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Itís War
Washington Free Beacon ^ | Nov 24, 2012 | Washington Free Beacon Staff

Posted on 11/14/2012 10:09:30 AM PST by Pete

The Israeli military commenced what government officials are calling a “widespread campaign on terror sites and operatives in the Gaza Strip, chief among them Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets” after suffering nearly a week of rocket attacks on Israeli territory.

The Israel Defense Forces opened Operation Pillar of Defense with an airstrike on a car carrying the head of Hamas’ military wing Ahmed Jabri. More airstrikes quickly followed and are believed to have targeted other top Gaza-based terrorists and their weapons caches. Update (12:25 PM): The IDF has released video of the strike.

An IDF spokesman stated on Twitter that the opening round of airstrikes targeted 20 sites and sought to destroy stockpiles of longer-range Iranian-supplied missiles that Hamas has smuggled into Gaza. One report stated that the air force struck a warehouse containing Iranian-supplied Fajr missiles.

U.S. ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro reiterated ”Israel’s right to defend itself and its citizens from these attacks” three days ago. The Obama administration has yet to comment on these latest events.

Update (11:28 AM): Israeli media are reporting that the IDF is sending emergency call-up notices to reservists. IDF General Yoav Mordechaitold Channel 2 news ground troops may be sent into Gaza: ”There are preparations, and if we are required to, the option of a entry by ground is available.”

Israeli artillery has joined the air force in hitting targets in Gaza and eyewitnesses report that multiple Israeli naval vessels have appeared along the coast of Gaza.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hamas; iran; israel; war

1 posted on 11/14/2012 10:09:39 AM PST by Pete
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To: Pete
The Obama administration has yet to comment on these latest events.

They should get around to telling Obama in a couple of months or so. /Carney Benghazi mode

2 posted on 11/14/2012 10:11:35 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Pete

Muslims were waiting until after the election to see if Romney didn’t get elected then they could attack


3 posted on 11/14/2012 10:12:15 AM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: dirtboy

They’ll tell 0bama when he figures out what the capital of Israel is.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 10:12:55 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Pete

Sounds like the warm up to a strike on the Iranians. They are taking care of the local enemy forces first. A good idea.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 10:14:47 AM PST by TheDon (In 2012, American voters chose European style big gov't.)
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To: onyx

Prayers for EVERYONE in Israel.

I don't know what will happen, but I pray everyone stays safe.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 10:25:12 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: All
Just tweeted by IDF two minutes ago.

IDF ‏@IDFSpokesperson

We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead.

7 posted on 11/14/2012 10:29:18 AM PST by Pete
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To: Pete

Good luck and Godspeed in your fight Israel, may the results be in your favor.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 10:29:49 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Pete
Just tweeted.

IDF ‏@IDFSpokesperson

Initial reports indicate that the Iron Dome has intercepted a number of rockets above a major Israeli city. #Gaza #PillarOfDefense

9 posted on 11/14/2012 10:32:20 AM PST by Pete
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To: lonevoice

Prayers up for Israel.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 10:34:40 AM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: Pete

The Jews are God’s people. So are we Gentiles who believe in Jesus Christ. We should have no worries.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 10:41:14 AM PST by bergmeid (FUBO)
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To: Pete

The news coverage I have seen on this today doesn’t even mention that it was in retaliation for a week of relentless attacks by Hamas: it’s presented as if it’s just something Israel did because, well, that’s what Israel does just to amuse itself on a boring afternoon.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 10:43:39 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: bergmeid

I just told my wife that if we truly believe they are God’s chosen people then we should support them in whatever they have to do to defend themselves. And that includes nuking every muslim country.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 11:05:58 AM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Joining your call for prayer.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 11:12:53 AM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: KC_Lion


JOINING YOU IN URGENT AND SERIOUS PRAYER FOR ISRAEL

15 posted on 11/14/2012 11:36:33 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx
Thank You So Much for your Prayers Onyx!

When I get home I need to call my Parents and get the 411 on what the exact feeling in Israel is right now.

Thank you for that Wonderful Graphic!

Did you make it? Do you mind if I use it my dearest onyx?

G-D BLESS YOU!


16 posted on 11/14/2012 11:43:25 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Please use it. I merely found it on search. Please let me know what your Mom and Dad say and send them all our prayers and love. G-d’s Abundant Blessings, cherished friend!


17 posted on 11/14/2012 11:47:47 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx
I will my Dearest Onyx, I will, Your Prayers mean so much.


18 posted on 11/14/2012 11:56:05 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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19 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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20 posted on 11/14/2012 4:08:49 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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21 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: KC_Lion

Yes.

May God bless and protect the nation of Israel and all those who defend her.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 4:28:19 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Pete
Just like Serbia and the Arch Duke Ferdinand, it has started. Funny thing is, it has been predicted 4000 years ago, or 2000 years ago, take your pick.

5.56mm

23 posted on 11/14/2012 4:42:34 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: supremedoctrine

The Israeli’s should wipe out all the terrorist scum. It’s too bad we have a terrorist ass kisser in charge at a time when Israel could really use our support.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 4:42:52 PM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: KC_Lion

Prayers up for your family and our beloved Israel.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 6:50:23 PM PST by ragmop
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To: Pete

We knew this was coming with Barry’s reelection. I am praying for Israel. As far as I am concerned they can use any means necessary to defend themselves in good conscience.


26 posted on 11/15/2012 4:05:27 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: Pete

I recommend any state willing especially the ones that will secede from the Union to offer a place for the creation of a “New Israel” should it become necessary for Israelis to seek refuge. Israeli itself isn’t very big, I know in Alaska there is millions of acres available, might be a bit cold for some though. Great summers though. And no pesky Moslem neighbors.


27 posted on 11/15/2012 4:21:45 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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