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Title: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 14, 2012, 09:56:42 am
HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'

Top Hamas commander killed in Israeli airstrike

Israel killed the military commander of Hamas in an airstrike on the Gaza Strip Wednesday, bringing the two sides to the brink of a possible new war.

The attack came despite signs that Egypt had managed to broker a truce between Israel and Palestinian militants after a five day surge of violence which saw more than 100 missiles fired out of Gaza and repeated Israeli strikes on the enclave.

Islamist Hamas said Ahmed Al-Jaabari, who ran the organization's armed wing, Izz el-Deen Al-Qassam, died along with a passenger after their car was targeted by an Israeli missile.

Israel's Shin Bet domestic intelligence service confirmed it had carried out the attack, saying it had killed Jaabari because of his "decade-long terrorist activity".

"The purpose of this operation was to severely impair the command and control chain of the Hamas leadership," the Israeli military said in a statement.

Immediate calls for revenge were broadcast over Hamas radio and smaller groups also warned of retaliation.

"Israel has declared war on Gaza and they will bear the responsibility for the consequences," Islamic Jihad said.

A Reuters witness reported there were multiple Israeli airstrikes against the coastal enclave, but it was not immediately clear what else had been targeted.

Hamas has governed Gaza since 2007 and does not recognize Israel's right to exist. It has been emboldened by the rise to power in neighboring Egypt of its spiritual mentors in the Muslim Brotherhood whom it views as a "safety net".

Israel last staged a full-scale attack on Gaza during a three week conflict in 2008 and 2009 in which 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/14/us-palestinians-israel-hamas-idUSBRE8AD0WP20121114


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 14, 2012, 09:57:22 am
Hamas military chief killed in Gaza air strike
Hamas has said an Israeli air strike in Gaza killed Ahmed Jabari, the head of its military wing, in an attack on a vehicle on Wednesday.



The military wing of Hamas said in a statement that the assassination "has opened the gates of hell".

Israel's military said the strike was the "start of targetting Gaza militants", according to AFP.

Witnesses say Jabari was travelling in his vehicle in Gaza City when his car exploded.

Jabari is the most senior Hamas official to be killed since an Israeli invasion of Gaza four years ago. He has long topped Israel's most-wanted list, the Associated Press reported.

Israeli officials had said in recent days that they were considering assassinating top Hamas officials following a wave of heavy rocket fire from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

Israel's Shin Bet domestic intelligence service confirmed it had carried out the attack, saying it had killed Jaabri because of his "decade-long terrorist activity".

"One citizen was killed and another moderately injured in a Zionist strike on a car in Gaza City," spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP.

Meanwhile, an Israeli official said they may try to topple President Mahmoud Abbas if he carries out a plan to ask the United Nations this month to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority.

The upgrade would give the Palestinians a place in the world body akin to that of the Vatican – short of full membership as a sovereign state but as close as they can get without the full recognition that Israel says can only come from a peace treaty.

A draft document from the office of Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, seen by Reuters, said Israel must confront this challenge by means that could include "toppling (Abbas) and dismantling the Palestinian Authority".

Lieberman said in a speech at the settlement of Ariel in the occupied West Bank that if the Palestinian upgrade request was accepted by the UN General Assembly – as is widely predicted – it could force Israel to punish the Palestinians.

"If the ... proposal is adopted at the United Nations General Assembly, as far as we are concerned this would be a complete breaking of the rules and it will elicit an extreme response from us," Lieberman said on Wednesday.

Newspaper reports say Israel instructed its ambassadors to warn it may revoke all or part of the 1993 Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation, which set up the Palestinian Authority under an interim peace agreement.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/palestinianauthority/9677782/Hamas-military-chief-killed-in-Gaza-air-strike.html


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 14, 2012, 10:03:30 am
Israel launches Operation Pillar of Cloud...
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/hamas-military-chief-ahmed-jabari-killed-by-israeli-strike-1.477819

Hits 20 underground rocket sites in Gaza...
http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=291779

Rockets explode in Israeli border town...
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4305310,00.html


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 14, 2012, 10:05:19 am
Israel military spokesperson sees 'protracted days' of fighting with Gaza - @Reuters

http://twitter.com/Reuters


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 14, 2012, 11:41:09 am
Top Hamas commander killed in Israeli airstrike...
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/14/us-palestinians-israel-hamas-idUSBRE8AD0WP20121114

VIDEO...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6U2ZQ0EhN4&feature=youtu.be

'WAR'...
http://freebeacon.com/its-war/

Israel launches Operation Pillar of Cloud...
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/hamas-military-chief-ahmed-jabari-killed-by-israeli-strike-1.477819

Hits 20 underground rocket sites in Gaza...
http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=291779

IDF 'ready to initiate ground operation'...
http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=291816

Rockets explode in Israeli border town...
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4305310,00.html


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 14, 2012, 01:14:06 pm
While the masses in this country(and the world) seem to have their eyes on the election over the last week, the "fiscal cliff" here, Greece, and the economic crisis worldwide, these bits of news, which is BIG to say the least, seem to be going under the radar.

WATCH


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 14, 2012, 02:01:12 pm
Israel Defense Forces account tweets that rocket fired from Gaza has hit shopping center in major southern Israeli city - @IDFSpokesperson

http://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 14, 2012, 02:35:23 pm
Obama Still Silent as Egypt Backs Hamas

Today, Egypt’s Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood – a party formerly headed by current President Mohammed Morsi – announced that Egypt would get involved if Israel continued to kill terrorists in the Gaza Strip. Such Israeli action, said the party, would prompt “swift Arab and international action to stop the massacres.” The party also warned that Israel “must take into account the changes in the Arab region and especially Egypt … [Egypt] will not allow the Palestinians to be subjected to Israeli aggression, as in the past.”

The question now is whether the Obama administration will be able to prevent Egypt from attempting overt or covert intervention on behalf of Hamas in the Gaza Strip. If the United States leads from behind – or worse, if they show daylight with Israel – Israel’s security will be in grave danger. Even as dozens of rockets are fired at Israel, the Obama administration has yet to say anything. The Obama administration, by contrast, couldn’t shut up about a YouTube video even as Americans were slaughtered in Benghazi. And Obama continues to tout the Arab Spring as an awakening for freedom and liberty rather than for Islamism.

No wonder Israel’s neighbors in the north (Syria) and south (Gaza and Egypt) are getting aggressive. They have a friend in the White House.

rest+ vid: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/11/14/Obama-silent-Egypt-Hamas


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 14, 2012, 02:36:15 pm
Report: Israeli ambassador to Egypt will leave Cairo soon, airport sources say - @ahramonline

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/58155.aspx

 :o

According to sources at the Cairo International Airport, Israeli ambassador in Cairo Yaakov Amitai will leave Cairo at 11:30pm (Cairo local time) Wednesday.

He will most likely leave on Jordanian airlines, the sources added. Amitai, who has been Israeli ambassador to Egypt since December 2011, was summoned an hour earlier by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, which sought to convey the Egyptian authorities' condemnation of the Israeli air raids on Gaza which killed top Hamas military commander Ahmed al-Jaabari and left 6 others dead and at least 40 injured.



Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 14, 2012, 02:42:58 pm
Iron Dome intercepts 13 Gaza rockets;

6 land near BeershebaPalestinians in Gaza launch at least 55 rockets into southern Israel following assassination of Hamas military leader Jabari, dozens of air and naval strikes in Gaza; Grad is launched toward Dimona.

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=291859


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 14, 2012, 02:44:54 pm
Egypt recalls ambassador following Gaza strikes

Morsi removes Egyptian ambassador on basis of "brutal" Israeli assault; Arab League calls special meeting in Cairo.

Egypt recalled its ambassador from Israel on Wednesday after Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip killed Hamas's top military commander and at least six other Palestinians, presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said.

"President Mohamed Morsi has followed the Israeli brutal assault in which a number of martyrs and sons of the Palestinian people were killed," Yasser Ali said in a statement on television and on his Facebook website.

"On this basis he has recalled the Egyptian ambassador from Israel; has ordered the Egyptian representative at the United Nations to call for an emergency meeting at the Security Council ... and summoned the Israeli ambassador in Egypt in protest over the assault," the statement added.

On Wednesday night, a spokesman for Morsi said the Egyptian president had paid his condolences to the Palestinians killed in the air strikes.

Meanwhile, the Cairo-based Arab League will discuss the Israeli attack on Gaza at a special meeting to be held either on Thursday or Saturday, a senior League diplomat told Reuters.

"We are working to gather the Arab states' permanent representatives in the Arab League to hold an urgent meeting...that could either be Thursday or Saturday," Lebanon representative in the League, Khaled Ziadeh told Reuters.

Egypt's foreign ministry condemned on Wednesday a series of Israeli strikes that killed Jabari and urged the Jewish state to end them immediately.

"Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr condemned the series of air strikes that Israel is currently conducting against Gaza Strip and which led to the killing of Ahmed Al-Jaabari," the statement released by Egypt's foreign ministry said.

"He called on Israel to stop its strikes on Gaza Strip immediately," the statement added.

Earlier on Wednesday, Morsi's political advisor, Mohammad Seif el-Dawla said the "Israeli aggression on Gaza" was also a blow against Egypt.

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani on Wednesday also condemned the Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip that killed Hamas's top military commander and at least six other Palestinians and said they should not go unpunished.

"I condemn in the name of Qatar... This filthy crime must not pass without a punishment," Sheikh Hamad told journalists after a meeting in the Saudi capital between Gulf Cooperation Council Foreign Ministers and their Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to discuss Syria.

"The UN Security Council must shoulder its responsibilities in preserving peace and security in the world." Speaking from Riyadh, Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov also called for an end to the attacks and violence in Gaza.

Seif el-Dawla, an Arab nationalist who has previously called for the Camp David Peace Accords between Israel and Egypt to be amended, called for Egypt's ambassador to also be recalled from Tel Aviv, Egypt's el-Nashra news outlet reported.

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast also condemned the attacks on Gaza, saying they were a sign of "the regime's brutal nature", according to Fars News, which is closely affiliated with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Mehman-Parast did not refer to the Palestinian rocket attacks on southern Israel, but said that the "Zionists were continuing with their anti-human crimes".

Shortly after the news of Jabari's death broke on Wednesday evening, the pro-Hezbollah news site al-Intiqad rushed out a eulogy to the terrorist leader, noting that he was "at the top of the Zionist enemy's wanted list".

"Jabari was distinguished by his very great abilities that allowed him to lead battalions, despite the considerable threat and the targeting [by Israel] that he suffered as a result," al-Intiqad said, noting that Jabari had taken extreme caution over his personal security.

The pro-Hezbollah newspaper quoted Jabari as saying "as long as the Zionists occupy our land, there is nothing for them but death or departure from the occupied Palestinian territories".

Iran's state-controlled and pro-regime media also rushed to report Jabari's killing.

Mashregh News, which is closely affiliated with the IRGC was one of the first Iranian media outlets to report the killing. Mashregh said that Jabari had been "martyred" in an "act of Zionist terror".

Earlier on Wednesday, before the targeted killing of Hamas military leader Jabari, the Grand Imam of Egypt's powerful al-Azhar Mosque denounced Israel's strikes on Gaza, calling them the "Zionist army's bombing of innocent civilians", Egyptian and Saudi news sources reported.

In his statement, Mohamed Ahmed El Tayeb said warned the "Zionist entity" against continuing the strikes, which he said were "brutal" and would lead the entire region into a wider conflict. El Tayeb called on the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to act for the people of Gaza and deter the "usurper entity from exercising its barbarism against defenseless civilians", according to Saudi Arabia's Bab news site.

The Grand Imam said Palestinians in Gaza had a "right to live safely like any other human beings", but did not mention or refer to the rocket attacks against Israel.

