Tag Archives: Ashkelon

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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Pillar of Cloud: Update for day 5

It’s been a busy noisy day in Israel on day 5 of Operation Pillar of Cloud.  Here are the highlights from the Times of Israel liveblog (part 2): For the fourth day in a row, Tel Aviv is the target … Continue reading

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Day 2 of Operation Pillar of Cloud update: 3 killed in Kiryat Malachi

I was living in hope and praying that there would be no Israeli casualties in Operation Amud Annan but sadly this was not to be.  And events overtook me before I managed to publish this post. The death toll in … Continue reading

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