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Israel Warns Gaza Targets by Phone and Leaflet
New York Times ^ | STEVEN ERLANGER and FARES AKRAM | STEVEN ERLANGER and FARES AKRAM

Posted on 07/09/2014 4:49:34 PM PDT by SJackson

JERUSALEM — The call came to the cellphone of his brother’s wife, Salah Kaware said Tuesday. Mr. Kaware lives in Khan Younis, in southeast Gaza, and the caller said that everyone in the house must leave within five minutes, because it was going to be bombed.

A further warning came as the occupants were leaving, he said in a telephone interview, when an Israeli drone apparently fired a flare at the roof of the three-story home. “Our neighbors came in to form a human shield,” he said, with some even going to the roof to try to prevent a bombing. Others were in the stairway when the house was bombed not long afterward.

Seven people died, Mr. Kaware said, a figure also stated by the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza, which also said that 25 people were wounded. The Israeli military said that targeted houses belonged to Hamas members involved in launching rockets or other military activity, and that they had been used as operations rooms.

But the events on Tuesday were another example of a contentious Israeli policy in which occupants of a building about to be bombed or shelled are given a brief warning in Arabic to evacuate. The Israelis have used such telephone calls and leaflets for years now, in a stated effort to reduce civilian casualties and avoid charges of indiscriminate killings or even of crimes against the rules of war

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hamas; israel; kenyanbornmuzzie; stih; waronterror

1 posted on 07/09/2014 4:49:34 PM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

Stop warning them. Just attack.


2 posted on 07/09/2014 4:52:17 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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Well, it's the New York Times, so no warning short of a month would be enough. Wonder if their proofreader missed this.

Our neighbors came in to form a human shield,” he said, with some even going to the roof to try to prevent a bombing. Others were in the stairway when the house was bombed not long afterward.

Seven people died, Mr. Kaware said, a figure also stated by the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza, which also said that 25 people were wounded.

The warning was adequate, it gave the fake civilians time to enter the house, they could have left. And they were voluntarily aiding a terror group to repel an attack, in this case by attempting to act as human shields. IMO, they're combatants.

3 posted on 07/09/2014 4:53:06 PM PDT by SJackson (government tampers with a freedom so fundamental, one shudders to think what lies ahead. Card Dolan)
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To: SJackson
Groups like Human Rights Watch have regularly said that Israel’s efforts to warn civilians with phone calls and leaflets do not absolve the armed forces, which “still need to ensure that the warnings are effective and do not allow attacks otherwise prohibited under international law,”

What do they want the Israelis to do? Send them a Candy Gram.

You can't reason with muzzies.

4 posted on 07/09/2014 4:55:07 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: SJackson

If Gaza wasn’t so close to Israel...I’d say “Nuke Gaza” to Israel. The terrorism towards Israel would stop immediately


5 posted on 07/09/2014 4:55:08 PM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Haley Barbour rather work for drug cartels than Americans)
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To: SJackson
Groups like Human Rights Watch have regularly said that Israel’s efforts to warn civilians with phone calls and leaflets do not absolve the armed forces, which “still need to ensure that the warnings are effective and do not allow attacks otherwise prohibited under international law,”

What do they want the Israelis to do? Send them a Candy Gram.

You can't reason with muzzies.

6 posted on 07/09/2014 4:55:41 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: SJackson

How much warning do the Palestinian terrorists give the Israelis when they explode suicide bombs?

And yet here the NYTimes does it’s best to be even handed and fair to Israel. As if...

The New York Time is just another disgusting Jew hater organization.


7 posted on 07/09/2014 4:57:00 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: SJackson

The HAMAS Palestinkians (as with their terrorist brethren in Afghanistan and Iraq) habitually embed themselves within civilian populations (not-so-innocent civilians as they share the extremist views of HAMAS) so the onus for civilian deaths is on all the Palestinkians, both the cowards of HAMAS and the civilians who ignore Israel’s fair warnings.