On Tuesday, Israel's permanent representative in the United Nations, Ron Prosor, said in a strongly-worded letter to UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon that Palestinian terror organizations launched more than 150 rockets over the past few days onto Israeli territory. El Tayeb is a powerful figure in Egypt and the Sunni world. The al-Azhar mosque is part of the al-Azhar University, considered the world's leading center Sunni Islamic jurisprudence. The Grand Imam has previously spoken out against Israel and the Jews, stating last year that he believes Jews "all over the world" are trying to prevent Islamic and Egyptian unity.

Also on Wednesday morning, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued a strongly worded statement condemning Israel's airstrikes against the Gaza Strip Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said that the "ongoing military action" against Gaza was a "heinous crime" by the "occupation authorities" and a flagrant violation of international conventions.

The Israeli strikes threatened regional security, Ihsanoglu said, according to Palestinian news agency Wafa. Israel launched airstrikes against ammunition depots and missile launch sites in response to an intensified rocket barrage from Hamas and Palestinian terror groups. Over 150 rockets have pounded Israel's south in recent days. In his statement, Ihsanoglu did not refer or allude to the Palestinian rocket attacks against Israel. Earlier this week, the OIC secretary general told Saudi Arabia's Al Youm newspaper that Muslims' efforts to "save the occupied city of Al Quds [Jerusalem] are inadequate."

The OIC, which is the largest international organization outside of the United Nations, has 57 member states and aims to be the collective voice of the Muslim world.

http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=291872


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 14, 2012, 02:45:37 pm
Arab League to meet Saturday on Gaza attack, Egypt's news agency reports, quoting league official - @Reuters

http://twitter.com/Reuters


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 14, 2012, 04:14:23 pm
Israeli cabinet OKs mobilizing reserve troops for Gaza if needed - @Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/14/palestinians-israel-army-reserves-idUSL5E8MEEC820121114

GETTING SERIOUS!!


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Kilika on November 14, 2012, 05:01:28 pm
Yeah, and the idiots are posting over at PPF their anti-Israel Arabic propaganda with images of kids injured, inferring Israel kills kids.

Sickening. >:(


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 14, 2012, 05:59:59 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/palestinians-urge-u-n-security-council-action-over-214406186.html

Palestinians urge U.N. Security Council action over Israeli raids
By Louis Charbonneau | Reuters – 32 mins ago

11/14/12

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday urged the U.N. Security Council to take a stand on Israel's latest offensive in the Gaza Strip, which it said amounted to "illegal criminal actions."

Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor responded by calling on the international community to condemn "indiscriminate rocket fire against Israeli citizens - children, women." Prosor was referring to five days of escalating Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza.

In a letter to Indian Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, president of the 15-nation council this month, Palestinian envoy Riyad Mansour said a "message must be sent to Israel to cease its military campaign against the Palestinian people under its occupation, including the cessation of extrajudicial killing."

"This escalation, which continues at this moment, demands the attention of the international community, including the Security Council, with the aim of averting the further deterioration and destabilization of the situation on the ground and the fueling by Israel of yet another deadly cycle of violence and bloodshed," Mansour said.

Israel launched a new major offensive against Palestinian Hamas militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing Hamas' military commander in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group vowed would "open the gates of hell".

more


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Kilika on November 15, 2012, 02:54:36 am
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"indiscriminate rocket fire against Israeli citizens

But the Palistinians don't think that's an issue. I guess they think their terrorist buddies can fire rockets into Israel all they want, but if Israel returns fire, the world must condemn them! Typical Arabic double-standard.

God knows how I hate that attitude by the Arabs. Really makes me angry people can be so hateful and narrow-minded.


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 15, 2012, 05:06:36 am
There Will Be War In The Middle East

The military action that we are watching in the Middle East right now is just a preview of coming attractions.  Tensions in the region are rising with each passing day, and all sides have been anticipating future conflicts and preparing for war for decades.  It would be wonderful if everyone could sit down, forgive each other and agree to quit fighting, but that is not going to happen.  Most of us that live in the western world have a very difficult time understanding the mindset of those immersed in these conflicts.  In the Middle East, there are vendettas and grudges that go back literally thousands of years.  Children are raised in schools where they are taught to bitterly hate their enemies from the time that they are first able to speak.  As Americans, we have forgiven former enemies such as Germany and Japan and we just expect that everyone else should be able to forgive as well.  But that is simply not the way that it works over there, and there is no long-term solution in the Middle East that is going to be acceptable to all sides.  Right now, Israel, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood, Syria and Iran are all preparing for war.  Hopefully cooler heads will prevail in this current crisis, but that will only delay the inevitable.  There will be war in the Middle East.  Yes, politicians such as Barack Obama will do their best to broker more "peace agreements", but even the declaration of a "Palestinian state" will never stop the fighting.  In fact, it would just set the stage for more war.  I don't mean to sound pessimistic about the region, but the truth is that there will be more war until it is not possible to fight any longer.  Any "peace plan" will just be a pause in the warfare.

But hopefully the current crisis in the Middle East will not immediately erupt into a full-blown regional war.  That would not be good for the global economy.  In fact, that would not be good for anyone at all.

Here are some of the most recent developments...

-Hamas has launched dozens of rockets into Israel since Saturday.  At one point, the IDF estimated that at least 130 rockets had been fired from Gaza.  Other estimates have put the number of rocket attacks much higher.

-In response, the IDF launched a military operation in Gaza on Wednesday.  This involved the killing of the head of the military wing of Hamas, Ahmed Jabari, in an airstrike that was captured on video.  You can see video of the airstrike right here.

-The IDF also attacked more than 20 underground rocket launchers in Gaza.  The goal was to stop them from launching more rockets into Israel.  Apparently those rocket launchers were capable of hitting targets 25 miles over the border into Israel.

-In response to the Wednesday attacks by the IDF, a substantial number of rockets were fired from Gaza toward Israel.  The IDF says that the Iron Dome missile defense system was able to intercept 13 of the rockets.

-The IDF says that the military operations they conducted on Wednesday were part of a "major offensive" and that a ground attack may also be coming.

-"Operation Pillar of Defense" is the code name that has been given to this campaign.

-The IDF is not taking any options off the table.  The following is from a message posted on the IDF Twitter account...

"All options are on the table. If necessary, the IDF is ready to initiate a ground operation in Gaza."
-In particular, the IDF is being very open about the fact that top Hamas leaders will be targeted.  The following is from another message posted on the IDF Twitter account...

"We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead."
-The U.S. State Department has denounced Hamas for the rocket attacks against Israel and is saying that Israel has the right to self-defense.

-The military wing of Hamas says that Israel "has opened the gates of hell."

-One top Hamas official, Khalil al-Haya, is very clear about what his goal is...

"The battle between us and the occupation is open and it will end only with the liberation of Palestine and Jerusalem"
-Islamic Jihad has released a statement that is very critical of the IDF attack on Wednesday...

"Israel has declared war on Gaza and they will bear the responsibility for the consequences."
In Egypt, the head of the most important political party is warning that Egypt may have to get involved if the fighting continues.  The following is from a Breitbart report...

Today, Egypt’s Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood – a party formerly headed by current President Mohammed Morsi – announced that Egypt would get involved if Israel continued to kill terrorists in the Gaza Strip. Such Israeli action, said the party, would prompt “swift Arab and international action to stop the massacres.” The party also warned that Israel “must take into account the changes in the Arab region and especially Egypt … [Egypt] will not allow the Palestinians to be subjected to Israeli aggression, as in the past.”
-Things also continue to get more tense with Syria.  Israel has fired tank shells into Syria twice since Sunday.  They did this in response to Syrian shells which struck the Golan Heights.  This marked the first time that Israel had fired tank shells into Syria since the Yom Kippur War in 1973.

-Syrian rebels are receiving a massive influx of arms and assistance.  The following is from a recent article in the Washington Post...

Syrian rebels battling the regime of President Bashar al-Assad have begun receiving significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, an effort paid for by Persian Gulf nations and coordinated in part by the United States, according to opposition activists and U.S. and foreign officials.

Obama administration officials emphasized that the United States is neither supplying nor funding the lethal material, which includes antitank weaponry. Instead, they said, the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure.
-It is being reported that UK troops may soon be deployed to areas near the border with Syria.

-NATO has announced that it is prepared to defend Turkey if necessary...

NATO will defend alliance member Turkey, which struck back after mortar rounds fired from Syria landed inside its border, the alliance’s Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said at a meeting in Prague on Monday.

“NATO as an organization will do what it takes to protect and defend Turkey, our ally. We have more plans in place to make sure that we can protect and defend Turkey and hopefully that way also deter so that attacks on Turkey will not take place,” he said.
Once again, hopefully all of this will settle down in a few days.

But it is never easy to predict what is going to happen next in the Middle East.  There is so much hate and anger and things could literally explode over there at any time.

In the months and years to come, I expect the Middle East to become a major issue for the global economy and a major political issue inside the United States.

When war does erupt in the Middle East, it is going to dramatically affect the price of oil, and there will also be a tremendous amount of debate about whether the U.S. military should intervene or not.

Let us hope for peace, but let us also be very realistic about the situation over there.  Our world is becoming more unstable with each passing day, and the times that are coming are going to be very challenging.

So what do you think?

Please feel free to post a comment with your thoughts below...

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/there-will-be-war-in-the-middle-east


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 15, 2012, 05:28:13 am
Egypt's president says he 'stands by the Palestinian people to end Israeli aggression on Gaza', in an address to the nation - @Reuters

http://twitter.com/Reuters


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 15, 2012, 08:53:15 am
Nearly 250 Gaza rockets batter South, 3 Israelis killed

Jerusalem Post  - ‎1 hour ago‎     
 
Gaza terrorists continued to fire rockets into southern Israel on Thursday morning killing three people and injuring two others in Kiryat Malachi.

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=291954


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 15, 2012, 09:09:28 am
Coincidence that this is heating up just right after the election?


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 15, 2012, 09:13:06 am
'What did my son do to die like this?'

A BBC Arabic journalist whose baby was killed by shrapnel in Gaza has been speaking about his son's death.

Jihad Misharawi said his 11-month-old son Omar died after shrapnel hit the family home in Gaza.

Violence has been escalating across Gaza and southern Israel following the Israeli killing of Hamas' military chief on Wednesday, as Jon Donnison explains.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20340810

Three Israelis killed by Gaza rocket as violence escalates

Three people have been killed as rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel, amid escalating violence.

They died when a four-storey building in the town of Kiryat Malachi was hit.

It marks the first Israeli fatalities since Israel killed Hamas' military chief in Gaza on Wednesday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-20336811



Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 15, 2012, 09:14:02 am
Israeli leader threatens 'significant widening' of Gaza military offensive

Israel's prime minister says the army is prepared for a "significant widening" of its operation in the Gaza Strip.

Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters on Thursday that Israel has "made it clear" it won't tolerate continued rocket fire on its civilians.

He says he hopes Hamas has received the message. But if not, he says Israel will take whatever action is necessary to protect its people.

Israel launched the operation on Wednesday, killing Hamas' military chief and attacking dozens of rocket-launching sites.

Officials have said Israel is prepared to broaden the offensive with a ground invasion of Gaza if necessary



Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Palestinian+militants+kill+Israelis+rocket+attack+Israeli+military/7551695/story.html#ixzz2CIwvU2MW


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 15, 2012, 11:43:04 am
Warning sirens going off for 1st time in Tel Aviv, Israel - @NBCNews, @TomBarton_RT

Report: Israeli army radio says 1 rocket hits Tel Aviv, no casualties - @Reuters

Rocket reportedly fired from Gaza Strip is 1st rocket attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, since 1991 Gulf War - @Reuters

Islamic Jihad in Gaza claims responsibility for rocket strike on Tel Aviv - @Reuters


http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/gaza-rocket-hits-tel-aviv-no-casualties--radio


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 15, 2012, 02:13:14 pm
Israeli troops move to Gaza after rockets jolt Tel Aviv area

Palestinian militants barraged Israel with more than 200 rockets on Thursday, killing three people as Israel pressed a punishing campaign of airstrikes on militant targets across the Gaza Strip. Three rockets targeted the densely populated Tel Aviv area, setting off air raid sirens in brazen attacks that threatened to trigger an Israeli ground invasion of Gaza.


