Skip to comments.Putin urges Netanyahu to stop armed standoff in southern Israel
Posted on 07/11/2014 5:25:37 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
MOSCOW, July 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that armed confrontation in southern Israel and in the Gaza Strip leading to numerous victims among civilians should be stopped as soon as possible. The Kremlin press-service reported this on Thursday.
The conversation was requested by the Israeli side, the Kremlin said. Further bilateral contacts and some other issues of mutual interest were also touched upon, it said. Israeli-Palestinian relations aggravated after June 12, 2014, when three Jewish teenagers were abducted in the West Bank. Later, the teenagers were found killed. Israel accused militants акщь the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement), which controls the Gaza Strip, of committing the crime.
The operation to search for the teenagers continued for more than two weeks and was accompanied by searches, arrests of Palestinian activists and shellings of the Palestinian territory.
On July 1, 2014, a 16-year-old resident of the East Jerusalems Palestinian Arab neighborhood of Shuafat was kidnapped and killed. Six ultra-right Jewish activists were arrested for the crime. The death of the Palestinian teenager caused riots among Palestinians.
On July 8, 2014, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced the start of the operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip against Hamas militants. The IDF carried out strikes on 50 targets in the Gaza Strip, most of which were launching platforms for rockets. Five Palestinians were killed and some 20 were wounded.
The immediate reason for the operation was that cities in southern Israel were massively shelled by Hamas military wing Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. According to the Israeli armys press service, on July 7, some 90 missiles were fired on Israel from the Gaza Strip. A total of 450 missiles have been fired since the start of 2014.
Israeli premier Netanyahu ordered the IDF to prepare for a possible ground operation. Israel announced mobilization of 1,500 reservists and sent two army brigades to the border with Gaza.
Since the start of their activity on December 14, 1987, Hamas militants set a course for liberation of Israel-occupied Palestinian territories. The group has carried out a few dozen terrorist attacks against military and civilian facilities of Israel.
Hamas regularly shells Israels territory with homemade rockets. In response, Israel shells Gaza and holds military operations there to suppress militant activity and destroy Hamas military structure. According to Hamas, 1,365 Israelis died in 1987-2011 in terrorist attacks made by its militants.
But, but, I thought Russia was dedicated to fighting Islamists and Jihadists.
... and what would Russia do if another country was lobbing missiles at them?
The genocidal KGB terrorist Putin supports and arms HAMAS, Hizbollah, and the Ayatollahs.
Only in his country.
Putin is wrong here...and probably upset w Israel because the Middle East Muslims use old Soviet and Russian crap military weapons. Looks bad for futue weapon sales
Russia(via Putin) says, “hands off of our Shia Jihadists!”
America(via Obama) says, “hands off of our Sunni Jihadists!”
Both types of Jihadists want to wipe Israel off the map. And both types of Jihadists want some sort of Islamic dominance, whether through a Caliph or a Mahdi.
Putin supports Jihadists who do his bidding. He is particularly fond of Shite Jihadists. Sunni Jihadists, however, give him cooties.
Israel , America AFTER Obama , and Israel should team up to kick the s#i+ out of Islam , worldwide
Oh? And where was he when Hamas was launching missiles indiscriminately into Israel??? Huh????
Hamas has fired at, and then bragged about firing at, Israel’s nuclear installation at Dimona. ANY country with nuclear sites that were attacked with missiles from the outside would automatically trigger war.
What is different with Dimona?
Putin is a KGB dictator who recently used force and the threat of force to grab a huge chunk of territory from a sovereign state.
Putin’s advice is exactly equal to the advice of any gangbanger thug on the streets of Chicago... or any rocket-launching terrorist on the streets of Gaza.
HAMAS is Sunni. Putin also supports and arms the genocidal Sunni terrorists who are exterminating Christians in Sudan.
“HAMAS is Sunni. Putin also supports and arms the genocidal Sunni terrorists who are exterminating Christians in Sudan.”
Whilst Putin might be supporting assorted Sunni Jihadists, the West(aka the US) is the Sunni Jihadists’ main source of support WORLD-WIDE!
No the USA is the main enemy of jihadists all over the world both Sunni and Shiite.
Putin, you suck!
... because Russia acted with such restraint in Chechnya, Dagestan, etc., after being attacked by terrorists ....
It doesn’t appear to be a “standoff.” The IAF is kicking butt all over Gaza. That is not a “standoff.” That is a whuppin.