Here is raw video showing the aftermath of a terrorist bombing in Tel Aviv, Israel that hit a bus, with early reports saying at least 21 people were injured:
CNN: Militants appeared to take their fight with Israel into the heart of the country Wednesday, exploding a bomb on a public transport bus outside Israeli military headquarters in an attack likely to complicate already tenuous efforts to achieve a cease-fire.
The blast in Tel Aviv, which left at least 22 people injured, shook up the public and drew immediate condemnation from world leaders, including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who called the attack “shocking” in a statement released by his office. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States “stands ready to provide any assistance that Israel requires.” . . . Read More
And here is the reaction from the folks CNN calls “militants” in Gaza on Hamas TV:
Raw video shows a terrorist rocket flying over Tel Aviv just before being shot down by Israel’s “Iron Dome” Defense System. The person filming the rocket does a good job of following the rocket but you don’t quite see the impact of it being shot out of the sky. I’m sure it would be quite a harrowing thing to be there.
JERUSALEM POST: Third attack on central city in three days intercepted by fifth Iron Dome battery, deployed in Gush Dan earlier in the day; Palestinian terrorists fire 740 rockets into Israel since start of operation.
The Iron Dome intercepted two Iranian-made Fajr-5 missiles aimed at Tel Aviv on Saturday. The missiles marked the third attack on the heavily populated central city in as many days, after Palestinian terrorists from Gaza fired four missiles toward the financial capital on Thursday and Friday, prompting red alert air raid sirens to sound in the city.
While police said that one of the missiles landed in an open area, a military source told The Jerusalem Post that the Iron Dome intercepted both missiles.
The Defense Ministry deployed an upgraded Iron Dome battery in the Gush Dan area in the center of Israel on Saturday morning, after rushing its production in light of escalation. The battery is the fifth Iron Dome system operational in Israel.
Islamic Jihad leader Khalid Batsh said on Saturday that the launch of rockets at Tel Aviv from Gaza show “the rules of the game have changed in the region,” Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported.
The attack followed volley after volley of rockets aimed at southern towns on Saturday, as red alert sirens wailed repeatedly, warning residents to flee for cover. Two rockets also landed outside the capital Jerusalem on Friday. One rocket landed near a Palestinian village in the West Bank, shattering windows and scaring residents. Another struck a home in Ashdod directly, injuring five Israeli civilians. . . . Read More
Here is a video report from the Jerusalem Post on the situation in Tel Aviv after the rocket attack yesterday that landed close to the city. All public bomb shelters have now been opened as city residents prepare for more possible attacks launched by terrorists from Gaza.
Here is Gov. Mitt Romney during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer saying he recognizes Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel. He also said he would be willing to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jersualem if that lines up with the desire of the Israeli Government.
More Jay Carney today at the White House. This time he’s asked point blank what the Obama Adminstration considers to be the Capital of Israel. Carney absolutely refuses to say! He only will say, “Our position has not changed.” The U.S. Embassy is in Tel Aviv, but Israel recognizes Jerusalem as their Capital.
Back in 2008 when he was running for President, Barack Obama was far less shifty in his answer. He just came out and said “Jerusalem will remain the Capital of Israel and it must remain undivided.” Jay Carney was not willing to say that today.