Late in the day, Israel signaled a ground operation may be imminent as forces moved toward the border area with Gaza. At least 12 trucks were seen transporting tanks and armored personnel carriers, and a number of buses carrying soldiers arrived. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said he had authorized the army to call-up additional reservists for possible action. The army said it was prepared to draft up to 30,000 additional troops.

REST: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57550446/israeli-troops-move-to-gaza-after-rockets-jolt-tel-aviv-area/


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 15, 2012, 02:15:43 pm
When Jesus says to WATCH in the end times, he WASN'T joking, was he?


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 15, 2012, 08:45:24 pm
Thanx Obama, look at what the terrorist's you support are doing. You guys aren't going to win, Issa is NOT JESUS!!! The Lord is coming back, and you guys are in for a BIG awakening, heck, its going to happen here very soon as your attack will be stopped by the Lord himself!!

Egypt PM to visit Gaza in support of Hamas against Israel

Egypt's prime minister prepared to visit the Gaza Strip on Friday in an unprecedented display of solidarity with Hamas militants embroiled in a new escalation of conflict with Israel that risks spiraling into all-out war.

Two rockets from Gaza crashed near Tel Aviv in the first such attack on Israel's commercial capital in 20 years. One fell into the Mediterranean Sea and the other in an uninhabited part of one of the Tel Aviv suburbs south of the city.

Two days of Israeli air strikes have killed 19 Palestinians, including seven militants and 12 civilians, among them six children and a pregnant woman. A Hamas rocket killed three Israelis in the town of Kiryat Malachi on Thursday morning.

The latest upsurge in the long-running conflict came on Wednesday when Israel killed Hamas' military mastermind, Ahmed Al-Jaabari, in a precision air strike on his car. Israel then began shelling the coastal enclave from land, air and sea.

Israel says its offensive responded to increasing missile salvoes from Gaza. Its bombing has not yet reached the saturation level seen before it last invaded Gaza in 2008, but Israeli officials have said a ground assault remains possible.

The Gaza conflagration has stoked the flames of a Middle East ablaze with two years of Arab popular revolution and a civil war in Syria that threatens to spread further afield.

Israeli warplanes bombed targets in and around Gaza City, rattling tall buildings. In a hint of escalation, the spokesman for Israel's military said it had received the green light to call in up to 30,000 reserve troops.

Egypt's new Islamist President, Mohamed Mursi, viewed by Hamas as a protector, led a chorus of denunciation of the Israeli strikes by allies of the Palestinians.

Mursi's prime minister, Hisham Kandil, is to visit Gaza on Friday with other Egyptian officials in a show of support for the enclave, an Egyptian cabinet official said. Israel promised the delegation would come to no harm.

An Egyptian government source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said officials accompanying Kandil would explore the possibility of brokering a ceasefire.

Mursi faces domestic pressure to act tough. But Egypt gets $1.3 billion a year in U.S. military aid and looks to Washington for help with its ailing economy, constraining Mursi despite his need to show Egyptians that his policies differ from those of his U.S.-backed predecessor Hosni Mubarak.

TEL AVIV TARGETED

Air raid sirens sent residents running for shelter in Tel Aviv, a Mediterranean city that has not been hit by a rocket since the 1991 Gulf War, when it was targeted by Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

The Tel Aviv metropolitan area is home to more than 3 million people, more than 40 percent of Israel's population. "This escalation will exact a price that the other side will have to pay," Barak said in a television broadcast shortly after the strike.

But an Israeli cabinet statement on Wednesday spoke only of "improving" national security - acknowledgement that the Jewish state has no illusions about crushing the militants once and for all.

Speaking at the same time in Gaza, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh urged Egypt to do more to help the Palestinians.

"We call upon the brothers in Egypt to take the measures that will deter this enemy," the Hamas prime minister said.

The resurgent conflict will be the biggest test yet of Mursi's commitment to Egypt's 1979 peace treaty with Israel, which the West views as the bedrock of Middle East peace.

Cairo recalled its ambassador from Israel on Wednesday. Israel's ambassador left Cairo on what was called a routine home visit; Israel said its embassy would remain open.

The Muslim Brotherhood, which brought Mursi to power in an election after the downfall of Hosni Mubarak, has called for a "Day of Rage" in Arab capitals on Friday. The Brotherhood is seen as the spiritual mentor of Hamas.

The Israeli army said 300 targets were hit in Gaza, including more than 130 militant rocket launchers. It said more than 270 rockets had struck Israel since the start of the operation, with its Iron Dome interceptor system shooting down more than 130 rockets bound for residential areas.

Expecting days or more of fighting and almost inevitable civilian casualties, Israeli warplanes dropped leaflets in Gaza advising residents to stay away from Hamas and other militants.

DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS

United Nations diplomats said Secretary General Ban Ki-moon would head to Israel and Egypt next week to try to mediate a ceasefire, although they gave no further details.

The United States has asked countries that have contact with Hamas to urge the Islamist movement to stop its recent rocket attacks from Gaza, a White House adviser said.

"We've ... urged those that have a degree of influence with Hamas, such as Turkey and Egypt and some of our European partners, to use that influence to urge Hamas to de-escalate," Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, said in a conference call with reporters.

French President Francois Hollande began talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other world leaders in an attempt to avert an escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Jean-Francois Ayrault said.

British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke to Netanyahu too, saying Hamas bore the principal responsibility for the crisis.

Israel's sworn enemy Iran, which supports and arms Hamas, condemned the Israeli offensive as "organized terrorism."

Lebanon's Iranian-backed Shi'ite Muslim militia Hezbollah, which has its own rockets aimed at the Jewish state, denounced strikes on Gaza as "criminal aggression," but held its fire.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation condemned Israel's action.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/16/us-palestinians-israel-hamas-idUSBRE8AD0WP20121116


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Post by: Mark on November 15, 2012, 08:56:59 pm
Gaza crisis: Israel's Barak calls up army reservists

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has authorised the call-up of 30,000 army reservists, amid speculation about a possible ground offensive on Gaza.

rest: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20351553


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 15, 2012, 09:00:41 pm
I know we've been saying this for at least a few years now, in terms of this being "a powder keg ready to explode any minute" - but at the present day, this is NOT going to go away(at the very least). Much different situation now, especially with the US President's close ties with Islam, the Muslim Brotherbood, etc.

Just the few or so minutes I saw on CNN today, they seemed to put most of their coverage on the election(still), and secondarily Sandy(for obvious reasons, this deserves coverage). But hardly anything over in the ME.


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Kilika on November 16, 2012, 02:36:23 am
If it weren't for the end times, I'd say Israel needed to clean out Gaza and the West Bank, house to house. I mean crack down hard. Those thug arabic terrorists need to be dealt with. If I were a country leader, there's no way I'd tolerate that bs they are pulling. Israel has been WAY too soft, so the arabs have taken avantage of Israel's patience.

But the end times is a reality, and that reality is the Lord will deal with them in His time, and they REALLY won't like it!

They think Israel has been brutal? They ain't seen anything yet.


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 16, 2012, 09:35:20 am
http://news.yahoo.com/israel-hamas-wage-social-media-fight-via-social-043029718.html

Israel and Hamas wage social media fight via social media platforms

11/16/12

JERUSALEM - The hostilities between Israel and Hamas have found a new battleground: social media.

The Israeli Defence Forces and Hamas militants have exchanged fiery tweets throughout the fighting in a separate war to influence public opinion.

Shortly after it launched its campaign Wednesday by killing Hamas' top military commander Ahmed Jabari, the Israeli military's media office announced a "widespread campaign on terror sites & operatives in the (hash)Gaza Strip" on its Twitter account.

It then posted a 10-second black-and-white video of the airstrike on its official YouTube page. Google Inc., which owns YouTube, removed the video for a time early Thursday, but reconsidered and restored it.

A tweet from (at)idfspokesperson said: "We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead."

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 16, 2012, 09:41:25 am
http://news.yahoo.com/egypts-pm-rushes-hamas-aid-gaza-122444817.html

Egypt's PM rushes to Hamas' aid in Gaza
By AMY TEIBEL and KARIN LAUB | Associated Press – 1 hr 59 mins ago

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egypt's prime minister rushed to the aid of the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers Friday in the midst of an Israeli offensive there, calling for an end to the operation, as Palestinian rocket squads aimed at Tel Aviv for a second straight day.

Sirens wailed across Israel's main metropolis moments before an explosion was heard, but police said the rocket appeared to have fallen into the sea.

Israel said it halted its incessant air attacks on militant targets in Gaza during the brief visit of Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil, though Hamas security claimed three airstrikes hit the territory during that period. Militants, meanwhile, fired off more than 60 rockets after Kandil arrived in Gaza.

Kandil toured Gaza City's Shifa Hospital, accompanied by the territory's prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, who was making his first public appearance since Israel's offensive began Wednesday.

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Post by: Mark on November 16, 2012, 01:26:13 pm
HAMAS TARGETS JERUSALEM...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20365074

REPORT: CNN uses footage of faked Palestinian 'injuries'...
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/11/16/Fraud-CNN-Uses-Video-Footage-Of-Faked-Palestinian-Injuries

Israel mobilizes troops near Gaza border after deluge of rockets...
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/16/war-looms-over-gaza-as-signs-mount-possible-israeli-invasion/

Tanks mass, 30,000 reservists called up...
http://www.france24.com/en/20121115-israel-strikes-gaza-rocket-tel-aviv

Egypt PM to visit Gaza in support of Hamas...
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/16/us-palestinians-israel-hamas-idUSBRE8AD0WP20121116

Thousands protest in Cairo...
http://news.yahoo.com/thousands-rally-egypt-against-israel-offensive-131030199.html

Truce talks fail.....
http://live.reuters.com/Event/Conflict_on_the_Gaza_Strip

PHOTO: Hamas missile launch pad next to mosque, playground...
http://kleinonline.wnd.com/2012/11/15/photo-hamas-missile-launch-pad-near-mosque-playground-civilian-factories-gas-station-also-half-a-block-from-fajr-5-site/

(http://kleinonline.wnd.com/files/2012/11/IDF-photo.jpg)

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'What did my son do to die like this?'

A BBC Arabic journalist whose baby was killed by shrapnel in Gaza has been speaking about his son's death.

Jihad Misharawi said his 11-month-old son Omar died after shrapnel hit the family home in Gaza.

Violence has been escalating across Gaza and southern Israel following the Israeli killing of Hamas' military chief on Wednesday, as Jon Donnison explains.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20340810

There is why you stupid moron, dont sit and cheer those missile sites right next to your door. 


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 16, 2012, 01:58:25 pm
ROCKETS FIRED AT JERUSALEM!! (ISRAEL'S CAPITAL), FROM GAZA! - HAMAS TAKES


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kN8wlyRJqOM#!


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 16, 2012, 01:59:17 pm
Israel moves on reservists after rockets target cities

Israeli ministers were on Friday asked to endorse the call-up of up to 75,000 reservists after Palestinian militants nearly hit Jerusalem with a rocket for the first time in decades and fired at Tel Aviv for a second day.

The rocket attacks were a challenge to Israel's Gaza offensive and came just hours after Egypt's prime minister, denouncing what he described as Israeli aggression, visited the enclave and said Cairo was prepared to mediate.

Israel's armed forces announced that a highway leading to the Gaza Strip and two roads bordering the enclave would be off-limits to civilian traffic until further notice.

Tanks and self-propelled guns were seen near the border area on Friday, and the military said it had already called 16,000 reservists to active duty.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened senior cabinet ministers in Tel Aviv after the rockets struck to decide on widening the Gaza campaign.

Political sources said ministers were asked to approve the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists, in what could be preparation for a possible ground operation.

rest: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/16/us-palestinians-israel-hamas-idUSBRE8AD0WP20121116


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Post by: Mark on November 16, 2012, 02:01:20 pm
Egypt takes more aggressive, and less neutral, approach to Gaza

Egyptians rallied in cities across the country Friday to show solidarity with Palestinians and to support or criticize Egypt’s new Islamist government, which has enlivened the Arab world with its diplomatic maneuvers and condemnation of Israel.

