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BREAKING: 60 Rockets Hit Israel, IDF Tanks Sent Into Gaza
Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 3/12/2014

Posted on 03/12/2014 1:35:53 PM PDT by Former Fetus

Terrorists in the Gaza Strip have battered towns and villages in southern Israel with at least 60 rockets, hitting several Jewish communities in the largest-scale attack since the 2012 Pillar of Defense counterrorism operation.

The IDF has sent tanks into Gaza over the past several minutes, and have already eliminated two terror targets, in response to the barrage of rocket fire on Israel.

Several were stopped by the Iron Dome; no injuries have been reported. Thousands of Negev residents remain in shelters Wednesday evening, however, until the attacks have subsided.

IDF Radio is reporting that over 60 rockets have landed in Israel so far, after initial reports put the number at closer to 25. Of those, at least five were launched at Sderot; the Iron Dome has stopped some of them from making an impact on Israeli soil, according to the latest updates.

No injuries have been reported.

The Islamic Jihad terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack, in response to IAF airstrikes in Gaza on Tuesday, which killed three Islamic Jihad terrorists. Those airstrikes were themselves a response to an attempted mortar attack on IDF forces by the terrorist squad.

"The Al-Quds Brigades responded to [Israeli] aggression with a volley of rockets," read a statement released by the Iranian-backed group.

At least of one of the communities near Gaza has reported damage from the rocket fire, according to the latest news reports, though it has not been confirmed which one.

Residents are being advised to stay in protective shelters until further updates warrant; the Israeli Police has raised the alert level throughout the Negev in response to the rocket fire.

IAF helicopters are patrolling the skies near Gaza now, as "security forces and the IDF are weighing the appropriate response," according to Walla! News.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reacted to the attack by pledging a "forceful" response against those responsible.

"This seems to be in response to our counterterrorism efforts yesterday," Netanyahu declared, according to Channel 2. "We will continue to strike those who want to harm us, we'll act against them very forcefully." The attack comes a day after the Israeli navy revealed the contents of the Klos C weapons ship, intercepted on its way to Gaza by Israeli commandos.

Evidence seems to suggest the ship was sent by Iran, and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told reporters the contents - including nearly 200 mortar shells and dozens of Iranian-made medium-range rockets - underlined how the Islamic Republic was directly aiding Gaza-based terrorists to target Israeli civilians.

The deadly cargo was reported intended primarily for Islamic Jihad.

The rocket fire also comes less than an hour after Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the Israeli Knesset, and voiced his support for ongoing peace efforts between Israel and the PA.


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gaza; iran; israel; lurch; rockets; waronterror
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And just this week Obama wanted to slash funding for Iron Dome!!!

Am Israel Chai!

1 posted on 03/12/2014 1:35:54 PM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

Once again, like with 911 and the Boston atrocity,
Kerry KNEW beforehand, and had threatened Israel
under the aegis of the “American” State Dept.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 1:38:20 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: All

Dear God I wish Israel would just go ahead and send all these pigs to Hell....


3 posted on 03/12/2014 1:38:42 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Former Fetus

Apparently Israel did not do a through job if this last week:

Israel Navy intercepts Gaza-bound Iranian rocket ship near Port Sudan

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Israel-Navy-intercepts-Gaza-bound-Iranian-rocket-ship-near-Port-Sudan-344369


4 posted on 03/12/2014 1:39:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Former Fetus

WAY past time to clear out Gaza.


5 posted on 03/12/2014 1:39:20 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Maverick68
Dear God I wish Israel would just go ahead and send all these pigs to Hell....

Damned right.

6 posted on 03/12/2014 1:40:00 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Former Fetus

Israel captured a ship from Iran carrying Syrian made missiles a few days ago. They were headed to Sudan to be smuggled over land to Gaza. It seems Putin’s ally Assad and their Iranian allies are still up to their normal evil. Obama should wake up.


7 posted on 03/12/2014 1:40:04 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: Former Fetus

I hope they take no half-measures this time. The IDF should occupy all of Gaza and demand an unconditional hands-up surrender of all Palestinian guerrillas.


8 posted on 03/12/2014 1:40:31 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: elhombrelibre

RE; Obama should wake up.

