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OPERATION CAST LEAD The IDF's Fight Against Terror in Gaza
http://israel.internet-haganah.com/ | December 28, 2008 | ISRAEL.INTERNET-HAGANAH.COM

Posted on 12/28/2008 1:10:18 PM PST by Cindy

"OPERATION CAST LEAD The IDF's Fight Against Terror in Gaza" (December 28, 2008)

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001473.html

December 28, 2008 "IAF STRIKES ON WEAPONS CACHES & STORAGE FACILITIES"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmSAp4Qt068 "IAF STRIKES ON GAZA-WEAPON CACHES" (Added December 28, 2008)

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001472.html

December 28, 2008 "HAMAS REFUSES TO ALLOW WOUNDED TO ENTER EGYPT FOR CARE"

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001471.html

December 28, 2008 "KOL ISRAEL"

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001470.html

December 28, 2008 "AND THEN THERE IS THE ARAB LEAGUE"

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001469.html

December 28, 2008 "YES, IT IS BETTER THIS TIME AROUND"

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001468.html December 28, 2008

"ONE WORD..."

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001467.html

December 28, 2008 "EGYPTIAN FOREIGN MINISTER LAYS BLAME FOR FIGHTING SQUARELY ON HAMAS"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5roptSbO3GQ

"Egyptian Foreign Minister blames Hamas" (Added December 28, 2008)

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001466.html

December 28, 2008 "STATEMENT FROM SHIMON PERES"

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001465.html

December 28, 2008 "PREPARING FOR MISSION, LOADED FOR BEAR"

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001464.html

December 28, 2008 "IAF STRIKE ON UNDERGROUND QASSAM ROCKET LAUNCHING SITE"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdvaKhaCBZA

"IAF strike on underground qassam launcher in Gaza" (Added December 28, 2008)

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001463.html

December 28, 2008 "OPERATION CAST LEAD CONTINUES IN THE GAZA STRIP"


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; gaza; gazastrip; hamas; hezbollah; hizballah; hizbullah; iaf; idf; islam; israel; jihad; kassams; nasrallah; operationcastlead; qassams; rockets; wot

1 posted on 12/28/2008 1:10:18 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Making it clickable:

OPERATION CAST LEAD The IDF’s Fight Against Terror in Gaza
http://israel.internet-haganah.com/ | December 28, 2008 | ISRAEL.INTERNET-HAGANAH.COM
Posted on December 28, 2008 1:10:18 PM PST by Cindy

“OPERATION CAST LEAD The IDF’s Fight Against Terror in Gaza” (December 28, 2008)

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001473.html

December 28, 2008 “IAF STRIKES ON WEAPONS CACHES & STORAGE FACILITIES”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmSAp4Qt068 “IAF STRIKES ON GAZA-WEAPON CACHES” (Added December 28, 2008)

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001472.html

December 28, 2008 “HAMAS REFUSES TO ALLOW WOUNDED TO ENTER EGYPT FOR CARE”

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001471.html

December 28, 2008 “KOL ISRAEL”

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001470.html

December 28, 2008 “AND THEN THERE IS THE ARAB LEAGUE”

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001469.html

December 28, 2008 “YES, IT IS BETTER THIS TIME AROUND”

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001468.html December 28, 2008

“ONE WORD...”

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001467.html

December 28, 2008 “EGYPTIAN FOREIGN MINISTER LAYS BLAME FOR FIGHTING SQUARELY ON HAMAS”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5roptSbO3GQ

“Egyptian Foreign Minister blames Hamas” (Added December 28, 2008)

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001466.html

December 28, 2008 “STATEMENT FROM SHIMON PERES”

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001465.html

December 28, 2008 “PREPARING FOR MISSION, LOADED FOR BEAR”

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001464.html

December 28, 2008 “IAF STRIKE ON UNDERGROUND QASSAM ROCKET LAUNCHING SITE”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdvaKhaCBZA

“IAF strike on underground qassam launcher in Gaza” (Added December 28, 2008)

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001463.html

December 28, 2008 “OPERATION CAST LEAD CONTINUES IN THE GAZA STRIP”


2 posted on 12/28/2008 1:10:59 PM PST by Cindy
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Previously...