President Mohamed Morsi has not stopped the fighting between Hamas and Israel, but he has emerged as a more aggressive and less neutral player than his predecessor Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled in last year’s uprising. Morsi’s engagement is a testament to the rising profile of Islamists in the region’s political realignment.

“Morsi has made it clear that Israel’s attacks on Gaza are unacceptable. He used harsher terms than Mubarak,” said Mohamed Shahin, a writer and engineer. But, with an accustomed air of resignation, he added: “I believe Morsi did all he can do at this point. Not much will change in the long run.”

Morsi has withdrawn Egypt’s ambassador from Israel, urged the U.S. to intervene to stop the bloodshed and on Friday sent his prime minister to Gaza to try to broker a cease-fire. But Morsi, a former Muslim Brotherhood leader, was quickly schooled on Egypt’s limitations and the volatile risks it faces when Hamas and Israel traded fire shortly after Prime Minister Hesham Kandil met with Gazan officials.

While many Egyptians have backed Morsi’s stance thus far, others were critical that the government has not taken sharper steps, such as threatening to cut trade with Israel. They suggest Morsi’s approach has been too measured at a time when Israel, through its military action against Hamas, may also be testing Egypt’s resolve.

“We need to exert more pressure on Israel to end this war,” said Ahmed Hassan, a small-business owner. “Sending the prime minister for a couple of hours is not enough. This is not helping the people of Gaza. The airstrikes are resuming. Egypt needs to deal with Gaza like it’s an internal affair. This is a matter of national security.”

The question is: How much can Egypt do beyond calling for Arab League meetings and United Nations resolutions? Morsi has opened Egypt’s border with Gaza, which Mubarak had long closed down in cooperation with the Israelis to stop the flow of weapons to Hamas. But that comes with worries that resurgent militant groups, which have killed dozens of Egyptian security forces over the last year, will exploit the chaos along the nearby Israeli border.

Cairo does not want to upset its 1979 peace treaty with Israel for fear of losing Western support and investment even as it seeks to restore its role as the Arab protector of Palestinian interests. It is also navigating a region in tumult: Civil war in Syria, fresh protests in Jordan, uprisings in Bahrain, an unsteady Iraq, and political and security reverberations from the West’s sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program.

The most notable accomplishment by Morsi so far is the feeling among Egyptians that their government is finally on the right side of Arab passions. Mubarak, a close U.S. ally, would never have fronted such a harsh stand against Israel.

The change in Egyptian dynamics was evident Friday when Sheik Yusuf Qaradawi, a popular preacher with a radical streak, spoke at Cairo’s Al Azhar university, the revered seat of Sunni Islam education and research. Mubarak had banned Qaradawi, an Egyptian who has lived in exile in Qatar for years, from preaching at the institution.

“The lying and audacious Israel that manipulates history and reality arrogantly wants to show the world that it is strong,” Qaradawi said. “I tell Israel that you are facing one strong nation, which is the nation of the prophet Muhammad.”

He added: “The Egyptian people showed the world what a revolution should be. What they did in Tahrir Square taught the world how to put in effort, to give and to sacrifice. Egypt is the revolution that moved these nations.”

The rallies in Cairo and Alexandria on Friday were small compared to protests that have shaken Egypt’s political landscape for the last 20 months. That suggested Egyptians overall supported Morsi’s handling of the Gaza crisis but that many were also more concerned about their country’s own economic and social failings.

Such preoccupations, however, did not deter Egyptians like Hassan from offering more advice on what Cairo should be doing in Gaza.

“Egypt has a lot of economic interests with Israel. This is also something we could use as a pressure card to get them to stop this assault,” he said. “We should also call on the international community to exert pressure on Israel as well, not just America. Egypt should not be an intermediary here. We are on the same side of Palestinians.”

http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-egypt-gaza-clashes-20121116,0,3063039.story

Blasting Israel, Islamist president presents Egypt as Arab champion of Palestinians

Egypt's Islamist president delivered his fiercest condemnation yet of Israel's offensive in Gaza on Friday, warning that the blood Israel sheds will be a "curse upon it" and presenting post-revolution Egypt as the new Arab champion for the Palestinians.

Mohammed Morsi spoke in a speech at a mosque after weekly Friday prayers, dramatically stepping up his rhetoric against Israel hours after his prime minister visited Gaza in a show of support for its Hamas rulers. After Friday prayers, thousands marched in Cairo in support of Palestinians.

Morsi, a veteran of the Muslim Brotherhood group that opposes Israel, has been trying to walk a middle path amid the first major crisis with Israel since he took office in late June. Many in Egypt demand that the country's first elected president take a tougher line with Israel than ousted leader Hosni Mubarak did. At the same time, Morsi feels pressure not to go too far and risk straining ties with Israel's ally, the United States.

At the same time, Morsi appears to be trying to turn the crisis to his advantage, by depicting Egypt as the Arab world's main protector of the Palestinians, after years under Mubarak, who was closely tied to Israel and opposed to the Hamas militant group.

"Egyptians love peace ... but they have always been able to fend off aggressors and protect the land, the nation and the Muslim world," he said in his address at a mosque near his home in a Cairo suburb. "We are even more insistent on remaining a protective shield to the Arab and Muslim world."

"We say to the aggressor, peace will never be achieved through aggression ... because war does not build stability or peace," Morsi said. "This blood will be a curse on you," he said as the crowd in the mosque chanted, "God is great" and "With our blood and souls, we sacrifice for Palestine."

"I say to the aggressor to take a lesson from history and stop this farce and bloodshed or else you will face the wrath of the people and their leadership," he said. "Egypt today is different than Egypt yesterday and that the Arabs today are different than the Arabs of yesterday."

Morsi has pulled Egypt's ambassador from Tel Aviv to protest Israel's bombardment of Gaza, which Israel says was launched in retaliation for Islamic militant rocket attacks. At least 22 Palestinians, including 12 militants and six children, as well as three Israelis have been killed in three days of fierce exchanges between the Israeli military and Gaza militants. Seven Palestinians were killed earlier in the week from another series of airstrikes.

The dispatching of his prime minister, Hesham Kandil, was a dramatic if largely symbolic show of support for Hamas, which is effectively the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Kandil is the highest level Egyptian official to visit Gaza since Hamas took over the territory in 2007 after winning elections two years earlier.

Despite the strong rhetoric, Morsi's government continues to work closely with Israel on security issues pertaining to the Sinai Peninsula, where militants have launched attacks on Egyptian forces and Israel. Since his election, Morsi has promised to abide by Egypt's 1979 peace deal with Israel.

The president's speech Friday was a strong contrast to low-key comments he made a day earlier. Speaking during a Cabinet meeting, he denounced the campaign as "unacceptable" but avoided sharp condemnations of Israel.

The switch also reflected the change in venue, as Morsi moved from talking as head of state in the corridors of government to speaking in a mosque to conservative religious supporters. In Thursday's comments, he referred directly to "Israelis" — a reference he rarely makes — whereas in Friday's speech he avoided using the word "Israel," referring repeatedly to "the aggressor" instead.

In Friday's marches around Cairo, many waved the Palestinian flags and the Syrian flags in support of rebels seeking to oust the regime there. In Cairo's Tahrir Square, a few hundred protesters burned an Israeli flag. Prominent Brotherhood figures took part, many brandishing the checkered Palestinian scarf, or keffiyeh, during the marches.

The Palestinian cause unites Egypt's feuding political factions, from secular leftists to conservative Islamists, and all are putting pressure on Morsi to be tough on Israel.

Mubarak, who built close ties with Israel, was frequently criticized by Egyptians for failing to help the Palestinians and for joining Israel in blockading the Gaza Strip after Hamas' 2007 takeover. Mubarak outraged many by keeping Egypt's crossing into Gaza closed for part of the three-week Israeli offensive in the territory in the winter of 2008-2009.

One protester, Hesham Khalil, said Morsi's response so far was "unexpected," suggesting it was an improvement over Mubarak.

"We are not used to such reactions but that still does not please the ambitions of Egypt's revolutionaries. We want a reaction that stops the bloodshed in Gaza."

One of the Arab world's most well-known television clerics, Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, gave a prayer sermon Friday at Cairo's foremost mosque, Al-Azhar, vowing the Islamic world would not be silent in the face of Israel's military operation in Gaza. The Egyptian-born al-Qaradawi, who is based in Qatar, was largely exiled from Egypt under Mubarak's rule for his closeness to the Brotherhood.

"Our (Muslim) community is the strongest community," al-Qaradawi said, addressing thousands of worshippers packed tightly in the mosque. "Israel, the arrogant supremacist on the ground, cannot break this community with its missiles, weapons from the air, ground and sea, or with its nuclear bombs."


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/16/thousands-rally-in-egypt-in-muslim-brotherhood-led-protest-against-israeli-gaza/#ixzz2CPxmRPE4


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 16, 2012, 02:42:16 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/israels-barak-seeks-three-more-iron-dome-rocket-191711353--sector.html

11/16/12

Israel's Barak seeks three more Iron Dome rocket interceptors

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Defence Minister Ehud Barak will seek cabinet approval for funds that could provide Israel with three new Iron Dome rocket interceptors, officials said on Friday as cross-border fighting surged in Gaza.

Israel's military air defence corps has four Iron Dome batteries deployed and will receive a fifth from state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd after Barak rushed its production, his ministry said in a statement.

It said Barak would on Sunday, the beginning of the Israeli work week, ask the cabinet to earmark 750 million shekels ($190 million) for expanding the Iron Dome program. An Israeli official, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, estimated that money would be enough for three more batteries.

First fielded last year, Iron Dome has served as a bulwark against rockets and mortar bombs fired by Palestinian militants in the Hamas-governed Gaza Strip.

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Post by: Kilika on November 16, 2012, 04:47:12 pm
What are those idiot terrorists in Gaza going to do if one of those rockets happens to land on the Temple Mount, or even hit the Al Aqsa mosque? They've already managed to land one in Jerusalem. They'd likely try to blame Israel somehow.


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 16, 2012, 07:51:05 pm
What are those idiot terrorists in Gaza going to do if one of those rockets happens to land on the Temple Mount, or even hit the Al Aqsa mosque? They've already managed to land one in Jerusalem. They'd likely try to blame Israel somehow.

you know, that is an interesting concept that i have never thought about before. All Israel would need to do is just blow up the Dome on the Rock and blame a Palestinian rocket.


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Post by: Christian40 on November 16, 2012, 09:20:40 pm
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Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Christian40 on November 16, 2012, 09:25:06 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgnJqgVrN2A


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Christian40 on November 16, 2012, 09:29:13 pm
Russia will back Egyptian efforts to end Israeli aggression: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country will back Egyptian efforts to put an end to the Israeli aggression in the besieged Gaza Strip.

In a telephone conversation with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Friday, Putin said Russia planned to support Cairo's efforts directed at normalizing the situation in the Palestinian territory, the Kremlin said in a statement.

The remarks come after Egypt’s Prime Minister Hisham Qandil visited the Gaza Strip on Friday, where he urged the world leaders to stop Tel Aviv’s attacks.

Qandil promised to intensify Egypt’s efforts to “stop this aggression and achieve a lasting truce."

On Thursday, President Morsi also condemned the Israeli aggression as "unacceptable" and warned it could lead to instability in the region.

Some 25 people have been killed and more than 250 others injured in the new wave of attacks since November 14.

The Israeli regime frequently carries out airstrikes and other attacks on the Gaza Strip, saying the acts of aggression are being conducted for defensive purposes. However, in violation of international law, disproportionate force is always used and civilians are often killed or injured.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/16/272661/russia-to-back-egypt-against-israel-putin/


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 17, 2012, 12:26:51 am
Report: Rockets Fired from Egypt Hit Israel

Two major Israeli newspapers are reporting that rockets fired from Egypt have hit Israel.

"Terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula launched rockets into Israel Friday night," reports the Jerusalem Post. "The rockets fell near an Israeli village on the southern border, causing some damage, but no injuries."

The Israeli daily Haaretz reports, "Rockets fired from direction of Egypt toward Eshkol Regional Council."

It appears no damage was reported in connection with the rocket fire from Egypt. Earlier today, the Egyptian prime minister visited Gaza to express solidarity with the Palestinians there.

This new front comes a day after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv and on the same day Israel's capital Jerusalem was the target of rocket fire. Those attacks were courtesy of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

"After Tel Aviv metropolitan area, capital under fire too: An air raid siren was sounded in Jerusalem and surrounding communities early Friday evening. After residents reported hearing blast sounds, security forces confirmed that one rocket had landed in the Gush Etzion area near a Palestinian village," Ynet reports.

"There were no reports of injuries or damage. This was the first air raid siren sounded in the area since the IDF launched Operation Pillar of Defense in the Gaza Strip. Air raid sirens were sounded in southern communities throughout the day and a barrage of missiles hit the area."

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/report-rockets-fired-egypt-hit-israel_663502.html


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Kilika on November 17, 2012, 03:07:42 am
you know, that is an interesting concept that i have never thought about before. All Israel would need to do is just blow up the Dome on the Rock and blame a Palestinian rocket.

NOW your seeing it! This isn't what it appears to be I think, at least to a degree, and it definately has opportunity to falsely place blame. It's not like the US has a corner on false flags! Not saying that's the Israeli intentions, but it's there. Not scary, but it's still a "scary" thought eh?

Thank you Jesus for discernment.


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 17, 2012, 09:25:31 am
http://news.yahoo.com/israel-launches-scores-airstrikes-gaza-092137360.html

11/17/12

Israel launches scores of airstrikes into Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said, widening a blistering assault on Gaza rocket operations to include the prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels.

The new attacks, which Gaza officials say left 10 dead, followed an unprecedented rocket strike aimed at the contested holy city of Jerusalem that raised the stakes in Israel's violent confrontation with Palestinian militants and extended the battlefield.

Israeli aircraft also kept pounding their original targets, the militants' weapons storage facilities and underground rocket launching sites. They also went after rocket squads more aggressively. The military has called up thousands of reservists and massed troops, tanks and other armored vehicles along the border with Gaza, signaling a ground invasion could be imminent.

Militants, undaunted by the heavy damage the Israeli attacks have inflicted, have unleashed some 500 rockets against the Jewish state, including new, longer-range weapons turned for the first time this week against Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv heartland. Following those attacks, the military deployed an Iron Dome rocket defense battery in central Israel on Saturday. The system, devised precisely to deflect the Gaza rocket threat, was deployed two months earlier than planned, the Defense Ministry said.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 17, 2012, 09:33:44 am
Israeli military counts 800-plus Gaza airstrikes

11/17/12

http://news.yahoo.com/israeli-military-counts-800-plus-gaza-airstrikes-054248967.html

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with more than 180 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said, widening a blistering assault on militant operations to include the prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels.

The new attacks followed an unprecedented rocket strike aimed at the contested holy city of Jerusalem that raised the stakes in Israel's violent confrontation with Palestinian militants.

Israeli aircraft also kept pounding their original targets, the militants' weapons storage facilities and underground rocket launching sites. The Israeli military called up thousands of reservists and massed troops, tanks and armored vehicles along the border with Hamas-ruled Gaza, signaling a ground invasion could be imminent.

Militants, undaunted by the heavy damage the Israeli attacks have inflicted, have unleashed some 500 rockets against the Jewish state, including new, longer-range weapons turned for the first time this week against Jerusalem and Israel's Tel Aviv heartland.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 17, 2012, 09:36:35 am
http://news.yahoo.com/islamist-leaders-vow-unity-against-israel-181044733.html

11/15/12

Islamist leaders vow unity against Israel

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - At a conference that drew a roll-call of the Islamist leaders who have gained influence in the wake of Arab Spring revolts, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal won a noisy welcome and pledges of support on Thursday.

A day after Israel assassinated Hamas's top commander in the Gaza Strip in a new offensive, hundreds of delegates at the conference in Sudan burst into applause and cheers as Meshaal, dressed in a suit and open-necked shirt, entered Khartoum's hangar-sized Friendship Hall.

"Khaybar, Khaybar," the crowd chanted as Meshaal shook hands with other Islamist leaders, in a reference to a battle in Arabia where the Prophet Mohammad and his followers defeated Jewish defenders in the 7th century. "The army of Mohammad has started to return."

Although most attendees were Sudanese, some came from as far as Indonesia and Senegal.

Among the delegates were the leaders of the Islamist parties in Egypt and Tunisia that have come to power through the ballot box in the wake of the Arab Spring, a regional shift towards the Islamists that has also helped embolden Hamas.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 17, 2012, 04:02:51 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/thousands-protest-egypt-against-israeli-attacks-gaza-083345191.html

Thousands protest in Egypt against Israeli attacks on Gaza

11/17/12

CAIRO (Reuters) - Thousands of people protested in Egyptian cities on Friday against Israeli air strikes on Gaza and Egypt's president pledged to support the Palestinian enclave's population in the face of "blatant aggression".

Western governments are watching Egypt's response to the Gaza conflagration for signs of a more assertive stance towards Israel since an Islamist came to power in the Arab world's most populous nation.

President Mohamed Mursi is mindful of anti-Israeli sentiment among Egyptians emboldened by last year's Arab Spring uprising but needs to show Western allies his new government is no threat to Middle East peace.

His prime minister, Hisham Kandil, visited Gaza on Friday in a demonstration of solidarity after two days of strikes by Israeli warplanes targeting Gaza militants, who had stepped up rocket fire into Israel in recent weeks.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 17, 2012, 04:07:15 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/gazans-watch-pride-hamas-strikes-israel-203133648.html

11/17/12

Gazans watch with pride as Hamas strikes Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel's new offensive against the Gaza Strip has turned into a political bonanza for the territory's Hamas rulers, while sidelining Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, their Western-backed rival in the West Bank.

Gazans feeling unfairly attacked by Israel have been watching with gleeful pride as Hamas militants fire rockets deeper than ever into Israel and Arab leaders flock to previously isolated Gaza to show solidarity. Growing collateral damage from Israel's massive aerial bombardments of Hamas targets does not appear to have hurt the Islamists' sudden popularity.

Saed Moaserji, a 19-year-old engineering student from Gaza's Jebaliya refugee camp, said he felt intense pride after Hamas rocket squads for the first time this week targeted Jerusalem.

"I never liked Hamas, but I wished I could kiss the forehead of the one who fired the rocket on Jerusalem," Moaserji said Saturday, standing outside a local Hamas commander's two-story home that had just been flattened in an airstrike
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The support was in sharp contrast to recent months, when the Islamist group seemed to be flailing, riven by internal divisions over the direction of the movement and the refusal of Egypt's new government to lift a Gaza blockade imposed by Israel and the previous regime in Cairo after Hamas seized the territory in 2007.

Meanwhile, a mention of Abbas — formally the leader of all Palestinians — elicited shrugs or even scorn in Gaza.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 17, 2012, 04:11:43 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/israel-bombards-gaza-strip-shoots-down-rocket-180354342.html

Israel bombards Gaza Strip, shoots down rocket

11/17/12

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with about 300 airstrikes Saturday and shot down a Palestinian rocket fired at Tel Aviv, the military said, widening a blistering assault to include the Hamas prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels.

The intensified airstrikes came as Egyptian-led attempts to broker a cease-fire and end Israel's four-day-old Gaza offensive gained momentum. The leaders of Hamas and two key allies, Qatar and Turkey, were in Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials, and the Arab League was holding an emergency meeting.

The White House said President Barack Obama was also in touch with the Egyptian and Turkish leaders. The U.S. has solidly backed Israel so far.

Speaking on Air Force One, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said that the White House believes Israel "has the right to defend itself" against attack and that the Israelis will make their own decisions about their "military tactics and operations."

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 17, 2012, 08:30:43 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/turkish-pm-cairo-vows-support-gaza-160526617.html;_ylt=AoVrhRmU6EHFxV2p8BaCVzwbANEA;_ylu=X3oDMTVxcGt0YjBxBGNjb2RlA2dtcHRvcDEwMDBwb29sd2lraXVwcmVzdARtaXQDQXJ0aWNsZSBNaXhlZCBMaXN0IE5ld3MgZm9yIFlvdSB3aXRoIE1vcmUgTGluawRwa2cDZWY2ZGIxYzMtYmJhMi0zNTBiLWEzNTMtOGUwMWNlMmU2M2M2BHBvcwM2BHNlYwNuZXdzX2Zvcl95b3UEdmVyA2IxZjIxN2EwLTMwZDAtMTFlMi1hZmRiLWVjOGEwOTg5MjVmYQ--;_ylg=X3oDMTNhNmFpam9oBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDM2E3MDAwYTMtNjAxMy0zMjc0LWFmZjgtYTFlYjI0NmQ1N2NmBHBzdGNhdANzY2llbmNlfHNwYWNlLWFzdHJvbm9teQRwdANzdG9yeXBhZ2U-;_ylv=3

11/17/12

Turkish PM in Cairo vows support for Gaza

CAIRO (AP) — Turkey's prime minister has vowed support for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan described Egypt's uprising that ousted longtime autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak from power last year as a point of hope for Palestinians. The Turkish leader delivered his remarks in a speech at Cairo University Saturday.

He also met President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo for the first time since the Egyptian Islamist leader was elected late June.

The Turkish leader is in Egypt with a delegation of 12 ministers and 350 businessmen.

Meanwhile, hundreds of people protested outside the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, where Arab foreign ministers are meeting to discuss Israel's expanded fierce air assault on rocket operations in Gaza, which is run by the Islamic militant Hamas group.


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 17, 2012, 08:34:28 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/egypt-president-vows-stand-gaza-163608071.html;_ylt=AoIqNPV3gxn0N7E25wv1gfsbANEA;_ylu=X3oDMTVxZTdxbHRmBGNjb2RlA2dtcHRvcDEwMDBwb29sd2lraXVwcmVzdARtaXQDQXJ0aWNsZSBNaXhlZCBMaXN0IE5ld3MgZm9yIFlvdSB3aXRoIE1vcmUgTGluawRwa2cDNGQzM2U1MzktYzcwOS0zODZlLTljZWUtZmU2YjI2ZGY3N2Q2BHBvcwM3BHNlYwNuZXdzX2Zvcl95b3UEdmVyA2FmN2RlMzYwLTMwMGMtMTFlMi1iYjNkLWU2MWIzZDkyY2YzZA--;_ylg=X3oDMTNhNmFpam9oBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDM2E3MDAwYTMtNjAxMy0zMjc0LWFmZjgtYTFlYjI0NmQ1N2NmBHBzdGNhdANzY2llbmNlfHNwYWNlLWFzdHJvbm9teQRwdANzdG9yeXBhZ2U-;_ylv=3

Egypt president vows to stand by Gaza
By AYA BATRAWY | Associated Press – Fri, Nov 16, 2012

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Islamist president says his country will stand by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and demanded Israel stop its latest offensive on the Hamas-ruled territory.

Mohammed Morsi says Egypt "will not leave Gaza on its own" and warned the "aggressor to stop the bloodshed or face the wrath" of Egypt's new leadership and institutions.

Morsi spoke on Friday at a mosque near his house on the outskirts of Cairo. The sermon was his harshest condemnation yet of the Israeli offensive.

Morsi said he dispatched his prime minister to Gaza to send a clear message that Egypt supports the people there and will not tolerate the killing of civilians.

Hamas is an offshoot of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group in Egypt. The Brotherhood led protests across the country on Friday against Israel.


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 17, 2012, 09:00:59 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/israel-bombards-gaza-strip-shoots-down-rocket-180354342.html

11/17/12

Israel bombards Gaza Strip, shoots down rocket

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel destroyed the headquarters of Hamas' prime minister and blasted a sprawling network of smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, broadening a blistering four-day-old offensive against the Islamic militant group even as diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire appeared to be gaining steam.