The man has NO SYMPATHY for Israel.


9 posted on 03/12/2014 1:40:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Former Fetus

We need John Kerry to go and tell those Israeli citizens sitting in bomb shelters that they’re not doing enough to encourage peace.


10 posted on 03/12/2014 1:41:05 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Former Fetus

Israel doesn’t need us, we need Israel.


11 posted on 03/12/2014 1:42:21 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: Former Fetus

According to the libs, Israel.can only respond with an equal and balanced attack....to the lib that means throwing 60 bagels at them...no smear though....


12 posted on 03/12/2014 1:43:28 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Former Fetus
Counter

Battery

Radar

13 posted on 03/12/2014 1:43:57 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Former Fetus

Obama is against anything that strengthens America.

But Bill O’Reilly continues to see him as a patriot. Amazing.


14 posted on 03/12/2014 1:44:12 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Fiji Hill
Surrender? Why? Are they short of ammo?

We could take up a collection.

15 posted on 03/12/2014 1:44:56 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: Former Fetus

Obama will respond by expressing deep concern.


16 posted on 03/12/2014 1:46:13 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Diogenesis

Under Obama, the US government is an enemy of Israel and an enabler of Islamic terrorists and probably even a supplier of some of their weaponry through the Benghazi operation, direct aid to the Syrian terrorists and training and arms to the Palestinian Authority, not to mention installing a Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt before the Egyptian military took back the country.


17 posted on 03/12/2014 1:46:15 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Former Fetus

The BBC reports 30 rockets in an otherwise similar story:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26549247


18 posted on 03/12/2014 1:46:59 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama’s UN Ambassador wants to invade Israel as it is.


19 posted on 03/12/2014 1:48:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: elhombrelibre

Obama should wake up.

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He’s wide awake. He’s an enemy of Israel, plain and simple. The lofty words of ‘ally’ and ‘friend’ cover up his Muslim leanings (personally, I think he’s a closet Muslim in addition to a few other things) and outright sabotage of Israel. Actions speak louder than words.


20 posted on 03/12/2014 1:48:41 PM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: Former Fetus

Iran wants to have carnage to rush in the 12th Imam’s return. Thgis is the year the Mahdi is to return so the Shittites will strive to provoke a situation. The Mahdi is a false christ


21 posted on 03/12/2014 1:52:39 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Former Fetus

What could be next? A missing jumbo jet full of radioactive waste? Or nerve gas?


22 posted on 03/12/2014 1:53:12 PM PDT by Spartan302
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To: Former Fetus

Well - I guess I agree with obama on this one. Let Israel pay for its own Iron Dome. We should not be providing money to either Israel or Eqypt.


23 posted on 03/12/2014 1:53:53 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Former Fetus; KC_Lion




Am Yisrael Chai

Stop those idiotic "peace talks" with those murderous monsters!

24 posted on 03/12/2014 1:54:24 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Former Fetus; flaglady47; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; ThomasMore; seenenuf; Bizzy Bugz; ...
For those who don't know what Israel's "Iron Dome" is....it's a mobile defense system deployed to intercept short-range missiles and mortars with the goal of protecting Israeli civilians in the path of rocket and artillery shells.

Leni

25 posted on 03/12/2014 1:58:31 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: hondact200
I have done some reading about the Mahdi, but somehow I missed that part about this being the year he's expected to return. In fact, I thought in every generation a select group of "believers" were groomed to try to cause the Mahdi's return... Maybe this is the year if he is to come back in this generation? Please, let me know of any links you have to this information.

I believe the Mahdi and Anti Christ are the same person. This is just one more sign that we are indeed living in the End Times! Come soon, Lord Jesus!

26 posted on 03/12/2014 2:00:02 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Spartan302

Was wondering about that too.


27 posted on 03/12/2014 2:00:32 PM PDT by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: Former Fetus
[Art.] "The Al-Quds Brigades responded to [Israeli] aggression with a volley of rockets," read a statement released by the Iranian-backed group.

Oh, good. So now we can go and attend to these people in good conscience, now that we know who is doing this.

Be sure and bring plenty of lard for the funeral pyre.

