Another day..............from hour to hour
Pillar of Defense Live Blog: Day Seven
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
Pillar of Defense Live Blog: Day Seven
16:04 The Code Red siren warned of an incoming rocket in Ashdod. A young man suffered cuts while running for shelter. He was taken to Kaplan hospital in light condition.
15:55 Code Red siren warnings of incoming rockets in Sderot and the Sha'ar Hanegev region.
15:46 IAF pilots targeted a Hamas cell Tuesday as it fired rockets on southern Israel. Hamas reported two dead in the strike. No civilians were hurt.
15:32 A rocket hit a home in the Eshkol region on Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported.
15:21 Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi, accompanied by 10 Arab ministers, crossed into Gaza on Tuesday on a solidarity visit, the Hamas government announced.
15:14 Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi says Egypt's Morsi says Israeli “aggression” to end Tuesday, indicating a ceasefire is imminent.
15:04 The attack was claimed by Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, which said it had fired "an M75 rocket at the occupied city of Jerusalem."
14:56 IDF artillery is targeting terrorist targets following the missile attack near Jerusalem. Two Hamas terrorists were hit, and 30 missile launchers were bombed. The IDF also struck the residence of a Hamas commander, where weapons were being stored.
14:49 Code Red siren warnings of incoming rockets in Ashkelon and surrounding area.
14:46 Code Red siren warnings of incoming rockets in Gaza Belt communities.
14:38 Three rockets hit a kibbutz in the Eshkol region, critically wounding at least one person, and there are fears that several young people, possibly children, are trapped in debris.
14:30 A rocket exploded in an open area near an Arab village in Gush Etzion around 2:15 p.m. as sirens wailed in Jerusalem.
14:14 Multiple warnings of missiles in Jerusalem and Gush Etzion
14:09 Hamas’ leader Khaled Mashaal charges an Israeli ground invasion of Gaza is a bluff. “If you wanted to launch it, you would have done it.”
14:00 Rocket damages home in Gaza Belt area. Possibility of victims trapped in rubble.
13:48 More Red Code siren warnings of incoming rockets and missiles on Ofakim, Negev moshavim and kibbutzim and areas north of Be’er Sheva.
13:25 Code Red early warning siren for incoming rockets on Ofakim and Be’er Sheva.
13:09 A rocket shelter saved the life of a Be’er Sheva woman whose house was destroyed by as Grad missile. She was not injured.
12:55 A Kassam rocket exploded in the yard of a house in Sderot, causing damage. No one was injured.
12:53 Code Red early warning siren for incoming rocket on Sderot and surrounding area.
12:50 Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan accused Israel of "ethnic cleansing" and “occupying the Palestinian territory step by step.”
12:45 German Foreign Minister Westerwelle tells Netanyahu a ceasefire is needed but “there is one key condition for everything else, and that is the stop of the missile attacks against Israel.”
12:42 Code Red early warning siren for rocket in the area of Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, near Ashkelon.
12:34 Israel put on hold a Gaza ground offensive to give truce talks a chance as top diplomats to press for a ceasefire, AFP reports.
12:25 "All sides must halt fire immediately," United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in Egypt. He is to fly later to Israel.
12:08 Code Red early warning siren in Sderot and surrounding kibbutzim and moshavim.
12:07 Hamas has “no compunction whatsoever at firing on our civilians,” Netanyahu tells visiting German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.
12:04 The Air Force resumes aerial bombings of terrorist targets in northern Gaza.
12:00 A Reservist suffered light wounds from shrapnel after Gaza terrorist rocket exploded near his base in the Negev.
11:56 Code Red warning of incoming missile on Kiryat Malachi, located halfway between Be’er Sheva and Tel Aviv.
11:54 Code Red warning of incoming missile on Ashkelon after short lull of rocket fire.
11:44 The attack at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv was not connected to terror, authorities said.
11:33 The US Embassy attacker was identified as a 41-year-old Jew from Bat Yam, a city adjacent to Tel Aviv. His motives not yet known.
11:28 An axe-wielding attacker lightly wounded a guard at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv Tuesday morning and was arrested.
11:24 U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro told Army Radio the Obama administration has not told Israel it must not carry out a ground incursion into Gaza.
11:18 Knesset Member Gilad Erdan of Likud says if there is truce, Israel must respond to a single rocket attack as if a major assault.
11:17 An armed man shot and wounded a guard at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv Tuesday morning and was arrested.
10:47 Massive rocket force forces IDF to close Kerem Shalom crossing, where 12- trucks wait to bring goods and merchandise to Gaza.
10:33 Another barrage of missiles. Sirens sound as far north as Kiryat Malachi, halfway between Be’er Sheva and Tel Aviv.
10:31 Israel needs to send IDF ground forces into Gaza to destroy Hamas’ military, say Prof. Efraim Inbar and Dr. Max Singer.
10:28 The missile that struck a building in Be’er Sheva n the morning is identified as a private home. Heavy damage. No known injuries, but wreckage being checked.
10:23 One person was seriously wounded from a Hamas rocket in the Eshkol region in the Western Negev.
10:20 Early warning siren of incoming missile on Be’er Sheva. Hamas has attacked Israel with dozens of missiles this morning.
9:59 Additional Code Red warning sirens in the Western Negev amid reports that Israel is holding off on a ground incursion prior to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’ visit.
9:49 Multiple Code Red early warning sirens for incoming rockets and missiles in Be’er Sheva and Gaza Belt communities.
9:36 A U.S. official said Obama is sending U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Israel and Egypt on Gaza crisis mission, AFP reports.
9:34 Code Red early warning siren for incoming missile on Kerem Shalom community near Gaza.
9:23 Israel puts 'temporary hold' on plans for Gaza ground operation, according to sources quoted by AFP.
9:22 Air Force resumes aerial bombings of terrorist targets in Gaza.
9:07 Early warning siren of incoming missile on Sderot, located less than one mile from northern Gaza.
9:02 Hizbullah is supplying more missiles to Hamas at the same time Israel’s Iron Dome system is intercepting them after launching, the Lebanon-based Al-Akhbar newspaper reports.
8:50 The Iron Dome system blew up two incoming missiles in the area of the port of Ashdod, north of Ashkelon.
8:44 Code Red early warning siren for incoming missile on Ashdod and nearby Gan Yavneh.
8:41 Bus driver saved dozens of lives by urging passengers to get off bus before missile hit 30 seconds hit early warning siren.
8:35 One person lightly wounded in rocket attack next to Be’er Sheva bus. Missile also damaged building and parked car.
8:21 Code Red early warning siren for incoming missiles on Ashkelon and Gaze Belt communities.
8:18 Missile hits bus in Be’er Sheva. No serious injuries.
8:02 The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts eight missiles and rockets launched at the Be’er Sheva area.
7:58 Multiple early warning sirens for incoming missiles on communities between Be’er Sheva and Kiryat Gat.
7:57 Code Red early warning siren for incoming missiles on Be’er Sheva and Ofakim.
7:52 Peres said Iran is “out of its mind” for encouraging Arabs to continue missile attacks rather than negotiate a ceasefire.
7:48 The “journalist” that Hamas said was killed in an Air Force strike Monday was none other than its southern Gaza commander, says the IDF.
7:30 Terrorists fire missile at Be’er Sheva after night of quiet.