FreeRepublic.com - Discussion Forum (YNET NEWS): "ROCKETS LAND EAST OF ASHDOD" (December 28, 2008)

FreeRepublic.com - Discussion Forum (YNET NEWS.com): "REPORT: ISRAELI AIR FORCE ATTACKS GAZA CITY" (December 27, 2008)

JTA.org: Jerusalem - "OLMERT TO ISRAELIS: UNITE AROUND GAZA OPERATION" (December 27, 2008)

Israel.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "HaYishuv" - UPDATES (December 27, 2008)

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ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS.com: "IDF RELEASES PHOTOS OF HAMAS TARGETS, TERROR TRAINING FACILITIES" by Hana Levi Julian (Kislev 30, 5769, December 27, 2008, 10:15 pm)

Jerusalem.USCONSULATE.gov: "WARDEN MESSAGE - U.S. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS DUE TO IDF MILITARY OPERATIONS IN GAZA" (December 27, 2008)

Travel.State.Gov - TRAVEL WARNING: "ISRAEL, THE WEST BANK AND GAZA" (September 26, 2008)

3 posted on 12/28/2008 1:11:51 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3646122,00.html

“Series of attacks in Gaza; Israeli lightly hurt by Qassam”

SNIPPET: “Air Force strikes dozens of Hamas targets, some close to Haniyeh’s home; rocket lands in Negev kibbutz, volunteer treated for very light injuries
Ynet reporters”
Published: 12.28.08, 22:53 / Israel News

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The rocket fire emanating from Gaza subsided Sunday evening, but one Qassam did hit a shed in a kibbutz located in the Eshkol Regional Council in south Israel. A kibbutz volunteer was treated for very light injuries.

“No one was hysterical, but the volunteer appeared a bit shaken up,” kibbutz member Yohai Kopler said. “He was walking by the shed and was hit by shrapnel.”

At least five mortar shells were launched at the western Negev during the afternoon and evening hours, but there were no reports of injuries or damage in the attacks.”


4 posted on 12/28/2008 1:32:05 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1230456504028&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Dec 28, 2008 23:07
“Saudi cleric calls for targeting Israelis all over the world”
By ASSOCIATED PRESS

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “A Saudi Web site reported on Sunday that a popular cleric issued a fatwa urging Muslims to target Israeli interests “everywhere,” to avenge the attacks on the Gaza strip.

The site, Rasid, posts news about Saudi Arabia’s Shiite community and said that Sheik Awadh al-Garni issued a religious edict urging Muslims to target “interests and anything that has a link to Israel,” calling it “a legitimate target for Muslims everywhere.””


5 posted on 12/28/2008 1:34:24 PM PST by Cindy
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BLOG:

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/195613.php

December 28, 2008

“NYC: Anti-Semitic Terrorist Sympathizers To Protest Today (12/28) Against Israel’s Bombing Of Hamas Targets In Gaza”


6 posted on 12/28/2008 1:36:17 PM PST by Cindy
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Note: The following blog entry is a quote:

http://www.thememriblog.org/blog_personal/en/12451.htm

Saudi Cleric: Israeli Interests throughout the World Are Legitimate Targets

Saudi cleric ‘Awadh Al-Qarni has issued a fatwa permitting to target Israeli interests throughout the world in retaliation for the Gaza attack.

Source: www.palestine-info.info/ar, December 28, 2008

Posted at: 2008-12-28


7 posted on 12/28/2008 1:39:53 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/024106.php
(YNET NEWS.com)

December 28, 2008
“Iranian Top Dog: ‘All the Islamic world’s pious people’ must fight Israel”


8 posted on 12/28/2008 1:43:38 PM PST by Cindy
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NOTE: The following post is a quote:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2155297/posts

Egyptians open fire on Palestinians
Google News ^ | December 28, 2008 | Press Association
Posted on December 28, 2008 1:37:56 PM PST by SolidWood

Egyptian border guards have opened fire on Palestinians who breached the border to escape Israel’s assault on Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

An Egyptian security official said there were at least five breaches along the nine-mile border and hundreds of Palestinian residents were pouring in.

At least 300 Egyptian border guards have been rushed to the area to reseal the border, the official added on condition on anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the press.

A resident of the Gaza Strip side of the border, Fida Kishta, said that Egyptian border guards opened fire to drive back the Palestinians.

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(Excerpt) Read more at google.com ...