Hamas officials said a building used by Hamas for broadcasts was bombed and three people were injured. The injured were from Al Quds TV, a Lebanon-based television channel. The building is also used by foreign news outlets including Germany's ARD, Kuwait TV and the Italian RAI and others.

The Israeli military spokesman was not immediately aware of the strikes but said they were investigating.

In neighboring Egypt, President Mohammed Morsi hosted leaders from Hamas and two key allies, Qatar and Turkey, to seek a way to end the fighting.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 18, 2012, 09:23:09 am
http://news.yahoo.com/israel-egypt-talk-gaza-ceasefire-strikes-widen-141058597.html

Israel, Egypt talk Gaza ceasefire as strikes widen

11/18/12

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli envoy held talks with Egyptian officials Sunday on a ceasefire in his country's offensive on Gaza as Israel widened the range of its targets, striking more than a dozen homes of Hamas militants and two media officials. Seven civilians were killed, including five children, in the conflict's highest one-day civilian toll yet, according to security officials and witnesses.

Upon arrival at Cairo's international airport, the Israeli official was whisked away directly from the tarmac and taken to talks with Egyptian authorities, Egyptian security officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the press. They did not identify the Israeli official.

Egypt has been leading international efforts to broker a truce since Israel launched its offensive five days earlier aimed at stopping Gaza rocket attacks. But Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers remain far apart on any terms.

Hamas is linking a truce deal to a complete lifting of the border blockade on Gaza imposed since Islamists seized the territory by force. Hamas also seeks Israeli guarantees to halt targeted killings of its leaders and military commanders. Israeli officials reject such demands. They say they are not interested in a "timeout," and want firm guarantees that the rocket fire will finally end. Past ceasefires have been short lived.

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Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 18, 2012, 09:24:46 am
Also read on Yahoo that Obama backs(or so he says) Israel...well, best wishes with that! As he's already quietly serving Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Ye cannot serve 2 masters, either ye will hate the one and love the other...


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 18, 2012, 02:09:34 pm
Obama double-tongued here, obviously...

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-warns-against-ramping-gaza-crisis-145540350.html

11/18/12

Obama warns against 'ramping up' in Gaza crisis

BANGKOK (AP) — President Barack Obama said Sunday an incursion by Israel's forces into the Gaza Strip could only deepen its death toll, cautioning against an escalation even as he defended the Jewish state's right to defend itself. Obama also warned Palestinians the crisis could crush peace hopes for years.

"Israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory," Obama said at the start of a three-nation tour in Asia.

"If that can be accomplished without a ramping up of military activity in Gaza, that's preferable,"
he said. "It's not just preferable for the people of Gaza. It's also preferable for Israelis, because if Israeli troops are in Gaza, they're much more at risk of incurring fatalities or being wounded."

Obama's comments came as Israel's campaign against Hamas militants in Gaza blasted into its fifth day. Israel is at a crossroads of whether to launch a ground invasion or pursue Egyptian-led truce efforts. Obama sought to defend the U.S. ally's rights while pushing for a halt in the violence.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 18, 2012, 04:19:16 pm
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/11/18/Report-Israel-Special-Forces-On-Ground?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BreitbartFeed+%28Breitbart+Feed%29

11/18/12

Report: Hamas Preparing Chemical Weapons

According to Britain’s Sunday Times, Israeli special forces are already on the ground in Gaza seeking out rockets and weapons for targeting. The Times is also reporting that Hamas may place chemical weapons on its long-range missiles. “Hamas might go for a desperate attempt to launch rockets with chemical warheads if the worst came to the worst,” one unnamed source reported.

It has been reported that Hamas is hiding its rockets underground, particularly near civilian areas including mosques, hoping that Israel will not strike such targets out of concern for civilian life.
 
The same report gave a timeline of the killing of Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari:
 
On a giant television screen at air force headquarters in Tel Aviv, Amir Eshel, its commander, supervised the operation. He gave the order: ‘Kill the bastard.’ At 3.55pm the drone operators hit the kill button. The Kia burst into flames as two missiles hit the car. Jabari and a son who was with him died on the spot.


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 18, 2012, 04:21:35 pm
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/162219

Video: Navy Eliminates Global Jihadist, Hamas TV Hit

Special operation targets terrorist Ahmed Nahel. IDF releases footage from missile-mounted cams
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A special IDF naval operation targeted global jihad terrorist Ahmed Nahel Sunday. The IDF released footage of what appears to be a strike by two missiles on a single target on the Gaza beachfront, while a drone hovered at some distance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ofg-glgT2k&feature=player_embedded

In addition, the IDF released footage from missile-mounted cams showing the targeting of a Hamas communications facility – apparently an office of Hamas's Al Aqsa TV.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrf9VsX6_4s&feature=player_embedded


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 18, 2012, 07:13:40 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/arabs-expected-back-egypt-truce-efforts-gaza-142417031.html

11/17/12


Arab ministers back Egypt truce efforts for Gaza


CAIRO (Reuters) - Arab ministers gave their backing on Saturday to Egyptian efforts to secure a truce that would end Israel's offensive on Gaza, they said in a statement after an Arab League meeting in Cairo.

Arab foreign ministers also agreed to form a delegation to travel to the Palestinian enclave in a show of support. League chief Nabil Elaraby told reporters he would lead the team and that the trip was expected to take place in "one or two days".

Ministers meeting at the Cairo-based headquarters had said Arab states had to take practical steps to support Palestinians in Gaza.

Israel launched a massive air campaign on Wednesday with the declared goal of deterring Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that runs the Gaza Strip, from launching rockets that have plagued its southern communities for years.

In the statement, ministers condemned what they called Israeli "aggression" and also expressed "complete discontent" at the U.N. Security Council's failure to bring about a ceasefire.

Ministers said they "decided to support the efforts exerted by Egypt in coordination with the Palestinian state to stop the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip and ... reach a truce that would result in an immediate end to all military actions".

Egypt had brokered an informal truce in October, which has since collapsed. It now says it is seeking a new deal, with President Mohamed Mursi saying on Saturday there were "some indications" that a ceasefire could be reached soon but he had no firm guarantees.

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the League building, some chanting for a "bombardment of Tel Aviv".

At the start of the Arab meeting, several ministers called for active steps and voiced frustration at the failure of Arab declarations or initiatives to make any difference in the past.

"Today we will issue a statement. What will it mean? It won't mean anything," said Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani. "We need to do something practical for those suffering, at least from a humanitarian point of view."

"I am not talking about war or military action ... I am talking about offering support to our brothers in Palestine," Sheikh Hamad added. Qatar's emir pledged $400 million to help develop Gaza during a visit there in October.

DELEGATION

On Saturday, Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas government buildings in the Palestinian territory, after Israel's cabinet authorised the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists, preparing for a possible ground invasion.

The Arab delegation visit to Gaza will follow trips by Tunisian Foreign Minister Rafik Abdesslem, who went on Saturday, and Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil, who traveled on Friday, using his trip to condemn Israeli actions while pledging to work for a truce.

Mursi held talks with Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on the Gaza crisis and a range of issues.

Erdogan has been an outspoken critic of Israel, while the Qatari emir's visit to Gaza in October broke the isolation of the Palestinian group. Both arrived in Egypt earlier in the day.

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal was also in Cairo on Saturday to discuss the Gaza crisis, a presidential source said.

A presidential source had said there would be four-way talks between Mursi, the Qatari emir, the Turkish prime minister and Meshaal. But the source later said a four-way meeting did not take place, without giving a reason.

Meshaal held talks on Saturday with Egyptian security officials on prospects for a truce, an Egyptian official told Reuters.

Erdogan, whose trip was planned before the Gaza violence surged, praised Egypt's decision to withdraw its ambassador from Tel Aviv in response to Israel's attacks. Turkey withdrew its envoy in 2010 over a separate incident.

(Additional reporting by Ayman Samir in Cairo and Nidal al-Mughrabi in Gaza; Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Alison Williams)


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 18, 2012, 09:52:00 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/more-diplomacy-try-halt-israel-gaza-fighting-023756686.html

More diplomacy to try to halt Israel-Gaza fighting

11/18/12

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hostilities between Islamist militants and Israel entered a sixth day on Monday as diplomatic efforts were set to intensify to try to stop rocket fire from the Gaza Strip and Israeli air strikes on Gaza.

International pressure for a ceasefire seemed certain to mount after the deadliest single incident in the flare-up on Sunday claimed the lives of at least 11 Palestinian civilians, including four children.

Three people, including two children, were killed and 30 others were injured in the latest air strike before dawn on Monday on a family home in the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza City, medical officials said. The Israeli military had no immediate comment and was checking.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was due to arrive in Cairo to add his weight to the truce efforts. Egypt has taken the lead in trying to broker a ceasefire and its officials met the parties on Sunday.

Israeli media said a delegation from Israel had been to Cairo for talks on ending the fighting, although a government spokesman declined to comment on the matter.

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It's only a matter of time until the AC steps in to act as "referee" in all of this.

Matthew 10:34  Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Mat 10:35  For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Mat 10:36  And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
Mat 10:37  He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Mat 10:38  And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
Mat 10:39  He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Kilika on November 19, 2012, 03:54:24 am
Yeah, that's the crux of it all. They talk of cease fires, truces, etc, but there will be no peace there, though the AC will make it appear he has done the impossible between Jews and Arabs. I think people will be fooled into the thinking that peace truly has finally come to the Middle East.

"And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries." Daniel 11:21 (KJB)


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 19, 2012, 07:38:19 am
Egypt PM says efforts to negotiate truce between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza may be close - @Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/19/mideast-summit-egypt-gaza-idUSL5E8MJAVK20121119

Israeli PM Netanyahu, Defense Minister Barak and Foreign Minister Lieberman agree to give international efforts to bring about a cease-fire more time - @Haaretzcom

Volley of missiles launched from Gaza met with incoming shells - @AlexTomo

Israeli airstrikes just hit central Gaza City; heard missiles whistle past - @JonDonnison


http://www.breakingnews.com/



Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 19, 2012, 07:43:10 am
Israel has again targeted one of the buildings holding media in #Gaza I'm standing in from of it. It's on fire. Smoke billowing out

gaza building housing hamas tv, and other offices, struck. On fire. Seen injured taken away http://t.co/497eFuhQ


not gonna  :'(


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 19, 2012, 07:55:53 am
Over 65 Gazan rockets fired at South, 24 intercepted

Barrage of rockets from Gaza damages homes, school parking lot in Ashkelon, Sderot and Eshkol regions come under heavy fire, Beersheba targeted; IAF strikes in Gaza kill at least 10 civilians overnight.


Eight rockets were fired at Ashkelon from Gaza on Monday afternoon, police said. Two of the rockets hit the city, one hitting a house directly and the other hitting a yard. No injuries were reported, but three people were treated for shock, Magen David Adom paramedics said.

The Iron Dome system intercepted over at least 24 rockets fired into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip Monday. Over 65 rockets struck Ashkelon, Ashdod, Beersheba, Sderot and other areas of the South, but caused no injuries.

REST: http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=292483


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 19, 2012, 08:01:16 am
Turkey's Erdogan: Israel carrying out 'terrorist acts'The Daily Star  - ‎47 minutes ago‎     
 

ISTANBUL: Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip erdogan described Israel on Monday as a "terrorist state" in carrying out its bombardment of Gaza, underlining hostility for Ankara's former ally since relations between them collapsed in 2010.


http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Nov-19/195527-turkeys-erdogan-israel-carrying-out-terrorist-acts.ashx


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 19, 2012, 08:45:18 am
Gaza group Islamic Jihad: Israeli strike on media center kills 1 of its top militant leaders - @AP

http://twitter.com/AP


Maybe those so called "journalists" shouldnt be hiding and covering up terrorists?


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 19, 2012, 09:53:24 am
Couldn't agree more - even my local paper slants anti-Israel(and its news reporting tends to slant "conservative").

