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IMRA ^ | 9-20-05

Posted on 09/19/2005 4:35:58 PM PDT by SJackson


TEL AVIV [MENL] -- Israel's military has launched preparations to respond to the prospect of Palestinian missile and rocket strikes on major cities in the Jewish state.

Military sources said the General Staff has assessed that over the last week Palestinian insurgents and the Palestinian Authority obtained weapons that could change the balance of power with Israel. They said these weapons could threaten such major Israeli cities as Ashkelon as well as Israeli civilian and military aircraft in much of southeastern Israel.

"We are now operating on the assessment that the Palestinians have Katyusha rockets that could travel at least 25 kilometers as well as surface-to-air missiles," a military source said.

On Sunday, thousands of Hamas fighters, many of them in military uniforms, paraded through the streets of Gaza City to celebrate the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. Hamas exhibited hundreds of rocket-propelled grenade launchers and a range of missiles, including what operatives termed the enhanced Kassam-class, short-range missile. === NOTE: The above is not the full item. This service contains only a small portion of the information produced daily by Middle East Newsline. For a subscription to the full service, please contact Middle East Newsline at: for further details.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events

1 posted on 09/19/2005 4:35:59 PM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

But the Palis have the Gaza Strip now and everything was going to be hunky-dory!

2 posted on 09/19/2005 4:37:14 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (The Democratic Party-Jackass symbol, jackass leaders, jackass supporters.)
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To: SJackson

Thousands of our enemies in one place. One MOAB would do the trick. If the shoe were on the other foot, would they spare us?

3 posted on 09/19/2005 4:38:25 PM PDT by Bird Jenkins
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To: Bird Jenkins

One missle and I say they field test 100 MOABs.

4 posted on 09/19/2005 4:40:07 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Pitchforks and Lanterns..with a smiley face!)
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I'm thinking it is lucky that there are no more Jewish settlers in Gaza.

5 posted on 09/19/2005 4:47:04 PM PDT by vger (freeping since '97!)
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To: SJackson
If the plan of the withdrawl from Gaza was to make the terrorists proud and boastful for all the world to see, then, the plan is completely successful. Other than that, I can't see any positives coming from the retreat.
6 posted on 09/19/2005 4:56:17 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 ( Heaven on Earth is where the nearest Starbucks is 60 miles away.)
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To: vger
The hysterical criticism of SHaron has been ridiculous.

He's a general and is acting like one.

7 posted on 09/19/2005 5:00:37 PM PDT by zarf (It's swollen, yes.)
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8 posted on 09/19/2005 5:33:12 PM PDT by SJackson (“I worry that I've seen this movie before”, Rep. Mark Kirk on aid to palestinians.)
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