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  • Delta cancels all Israel flights over missile fear

    07/22/2014 8:58:57 AM PDT · by DFG
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 07/22/2014 | AP
    Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. A Delta Boeing 747 from New York was flying over the Mediterranean headed for Tel Aviv on Tuesday when it turned around and flew to Paris instead. Flight 468 had 273 passengers and 17 crew on board. US Airways, which has one daily flight from Philadelphia, canceled that flight Tuesday and the return trip from Tel Aviv. United Airlines, which has two flights daily to Israel out of Newark, N.J., did comment immediately on the status...
  • Report: Hamas’s High Demands Preventing Cease-Fire

    07/22/2014 6:43:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 7/22/2014, 8:41 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas and Egypt are at odds over an unconfirmed cease-fire deal with Israel, Walla! News reports Tuesday—after Cairo refused to add to the terms of its mediation unprecedented “conditions” tempering the move. Hamas, which has rejected not one, but three separate ceasefire attempts, called on Israel over the past week to submit to a number of “conditions”—or demands—in return for an end to the violence against Israelis. The calls were accompanied by threats against the Israeli people, made through a series of weakly-worded text messages. These “conditions” include, among other things, greater access to international waters, reopening of border crossings,...
  • Ex-Israeli envoy to US: Kerry wasn’t invited, shouldn’t be coming

    07/21/2014 1:47:33 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 21, 2014, 3:27 pm | Lazar Berman
    In a notably critical interview, Michael Oren emphasizes that Israel would prefer Egyptian, not American, mediation Michael Oren, who until recently served as Israel’s ambassador in Washington, said US envoy John Kerry was coming to the region “to our chagrin.” US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected in Cairo Monday for discussions surrounding a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. The White House said Kerry would seek “an immediate cessation of hostilities based on a return to the November 2012 ceasefire agreement,” and stressed the need to protect civilian life both “in Gaza and in Israel.” In strikingly outspoken comments...
  • UNRWA Gives Rockets to Hamas

    07/20/2014 12:04:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 7/20/2014, 8:28 AM | Shimon Cohen, Maayana Miskin
    The UN agency for Palestinian Arab “refugees,” UNRWA, has caused outrage by apparently giving rockets to Hamas. On Thursday, UNRWA confirmed that 20 rockets had been found in one of its vacant schools in Gaza. UNRWA staff said last week that they had “informed the relevant parties and successfully took all necessary measures for the removal of the objects.” However, Channel 2 reports Sunday that—rather than destroying the rockets—UNRWA workers called Hamas to come remove them. …
  • Hiding Hamas’ Weapons at the UN

    07/18/2014 5:47:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/18/14 | Judi McLeod
    Things that shouldn’t be there have a way of turning up at the omnipresent installations of the world’s largest bureaucracy known as the United Nations. Back in the days when Kofi Annan was UN Secretary General, it was black boxes from crashed planes unearthed from filing cabinets at UN Manhattan headquarters.
  • Top US firefighters help Israel amid rocket fire

    07/17/2014 7:38:33 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 10 replies
    YNet News ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Eitan Glickman
    A special delegation of firefighters from across the US arrived in Israel with one goal: To help firefighters from Israel's rocket battered south deal with ongoing rocket fire. Fire fighters in the south have been working ceaselessly to since fighting began ten days ago, and their mission include searching for the rockets as well as extinguishing the resulting blazes. Between the rockets attack from Gaza and rumors of ceasefire, little attention has been paid to the plight of Israel's firefighting forces in Sderot and other southern communities, however a group called Emergency Volunteer Project aims change that and work with...
  • After Another Rocket Salvo, Hamas Agrees to UN Ceasefire

    07/16/2014 5:11:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/7/14 | Elad Benari
    Hamas agreed on Wednesday night to a temporary humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, but not before firing another salvo of rockets towards Israel. "The group agrees to a ceasefire for five hours," starting from 10:00 a.m. local time Thursday, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement quoted by the AFP news agency. "The Palestinian factions agreed to accept the offer from the United Nations for a cooling-down on the ground for five hours starting from 10 in the morning," he told the news agency. Shortly before 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning, however, sirens were heard in the Eshkol region, Hof...
  • Amateurish Hamas Hits Palestinian Territory 100+ Times with Their Own Rockets...

