Skip to comments.Summary of Overnight Events, 03 January 2009
Posted on 01/03/2009 1:39:00 PM PST by Cindy
"Summary of Overnight Events, 03 January 2009"
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“IDF VLOG UPDATE: Ground Forces Enter Gaza - Capt. Benjamin Rutland - 3 Jan. 2009”
January 03, 2009
BREAKING NEWS - 3 Jan. 2009 - Israel Defense Forces spokesman Capt. Benjamin Rutland announces the entrance of IDF forces into Gaza with the objective of dealing a heavy blow to Hamas’ terrorist infrastructure and rocket-launching capability.
“Rocket attacks persist despite Gaza invasion”
SNIPPET: “IDF says Hamas having difficulties manufacturing new rockets, but still has enough to continue and perhaps increase launchings in coming days”
Published: 01.04.09, 00:38 / Israel News
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Palestinian gunmen continued to fire rockets toward Israel’s western Negev region late Saturday night even after IDF ground forces entered the Hamas-controlled territory in the framework of Operation Cast Lead.
Five rockets fired from the northern Strip landed in open areas within the Sdot Negev Regional Council’s limits, but caused no injury or damage.
“It is our estimation that the rocket fire on Israel will continue and perhaps even increase in the coming days,” a military official said, adding that while Hamas is having difficulties manufacturing new rockets, it still has some stockpiled.
A total of 12 Qassam rockets hit the Sdot Negev area on Saturday; all of them landed in open fields and caused no injuries.
Sdot Negev Regional Council head Meir Yifrach told Ynet “we support the troops and pray that the operation will succeed and that they’ll return home safely.”
Notice the numbers. France has more "angry protesters" than Turkey, which for some reason always goes un-noticed by the Turk bashers on FR.
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VLOG: Ground Forces Enter GazaJANUARY 4, 2009...00:23
Statement by Ehud Barak, Minister of Defence
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January 3rd, 2009
Statement by the Minister of Defence, Mr. Ehud Barak:
A few hours ago, Israeli ground forces entered the Gaza Strip as part of operation Cast Lead against the Hamas terrorists and their affiliates and infrastructure in Gaza.
So far, the Israeli Defense Forces have dealt an unprecedented heavy blow to Hamas. In order to complete their mission we now launched the ground operation.
I have said all along that our military activities will widen and deepen as much as needed. Our aim is to force Hamas to stop its hostile activities against Israel and Israelis from Gaza, and to bring about a significant change in the situation in Southern part of Israel.
We have carefully weighed all our options. We are not war hungry but we shall not, I repeat we shall not allow a situation where our towns, villages and civilians are constantly targeted by Hamas. It will not be easy or short, but we are determined.
We are well aware of the humanitarian aspect and are doing and will continue to do everything possible to provide all humanitarian needs to Gaza.
While we are fighting in Gaza, we keep an open eye on the sensitive situation in our northern border. We have no aggressive intentions there. We hope the situation there will remain calm; nevertheless we are ready and alert to face any unwarranted development in that area.
We are peace seekers. We have restrained ourselves for a long time but now is the time to do what needs to be done. We are determined to afford our citizens what any citizen anywhere in the world is entitled to peace, tranquility and freedom from threats.
Thank you fanfan.
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Hezbollah urges Hamas to ‘kill as many Israeli soldiers as they can’ during Gaza op
Haaretz ^ | 04/01/2009 | DPA
Posted on January 3, 2009 2:50:31 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
The Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah called late Saturday on Hamas to “defeat Israel and kill as many Israeli soldiers as they can.”
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“IDF official: For time being, no massive resistance to IDF op”
Published: 01.04.09, 00:39 / Israel News
SNIPPET: “IDF troops are advancing in the northern Gaza Strip according to plan, an IDF official told Ynet.”
JPost.com » Israel » Article
Jan 4, 2009 1:04
“Palestinians throw explosive devices at soldiers operating in Gaza”
By JPOST.COM STAFF
SNIPPET: “Palestinians were throwing explosive devices at IDF soldiers operating in the Jebaliya refugee camp late Saturday night, Israel Radio reported.”
I thought that London was full CCTV units and that the police there could track anybody, anywhere, anytime. So much for big Bro’.
Political correctness overrides wot/gwot capabilities at times and that seems to be a problem found in a number of countries.
The UN can go pound salt.
“UN chief ‘concerned, disappointed’ over Gaza incursion”
Published: 01.04.09, 01:13 / Israel News
(”Source: Ikhwanonline.com, Al-Quds Al-Arabi, London, January 2, 2009”)
“Muslim Brotherhood General Guide: The Time Has Come For Jihad To The Maximum Degree”
(Posted January 2, 2009)
Published: 01/03/09, 11:31 PM
“EU Backs Israel’s Ground Invasion, US Opposes ‘One-Sided’ Truce”
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “(IsraelNN.com) The European Union (EU), whose rotating president is from the Czech Republic, voiced rare support for Israel’s ground incursion while United States President George W. Bush said he opposes a “one-sided ceasefire.” France opposed the Israeli counterterrorist offensive.”
January 03, 2009
“U.S. Hosted Hamas Children’s Website: “I have to kill the Israeli occupation and break the siege of Gaza””
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at January 3, 2009 06:26 PM
“Gaza incursion: IDF targeting rocket launching sites”
SNIPPET: “Following heavy artillery bombardment, Israeli soldiers enter Gaza Saturday evening, operate near Beit Lahiya, Beit Hanoun to quell rocket fire; dozens of terrorists hurt, some killed. Defense Minister Barak: We won’t abandon our citizens, IDF’s job is to defend home front”
Latest Update: 01.04.09, 01:30 / Israel News
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “IDF invades Gaza: IDF ground troops entered the northern Gaza Strip Saturday evening, as the army launched its long anticipated ground operation.
Army officials confirmed that dozens of terrorists were hurt in clashes with IDF ground troops, some of them were killed. In several cases, armed terrorists approached Israeli forces and were shot at by ground troops and IDF gunships. There are no reports of Israeli casualties at this time.”
Last update - 02:40 04/01/2009
“Israel okays call-up of tens of thousands of IDF reservists”
By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent, and Reuters
Tags: Gaza, Hamas, Israel News
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Israel’s government has approved the call-up of tens of thousands of reservist soldiers, it was annnounced Saturday, almost simultaneously with the launch of a Gaza ground incursion aimed at halting rocket fire on Israel’s southern communities.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s office said in a statement that, in accordance with a secret cabinet discussion Friday, the government ordered the armed forces “to draft the necessary reservists, on a scale of tens of thousands of troops.””
Jan 4, 2009 0:14 | Updated Jan 4, 2009 1:09
“IDF wary of Hizbullah attacks in North”
By YAAKOV KATZ
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The army is on high alert along the northern border out of concern that Hizbullah will fire rockets - or use Palestinian proxies to do so - in response to the IDF’s escalation of its operations in Gaza.
This would open a second front for Israel as it operates against Hamas in the South.
On Saturday, Saeed Jalili, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, arrived in Syria to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip. According to media reports, Jalili said Iran and Hizbullah had reached an agreement under which the Lebanese group would launch rockets into Israel if the IDF began a ground operation in Gaza.
Two weeks ago, the Lebanese army discovered eight Katyushas ready to fire north of the southern Lebanese town of Nakoura.”
I will be praying tonight.
“NYC mayor heads to Israel to ‘show his support’”
Published: 01.04.09, 03:43 / Israel News
SNIPPET: “New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is heading to Israel along with police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and New York Rep. Gary Ackerman.”
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