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November 14, 2012 4:04 pm

Rockets Rain Down On Israel After IDF Targets Senior Hamas Terrorist (VIDEO)

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Screen grab from video of 4 rockets headed towards Beersheba. Photo: Chagit Yehuda/ Tazpit News Agency

Rockets began to rain down on southern Israel after the IDF targeted the commander of Hamas’s military wing.

The Iron Dome defense system has downed 15 rockets fired from Gaza towards Beersheba and surrounding areas thus far. In total reports have it that over 40 rockets were launched from Gaza by terrorists, including 17 long-range Grad rockets fired at Beersheba.

According to The Times of Israel residents within range of rocket fire were requested to remain within 15 seconds of a shelter. School was canceled for Thursday in Beersheba, Ashdod and Ashkelon as well as in other parts of southern Israel. The police have raised the alert level.

Below is a recent video posted to YouTube by the Tazpit News Agency showing four rockets headed for Beersheba.  You can hear alert sirens in the background; the camera cuts out as the reporter runs for cover. To follow events as they unfold, visit The Algemeiner live blog as we continue to monitor events in the region.

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  • Lawrence Kulak

    targeted killings only escalate terror action because they are viewed as weakness and an unwillingness to fully engage. Targeted killings are only effective when you are fully engaged for the purpose of creating disorganization in the enemy ranks by injecting fear into the leadership. If there is no engagement, however, the killings emobolden more would be leaders to come forward and demonstrate their strength. Why isn’t Israel smart enough to see that what they are doing is counerproductive as these latest missile launches prove? Now if Israel wants to take out a Hamas target and then possibly carpet bomb his funeral, I would say that they are on the right track.