28 posted on 03/12/2014 2:04:10 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Former Fetus

5 JDAMs for every rocket ought to do the trick.


29 posted on 03/12/2014 2:04:42 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: plain talk

Gen. 12:3 That’s all I need to know!


30 posted on 03/12/2014 2:05:07 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

If for every rocket Israel permanently annexed 10 meters of Gaza starting in the North, pretty soon, the whole of Gaza would be free of the barbarians.


31 posted on 03/12/2014 2:06:12 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Qiviut
He’s wide awake. He’s an enemy of Israel, plain and simple.

Yes. It's a very simple determination, requiring only attention and moderate intelligence.

Meanwhile, he wishes epic defeat and destruction on America as well ..... as witness his new initiative to retire 25% of our AWACs radar and electronic-warfare planes, "just because".

32 posted on 03/12/2014 2:06:31 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Former Fetus

of course only Israel can harm the peace process according to Obama


33 posted on 03/12/2014 2:07:27 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: lentulusgracchus

It’s a very simple determination .....

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Sure is ..... if it’s NOT in America’s best interests, especially if it causes harm to the country and its people, Obama is for it. Same applies to Israel.


34 posted on 03/12/2014 2:11:39 PM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

This time FINISH the job!


35 posted on 03/12/2014 2:14:55 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Former Fetus

Sorry, that verse has nothing to do with a country funding Iron Domes. The Bible deals with the hearts of individuals and not actions of countries. Sort of like liberals using the Bible as rationale for stealing money from one group to give to the poor.


36 posted on 03/12/2014 2:16:27 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Former Fetus


37 posted on 03/12/2014 2:17:02 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

I’d love to see the video...


38 posted on 03/12/2014 2:28:43 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: onyx

HaShem Bless and protect Israel and all who support her!


39 posted on 03/12/2014 2:35:47 PM PDT 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: Former Fetus

Is this true?


40 posted on 03/12/2014 2:49:09 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Former Fetus

I am not sure this is a true story even more now:

Fox News - The Five talking about Glenn Ford spent 26 years on Death Row and he is found innocent and the jury was wrong to convict.
CNN - Lost flight
MSNBC - Postal Accountability
ABC News - weather
CBS News - Lost flight
NBC News - Styrofom can be recycled now in Annapolis MD
BBC News - Lost Flight

Not a word about Israel. If this was true it would be breaking news. I think someone is on the Onion today. You guys owe me for having to go through these channels seeing if the Israel story was accurate.


41 posted on 03/12/2014 2:54:05 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Former Fetus

Iran and its allies (including Russia) have been building up for some time while threatening to destroy the U.S.A. As for politics, all big shot parties are guilty.


42 posted on 03/12/2014 2:54:17 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: plain talk

Not sort of like at all. I would opine that God saying He would bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse it means individuals as well as collections of individuals. So, should a country develop into an enemy of Israel, I would expect divine curses o that country to follow.

Just saying.


43 posted on 03/12/2014 2:59:00 PM PDT by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: ScottinVA

ICAM! Only change I would make is if Kerry is with them at the time.


44 posted on 03/12/2014 3:10:17 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: Starboard

Well what can we expect from the leprechaun?


45 posted on 03/12/2014 3:11:49 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: Former Fetus

I suspect retaliation will certain, swift, and severe!


46 posted on 03/12/2014 3:25:48 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: PoloSec
I suspect retaliation will certain, swift, and severe!

IAF strikes dozens of Gaza targets after rocket attack

47 posted on 03/12/2014 3:44:05 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: napscoordinator

Heads up it was on Breitbart.

www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/03/12/Palestinians-Launch-At-Least-60-Rockets-At-Israeli-Population-Centers


48 posted on 03/12/2014 4:01:23 PM PDT by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: plain talk

“not actions of countries.” Not according to my Bible where nations are often in prophecies. The nation of Israel is judged and blessed, not only the individual. Jesus will rule the nations of the world and if a nation does not tithe the consequence is drought.


49 posted on 03/12/2014 4:03:51 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

I don’t agree with your interpretation of scripture. If you wish to be “blessed” then you can send your money to Israel, not mine.


50 posted on 03/12/2014 4:16:42 PM PDT by plain talk
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