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Operation Protective Edge Day 6: Ashkelon under fire, massive rocket fire continues over all Israel

Operation Protective Edge has moved into its 6th day with continuing rocket fire over almost the whole country, reaching as far north as Haifa, and as far as Ariel to the east.  Earlier today a teenage boy was seriously hurt … Continue reading

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Protective Edge, Day 3: More massive rocket volleys, IDF warns Gaza population to clear out

Operation Protective Edge (I still hate that name!) entered its third day yesterday (10th July), and as in the previous days it started with a bang. Or rather, with several bangs as Hamas began with volleys of rockets towards the … Continue reading

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New wave of Palestinian violence flares up

A renewed wave of violence has spread across Judea and Samaria in the last couple of weeks, actively aided and abetted by incitement from by Mahmoud Abbas himself. The current wave began when four Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails began … Continue reading

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Pillar of Cloud: The End? Ceasefire declared

The 8th day of Operation Pillar of Cloud, or Pillar of Defense, has come to an end, and with it the operation itself, with a “ceasefire” which went into effect at 9 p.m. local time. The reason I wrote ceasefire … Continue reading

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Pillar of Cloud Day 8: Massive rocket fire on the south, bus bomb in Tel Aviv

I’m blogging from work so this will be a very quick post and I’ll update as I can during the day: News has just come in of an explosion on a bus near the Kirya (Defense Ministry HQ). There are … Continue reading

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Pillar of Cloud: Updates for Day 6 amid talks about ceasefire

Once again apologies for the lateness of this blog post. Day 6 of Operation Pillar of Cloud was marked by a decline in rocket attacks from Gaza and talk about a possible ceasefire. “Decline in rocket attacks” however is only … Continue reading

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