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  • Likud's Danon: Netanyahu in Political Trouble After Hamas Deal (could be ousted in October)

    08/28/2014 10:45:17 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 05:07 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    Benjamin Netanayu's days as Israeli prime minister may be numbered following his agreement with Hamas for an extended ceasefire, says Danny Danon, a Likud party member of the Knesset and Netanyahu's former deputy minister of defense. Netanyahu inexplicably accepted the ceasefire even though a majority of the cabinet members would have wholeheartedly voted no, Danon explained Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "We are disappointed … You fight with the Hamas you don't negotiate with the Hamas. You don't negotiate with a terrorist organization," Danon said. "We should fight against the Hamas. We have the ability and...
  • Pentagon unsure if Qatar is a state sponsor of terror

    08/27/2014 7:34:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Confirmed: Rocket Strikes Upper Galilee (launched from Lebanon)

    08/25/2014 1:16:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 8/25/2014, 10:58 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Sirens sounded throughout the Upper Galilee close to 10:15 pm Monday night, just before a series of explosions were heard near Kiryat Shmona. The IDF confirmed at 10:35 pm that one rocket, fired from Lebanon, struck the Upper Galilee area. No injuries or damage were reported. […] The Lebanese Army arrested several terrorists involved in at least one salvo on the Galilee, but also complained to mediating body UNIFIL after the IAF responded to the attacks. …
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rockets target Tel Aviv in wake of truce breakdown

    08/19/2014 4:41:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    jpost.com | 8/19/14
    IAF renews sorties over Gaza hitting dozens of targets; Palestinians report first deaths since cease-fire collapse; IDF says 50 rockets fired at Israel since 4 p.m.; Iron Dome intercepts six. Hours after rockets shattered the cease-fire and hit Gaza frontier communities, three loud explosions were heard over Tel Aviv, shortly before 11 p.m., for the first time in over a week. In total, the IDF said that 50 rockets were fired at Israel since 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday until around midnight. Six rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome rocket defense system. A spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on...
  • Hamas spokesperson: We deported foreign journalists for filming missile launches

    08/15/2014 6:37:16 AM PDT · by Freeport · 6 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/15/2014 | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Hamas spokesperson Isra Al-Mudallal, said in a TV interview on Friday that journalists who filmed “places from where missiles were launched” were forced by security personnel to stop or leave the Gaza Strip. According to a new report by MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute, Mudallal, told the Lebanese TV station Mayadeen TV by Skype that some journalists “would focus on filming the places from where missiles were launched.” “Thus, they were collaborating with the occupation,” said Mudallal, the head of foreign relations in the Hamas Information Ministry. “These journalists were deported from the Gaza Strip. The security agencies...
  • UK government “encouraging Hamas to fire at Israel”

    08/13/2014 5:13:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/13/14 | Robert Spencer
    If Hamas attacks Israel with rocket fire and Israel retaliates, the British government has threatened to suspend some arms exports to Israel. This is, as Yuval Steinitz points out here, tantamount to inviting Hamas to launch new jihad attacks against Israel, knowing that the response from the West will be more excoriation of Israel, not resistance to jihad terror. “UK Govt ‘Encouraging Hamas To Fire At Israel,’” by Tom Rayner, Sky News, August 12, 2014 (thanks to Hiro): An Israeli cabinet minister has accused the UK government of ‘encouraging’ Hamas to re-start rocket fire from Gaza, following a decision to...
  • Ceasefire, Hamas Style: Rocket Barrage Hits Southern Israel

    08/13/2014 3:55:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 8/14/2014, 12:16 AM | Elad Benari
    Gaza terrorists fired a barrage of rockets towards southern Israel on Wednesday night, just moments before one ceasefire was set to end and a new one to begin. The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted one rocket over the city of Netivot. Two other rockets exploded in the Sdot Negev region. […] The latest rocket fire came just before midnight, when a 72-hour ceasefire was set to end. Moments before midnight, Israel and the Palestinian Arabs agreed to extend the 72-hour ceasefire. …
  • Stories From The Battlefield: Hamas Tunnels Used To Target Israel’s Kindergartens

    08/13/2014 11:17:09 AM PDT · by GilGil · 23 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 7-27-2014 | Mordecai Ben-Menachem
    The attack was meant to generate as many as ten thousand casualties, men, women and particularly children and hundreds of captives. Explosives were particularly placed underneath kindergartens to make certain that these “institutions” would be the first struck, even before any thing else. The known cost of the infrastructure – each tunnel costs upward of some $1 million – clearly shows that Hamas was planning a coordinated mega-attack. It must be understood that use of even one tunnel would inevitably trigger Israeli retaliation against the entire network
  • 'Death to Israel, America' Should Warrant Death Sentence

    08/07/2014 11:21:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | John Ransom
    Your first mistake is that you didn’t bring a MAN with you. The second is that you didn’t come in the dark and bring your masks to hide behind.-- Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn Jimmy Carter made me do it. I couldn’t help myself, and neither could you. The peacenik Democrat, (1st) Nobel Prize winner, Nuclear Know-Nothing and general Know-it-All reminded me today why I became a conservative in the first place. “Former president Jimmy Carter called on the West to recognize the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hamas as a legitimate ‘political actor’, that represents the bulk of the Palestinian population,” said...
  • Exclusive: Hamas rocket launch pad revealed near Gaza homes

