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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

With rocket fire continuing, southern Israeli schools are closed

JTAPublished March 15, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Schools were closed in southern Israel again as rockets fired from the Gaza Strip continued to strike despite a cease-fire. The cities of Beersheba, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Kiryat Malachi and Gan Yavne canceled classes for Thursday after several...

Israels Iron Dome defense system near the Israeli town of Ashdod has intercepted a volley of rockets fired by terrorist groups from the Gaza Strip area, March 11, 2012.

Netanyahu pledges decisive response as rockets slam southern Israel

By Marcy Oster, JTAPublished March 14, 2012

JERUSALEM—As southern Israel was barraged by rockets for a fourth straight day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel was hitting back "strongly and decisively," and its Iron Dome anti-missile defense system was intercepting many of the rockets...

As rocket attacks ease, Netanyahu reiterates his Gaza policy

JTAPublished March 13, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, reiterating his policy of responding to Gaza violence, said that Israel "will find" whoever breaks the calm. "Our message is clear: Quiet will bring quiet. Whoever violates it or even tries to violate it...

Rockets land in Israel despite reported cease-fire

JTAPublished March 13, 2012

JERUSALEM -- At least seven rockets and mortar shells fired from Gaza exploded in Israel after reports of an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire. Egypt announced that a cease-fire between terrorist groups in Egypt and Israel came into effect at 1 a.m. Tuesday....

Report: Egypt has brokered Israel-Hamas ceasefire

JTAPublished March 12, 2012

Egyptian officials told Reuters they had brokered a truce between Israel and Hamas to end four days of cross-border fire between Israel and the Gaza Strip. The Reuters report late Monday quoted unnamed Egyptian officials. Neither Hamas nor Israel would...

In latest clashes, a new technology vies with old grievances and internal power struggles

By Mati Wagner, JTAPublished March 12, 2012

JERUSALEM—If Israel has its way, this is how future conflicts with Gaza-based terrorists will unfold: Israeli aircraft launch surgical strikes on rocket launchers; terrorist leaders are assassinated as necessary; Israeli civilians along the southern...

Israels Iron Dome defense system near the Israeli town of Ashdod has intercepted a volley of rockets fired by terrorist groups from the Gaza Strip area, March 11, 2012.

Rockets from Gaza fall for fourth day

JTAPublished March 12, 2012

JERUSALEM -- At least two dozen rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel on the fourth day of attacks on Israel's southern border. Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted at least eight of the rockets fired at Beersheba and five fired...

Israel on alert against possible attack as Netanyahu vows to strike Gaza terrorists

JTAPublished March 11, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet that Israel is still on alert against an attack from Sinai despite killing the man responsible for the plan, which unleashed more than 130 rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israel. The...

Rockets from Gaza continue to pound Israel, after airstrike kills terrorist leader

JTAPublished March 10, 2012

JERUSALEM -- More than 130 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza since an Israeli airstrike killed the leader of a Palestinian terrorist group. Four Israeli civilians have been injured in the attacks, one severely, according to the Israel Defense...

Rockets from Gaza pound Israel, as airstrike kills militant group’s leader

JTAPublished March 9, 2012

Palestinian rockets from Gaza wounded several Israelis, and an Israeli airstrike killed the leader of a Palestinian terrorist group. The Friday evening hostilities reportedly began with the firing of two mortar shells from Gaza into Israel. Shortly thereafter,...

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