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Summary of Overnight Events, 03 January 2009
IDF via ^ | Januar 3, 2009 | n/a

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
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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.

21 posted on 01/03/2009 2:54:11 PM PST by Cindy
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“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”

Ilana Curiel
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.”

22 posted on 01/03/2009 2:58:55 PM PST by Cindy
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In Paris, police said 21,000 people marched through the streets, shouting slogans that included “We are all Palestinians.” Later, a small group of protesters set fire to at least three cars and smashed shop and cafe windows. Angry protests continued for a second day in Turkey, where about 5,000 demonstrators shouted “killer Israel” in downtown Ankara....”

Notice the numbers. France has more "angry protesters" than Turkey, which for some reason always goes un-noticed by the Turk bashers on FR.

23 posted on 01/03/2009 2:59:44 PM PST by ScreamingFist (Annihilation - The result of underestimating your enemies. NRA)
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24 posted on 01/03/2009 3:01:34 PM PST by fanfan (Update on Constitutional Crisis in Canada.....Click user name)
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Note: The following text is a quote:

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”.

25 posted on 01/03/2009 3:06:50 PM PST by Cindy
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Thank you fanfan.

26 posted on 01/03/2009 3:07:23 PM PST by Cindy
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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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27 posted on 01/03/2009 3:08:58 PM PST by Cindy
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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.”

28 posted on 01/03/2009 3:18:32 PM PST by Cindy
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Jan 4, 2009 1:04
“Palestinians throw explosive devices at soldiers operating in Gaza”

SNIPPET: “Palestinians were throwing explosive devices at IDF soldiers operating in the Jebaliya refugee camp late Saturday night, Israel Radio reported.”

29 posted on 01/03/2009 3:20:07 PM PST by Cindy
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I thought that London was full CCTV units and that the police there could track anybody, anywhere, anytime. So much for big Bro’.

30 posted on 01/03/2009 3:24:53 PM PST by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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Political correctness overrides wot/gwot capabilities at times and that seems to be a problem found in a number of countries.

31 posted on 01/03/2009 3:27:48 PM PST by Cindy
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The UN can go pound salt.


“UN chief ‘concerned, disappointed’ over Gaza incursion”
Published: 01.04.09, 01:13 / Israel News

32 posted on 01/03/2009 3:29:32 PM PST by Cindy
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(”Source:, 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)

33 posted on 01/03/2009 3:33:52 PM PST by Cindy
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Published: 01/03/09, 11:31 PM
“EU Backs Israel’s Ground Invasion, US Opposes ‘One-Sided’ Truce”

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “( 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.”

34 posted on 01/03/2009 3:42:29 PM PST by Cindy
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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

35 posted on 01/03/2009 3:48:49 PM PST by Cindy
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“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”

Hanan Greenberg
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.”

36 posted on 01/03/2009 4:40:53 PM PST by Cindy
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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.””

37 posted on 01/03/2009 5:43:10 PM PST by Cindy
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Jan 4, 2009 0:14 | Updated Jan 4, 2009 1:09
“IDF wary of Hizbullah attacks in North”

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.”

38 posted on 01/03/2009 5:53:00 PM PST by Cindy
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About TIME!!!!!!! This is so RIGHTEOUS! Good for the IDF....GOOD FOR ISRAEL !!!

I will be praying tonight.

39 posted on 01/03/2009 5:55:21 PM PST by Republic
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“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.”

40 posted on 01/03/2009 6:05:16 PM PST by Cindy
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