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Hamas Successful test of the Fajr-5 Missiles

November 26, 2012 1 comment

Posted on November 26, 2012 by Akashma Online News

By Marivel Guzman

Source Israel Defense


Interceptor Missile Used by David Sling System

Iron Dome was the news yesterday, the 1 billion dollars “Defense System” was being portrayed as the winner of this one sided war with Gaza. Israel was bragging that their Iron Dome success was 90 % when in reality was only 28 %. The inconsistency on the numbers are astonishing. Knowing that this Iron Dome was completely financed by the Department of defense of the US with a 1 billion 275 millions of American tax payer money, we wonder why now they are putting aside the Iron Dome News and they started another PR campaign.

The New David’s Sling Missile System has been awarded to Rafael since 2006, why now the buzz?

According to Lieutenant General Henry Obering, former director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, “We wanted a truly co-managed program because the United States will be very interested in this for our own purposes.”

Israel has successfully test fired the David’s Sling missile defense system on November 25 2012, bringing the country’s  air interception capabilities one step closer to the potential to intercept all enemy fire, the country’s military has announced. This is 4 days after the truce of cease of fire was agreed with Gaza. Did they wait after the rockets from Hamas stop to test their system?

According to Israel sources they knew of the existence of Fir 5, Iran missiles technology in Hamas hands.
“The Fajr missiles revived Arab and Islamic community’s prestige and dignity, an Iraqi lawmaker said after Iran taught Palestinian Resistance groups how to make Fajr missiles which, military analysts say, made Israel drop its war plans and demand a ceasefire with Palestinian groups.
“The Iranian Fajr-3 and 5 (the technology of) which had been given to the Palestinian Resistance restored the (shattered) awe of Palestine, Arab and Islamic Ummah against Israel,” Borzoni stated, adding that these missiles proved that “there is no Iron Dome contrary to what was claimed by the Zionist enemy”.
FARS Agency

­The David’s Sling battery, stationed at an undisclosed desert location in Southern Israel, fired and destroyed the incoming missile with a two-stage interceptor.

“The Israel Missile Defense Organization and the US Missile Defense Agency completed the first phase of the development of the David’s Sling Weapon System, by conducting a successful interception,” the statement said.

Fajr-5 Iranian Technology helped in the cease of fire

The complex, also known as the Magic Wand, is a military system developed jointly by the Israeli military contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and the American contractor Raytheon. It is designed to intercept medium- to long-range missiles fired from 40 km to 300 km away. The Fajr-5 Iranian Missiles capabilities is 80 kilometers. If Iron Dome was a failure why Israel did not use the David Sling Defense System? Real simple, they were selling the Iron Dome to the world. Now they are looking for more money from the US to complete their defense system. Lucky for United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 is about to expire and new money will be coming in for the 2013 give away

Political and military experts believe that Israel was shocked and later pushed to reassess its calculations after Palestinian groups responded to the Israeli army’s Wednesday aggression on Gaza with a stunning retaliation, hitting Tel Aviv, a move which eventually made Israel start an overture and change its war rhetoric about an impending ground incursion into Gaza to a tone of compromise in pursuit of truce.

The system is also designed to fill the gap between the other two functioning pillars of Israeli air defense: the Iron Dome short-range protection and the Arrow 2, a ballistic long-range defense system. The next generation of the Arrow is also being developed, and is set to be deployed in 2016. The military states that David’s Sling will “provide an additional layer of defense against ballistic missiles.”

The new technology utilizes Stunner interceptors installed in 16-missile launcher. It works jointly with the Israel Aerospace Industries multi-mission radar (MMR) and could also be formatted to be used against enemy aircraft.

Projected to be fully operational by 2014, the new arsenal would be used to defend Israel’s border against oncoming missiles such as the Fajr and Fateh 100, M 600 and the Zelzal, which are often used by Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which Tel Aviv calls a threat to its national security.

The David’s Sling system is intended to provide Israel with an additional layer of defense against short and medium-ranged missiles, thus strengthening the country’s air-defense layout which protects against the threat of missiles and rockets. Rafael is the chief contractor for the development of the David’s sling system, working in cooperation with Raytheon.

The radar used by the system is developed by Elta Systems, and its command and control system is developed by Elbit Systems.

Hamas rocket teams carried out an experiment against Israel’s wonder weapon: They fired a 16-rocket Grad salvo at Beersheba. Iron Dome blew up 8 in mid-air, 4 landed outside built-up areas but 4 made it into the heart of the town. A few minutes later Hamas started shooting 14 Grades in volley after volley just a few minutes apart – altogether 30 rockets at the same target in the space of two hours.
The score was 8 to 22 in favor of the Hamas tactic. The experiment was designed to assess the Iron Dome teams’ post-operation reloading speed – information which is a close IDF secret.

What the Palestinians learned from the Beersheba experiment was that their strength against the Israeli defense system lies in numbers: the bigger the multiple missile barrage, the greater its chances of penetrating Iron Dome cover and reaching urban targets. They accordingly put together large batteries of 6 to 8 rockets each side by side and fired them all at the same time from underground silos.
The launchers were then folded back underground for concealment.
DEBKAfile’s military sources confirm that, like the Palestinians and Iranian missile engineers, the team which developed Iron Dome likewise used the Gaza operation as a testing ground. Certain improvements were introduced on the spot in the course of the hostilities. This process continues apace.

What happens if the interceptor missile misses it target? Do they do the same destruction that the missile itself ? If the interceptor misses the target and touch ground, what happens to it?

Israel is contracting enemies by the dozen, with all their Iron Domes, David’s Sling and Arrow defense system Israel will need to built

thousands of these Batteries if Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and Palestine will decide that enough and enough of this arrogant bully.

