Skip to comments.Rockets Fired on Northern Israel
Posted on 08/22/2013 7:31:38 AM PDT by Errant
At least four rockets were fired from Lebanon Thursday afternoon, with at least one confirmed as having struck in the area of Nahariya.
IDF Radio reported that bomb shelters in the northern city of Akko (Acre) have been opened for public use, and the IDF is urging residents of the north to remain close to shelters.
There are unconfirmed reports that the IDF has responded with artillery fire into Lebanon
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I’ve not heard of any shelling from the north recently, but for this; did I miss other news?
Well, Israel aksed for it, being Jewish and all. < /Obama>
There was a bit of news about a Syrian emplacement being shelled a few days ago. The wounded soldiers crossed into Israeli territory for treatment.
Something is up when Hezbollah gets involved from Lebanon. Maybe Iran ordering new operations in anticipation of an Israeli attack against Iran?
That is not a good analogy. The situation is different. There isn’t a revolution in Syria. Its a religious war, with sunni takferi groups wanting to cleanse the region of anyone who is not sunni, especially Shiites who they hate more than anyone.
Provoking Israel to attack Hezbollah would be the stupidest move ever, because Hezbollah would open up a second front while a large amount of their fighters are not even in Lebanon. Hezbollah and Assad are winning in Syria, the longer it drags out the more their numbers will decline and their morale will dwindle.
You are forgetting that Hezbollah will never quit fighting the extremist Sunnis, because regardless if they fight back or not the extremist sunnis still will want to wipe them out, the same goes for the Alawites(Assad regime).
If you think that they will magically unite because Israel will strike Lebanon, you seem to forget about 2008 where Sunni politicians wanted to dismantle hezbollahs telecommunications networks in Lebanon which were highlighted as being one of the key elements which allowed them to fight effectively against Israel in 2006.
There are already elements in Lebanon (Takferi groups) that are trying to spark violence against Shiites.
Why would Hezbollah launch 4 small rockets blindly into Israel? They have nothing to gain, there is no one to unite, they would open up another front(and a much deadlier one at that)
What do free Syrian islamists have to gain? Hezbollah will need to move back most of their fighters from Syria. Hezbollah would be caught between the Israelis and the extremist sunnis. Syria will probably be taken over by the islamists.
If Israel gets involved now against Hezbollah in Lebanon it will be a kingmaker, essentially handing over control of two countries to sunni extremists which is not in their interests. Their best move is to keep the status quo in Syria, and hve Hezbollah lose fighters and the sunnis not gain control.
In any case, I believe it was said in Israel that Hezbollah did not launch the rockets, and I trust the Israelis have eyes in south Lebanon 24/7.
Makes sense to me that its sunni groups that are trying to instigate something to divert hezbollahs attention in Syria.
Case in point: Hamas is now feeling the squeeze with the removal of Morsi. After leaving their Damascus HQ in protest over the Syrian conflict, they are again speaking to Hezbollah and Iran with hat (or turban) in hand.
The central point of the outreach revolves around the individual groups' opposition to Israel.
Why does Lebanon still exist?
ISRAEL FIRES ON INNOCENT WOMEN & CHILDREN IN LEBANON.
you know, an interesting question is, why is the american media, mostly run by jews, so anti Israel.
the rocket that was intercepted by iron dome was intercepted as it was heading for that city iron dome was protecting. if not for iron dome that city would have been hit.
Hamas is not a takferi group and are choir boys in the game of religious terrorism and beliefs compared to these groups who believe that anyone who doesn’t believe in the same things they do deserve to be killed.
Look at what happened now, just about an hour ago, two car bombs went off in Lebanon in a purely Sunni city which despises Hezbollah, and there is anger at Hezbollah now.
It obviously is not Hezbollah who did this. Again, there is nothing to gain.
First A Shiite neighbourhood gets car bombed, the people who take responsibility are Syrians and a few were captured and confessed that they rigged 10 cars in total to bomb places. Then people launch four rockets from south Lebanon and run away, the idf acknowledge it is not Hezbollah. The next day two Sunni mosques are hit and within minutes Sunni politicians are blaming Hezbollah.
There are groups trying to start something, you have to see who has the most to gain. Hezbollah has everything to lose, the free Syrian terrorist have everything to gain.
“Rockets Fired on Northern Israel”
This headline always makes me look twice when I see it in the sidebar. For some reason I keep thinking it says:
“Rockets Fired on Northern Ireland”
And my first thought is, ‘Dang, are they at it again?’ and then I see it’s Israel and, sadly, I thknk, ‘Oh, yeah, Muslims.’
That’s odd. Are you Irish or have connections?
“Are you Irish or have connections?”
Connections. I know a couple from Cloontia in County Mayo who have told me a LOT about ‘The Troubles’.
Every time I look, I C Israel - but it's on my radar. :)
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