    07/16/2014 6:11:45 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    10% of Qassams fired never even make it out of the  dinky Gaza Strip- some see this as intentional Ironic it is -given the non-stop trumpeting of civilian woes seen in Hamas' (and liberal Western) media- that many of the Palestinian civilian casualties are the result of crude, home-made Qassam missiles gone haywire and roaring into neighborhoods... not exactly the respect for life you see with the IDF's intelligent targeting/notification systems, and killing their own to boot.  But they've always treated Gaza's cramped populace as chaff to be expended whenever deemed useful (or just steam to be blown-off) and the more cynical among us...
  • Unilateral Gaza ceasefire collapses. Israeli air strikes resume after dozens of rockets in hours

    07/15/2014 9:56:21 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | July 15, 2014, 3:48 PM (IDT)
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon ordered the Israeli Air Force to resume strikes over Gaza Tuesday afternoon, six hours after a ceasefire proposed by Egypt, accepted by Israel and rejected by Hamas, was due to go into effect. During those hours, dozens of Hamas rockets raked town after town and village after village. DEBKAfile: The White House called off US Secretary of State John Kerry’s Cairo visit upon finding Tehran’s hand behind the rockets. Netanyahu goes on the air at 8 p.m. to explain what went wrong. Straight after the ceasefire was due to go into...
  • Breaking: Hamas Fires Rockets on Israel After Egyptian ‘Truce’

    07/15/2014 12:56:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 7/15/2014, 10:54 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Sirens are sounding again at 10:36 am throughout the Eshkol region, after a volley of rockets fired less than one hour after Israel’s Security Cabinet agreed to a cease-fire mediated by Egypt landed in open areas. Two rockets have hit in open areas. No injuries or damage were reported. Sirens sounded at roughly 10:00 am in Ashkelon, throughout the Eshkol region, and in communities near Gaza. Two rockets fell in open areas in the Eshkol region; no injuries or damage have been reported. Israel accepted the truce in a surprise move Tuesday morning, after Hamas categorically rejected the notion of...
  • 'Growing Stream' of Gazans Flee Homes as IDF Prepares to Strike

    07/13/2014 2:47:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    The UN's special refugee agency for Palestinians, UNRWA, reported Sunday that about 4,000 residents of northern Gaza have fled their homes after the IDF told them to do so, starting last night. In addition, about 850 Palestinians with foreign nationalities are leaving Gaza through the Erez checkpoint. Three hundred of these had already done so by the early afternoon. Israeli aircraft dropped leaflets on border areas in northern Gaza, calling on the citizens to evacuate their homes before noon Sunday as it prepared to bomb the area. The IDF warned that those who do not obey their instructions will be...
  • Some questions about the Hamas rockets (vanity)

    07/12/2014 3:58:10 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    Vanity | July 12, 2014 | me
    I was watching a segment on Fox about the current Hamas rocket attack on Israel. Evidently, hundreds of rockets have been launched in the past few days. Three questions occured to me. One, where did all these rockets come from (who manufactured them)? Two, who paid for these rockets? Three, how did these rockets get into Gaza? Were they smuggled in from Egypt?
  • Sirens in Northern Israel, on Lebanese Border

    07/12/2014 3:36:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    Sirens sounded Saturday evening in northern Israel as rockets were apparently fired from Lebanon into the Jewish state. The sirens sounded in Nahariya, Rosh Hanikra, Shlomi, Kabri and Hanita, along the border with Lebanon. Initial analysis said that the rockets were apparently fired from Lebanon by a Palestinian Lebanese terror group. "Two rockets fired from Lebanon hit uninhabited areas in the Nahariya region," a coastal town around 12 kilometers (seven miles) from the border with Lebanon, an army spokeswoman told AFP. Israel responded with artillery fire targeting the firing points. A Lebanese security source told AFP at least one rocket...
  • Officials Say Iran Is Hamas’ ‘Enabler’ in Fight Against Israel

