Shabbat will be starting soon in Israel, so the Muqata will be signing off till Motzei Shabbat, Saturday night, Israel time.
Please have the following people in mind in your prayers:
Kidnapped IDF soldiers:
Gilad ben Aviva
Ehud ben Malka
Eldad ben Tovah
Four children seriously wounded in a Katyusha attack up North:
Michal bat Revital
Bat Zion bat Reivtal
Avraham Natan ben Revital
Odel Chana bat Revital
And the rest of the people of Israel under fire in it's homeland.
Blogging less than usual due to Erev Shabbat...
4:55 PM Rockets have landed in the following areas over the past 2 hours: Nahariya, Kiryat Shmona, Beit Hilel, Maalot, Meiron, Tzefat, Zar'it, Machanayim and others.
4:45 PM IDF Homefront command orders all residents of Haifa and surrounding areas to immediately go to bomb shelters.
4:27 PM Qassam rocket falls near Gaza "security fence" - no injuries.
4:18 PM Katyusha rockets land in Maalot - one lightly wounded, evacuated by MDA.
4:01 PM Since this morning, Magen David Adom emergency medical services have treated over 50 wounded in the Northern areas of Israel.
3:27 PM Editorial Comment: THIS IS NOT NORMAL. Im blogging about rocket after rocket attack, with explosions heard throughout the North, MDA ambulances frantically searching out wounded to take them to hospitals...
Israel needs to FORCEFULLY defend it's citizens, now. Otherwise, our leadership is truly pathetic. (end of rant)
3:17 PM Additional rockets landing in Kiryat Shmona. MDA responding...
3:13 PM Incoming rockets strike Zar'it.
3:12 PM Incoming rockets reported in Nahriya, Tzefat, Rosh Pina -- direct hit on home in Tzefat with 6 wounded. Conflicting reports of additional wounded in Nahariya.
3:03 PM: In attacks reported before (2:38 and 2:04) 11 were wounded (one moderately -- not seriously as reported earlier) in Tzefat, Rosh Pina, Chatzor Glilit, Machanayim, Bar'am, Maalot, and other northern settlements. (Kol Yisrael Radio)
The IDF HomeFront Command requests that ALL NORTHERN RESIDENTS stay in bomb shelters, while Haifa residents are being told to be in the close vicinity of buildings to reach shelter quickly in the event of a rocket attack.
2:38 PM: Breaking News! Just got a call from fellow blogger Rock of Galilee -- his town was just rocketed by a Katyusha and his entire house shook. They are ALL OK and in their bomb shelter (and now they have no cellphone reception)
2:04 PM: Rockets target Tzefat, Rosh Pina, Chatzor - 8 wounded, 1 serious.
1:11 PM: Katusha rockets fall in Nahariya - no injuries
12:33 PM: Katyusha Rockets land on Etzel street in Kiryat Shmona -- direct hit on a house. No Inuries reported...
12:15 PM: BBC radio reports that Hizbolla warns that Haifa will be shelled again shortly.
12:05 PM: Attempted Hizbolla infiltration near Kibbutz Zar'it on Northern border. No injuries - firefight continues.
12:02 PM: Katyusha rockets lna in Upper Galil
11:58 AM: Katyusha rockets land in Kibbutz Be'eri
11:47 AM: Rockets land in between Tzfat and Rosh Pina
11:45 AM: Rockets land in Sderot and surrounding kibbutzim
10:19 AM: 52 wounded still hospitalized from yesterday's attacks. (A7)
Last night Israel TV reported that a Qassam rocket landed in Alei Zahav - a settlement overlooking the Ben-Gurion airport.
Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael