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IDF Launches Ground Operation against Gaza
Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/17/14 | Gil Ronen

Posted on 07/17/2014 12:56:42 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

The Prime Minister's Office has issued a statement that says the IDF has embarked on a ground assault into Gaza against Hamas's tunnels.

The operation is deemed as "limited" and will probably not go further than two or three kilometers into Gaza's territory. This is deemed to be deep enough in enemy land to find the openings into Hamas's attack tunnels, like the one that was used in Thursday morning's infiltration into Israel by 13 terrorists.

Egypt, meanwhile, has issued a statement saying that Hamas is to blame for the possible deaths of hundreds of Gazan civilians. The statement appears to have purposely been issued simultaneously with the statement from the Israeli Prime Minister's Office.

Channel 2's reporters said earlier that the IDF has unleashed a blistering artillery barrage against northern Gaza. They hinted that this type of barrage often precedes a ground invasion.

Also taking part in the shelling were tanks and naval gunboats.

More than 60 Hamas missiles rained down on Israel throughout Thursday, in one of the more intense days of missile fire since Operation Protective Edge was launched.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ghaza; groundop; idf; tunnels
The tunnels to attack are in the South, on the Sinai border. Cut off supplies.
1 posted on 07/17/2014 12:56:42 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Godspeed Israel! I hope they clean HAMAS out for good.


2 posted on 07/17/2014 12:57:22 PM PDT by judicial meanz ("Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here" -- Captain John Pa)
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To: Eleutheria5
Rollin,' rollin,' rollin...'
3 posted on 07/17/2014 12:58:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Eleutheria5

This time, destroy them. Kill every last one of them.


4 posted on 07/17/2014 12:59:04 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Eleutheria5
Good timing, they waited until all the liberal media and EU hand wringers are focused on the plane shot down over Ukraine. Think I'll blast some “Rock the Casbah in support...
5 posted on 07/17/2014 1:00:00 PM PDT by apillar
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To: judicial meanz

Beat me to the draw by a few minutes.

IDF is going into Gaza
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3181619/posts

IDF starts Gaza ground invasion
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3181618/posts


6 posted on 07/17/2014 1:00:06 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5; GraceG; MeganC; onyx; SkyDancer; Jewbacca

Prayers for Israel


7 posted on 07/17/2014 1:02:27 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: ScottinVA; MinuteGal

Flatten the Gaza Strip, Israel. Make a parking lot out of it. Drive them into the sea. It’s what they want to do to you. Beat them to it.


8 posted on 07/17/2014 1:02:42 PM PDT by flaglady47
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To: Eleutheria5

Time to destroy the nests and the rats.


9 posted on 07/17/2014 1:03:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Eleutheria5

It’s about time.


10 posted on 07/17/2014 1:03:22 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: Eleutheria5

Wow! Egypt has actually placed the blame where it belongs...on Hamas.

Prayers for the IDF and Israel.


11 posted on 07/17/2014 1:07:42 PM PDT by berdie
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To: NormsRevenge

Time to destroy the nests and the rats.”

Wonder if when they are finished with that border area if they would come over here and take care of the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Our government certainly isn’t.


12 posted on 07/17/2014 1:09:33 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: judicial meanz

Israel is in no rush to crush Hamas government
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3181591/posts

IDF fears that, without Hamas, Gaza could descend into a Somalia-like situation, in which dozens of gangs or clans would take over various parts of the strip.

The next 48 hours in the Gaza Strip will likely bring more of the same: Israeli air strikes, murmurs about a limited Israel Defense Forces ground operation and continued rocket fire from the Strip to central and southern Israel. But there is also a slim chance of reaching a cease–fire agreement.

Contacts aimed at achieving this are ongoing on two different fronts: one Egyptian, and the other Qatari-Turkish. The Palestinian Authority is maneuvering on both channels. The United States, surprisingly, in light of Israel’s wishes, seems to be flirting with getting involved on the second front. This makes the Qatari-Turkish option more attractive to Hamas, as not only does it turn a cold shoulder to Egypt which recently tried to force an agreement on the organization, but it also creates a roundabout channel to the Americans.

In the meantime, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas visited Cairo. Egypt and the PA are discussing sending 300 Palestinian security personnel to the Rafah border crossing. Opening the crossing is Hamas’ most important demand, but Cairo is setting a high price: Restoring the PA presence in the Gaza Strip for the first time in seven years.


13 posted on 07/17/2014 1:10:01 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Grams A

They could at least clean up the holding houses.. Maybe Home Depot and Lowes could corporate sponsor a paint job at least.. Red.


14 posted on 07/17/2014 1:11:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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GO ISRAEL!!!!
KICK HAMAS A$$!