9 posted on 12/28/2008 1:48:11 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/cair

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PROPAGANDA TIME:

http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/12-27-2008/0004947113&EDATE=

“CAIR Condemns Israeli ‘Massacre’ in Gaza
Obama urged to speak ‘in favor of peace and justice for all parties’”

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/


10 posted on 12/28/2008 1:52:10 PM PST by Cindy
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Note: Video included.

http://www.danielpipes.org/article/6072

“Israel and Clear Victory”

by Daniel Pipes
“Facing Jihad” Conference
December 14, 2008


11 posted on 12/28/2008 1:53:48 PM PST by Cindy
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Note: The following news brief is a quote:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3646136,00.html

Barak: 100 trucks carrying humanitarian aid to cross into Gaza Monday
Published: 12.28.08, 23:19 / Israel News

Defense Minister Ehud Barak allowed 100 truck carrying food, medications and humanitarian aid to cross into the Gaza Strip on Monday, through the Kerem Shalom and Karni crossings.

Barak also allowed fuel and cooking gas to be pumped in the Strip through the Nahal Oz crossing. (Hanan Greenberg)


12 posted on 12/28/2008 1:55:22 PM PST by Cindy
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” 100 trucks carrying humanitarian aid to cross into Gaza Monday “

Wonder what he’s planning to do about that Iranian “humanitarian relief” ship due to dock in a day or so......


13 posted on 12/28/2008 1:58:53 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Sometimes I sets and thinks, and sometimes I jus' sets.........)
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http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1230456503819&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Dec 28, 2008 22:45 | Updated Dec 28, 2008 23:37
“Nasrallah: Egypt wrong in blaming Hamas”
By BRENDA GAZZAR, JPOST.COM STAFF AND AP

SNIPPET: “Hizbullah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah reprimanded Egypt in a televised speech Sunday, for casting the responsibility of the situation in Gaza on Hamas.”

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Nasrallah was speaking from a secret location through a giant screen to hundreds of supporters who gathered in Hizbullah’s stronghold of Beirut’s southern suburbs.”


14 posted on 12/28/2008 1:59:55 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Uncle Ike

OPINION:

All the “aid workers” and the “humanitarian aid” should be checked out very, very carefully.


15 posted on 12/28/2008 2:01:55 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Bump for links to that link.


16 posted on 12/28/2008 3:23:47 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Bump for links to AT that link.

Sheesh

17 posted on 12/28/2008 3:24:55 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2155312/posts

“Hamas threatens to harm Livni, Barak”
ynet ^ | 12/28/08 | Ali Waked
Posted on December 28, 2008 2:55:22 PM PST by Flavius


18 posted on 12/28/2008 3:55:13 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3646154,00.html

“IDF: Tunnel bombing cripples Hamas”

SNIPPET: “Israeli fighter jets destroy 40 tunnels along Philadelphi Route using precision bombs. Military says strike cut off Gaza terror’s lifeline”
Hanan Greenberg
Published: 12.29.08, 00:31 / Israel News

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Destroying the tunnels under the Philadelphi Route means cutting off Gaza terror’s lifeline, military sources told Ynet Sunday.

Earlier, IAF fighter jets targeted the smuggling tunnels along the Israeli-Egyptian border. The strike was under four-minutes long, added the sources, but it took months to plan.

Destroying the tunnels was one of Operation Cast Lead’s objectives. The tunnels, used to smuggle weapons and ammunition into Gaza escaped any major strike for the entirety of the ceasefire between Israel and the militant groups in Gaza, as well as for several months prior to it.”


19 posted on 12/28/2008 3:57:40 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thanks for the Bump, Brad’s Gramma.


20 posted on 12/28/2008 3:59:29 PM PST by Cindy
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Note: The following news brief is a quote:

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1230456504973&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Dec 29, 2008 1:02
Kassam fired from Gaza lands in Eshkol region; no casualties
By JPOST.COM STAFF

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a Kassam rocket at the western Negev early Monday morning.

The rocket landed in an ope


21 posted on 12/28/2008 4:01:24 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/024112.php
(Naharnet)

December 28, 2008
“Hizballah Top Dog predicts divine victory for Hamas”

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday ordered his resistance on maximum alert to confront any Israeli attack, and urged Egyptians to pressure their government into opening the Gaza crossing for “weapons” to Hamas fighters.”

SNIPPET: “Israel, Nasrallah said, has only “massacres and crimes for those who call for peace.”...”


22 posted on 12/28/2008 4:12:45 PM PST by Cindy
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“Hizballah Top Dog predicts divine victory for Hamas”

“Hizballah Dog Breath watches Divine Retribution hit Hamas”


23 posted on 12/28/2008 4:21:31 PM PST by TonyStark
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To: TonyStark

smell it ... smell it... take it.


