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As Israel Hits Mosque and Clinic, Air Campaign’s Risks Come Home
ny times ^ | 7-12-2014 | STEVEN ERLANGER

Posted on 07/12/2014 9:47:41 AM PDT by Citizen Zed

As Israel’s air war against Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters in Gaza entered its sixth day on Saturday, a pair of bombings threw the difficulties of the campaign into painful relief: Israel bombed a mosque, which its aerial photos indicated was harboring a weapons cache, and a center for the handicapped, killing two handicapped patients and wounding three, as well as a caretaker.

The bombing of the center, the Mabaret Palestine Society here in northern Gaza, occurred just before dawn, when a missile crashed through the roof and exploded. Because it was the weekend, only five of the 19 severely handicapped residents were in residence, while the rest were with their families, said Jamila Elaiwa, who founded the center 20 years ago.

She spoke at Al Shifa hospital’s burn unit, while she was visiting the wounded, including Mai Hamada, 30, and Salwa Abu al-Qomssan, 53, the caretaker, both of them with severe burns, while two more patients were in intensive care.

(Excerpt) Read more at mobile.nytimes.com ...


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Don't mess with Moses' peeps.
1 posted on 07/12/2014 9:47:41 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

You poke a sleeping lion with a stick, don’t get mad when the lion eats you and your dog too.


2 posted on 07/12/2014 9:49:54 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: Citizen Zed

What they really hit was an arms cache and a barracks.


3 posted on 07/12/2014 9:50:48 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Citizen Zed

I’m sure there will be an amazing number of “clinics” destroyed by the satanic joooz.


4 posted on 07/12/2014 9:52:19 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Citizen Zed

What? No weddings or orphanages full of blind children? Erlanger’s muzzie propaganda machine needs a little grease!


5 posted on 07/12/2014 9:53:14 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Sniff, sniff......frequently, one gets what one earns.

Why does any rational person expect Israel to fight with one hand behind its back?


6 posted on 07/12/2014 9:58:27 AM PDT by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: Lurker

Who really cares? The palis need bombed into oblivion. None are “innocent”.


7 posted on 07/12/2014 9:58:30 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Lurker

“What they really hit was an arms cache and a barracks.”

In other words, a mosque.


8 posted on 07/12/2014 9:59:11 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Citizen Zed

LOL! The NY Times is such a bunch of putzes.


9 posted on 07/12/2014 9:59:44 AM PDT by LibWhacker (A New WPA: Hire blacks to surround illegal enclaves and round up job-stealing illegal aliens)
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To: Citizen Zed

Gosh, I hope they didn’t destroy any baby milk factories.


10 posted on 07/12/2014 10:00:53 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Israel should take back the Gaza—even if by sections at a time. The little feel good experiment of giving up land for peace was a miserable failure. Now start taking back land for peace Israel—enough with the incessant rocket attacks from Gaza. Take back the Gaza-—scrooge the world.


11 posted on 07/12/2014 10:01:02 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tryranny)
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To: LibWhacker

It would be a good time blow up that eyesore currently sitting on the temple mount and blame hamas rockets for it.


12 posted on 07/12/2014 10:01:41 AM PDT by wolfman
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To: Citizen Zed

Erlanger! Remove your head from you rectum!


13 posted on 07/12/2014 10:03:00 AM PDT by x1stcav (Leftism is like rust. It corrodes twenty-four hous a day.)
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To: Fresh Wind
quick, print some more
14 posted on 07/12/2014 10:08:11 AM PDT by JPG ("So sue me". OK, we will.)
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To: Lurker

What they really hit was an arms cache and a barracks.


Yup, and they missed the baby milk factory .

What a shame


15 posted on 07/12/2014 10:19:38 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: FlingWingFlyer
What? No weddings or orphanages full of blind children?

Hey, give them a chance! They have to ship in the stiffs from Syria first.


16 posted on 07/12/2014 10:19:58 AM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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Why are mosques off limits? Churches and synagogs are not


17 posted on 07/12/2014 10:21:07 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%i)
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To: Citizen Zed

Send them all back to Egypt ... or directly to Alluh to collect on their 72 virgin rewards ASAP!

enough of these murderious squatters killing Jews and Christians (or Hindus or Filipinos or anybody else they can get their hands or bombs on) at every chance they get

enough already! send them all packin to Alluh!


18 posted on 07/12/2014 10:26:23 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Citizen Zed

Mosquito, a biting insect which spreads filth and disease, killing millions of Muslims and Christians a year.

Mosque, hum?


19 posted on 07/12/2014 10:36:01 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Citizen Zed

The headline implies that the risks are to Israel, because it will make them look bad. PR be damned — this is war!

The most interesting part of the article was the bit about the Israelis “knocking on the roof”. I had never heard about this before. It sounds like the Israelis send a small unarmed projectile to let residents know that the real thing is coming and give them a chance to depart the premises. That’s about as humane as a bombing campaign can be.

Now I understand why Hamas issued orders that people are to stand in place even if they know a bomb is coming.


20 posted on 07/12/2014 10:41:07 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: AZLiberty
Now I understand why Hamas issued orders that people are to stand in place even if they know a bomb is coming.

They are requiring everyone to be a potential suicidee. This decree betrays their utter desperation.


21 posted on 07/12/2014 10:46:51 AM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: AZLiberty

Robert Heinlein, Starship Troopers had a grenade that broadcast, “I am a grenade. I will explode in 10, 9, 8, .....”


22 posted on 07/12/2014 10:51:38 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Citizen Zed

Maybe the rest of them will realize that human shields aren’t worth what they thought they were...


23 posted on 07/12/2014 11:05:07 AM PDT by Iscool
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To: Citizen Zed

What do you know? War is heck. Don’t like it, don’t start one.


24 posted on 07/12/2014 11:26:16 AM PDT by idov
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To: Citizen Zed

The author p*sses and moans when the Israelis defend themselves, but says nothing when the Moslems murder civilians, execute hostages, snipe from cover, set off terrorist bombs on buses and beside roads, and then refer to the Jews as Big Meanies.

Bone-deep anti-Semitism is back in fashion.


25 posted on 07/12/2014 11:31:54 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Citizen Zed
A "mosque" that is a weapons depot is not a mosque. Oh, that's right Israel bound by the Geneva Conventions, but Hamas is not.
26 posted on 07/12/2014 11:55:20 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Every “mosque” is an arsenal.
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27 posted on 07/12/2014 12:04:37 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Citizen Zed

VERY SAD......VERY.....and when the U.S. bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki....chances are that some nursing home and innocent hospital patients died.......don’t bomb us and we won’t bomb you!!!


28 posted on 07/12/2014 12:42:49 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: tflabo

“Israel should take back the Gaza—even if by sections at a time. The little feel good experiment of giving up land for peace was a miserable failure. Now start taking back land for peace Israel—enough with the incessant rocket attacks from Gaza. Take back the Gaza-—scrooge the world.”

I’d go the other way. Call Gaza Palestine and cu it off from all Israeli resources. If the rest of the world love these much, let them supply gas, electric and water to them.


29 posted on 07/12/2014 12:46:24 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

There’s talk of the IDF going in all the way to the Gaza border with Egypt and destroying all the smuggling tunnels because that’s how Hamas gets their Iranian missiles.

Also talk that if the IDF does this, the Egyptian response will be limited to tut-tutting with a wink.


30 posted on 07/12/2014 3:12:06 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Citizen Zed

Wouldn’t a better title be...

“As Hamas hits urban areas in Israel, their indiscriminate attacks backfire”


31 posted on 07/12/2014 4:33:03 PM PDT by aquila48
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