    08/05/2014 2:56:44 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    News24 ^ | 8/5/2014 | News24
    FRANCE 24 has exclusive footage of a Hamas rocket launching pad that appears to prove the militant group has been firing from areas heavily populated with civilians. Correspondent Gallagher Fenwick says the site, in Gaza City, is some 50 metres from a hotel where the majority of international media is staying, and just 100 metres from a UN building.
  • NDTV Exclusive: How Hamas Assembles and Fires Rockets (outside of journalists hotel)

    08/05/2014 11:50:06 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    NDTV ^ | 8/5/2014 | NDTV
    Gaza: In the minutes before the ceasefire kicked in at Gaza this morning, Hamas fired a flurry of rockets towards Israel - 30 according to some counts. Israel has argued that that these rockets are fired from civilian areas, and this is why its retaliatory strikes can result in civilian casualties. But this morning, NDTV witnessed one such rocket silo being created under a tent right next to the hotel where our team was staying. Minutes later, we saw the rocket being fired, just before the 72-hour ceasefire came into effect. It began with a mysterious tent with a blue...
  • Rockets: So Old School? ("Space Elevator" coming?)

    08/04/2014 12:12:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 8, 2012 | Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute
    Could rocket scientists be an endangered species? You're probably betting "no," given the contemporary efforts to hurl hardware to the moon, to Mars, and to a passel of other unearthly locales. The rocket biz is busy, and it's diversifying. An enthusiastic troupe of private companies is also getting into the act, hoping to cash in by lifting off. It seems that "rocket scientist" is a job category that's here for the long haul, like "mortician." But all this activity masks an important point: rockets are not a terribly efficient way to lift things into space. For every pound of payload,...
  • U.S. Orders Airlines to Fly at Higher Altitudes Over Iraq

    08/04/2014 12:08:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 1, 2014 3:57 p.m. ET | Robert Wall
    The U.S. government told airlines flying over Iraq to remain at higher altitudes, amid growing concerns about carriers operating around conflict zones. U.S. airlines are now prohibited from flying over Iraq below 30,000 feet, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The agency, which had previously restricted airlines from flying below 20,000, issued the new requirement because of “the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict in Iraq.” The guidance, which is mandatory for all U.S. airlines but not others, comes amid increased disquiet about airlines flying near conflict zones after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over war-torn eastern...
  • ‘We Don’t Target Israeli Civilians’, Claims Hamas

    08/03/2014 10:49:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 8/4/2014, 4:47 AM | Dalit Halevi
    Hamas is claiming that, when its terrorists fire rockets towards Israel, they try to avoid hurting Israeli civilians. In a statement on Sunday, the group’s “military wing”, the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, threatened to fire rockets at all the cities in Israel that are within the ranges of its rockets. At the same time, the statement claimed, Hamas is not trying to harm Israelis with its rocket attacks, only military personnel and installations. …
  • Hamas: We Have Never Fired Rockets at Civilians

    08/03/2014 3:52:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/8/14
    In yet one more attempt to present a revisionist history of events as part of its propaganda campaign, Hamas has declared that it never has fired rockets at Israeli civilians. The Al-Qassam Brigade, Hamas's military wing, has again cautioned Israel against continuing its attempts to harm the population in Gaza, threatening to fire long-range rockets at all Israeli cities, as "there is nothing so precious to us as the lives of our people." Hamas also iterated that it had done all in its power to avoid causing harm to Israeli civilians. "During our campaign, we have taken great pains to...
  • Hamas Rockets Exploding in Gaza Strip

    08/01/2014 9:56:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Wa FB ^ | July 31, 2014 | Abraham Rabinovich
    More than a third of the 140 rockets fired by Hamas at Israel yesterday fell short and exploded inside the Gaza Strip, according to the Israeli Army spokesman’s office. Rocket shortfalls have increased, according to Israeli military sources. They attribute these misfires to the intense pressure Hamas rocket squads face from Israeli air and artillery attacks, as well as poorly assembled rockets. ... Hamas fighters in Israeli army uniforms have succeeded in killing close to 10 Israeli soldiers during incursions utilizing the tunnel network. Residents of kibbutzim along the border have demanded that the army eliminate the tunnel threat before...
  • Cash for Russian Clunkers

    07/30/2014 5:06:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | John Ransom
    Something stinks here. And it’s more than just wastewater from the marshy ground in and around Washington, DC. When a commercial airline is shot out of the sky it immediately triggers a number of questions. What kind of projectile? Where did it come from? Who fired it? All of these questions are answered by spy satellites. But getting one of these expensive satellites into orbit requires we launch a rocket. At present, the United States is buying rocket engines from Russia for these critical national security launches . That is right. Even while a domestic supply of launch vehicles is...
  • Italian Reporter Reveals Hamas Cover-Up Over Misfired Rockets

    07/30/2014 1:30:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 7/30/2014, 10:01 AM | Ari Soffer
    An Italian journalist who until Tuesday was embedded in Gaza has backed the IDF’s account of a rocket strike on a school playground in central Gaza’s Shati refugee camp on Monday. At least 10 people were killed in the attack—most of them children—and some sources claimed the death toll was as high as 30. Palestinian sources were quick to blame Israel, claiming that an Israeli fighter jet fired missiles directly at the playground and nearby hospital. Israel denied the accusations, saying that Hamas rockets aimed at Israel from the area misfired, and struck both the school and the hospital. Verifying...
  • Leaked “transcript”: Obama demands unilateral ceasefire from Netanyahu [Yes, UNILATERAL!]