Israel Web Sites Hacked by Anonynous

November 20, 2012 2 comments

Posted on November 20, 2012 by Akashma Online News

Source Fox News


As a favor to Fox News I will publish their article in AON. Just in case they want to take down the article I will publish it in here for save keeping!. In case Israel ever want to read about in an outlet other that their buddies Propaganda Outlets. This article was published on their Propaganda News Fox News “Fair and Balance” on November 19, 2012 with the following title:

“Hackers target Israel with millions of attacks as Hamas rockets continue to fall”

Even as Israel fends off relentless rocket attacks from Gaza, government and private websites are under siege from hackers, who have mounted 44 million cyberattacks in less than a week, the government said. (I feel sorry for poor Israel that have to go thru the bother on keeping their ingrained propaganda machine oiled with millions of dollars, dollars that could easily be used to buy more weapons 😦    ..)

The international hacker collective Anonymous, which has broken into websites of international banks, governments and even the CIA, said it mounted #OpIsrael to protest Israel’s “Operation Pillar of Defense” against rocket attacks launched from the Gaza Strip.

‘The ministry’s computer division will continue to block the millions of cyberattacks.’

– Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz

“The reasons for Anonymous intervention through #OpIsrael should be abundantly clear: What is happening in Palestine is oppression,” Anonymous declared. They have no navy, no army, or air force. There is no war in Gaza.”

Another web attack came Monday from a Pakistani group, which shut down the Israeli Groupon site. Visitors to the site found as expletive-laden screed against Israel and Jews. Groupon assured customers that no security breach occurred.

“The database and the transactions and users’ information are hosted on Groupon servers secured in Germany,” Groupon said in a statement. “It’s important to stress that there is no link between the networks and … no concerns about data security.”

Only one of the millions of hacking attempts on Israeli government websites was successful, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz told The Jerusalem Post. But the sheer volume of tries demonstrates the stress being put on the country’s web infrastructure. Steinitz did not name the site that was hacked, but said it was back up within minutes.

Sites related to the Defense Ministry, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Foreign Ministry have been targeted, as well as sites of local government and private businesses. Most sites that were successfully attacked were simply taken down, though many were left displaying pro-Palestinian images and messages. The Finance Ministry told the paper that there are typically a few hundred hacking attempts on Israeli sites per day.

“The ministry’s computer division will continue to block the millions of cyberattacks,” Steinitz said. “We are enjoying the fruits of our investment in recent years in developing computerized defense systems.”

One site’s homepage was replaced with an image of a man wearing a Palestinian keffiyeh and the message: “This attack is in response to the injustice against the Palestinian people.”

Among the other targets were the websites of the Kadima Party, Bank of Jerusalem, a jeep tour company, a locksmith company,, fashion accessory companies and even a blog. One target Anonymous took credit for attempting to hack was the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s international development program, Mashav.

While it is not clear what other independent or affiliated hackers may be going after Israel, Anonymous put out a press release last week which blamed the Israeli government for the long-running strife with Palestinians.

“For far too long, Anonymous has stood by with the rest of the world and watched in despair the barbaric, brutal and despicable treatment of the Palestinian people in the so called ‘Occupied Territories’ by the Israel Defense Forces,” the release said.

Unlike the Pakistani hackers, Anonymous sought to preempt accusations of anti-Semitism by noting that their campaign steered clear of bigoted language.

“Nor have we vocalized any support for Palestinian military operations or resistance groups,” Anonymous said in a statement. The attack’s goals, the statement continued, was to “protect the rights of the Palestinian people.”

Anonymous claimed to have taken down the municipal website of Tel Aviv, which has been posting directions to bomb shelters. But the site was back up at the time of this report.

Israel’s offensive to stop a daily barrage of Hamas rockets – some fired from launch sites adjacent to hospitals, schools and playgrounds – has been moving closer to an all-out ground war in recent days. Israeli planes, tanks and gunboats have pounded militant positions in Gaza, and Israel has authorized calling up reservists for what could be a pending ground invasion. Some 90 Palestinians, including senior leaders of Hamas, have reportedly been killed in Israeli airstrikes.

President Obama over the weekend said Israel has the right to defend itself, but expressed hope that the conflict would not escalate into a ground war. Egypt, under a Muslim Brotherhood government that has aligned itself with Hamas, has blasted Israel for the operation and pledged to help meet the “urgent needs” of Gaza residents.

But Israeli officials say hundreds of Hamas rockets have been launched since the operation began, and scores have been intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system or fallen back onto Palestinian territory, at least three Israelis have been killed. The nation last week declared a state of emergency in the southern part of the country, telling residents to remain close to fortified areas.

“The U.S. House of Representatives included report language in its FY-2013 Defense Authorization Act supporting Iron Dome with $680 million but also instructing that the Director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Lt. Gen. Patrick O’Reilly, “should explore any opportunity to enter into co-production of the Iron Dome system with Israel, in light of the significant U.S. investment in this system.
2012 Iron Dome budget was already in Production so they needed to use the almost 1 billion of 2012. So Hamas Rockets needed to be raining in Israel to used up that money or it will have to be rolled to 2013 budget. US and Israel working partners war criminals. Israel went out of its way to facilitate rockets to Gaza specially those grad rockets. How other way Israel can used up those 680 millions already invested on intercepting missiles, batteries for the dome and the radar. All it is a package deal that can not be brake up in pieces. Maybe from all the arsenal that Israel buys with America money, the Iron Dome will be the only one that it falls in the legal weapon technology that is not used to kill Palestinians, which by our congress act it is illegal to give money for weapons that are going to be used against innocent unarmed population. ” Akashma Online News

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