Thursday morning around 2 a.m. local time – that’s 7 p.m. Wednesday evening for those in America’s Eastern time zone – a Syrian missile exploded in Israel, shaking houses and setting off air raid sirens. Initially, no one seemed to know what was happening, and there was much speculation online.
Article by James Fite from Liberty Nation.
Some suggested that Syria launched a Fateh-110, a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile developed by Iran. However, the Israeli military later clarified that it was an SA-5 surface-to-air missile, and that an Israeli Patriot missile had intercepted it.
“Due to a surface to air missile entering Israeli territory, air defense systems were activated,” read a statement by the IDF. The Syrian missile had been fired at an Israeli jet that missed the target and continued on into Israel, but was not directed at any ground target, according to Brig.Gen. Hidai Zilberman. The missile exploded above the southern Negev, and air raid sirens sounded in a village near Dimona, home to Israel’s nuclear reactor.
The Israeli Army claimed the incoming missile caused no damage. Explosions were reported all across the nation and, according to Iran’s Fars News, the sirens and explosion could be heard as far as the Gaza Strip, Modi’in, and West Bank and Jerusalem. A video was posted to Twitter, showing the explosion.
Video of the interception over the southern Negev earlier. Still unclear what’s happening. pic.twitter.com/S1wEvCL3hB
— Anna Ahronheim (@AAhronheim) April 21, 2021
Israel responded to the missile with an attack on several anti-aircraft batteries in Syria, including the one that fired the rogue SA-5. Syria’s state news agency claimed that air defenses intercepted the rockets and downed most of them.
Israel had been strengthening the air defenses around the Dimona reactor in preparation for an attack by Iran, another long-time enemy that has acted more and more aggressively this year. Iranian analyst Sadollah Zarei suggested the Dimona facility – widely believed to be the center of an undeclared nuclear weapons program – be destroyed. Iran recently began enriching small amounts of uranium to 60% purity, higher levels than their program has ever achieved before – and disturbingly close to weapons grade.
It is unclear as of yet how Syria will respond to the retaliatory rocket attack on its missile batteries in the Damascus region.
Read more from James Fite.
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report has appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. One of our YouTube accounts was banned and another has been suspended. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancelation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects. These questions are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting cancelled.
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