    07/11/2014 5:19:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Time ^ | July 11, 2014 3:39 PM ET | Michael Crowley
    In a reminder of the Middle East’s intertwined nature, the latest violence between Israel and Hamas has U.S. and Israeli officials lamenting the role of a key actor hundreds of miles east of Gaza: Iran. “Who is the enabler for Hamas? Where do they get those rockets?” asked House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce Friday morning. “It’s Iran.” […] “Iran continues to do everything it can to push rockets into Gaza,” says Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer. “Iran obviously is a supporter of Hamas. And Islamic Jihad is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Iran.” (Islamic Jihad is militant group...
  • Netanyahu: International Pressure Will Not Affect Israel's Defense Against Terrorism

    07/11/2014 3:45:18 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | July 11, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Edited by Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem --- July 11, 2014 ... The following was communicated by the Israel Prime Minister's Media Adviser to the Israel News Agency. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today at the Israel Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, issued the following statement: "This is the fourth day of Operation Protective Edge. The Israel Defense Forces, the Israel Security Agency and the security forces are fighting Hamas with increasing intensity. As of now, we have hit over 1,000 Hamas', Islamic Jihad and other terrorist organizations' targets, and we are still busy. The pace of attacks in...
  • Israel’s United Nations Ambassador Plays Air Raid Siren at Security Council Meeting (VIDEO)

    07/11/2014 10:39:31 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 10, 2014 10:01 pm
    Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor played an air raid siren from a cell phone during a Security Council session on Thursday in order to highlight Israel’s plight as a nation under fire from Gaza rockets. “As I speak, there is a storm of rockets being fired by the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza,” Prosor said. “Hamas is intentionally and indiscriminately threatening the lives of three and a half million innocent men, women, and children in Israel from north to south – from Beersheba to Tel Aviv to Haifa.” The Ambassador added, “In the last three days, 442...
  • Gaza Rockets Target Haifa and Carmel Coast Region

    07/10/2014 6:37:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    inn ^ | 7/10/14 | Elad Benari
    For the first time since the Second Lebanon War of 2006, sirens were heard in the city of Haifa overnight Thursday. Sirens were also heard in Hadera, along the Carmel coast and in the Menashe region. Local residents reported hearing explosions, and it is believed a missile from Gaza was fired towards the area, and likely intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system. Channel 2 News cited a statement from Hamas which claimed responsibility for the attack. According to the statement, the group claimed to have fired a missile by the name R-160, with R standing for Rantissi, a Hamas...
  • Rockets intercepted over greater Tel Aviv; IAF targets 160 Gazan terror sites overnight

    07/09/2014 6:08:12 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9JUL2014 | Yaakov Lappin
    As Operation Protective Edge entered its second day on Wednesday, the Israel Air Force attacked terror sites in the Gaza Strip, while residents of greater Tel Aviv heard sirens and explosions. Sirens wailed in 20 different municipalities, including Tel Aviv, Rishon Letzion, Modi'in, Ashdod, Ashkelon, and the Eshkol regional council. Residents of Ra'anana also reported hearing sirens. The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted at least two of the missiles, though residents of Tel Aviv heard more explosions. The remnants of a rocket intercepted by Iron Dome fell on a road in Ness Ziona. The Hamas military wing has claimed responsibility...
  • Since the Morning: 72 Rockets Fired at Israel

    07/09/2014 11:10:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 7/9/14 | Gil Ronen
    According to statistics released by the IDF Wednesday, about 300 rockets have been fired at Israel since Operation Protective Edge began two days ago. Seventy-two rockets hit Israel in the course of Wednesday, by about 8:00 p.m. Two of the rockets were fired at Holon and Bat Yam, just south of Tel Aviv. One of them was intercepted by Iron Dome and the other struck an empty area. Islamic Jihad took responsibility for the rocket fire on the Tel Aviv area. Three other rockets were fired at Dimona, where Israel operates a nuclear plant. One was intercepted and the other...
  • AP: ISIS Has Seized Thousands of Rockets with Chemical Warheads

    07/08/2014 8:29:35 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 96 replies
    The PJ Tatler via AP ^ | 7-8-2014 | Bryon Preston
    It’s a confirmation of reports in June that ISIS had taken control of a site where some of Saddam’s WMD arsenal remained. Iraq has informed the United Nations that the Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad where 2,500 chemical rockets filled with the deadly nerve agent sarin or their remnants were stored along with other chemical warfare agents. Iraq’s U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim said in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon circulated Tuesday that “terrorist” groups entered the Muthanna site June 11 and seized weapons and equipment...
  • Obama praises Abbas, but not Netanyahu in opinion piece published by Israeli newspaper

