Operation Pillar of Defense

Haredi teenagers hoping to see the Iron Dome in action outside Tel Aviv on November 19, 2012. (Photo: Ben Hartman)

IRON DOME – THE BEST SHOW IN TOWN

Pointing and speaking about the system in reverential tones reserved for the Western Wall or the graves of holy men, dozens of curious onlookers climbed up a hill outside Tel Aviv to gaze down at the battery on Monday, hoping against all hope to hear an air raid siren and see Iron Dome paint its contrails across the sky, leaving the remnants of a Fajr-5 rocket drifting to the ground. The Jerusalem Post  November 20, 2012

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Gaza rocket makes direct hit on Kiryat Malachi apartment, killing 3 people on November 15, 2012. (Photo: Ben Hartman)

DEVASTATION IN KIRYAT MALACHI AFTER ROCKET STRIKE KILLS THREE

Residents back IDF, but know they’re in line of fire; Three Israelis killed by Gaza rockets in Kiryat Malachi apartment. The Jerusalem Post – November 15, 2012

 

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Aftermath of terrorist attack on a bus in Tel Aviv on November 21, 2012, hours before a ceasefire was announced between Israel and Gaza. The agreement ended Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense. (Photo: Ben Hartman)

AHEAD OF CEASE-FIRE, A REMINDER OF THE SECOND INTIFADA

The terrorist bombing of a Tel Aviv bus was a painful reminder of Israel’s fragile sense of security. The Jerusalem PostNovember 21, 2012

 

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The Rishon Lezion apartment building hit by a long-range rocket from Gaza on November 20, 2012 (Photo: Ben Hartman)

TRUCE APPEARS DISTANT AFTER RISHON LEZION STRIKE

Though no one died, the strike was the most serious in the country’s Center since Operation Pillar of Defense began last Wednesday, and represented the first successful rocket hit on the Tel Aviv area during the current round of hostilities. The Jerusalem Post – November 20, 2012

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IDF truck driver taking a break in the south Israel

ASHKELON RESIDENTS SEEK SHELTER, AWAIT IDF CALL-UP

Amid constant rocket-fire, residents of the southern town await draft notices for a chance to defend their homes. The Jerusalem Post – November 19, 2012

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