Friday, July 14, 2006

Friday Updates: July 14th

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.

Shabbat Shalom,


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. Wounded reported. No wounded located.

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


exsemgirl said...

Sorry I have been a bit out of it. Just read your last nights posts too.

Pls stay safe!
And our thoughts are with you all despite living so far.

Have a safe and happy Shabbos.

abutor said...

I listen to the radio, and I hate the music!!!

Are they trying to get us all to commit suicide by listening to depressing music?

In all seriousness - we need them to cheer us up - the tough-man status here in Israel will not last long if everyone keeps trying to get us depressed.

On a lighter note: Last night I was watching channel 10 news, and Inon Magal was interviewing an Israeli in Tzfat. He inquired as to whether the fellow would be sleeping in the bomb shelter, and the fellow said, "Me? Bomb shelter? No way!"

Inon pressed on, and said, "But isn't it safer to be in a safe area that katyushas can't penetrate?"

The fellow said "It's OK - I have this tree here" - and he pointed to a palm tree.

I burst out laughing at the sheer Israeli chutzpa.

2 minutes later Inon had convinced him that it would be a good idea to sleep indoors, in the bomb shelter.

The gut instinct of a lot of Israelis is - "Me, show fear? Never!" - but it is quite amusing at times.

As the Rambam puts it - a gibbor is not an idiot who constantly puts his life in danger and miraculously escapes. You have to know when to show bravado and when to sleep in the bomb shelter.

David Linn said...

Shabbat Shalom, may it be a tranquil and peaceful one.

Anonymous said...

Why aren't they bombing the source of the katyusha rockets in souther lebanon? Are they mobile? Are they not destroying them to give opportunity for Israel to hit Lebanon harder for release of the soldiers when these rockets still fall in norther Israel?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

JH: The IDF is not reacting with it's full might, and are still restrained by the government.

Napalm, for example, would do the job very quickly.

As our civilian casulties rate rises by the hour, it's not immoral to consider that option. (And we didn't start this war either)

Pragmatician said...

This is so frightening, when o when is Moshiach coming?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

JH: I don't know if your hebrew is up to par - but here's an article that explains it all.

Rafi G said...

Rock of Galilee knows your phone number???

Rafi G said...

and how do you get this real time information? and does that mean you are tied down to your computer?

rockofgalilee said...

rafi, you're not part of the blogger's telephone network?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Rafi G: I should be washing the floors for shabbat but instead I'm blogging on and off.

And yes, Rock knows my number ;-)

In terms of where I get all my updates from; I can't go into all of that now...many varied sources. This was the first time Rock called me instead of me SMSing him...(about a real time news update)

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

hey rock! good to see you online :)

Rafi G said...

I just finished sponja.. I guess you have to join hatzalla and first response units to get a petur from that today...

no, not a part of the network.. I also was not invited to that big jblogosphere meeting (protocols of the bloggers of zion) that happened a couple of weeks ago that Jameel crashed or something..

goliathslayer said...

Hello Jameel,
Just looked up the names of the captured soldiers and thought your readers (and their shul gabbays) might be interested:

Eldad Regev is Eldad ben Tovah.
Ehud Goldwasser is Ehud ben Malka. (for some reason, today's Haaretz njewspaper gives his name as Ohad but Arutz 7 and nrg have Ehud)
and Gilad Shalit is Gilad ben Aviva.

Shabbat shalom

PsychoToddler said...

They need to carpet bomb the areas these rockets are coming from. I love the smell of Napalm Shabbos morning.


be strong
be safe
aim well
take care

rockofgalilee said...

what about keeping the non-kidnapped in your prayers:
also keep in mind:

rock of the galilee.

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FrumGirl said...

Just thought youd want to know that while the typical response to all this by the world is that Israel should stop the force, the political right here in the US is very much supporting Israel and they understand the nature of the enemy we are dealing with. I don't know what else to say except stay strong, hope you have a great shabbos, and hopefully this will all be over soon....

Rafi G said...

rock -that would be rockofgalilee ben what?

rockofgalilee said...

just rock of the galilee is fine. (there's only one of us and God knows who it is quite well)

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Rock: OK - we'll keep you in mind too :)

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work
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