    07/08/2014 9:37:05 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 08, 2014
    President Barack Obama offered strong praise for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in an opinion piece published Tuesday in an Israeli newspaper, but had little to say about the other key player in the crisis, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "In President Abbas, Israel has a counterpart committed to a two-state solution and security cooperation with Israel," Obama wrote in the daily Haaretz. The president offered no parallel praise for Netanyahu, who is only mentioned by name once in the piece.
  • Thirty Rockets Fired into Israel in Ten Minutes

    07/07/2014 12:50:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 7/7/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas fired over 30 rockets in a ten-minute period into Israel on Monday, with hits reported in Sha'ar HaNegev, the Eshkol Region, Netivot, Sderot, and Be'er Sheva between 8:00 - 8:10 pm IST. The rocket count has escalated to over 80 on Monday evening alone, Walla! News reports close to 10:30 pm Monday; the Iron Dome missile defense system has shot down 12-13 of them over Ashdod and Netivot. No buildings were reportedly damaged. An Askelon woman and her child are being treated for shrapnel injuries; several Ashdod residents were treated for shock. "Code red" sirens have reportedly been sounded...
  • Former Intelligence Chief Predicts Gaza Operation

    07/05/2014 4:42:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/7/14 | Orly Harari, Tova Dvorin
    Former military intelligence chief Amos Yadlin rejected criticism over a lack of deterrence against Hamas on Saturday, insisting that the only reason rockets have not reached Be'er Sheva and Tel Aviv is due to the threat of IAF retaliation. "It is not true that there is no deterrence," Yadlin stated. "Hamas can fire hundreds of rockets at Tel Aviv and Beersheba, and does not actually do so." Despite this, Yadlin admitted that another operation in Gaza is likely on the horizon. "I have no doubt we are looking at another round with Hamas," admitted Yadlin. "It will be very difficult."...
  • Russia Calls for Ban of US Military Launches Using Russian Rocket Engines

    05/14/2014 8:17:44 AM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Space.com ^ | May 13, 2014 | Mike Gruss
    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the country’s space sector, said he would ban exports of Russian-made rocket engines used to launch U.S. military satellites. Rogozin also said via Twitter that Russia does not intend to continue cooperating with the United States on the International Space Station program beyond 2020. The White House has proposed extending station operations to 2024 and has been working to bring the program's international partners onboard. The rocket engine in question is the RD-180, which is used to power the first stage of United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 rocket, one of the U.S....
  • Breaking: Moscow to ban US from using Russian rocket engines for military launches

    05/13/2014 6:56:45 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 130 replies
    RT ^ | 5-13-2014 | RT
    Moscow is banning Washington from using Russian-made rocket engines, which the US has used to deliver its military satellites into orbit, said Russia’s Deputy PM, Dmitry Rogozin, who is in charge of space and defense industries. According to Rogozin, Russia is also halting the operation of all American GPS stations on its territory from June 1. DETAILS TO FOLLOW
  • SpaceX achieves controlled landing of Falcon 9 first stage

    04/21/2014 6:36:31 AM PDT · by Robe · 37 replies
    Space Flight Now ^ | April 19,2014 | Stephen Clark
    SpaceX says it made two key strides toward the eventual reusability of the Falcon 9 rocket this week with the controlled splashdown of the rocket's first stage in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday
  • How Russia could strangle the US space program

    03/25/2014 2:36:15 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Global Post.com ^ | Mar 25, 2014 | Jean MacKenzie
    How Russia could strangle the US space program Jean MacKenzie If you use a cellphone, have a GPS system in your car, or get cash from ATMs, you should be worried. BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — Think Russia has no way to put pressure on the United States? Think again. The US relies heavily on Russia to furnish the engines that power rockets that deliver both military and civil payloads into space. This includes GPS systems in cars and cellphones, and even systems that allow ATMs to function. Weather satellites are launched into space via Russian-powered rockets, and military systems such...
  • BREAKING: 60 Rockets Hit Israel, IDF Tanks Sent Into Gaza

