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  • Report: Hamas Leader Haniyeh Hospitalized

    08/27/2014 7:15:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 8/28/2014, 3:15 AM | Elad Benari
    Ismail Haniyeh, a senior leader of Hamas and formerly its Prime Minister in Gaza, was taken to hospital on Wednesday evening, Channel 2 News reported. There were no details as to what the reason for the hospitalization was, or what his condition is. Senior members of Hamas, however, denied there was anything wrong with Haniyeh. The officials said that reports of the leader’s hospitalization were nothing but “false rumors”. …
  • Pentagon unsure if Qatar is a state sponsor of terror

    08/27/2014 7:34:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2014 | Carol Brown
    At a recent press conference with a spokesperson for the Pentagon, a journalist asked if the spokesperson could characterize the relationship between the United States and Qatar, noting reports that Qatar supports Islamist terror groups. To which the man replied: We continue to have a solid military to military relationship with Qatar…. Obviously, we don’t encourage any support by any nation for terrorist groups and extremists, particularly in that part of the world. Asked if he was concerned that Qatar has supported terrorist groups, he stated: I’ve seen those reports and if the reports are true absolutely that’s concerning. “If...
  • Why Israel's bombardment of Gaza neighborhood left US officers 'stunned'

    08/27/2014 5:26:20 AM PDT · by bert · 61 replies
    Al Jezeera ^ | Mark Perry
    Analysis: Military sources say Pentagon's assessment of Shujaiya shelling alarmed even Secretary of State John Kerry August 27, 2014 4:00AM ET by Mark Perry @markperrydc The cease-fire announced Tuesday between Israel and Palestinian factions — if it holds — will end seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 Gazans and some 69 Israelis. But as the rival camps seek to put their spin on the outcome, one assessment of Israel’s Gaza operation that won’t be publicized is that of the U.S. military. Still, even though the Pentagon shies away from publicly expressing judgments that might fall afoul of...
  • ISIS and Hamas: Spot the Differences

    08/26/2014 10:50:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | August 26, 2014 | Evelyn Gordon
    It’s not every day that an organization feels compelled to insist it’s truly nothing like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Why Hamas leader Khaled Meshal felt this need is a mystery: He’s in no danger from the global anti-Israel crowd, which takes great care to avoid any information that might challenge its preconceived notions, whereas anyone who knows anything about Hamas knows the disclaimer is ridiculous. Still, since he raised the subject, it’s worth examining some of the common fallacies Meshal’s distinction relies on. ISIS seeks a global caliphate, while Hamas just wants to end the Israeli...
  • Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza cease-fire

    08/26/2014 2:36:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    AOL News ^ | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and KARIN LAUB
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel and Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire, halting a seven-week war that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians, left tens of thousands in Gaza homeless and devastated entire neighborhoods in the blockaded territory. Hamas declared victory and bursts of celebratory gunfire erupted across Gaza, but the terms of the deal fell far short of Hamas' demand that Israel and Egypt open Gaza's borders. Under the Egyptian-brokered deal, Israel is to ease imports into Gaza, including aid and material for reconstruction. It also allows Palestinians to fish six nautical miles...
  • The EU, US Gave Hamas the Reason to Fight to the Death

    08/26/2014 7:32:30 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 15 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | August 27, 2014 | Mark Langfan
    In Arab-Israeli wars, never assume that he who has a bigger army is the one actually winning the real war. There is no question that Israel has the bigger army in this war, but Hamas is winning. In close to two months of “calibrated” fighting, Israel is still helpless to stop Hamas from firing rockets, ceasefire or not. As for the Gaza PR war, the prime minister is too busy fighting with his ministers to realize Hamas has already won the world over by piling up bodies of dead Palestinian Arab children.
  • A former AP correspondent explains why reporters get Israel so wrong

    08/26/2014 4:56:31 PM PDT · by varialectio · 15 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | August 26, 2014 | Matti Friedman
    The lasting importance of this summer’s war, I believe, doesn’t lie in the war itself. It lies instead in the way the war has been described and responded to abroad, and the way this has laid bare the resurgence of an old, twisted pattern of thought and its migration from the margins to the mainstream of Western discourse—namely, a hostile obsession with Jews. The key to understanding this resurgence is not to be found among jihadi webmasters, basement conspiracy theorists, or radical activists. It is instead to be found first among the educated and respectable people who populate the international...
  • Israeli teenagers: Racist and proud of it (barf alert)

