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'Hamas chief of staff may be dead'
jp ^ | Dec 29, 2008 1:44 | By YAAKOV KATZ AND KHALED ABU TOAMEH

Posted on 12/28/2008 6:05:26 PM PST by Flavius

Conflicting reports emerged Sunday regarding the fate of top Hamas military commander Ahmed Ja'abri, who may have been killed in one of the hundreds of Israeli air strikes against Hamas infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.

Since Operation Cast Lead began on Saturday, the air force has flown over 300 sorties over the Strip, bombing close to 280 different targets. Palestinian and Israeli sources said that Ja'abri, the overall commander of Hamas's armed wing, Izaddin Kassam, may have been killed in an air strike on a mosque which he frequented.

Sources close to Hamas in the Gaza Strip said they could neither confirm nor deny the report. They said that the bodies of many of the victims had yet to be identified and that several bodies were still under the rubbles of demolished buildings.

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


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gaza; gazastrip; hamas; iran; islam; jaabri; jihad; workaccident
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1 posted on 12/28/2008 6:05:26 PM PST by Flavius
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To: Flavius

Ahhhh, that’s too bad.


2 posted on 12/28/2008 6:07:02 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: Flavius

I wonder when Hezbollah will join the party.


3 posted on 12/28/2008 6:07:20 PM PST by Perdogg (Only the hypnotized never lie)
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To: Flavius

There’s more where he came from, but it’s good news anyway. Israel, this Bud’s for you.


4 posted on 12/28/2008 6:07:27 PM PST by joejm65
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To: Flavius

5 posted on 12/28/2008 6:07:44 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: Flavius
Photobucket

Another one bites the dust....
6 posted on 12/28/2008 6:07:48 PM PST by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Requiescat In Pace)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

LOL. That is a shame.


7 posted on 12/28/2008 6:07:55 PM PST by MNSlim
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To: Flavius
The only time Hamas ever calms down is when Israel starts targeting their leadership. And the fact that the death-worshipping Palestinians actually voted Hamas into power makes it hard to feel bad about any collateral damage.

Israel should knock Gaza out of the Stone Age and into the Dust Age.

8 posted on 12/28/2008 6:08:39 PM PST by Junior_G
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To: TribalPrincess2U

9 posted on 12/28/2008 6:09:09 PM PST by wastedyears (In Canada, Santa says "Ho Ho, eh?")
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To: Flavius

The part they could find is dead, but they’ve hoping the best for the rest of him.


10 posted on 12/28/2008 6:09:23 PM PST by tbpiper
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To: Flavius

So, what’s the big deal? I thought these brave warriors of islam welcomed death?


11 posted on 12/28/2008 6:09:25 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Resist the Obamination!)
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To: Flavius
>>>>>several bodies were still under the rubbles of demolished buildings.<<<<<<<

> Ding dong the witch is dead.


12 posted on 12/28/2008 6:09:44 PM PST by angkor ("All you could hope for ...in the world's most august deliberative body." - Baldwin on Franken)
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To: Kozak

Is that clip for real? I sure hope it is.


13 posted on 12/28/2008 6:09:45 PM PST by Junior_G
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To: Flavius

Hamas _________ may be dead. Great news, fill in the blank with any name, rank, title, and it’s good news.


14 posted on 12/28/2008 6:09:57 PM PST by AbeKrieger (Clomppity clomp.)
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To: Flavius

Why are any of them allowed to breathe? Israel needs to blast the next hezbollah funeral that forms.


15 posted on 12/28/2008 6:10:41 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Flavius

Rut roh


16 posted on 12/28/2008 6:11:56 PM PST by Lady GOP
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To: Flavius

a neighbor of mine sold her house and moved to the Gaza strip cause God told her to.

Sad for all those people.


17 posted on 12/28/2008 6:12:12 PM PST by television is just wrong (this is hysterical.)
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To: Junior_G

I wondered the same thing. It sure looks real. It’s an occupational hazard for jihadiots I guess.


18 posted on 12/28/2008 6:12:16 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

I want confirmation the bastard is dead before I can do the happy dance


19 posted on 12/28/2008 6:12:50 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rabidralph

our national view of Israel may change with Obama in charge.


20 posted on 12/28/2008 6:13:36 PM PST by television is just wrong (this is hysterical.)
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To: Flavius

Great news on a day of gridiron misery.


21 posted on 12/28/2008 6:13:45 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: All
ARTICLE SNIPPET from the link in post no. 1:

"Sources close to Hamas in the Gaza Strip said they could neither confirm nor deny the report"

22 posted on 12/28/2008 6:13:50 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Flavius

The price of firing Kassam rockets has gone up. Israel needs to make it too costly to fire even one rocket in the future. Islam or not, even the stupidest people on earth understand brute power.


23 posted on 12/28/2008 6:14:09 PM PST by umgud (I'm really happy I wasn't aborted)
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To: Flavius

“Lets go ahead in and do a #6 on them all...we can then mourn after the #6 Party later on..” - Taggert


24 posted on 12/28/2008 6:14:41 PM PST by jessduntno (Barack - Kenyan for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain")
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To: Kozak

LOL - somebody rigged his ammo.