11/16/12

Mark Levin: ‘Our media are now propagandists for Hamas’

As Hamas has escalated its rocket attacks on Israel, the American media’s coverage has left much to be desired for many on the right, especially relating to Israel’s efforts to defend itself from the terror group.
 
On his radio show on Thursday, Mark Levin expressed frustration with the U.S. media and its reporting on the issue. Responding to a caller commenting on CNN’s coverage of the conflict, Levin explained how ABC News radio is portraying Israel as some sort of bad guy.
 
“It’s unbelievable in the face of terrorist attacks on your civilian population and they go on and on and on and finally Israel responds,” Levin said. “You know what else I saw, Chuck? And I heard it on radio reports from this network, the ABC radio network — you know what else I heard? They were reporting about how the Israelis killed women and children. I mean, they’re trying to use tactical efforts to respond to this stuff. Their populations are the target of the Hamas Palestinian attack and this is how our media reports this and they’re going to continue to do this.”
 
Levin, author “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America,” said the media are operating as “propagandists” for Hamas and proof that the Jews do not control the media.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/16/mark-levin-our-media-are-now-propagandists-for-hamas/#ixzz2CgU7Lzvl


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 19, 2012, 10:37:12 am
Israel Defense Forces say 4 senior members of Islamic Jihad were known to be in media building - @IDFSpokesperson

wow, imagine that...


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Kilika on November 19, 2012, 11:04:40 am
Yep, I've notived the media slant too. And they alwasy make sure they mention how many children were involved, and if they have any video, they make sure there are children in it. And of course there are certain posters over at PPF that are doing the exact same thing whom I've been round and round with.

It really is amazing to see and hear. The Islamic propaganda machine is in full force, as expected.


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 19, 2012, 12:23:22 pm
United Nation's Ban Ki-moon to meet Netanyahu in Israel, Abbas in West Bank after visit to Cairo, Egypt, UN spokesman says - @Reuters


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 19, 2012, 12:58:22 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/palestinian-civilian-toll-climbs-gaza-061727961.html

Palestinian civilian toll climbs in Gaza

11/19/12

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck crowded areas in the Gaza Strip on Monday, driving up the Palestinian death toll to 94 and devastating several homes belonging to one clan as Israel broadened its targets in the 6-day-old offensive meant to quell Hamas rocket fire on Israel.

Escalating its bombing campaign, Israel on Sunday began attacking homes of activists in Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza. These attacks have led to a sharp spike in civilian casualties, killing 24 civilians in just under two days and doubling the number of civilians killed in the conflict, a Gaza health official said.

The rising toll was likely to intensify pressure on Israel to end the fighting. Hundreds of civilian casualties in an Israeli offensive in Gaza four years ago led to fierce international condemnation of Israel.

Hamas fighters, meanwhile, have fired hundreds of rockets into Israel in the current round of fighting, including 75 on Monday, among them one that hit an empty school. Twenty rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile battery, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. Rockets landed in open areas of Beersheva, Ashdod, Asheklon. Schools in southern Israel have been closed since the start of the offensive Wednesday.

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Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 19, 2012, 08:01:30 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/russia-accuses-u-blocking-u-n-action-israel-230159700.html

11/19/12

Russia accuses U.S. of blocking U.N. action on Israel-Gaza conflict

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States on Monday of blocking a bid by the U.N. Security Council to condemn the escalating conflict between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and said other council members were filibustering the issue.

Russia's U.N. envoy Vitaly Churkin said he was prepared to introduce a resolution - a stronger move by the council than a statement - to call for an end to the violence and show support for regional and international efforts to broker peace.

Churkin said he would draft a resolution if agreement could not be reached among the 15 council members on a statement, which has to be approved by consensus. A resolution is passed when it receives nine votes in favor and no vetoes by the five permanent council members - Russia, China, Britain, the United States and France.

"One member of the Security Council, I'm sure you can guess which, indicated ... they will not be prepared to go along with any reaction of the Security Council," said Churkin, making a thinly veiled reference to the United States.

"Somehow, allegedly, that could hurt the current efforts carried out by Egypt and the region," he said.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 19, 2012, 08:47:23 pm
US Dispatches 3 Warships To Palestine To Evacuate U.S. Citizens

The United States has dispatched three warships to occupied Palestine to evacuate US citizens caught up in the Israel-Gaza conflict.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/20/273407/us-sends-3-warships-to-palestine-to-evacuate-citizens/? (http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/20/273407/us-sends-3-warships-to-palestine-to-evacuate-citizens/?)


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Kilika on November 20, 2012, 03:23:52 am
"presstv.ir" eh?

I wouldn't trust that site with my enemies garbage! Seriously, it's an anti-Israel propaganda site.

That's an Iranian website. You know that don't you? I went round and round over at PPF over a story on Gaza that was posted, noting to them that it was a website in Iran that the story came from, and as expected a couple people there lost their minds that I would dare say anything negative and doubt the story, which was obviously slanted against Israel.

They even had the nerve to say, "Hasn't Alex been on that site before"! I would hope not. I think they were thinking of the Russian news site he's been interviewed by. ::)


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 20, 2012, 06:33:39 am
Israel gives Hamas 36-hours ultimatum before starting major offensive 
http://rt.com/news/israel-ultimatum-hamas-offensive-028/


IRANIAN ARMS SHIP CARRIES FRESH IMPROVED FAJAR MISSILE SUPPLIES-GAZA 
http://debka.com/article/22541/Iranian-arms-ship-carries-fresh-improved-Fajar-supplies-for-Gaza


U.S. WAR SHIPS HEAD FOR ISRAEL FOR POSSIBLE EVACUATION OF AMERICANS  
http://debka.com/article/22543/US-warships-head-for-Israel-for-possible-evacuation-of-Americans


Rocket landed in open area near Jerusalem, no casualties, Israel's Channel 2 TV reports - @Reuters

Lebanon's Hezbollah urges Arab states to send weapons to Hamas to fight Israel. Hassan Nasrallah says - @Haaretzcom
http://www.haaretz.com/news/israel-gaza-conflict-2012/news/some-60-rockets-fired-into-israel-idf-soldier-moderately-wounded-1.479123



Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 20, 2012, 07:23:32 am
Egypt president says expects Israeli 'aggression' against Gaza to end on Tuesday, state news agency reports - @Reuters

http://www.breakingnews.com/

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Israeli 'aggression'

 ??? uhm, stop the rockets flying in from Gaza...


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 20, 2012, 08:20:58 am
Several Arab foreign ministers, the Secretary-General of the Arab League and Turkey's foreign minister cross into Gaza from Egypt - @AymanM


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 20, 2012, 08:31:08 am
The israeli military leaflets telling people to evacuate areas in north #Gaza

http://t.co/rbqGTwdR

(http://yfrog.com/scaled/landing/620/btsjzq.jpg)


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 20, 2012, 08:51:06 am
5 Israelis lightly wounded by rocket fire in the western Negev region - @Haaretzcom

http://www.haaretz.com/news/israel-gaza-conflict-2012/news/live-blog-day-7-of-gaza-operation-1.479123


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 20, 2012, 09:13:40 am
http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=292646

Dealing with Hamas’s human shield tactics

11/20/12

Excerpt:

It was one of many occasions in which pilots were ordered to call off air strikes in the last moment, after real-time footage of the target area revealed the presence of Palestinian non-combatants.

The IAF is dealing with an enemy keen on using the densely populated Gaza Strip as a rocket base, often shooting the projectiles from the tops of residential buildings, or near schools, mosques, and other public places.

Such tactics are not new for Hamas and Islamic Jihad. In recent years, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniya declared that “the Palestinians are a nation of jihad and martyrdom,” while Hamas MP Fathi Hamed, addressing Israel, said, “We desire death more than you desire life.

Hamed went on to state that, “For the Palestinian people, death has become an industry, at which women excel... the elderly excel at this... and so do the children.

This is why they have formed human shields of the women, the children.”

Hamas TV campaigns instruct the population that “bombs are more precious than children.”

In line with this ideology, rockets and explosives are hidden in Gazan homes, and senior terrorists, such as Yahiya Abiya, the head of Hamas’s rocket program, often remain in homes surrounded by civilians.

While the IDF makes major efforts to avoid harming civilians, such as distributing warning leaflets instructing noncombatants to stay away from areas used by Hamas to fire on Israel, phoning- in warnings, and deliberately missing targets on the first strike, to give civilians time to leave, these attempts at caution don’t always succeed.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 20, 2012, 09:15:15 am
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=292664

Clinton to arrive in Israel, push for Gaza ceasefire

By TOVAH LAZAROFF, GREER FAY CASHMAN

LAST UPDATED: 11/20/2012 10:21

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to arrive in Israel Tuesday night. Clinton will meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, according to a source.

White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters that the message of Clinton's trip will be that it is in nobody's interest for there to be an escalation of military conflict in Gaza. He added that Hamas must end rocket attacks into Israel and that Egypt can be a partner in helping to resolve the conflict in Gaza.

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Post by: Mark on November 20, 2012, 10:20:28 am
Report: Hamas official Ayman Taha says Israel, Gaza militants agree to Egyptian-brokered ceasefire, to go into effect at 2200 GMT - @Reuters



Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 20, 2012, 11:00:25 am
Israeli government spokesman tells CNN that truce deal with Gaza militants is not finalized, says 'ball still in play' - @Reuters

Senior Hamas official says no cease-fire deal with Israel, but agreement is close - @AP

Rocket strikes building in Rishon Lezion, Israel; 1 reported lightly hurt - @Jerusalem_Post
http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=292656




Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 20, 2012, 11:27:36 am
PHOTO - Residential building in the central Israeli town of Rishon LeZion hit tonight by rocket fired from #Gaza

http://t.co/MWpwmBrt

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A8KQPsoCYAAQK-w.jpg)


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 20, 2012, 11:43:39 am
Israeli legislature approves calling up 70,000 reservists to participate in Israel's Gaza operation - @Jerusalem_Post

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?ID=292750&R=R1


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 20, 2012, 12:38:11 pm
WOW!!! did not see this coming...

US blocks UN Security Council call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza offensive as unbalanced against Israel - @AP

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/20/us-blocks-un-security-council-call-for-gaza-cease-fire-as-unbalanced-against/


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Kilika on November 20, 2012, 12:55:03 pm
Looks like the Security Council tried to pull a fast one on Israel! Typical.

Here's their official reason...

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"We made clear that we would measure any action by the Security Council based on whether it supported the ongoing diplomacy toward de-escalation of violence and a durable outcome that ends the rocket attacks on Israeli cities and towns and restores a broader calm," Pelton said. "By failing to call for the immediate and permanent halt to rocket launches from Gaza into Israel, this press statement failed to contribute constructively to those goals. As such, we could not agree to this statement, which was counter-productive and unacceptable."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/11/20/us-blocks-un-security-council-call-for-gaza-cease-fire-as-unbalanced-against/#ixzz2Cn4nA528


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 20, 2012, 01:55:12 pm
Israeli civilian killed by rocket from Gaza, defense ministry spokesman says - @AFP
http://blogs.aljazeera.com/topic/gaza/israeli-civilian-was-killed-rocket-gaza


UN Security Council will meet at 3 p.m. ET for consultations on situation in the Middle East - statement via @NBCNews


Update: 3rd journalist killed today by Israeli air strike on his car in the central Gaza Strip - @Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/20/palestinians-israel-gaza-media-idUSL5E8MKF8X20121120

woops, maybe he was reporting on a rocket next to a school?


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Kilika on November 20, 2012, 02:47:40 pm
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woops, maybe he was reporting on a rocket next to a school?

Yeah, thank God the one that hit the school the other day there were no children there as Israel was wise enough to move them out. Just imagine if they were there!

This deal, as hard as it may be to believe, will get MUCH worse as time goes by. As it is now, I'm having a hard time imagining it could get worse but our Lord assurs us it will, real bad.


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Boldhunter on November 20, 2012, 03:11:35 pm
Scripture on that please?