    08/26/2014 3:35:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 12:20 23.08.14 | Or Kashti
    “For me, personally, Arabs are something I can’t look at and can’t stand,” a 10th-grade girl from a high school in the central part of the country says in abominable Hebrew. “I am tremendously racist. I come from a racist home. If I get the chance in the army to shoot one of them, I won’t think twice. I’m ready to kill someone with my hands, and it’s an Arab. In my education I learned that … their education is to be terrorists, and there is no belief in them. I live in an area of Arabs, and every day...
  • Deal Reached on Long-Term Gaza Cease-Fire, Hamas Says

    08/26/2014 9:16:03 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 14 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/26/14 | By FARES AKRAM and JODI RUDORENAUG.
    GAZA CITY — Hamas leaders said Tuesday afternoon that Egypt had brokered a long-term cease-fire after 50 days of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, though Israeli officials would not say whether they had actually accepted the conditions.
  • 15 Qassam Rockets intercepted At Once By The Iron Dome (Israel)

    08/26/2014 7:13:23 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 23 replies
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  • Rockets Strike Ashkelon House, 50 Hospitalized

    08/26/2014 6:08:41 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-26-14 | Gil Ronen
    A Hamas rocket scored a direct hit on a home in Ashkelon at about 6:30 Tuesday morning, causing light injuries to six members of the family that lives in it and to dozens of residents of nearby buildings. One of them, an eight year old boy, was reportedly injured in the face by broken glass. The rocket also caused a great amount of damage to the home and caused a water pipe to burst outside the home. The rocket reportedly slammed into the master bedroom of the home just seconds after the parents left it, to wake up their children...
  • Gaza Rocket Strikes Kindergarten - Again

    08/26/2014 6:03:09 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-26-14 | Tova Dvorin
    A rocket struck an empty kindergarten playground in Ashdod Tuesday afternoon, causing damage but leaving no injuries. This is the fourth strike on a school in six weeks, and the third on a playground in seven days. The previous rocket strike barely missed a packed kindergarten in Ashkelon; less than 24 hours earlier, a rocket wounded a 33 year-old man as he heroically was protecting children from the missile with his own body. Video footage from the scene shows some of the damage to the playground caused by the rocket - which chillingly includes a children's slide peppered with shrapnel...
  • Hamas Captives: Haniyeh Hiding in Hospital

    08/26/2014 12:40:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 8/26/2014, 8:59 AM | Arutz Sheva Staff
    The Israel Security Agency (ISA, or Shin Bet) has published a report on Hamas’s use of public buildings as cover for operational activity. The ISA said that interrogation of captives taken in Operation Protective Edge gave a “somewhat disturbing” picture of Hamas’s use of civilians and public buildings to carry out military activity, “out of an assumption that Israel will avoid hitting them.” …
  • Quiet night shattered with rocket fire on Tel Aviv, Ashkelon

    08/25/2014 9:30:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    JPost ^ | 8-26-2014 | Jpost
    A series of rocket sirens shattered the quiet night in Israel, as rocket attacks from Gaza resumed early on Tuesday morning. Sirens were heard across the Gush Dan region, the Shfela region and in coastal cities Ashkelon and Ashdod. Residents in communities bordering Gaza also awoke to Code Red alerts. A rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome system over Gush Dan, while another slammed into an apartment building in Ashkelon, causing damage to several homes. No injuries were reported however
  • Journalist Starts ‘Rubble Bucket Challenge’ to Bring Attention to Gaza

    08/25/2014 3:52:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 25, 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Ayman al Aloul, a journalist based in Gaza, dumped a bucket of sand, rocks, and shrapnel over his head to bring attention to the plight of Gaza — a challenge based directly on the Ice Bucket Challenge that’s still going viral. Admitting that he didn’t have a way to freeze a bucket of water, Aloul drew inspiration from the destroyed buildings around him. “It came to my mind that it’s good idea to show the whole picture — how Gaza looks now, rubble, destruction, cement with sand, small rocks,” he said in a video slowly gaining internet traction according...
  • Massive drop in support for Netanyahu — poll (down to 38% from 82% last month)