25 posted on 12/28/2008 6:15:31 PM PST by patton (+)
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To: buccaneer81
Feh. The Vikings won, making sure that they (and not Chicago of Obamessiah fame) advanced to the playoffs.

Where's the misery?

26 posted on 12/28/2008 6:15:35 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: television is just wrong
a neighbor of mine sold her house and moved to the Gaza strip cause God told her to.

She listened to "allah?"

Bad move for one's body and soul.

27 posted on 12/28/2008 6:16:32 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: tbpiper

For all the innocents this animal has killed, I hope his dinner in h@ll is cold!


28 posted on 12/28/2008 6:16:34 PM PST by cameraeye (It only just begun. Are we losing yet?)
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To: Junior_G; wastedyears

You two advocate carpet bombing and killing 1.3 million Palestinian civilians in Gaza?

Seriously. Is that your “solution”?


29 posted on 12/28/2008 6:16:58 PM PST by MNSlim
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To: Kozak

FAIL


30 posted on 12/28/2008 6:17:16 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: grey_whiskers
Where's the misery?

My screen name sums it up. A loss to the lame Raiders, while we got the help we needed with Philly smoking the Cowboys.

Time to trade Chucky.

31 posted on 12/28/2008 6:18:23 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81

she is christian and claims God wants her to save souls. she can’t save any if she can’t save her own life.


32 posted on 12/28/2008 6:18:23 PM PST by television is just wrong (this is hysterical.)
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To: Junior_G; wastedyears

You two advocate carpet bombing and killing 1.3 million Palestinian civilians in Gaza?

Seriously. Is that your “solution”?


33 posted on 12/28/2008 6:18:48 PM PST by MNSlim
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To: MNSlim

Oh, the outrage!!!


34 posted on 12/28/2008 6:18:50 PM PST by Junior_G
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To: television is just wrong
she is christian and claims God wants her to save souls.

Sorry. Like a fool I assumed. May she stay safe.

35 posted on 12/28/2008 6:19:24 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: television is just wrong

Hope she will survive this war. It’s not a great place for any self-styled missionary.


36 posted on 12/28/2008 6:20:23 PM PST by Palladin (When will Bill Ayers start bombing buildings again?)
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To: Flavius
Izaddin Kassam, may have been killed in an air strike on a mosque which he frequented.

Thinking that "mosque" was a safe haven, no doubt. Thankfully Israel didn't follow the PC playbook.

37 posted on 12/28/2008 6:20:59 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: TribalPrincess2U

May all the human waste in Gaza assume room temperature.


38 posted on 12/28/2008 6:21:25 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Flavius
FTA .. ... at least 50 percent of Hamas's underground rocket launchers had been bombed ... as well as a significant number of weapons warehouses ... almost all of the Hamas bases and headquarters in the Gaza Strip were completely destroyed

Yo, Hamas! Think it's bad now? Wait till February when Bibi takes over!

All the money the UN has couldn't buy these dip-sticks a clue!

39 posted on 12/28/2008 6:22:10 PM PST by Don Carlos (You can touch a nun once or twice, but don't get in the habit.)
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To: MNSlim
Seriously. Is that your “solution”?

Yeah. That's really stupid.

A dozen or so Israeli tactical nukes ought to do it.

40 posted on 12/28/2008 6:22:10 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Flavius

Don’t these stories usually claim the #2 guy was killed?


41 posted on 12/28/2008 6:22:27 PM PST by SlapHappyPappy
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To: MNSlim
A supposed FReeper newbie joins the fray.

ML/NJ

42 posted on 12/28/2008 6:22:34 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Junior_G

43 posted on 12/28/2008 6:23:03 PM PST by Lady GOP
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To: rdl6989; Junior_G

I read that his mortar was somehow “seen/targeted” by Israeli forces, and that was an *incoming round* on him, rather than his weapon exploding. At least that’s what I remember from someone’s post on another forum, www.glocktalk.com, I think.


44 posted on 12/28/2008 6:24:26 PM PST by GusBreacher
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To: Flavius
...may have been killed in an air strike on a mosque which he frequented.

Well, THAT's pretty cool!

45 posted on 12/28/2008 6:25:13 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: MNSlim

It is not a solution but Hamas is initiated the conflict. Hamas wants nothing more than to exterminate the Jews. We’ve been down that road before Slim and aint ever going there again.


46 posted on 12/28/2008 6:26:08 PM PST by Lady GOP
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To: MNSlim
Seriously. Is that your “solution”?

It sounds like the "final solution".

47 posted on 12/28/2008 6:26:45 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Junior_G

Yup.


48 posted on 12/28/2008 6:29:36 PM PST by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Requiescat In Pace)
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To: Mr. Mojo

“...mosque which he frequented because that is the place he stored his weapons and ammo..”.

There. Corrected the mosque sentence.


49 posted on 12/28/2008 6:30:26 PM PST by rod1
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To: Lancey Howard

I dont know about you but Im getting pretty sick of this constant outpouring of sympathy for Hamas when they are a bunch of terrorist whack-job sickos. Hamas initiated the conflict.


50 posted on 12/28/2008 6:30:28 PM PST by Lady GOP
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