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Israel air strikes continue after death of Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari. Hamas: Itís war
Debka ^ | 11/14/12

Posted on 11/14/2012 8:23:28 AM PST by Dave346

After confirming the death of Ahmed Jabari, commander of Hamas’s military arm, Ezz e-din al-Qassam, Hamas announced: We are now at war with Israel. Jabari, 52, was killed by a targeted Israeli air attack in Gaza City. A key figure in the radical Palestinian Hamas movement, he was caught driving in a black Mercedes in Gaza City. Hamas has announced a general call-up and threatened to respond not just with rockets but suicide attacks. Israeli sources say the air operation called Pillar of Cloud is underway against more Hamas leaders and its military infrastructure and rocket stocks across the Gaza Strip until peace is restored to southern Israel. debkafile’s military sources report that southern Israeli is on high alert in expectation of a furious Hamas reprisal for the loss of its leading terror strategist. Areas such as Gedera and Gan Yavneh which have escaped most missile attacks may now be targeted. Israel may also expect repercussions from Cairo since Jabari was a favorite of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood and his death occurred the day after Egypt brokered a ceasefire in the missile offensive from the Gaza Strip. That “ceasefire” was violated Wednesday with five Grad rockets against the Eshkol district.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaza; hamas; rocket; war
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Looks like the Israel / Hamas war is heating up now. Not surprised Hamas waited until after the election for their latest offensive.
1 posted on 11/14/2012 8:23:36 AM PST by Dave346
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To: Dave346

Bounce the rubble.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 8:27:11 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Dave346

Go Israel.

Make ham out of Hamas.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 8:27:47 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Dave346
Israel may also expect repercussions from Cairo since Jabari was a favorite of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood and his death occurred the day after Egypt brokered a ceasefire in the missile offensive from the Gaza Strip. That “ceasefire” was violated Wednesday with five Grad rockets against the Eshkol district.

That is such a revealing few sentences.

Egypt negotiates a missile ceasefire. Hamas breaks the agreement within 24 hours.

Israel retaliates.

The Brotherhood is mad at Israel and they'll retaliate.

Is that not insanity???

4 posted on 11/14/2012 8:28:23 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Dave346

Not enough to spread on toast......


5 posted on 11/14/2012 8:29:15 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Dave346
Hamas announced: We are now at war with Israel.

Um, since when have those savages not been at war with Israel?

6 posted on 11/14/2012 8:30:31 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Dave346
Isreal needs to level Gaza. Totally and inform Hamas that the war will be concise and complete devastation.
7 posted on 11/14/2012 8:30:35 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Dave346

This going to get big, real big.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 8:32:20 AM PST by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: Zeppo

You are exactly right, when hasn’t Hamas been at war with Israel. At least Israel knows how to respond to enemies.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 8:33:56 AM PST by falcon99
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To: Dave346

Israel has been around for 5000 years. They’ve endured bondage and slavery. And after being dispersed around the world for 2000 years, they reappeared as one people once again on the banks of the Jordan. They’ve endured Egyptian Pharoes, Roman Emperors, the Muslims and the Nazis. The eight years of Obama will be but a blink of an eye to them. I’ve been to Israel and have seen the wall that Ariel Sharon put up despite the demands of the world to tear it down. They’re once again taking matters of their own liberty and security into their own hands.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 8:43:03 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: xzins

All too typical of the Jihadis. They are offended by anyone who fights back.

Similar to the ‘Rats here in the US.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 8:44:29 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Gaza should be made into a parking lot. Systematically tear down every dwelling and send the occupants to Saudi Arabia.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 8:47:28 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: falcon99

Unlike some US military leaders, Israel’s leaders have their sights set on the right targets.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 8:50:54 AM PST by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Dave346

Have you ever read the Hamas charter?

It calls for the elimination of Israel and the extermination of the Jews.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 8:51:19 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Da Coyote
Go Israel. Make ham out of Hamas.
Kick and Ham some a*s, Israel!!!
15 posted on 11/14/2012 8:55:43 AM PST by JustaCowgirl (Revolutions are not born out of success, they are born out of despair)
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To: elhombrelibre
This going to get big, real big.