24 posted on 12/28/2008 4:31:13 PM PST by rahbert
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Comment #25 Removed by Moderator

To: Cindy

Israel had good intel on its target list, caught Hamas with their pants down and Egypt is endorsing the liquidation of Hamas (no love lost by egypt). However, unless you put boots on the ground, the rats will crawl from their holes again. What sealed it for Hamas was the lack of Iranian support. Israel saw it as a sign of weakness and acted correctly.


26 posted on 12/28/2008 5:50:52 PM PST by Godzilla (Jesus - the REASON for the SEASON.)
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To: Godzilla

“However, unless you put boots on the ground, the rats will crawl from their holes again.”

I agree.


27 posted on 12/28/2008 5:55:25 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

“They” are NOT fighting against terror. They are fighting against Hamas. Fighting against terror means there are no human enemies to fight, just some actions and an attitude. When people are killed fighting against “terror” it is immoral and evil because they are not the legitimate enemy. Terror is the enemy.


28 posted on 12/28/2008 7:18:32 PM PST by arthurus ( H.L. Mencken said, "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.")
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ADDING to the links in post no. 2:

http://israel.internet-haganah.com/

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001476.html

December 29, 2008
“DID ISRAEL USE “DISPROPORTIONATE FORCE” IN GAZA?”

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001475.html

December 29, 2008
“THE NIGHT: WE OWN IT.”

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001474.html

December 29, 2008
“40 TUNNELS IN FOUR MINUTES”

SNIPPET: “NEXT!”


29 posted on 12/28/2008 7:31:41 PM PST by Cindy
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To: arthurus

Arthurus,

You shold know by now I quote directly from the material I post.

This original poster image is from the IDF and here the English translation.
It’ ok to click on the graphic.

http://dover.idf.il/NR/rdonlyres/3213528D-3321-4667-9048-2515C9C0C37B/0/sidecopy2.jpg


30 posted on 12/28/2008 7:35:21 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

sp=should


31 posted on 12/28/2008 7:44:26 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

sp=It’s


32 posted on 12/28/2008 7:45:00 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2155395/posts

“Some Facts for the Anti-Semites”
TownHall Blogs ^ | December 28, 2008 | Billy Kess
Posted on December 28, 2008 7:39:21 PM PST by BillyKess

SNIPPET: “Let’s start with Hamas.”


33 posted on 12/28/2008 7:45:50 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2155391/posts

“IAF uses new US-supplied smart bomb”
The Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 29, 2008 | By YAAKOV KATZ
Posted on December 28, 2008 7:22:58 PM PST by Texas Fossil


34 posted on 12/28/2008 7:49:42 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2155411/posts

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http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/129062

Published: 12/28/08, 1:15 PM
“Peres: ‘Anyone Asking Israel to Stop Shooting, Change Address’”
by Hana Levi Julian

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “(IsraelNN.com) President Shimon Peres said in a statement released to the media Sunday that it is time for the world to understand that Israel has been more than patient in waiting for the people of Gaza to come to their senses.

Detailing all the agony and subsequent fallout of the 2005 Disengagement from Gaza, Peres said, “The story is simple. Israel has left Gaza completely… The passages were open. Money was sent to Gaza. We suggested aid in many ways – economically, medically and otherwise… Still I have not heard until now a single person who could explain to us reasonably: why are they firing rockets against Israel?”

He added that in planning the current Operation Cast Lead, the IDF had been “true to its principles: namely, to be precise in its targets and careful not to hit civilian life.””


35 posted on 12/28/2008 8:55:59 PM PST by Cindy
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ADDING to post no. 19:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=54e_1230490496

“IAF Release Cockpit Footage Of Airstrikes Along The Philadelphi Route.”
(Added December 28, 2008)


36 posted on 12/28/2008 10:28:07 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3646309,00.html

“Laborer killed by rocket in Ashkelon”

SNIPPET: “Air raid siren sounds in seaside city, followed by loud explosions; missile hits construction site, killing one person and injuring 16, five of them moderately. Earlier, Qassams fired into Gaza vicinity communities”

Shmulik Hadad
Published: 12.29.08, 09:42 / Israel News

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “One man was killed Monday morning from a Grad rocket which hit a construction site inside Ashkelon. An air raid siren was sounded in the seaside city just before 9:30 am, followed by an explosion which rocked many areas across Ashkelon.