    08/25/2014 3:04:59 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 25, 2014, 10:28 pm
    Channel 2 reports survey showing nearly 50-point slide in prime minister’s approval rating A poll released Monday evening showed a massive drop in the Israeli public’s opinion of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s performance, as well as dissatisfaction with the way the government is handling the needs of southern communities battered by rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. The poll, commissioned by Channel 2 and conducted by Shiluv Millward Brown, showed that on August 25 — 49 days into Operation Protective Edge — only 38 percent of Israelis “supported” Netanyahu, while a full 50% were dissatisfied, according to a Monday news...
  • Report: EU countries set out new vision for Gaza

    08/25/2014 1:33:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 22.08.14 @ 09:24 | Andrew Rettman
    France, Germany, and the UK have circulated a draft UN resolution on the Gaza conflict designed to end the rule of Hamas in return for Israel lifting its seven-year blockade of the Strip. The text, entitled “Elements”, was circulated in New York earlier this week and leaked on Thursday (21 August) to Israeli daily Haaretz. According to the newspaper, the resolution calls for Hamas, a militant group which advocates armed resistance against Israel, to hand over power to the Palestinian Authority, which is prepared to recognize Israel in return for the creation of a Palestinian state. It also calls for...
  • Goldstone Report Judge Named to UNHRC Gaza Probe

    08/25/2014 12:47:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 8/25/2014, 6:47 PM | (AFP/Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Former New York judge Mary McGowan Davis was appointed on Monday to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) commission investigating Israel’s Operation Protective Edge and that actions of the Hamas terrorist group. The move comes after Lebanese-born British lawyer Amal Alamuddin—Hollywood star George Clooney’s fiancée—turned down her nomination citing existing professional commitments. The selection of McGowan Davis is par for the course for UNHRC’s probe, given that the judge was part of the 2009 Goldstone committee which accused Israel of “war crimes” in Operation Cast Lead. Israel rejected the findings of the report which many assessed as blatantly biased, and...
  • IDF Reveals the Gaza That the UN is Hiding

    08/25/2014 12:43:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 8/25/2014, 8:38 PM | Ari Yashar
    An informative new video posted to YouTube on Monday by the IDF shows how the damage in Gaza reported by the UN is only giving half of the picture, and skewing the facts on the ground. In the video maps published by the UN showing Gaza buildings damaged in Operation Protective Edge are represented by red dots. However, the video goes on to clarify how these buildings—which include private homes, hospitals and schools—are being used to launch rockets and attacks from terror tunnels. …
  • These Are The Israeli Babies Hamas Tries to Slaughter With Rockets

    08/25/2014 5:29:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    When you listen to reports from international media outlets, you'll hear a whole lot about how the Israelis "kill civilians" in Gaza, including children. What you don't hear about is the fact that Hamas uses women and children as human shields. When women and children are killed as a result, Hamas parades their bodies around as propaganda for the media to attack Israel. Further, journalists tend to only report about Gaza and the West Bank but fail to include the hell Israeli civilians go through. They also never mention this fact: the entire point of Hamas launching rockets into Israel...
  • Abbas to Present 'Deadline' for Israel to 'End Occupation'

    08/24/2014 8:57:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/8/14 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is continuing his quest to unilaterally achieve a Palestinian state. Aides to Abbas on Sunday told The Associated Press (AP) that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline for Israel to withdraw back to the pre-1967 borders and make way for an independent Palestinian state. Abbas is expected to unveil his proposal as part of a "day after" plan following the current war in Gaza, likely at a meeting of the Palestinian leadership on Tuesday, said the aides, who spoke on condition of anonymity. With no end in sight...
  • UNICEF: Israel killed 500 children in Gaza

    08/24/2014 3:45:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | 8/23/14 | staff
    UNICEF has said that the Israeli occupation killed around 500 Palestinian children during the war on the Gaza Strip and wounded around 3,000 others. Chief of UNICEF's Gaza Field Office Pernille Ironside said that 469 children were killed. The number is expected to rise. She described the effects and damage of the Israeli war on the Palestinian children as "bad," noting that nine children were killed in the last 48 hours. The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced a higher number. They said that 560 children were killed and 11,000 wounded. Meanwhile, three children were killed on Thursday in Al-Nafaq Street...
  • Understanding the Israeli-Egyptian-Saudi alliance

    08/22/2014 7:39:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/21/2014 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    The partnership that has emerged in this war between Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia is a direct consequence of Obama’s abandonment of the US’s traditional allies. Hamas’s war with Israel is not a stand-alone event. It is happening in the context of the vast changes that are casting asunder old patterns of behavior and strategic understandings as actors in the region begin to reassess the threats they face. Hamas was once funded by Saudi Arabia and enabled by Egypt. Now the regimes of these countries view it as part of a larger axis of Sunni jihad that threatens not only...
  • New Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim 'set to announce reshuffle'

