Updates during and after Shabbos

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Plenty of air activity last night and today.

Kassams shot into the Negev but 3 shooters dead along with 12 other Gazan terrorists. The Army is in 5 mile deep in one place in Rafiach and 3 miles deep in another place.

Just before the entrance of the holy Shabbos, my neighbor’s son, Yair was called up for training that started on Shabbos. His brother, Yeshai was in Lebanon last week but this week is guarding somewhere else. I went over to pull my Chavrutha away from his du-family
neighbor only to heare that one son and son-in-law are in Lebanon and one son in Gaza so they postponed their vacation to the States.

Israeli commandos made a daring raid into Tyre (Sidon) last light killing 3 Hizballah commanders and trying to take one captive but he died of his wounds on the way. They had to fight the Lebanese Army and needed air cover to get away. We suffered some wounded commandos so all was not a complete miracle.

Elsewhere:

The IDF said that some 40 Hizbullah operatives were killed in the eastern sector since the beginning of the fighting.

In a later operation, IDF troops identified and destroyed a rocket launcher in the village of Bint Jbail, in the central sector of southern Lebanon on Saturday.

The launcher was aimed at the northern town of Ma’a lot, the IDF said.
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Four Israel women killed in Hizballah barrage of 175 rockets Saturday – the heaviest on Kiryat Shemona and W. Galilee. Fifteen civilians die in rocket attacks on northern Israel in four days

August 5, 2006, 10:25 PM (GMT+02:00)

Three of the victims on Day 25 of the war were a mother and her two daughters In the W. Galilee village of Arb al-Aramshe: Fadiya Jum’a, 60, Samira, 33, and Sultana, 31. In an earlier barrage in the Haifa region, Frieda Kellner, 87 died of heart failure when an 11-rocket volley landed outside her home. Six people were injured in Haifa’s Kiryat Motzkin, Kiryat Haim and Kiryat Yam, which suffered major damage to homes and cars, as did Kiryat Shemona in the afternoon.

A mortar shell seriously injured a soldier at his border post.

Friday, Aug. 4, 3 Israelis were killed at Kfar Mughar, Majd el-Krum and Deir al Asad by 220 rockets, which also hit Kiryat Shemona, Sdeh Nehemiya and Safed.

Friday night also saw the Hadera area hit for the first time by a Khaibar-1 missile, identified by military sources as a 302-mm made in a Syrian-Iranian munitions factories in Syria. This brought Hizballah’s offensive to within 45 km of Tel Aviv, the deepest yet.
Majd el-Krum between Haifa and Carmiel was hit at the same time by a long-range Fajr-3.

Sgt. Or Shahar, 21, from Kibbutz Yad Mordecai was killed Friday night in action to root out Hizballah in the Taibe area of S. Lebanon
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August 5, 2006, 3:39 PM (GMT+02:00)

In the west, 8 Israeli seamen were injured, 2 seriously, in a stiff overnight clash with a large Hizballah unit after making a shore landing off Tyre. Eight Hizballah were killed. The Israeli unit withdrew before Saturday daybreak after partly completing its mission, which was described by OC Northern Command Maj.-Gen Udi Adam as targeting Hizballah commanders and obtaining intelligence.

DEBKAfile adds: Most of the Israeli soldiers killed in 25 days of combat in S. Lebanon were hit by Hizballah’s advanced anti-tank missiles, Russian-made Metis-M and European-made Milan missiles, which are able to pierce the Israeli-made Merkava tanks.

An Israeli officer and two NCOs killed by Hizballah anti-tank fire Friday in the S. Lebanese village of Markabe opposite Kiryat Shemona

August 4, 2006, 10:41 PM (GMT+02:00)

The names released are 1st Sgt Daniel Shiran, 20, from Haifa and 1st Sgt Omri Almakayes, 20, from Ramleh.

An officer and soldier of the same Golani unit were seriously injured. At least 7 Hizballah killed.

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Police: Anti-war protestors threw feces

Small group of anarchists goes wild at end of one-hour march in Tel Aviv street. According to police, protestors refused to evacuate road, hurled sticks, eggs and bags containing excrement at police officers. Two anarchist activists were arrested Saturday evening during a demonstration held in Tel Aviv in protest of the Israel
Defense Forces operation in
Lebanon. The weekly demonstration of left-wing activists began at King George Street, near Dizengoff Center, and continued in a march on the road toward Nahalat Binyamin, with the protestors blocking the road for traffic.

In spite of the arrangement reached with the police, according to which only 1,500 protestors would take part in the march, twice the number of protestors arrived at the place, and it was anyway okayed by the police.

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