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.
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.
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 90s warning.
Drone footage of the damage.
Ground shots of the damage.
Currently the reports say 6 people were injured including 2 babies.
Netanyahu was due to speak at AIPAC on Tuesday, he’ll cut that 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.
[…] 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 […]
The Sigourney Weaver option would only be a tad excessive, but as ever Israel will use its brain and calibrate its response accordingly. Jews are known to have fairly agile brains, I’ve heard 🙂 . … I’m sure Israel will hit back hard.
I have been following your posts… mainly for Tommy stuff.
I don’t do twitter (suspended) or any “social media”.. other than read.
Sobering to see “somebody I know” have a rocket attack pass over their home. Glad you and family are safe.
I like the Sigorney Weaver reaction you retweeted 🙂
Seems Kosher to me… and Israel will be criticized for “disproportionate” response whatever they do.