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So how ought Israel to deal with those jihadism-obsessed, armed-to-the-teeth, child-sacrificing neighbours we have just over the fence in Gaza? Here’s one ordinary man’s view:I don’t think any country would find it acceptable to have missiles raining down on the heads of their citizens.
If you hadn’t noticed, The Greens all over the world are vehemently anti-Israel.
Which makes this piece by Paul Estrin, President of the Green Party of Canada, quite stunning (hat tip: George).
Why Gaza makes me sad
25 July 2014 – 9:41pm
The history of the people who live in Gaza is…
Vow, a politician commits suicide publicly. By simply listing the known facts and asking the obvious questions
Netanyahu’s office says purpose of mission is to destroy terror tunnels and seriously harm the infrastructure of Hamas and other terrorist organizations in Gaza.
Photo by: REUTERS
After days of waiting and deliberation, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday night directed the IDF to send ground troops into Gaza to strike the terror tunnels into Israel.
Signalling that the initial phase of the ground attack will be limited, a statement put out by the Prime Minister’s Office said that Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon Netanyahu directed the IDF to prepare to expand the ground operation.
The statement said that the security cabinet approved the operation after Israel agreed to the Egyptian cease-fire proposal on Tuesday, which Hamas rejected. In addition, the statement said, Hamas even fired rockets during the Thursday’s five-hour humanitarian cease-fire.
“In light of Hamas’ continuous criminal aggression, and the dangerous infiltration into Israeli territory, Israel is obligated to act in defense of its citizens,” the statement said.
The statement said that Operation Protective Edge, now in its 10th day, will continue until its goals are reached: restoring quiet for an extended period of time,and delivering a significant blow to Hamas and the other terrorist organizations in Gaza.
Prior to the commencement of the ground invasion, the IDF launched a massive wave of combined air and artillery strikes on Thursday night.
The ground invasion comes hours after a Hamas assault squad of thirteen highly armed terrorists attempted to carry out a massacre of civilians at Kibbutz Sufa, near the border, before being blocked by the IDF.
Infantry, Armored Corps, Engineering Corps, artillery, and intelligence units are taking over various areas in Gaza, and are all working with one another and the air force. They are operating in northern, central, and southern Gaza, where Hamas has dug an extensive terrorist tunnel network.
The IDF’s Southern Command is overseeing the ground offensive.
The units involved have undergone intensive training recently ahead of their missions, Brig.-Gen. Moti Almoz, IDF spokesman, said on Thursday night.
"The operation has reached its ground phase," Almoz said. "Large numbers of forces began a focused effort to destroy tunnels in Gaza.
We are in a new stage,” he stated. At the same time, the air force is continuing with air strikes against Hamas and Islamic Jihad around Gaza.
The Ground Forces are currently engaging terrorist infrastructure, and the operation “will be expanded as needed,” Almoz said. “They’re moving now in various areas of Gaza. We will continue to attack in every location we think needs to be struck,” he warned.
The IDF is currently calling up more reserves, Almoz added.
Palestinian sources said strikes occurred up and down the Strip, adding that one strike targeted a motorcycle apparently carrying members of a rocket launching cell on their way to an attack on Israel.
At around 10:00 p.m. rocket sirens sounded in the Tel Aviv area, and in the Shfela. Iron Dome made a number of interceptions in the Tel Aviv area.
Hamas bombarded Israel on Thursday with rockets after the end of the humanitarian truce, firing over 100 projectiles after 3 p.m. Eighty one rockets landed in open areas, two fell inside villages, damaging two homes, and 20 were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system.
Also on Thursday, a drone from Gaza was detected in Israeli airspace, over the Ashkelon area. The IAF fired a patriot surface-to-air missile at the aircraft, shooting it down. It was the second Hamas drone to be shot down in recent days.
The IDF on Thursday warned citizens of Gaza to evacuate their homes and make their way from less populated areas to the Strip’s major cities.
