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[Israel] Knesset authorizes immediate draft of reservists
Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/15/2012 | By LAHAV HARKOV

Posted on 11/15/2012 8:36:16 AM PST by topher

Bar-On: Israel does not want to harm innocent residents of Gaza.

The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee unanimously authorized on Thursday Defense Minister Ehud Barak's request to enlist reservists and declare a "special status" for towns within 40 km from Gaza.

The IDF will issue "order nine," which is an irregular order in cases of emergency for reservists to immediately report to duty. The committee did not release the number of reservists that will be called.

"The residents of the south are in the real line of fire, and only their strength will allow the IDF to meet its capabilities," Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Ronnie Bar-On (Kadima) said.

"Israel is passing on a clear message to terrorist organizations in Gaza that disrupting life in the South will not continue."

Bar-On added that IDF Intelligence, together with the Shin Bet and IAF are "crushing Hamas and strengthening Israel's deterrence."

However, the Kadima MK said, "The State of Israel has no intention or desire to harm Gaza residents that are not involved in terror" Bar-On also called on Egypt not to take "hasty unilateral steps," emphasizing the importance of the peace treaty in maintaining regional stability.

On the way into the meeting, MK Arieh Eldad called to cut off Israel-provided electricity and water to Gaza.

"Until Israel goes into Gaza and cuts off their supply lines, Israelis will continue to suffer," he said. "We should have killed [senior Hamas official Ahmed Said Khalil] Jabari the moment [formerly captive soldier] Gilad Schalit crossed the border back into Israel."

Shas MK Nissim Ze'ev said claims that Operation Pillar of Defense is connected to the upcoming election are "delusional," and Hamas did not coordinate its rocket attacks with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

"I trust the IDF to make decisions. If they need to go into Gaza, I am sure they will, but we need to strike them from the air as much as possible to keep our soldiers from harm's way," Ze'ev added.

MK Eitan Cabel (Labor) also said the IDF should not hurry into a land incursion into Gaza.

"You know how war starts, but you never know how it will end," Cabel stated. "The only real solution in the South is peace, but if it is currently impossible to make peace, there should at least be security for the residents of the South." Gil Hoffman contributed to this report.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Israel
KEYWORDS: gaza; idf; israel
Israel is probably expecting escalation. It is possible will become involved militarily.

Egypt has recalled its embassador from Israel.

Hamas has fired over 200 rockets from Gaza in the past 24 hours.

And the Palestinians are asking the UN for help after terror groups in the Palestinian areas fire rockets at Israel.

Someone needs to show Israel's side of how Israel has a right to defend itself.

1 posted on 11/15/2012 8:36:19 AM PST by topher
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To: topher

Finish it. Don’t play hokey pokey like Olmert.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 8:37:36 AM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: topher

Fox news just reporting rockets landing in suburbs of Tel Aviv.


3 posted on 11/15/2012 8:37:41 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Cry havoc!


4 posted on 11/15/2012 8:39:09 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: topher; onyx
Yikes! Ping!

I don't know what will happen.

I have to be strong for my family.

5 posted on 11/15/2012 8:41:32 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: dfwgator

Drudge has it linked.


6 posted on 11/15/2012 8:41:49 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
7 miles south of Tel Aviv.

ROCKETS STRIKE TEL AVIV SUBURB. Hamas debating further escalation as Israel continues large-scale operation

7 posted on 11/15/2012 8:46:01 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

It’s on like Donkey Kong. This is not going to end well. The next few days are going to be critical.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 8:49:25 AM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: KC_Lion
Good News:

Syria to the North is divided because of the Civil War in Syria.

Egypt might come to the aid of the Palestinians, but they might do dumb things militarily -- putting extremists in command of the military?

Iran is too far away to intervene without problems...

But the Arab League might get kicked into gear (Saudia Arabia and others). I fear that the most.

9 posted on 11/15/2012 8:51:29 AM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: justa-hairyape
The Israelis have been intercepting rockets/missiles with Iron Dome and they have the Patriot systems.

