benefits to help the world soon.
Looks to me like the Americans do not care. Maybe time to make a deal with the Russians? Saudis did it and have peace. Maybe Bibi should follow the lead of MBS and do the same?
Bibi couldn’t possibly to muster up enough courage and face the real power broker Putin. Shame.
You think the Russians will fight for you????? The Soviets wanted to invade you and at least on one occasion they fully intended to nuke you.
@FakeJim… Only Looks like you are the Sad One Postings Under Different Names because you are Upset over Ata Death. Get used to it, Oh, Forgive Me, You Are Used to It! LOL!
where is mike pompeo ??!!! coward!!! now is the time to act!! now is the time to sanction!!! now is the time to call on all the nations!!!!
he is probably humping a hairy dirty swine and seating profusely
whats up with the pinnacle of technology iron dome? ain’t working for you goat humpers?
hey debka! how are the F35s performing? how many you got up in the air? HUNDREDS??
It’s here: the Era of annihilation will come back. The Jewish state is surrounded by bloodthirsty jihadists while the rest of the West makes absurd insights on “Islamophobia” and “multicultural love” … Will it always be so? Let yourself be killed by Mohammedans terrorists?
I don’t know if it will be Benyamin Netanyahu or Benyamin “Benny” Gantz who have to lead and face the response against terror.
What History teaches me is that Israel has an indisputable right to burn and crush all the countries that attack it.
It is the only language that the Islamist mafia understands.
Good luck, Israel, don’t shake the pulse of Jerusalem in the Era of the annihilation war …
Israel must use drones 24/7 over Gaza…and in the moment the operator discover a launch of a missile must send a missile to destroy the launcher, the enemy and if it possible their stockpile also…
Time to put the lights out in Gaza permanent .No more rewards a.k.a. ceasefires/cash from Arab states.
This round of fighting, like its predecessors, will not help Gaza either the situation in the south can only be resolved by an agreement and the lifting of the blockade imposed on Gaza. This war is about keeping Bibi in power.
@StrikeEagle… Hamas are pointing out where JIP Judas Sunni Jihadists are Hiding & They’re Dying. Only Iran is Upset! It is a Good Day & Week as more leave Earth Living & Choose One Day Burying to Join the Forgotten Brigades!
I agree that cutting off electricity, Internet, food and water supplies to Gaza is a proportionate response to their indiscriminate rocketing of Israeli civilians. If Hezbollah try something in the North the same thing should be done to Lebanon.
Silly question but if there are several groups and IJ has 10K rockets, Hamas has 100K, how many rockets / missiles does Gaza have and what about the other areas? From what i understand Hezbollah only has 150K and i say only 150K since from what Debka says it makes Hezbollah sound weak by comparison which is a bit of a shock when we look at men under arms and rockets.
Say all you can say,mock as much as you can,…… The real thing is here,25 dead jihadist and counting
Time for ‘Boots on the ground in Gaza’? The enemy has no clue as to what surprises await their foolish actions. Too late to stop this madness. Israel forever!
One missile is too many. No country in the world would accept terror states living beside with one goal and one goal only – to wipe them out – in this case to wipe out Israel and the Jewish people.
I would not be looking upon this as a case of one smaller group of jihadists doing their evil work again without the others involved in this instance – I would see this as yet another chapter of the Islamist war on the Jews and pursue it as if Israel intends to make this the last missile ever fired at Israeli citizens by the barbarians.
See this Differently, this is not a Second Coming of “Islamist Conquest of Israel”? Actually, it is about Changing the entire Mideast among Iran Shiia & Arabia Sunni Proxies with their Struggles to Change Each Other along with Allies that require their Oil for Global Trading. Israel’s Culture has faced more Formidable Conquerors, but that Day is Long Gone & Over. It is Iran & Arabia Leadership that will be Changed from One Abraham Message!
One missile is too many. No country in the world would accept terror states living beside with one goal and one goal only – to wipe them out – in this case to wipe out Israel and the Jewish people.
I would not be looking upon this as a case of one smaller group of jihadists doing their evil work again without the others involved in this instance – I would see this as yet another chapter of the IS war on the Jews and pursue it as if Israel intends to make this the last missile ever fired at Israeli citizens by the barbarians.
Comments are uniquely crazy today, which I expect from Tommy, other Anti semites. Yosef, relax.
If hamas stays out, it’s the clear winner in strip.
If joins in, will be big loser, the end will be closer to a ground game, very messy, necessary, scorched earth.
Next 24 hours will determine if Hamas is smart, or not
Israel can end the Islamic jihad, hamaz, Hezbollah and Iran etc, in one day if she cared to do so. God bless.