Close to 100,000 leaflets containing the message were dropped over the territory and hundreds of thousands of citizens from all over Gaza received recorded phone messages warning them to vacate villages.
Air raid sirens sounded throughout southern and central areas during the day. Ashkelon and Ashdod were targeted by Hamas repeatedly in the evening, and were successfully defended by Iron Dome.
Iron Dome intercepted two rockets over central Israel and the Sharon district in the evening, and one over the city of Ashdod. Several rockets landed in open areas.
The Gaza-border region of Eshkol came under continuous rocket barrages. Some ten rockets in open areas, and one damaged a home.
Between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Hamas fired 40 rockets at Israel, and Iron Dome shot three down Two rockets were fired at Beersheba, with one falling in an open area and a second intercepted over the Negev city.
Within a minute of the ceasefire ending, rockets were fired from Gaza at the Ashkelon industrial area and Hof Ashkelon region. Most fell in open areas.
The humanitarian ceasefire was violated when Hamas fired 3 projectiles at the Eshkol region. The rockets exploded in open areas.
On Thursday morning, one rocket was intercepted over the greater Tel Aviv and Sharon district, and one rocket fell in an open area. In Beersheba, Iron Dome intercepted an incoming Gazan rocket.
A BBC rövid jelentésben figyelmezteti olvasóit és nézőit a világ minden táján, hogy a mai nap folyamán hamis felvételek jelentek meg az Izraeli Védelmi Erők állítólagos pusztításairól a gázai övezetben. Ezek a felvételek nem a most folyó, aktuális harci cselekményeket ábrázolják, sőt, nem is Gázában készültek, ellenben igazolhatóan a 2009-es szíriai és iraki konfliktus képei láthatóak rajtuk.
A közösségi oldalakon sajnos így is több százezer alkalommal osztották meg a „ #GazaUnderAttack” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnO4gy8dQIc) cím alatt elérhető felvételeket – ezek azonban közönséges hamisítványok, melyek kétségtelenül régebbi és földrajzilag máshol történt eseményeket ábrázolnak, nem az Izraeli Légierő mostani csapásait, melyeket a gázai övezet rakétaindító állványaira mért.
Ajvé, mi történt, hogy a világ egyik legantiszemitább és legizraelellenesebb médiuma megírja ezt a közismert tényt?
Ennyire nyerésre állnak a zsidók?
3.5 million people are under fire: This is the range of missiles launched from Gaza.
450 rockets were fired at Israel this year,220 this month. 100 in the last day. These are war crimes by Hamas
It is not Hamas anymore. It is the government of the PA.
A big difference.
The Fatah and the Hamas have formed a unity government. So, the rockets fired by the Hamas are fire by the Palestinian Government.
These are official rockets, in this respect.
Or in other words, the PA government has attacked Israel.
By MICHAEL WILNER,JPOST.COM STAFF
The United States responded after a volley of dozens of rockets was fired from Gaza at Israel on Monday night with US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki saying Israel has the right to defend itself.
We are ready for two options in the south. If the fire toward our towns in the south ceases, then so shall our actions and the calm in the south since Operation Pillar of Defense [November 2012] will continue. The second option is that fire toward our residents in the…
Hit them hard, hit them quick and be lethal.
It seems, the jews have enough from the palestinians. From The Guardian:
"Footage of Jewish passengers abusing or defending an Arab passenger paint harrowing picture of life in Israel in wake of recent killings
If a metaphor was needed of where Israelis and Palestinians are today, it has been supplied by a short piece of video footage, filmed on a bus during an assault on a Palestinian man.
First posted on the +972 website, with a commentary by Lisa Goldman of the Israel-Palestine Initiative of the New America Foundation, it depicts an incident two days after the discovery last week of the bodies of three Israeli teenagers abducted and killed on the West Bank three weeks ago.
In the video, a man wearing a baseball cap – presumably an Arab citizen of Israel, as the website pointed out – is subjected to sustained abuse and attempts by several Israelis to assault him.