    03/12/2014 1:35:53 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 53 replies
    Terrorists in the Gaza Strip have battered towns and villages in southern Israel with at least 60 rockets, hitting several Jewish communities in the largest-scale attack since the 2012 Pillar of Defense counterrorism operation. The IDF has sent tanks into Gaza over the past several minutes, and have already eliminated two terror targets, in response to the barrage of rocket fire on Israel. Several were stopped by the Iron Dome; no injuries have been reported. Thousands of Negev residents remain in shelters Wednesday evening, however, until the attacks have subsided. IDF Radio is reporting that over 60 rockets have landed...
  • Star Wars-style laser shield aims to protect all of Israel from short-range rockets.

    02/14/2014 8:49:55 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 16 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 2/14/2014 | SATISH CHENEY
    An Israeli state-owned arms company developing a laser-based missile shield that evokes “Star Wars” style technology says its deployment over the country is closer to becoming a reality. Rafael Advanced Defense Systems said development of the system was advanced enough for the company to be comfortable with publicizing it at this week’s Singapore Airshow, which is Asia’s largest aerospace and defense exhibition. The laser technology behind the missile shield called Iron Beam is not that far removed from fiction. “It’s exactly like what you see in Star Wars,” said company spokesman Amit Zimmer. “You see the lasers go up so...
  • With Sharon burial within rocket range, Israel sends stern warning to Hamas

    01/13/2014 4:34:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Israel beefed up security for former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's funeral near the Gaza border on Monday and warned the enclave's Palestinian rulers not to allow rocket fire during the ceremony, which US Vice President Joe Biden will attend. .....
  • Blasts rock Iranian Embassy in Beirut

    11/19/2013 3:51:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 11.19.13, 10:12 | Roi Kais
    At least 23 people were killed and 146 were injured Tuesday morning in two strong explosions near the Iranian Embassy in Lebanon. A senior Lebanese official said the cultural attaché at the embassy was among the dead. According to one report, several rockets were fired at the area and at least one of them hit the building. The area of the blasts in southern Beirut is considered a Hezbollah stronghold. The Shiite organization is a close ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad and is helping him in his war against Syrian rebels. …
  • Rockets of The World (Not The Complete List)

    10/04/2013 11:22:13 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Visually ^ | October 4, 2013 | Staff
  • J-10 in live-fire training, all 28 rocket projectiles hit targets

    09/05/2013 10:16:10 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    People's Daily Online ^ | September 06, 2013
    J-10 in live-fire training, all 28 rocket projectiles hit targets On August 21, a division of the air force under the Guangzhou Military Area Command (MAC) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) launched a ground target live-fire training, in a bid to further improve the troop’s actual-combat capability. In this live-fire training, the leaders of the division and regiments participated in the flight and organized technical researches. They proposed subjects for the aviation theory exam, and marked the papers to analyze technical difficulties based on existing problems. Seminars were held for pilots to clarify the implementation methods, safety measures...
  • Rockets Fired on Northern Israel

    08/22/2013 7:31:38 AM PDT · by Errant · 36 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 22 Augutst, 2013 | Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer
    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
  • 5 Killed in Alleged Israeli Airstrike in Sinai

    08/09/2013 11:26:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/8/13 | Elad Benari
    Several Egyptian terrorists were killed in an air strike in Sinai on Friday, which some claimed Israel had carried out. Security sources and witnesses said the terrorists were struck as they prepared to launch a rocket into Israel, reported AFP. The source of the strike was not immediately clear. Some sources spoke of an Israeli air strike conducted from Israeli air space and others credited the Egyptian military. Witnesses said at least five members of a cell led by local Islamist militants were killed in the raid. Egypt's army said two explosions were heard at around 4:15 p.m. local time...
  • In upside-down Gaza, rockets fired at Israel actually aim to hurt Hamas

    06/24/2013 3:55:49 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 6/24/2013 | AVI ISSACHAROFF
    Celebrations of Mohammed Assaf’s victory on “Arab Idol” lasted in the Gaza Strip for just under 24 hours. A volley of rockets fired from Gaza Sunday night and Monday morning at several targets in Israel marked a return to routine in the Strip. The Israeli response wasn’t long in coming: bombs on installations associated with Islamic Jihad, which was apparently responsible for the rocket fire, and on the tunnels in Rafah, and a closing of the border crossings between Israel and Gaza. But this time, after 40 days of total quiet, the motivation for launching the missiles is not related...
  • Egypt: Three arrested in jihad plot to bomb U.S. Embassy