    09/01/2013 11:56:50 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/26/2013 | Staff
    Qatar's new Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is set to announce a cabinet reshuffle, a day after taking over from his father Sheikh Hamad, officials say. ... Sheikh Hamad seized power from his father Sheikh Khalifa in a bloodless coup in 1995, with the support of the armed forces and cabinet, and also neighbouring states. ... In 2003, he named Sheikh Tamim - his second son by his second wife Sheikha Moza bint Nasser - as his heir apparent. ... In foreign policy, the emirate is expected to maintain its alliance with the West while at the same...
  • The Long Arm of Qatar

    07/28/2014 12:00:09 PM PDT · by Kennard · 5 replies
    misterchambers.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Randall Stevens
    Why Israel? Why now? Though few Americans paid any attention at the time, in November of last year, Secretary of State John Kerry announced to the world that this summer would be defined by violence against the Jewish state. Almost as he had been tipped off, the Secretary of State warned Israel to make a deal with the likes of Hamas and Fatah, Palestinian parties who do not acknowledge Israel’s right to exist, Kerry said, “Does Israel want a third intifada? … “I believe that if we do not resolve the issues between Palestinians and Israelis; if we do not...
  • Egypt calls for open-ended Gaza cease-fire

    08/23/2014 10:06:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 23, 2014 10:47 AM EDT | Sarah El Deeb and Mohammed Daraghmeh
    Egypt on Saturday called for an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, urging Israel and Hamas to return to indirect talks after seven weeks of fighting punctuated by a number of failed truce attempts. The call from the foreign ministry came shortly after Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo. Egyptian officials did not say how they expected renewed talks to produce a different outcome after repeated failures. …
  • Palestinian UN rep says every missile fired from Gaza at Israel is ‘a crime against humanity’

    08/23/2014 9:04:27 AM PDT · by zlando · 11 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 14, 2014 | The Times of Israel
    Palestinian UN rep says every missile fired from Gaza at Israel is ‘a crime against humanity’ In interview with PA TV, diplomat details possible risks to the Palestinians of their joining the International Criminal Court BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF July 14, 2014, 7:06 am The Palestinian representative to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva said that every rocket and mortar fired from Gaza toward Israel is a “crime against humanity.” Speaking on July 9 to Palestinian Authority TV on the possible risks involved if Palestinians leaders ask to join the International Criminal Court — as they have threatened...
  • From Palestine to Ferguson: resistance leads to state violence (Worse than you think)

    08/22/2014 5:46:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Texan of UTA ^ | August 22, 2014 | Mukund Rathi, Junior, Socialist & Amnesty Int'l official
    It has been a difficult month for the victims of state violence, as well as their families, friends, and those in solidarity. The month-long Israeli assault on Gaza involved a litany of war crimes, including the killing of trapped civilians, multiple bombings of hospitals, and the destruction of Gaza’s only power plant — all with critical U.S. support. And after the U.S. population reeled in shock from the NYPD murder of unarmed black man Eric Garner in broad daylight, Ferguson, Mo., was the site of another police murder — this time of unarmed, black 18-year-old Michael Brown, who, according to...
  • 4-year-old Israeli boy killed by mortar fired from UNRWA school in Gaza

    08/22/2014 4:26:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/22/14 | Robert Spencer
    There needs to be an investigation of the United Nations. As I wrote on July 29: “There needs to be an investigation of the UNRWA over this. Could it really keep happening without any UN officials knowing what was going on? The problem is, who can investigate the United Nations? Not Obama’s investigative or intelligence apparatus.” Enough is enough. The UN should be defunded and expelled from the United States. “4-Year-Old Israeli Boy, Daniel Tregerman, Killed by Mortar Fired From UNRWA School in Gaza,” Algemeiner, August 22, 2014 (thanks to Pamela Geller): Daniel Tregerman, a 4-year-old boy was killed in...
  • Iran to Send Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

