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Operation Protective Edge War Blog: July 14, 2014

July 14th 2014

Drone Chopper

8:55 PM ET July 14, 2014.  Rockets from Gaza hit the resort city of Eilat for the first time.  Five people were wounded and at least a dozen more were being treated for shock.

5:24 PM ET July 14, 2014.  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Egypt to help broker a 12 hour truce to begin at 9AM Jerusalem time on Tuesday.

2:57 PM ET July 14, 2014.  Egypt is reporting a Israel Hamas "truce" to begin 6:00AM Jerusalem Time Tuesday, July 15, 2014.  Al Arabiya claims that Israel and Hamas agreed in principle.

11:34 AM ET July 14, 2014.  One rocket intercepted over southern city of Be'ersheva.

11:10 AM ET July 14, 2014. IDF Reports that it is conducting airstrikes on Gaza targets every 4.5 minutes now.

11:00 AM ET July 14, 2014. IDF intercepted one missile over Ashdod a few moments ago.

10:35 AM ET July 14, 2014. The Israel Foreign Ministry reported that Israel sent the following supplies into Gaza over the weeekend via the Kerem Shalom crossing:

197 tons of cooking gas
72,000 liters of gasoline
410,000 liters of diesel fuel for public transport
495,000 liters of diesel fuel for electricity plants"

10:08 AM ET July 14, 2014. Two missiles intercepted over Tel Aviv by the Iron Dome

10:04 AM ET July 14, 2014. Sirens ring in Tel Aviv. City is under missile attack at this moment.

9:30 AM ET July 14, 2014. Hamas rockets fired from Gaza hit an electrical plant in Gaza itself and knocked out power to thousands of resident. -- TCEN

9:12 AM ET July 14, 2014. Israeli forces on Monday detained eleven Hamas lawmakers in Nablus, Jenin and Salfit, security officials said. Hamas lawmaker Daoud Abu Sir was detained in Nablus, together with An-Najah university professor Abdul Sattar Qasim. Omar Abdul-Raziq, a Hamas and PLC member, was detained in Salfit. - Maan

8:14 AM ET July 14, 2014. Israel's military said Monday it had downed a drone along its southern coastline, marking the first time it had encountered such a weapon in its week-long campaign against Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip. The drone came from Gaza and was shot down by a Patriot surface-to-air missile near the southern city of Ashdod, the military said. It did not say what the drone was carrying and there was no immediate confirmation from Gaza on the use of unmanned aircraft. - Fox News

7:27 AM ET July 14, 2014. More than 980 rockets have been fired by Hamas into Israel since the beginning of hostilities last week. -- wire services. -- Jerusalem Post.

7:24 AM ET July 14, 2014. Shin Bet reveals details of Abu Khdeir killing. One 30 year old man and two minors, all from the same family (whose names are being kept private) admitted to seeking to avenge the deaths of Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha'ar, and Naftali Frenkel. They kidapped Muhammed Abu Khdeir, drove to a forest, beat and burned him alive. They were arrested and will be tried for multiple crimes.

7:15 AM ET July 14, 2014. Code Red siren sounds in Gan Yavne and Eshkol Regional Council. -- Jerusalem Post.

7: 12 AM ET July 14, 2014. The EU is seeking an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. "We call on all sides to exercise maximum restraint, to avoid casualties and to return calm. We are in contact with parties in the region to do their utmost to achieve an immediate ceasefire," said EU foreign policy spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic. -- Martin Barillas

7:10 AM ET July 14, 2014. Iron Dome has intercepted 200 rockets, while Israel has struck 1470 sites in Gaza. In the last 8 hours, 32 rockets were launched at Israel. There were 28 rocket hits, and 4 interceptions.

7:02 AM ET July 14, 2014. Hamas says it launched six UAVs into Israel. IDF Intetcepted a Palestinian drone with a Patriot Missile.


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