Israel vs Gaza Summary of Day Eight

November 21, 2012  

8:09  IDF spokesperson  Brig. Gen. Yoav Mordechai says a ground operation in Gaza still is an option despite Hamas’ stated assumptions of a truce.

8:03  IDF soldier Yosef Fartuk, killed in a mortar shell attack Tuesday, wrote on Facebook before his death,” The first terrorist will fall in my hands.”

“Either we enter Gaza to we go home,” he wrote. “I am on my way to Gaza.”

7:45  The city of Rishon LeZion announced Tuesday night that the school system in the city will operate partially on Wednesday.

7: 31 Egypt and Israel are engaged in a war of words over a possible ceasefire as Hamas continues to attack Israeli civilians and Israel retaliates.

7:29  Code Red early warning siren of incoming missile towards Ashkelon. 

7:05  Funeral for Yosef Fartuk of Emmanuel, in Samaria, who was killed in a mortar shell attack in the Eshkol region Tuesday, will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Givat Shaul, in Jerusalem.

6:56  Hamas terrorists woke up Sderot with a rocket attack. Code Red siren gave residents 15 seconds to run for shelter.

5:00  Rockets explode in open areas near Ashdod.

2:00 The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted two rockets that were fired towards the city of Ashdod. No one was hurt.

1:35 An IAF airstrike hit the building housing AFP’s Gaza City office. The IDF Spokesperson confirmed the hit, explaining the building was attacked because it housed a Hamas military intelligence operations room. No AFP reporters were hurt.

1:15 The IDF continued to strike dozens of terrorist infrastructures in Gaza, including tunnels that are used to smuggle weapons and tunnels through which fuel is transferred to terrorists.

00:10 Four rockets fired by Gaza-based terrorists exploded near a community in the Eshkol Regional Council. There were no reports of physical injuries.

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