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Rocket from Gaza hits Israel in delicate position

The cot jutting out of the rubble in the nursery, the roof is collapsed, the cloud covers the sky. The tattered bricks and insulation materials cover the ground, here and there, the game are still to realize things. Only a light brown cupboard in the corner had remained intact.

Here in Mishmeret, about thirty kilometers North of Tel Aviv, lived the Wolf family. The grandparents, Robert and Susan Wolf, the were from the UK, immigrated to Israel, her daughter, her son and his wife, the six-month-old Baby and a three year old child. Son, Daniel, had heard on Monday around 5.20 PM, the sirens, his parents and the Rest of the family awakened. To the grandmother all were in the protected room when the rocket struck. "If we had not made it there in time, would have been wiped out our family," says Wolf.

neighbors reported that they had only become by the Explosion, the missile alarm. In the Morning there were heavy Thunderstorms in the Region. The Rocket hit were also damaged vehicles and homes in the wider area. The Israeli missile defense system Iron Dome (iron dome) has not responded. Not only the population was surprised by the rocket fire, but Israel's military.

The Hamas with protests confronted, possibly the rocket is to distract.

For this week, an intensification of the clashes had been expected, but on the border with the Gaza strip. A year ago, on 30. March 2018, had started the protests, which, according to the Ministry of health in Gaza, more than 260 Palestinians of Israeli soldiers killed and thousands more have been injured.

Netanyahu in the White house

Now, however, for the second Time within ten days of rockets on the centrally located areas in Israel being fired. So far, a rocket had flown since the end of the Gaza war of 2014, not on Israeli territory. Mishmeret is located approximately 80 kilometers from the Gaza strip. As to the missile shelling of Tel Aviv Hamas also claimed this time, the missile was erroneously went off – due to bad weather. The Tel Aviv-looking rocket was a Fajr-5, which originates from the Iranian production, and in a field in neighboring Holon hit. The other landed in the sea. This time it's supposed to be one of the Hamas in self-made rocket J80. According to the Israeli military, the missile in the southern Gaza strip in Rafah from a Post of the Hamas, was shot down and had to impact a distance of 120 kilometers.

Hamas officials protested that they have no interest in an escalation. In addition, would continue to stand on a cease-fire with the Egyptian mediators negotiated, were expected on Monday in the Gaza strip. According to the assessment of Israeli security experts, a group might be within the Hamas responsible for the acts without the Knowledge of the guide. That would mean that since 2007 the Gaza strip's ruling Hamas, which is classified by the EU as a terrorist organisation, no longer has the situation under control. Hamas is facing widespread protests of the population in the completed coastal enclave face. You may want to distract with a rocket bombardment from their problems.

US-the decree on the Golan

Premier Benjamin Netanyahu the message from the rocket suffered no impact in the center of Israel, in the late evening in Washington. "We will respond strongly," he announced in a video message. His Meeting with US President Donald Trump a few hours later, he wanted to perceive. Trump recognized this Israeli sovereignty over the Golan heights. The US President signed in the presence of Netanyahu, a corresponding decree. The Golan heights were conquered by Israel in 1967 from Syria, and in 1981 annexed – what has not been recognized internationally.

For Netanyahu Trumps Declaration was a welcome support before the parliamentary elections on 9. In April, he took to Israel. There he was confronted with criticism. The Opposition and right-wing parties accused Netanyahu to have reacted mildly to the shelling of Tel Aviv. After the attack, the Israeli army had bombed about a hundred targets in the Gaza strip, especially vacant buildings, and equipment.

white of More than a thousand soldiers

Also Benny Gantz from the blue Alliance, the is located in surveys just prior to Netanyahu, accused the Prime Minister shortly after the Rocket hit a to tab response. Gantz, who is currently in Washington, responded to the fire at a faster rate than Netanyahu. The Ex-chief of General staff also presented before the Pro-Israeli lobbyists, the forum of the Aipac in Washington, as a politician who would be ready to lead the country if necessary in a military confrontation with Hamas. Netanyahu, who is also defence Minister, renounced his appearance, in order to return to rapidly discussions with the army to Israel.

Even before his Arrival, the army announced that two of Aden additional brigades – infantry and tanks – with thousands of soldiers would be moved to the border with the Gaza strip. In addition, reservists have been informed about a possible mobilization. They are to be used primarily in the missile defense system Iron Dome.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 25.03.2019, 22:51 PM

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