Sixteen people were injured in the attack, five of them sustaining moderate wounds and the rest lightly hurt. They were evacuated to the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.”


37 posted on 12/29/2008 1:00:25 AM PST by Cindy
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Thanks to Brad’s Gramma for pointing to this incident:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3646228,00.html

“4 injured in stabbing attack near Modiin”

SNIPPET: “In what appears to be revenge attack against IDF operation in Gaza, two Arab handymen stab Israeli family in community of Kiryat Sefer; one of them shot, other continues running wild. At least four people hurt, one sustains serious wounds”

Efrat Weiss
Published: 12.29.08, 08:28 / Israel News

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Defense establishment officials estimated that as the IDF operation in Gaza progresses, Palestinians in the West Bank – as well as radical Israeli Arabs – would attempt to carry out revenge attacks.”


38 posted on 12/29/2008 1:03:44 AM PST by Cindy
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http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=DC574F37-B823-4D07-9344-0BE6DFB9F7C5

“The Lessons of Gaza”
By Steve Schippert
FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, December 29, 2008

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “In early 2005, the Israeli Knesset passed the Disengagement Plan Implementation Law, which was the legal expression of Ariel Sharon’s desire to give the Palestinians in Gaza precisely that which they wanted and demanded; an end to Israeli occupation. But, true to its Charter, that is not enough for Hamas. For only the destruction of Israel and the creation of a first-time Palestinian state “from the sea to the river” will suffice. What has led to the ongoing and massive Israeli precision airstrikes within Gaza against carefully vetted Hamas targets bares this fact to be as true as the sea is deep.

One week after Hamas announced it would no longer abide by the six-month “lull agreement” between it and Israel, Hamas rocket and mortar barrages against Israeli towns, troops and border crossings wrought upon Gaza the most violent Israeli reprisal ever seen in the Mediterranean strip. Yet, even in its shattering violence, the Israeli response has claimed nearly exclusively Hamas terrorist casualties. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs released imagery and other intelligence explaining its target list.

Many of the targets were Hamas police facilities, where terrorists can and do receive official weapons and tactics training under the guise of law enforcement. This is why so many of the targets are listed by the Israeli MFA as terrorist training facilities that also contain detention centers and weapons stores. Dozens of Hamas’ deaths in the strikes were from the bombing of a facility hosting an ongoing graduation ceremony as the wave of attacks began.

Also key among Israeli targets were known Qassam rocket manufacturing and launch sites, often underground. These sites are increasingly strategically placed within civilian neighborhoods, providing Hamas with two useful advantages, in their eyes. First, placing them among civilian housing makes their targeting by Israel less likely, playing upon Israel’s desire to avoid civilian casualties. Second, if Israel does target them, it would then likely afford the Hamas terrorists and media coup with international news organizations which are more often staffed with journalists and editors more sympathetic to the ‘Palestinian cause’ than with Israel, Israelis and Jews – whose own civilian casualties are rarely met with the same anger and impassioned demands for an end to the violence.”


39 posted on 12/29/2008 1:46:31 AM PST by Cindy
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http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=512E990B-82F5-4BFE-BBD7-D63AD0BEA5B1

“How Palestinian TV is Covering the War”
By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, December 29, 2008

SNIPPET: “As events in Gaza unfold, Palestinian Media Watch monitors the incitement and hatred pouring forth on Hamas Television. Below are several dispatches from the front, which tell a much different story than the one reported in the Western media. — The Editors.

Hamas Celebrates Targeting Israeli Civilians

Along with today’s TV propaganda in which Hamas depicts itself as a victim, Hamas continues to portray itself as the heroic killer of Israelis.

A video on Hamas TV this morning blended pictures of Hamas fighters shooting at Israel with pictures of injured Israelis and medical evacuation scenes.

In addition, the visuals include pictures of skulls dripping with blood, captioned: “Let them taste violent death.”

Other narrations and texts include:
“Send them to Hell! Tear them to pieces!”
“Send them to Hell, Qassam missile!”
Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Dec. 28, 2008.”


40 posted on 12/29/2008 1:53:28 AM PST by Cindy
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THIS IS THE NEW THREAD:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2155473/posts

“Red alert sounded in Ashkelon”
YNET NEWS ^ | Published: 12.29.08, 11:54 / Israel News | n/a
Posted on December 29, 2008 2:08:06 AM PST by Cindy


41 posted on 12/29/2008 2:12:33 AM PST by Cindy
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