Skip to comments.Israel launches Gaza offensive, kills Hamas commander
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.
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Yeah, sure. Peaceful Muslim Egypt. LOL
She’s too busy sipping wine in Australia with schnoz Panetta.
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...
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.
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.
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.
That’s another good point. Exactly right.
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.
Omugabe may be hostile to Israel, but Israel can always count on the support of the overwhelming percentage of Americans.
Pray for Israel.
Torched BMW was paid for by US Taxpayers no doubt
Israel protects itself. They can expect little to no help from this country.
No surprise that the media paints Israel as the bad guy.
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.
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 Israels homeland.
Meanwhile in DC its all about the sex scandal.
Yeah, I’m sure you’re right. Probably a personal gift from you know who.