Nov 15, 2012

Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest: Special Newsletter: Israel Under Fire

Special Newsletter: Israel under fire 

11.15.12

Greetings!

November 15th: 3 Israelis killed by Gazan terror groups 

  • 3 Israeli citizens were killed, over 90 injured arrived at hospitals. On Thursday morning (Nov 15) three people were killed when a missile hit an apartment building in Kiryat Malachi. Over 90 injured people also arrived at hospitals. 
  • Names of the victims: Mira Sharf z"l (25, pregnant); Aaron Smadja z"l (50); Itsik Emsalem z"l (27). In addition, two people were seriously injured, one boy was moderately hurt and two infants sustained light wounds. The apartment, on the top floor of the building, suffered a direct hit, with shrapnel throughout the rooms.
  • As missiles today reached Tel Aviv, over 4.5 million Israeli civilians are within range and their lives are threatened with every launch. Missiles also struck a residence in Ashdod and a school in Ofakim. In 4 days, over 120 unguided missiles were fired at Israel from Gaza (Nov 10-13), after an anti-tank missile struck a military vehicle. Following the launch of Israel's operation Pillar of Defence against terrorist targets in Gaza, missiles from Gaza resumed. As this e-mail is read, 306 rockets have so far hit Israel since November 14th.

 
 Israeli children rush for cover at Kibbutz Sherem Shalom  

 
Magen David Adom tends to casualties in Southern Israel
 

The free world supports Israel

  • The world's leading democracies are unanimous in their support of Israel's right to self-defense and condemned the violence perpetrated by Hamas and other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip. White House Spokesman Jay Carney said there is "no justification" for the violence perpetrated by Hamas and other terrorist organizations. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird condemned'the terrorist group Hamas' and stated that Canada "fundamentally believe[s] that Israel has the right to defend itself and its citizens from terrorist threats. The U.K., France and Germany also emphasised their support for Israel.
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