Tee time! Valerie'll handle things...


16 posted on 11/14/2012 8:56:06 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: Dave346
We are now at war with Israel

Heh.
Bring it, raghead.

17 posted on 11/14/2012 8:57:51 AM PST by grobdriver
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To: cotton1706

....And they will have to do it again, stand up for themselves, with or without America.


18 posted on 11/14/2012 9:04:20 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Dave346

Note to Israel: Don’t let this be your Vietnam... Fight to win. Make post-war meaningful.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 9:06:17 AM PST by jimmygrace
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To: Dave346
Bibi is going for the Godfather solution. "Today we are resolving all our family's problems."

Iran is next.

20 posted on 11/14/2012 9:13:47 AM PST by AU72
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To: xzins

To you and I yes. To Europe it’s, “Aw, the poor Palestinians. What can we do to help?”

Talk about a continent with it’s head up it’s posterior as it relates to Israel...

Does Israel invade Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, or Egypt? As long as it’s neighbors leave it alone, it leaves them alone.

The Arabs on the West Bank and Gaza, just can’t stop trying to push Israel into the Med, even if only figuratively.

Who knew firing rockets into Israel at the rate of a few to a few hundred per day would result in Israel losing it’s patience at some point?

How can anyone say this is Israel’s fault


21 posted on 11/14/2012 9:15:30 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Dave346
..We are now at war with Israel...

Be careful what you wish for.

22 posted on 11/14/2012 9:20:45 AM PST by 444Flyer
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To: Dave346

“Alright, Lungher. Let’s do it.”

“Say when.”


23 posted on 11/14/2012 9:22:18 AM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug

“From his own mouth, Pharoah has called the next plague upon Egypt.”


24 posted on 11/14/2012 9:25:17 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: onedoug

“You’re no Daisy at all...you were just too high strung.”


25 posted on 11/14/2012 9:25:22 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Dave346; SJackson

Good to get it done as soon as possible. Daily prayers for Israel would also be good.


26 posted on 11/14/2012 9:26:01 AM PST by familyop
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To: onedoug

Why not state that any nuke attack on Israel will cause an immediate conversion of MECCA into a trinitite-paved, glassy, dead zone.

The “prophet’s tomb” is a good ground zero...

Maybe during max Hajj?


27 posted on 11/14/2012 9:31:26 AM PST by Huebolt (United Socialist States of Amerika. Thank you I.N.S. (Immigration - National Suicide))
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To: Dave346

“he was caught driving”

Filthy koranimal, cars are for Infidels.


28 posted on 11/14/2012 9:32:10 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: COBOL2Java
Not only limp wristed, but limp elbowed... and a bit light in the loafers
29 posted on 11/14/2012 9:33:24 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Yeah, the muslim whackos in control of Egypt now will probably launch an assault on her along with Iran maybe. Isreal may have to resort to nukes to defend herself. It is all foretold.


30 posted on 11/14/2012 9:36:26 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: elhombrelibre

Yeah, the muslim whackos in control of Egypt now will probably launch an assault on her along with Iran maybe. Isreal may have to resort to nukes to defend herself. It is all foretold.


31 posted on 11/14/2012 9:36:48 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: everyone
Wait this is all a mistake.

He was driving a Chevy Volt and it shorted out.

32 posted on 11/14/2012 9:44:17 AM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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To: Dave346
IDF Pinpoint Strike on Ahmed Jabri, Head of Hamas Military Wing
33 posted on 11/14/2012 9:44:52 AM PST by Errant
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To: BenLurkin
All too typical of the Jihadis. They are offended by anyone who fights back.
Similar to the ‘Rats here in the US.

BTTT!!

34 posted on 11/14/2012 9:51:21 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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The Jerusalem Post has a story stating that this action destroyed 20 Underground Rocket Launchers -- long enough in range to hit Tel Aviv.

Since Hamas has been firing rockets from Gaza, they have brought this upon themselves.