A man in a white shirt screams insults in Hebrew: “Filthy Arabs!”; “Filthy Arab murderers of children!”; “Fuck your mothers!”; “This is our country and not yours!”
What is striking, however, is the behaviour of other Israelis. Three middle-aged men, wearing uniforms of civil servants of the Israeli Defence Forces, form a human barrier to protect the man in the baseball cap. Other passengers try to push the men in uniform aside, while others still tell the man shouting to shut up. In the end he breaks through to slap the man in the baseball cap.
It was not an isolated incident. Pictures published last week showed a group surrounding a woman wearing a headscarf in Jerusalem pushing her against a wall, while other Israeli women appeared to help her.
Not everyone has been so lucky. Other Palestinians on Tuesday night were assaulted after being caught by extremist groups bent on revenge.
It is by no means a one-way street. In the Israeli Arab town of Qalanswe on Friday, rioters attacked Jewish cars after the funeral of Mohamed Abu Khdeir who was abducted and burned to death last week in a suspected revenge attack by Israeli extremists.
As Lisa Goldman said at the end of her article: “This is a terrible, frightening time. Perhaps a point of no return.”
In Photos: Three Abducted Teens Laid To Rest, Tens Of Thousands Attend Joint Funerals.
“Rest in peace, my son,” Rachelle Fraenkel, standing in front of her son’s flag-draped body. “We’ll learn to sing without you. We’ll always hear your voice inside.”
The bodies of Eyal Yifrah, 19, from Elad; Gilad Sha’ar, 16, from Talmon; and Naftali Frenkel, also 16, from Nof Ayalon - who were murdered nearly three weeks ago by terrorists after being abducted on their way home from school - were laid to rest side by side this afternoon in Modi’in cemetery.
At the start of the ceremony, the fathers of the three murdered teens recited kaddish together, facing the flag-draped bodies of their sons.
People from across the country poured into the towns of Talmon, Nof Ayalon, and Elad. Standing in direct sunlight for hours, mourners’ sweat mixed with tears as politicians, rabbis, and family members memorialized the three boys.
With some speaking haltingly and others crying out loudly, friends, relatives, community leaders and government ministers took to podiums one by one to eulogize Naftali Fraenkel, 16, Gil-ad Shaar, 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19, who were kidnapped on the night of June 12 at a hitchhiking post south of Jerusalem.
Residents of southern Israel were subjected to nearly continuous rocket attacks by Gaza Arab terrorists
Kassam rocket fire continued to rain down on southern Israel Thursday morning, as at least six rockets fired by Gaza Arab terrorists hit areas within Israel. Two of the rockets fired Thursday morning were deflected by Iron Dome missiles. The others fell in open areas. No injuries or damagewere reported.
Overnight Thursday, several other rockets hit Israel, with one causing damage to a building in Sderot. No one was injured in that attack, and electricity was cut off to several buildings in the area. The Red Alert warning system sounded several times during the early hours of Thursday morning.
Why are the arabs interested in provoking Israel? It seems, Hamas will force the jews to hit them hard.
Do the Hamas need more media attention? Are they trying to get more resources form Iran? Are they loosing influence and importance in the Arab capital cities and in Washington, so they need a crisis to be in focus again?
What is behind it?
This evening we buried our boys – Naftali, Gilad and Eyal, may God avenge their blood.
The entire nation supports the families and the entire nation is united in our struggle against murderous terrorism. We are fighting it decisively and with determination.
We have three tasks:
"We sleep in the bomb-shelter tonight, when the rockets will come, we are together" - A Mother, Sderot, southern Israel.
Jay Leno Slaying Them In Israel.
As readers know, Jay Leno was recently in Israel hosting the Genesis Prize ceremony in Jerusalem. At the time, I posted some of his jokes in the absence of footage.
Immigration to the State of Israel from around the world has gone up by 55%, largely due to dramatic increases in immigration from France and Ukraine, Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky said Sunday.
Speaking at the opening plenary of the Jewish Agency Board of Governors’…