    08/22/2014 2:50:47 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-22-14 | Elad Benari, Canada
    Iran plans to send aid to Gaza after Egypt said it would allow the shipment to enter the territory, an Iranian diplomatic source said on Friday, according to AFP. The official IRNA news agency said Cairo had agreed to transfer humanitarian aid bound for the coastal enclave, citing a foreign ministry source in Tehran. The source said a first Iranian Red Crescent shipment of 100 tons of medicine and food would be flown "soon" to Cairo. "The package weighs 100 tons and consists of food and medication," IRNA quoted the source as saying. Tehran said at the end of July...
  • Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel

    08/22/2014 8:29:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 22, 2014 11:00 AM EDT | Ibrahim Barzak and Daniel Estrin
    Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque with bags over their heads and shot in front of hundreds of people. The killings came in response to Israel’s deadly airstrike against three top Hamas military commanders. Hamas media said Friday’s shootings signaled the start of a crackdown, under the rallying cry of “choking the necks of the collaborators.” It was the largest number of suspected informers killed by Hamas in a single day since it seized Gaza by force in 2007. The Al Majd website, which is close to...
  • Hamas kills 18 suspected collaborators in Gaza

    08/22/2014 4:13:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/22/2014
    Hamas militants killed seven Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel in a public execution in a central Gaza square on Friday, witnesses and a Hamas website said. The victims, their heads covered and hands tied, were shot dead by masked gunmen dressed in black in front of a crowd of worshippers outside a mosque after prayers, witnesses and al-Majd, a pro-Hamas website, said.
  • Rockets Barely Miss Packed Israeli Kindergarten

    08/22/2014 5:56:57 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-22-14 | Tova Dvorin
    A salvo of rockets landed close to a packed Israeli kindergarten in the south on Friday, breaking the calm after a relatively quiet night. A five-rocket salvo saw the Iron Dome intercept two rockets over Ashkelon. Three rockets struck the western Negev; one of them landed just 12 meters (roughly feet) from a packed kindergarten. Luckily, all children and staff are safe; the building was protected from rocket fire and all of the occupants were in safe areas. Earlier on Friday, a 54 year-old man in Be'er Sheva was moderately wounded by shrapnel from a three-rocket salvo on the southern...
  • Jonathan Cahn's Prophetic Interview about the Word Hamas

    08/21/2014 7:30:58 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 9 replies
    Jim Bakker Show ^ | 8/15/2014 | Jonathan
    4 minute interview here This is stunning! I'm listening to an interview with Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, the author of "The Harbinger". He's describing how the Hebrew word for Violence and destruction, "חָמָס" phonetically chmac, and the Strong's concordance H2555. He pointed out about a dozen examples where this word is used in the Hebrew Scriptures. The link below will take you to Isaiah 53 Verse 9, which reads, And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Here is the passage...
  • Pat Condell NUKES Hamas' 'Progressive' Media Apologists

    08/21/2014 6:39:17 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    "criminally-biased selective moralizing  -from a suitably safe distance" It's easy to criticize at-a-distance... but none of the people currently protesting against Israel would behave any differently in the same circumstances -and many of them would behave a helluva lot worse. This is why the selective outrage we're seeing is SO truly nauseating. Where were all you 'progressive humanitarians' when Assad was butchering 1000s in Syria, or Bashir in Sudan? Where were the angry mass demonstrations for those people? Or for the victims of the (Muslim) butchery in Nigeria? Or for the 1000s murdered in Iraq just recently... in cold blood. But the...
  • Rockets Hit Kindergarten, Wound One, in Southern Rocket Barrage

    08/21/2014 5:55:45 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 9 replies
    Arutz SHeva ^ | 8-21-14 | By Talia Blatman
    A 33-year-old man has been wounded by rocket shrapnel in the Eshkol Regional Council, after Gaza terrorists pounded the southern area with rockets Thursday morning. The victim's wounds were at first considered to be minor but are currently classified as moderate to severe. Hamas launched a large rocket salvo at the south on Thursday morning. Many of the rockets struck down in open fields in the Eshkol Regional Council. Among the buildings hit was a kindergarten...
  • Hamas says three top commanders killed by Israeli airstrike in Gaza

    08/21/2014 5:42:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/21/2014
    Hamas said that an Israel airstrike in Gaza killed three of its senior military leaders early Thursday. The Palestinian militant group claimed that the men -- identified as Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Mohammed Barhoum and Raed al-Attar -- were killed along with three other people in a strike on a four-story building near Rafah, a town in the southern part of the coastal territory. The trio had played a key role in expanding Hamas' military capabilities in recent years, including digging attack tunnels leading to Israel, training of fighters and smuggling of weapons to Gaza, Israel said. Hamza Khalifa, an area...
  • Bernie Sanders of All People Puts Gazagogues in Their Place [Video]