The Jerusalem Post article:

Israeli air strike kills Hamas military chief Jabari

The subtitle is:

IAF hits 20 underground sites housing long-range launchers capable of striking Tel Aviv; Hamas says Israel "opened the gates of hell" with Gaza hit; strikes mark start of targeted anti-terror campaign.

Hamas brought this upon themselves...

35 posted on 11/14/2012 10:00:59 AM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Dave346

Before we all start running around flailing our arms, I think we need to observe this story comes from Debka. They are *never* right.


36 posted on 11/14/2012 10:04:11 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: AU72
Iran is next.

If we had Real American leadership, we'd be sending boatloads of munitions to Israel right now. They're going to need a bunch real soon.

37 posted on 11/14/2012 10:04:11 AM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Dave346

The Israelis have good reason to be getting more aggressive. Recent pics from middle east news guys of the rocket motors fired at Israel show a much more sophisticated unit than the home jobs we’re used to seeing. Means the Hamasses are getting more outside help. It’s fine with me if Ben figures it’s time to light ‘ém up and clean ‘ém out.


38 posted on 11/14/2012 10:08:52 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: topher

"Pillar of Cloud" sounds kinda Biblical to me. Hamas might wish to consult with their moon god ASAP. And while they're at it, read the fine print on their land deeds that talks about, "All lands from the Euphrates to the Nile"...

39 posted on 11/14/2012 10:15:56 AM PST by Errant
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To: Dave346

I enjoyed seeing the Car-B-Que on video.


40 posted on 11/14/2012 10:16:37 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Dave346

I enjoyed seeing the Car-B-Que on video.


41 posted on 11/14/2012 10:16:51 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Before we all start running around flailing our arms...

Too late, I knocked over the birdhouse and threw my shoulder out of joint.

42 posted on 11/14/2012 10:17:12 AM PST by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: Dave346

Godspeed and good hunting boys


43 posted on 11/14/2012 10:18:27 AM PST by Marathoner (Benghazi = Watergate on steroids)
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To: Dave346

May have also got Hamas co-founder Mahmoud al-Zahar. From the Guardian: “Hamas: killing of military chief by Israel has ‘opened gates of hell’ - live”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2012/nov/14/middle-east-syria-hillary-clinton-30m

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Many Twitter users inside Gaza echo an entry that just appeared on Haaretz’s live blog reporting an “explosion in house of Hamas cofounder Mahmoud al-Zahar, in Gaza.”

Zahar, who is in his late 60s, met last month with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It is unclear whether he was wounded in the apparent attack.

- - -

Wow, Zahar. No confirmation that he’s been hit. But if he has been, well, he’s the strategic brains of Hamas in Gaza.

____


44 posted on 11/14/2012 10:23:10 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Dave346
Jerusalem Post:
The IDF said on Wednesday that it is prepared for a ground operation in Gaza, if necessary.

"All options are on the table," the IDF spokesman said. "If necessary, the IDF is ready to initiate a ground operation in Gaza."

It's on.
45 posted on 11/14/2012 10:27:49 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: Dave346

US Statement:


Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Warren released a statement in support of Israel:

“We’re monitoring the situation closely,” Warren said. “We stand by our Israeli partners in their right to defend themselves against terrorism.”


Source is link in post 44


46 posted on 11/14/2012 10:28:21 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Drawsing
That's nothing: I knocked over my shoulder and threw the birdhouse out of the joint.


47 posted on 11/14/2012 10:30:12 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Dave346
YNet News (via Drudge):
Four rockets fired at Israeli town on Egyptian border; several explode inside town, one near school. No injuries or damage reported. IDF suspects rockets fired from Sinai Peninsula
Sinai Peninsula = from Egyptian soil.
48 posted on 11/14/2012 10:30:32 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I enjoyed seeing the Car-B-Que on video.

Ahmed Jabari Meets His 77 Virginians

49 posted on 11/14/2012 10:32:20 AM PST by TonyInOhio
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To: Dave346
The Israeli Defense Forces just released a statement:

We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead.

They have drawn the sword. May God protect the IDF.

50 posted on 11/14/2012 10:35:09 AM PST by TonyInOhio
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