8 posted on 07/09/2014 4:58:04 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: SJackson

Lets see- phone call-we are going to bomb-OK human shield time—Yes ! definitely candidates for the Darwins Award


9 posted on 07/09/2014 4:58:08 PM PDT by contrarian (what we have here is a failure to communicate !!!)
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To: DisorderOnBorder

Gaza...How long would it take if they simply leveled a village or city a day?


10 posted on 07/09/2014 4:59:37 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: BBell

They can’t make the civilians, who are as extremist as HAMAS, leave before bombings. There is nothing else they can do except not attack, which of course is what their critics and HAMAS want.


11 posted on 07/09/2014 5:00:44 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: SJackson

Stop warning them. Just Attack and destroy. Defense of your people and nation is not a nice gentlemanly cricket match, for goodness’ sakes!!! Creepers!


12 posted on 07/09/2014 5:01:52 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: SJackson

Imagine Muslim terrorists warning the other side about roadside bombs, missiles, and suicide attacks...not in this lifetime. Israel has given the Hamas so much warning and respect. Hamas has given Israel hatred and bigotry


13 posted on 07/09/2014 5:03:01 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: SJackson

Several Israeli options come to mind. 1. bulldozers to make a nice 25 mile buffer zone 2: Nuclear bulldozer plus nice night light for a few million years.


14 posted on 07/09/2014 5:05:30 PM PDT by contrarian (what we have here is a failure to communicate !!!)
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To: BBell
"Send them a Candy Gram."


Candygram!
15 posted on 07/09/2014 5:05:59 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I was thinking more of this


16 posted on 07/09/2014 5:11:02 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: JudyinCanada
As you said, they should stop doing this. This action doesn't show humanity -- but fear. The fear these bombing tactics display will only uncork an orgy of sadism and bullying type feelings amongst the largely evil world.

Doesn't Israel understand psychology? They know the 1949 Geneva Convention (the one that Israel accepts) does not preclude carpet bombing either.


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17 posted on 07/09/2014 5:13:42 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: BBell
You can't reason with muzzies.

And you can't reason with Soros backed group such as Human Rights Watch.

18 posted on 07/09/2014 5:15:22 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: luvbach1

Fatah is the same way. (Fatah = conquest; Hamas = violence.)


19 posted on 07/09/2014 5:15:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: DisorderOnBorder

This (and the problems we’re having with Northern Mexico) is why God invented napalm.


20 posted on 07/09/2014 5:18:14 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: JudyinCanada

How would it work out if they gave a bunch of warnings, but of the ‘wrong’ location?

Then hit a different one.

Would everyone run over to the ‘decoys’, leaving the real target empty?

Maybe, but Israel is still wrong. Just like W.


21 posted on 07/09/2014 5:20:35 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob
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To: luvbach1
the civilians, who are as extremist as HAMAS

The civilians ELECTED Hamas, therefore the civilians ARE Hamas.

22 posted on 07/09/2014 5:23:27 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
The civilians ELECTED Hamas, therefore the civilians ARE Hamas.

I would not dispute that but the Israelis apparently make a distinction.

23 posted on 07/09/2014 5:25:45 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: luvbach1

That should have been clear as a bell when that election was held.

Both the civilians and the Hamas government should be considered the enemy.


24 posted on 07/09/2014 5:28:04 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: SJackson

Israel is too nice to its mortal enemies. They only time they ever go medieval is on their own people.


25 posted on 07/09/2014 5:29:25 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SJackson
“Our neighbors came in to form a human shield,”

Sounds as if some neighbors had a death wish which was granted.

26 posted on 07/09/2014 5:30:52 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: SJackson

27 posted on 07/09/2014 5:37:37 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: SJackson

Sometimes warning civilians allows Hamas killers to escape.


28 posted on 07/09/2014 5:57:54 PM PDT by M. Espinola
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To: SJackson

And how much warning does Hamas give????


29 posted on 07/09/2014 6:16:06 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: SJackson

Bull`s eye!


30 posted on 07/09/2014 7:02:44 PM PDT by nomad
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