Rocket explodes near Beersheba; no injuries
Ilana Curiel
Published: 15.08.11, 23:55
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1. in open field, a Israel's double edged sword play
observer ,   Egypt   (08.16.11)
will continue till September or till end of tent stance?
2. OMG, my kids are shaking in their beds right now.
Anat ,   Beer- Sheva, Israel   (08.16.11)
My son says he can't sleep any more, and my other son is crying. i don't know what to do. I am also scared....
3. it was like a big explosion and my cat ran away from home
Roy ,   South Israel   (08.16.11)
it was so close to my house this time. thank God me and my family are O.K ... So happy nobody is wounded this time... good night everyone:) anight with no rockets....
4. #1 OBSERVER - Baron Munchausen
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (08.16.11)
Open field wasn't the intended target of the missile What I would do, if I were in charge of Israel's defenses, would be to manufacture rockets identical to the Kassams or whatever else that Hamas is using, Each time a rocket is fired from Gaza, we would return an identical one to the firing point that theirs came from You could stand in the middle of the potential lields of fire, and blow them away with your incessant blasts of oral flatulence, and to think, you would have actually observed something for the very first time
5. What now?
Geoff ,   London UK)   (08.16.11)
I suppose the Israelis will retaliate as usual by bombing a deserted cowshed.
6. The right answer to this...
Tomy ,   Serbia   (08.16.11)
iIs to kill Ismail Haniyeh with all Hamas members and to occupy the whole Gaza Strip
7. It's amazing!!!!!
Robert ,   farmington,wv   (08.16.11)
It's amazing thousands of pals are being killed in syria , and instead of launching these cheap rockets at assad the pals still chose to attack israeli towns with them,whats wrong with this picture.. oh well another pal assad kills one less terrorist israel has to worry about.
8. Israel should retaliate with a few
jason white ,   afula, israel   (08.16.11)
neutron bombs.We need to depopulate the gaza strip.We have to think about eliminating our enemies, includng iran.
9. #4 BEN JABO if you were in charge?
Haim ,   TA   (08.16.11)
Well for the sake of all of Israel that will never happen.
10. cut off gaza's electricity
David ,   Haifa, Israel   (08.16.11)
no water, no food, no power... nothing from israel. let thier own peple from egypt take care of them.
11. at 5
Tanya ,   New Zealand   (08.16.11)
what now? how blase you are, you try living in the line of fire from these madmen, just thank the gods or whomever that they don't have the ability to actually hit anything most of the time. It does not stop the people of those regions in line of fire, fear for their lives on a daily basis. And Geoff why should the Israelis not fire back, you have no compassion and seem to be ignorant to the feelings of the people who have to live with these threats constantly, including innocent children! let alone have to listen to the bias reporting from international journalists hell bent on screwing with the truth and factual information. but then again you can recline in your rocker from London and espouse your sarcasm quite comfortably cant you?
12. Erekat, Fayyad, Livni and the Protestors
Noah Lev ,   HollywoodUSA   (08.16.11)
Yet another Israeli mayor has asked for the anti-rocket defense system, Iron Dome, to protect it from farily harmless small, Hamas rockets, the Grad and Kassams, which they possess by the tens of thosuands. There are so many defense launchers, with each rocket costing if I recall about 60,000. A US delegation, let by Democrats, tells the world that Jews in the USA will vote Democratic..that Obama is for Israel's survial and protestion ( wowowo). In 1973, the US Pres was infromed that israel would use its nukes..if it felt this was the only hope for its survival. 48 years and 500 nukes later, the US is revealing its love for Israel. Wowowoow. Every US Republican candidate has come out strong for Israel's thriving and survial. The Evangelicals even want Israel to retain Jerusalem. What does our lovely Jewish legislators propose I ask? Yet we contribute to their campaigns..and cut our own throats, Nothing new there. Beck in Israel is calling it as he sees it, the protestors are leftist, in the past.glory of Israel before capitalism made it a viab le economy. Recall that years ago, it depended on Diaspora charity and US and German aid (reparatons). It got over 40b from the Reigh. Putting money into Israeli ventures is risky....its economyh has no flooring (oil). Its asset is mainly its intellectual process..which is fine. But not everyone can be a computer whiz. When 1m people are on permanent welfare (refuse to work), that erodes the society. There is no social net. When Arabs wont go into the army, live in self-imposed ghettos, and blame Jews for not renting apartments to them (what? ), something is terribly wrong. BTW, the Pales leadership is now predicting that every Muslim in Israel will someday live in a Palestinian state. Hows that guys! While at the UNk Abbas says he regrets the latest..but Israel wont talk or compromise for peace. And Livni agrees. With such friends, who needs enemies.
13. Fire 10 to their 1
Noah Lev ,   HollywoodUSA   (08.16.11)
To Ben Jabo: its obvious that whomever fired that Grad, is testing its lethal striking power, range, flexibility, etc. They do the same with rockets fired at Ashkelon. Grads are better weapons than Kassams..but more complicated. Israel's answer is David's Sling, Iron Dome and the Patriots. My answer would be: for every rocket fired by Hamas, Israel shoudl fire 10. (f a Grad, fire 50If a Katy, fire 5 Jerichos. If a Scud, fire 10 Jerichos. If a WMD, fire at will 1megaton.