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Kilika on November 20, 2012, 03:34:45 pm
There is no specific verse that says it directly. It's a combination of verses in many places that with discernment of scripture makes it very clear what is coming on the earth.

See the books of Revelation and Daniel, several chapters. Particularly Revelation chapter 11. There are also several in the Old Testament that says Israel is still under the law and will pay accordingly for turning their backs on God. Those declarations by God did not go away when Jesus came. Jesus established the law and the punishments due Israel.



Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 21, 2012, 06:17:34 am
Tel Aviv bus blast 'a terror attack' spokesperson for Israeli PM Netanyahu says - @AFP

Update: At least 15 injured in Tel Aviv bus explosion, Israeli police say - @AJELive

Hamas claims responsibility for Tel Aviv bus explosion in statement broadcast from mosques in Gaza - @JonDonnison

Police in Israel do not have anyone in custody in relation to bus explosion, manhunt still open for 2 suspects - @Haaretzcom

Israeli police say explosive device was used in bus attack; was not a suicide bombing - @NBCNews

Students in Tel Aviv not being allowed to leave schools in wake of bus blast outside Army office building - @Haaretzcom


(http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/121121-telavivbus-310a.photoblog600.jpg)

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/tel-aviv-bus-explosion


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 21, 2012, 06:19:02 am

@pdanahar tweeted:

pdanahar
Mosque loud speakers in #Gaza described Tel Aviv bus bomb as a 'victory from God' #Israel

    1 hour ago from twitter.com by editor



LISTEN Celebratory gun fire in #Gaza after news of Tel Aviv Bus explosion. http://t.co/00GN3ItU #Israel #Telaviv


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Mark on November 21, 2012, 06:39:15 am
At least 25 injured, 5 seriously, in Tel Aviv bus bombing. Alert for more attacks

Tel Aviv’s huge Azrieli center was closed and evacuated after a bombing attack on a bus in the Tel Aviv main street of Shaul Hamelekh Blvd. Wednesday, Nov. 21, left at least 25 people injured, five seriously.  An emergency was declared in the area around the blast, focusing on the nearby Defense Ministry and ID General Staff headquarters and Ichilov hospital. The attack caught US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton closeted in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the stalled Gaza truce bid in Cairo.

Read more http://www.debka.com/article/22548/At-least-25-injured-5-seriously-in-Tel-Aviv-bus-bombing-Alert-for-more-attacks


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 21, 2012, 10:34:17 am
Wow...this is so big, that the avalanche of news over this is literally making my HEAD SPIN! :o

This is not your typical stuff in the ME that has happened in past years, where it would heightened just for a tad bit, then quiet down for awhile, only for the cycle to continue to where it appears nothing more than "been there, done that".

This what we're seeing here is NOT going away, especially with how the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating the leadership positions in alot of these ME countries(thanks to our current President). Yes, the bible prophecized these things would happen, but nonetheless buckle up...


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 21, 2012, 01:49:20 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/israel-hamas-agree-gaza-cease-fire-181335147.html

Israel and Hamas agree to Gaza cease-fire

11/21/12

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and the Hamas militant group agreed to a cease-fire Wednesday to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years, promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israeli blockade constricting the Gaza Strip.

The deal was brokered by the new Islamist government of Egypt, solidifying its role as a leader in the quickly shifting Middle East after two days of intense shuttle diplomacy that saw U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton race to the region. Under the agreement, Egypt will play a key role in maintaining the peace.

Standing next to Clinton, Egypt's foreign minister, Mohammed Kamel Amr, announced the breakthrough and said the deal was set to take effect at 9 p.m. local time. (2 p.m. EDT), capping days of intense efforts that drew the world's top diplomats into the fray.

The agreement will "improve conditions for the people of Gaza and provide security for the people of Israel," Clinton said at the news conference in Cairo.

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And what perfect timing to do so on the Eve of Thanksgiving! ::)

1Th 5:3  For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.




Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 21, 2012, 05:22:15 pm
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=292973

Mofaz: Hamas won upper hand, truce a mistake

By LAHAV HARKOV

11/21/2012 22:41

Politicians to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's right and left spoke out against Wednesday night's ceasefire, with only Labor, Meretz and others on the left supporting it.

"The goals of his operation were not reached, and the next round is only a matter of time," opposition leader Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) said. "We should not have stopped at this stage. Hamas got stronger and we did not gain deterrence." Mofaz referred to his experience as IDF chief of staff and leading Operation Defensive Shield, saying it is possible to defeat terror.

"The army knows how to do its work, and we could have won this time. A ceasefire at this point is a mistake; this is not how a war against terror ends. Hamas has the upper hand," he stated.

Kadima MK Ronit Tirosh accused Netanyahu of cynically using the residents of the South and making the equation "the higher the number of victims, the higher number of Knesset seats." Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid criticized Netanyahu for 'failing to achieve the goals" that the government had set for itself in the ceasefire announcement.

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Post by: Mark on November 21, 2012, 07:48:47 pm
Twelve rockets hit Israel after truce...
http://www.france24.com/en/20121122-twelve-rockets-hit-israel-after-truce-police

Hamas Thanks Iran...
http://www.france24.com/en/20121121-hamas-says-israel-failed-its-goals-thanks-iran



Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 21, 2012, 09:03:50 pm
Twelve rockets hit Israel after truce...
http://www.france24.com/en/20121122-twelve-rockets-hit-israel-after-truce-police

Hamas Thanks Iran...
http://www.france24.com/en/20121121-hamas-says-israel-failed-its-goals-thanks-iran



Well, so much for the "truce" - speaking of "truces", you ain't seen nothin yet. When the 1st seal is broken and the AC comes to to "make peace"...well, you know what the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc seals do.


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Kilika on November 22, 2012, 03:54:14 am
Yeah, those silly truces they hold never last, never have. All it is is a re-arming phase to let both sides regroup and rearm. Armies have been taking breaks for special occasions ans holidays for ages. Nothing new, and sure isn't because somebody brokered some special deal. It's kind of like an understood thing they do, fight, take a break, fight, take a break, etc. ::)


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 22, 2012, 09:33:13 am
http://news.yahoo.com/gazans-celebrate-victory-over-israel-122857411.html;_ylt=AvWmxoF2hfQ_ja54EIDneQ.FCu9_;_ylu=X3oDMTVxZzEyN2E4BGNjb2RlA2dtcHRvcDEwMDBwb29sd2lraXVwcmVzdARtaXQDQXJ0aWNsZSBNaXhlZCBMaXN0IE5ld3MgZm9yIFlvdSB3aXRoIE1vcmUgTGluawRwa2cDNjZjZWQzZjUtZWFkYi0zNGNhLTlmYTQtYWQxODExNzgyM2MzBHBvcwMyBHNlYwNuZXdzX2Zvcl95b3UEdmVyAzYyMzRiN2QwLTM0YTAtMTFlMi05ZmFjLWM5NjExY2VmMGNmYw--;_ylg=X3oDMTJ2aDNzYXVzBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDYjI4Njc0NmQtMDVjMS0zN2Q3LTgwMTEtMWU4Y2UwMzNmZjc4BHBzdGNhdANzY2llbmNlfHBldHMEcHQDc3RvcnlwYWdl;_ylv=3

Gazans celebrate "victory" over Israel

11/22/12

GAZA (Reuters) - Gazans savoured the calm that pervaded their coastal enclave on Thursday after an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire halted eight days of relentless Israeli bombardment that killed 162 people.

Despite the death and destruction, many were buoyant, echoing assertions of the Gaza Strip's Islamist Hamas rulers that their rocket salvoes, which reached Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for the first time, had trumped Israel's military might.

"Congratulations on your victory," passersby said as they shook hands with Hamas traffic policemen back on the streets after days in hiding to avoid Israeli bombs and missiles.

But joy mingled with grief as many Palestinians walked by wrecked houses and government buildings, glimpsing shredded clothing, ruined furniture and cars half-buried in the rubble.

Fighting ended late on Wednesday after the Hamas movement and Israel accepted a truce, although doubt abounded on both sides that this would be anything more than a pause in a deadly struggle between deeply distrustful adversaries.

Jubilant crowds celebrated in Gaza, most waving green Hamas flags, but hundreds with the yellow emblems of the rival Fatah group led by Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 22, 2012, 09:40:30 am
http://news.yahoo.com/day-president-brokered-gaza-truce-egypts-brotherhood-leader-133038445.html

11/22/12

Day after president brokered Gaza truce, Egypt's Brotherhood leader slams peace with Israel

CAIRO - The leader and top cleric of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has denounced peace efforts with Israel, urging holy war to liberate Palestinian territories.

Mohammed Badei's call Thursday comes just a day after Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who also hails from the Brotherhood, succeeded in brokering a truce to end eight days of Israel-Hamas fighting.

Under the deal, Gaza's ruling Hamas is to stop rocket fire into Israel while Israel is to cease airstrikes and allow the opening of the strip's long-blockaded borders.

Badei says "jihad is obligatory" for Muslims and that peace deals with Israel are a "game of grand deception." He says there's been enough negotiations, the "enemy knows nothing but language of force."

The Brotherhood and its members don't recognize Israel and refuse to hold direct talks with Israelis.


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 22, 2012, 10:36:27 am

Israel air force drops leaflets across Gaza City warning residents to evacuate homes “immediately”… Hamas is asking its residents to ignore the warning

 
November 20th, 2012

Translation:
 
Military Announcement
 
To the residents of Sheikh Ijleen, Tal al Hawa, Remal al-Janoub, Zeitoun neighbourhood, Shoujaiyat al-Tourkman, Shoujaiyat al-Jadida:
 
The Israeli military is not targeting any of you and does not want to hurt you or members of your family.
 
For your own safety, you are requested to evacuate your houses right away and to move towards Gaza city through Cairo Road, Arab League Road, al-Aqsa Road, al-Qadisiya Road, Em el Leymoun, Salaheddine, al-Mansoura, Khalas, Baghdad.
 
The deployment in Gaza city is limited in the west of Salah al-Din Road, north of Omar al Moukhtar Road, East of Nasr Road, and south of al-Qods Road.
 
This confrontation is temporary and once it ends everyone will go home.
 
Obeying the orders of the Israeli military will result in you, civilian residents, not being hurt
 
The Israeli Defence Army Leadership

Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/israel-air-force-drops-leaflets-across-gaza-city-warning-residents-to-evacuate-homes-immediately/#kgMSYxrXmxqPepbL.99


Title: Re: HAMAS: STRIKE 'OPENED THE GATES OF HELL'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 22, 2012, 10:39:18 am
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/20/world/middleeast/israel-gaza-conflict.html?hp&_r=0

Hamas Leader Dares Israel to Invade Amid Gaza Airstrikes

11/19/12

GAZA CITY — The top leader of Hamas dared Israel on Monday to launch a ground invasion of Gaza and dismissed diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire in the six-day-old conflict, as the Israeli military conducted a new wave of deadly airstrikes on the besieged Palestinian enclave, including a second hit on a 15-story building that houses media outlets. A volley of rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel included one that hit a vacant school.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 24, 2012, 08:22:26 am
http://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-truce-agreement-says-nothing-about-stopping-the-flow-of-weapons-into-gaza/

Hamas claims truce deal says nothing about stopping the flow of weapons into Gaza

Egypt has already intecepted one shipment of missiles; Israel insists on maintaining naval blockade

11/24/12

The ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas which ended Operation Pillar of Defense does not include Egyptian guarantees to prevent the smuggling of weapons to Gaza, said a senior Hamas official on Saturday.
 
Izzat al-Rishq, a member of the terrorist organization’s political bureau, wrote on his Facebook page that Israel was attempting to protect its image following defeat.
 
“It is not true what some people are saying that the ceasefire agreement included the approval of Egypt to prevent the smuggling of weapons to Gaza in conjunction with US special units … These leaks are an Israeli attempt to mitigate the impact of defeat,” he posted.
 
This week, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad terror organization, which is closely allied with Iran, said that the group would continue to rearm in Gaza, reported Israel Radio.

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