Just before I woke up this morning a surface to surface missile fired by terrorists in Gaza flew right over my home and millions of other people in central Israel and exploded with a huge boom in a moshav (village) to the north of Tel Aviv. This post is an embellished version of the one on my brianoflondon.me site.
We didn’t have the alarms where we are because our Israeli Home Command alter system is amazingly sophisticated only sounding alarms in the areas where missiles are projected to hit. This makes a huge difference. The first I knew was seeing alerts from the red alert app on my phone. Droopy eyed I looked at the locations listed and got a fright. This wasn’t in the vicinity of Gaza, could I believe my eyes? This was way to the north of me in areas I’ve never seen listed on my Red Alert missile warning app.
Here’s what these surface to surface missiles look like. Calling them rockets or (worse) “home made rockets” is lethal journalism, you’ll hear it a lot later.
— Joe Truzman (@Jtruzmah) March 25, 2019
This is the sound people to the north of me woke up to. You have to scramble to get your kids to a shelter if you have one in your home as modern Israeli homes do, or to a communal one. You may not get there in time. There was probably 60 to 90 seconds warning.
A house in central Israel north of Kfar Saba was destroyed by Hamas at 5:30 AM. 7 people are injured including 2 infants.
Just so you know. No UNHRC resolution is going to stop us from protecting our kids. pic.twitter.com/Vwlac5fAyd
— The Mossad (@TheMossadIL) March 25, 2019
Drone footage of the damage.
In this house, in the rural village of Mishmeret, in the heart of the country, 7 Israelis were wounded by a direct hit of a rocket launched by Palestinian terrorists from #Gaza
(צילום: אופיר רותם) pic.twitter.com/gbWLfeHJwh
— LTC (R) Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) March 25, 2019
Ground shots of the damage.
תיעוד נוסף של נזקי פגיעת הטיל בבית במושב משמרת
(אורלי אלקלעי) pic.twitter.com/UHmmpljoke
— כאן חדשות (@kann_news) March 25, 2019
Currently the reports say 6 people were injured including 2 babies.
To see how far this flew:
This rocket flew across a huge swath of central Israel over the areas where most of the country’s population lives; another apparent escalation after the Tel Aviv incident; the government has attempted to tamp down tensions over last six months; will it again? pic.twitter.com/zakC3RHdG1
— Seth Frantzman (@sfrantzman) March 25, 2019
Netanyahu was due to speak at AIPAC on Tuesday. He’ll cut that short and fly back to Israel today. His political rival, Benny Gantz will probably stay on and speak today, I’m guessing.
The lunatics and the Israel/Jew haters will start shouting about false flags and talking about the Israeli elections. The much more likely reason is that Gaza is a seething cauldron of anger against Hamas: massive demonstrations brutally repressed that you haven’t heard about over the last few weeks.
I’ll tell you something though – this tweet is not an uncommon view here.
— ❧ƿﾑz❧ (@_p4z_) March 25, 2019