    08/20/2014 11:23:47 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 7 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 20, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Team
    There are few elected officials in the United States that are further to the left than Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Although technically listed as an Independent, he caucuses with the Democrats and his failure to register as one of them is due to the fact that even they are not socialist enough for him. That said, unlike sycophantic and pandering Democrats, he is true to his beliefs (misguided as they may be) and takes his stance based on his desire to help people live a better life. Due to this honesty and transparency, even this right of center news outlet...
  • Michael Brown, Gaza, and Muslim Americans

    08/20/2014 5:58:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 20, 2014 | Dean Obeidallah, American/Italian/"Palestinian comic"
    It’s never been exactly cozy between American Muslims and African Americans. But with Ferguson—and Gaza—that’s changing.The Muslim-American community of which I’m part hasn’t been great in standing up with and for African Americans. A lack of empathy and racism are the main culprits. What makes this especially astonishing is that 30 percent of the Muslim-American population is African-American. You would think that there would be natural alliances, but that hasn’t been the case. At least not up until now. The shooting of Michael Brown and the heavy-handed response by the police that followed has struck a nerve among Muslims. It...
  • “13 Year Old Boy” Killed by Israel Turns Out to be Adult PLO Terrorist

    08/20/2014 10:12:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/20/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Those 13-year-olds in Gaza sure grow up fast. Maybe it’s hormones in the milk. Or maybe they haven’t been 13 year olds in this century.Elder of Ziyon notes something rather odd about one 13-year-old boy slain by the brutal Zionist overlords of doom. The Hamas Interior Ministry reported that 13-year old Ibrahim Jamal Kamal Naser was killed on July 19.Here is the shahid poster of “13-year old” Ibrahim Nasser, killed on that same day in that same place, by the Abu Rish Battalions of the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades Maybe a really old 13. A 13-year old who has been...
  • Hamas Aims for Israeli Natural Gas Field

    08/20/2014 9:20:22 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-20-14 | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas rockets have not hit an Israeli natural gas field, the IDF stated Wednesday, after the terror group's "military wing" boasted two false hits about 30 kilometer (19 miles) from Gaza. Hamas's Al-Qassam Brigades claimed on its website that two rockets struck the Noa gas installation, which is owned by Nobly Energy and Delek. Israeli authorities denied the claim, however, in statements from both military and corporate sources. "The gas is flowing, business as usual," a spokeswoman for Nobel said in an email to Reuters. Delek has not yet commented on the claims. According to the daily, Noa, in Yam...
  • Sherman in Gaza [VDH]

    08/20/2014 5:31:44 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/20/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    His march through Georgia has been gravely misunderstood ― as has Israel’s strategy in Gaza. William Tecumseh Sherman 150 years ago took Atlanta before heading out on his infamous March to the Sea to make Georgia “howl.” He remains one of the most controversial and misunderstood figures in American military history. Sherman was an attritionist, not an annihilationist — a strategist who believed in attacking the sources that fuel and field an army rather than butting heads against the army itself. To review his career is to shed light on why the Israeli Defense Forces were both effective in Gaza...
  • Switzerland: Muslim Protesters Attempt to Storm Synagogue

    08/20/2014 2:09:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/14 | Ari Soffer
    Muslim anti-Israel demonstrators attempted to force their way into a synagogue in Switzerland, the latest in a string of attacks on synagogues in Europe. The protest took place on Saturday, during the Jewish Sabbath, in front of the Beth Yaakov, or Grande, Synagogue in Geneva, according to JTA. The Intercommunity Coordination Against Anti-Semitism and Defamation watchdog organization (CICAD) reported that a Muslim woman wearing a niqab (veil) first attempted to enter the place of worship while waving a PLO flag and holding a placard saying "Every synagogue is an Israeli embassy" on Saturday morning but was prevented from doing so....
  • Hedy Epstein, Fake Holocaust Survivor, Gets Desperate for Attention, Goes to Ferguson (& arrested)

