November 15, 2012
Worrisome news – central Israel is now under rocket fire for the first time since Saddam Hussein launched scud missiles into Tel Aviv during the first Gulf War. This follows a spike in Israeli airstrikes over the Gaza Strip in the last 12 hours.
As news is breaking on what’s going on on the ground, a lot of questions come to mind – from what are the next moves considering what’s going on in the troubled Middle East region to how the greater powers US, Russia and EU countries will react?
But until then… tactical news: two projectiles, which Stratfor believes to be Fajr-5 rockets due to their range, landed near Tel Aviv — one just south of the municipal line and one in the water just outside of the southern suburb of Bat Yam. No injuries have been reported.
Europeans are still quiet – it’s night time (don’t doubt that for some, a long night). There were however some voices heard on Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense that can give some insight into how the European countries will react. Russia as well – and this is an interesting country to follow on the matter in particular given that at the moment, Moscow is reassessing is reassessing relationships with many countries in the Middle East and South Asia.
An interesting day to follow tomorrow – and Stratfor is having “Red Alert” updates in case anyone wants to follow what’s going on “live”.
Author : Antonia Colibasanu