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IDF Launches 'Operation Protective Edge' in Gaza
Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/8/2014 | Elad Benari

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 Spokesperson’s 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...

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
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1 posted on 07/07/2014 4:33:01 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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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.”


2 posted on 07/07/2014 4:46:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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Screw Abbas and all of the rejects called "Palestinians"!

Go get 'em, Israel!

3 posted on 07/07/2014 4:53:46 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfusbutcher)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
The only operation Israel needs to perform is "Operation Drive Out All Muslim Infidels from the Land Promised Abraham".


4 posted on 07/07/2014 5:03:35 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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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.


5 posted on 07/07/2014 5:11:08 PM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: MuttTheHoople

I know right. Wish they would. Gosh could you imagine the reaction of the liberals around the world if they did?


6 posted on 07/07/2014 5:53:08 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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