    08/19/2014 10:20:47 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 28 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | August 19 | Daniel Greenfield
    Making a career for yourself as a fake Holocaust survivor is horrible enough. Marketing yourself as a fake Holocaust survivor who attacks Jews is even worse. But that’s what Hedy Epstein, a “Holocaust Survivor” who survived the Holocaust in the UK, has been doing. But then Michael Brown stole the spotlight from Hedy Epstein‘s latest Gaza tantrum, so she headed to Ferguson to get herself arrested.
  • Hamas: Israel 'Opened the Gates of Hell'

    08/19/2014 3:38:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/14 | Elad Benari
    Hamas declared on Tuesday night that Israel had “opened the gates of hell”. In a statement, the group’s so-called “military wing” said that it had resumed the rocket fire on Israel because the Israeli Air Force had launched an airstrike on a home in Gaza. The group warned that “the price will be a heavy one”. Senior Hamas official Ezzat al-Rishq warned, according to AFP, "Israel will not enjoy security so long as the Palestinian people do not, and it started it." While the latest truce between Israel and Hamas was set to end at midnight on Tuesday, Hamas violated...
  • Gaza Newborns Bear Names Associated with the War

    08/19/2014 1:26:15 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 4 replies
    Memri TV ^ | 8-17-14 | Mayadeen TV (Lebanon)
    A TV report on Palestinian babies named after the resistance: one father named his newborn baby girl Ghaza Tuqawim ("Gaza is fighting"), and another called his baby boy "Qassam." The report aired on the Lebanese Mayadeen TV channel on August 17, 2014. Reporter: It was fate that prevented her from being called Mujahid, so she was named Ghaza Tuqawim ("Gaza is Fighting"). This is the name chosen by her father, after the entire family was forced to leave northern Gaza. Despite its suffering, which has lasted three wars, this family has never been remiss in naming its babies after the...
  • Islamic slaughter and displacement of "non-believers" continues

    08/19/2014 1:21:49 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 19, 2014 | Dan Miller
    But the "free world" continues to focus on Israel's "genocide" against "Palestinians" rather than on the Islamist terror groups aligned against her. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8EdkH4blIA]Video linkIf the Obama Nation is serious about combating the Islamic State (IS), perhaps it should embed intelligence types with the Vice News teams to get better information on where its forces are located and what they are doing. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krvOC50m4EI] Video linkDoes Obama's American really want to prevent the IS' creation of an Islamic caliphate? How about other Islamic terror organizations? Hamas? As observed in an article titled Christians and Yazidis in Iraq – and a World’s Indifference, For the United Nation’s (UN)...
  • Denmark: 100s March Through Muslim Area to Protest Anti-Semitism

    08/19/2014 1:05:58 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    Arutz SHeva ^ | 8-19-14 | Ari Soffer
    Hundreds of protesters wearing yarmulkas, Stars of David and other Jewish symbols marched through a predominantly Muslim neighbhorhood of the Danish capital of Copenhagen, in a march against anti-Semitism late last week. Demonstrators included both Jews and non-Jews, and were protesting an alarming rise in anti-Semitism in the country which, like the rest of Europe, has seen simmering anti-Semitism boil over during the past few weeks as Israeli forces battle terrorists in the Gaza Strip. Rasmus Yarlov, a Copenhagen city councillor said he joined the march in protest of the fact that the situation in Demark had gotten so bad...
  • PA Daily Claims Teens' Murder 'Fabricated' to Start War

    08/19/2014 12:54:06 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-19-14 | Ari Yashar
    The official Palestinian Authority (PA) daily newspaper has accused Israel of making up the abduction and murder of Naftali Frenkel (16), Gilad Sha'ar (16) and Eyal Yifrah (19) hy''d on June 12 by Hamas terrorists as an excuse to launch Operations Brother's Keeper and Protective Edge. In an op-ed this Saturday by Yahya Rabah, a regular columnist for the PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, the claim was made that Israel invented the horrific murders as a "pretext." Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) revealed and translated the piece.
  • Speaking Truth to Crap [A history lesson]

    08/19/2014 12:20:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 19, 2014 | Dan Gordon
    [Huge SNIP of excellent "rant." Must read in full] ".........And don't you buy the crap so-called academics are peddling, that Hamas was the duly democratically elected government of Gaza. Hamas took power, not in an election, but in a bloody coup, machine gunning their fellow Palestinians, blindfolding, binding and throwing them off of multi story buildings. They have terrorized their own people, not only Israel. Their people, indeed, live under the yoke of occupation, but not by Israel, by Hamas. And as for the apologists and enablers of Hamas, who contribute to the misery of Palestinians and Israelis alike, while...