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Israel launches Gaza offensive, kills Hamas commander
reuters ^ | 11.14.2012 | Nidal al-Mughrabi

Posted on 11/14/2012 9:46:08 AM PST by Morgana

(Reuters) - Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group vowed would "open the gates of hell".

The onslaught shattered hopes that a truce mediated on Tuesday by Egypt could pull the two sides back from the brink of war after five days of escalating Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli strikes at militant targets.

Operation "Pillar of Defense" began with a surgical strike on a car carrying the commander of the military wing of Hamas, the Islamist movement which controls Gaza and dominates a score of smaller armed groups.

Within minutes of the death of Ahmed Al-Jaabari, big explosions were rocking Gaza, as the Israeli air force struck at selected targets just before sundown, blasting plumes of smoke and debris high above the crowded city.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; gaza; hamas; israel; isreal; jews; mohammedmorsi; nidalalmughrabi; waronterror; wot
Today hamas leader, tomorrow Achmedinnerjacket?
1 posted on 11/14/2012 9:46:16 AM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana
Video of the strike:

IDF Pinpoint Strike on Ahmed Jabri, Head of Hamas Military Wing

2 posted on 11/14/2012 9:48:04 AM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gmZ4RJp5GQ


3 posted on 11/14/2012 9:49:28 AM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana
Hilliary Clinton to hold news conference to denounce Israel in 3, 2, 1....
4 posted on 11/14/2012 9:51:59 AM PST by subterfuge (************ Believe Barry Obama's Propaganda At Your Own Peril **************)
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To: Morgana

5 posted on 11/14/2012 9:52:53 AM PST by Errant
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To: Morgana

Eliminate Gaza!


6 posted on 11/14/2012 9:53:21 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Morgana
"The onslaught shattered hopes that a truce mediated on Tuesday by Egypt..."

Yeah, sure. Peaceful Muslim Egypt. LOL

7 posted on 11/14/2012 9:53:24 AM PST by StormEye
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To: subterfuge

She’s too busy sipping wine in Australia with schnoz Panetta.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 9:57:59 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Morgana

Let the games begin.

By now Netanyahu knows full well Israel’s on her own. Help from the U.S. will be clandestine.

Nice shot on that car carrying the commander by the way...


9 posted on 11/14/2012 9:58:20 AM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Morgana

Reuters BS, read their ‘false news’ article. “Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza”

They fail to mention Israel is reacting in a defense measure to the daily rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 10:02:33 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Java4Jay

I expect that from reuters.

At this point of the game I could care less. Basically the article read “Israel kicked ass” and that is all that is important to me.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 10:04:31 AM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: StormEye
The onslaught shattered hopes that a truce mediated on Tuesday by Egypt..."

Here's what angers me. The Palestinian fired rockets for years, and most recently for days on end, but that didn't shatter any hopes at all. Israel fires back, and all of a sudden hopes are shattered!

The Israeli life is worth less than a goldfish to these reporters.

12 posted on 11/14/2012 10:07:20 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Java4Jay

That’s another good point. Exactly right.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 10:08:46 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Morgana

I saw in another place it was called Operation Pillar of Cloud. I wondered if it will be followed up by Operation Pillar of Fire in Iran.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 10:10:24 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Morgana
Israel is now free to deal in her own way with the safety and security of herself. It's time.

Omugabe may be hostile to Israel, but Israel can always count on the support of the overwhelming percentage of Americans.
Pray for Israel.

15 posted on 11/14/2012 10:10:57 AM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Errant

Torched BMW was paid for by US Taxpayers no doubt


16 posted on 11/14/2012 10:12:01 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Morgana

Israel protects itself. They can expect little to no help from this country.
No surprise that the media paints Israel as the bad guy.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 10:13:31 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Morgana

Israel is going to have to get even tougher and more aggressive in the days and years ahead.

It shames me to say, but they are truly on their own for the foreseeable future. I don’t know that they have any true allies now that Obama is their hope.

I feel like apologizing to Israel.


18 posted on 11/14/2012 10:16:37 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: Morgana

All the MSM articles have it that “Israel is the aggressor” , no mention of it being retaliation to the daily rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza into Israel’s homeland.

Meanwhile in DC it’s all about the sex scandal.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 10:19:19 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Java4Jay

Yeah, I’m sure you’re right. Probably a personal gift from you know who.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 10:21:08 AM PST by Errant
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To: Morgana
Operation "Pillar of Defense" began with a surgical strike on a car carrying the commander of the military wing of Hamas

*************

One shot....
....one kill
(Cut the head off the snake)

pretty good shootin' .....

I wonder how many resumes came in over the transom to take his place??

21 posted on 11/14/2012 10:53:19 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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22 posted on 11/14/2012 4:07:57 PM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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23 posted on 11/14/2012 4:08:53 PM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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24 posted on 11/14/2012 4:09:49 PM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: Errant
Look! It's the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch!

("...who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.")

Cheers!

25 posted on 11/14/2012 8:35:29 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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