Hopefully that will minimize the damage.

10 posted on 11/15/2012 8:53:20 AM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: justa-hairyape

Prayers up. Stay strong Israel.


11 posted on 11/15/2012 8:53:20 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: justa-hairyape

>Further, the senior Hamas members said the group is likely to use antiaircraft and other advanced missiles against IAF airplanes operating over the Gaza Strip.

I would suspect by now Israel knows the details of every hamas leader down to the drill sergeant level.

Hopefully they deliver a gift wrapped package to each and every one.


12 posted on 11/15/2012 9:02:36 AM PST by soycd
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

My heart and my prayers are with Israel...


13 posted on 11/15/2012 9:17:20 AM PST by myrabach
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To: topher
Israel has no choice but to destroy Hamas in Gaza and take occupation of the Gaza strip forever. Police to patrol with authority to shoot to kill any resistance. If Egypt interferes, destroy most of the Country. Iran will shi! a brick knowing the corrupt government of their country may not have the support of its population.
14 posted on 11/15/2012 9:23:48 AM PST by Logical me
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To: topher
Man, good thing Obama's in charge! He's got Al Qaeda in its heals, bin Laden is dead, and the Arab Spring is peacefully... er, wait...
15 posted on 11/15/2012 9:24:22 AM PST by Obadiah (Americans said, "Give us Barabbas!")
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To: Logical me

“Iran will shi! a brick knowing the corrupt government of their country may not have the support of its population. “

But it knows it has the support of Obama and Putin.


16 posted on 11/15/2012 9:33:10 AM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: topher

“But the Arab League might get kicked into gear (Saudia Arabia and others).”

That would be the best justification to nuke Mecca and be done with it.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 10:35:39 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: topher

The PLO’s are such a bunch of whiners about land “their land” yatta yatta-—it’s always seemed to me that they should lose a little every time they fire a rocket. My formula would be one rocket for one square mile of arab land——shoot it and lose it. the Israelis have Caterpillar D9 El-tracks which could clear the square mile in about a day. Except for the Golan they have never been made to pay for their cheap shots. Israel should never have given back the Sinai. Gaza was a good effort by Sharon but it didn’t work. Just take it back, send the Gaza’s back to Egypt, flatten the place for a buffer zone. Arabs don’t understand anything except getting their teeth kicked to their sphincters. Looks like it might happen this time.


18 posted on 11/15/2012 11:15:53 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: topher
But the Arab League might get kicked into gear (Saudia Arabia and others). I fear that the most.

The Saudis are likely very quietly helping Israel to stop Persians from getting the bomb, IMHO. Hence they are not likely to dump on them over Gaza at this time.


19 posted on 11/15/2012 11:47:05 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: topher

My heartfelt and urgent prayers for Israel. I am sick for my country as well.


20 posted on 11/15/2012 11:48:44 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: topher

My heartfelt and urgent prayers for Israel. I am sick for my country as well.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 11:48:57 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: topher

So it begins.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 1:22:28 PM PST by Warrior Nurse (I am an American Fighting Man, fighting to keep our country free from despots and idiots)
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To: topher
Bar-On: Israel does not want to harm innocent residents of Gaza.

I'm sure that both of them will be fine.

23 posted on 11/15/2012 2:41:32 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: topher

Israel faces the threat of attacks from Hizbollah in Lebanon, the US and Eurabian-backed Sunni rebels in Syria, and the Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt. However, Israel must respond with troops now that Tel Aviv was hit.
I expected a war between the Muslim Brotherhood and Israel, but not for a few years. I presume that Iranian proxies will join.


24 posted on 11/15/2012 3:08:13 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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Yesterday or the day before, an Israeli soldier was hit by a bullet from Syria.

The bullet was not fired at Israel -- just a hunting accident in fighting between Syrian Rebels and the Syrian Army.

The bullet hit the bullet proof chest of the Israeli soldier.

25 posted on 11/16/2012 10:07:00 AM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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