If Hamas stays out it is the clear winner period! Hamas staying out means that a ground invasion is not possible, but that IJ can be resupplied by Hamas and other groups weapon stores all the while Israel remains paralyzed. How many billions is Israel losing per day, how much will you lose if this continues for 2 weeks or even 2 months? Life is cheap in Gaza and every time Israel has leveled neighbors you have created thousands of new people willing to sacrifice and fight against you. You have just walked into a trap of your own creation and the real losers here is the Israeli public and the Gaza civilians (what ever persentage that is).
so far not much damage from all the so call rockets, it is like setting off bottle rockets. takes off like crazy but where it lands nobody knows!
All this is just posturing. The real battle is yet to come… https://raptureandendtimes.com/2019/11/09/iran-the-hook-in-putins-jaw/
ULTIMATE shame on the cowardly Bibi and co.
I must concede and I agree. Iron Dome, F35s … big hoopla every day with speeches, interviews, statements, press articles etc etc etc. But reality is very different. Population in bomb shelters and nation shut down paralyzed. Still even this morning Yahuu was telling us we are victorious. Maybe he is in his bunker villa with posh luxury amenities, bank accounts getting fatter and reelection fear mongering working well. SHAMEFUL!!!
FAKE JIM CARROL, YOU CRAVE THE SMELL OF MY BEHIND SO BADLY THAT YOU STEAL MY NAME? JUST GO BEAT OFF IN THE BATHROOM WHILE THINKING OF ME AND LEAVE MY NAME TO MYSELF. GOT IT WORTHLESS?
@ Tommy (fake Jim Carrol)
I sense your perfume is Sheetnel no. 5 the flagrance of the professional beatch.
Sorry to disappoint, but posting as Jim is not part of my Modus operandi. Sadly like Jim others do seem to enjoy posting as Tommy, but then being a icon to the Ziocon i can understand why you want to get some Tommy time in ?
DEBKA! Are you admitting to something taboo!!?
Why did it stop using long range rockets and pivoting to concentrating closer to Gaza?
How are there so many rockets in the strip if there’s a blockade and surveillance?
they’ve switched to short-range rockets because they are less likely to be intercepted by iron dome.
now is the time to destroy the bigger rockets, and their launchers, in their caches.
Send hot air balloons filled with helium and blow them up on them. Effective and it costs cheap.
Or send robot warriors terminators dfinish the job.
I fear some of the rockets may fall on Al-Aqsa, but I hope these to be only a few, less than 100 anyhow, Allah willing maybe only 10.
Give them 72 hours notice to surrender and leave Gaza or flatten it. Time to end the ongoing Hamasquerade.
This type of behavior that you are proposing is why you had the pogroms and why the Germans created the ovens. Remember that you stole their land, have been oppressing them for decades and you attacked and killed one of their leaders and his family. So karma, karma, karma lol
And DONT FORGET THE SYPHILIS YOUR SHARMOUTA MOTHER GOT FROM BEING BANGED BY 100 IDF PARATROOPERS A DAY FOR A MONTH!
Karma is for Hindus.
this is Dhimmi jew payback against Muslim supremacy.
Different equation now.
Try to kill israeli=you go up to meet your favorite sharrmuttah goat.
Along with Iron Dome, Israel ought to be firing on Gaza non-stop until the terror enclave stops and is destroyed so that they are unable to wage war on the Jewish people, as is their charter goal and based on their religion, ever again.
I wonder how many interceptors we have in reserve. At $100k each we should have invested at least $500mil to 1bil. So by my estimate we should have at least 5000 to 10000. Which means that we can easily outlast the rockets its the economic damage that is going to be harder to absorb if this is not dealt with.
Regretablly, the broom of Ramadan Shalah not yet available at this time.
But, the broom and dustpan used to collect from the wall and pour back in the brains of the former PIJ commander el-Atta are now available for bidding on eBay.
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Can you imagine if Abu Mazzen was prime minister of Israel, what he would do to these jihadi garbage…..?
Luckily for them they are facing the jews
you can not be so barbaric cult. Make peace, vote for this hardcore militarist Ganz, call arabs in coalition and see how this come out. Nothing to loose, maby everything to win.
This Land has a cancer on it, that cancer has two legs, it is now an opportune time to exorcise that cancer, remove the cancer from the land.
Thats very antisemitic, you should be ashamed of yourself!
Good news for Palestinian people, starving Venezuelans need 1.5 billion help now and fast .
What a better occasion to give away all foreign aid to Venezuelans only for a year or two?
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Where are you who said Israel is done, Tommy and the likes…… don’t confuse a resting Lion with a big pet cat,…. keep distance rabid dogs……..35 in three days and the counting continues
35 you say?
it might be that Tommy is with the other 34.
wow amaizing post..
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