Rockets over Tel Aviv in widening Jihad reprisal for death of Baha Abu Al-Atta

State of emergency shut down schools and places of work in southern and central Israel on Tuesday, Nov. 12 as scores of Palestinian rockets hit a widening arc of area in retaliation for the Israeli strike that killed Islamic Jihad’s northern Gaza commander Baha Abu Al-Atta. Iron Dome intercepted two rockets over Tel Aviv, as well as dozens in surrounding towns, Bat Yam, Holon, Rishon Lezion, and the southern locales adjoining the Gaza Strip, Including Sderot, Ashkelon and Ashdod. There have been no casualties, as the population complied with the IDF home command’s orders to stay in sheltered rooms at home and keep places of work and schools closed inside an 80km perimeter from the Gaza Strip. Trains and public transport were suspended until further notice.

In its first response to the rocket blitz, Israeli tanks blasted Hamas and Jihad positions in Gaza and announced that reprisals would continue to meet rocket fire.

A second senior Islamic Jihad officer Akram al-Ajouri was the target of an attack on a building near the Lebanese embassy on the outskirts of Damascus early Tuesday, at the same time as the IDF’s Gaza strike killed Baha Abu Al-Atta in the Gaza Strip. Al-Ajouri was variously said to have been killed or escaped from an explosion that killed his wife and daughter in a building associated with Hizballah. Al Ajouri was the liaison officer between Al-Atta in Gaza and the Iranian Al-Qods Brigades.

The order to take down Al-Ata was issued by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in his last hours as defense minister before handing the baton over to New Right leader Naftali Bennett. The security cabinet is due to convene Tuesday morning. The PM and Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi are to address the nation at 10.30 a.m.



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7 thoughts on “Rockets over Tel Aviv in widening Jihad reprisal for death of Baha Abu Al-Atta

  • Nov 12, 2019 @ 9:23 at 9:23
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    wonderful news take over ares in central Gaza

  • Nov 12, 2019 @ 9:40 at 9:40
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    Absolutely justified and the right thing to do.
    Keep up the good work!

  • Nov 12, 2019 @ 9:51 at 9:51
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    Immediate and forceful response to Islamist terror. There is no other way to stop them. Good work, good luck and good hunting …

  • Nov 12, 2019 @ 9:52 at 9:52
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    3 Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people:

    4 Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God; Thus saith the Lord God to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes, and to the cities that are forsaken, which became a prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that are round about;

  • Nov 12, 2019 @ 10:17 at 10:17
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    Best defense strategy for the brave Islamic Jihad fighters – gender change operation – this will definetly confuse Mossad to the max. Be moderate with the lipstick, and get used with high heels.

  • Nov 12, 2019 @ 10:25 at 10:25
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    A Last Message from Bibi before IDF turned over to Bennett. Well planned, Hamas Command Centers taken out last week. Fatah sheds few tears & Iran’s Shiia Servants Sacrificed for IRGC Solemeni! IDF is Locked & Loaded !

  • Nov 12, 2019 @ 15:59 at 15:59
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    Hopefully, the two-legged rats both in the south and north will FORCE the IDF to unleash their entire might –
    and it may happen soon: with the expected bombing of Gush Dan area or major terror attack on Israeli civilians..!

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