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« 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.

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« Reply #1 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.

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« Reply #2 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
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 10:05:19 am »

Israel military spokesperson sees 'protracted days' of fighting with Gaza - @Reuters

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« Reply #4 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
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« Reply #5 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.

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Israel Defense Forces account tweets that rocket fired from Gaza has hit shopping center in major southern Israeli city - @IDFSpokesperson

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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.

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Report: Israeli ambassador to Egypt will leave Cairo soon, airport sources say - @ahramonline

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Arab League to meet Saturday on Gaza attack, Egypt's news agency reports, quoting league official - @Reuters

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Israeli cabinet OKs mobilizing reserve troops for Gaza if needed - @Reuters

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« Reply #13 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.

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http://news.yahoo.com/palestinians-urge-u-n-security-council-action-over-214406186.html

Palestinians urge U.N. Security Council action over Israeli raids
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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".

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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.
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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...

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« Reply #17 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

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Nearly 250 Gaza rockets batter South, 3 Israelis killed

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Gaza terrorists continued to fire rockets into southern Israel on Thursday morning killing three people and injuring two others in Kiryat Malachi.

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Coincidence that this is heating up just right after the election?
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« Reply #20 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.

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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.

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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



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« Reply #22 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


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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.

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When Jesus says to WATCH in the end times, he WASN'T joking, was he?
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« Reply #25 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.

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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.

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« Reply #27 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.
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« Reply #28 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.
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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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