    05/12/2013 10:39:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 05/12/13 | Robert
    More glorious fruit of the Arab Spring. "3 Arrested in Plot to Bomb Egyptian Cities and Embassy," by Ben Hubbard in the New York Times, May 11 (thanks to Kenneth): CAIRO — Egyptian security forces have arrested three militants with ties to Al Qaeda who were planning terrorist attacks in Egyptian cities and against a foreign embassy, the interior minister said Saturday. A Western official said the Egyptians had privately identified the embassy as the United States Embassy in Cairo. Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said at a news conference that the suspects had been arrested with 22 pounds of explosive...
  • UN: Palestinian militants likely killed Gaza baby

    03/12/2013 5:01:31 AM PDT · by arthurus · 4 replies
    Yahoo. News ^ | March 11, 2013 | DIAA HADID
    [...]Omar al-Masharawi, an 11-month-old infant, was killed on Nov. 14, the first day of fighting. An Associated Press photograph showed Omar's anguished father, Jihad al-Masharawi, clutching his slain child wrapped in a shroud. Palestinians blamed Israel, and the image was broadcast around the world and widely shared on social media. Now a report from the U.N. office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights says the baby was "killed by what appeared to be a Palestinian rocket that fell short of Israel."
  • North Korea plans nuclear test, more rockets: Defense Commission ("Targeted at the United States")

    01/23/2013 7:42:11 PM PST · by kristinn · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    SNIP "We are not disguising the fact that the various satellites and long-range rockets that we will fire and the high-level nuclear test we will carry out are targeted at the United States," the country's top military body said.
  • Gaza's Not the Key, Philadelphi Is

    11/27/2012 5:11:12 PM PST · by forty_years · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 27, 2012 | Daniel Pipes
    The Second Hamas-Israel War of Nov. 10-21 inspired a mighty debate over rights and wrongs, with each side appealing to the large undecided bloc (19 percent of Americans according to CNN/ORC, 38 percent according to Rasmussen). Is Israel a criminal state that has no right to exist, much less to deploy force? Or is it a modern liberal democracy with the rule of law that justifiably protects innocent civilians? Morality drives this debate.To any sentient person, it is obvious that Israelis are 100-percent justified to protect themselves from wanton attacks. A cartoon from the First Hamas-Israel War of 2008-09 symbolically...
  • Operation Pillar of Defense: In Support of a Ground Offensive

    11/24/2012 4:23:33 AM PST · by forty_years · 8 replies
    BESA Center Perspectives Paper ^ | November 19, 2012 | Efraim Inbar and Max Singer
    For nearly a week, Israel has been under attack from terrorist elements in Gaza, primarily Hamas. As the Israeli air force and navy respond with surgical, targeted strikes on Hamas facilities, the government is weighing the possibility of ordering a ground offensive too.In our view, an armored push into Gaza in order to deal the Hamas military wing a decisive blow is necessary. From a strategic, long-term perspective, Israel cannot avoid confronting Hamas head-on, and must take action sooner rather than later. For Israel to restore quiet to its borders and ensure its survival in the new Middle East, Arab...
  • U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Springs into Action

    11/21/2012 5:24:37 PM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 20, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
    The U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and its non-Muslim allies have sprung into action. They are demanding that President Obama make Israel end its offensive against Hamas which, in characteristic Islamist fashion, they are falsely depicting as a genocidal crusade. Obama blames Hamas, but the pressure from Islamists, the anti-Israel left and other countries like Britain and France, may be taking a toll. He signaled possible opposition to an Israeli ground operation, saying it’d be “preferable” to end the Hamas rocket threat without sending in troops. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood entity whose executive director was fundraising for...
  • Terrorists Fire 20 Rockets Since Ceasefire Begins