15 posted on 07/17/2014 1:16:28 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: Eleutheria5; flaglady47; oswegodeee; ExTexasRedhead; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner
Fox has the best coverage so far.

GO ISRAEL!

GO BIBI!

Don't mess with Texas...or ISRAEL!

Leni

16 posted on 07/17/2014 1:20:53 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: ScottinVA

They breed faster than IDF can kill them.


17 posted on 07/17/2014 1:23:29 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, Jimmy Carter is relieved!)
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To: berdie

The rational minds are in control of Egypt having thrown out the radical wackos.


18 posted on 07/17/2014 1:26:07 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. NEgypt.C. GOPc.+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Star Traveler

“Cairo is setting a high price: Restoring the PA presence in the Gaza Strip”

There is a real strategic threat to Hamas - arm up Fatah to root them out in their sleep and to take over the government and take away their funding sources.

Neither the Israelis nor the Egyptians are likely to want the long term responsibility, expense and hassle of ruling the Gaza strip. Giving a competing brutal gang of thugs the right to pilfer in return for doing the dirty work of assassinating Hamas operatives without trial is a low cost option to get the job done. Fatah has a score to settle with Hamas for how they were treated when Hamas won an election.

Maybe that is why al Sisi was meeting with Abbas recently. Coordinating a date for Hamas’s day in the barrel.


19 posted on 07/17/2014 1:52:44 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: BeauBo

I think it’s a great turn of events!


20 posted on 07/17/2014 1:57:35 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: flaglady47

Israel is not doing that. They’re only going about three kilometers in from the border ...


21 posted on 07/17/2014 1:59:13 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: berdie

Egyptians Hoping Israel Will Destroy Hamas
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3181177/posts

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi has thus far turned down appeals from Palestinians and other Arabs to work toward achieving a new ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Palestinian Authority [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas telephoned Sisi and urged him to intervene to achieve an “immediate ceasefire” between Israel and Hamas. Abbas later admitted that his appeal to Sisi and (other Arab leaders) had fallen on deaf ears.

Sisi’s decision not to intervene in the current crisis did not come as a surprise. In fact, Sisi and many Egyptians seem to be delighted that Hamas is being badly hurt.

Some Egyptians are even openly expressing hope that Israel will completely destroy Hamas, which they regard as the “armed branch of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization.”

Sisi’s Egypt has not forgiven Hamas for its alliance with Muslim Brotherhood and its involvement in terrorist attacks against Egyptian civilians and soldiers over the past year.

The Egyptians today understand that Hamas and other radical Islamist groups pose a serious threat to their national security. That is why the Egyptian authorities have, over the past year, been taking tough security measures not only against Hamas, but also the entire population of the Gaza Strip.


22 posted on 07/17/2014 2:01:37 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

“Israel is not doing that. They’re only going about three kilometers in from the border ...”

They should.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 2:05:14 PM PDT by flaglady47
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To: Eleutheria5

Its way past time to do something, but I suspect the operation will be limited Vietnam War style when it should be all out no holds barred WWII George S. Patton operation.


24 posted on 07/17/2014 2:08:46 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Eleutheria5

Godspeed Israel. Time for an Asskicking...


25 posted on 07/17/2014 3:48:13 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I ai-pprove this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: KC_Lion
Prayers for Israel

Always. Psalm 118

26 posted on 07/17/2014 4:15:26 PM PDT by MeganC (It took Democrats four hours to deport Elian Gonzalez)
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To: Star Traveler

Really? What Egyptians? Who are they? Where are they? When will they act? Why? How will they do anything?

Fraticide among the satan worshippers is continuing as it has since the successors of the pedophile founder died leaving his nascent empire to people even bloodier than him.

Discussing what this or that muslim group, tribe or clan is up to is a fool’s errand.

Send me a report when even one of these satan worshippers has a Jesus moment and realizes that the entire muslim deception is a murderous cult, forced at the end of a sword, a death cult that only willingness to die to leave it will free any of them.

There are a few escaped prisoners, Walid Shoebat comes to mind.

Ask a real former satan worshipper/muslim what is real and what is not.

Asking the PA or Hamas or any entity their opinion on what is happening and what should be done is like taking a bowl of food to a rabid dog and patting its head while it devours your hand.

Don’t waste time ascribing rational thought on a hopeful basis as to what these people are hoping to do.

They simply hope to kill everyone else that they think offends them, including their fellow satan worshippers.

Do not cast pearls before swine, they will trample them and turn and rend you.

Or not. I know them as they are and as they live. 2003-2011 Afghanistan, DIA, Naval Intelligence, private contractor—all over the country.


27 posted on 07/17/2014 9:30:04 PM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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