Updated daily, and sometimes hourly!
When war breaks out between the IDF and our enemies, the world media usually reports it as if it happens in a vacuum, ignoring the actions that lead up to the war itself. I have been posting for a few months already (January’s list is here, February’s list is here) on the actions that will lead up to the next war in Gaza, so that there will be a record, (on my blog at least).
March 15 – The IDF siezed a ship filled with arms being smuggled from Iran to Gaza. The Muqata has the coverage here. In addition, trucks with arms on their way to Gaza have been stopped bythe Egyptians. It is obvious that Hamas is preparing for the next war.
March 16 – rockets fired into the Negev, no injuries reported.
March 18 – four mortar shells fired into western Negev. Anti-tank missile fired at IDF jeep on routine patrol on border with Gaza.
March 19 - 54 mortar shells fired into southern Israel – two people injured. One lands on roof of kindergarden, no injuries since it is Shabbat. Israel announces that they will take steps to protect its citizens, including targeted killings of Hamas terrorists.
March 20 – mortar shells, a kassam rocket, and a Grad rocket fired into Israel. The Grad rocket landed in southern Ashkelon. No injuries reported.
March 22 – mortar shells fired toward IDF soldiers from Gaza. They return fire, killing the terrorists and some civilians in area. Prime Minister apologizes for civilian deaths, but holds Hamas responsible for firing from areas with civilians. Later in evening IDF soldiers spot terror cell preparing to launch rockets, fire at them and kill them.
March 23 – Grad rockets fired in the middle of the night south of Ashdod. Grad rocket fired at 5:30 am into Beersheva, one man injured moderately. Mortars fired into Negev, another Grad rocket fired into Beersheva. Bomb explodes in Jerusalem.
March 24 – kassam rocket hits Negev overnight, no injuries reported. IDF foils attempt at rocket launch by bombing terrorists as they prepare. Kassam hits south of Ashkelon, no injuries. Grad rocket fired into Ofakim, no injuries reported. Rocket fired toward Ashdod. Rocket lands in Rishon LeZion (very close to south Tel-Aviv). Just so they won’t feel neglected, kassam rocket fired into Sderot.
March 26 – Kassam rockets hit western Negev. No injuries, but extensive damage to a house.
March 27th – IDF kills two Islamic Jihad terrorists in Gaza responsible for rocket fire.
(Wow, on Monday there were no kassam rockets, mortars or Grad rockets fired…!!)
March 29 – kassam rocket fired into Negev.