    11/21/2012 3:31:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/12 | Elad Benari
    Gaza’s terrorist rulers marked the ceasefire that went into effect on Wednesday evening by continuing to fire rockets at southern Israel. According to Kol Yisrael radio’s midnight newscast, 20 rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel since the ceasefire went into effect at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday evening. There were no reports of physical injuries or damages. Before the ceasefire went into effect, terrorists fired a barrage of 40 rockets at the area, targeting Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Be’er Sheva among other cities. In Be’er Sheva, a rocket directly hit a home, causing no physical injuries. Four rockets fired at Ashdod...
  • Hamas Declares Victory, Gaza Celebrates

    11/21/2012 1:02:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 127 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal announced in a press conference Wednesday evening that Israel "has failed in all its goals" in Operation Defensive Pillar, following the cease fire announcement. "After eight days, God stayed their hand from the people of Gaza, and they were compelled to submit to the conditions of the resistance," Mashaal said. "Israel has failed in all its goals," he told reporters in a Cairo hotel. Mashaal also thanked ceasefire mediator Egypt, as well as Iran, which he said "had a role in arming" Hamas during the conflict. Arabs in Gaza took to the streets to celebrate the...
  • Israel Hits Over 100 Terror Targets

    11/20/2012 4:15:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/12 | Maayana Miskin
    The IDF hit more than 50 targets in Gaza on Tuesday evening, bringing the total number of strikes in the region Tuesday over 100. Half of the strikes were aimed at terrorist cells that were engaged in firing rockets at Israel. Six known Hamas terrorists and one known Islamic Jihad terrorist were killed over the course of the day. Twenty terrorists were injured in airstrikes as they attempted to fire Grad rockets. Twenty-two percent of Tuesday’s strikes hit rocket launchers that were not manned at the time. Another 8 percent of strikes targeted smuggling tunnels. Four percent targeted weapons stockpiles,...
  • How the New York Times Covers Evil

    11/20/2012 5:17:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    The way in which the New York Times reports good vs. evil is one of the most important stories of our time. Take the war between Israel and Hamas that is taking place right now. This war is as morally clear as wars get. Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to annihilating the Jewish state. It runs a theocratic totalitarian state in Gaza, with no individual liberty and no freedom of speech or press. In a nutshell, Hamas is a violent, fascist organization. Israel, meanwhile, is one the world's most humane states, not to mention a democracy that is so...
  • Israel Sends Hamas 36-Hour Ultimatum

    11/19/2012 12:11:58 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 88 replies
    IsraelNationalNews ^ | 11/19/2012 | Gil Ronen
    Diplomatic message to Egypt: Hamas terrorism must cease by Tuesday evening or we step up attack. Israel has delivered an ultimatum to Hamas through Egypt, according to which the IDF will widen its offensive in Gaza in 36 hours unless Hamas ceases firing rockets and smuggling arms into Gaza, IDF Radio reported Monday morning. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz told the station that the time left before Israel steps up its attack can be measured in "hours, not days." "We are at a junction," he said. "Either we go toward a calm or toward a meaningful widening of the operation… including...
  • Hamas threatens to fire rockets at Israeli civilians: "We may get you in your sleep"

    11/18/2012 10:10:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/18/12 | palwatch
    "From the Al-Qassam Brigades to the Zionists: Don't go to sleep because we may get you in your sleep." [Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Nov. 18, 2012]
  • Rocket strikes Jerusalem

    11/16/2012 7:30:11 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 18 replies
    tweeter ^ | 11/16/2012 | IDF
    28 min ago: Breaking: Sirens heard in Jerusalem. Stay tuned for updates. 15 min ago: Confirmed: A rocket fired from Gaza struck outside Jerusalem, Israel's capital city.
  • Israeli troops move to Gaza after rockets jolt Tel Aviv area

    11/15/2012 12:27:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 15, 2012
    Palestinian militants barraged Israel with more than 200 rockets on Thursday, killing three people as Israel pressed a punishing campaign of airstrikes on militant targets across the Gaza Strip. Late in the day, Israel signaled a ground operation may be imminent as forces moved toward the border area with Gaza. At least 12 trucks were seen transporting tanks and armored personnel carriers, and a number of buses carrying soldiers arrived. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said he had authorized the army to call-up additional reservists for possible action. The army said it was prepared to draft up to 30,000 additional...