Skip to comments.Gaza toll nears 100, militants threaten Israeli airport (VIDEO)
Posted on 07/11/2014 6:49:17 AM PDT by PoloSec
(Reuters) - A fourth day of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 11 more Palestinians on Friday, raising the death toll in the coastal enclave to at least 96, most of them civilians, Palestinian officials said.
Facing a possible Israeli ground invasion, militants warned international airlines they would fire rockets at Tel Aviv's main airport. A rocket also caused the first serious Israeli casualty - one of eight people hurt when a fuel tanker was hit at a service station in Ashdod, 30 km (20 miles) north of Gaza.
Medical officials in Gaza said at least 74 civilians, including 23 children, were among those killed in the unrelenting aerial bombardments which Israel began on Tuesday.
A day after U.S. President Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he was willing to help negotiate a ceasefire, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged the United Nations Security Council to order an immediate truce.
But Israel said it was determined to end cross-border rocket attacks that intensified last month after its forces arrested hundreds of activists from the Islamist Hamas movement in the occupied West Bank following the abduction there of three Jewish teenagers who were later found killed. A Palestinian youth was killed in Jerusalem in a suspected Israeli revenge attack.
Israel's military commander, Lieutenant-General Benny Gantz, said his forces were ready to act as needed - an indication of a readiness to send in tanks and other ground troops, as Israel last did for two weeks in early 2009: "We are in the midst of an assault and we are prepared to expand it as much as is required, to wherever is required, with whatever force will be required and for as long as will be required," Gantz told reporters.
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Cut Gaza loose as part of Israel. Disconnect the water, gas and electric. Destroy every tunnel and flood them t ensure all ammo and weapons are rendered useless.
Then take that door that swings open on the fence and permanently seal it. Pretend there never was a Gaza. If the world cares so much they will pic up the slack.
Thomson-Reuters would make Goebbels blush with their Anti-Semitic reporting style
Rooters root root rooting for Hamas.
The Islamic War was begun by Mohammed and WILL continue until all human beings on earth are Moslem or until there remains not one single Moslem.
For the West to ultimately survive a reverse Jihad must be waged until no one at all anywhere is Moslem.
They might as well “get it on”.
What’s the “international community” going to do?
Condemn their actions?
How would it be different?
Apocalypse Now is encroaching and here is unusual activity in Yellowstone. I wonder if prophesy is about to be fulfilled.
Unbelievable that Israel provides water and other services to that place.
I’ve noticed that no one seems to care about the mounting number of dead Israelis.
“We are in the midst of an assault and we are prepared to expand it as much as is required, to wherever is required, with whatever force will be required and for as long as will be required,”
Sounds like a proportionate response to me.
Israel should go all in...cut off the water and electricity to Gaza and bomb the place flat. The “collateral damage” will be forgotten over the centuries. What difference does it make?