    07/29/2014 2:08:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2014 | AllahPundit
    David Harsanyi and Philip Klein are right. No one talks like this. This might be a fair summary of what they said but it’s obviously not a transcript. Barack Obama: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and halt all offensive activities, in particular airstrikes.Benjamin Netanyahu: And what will Israel receive in exchange for a ceasefire?BO: I believe that Hamas will cease its rocket fire — silence will be met with silence.BN: Hamas broke all five previous ceasefires. It’s a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel.BO: I repeat and expect Israel to stop all...
  • Russia’s Bunker-Smashing Rockets Have Arrived in Iraq

    07/29/2014 7:39:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 29, 2014 | Jassem Al Salami
    Photos have appears on Iraqi social media depicting Russian-made rocket artillery arriving in Baghdad. The snapshots, published on July 25, show TOS-1A systems unloading from giant An-124 cargo planes. The rockets could help Baghdad battle Islamic militants. TOS-1 was the Soviet army’s secret hammer during the last decade of the Cold War. It fires powerful rockets to smash enemy trenches, fortifications and buildings, cracking defensive lines to allow tanks and infantry to punch through.
  • Hillary: Gaza´s Small Size Justification for Hamas Housing Rockets in Schools

    07/28/2014 1:05:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 126 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 7/28/14 | Breitbart TV, by Pam Key
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Fusion TV´s Jorge Ramos that part of the reason Hamas hides rockets in schools and civilian areas is "Gaza is small." "I´m not a military planner but Hamas puts it´s missiles, it´s rockets in civilian areas, part of it is Gaza is pretty small and its densely populated," she said as neglecting the question of whether or not Hamas should have rockets in area to begin with.
  • Report: Hamas to Buy More Rockets From North Korea

    07/27/2014 8:03:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 7/27/2014, 1:35 AM | Ari Soffer
    Hamas have signed an arms deal with North Korea in order to replenish its deplete rocket arsenal, after thousands were either fired at Israeli civilians or destroyed in IDF strikes in recent weeks, according to The Telegraph. […] North Korea’s authoritarian regime has well-established ties with a variety of Islamist terrorist groups and militias in the Middle East, as it seeks alliances with anti-western forces in the region. Its relationship with Hamas in particular was exposed in 2009, when a massive shipment of arms—including heavy weaponry—was seized at Bangkok airport, after the plane transporting the deadly cargo was forced to...
  • Hamas Prepared Attack That Would Bring Israel to Its Knees, Israeli Defense Officials Say

    07/25/2014 9:00:11 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 60 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | Friday, July 25, 2014 | Deborah Danan
    Israel’s Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu revealed on Thursday that Hamas was intending to attack Israel from dozens of tunnels in a coordinated simultaneous attack. At the beginning of Thursday’s special cabinet meeting the prime minister said, “These tunnels enable the enemy to open a multi-pronged offensive and carry out a massive terror attack inside Israel.” The attack Hamas was planning, the officials say, “would have made Israel drop to its knees.” They added that even the tunnels destroyed until now takes away from Hamas a strategic asset the terror group has been working on for years. Hamas has prepared a...
  • Watch: Netanyahu Presents UN Chief with Hamas Rockets

    07/22/2014 9:07:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    inn ^ | 7/22/14 | Elad Benari
    During United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s visit to Israel on Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu presented him with the rockets and operating methods of Hamas terrorists. Netanyahu showed Ban, among other things, some of the long-range rockets that Hamas has used to target central Israel. Netanyahu also showed the UN chief some proof that Hamas has been using civilians as human shields.
  • Poll: 73% say Israel more successful than Hamas in Gaza op (only 16% want ceasefire)

    07/22/2014 9:26:40 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 7/22/14
    Support for Operation Protective Edge among the Israeli Jewish public remains strong, and a majority say that Israel has racked up more successes than Hamas since the beginning of the campaign, which entered its ground phase last week, a poll conducted by Israel Hayom and the New Wave Research firm shows. When asked if they supported or opposed Israel's ground incursion into Gaza, 80 percent of respondents replied that they supported it, 12 percent said they opposed it and 8 percent said they didn't know. When asked if Israel should expand its current ground operation, 71 percent of respondents said...
  • Delta cancels all Israel flights over missile fear

    07/22/2014 8:58:57 AM PDT · by DFG · 3 replies
    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.