14. on everything there is a gag-order, but when iron dome...
eporue ,   europe   (08.16.11)
is moved, it is fat in the headlines, well before... isnt this strange ?
15. The Palestinians Do Not Deserve a State Until...
Douglas Fireman ,   Chicago, USA   (08.16.11)
And these missile crazed idiots deserve a Palestinian state? Hopefully the UN will realize that such bellicose folks do not deserve a state. To grant them a state at this time would be counter productive since they've done nothing to earn it. It's time that leadership realizes that statehood takes: courage, vision, and the willingness to negotiate face to face with the Israelis.
16. Rocket them back
Brod ,   USA   (08.16.11)
Give them a taste of their own medicine. Rocket them back. See whose rockets are more powerful.
17. where is the famous Iron Domb??
Larry ,   Los Angeles   (08.16.11)
18. another sleepless night at the shalter....
so happy to be alive   (08.16.11)
19. can't sleep tonight, and my kids are also awake
Laura ,   Beershba, Israel   (08.16.11)
when will it end??? the world say we are inhuman for bombing the palestinians on january 2008. try live under rockets fire for 9 years...
20. if Goldstone was here at 23:19 and he was knocking my door
Israeli Father ,   South Isael   (08.16.11)
in order to get in my home shalter, I would be thinking about leaving him outside (just kidding, we don't do stuff like that to other people). I just wish he could feel what we feel right now when he wrote his stupied report.
21. To @2 Anat in Beer-Sheva
John ,   Alaska   (08.16.11)
Please read Psalm 91. Especially this part: 4 With His pinion He covereth thee over, And under His wings thou dost trust, A shield and buckler [is] His truth. 5 Thou art not afraid of fear by night, Of arrow that flieth by day, 6 Of pestilence in thick darkness that walketh, Of destruction that destroyeth at noon This article is shared to FB and you have people that you don't know praying for your safety and that of your children. You are one of His Chosen, and you are not forgotten. אני מתפלל לשלום באר שבע לשלום ענת עבור הבנים שלה. (hopefully Google was accurate)
22. To #1 Observer, with all sincerity
John ,   Alaska   (08.16.11)
When the hostilities flare up again in your 63-year war against Israel, I will never mock you, nor your fellow countrymen. I will not invent theories to excuse me for hating you, and I will not hate you. You and your people are in the hands of God Almighty, the _real_ God, the God of Avraham and Yitzhak and Ya'acov. I will not get in the way between you. You still have time to turn from your hatred of Jews and of Israel.
23. #1,9 already done with one exception
observer ,   Egypt   (08.16.11)
Israel has returned fire into its own land. INSIDE JOB. why in your opinion there were always hits of open areas with no injury? why no eyewitness except for siren? why no independent verification? why and why?
24. re #23... im also a bit puzzled...
eporue ,   europe   (08.16.11)
...when iron dome was moved to the north, then this was shouted all over the newspapers... how many, do you think, try to shoot rockets from gaza, when iron dome is set up ? its a rather frustrating thing then... so, these newspaper messages sound like "hey, possible to fire again"... i mean, maybe it cant be kept secret for very long, when iron dome is moved, maybe, but... these screams about the movement, compared to a gag order on every piss otherwise... a bit strange, no ?
25. at 23
Tanya ,   AUCKLAND   (08.16.11)
Why? because your friends are useless at firing rockets possibly could be one answer to your question, think about it!
26. #9 9 Haim - If I were in charge
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (08.16.11)
You wouldn't be in TA as you pretend, you would be home in Jordan or some other Arab country that you came from in the first place Your Bar Mitzvah Parsha & Haftora were ?
27. #14 eporue - No stranger than your
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (08.16.11)
commenting on what goes on in Israel from the safety of Europe (allegedly) You must have a very powerful pair of binoculars that you can see over such vast distances
28. #17 Larry - It can't be everyplace
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (08.16.11)
It's not designed to detect short range rockets which don't allow the system enough time to target the incoming missiles P.S. It's "DOME"
29. #23 Observer-Baron Munchausen
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (08.16.11)
One might ask you the same question "Why" haven't you been anyplace you've been "Observing", all of these months you’ve been boring us The rockets are like you, defective, without operational targeting devices Think of it as buckshot, they hope if the fire many, some will land with effect Surely, a great expert, such as you pretend to be, knows that the military estimates that it takes about 60,000 rounds of ammo to kill one enemy soldier (American statistics) So, if we go on that basis, at least one of your posts will eventually make some sense In effect, these rockets are similar to the American Zip gun of yesteryear I have a great idea, YOU grab a camera, go there and wait, try your luck, let’s see if your gumption is as big as your mouth
30. Tanya NZ
Roge ,   Grandy US   (08.19.11)
Love your spunk and comments
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