Skip to comments.This round of the undeclared Iranian-Israeli war – the Jihad missile offensive – continues
Posted on 03/14/2014 7:06:30 AM PDT by kindred
This round of the undeclared Iranian-Israeli war the Jihad missile offensive continues
DEBKAfile Special Report March 13, 2014, 5:45 PM (IST)
Tags: missile attacks, Gaza, Israel, Jihad Islami, Gen. Ghassem Soleimani, Israeli Air Force,
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The Israeli Air force struck 7 terrorist targets in southern Gaza Thursday, March 13, after a second round of rockets were fired at Ashkelon and Ashdod. The Jihad Islami then reported a ceasefire was negotiated through Egypt. This was not confirmed by Israel. Earlier, Israels security cabinet met to determine how the IDF should handle Jihad Islamis massive assault of 70 missiles against Israel Wednesday, executed on orders from its boss, Al Qods Brigades chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani, as payback for Israel's seizure of an Iranian missile ship last week.
Military sources reported that the barrage had consisted of up 100 rockets fired, but one-third fell short and exploded inside the Gaza Strip. Israel hit back overniight Wednesday with 29 air strikes against its positions.
debkafile reported earlier:
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon warned that Jihad and Hamas too, as overlords of the Gaza Strip, would rue the day they harmed Israel. This placed the military initiative in the hands of Jihad Islami and its puppet master, Gen.Soleimani.
So far, Israel and Iran have kept their undeclared war within certain limits.
But the capture of the Iranian missile ship led Irans Palestinian proxy, Jihad Islami, end-users of its arms cargo, to even the score. On Tuesday, three Jihad operatives fired mortars from southern Gaza at an Israeli military patrol. They were shot dead as they fled the scene. Jihad had fabricated the pretext for letting loose a continuous volley of Qassam and Grad missiles across a broad front that sent more than half a million Israeli civilians running for shelter.
Iron Dome batteries intercepted no more than three, although property was damaged in downtown Sderot. The day was overcast and rainy, which the Palestinian terrorists judged would obviate Israeli Air Force retaliation. But that night, the Israeli air force pounded 29 Jihad positions up and down the Gaza Strip.
By then, they had emptied out and so no one was hurt. Neither were there casualties from the Palestinian rocket offensive, the most extensive since the Israels Pillar of Defense Gaza operation in 2011.
This was because the Palestinians in their first round aimed for the shock effect of surprise rather than precise targeting and so most of the rockets landed outside residential areas. Jihad possesses more accurate weapons with far longer ranges than those used Wednesday, but held them back until Thursday.
Israel and Iran are conducting an unusual kind of war: Israel has struck Iranian and allied military targets in Syria, Lebanon, the Gaza Strip and the Red Sea. Tehran has hit back by activating allied Palestinian and Lebanese pro-Hizballah terrorist organizations against Israel. Israeli reprisals were confined to air strikes on empty terrorist buildings.
So both sides appeared to be keeping to certain boundaries.
But the Jihad was ordered - or tempted - to carry on. The Jewish festival of Purim begins Friday, March 14, with children parading in costume and carnivals in Israeli towns, presenting an attractive target for provoking violence that would spread to additional sectors in southern Israel, or even Sinai and northern Israels borders with Syria and Lebanon.
The first three rockets fired from the Gaza Strip Thursday morning appeared to have come from Salafist groups linked to al Qaeda. They also demonstrated the tinderbox quality of the atmosphere around Israels borders and provided Jihad with a surrogate of its own for blasting Israel untouchably from Egyptian Sinai.
I suppose Gaza had their cease fire all worked out before they fired the first missile. It seems strange they they have Gaza, Sumeria, and other Israel lands but can not make a country out of them but are dead set to take Israel.
Wouldn’t this go a lot smother if Israel announced that in the event of an Iranian offensive, Gaza will not be protected by Iron Dome? In addition, Israel might want to remind Abbas that an Iranian nuke hitting Israel will wipe out the Palestinians as a people. Let them dwell on that.
Israel need to declare war on Gaza—This is an attack by one state upon another. Hit them with everything they have—roll tanks in—Crush the Mini-state or use a nuke to cleaan it out forever! Make it an uninhabitable wasteland— Drive the Jihadists into the sea. Do this now or—They will drive all jews into the sea or force them to convert to Islam. One side must win-—this is the old school answer even Sheik Saladin Could understand.
It is the same story, the Palis fire their weapons at Israel and then seek a cease fire as soon as they are getting their asses kicked.
To believe that somewhere there lies good intentions on the part of the Palestinians, is a particularly Western point of view.
After they succeed in killing or driving out the Jews, they would simply loot, and move on - perhaps a mass emigration to Europe where they would repeat the process. And then to the US.
This is all wrong! The Joooooooos are at fault. Just ask Paul Craig Roberts or Lew Rockwell.
All the barbarian muslims are looking for an excuse to attack Israel. Declaring war would bring the whole muslim world to Israel in war. That will happen and will probably be brought about by Kerry and Obama but not yet.
[After they succeed in killing or driving out the Jews, they would simply loot, and move on - perhaps a mass emigration to Europe where they would repeat the process. And then to the US.]
Amen to that. If only the useful idiots of the left who are deceived by the lame-stream lying media were aware of the facts that occur at Islamic terrorist gatherings in the Islamic countries. The radical Islamic speaker finishes brainwashing the people and the people chant, “first we destroy the people of Saturday and then we destroy the people of Sunday”.
“In addition, Israel might want to remind Abbas that an Iranian nuke hitting Israel will wipe out the Palestinians as a people. Let them dwell on that.”
No it wouldn’t wipe out the Palestinians, there are plenty in Jordan too.
This is why the missing plane is so vital. The end game is the ability to set off a nuke over Tel Aviv. It doesn’t even have to destroy the place, just make it uninhabitable. That ends Israel as a Jewish state. To the Iranians and the rest of the Islamic world the Palestinians are expendable; they’ve always been the bastard stepchildren of the Arab world. Too bad they never figured it out.
I agree, this politically correct war stuff only gets more israeli dead. If the world was not on israel’s butt over bs, they could simply tell the whole region that everytime a missle is launched at israel, they in turn will nuke the launch site..tell them ahead of time and cause a mass exodus of arabs etc out of the area, tell tehran evertime this occurs they will nuke them too.
And mean it..Israel surely knows in full war they will be over run by the shear numbers of attackers,..so nuke or neutron bombs is the defense.
Sampson theory defence, once run over neutron the entire region while in bunkers, come out, buildings still standing, feed the buzzards with the dead and enlarge israels borders.
Kick the philistines out once and for all! And I’ve had it with Gaza too. Take it and change its name. Screw the goddamned arabs.
The Israelis should sneak either cruise or ballistic missile into Gaza and shoot the. off at Tehran. What is good for the goose....