Skip to comments.IDF Launches 'Operation Protective Edge' in Gaza
Posted on 07/07/2014 4:33:01 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
The IDF has launched Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, in order to stop the terror Israel's citizens face on a daily basis, the IDF Spokespersons Unit said on Twitter Monday night.
As part of the operation, Israeli media reported, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) launched intensive airstrikes on targets in Gaza.
Hamas will not be safe as long as it continues to threaten the lives of Israeli civilians, tweeted the IDF.
The decision on the operation was made by the Cabinet after the rocket fire escalated dramatically on Monday. As of 10:30 p.m., the number of rockets that were fired towards Israel stood at over 80, including over 30 rockets that were fired in a ten-minute period between 8:00 p.m. and 8:10 p.m.
At least 1,500 reserve soldiers had been called up for preparatory training for a possible operation, security officials stated earlier Monday. Hours earlier, photos surfaced showing tanks and IDF forces gathering close to the Gaza border.
Sources said earlier Monday that regardless of Israel's actions, it was possible that Hamas would expand the range of attacks against Israel and could possibly target Tel Aviv...
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J-POST — Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas called on Israel to cease and desist from further military attacks in the Gaza Strip.
Abbas urged the Israeli government to refrain from dragging the region to an escalation that will bring about more destruction and ruin.
Go get 'em, Israel!
So does that mean Hamas can stay if they cease fire today?
Israelis want them gone from the Gaza Israel gave away thinking it would enhance the chances for peace.
Hamas said last week its combining with the PLO didn’t mean that they have changed their goal of killing all the Jews.
This may be the time Israel persuades Iran and its proxy Hezzbollah that Israel is nobody to mess with. Gen. Patton said attack with brutality. The Gen. knew his business is killing the enemy.
I know right. Wish they would. Gosh could you imagine the reaction of the liberals around the world if they did?