Israel Bombs Gaza Terrorists Preparing Rocket Launch

JERUSALEM

By JTA

Published November 27, 2009.
  • Print
  • Share Share

Israel’s air force bombed a group of terrorists in Gaza as they prepared to launch a rocket at Israel.

Four Palestinians were wounded in the Friday morning strike on northern Gaza, according to reports. The launcher was also destroyed.

The move comes less than a day after five mortar shells fired from Gaza on Thursday afternoon hit an open area in the Negev, causing no casualties.

Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers prevented a major terror attack overnight Thursday after identifying a man carrying a bomb along the Egyptian border.

When the soldiers ordered the man to stop early Thursday morning he threw down the sack carrying the 33-pound explosive and disappeared back into Egypt, according to reports, following an IDF announcement Thursday evening.

It is still not known whether the alleged terrorist was a Gaza resident who entered Egypt through a smuggling tunnel or a terrorist operating in the Sinai Peninsula, according to reports.

The bomb was likely meant to be used in Eilat, though it is possible that the bomber was heading toward a major central Israeli city, Israeli security officials told Israel’s Channel 10.






Find us on Facebook!
  • “I don’t want to say, ‘Oh oh, I’m not Jewish,’ because when you say that, you sound like someone trying to get into a 1950s country club, “and I love the idea of being Jewish." Are you a fan of Seth Meyers?
  • "If you want my advice: more Palestinians, more checkpoints, just more reality." What do you think?
  • Happy birthday Barbra Streisand! Our favorite Funny Girl turns 72 today.
  • Clueless parenting advice from the star of "Clueless."
  • Why won't the city give an answer?
  • BREAKING NEWS: Israel has officially suspended peace talks with the Palestinians.
  • Can you guess what the most boring job in the army is?
  • What the foolish rabbi of Chelm teaches us about Israel and the Palestinian unity deal:
  • Mazel tov to Idina Menzel on making Variety "Power of Women" cover! http://jd.fo/f3Mms
  • "How much should I expect him and/or ask him to participate? Is it enough to have one parent reciting the prayers and observing the holidays?" What do you think?
  • New York and Montreal have been at odds for far too long. Stop the bagel wars, sign our bagel peace treaty!
  • Really, can you blame them?
  • “How I Stopped Hating Women of the Wall and Started Talking to My Mother.” Will you see it?
  • Taglit-Birthright Israel is redefining who they consider "Jewish" after a 17% drop in registration from 2011-2013. Is the "propaganda tag" keeping young people away?
  • Happy birthday William Shakespeare! Turns out, the Bard knew quite a bit about Jews.
  • from-cache

Would you like to receive updates about new stories?




















We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.