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IDF’s southern commander: Hamas losing morale, but we need more time
timesofisrael.com ^ | July 25, 2014, 8:43 pm | Times of Israel staff

Posted on 07/25/2014 11:23:33 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Sami Turgeman says army has uncovered and is disabling most terror tunnels dug under Israeli border

Hamas fighters in the Gaza Strip are weakening and losing morale “in all parameters,” the commander of IDF forces in southern Israel said Friday, but added that the troops on the ground needed more time to completely root out terror tunnels burrowing into Israel.

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TOPICS: Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: egypt; gaza; gazatunnels; hamas; hamasmorale; hamastunnels; johnkerry; lurch; massachusetts

1 posted on 07/25/2014 11:23:33 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Isn’t that interesting.....their moral suffers when real soldiers are kicking the hell of them....i guess it’s not as much fun for them as blowing up busses and pizza parlors.


2 posted on 07/25/2014 11:27:02 AM PDT by wny
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Watch for the scumbags in Hamas to call for a “Hudna” which is a fake “truce” designed to trick the Israelis into stopping their crushing blows. So far the Israelis have shown they will keep punching.
3 posted on 07/25/2014 11:28:51 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Israel will end this when Hamas is dead..that is when victory will be achieved..when those Hamas cockroaches are all dead


4 posted on 07/25/2014 11:28:56 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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5 posted on 07/25/2014 11:30:29 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

How many pall bearers more get maimed at funerals because the corpse was not defused? (Video elsewhere on a thread) That might put a dent in morale...


6 posted on 07/25/2014 11:31:14 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Now is the time to pound Obama’s Sunni terrorist friends and destroy their chances to declare a caliphate. You will find our arms in their hands. Count on it.


7 posted on 07/25/2014 11:32:22 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Not good news for the boobsy-twins.

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8 posted on 07/25/2014 11:34:38 AM PDT by keat
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Israel, please, take a hundred or so years and keep the place clean of these vermin terrorists. Longer if necessary.


9 posted on 07/25/2014 11:36:31 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: keat

I am pleased!


10 posted on 07/25/2014 11:37:19 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Israel will end this when Hamas is dead..

I think Israel is more po'd than for the usual "mowing the grass" operation. And, I think it's because of recent revelations that the tunnels were designed for a large, in-force, multi-point murder incursion during Rosh Hashonah.

I hope they follow every tunnel to every entrance and exit, and blow up anything that connects--houses, hospitals, schools, and especially mosques (a/k/a armories).

11 posted on 07/25/2014 11:37:20 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: no-to-illegals

Bounce the rubble.


12 posted on 07/25/2014 11:37:24 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: jmaroneps37
Watch for the scumbags in Hamas to call for a “Hudna” which is a fake “truce” designed to trick the Israelis into stopping their crushing blows.

Watch for the Obama administration to call for a “Hudna”

13 posted on 07/25/2014 11:38:16 AM PDT by omega4412
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Residents of Gaza elected Hamas. They reap what the sow. Level the friggin' place IDF, level it.
14 posted on 07/25/2014 11:38:28 AM PDT by fhayek
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15 posted on 07/25/2014 11:38:46 AM PDT by SJackson (government tampers with a freedom so fundamental, one shudders to think what lies ahead. Card Dolan)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Later, the Israeli cabinet was reported to have unanimously rejected ceasefire proposals presented by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Why the long face, John?
16 posted on 07/25/2014 11:40:03 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: omega4412
Watch for the Obama administration to call for a “Hudna”

Obama just sent 48M dollars to Hamas, via the UN. We all know where Obama stands in this conflict.
17 posted on 07/25/2014 11:41:45 AM PDT by Signalman
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That is Good!


18 posted on 07/25/2014 11:49:26 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: keat

Kiss me, you fool.


19 posted on 07/25/2014 11:51:12 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s stated objectives have been to find and destroy all those attack tunnels and to severely degrade the capacity and capability of Hamas to fire missiles into Israel, and to - thus - create quiet for Israel.

The IDF said that Hamas still has about 4,000 missiles left, so Israel has a little work ahead of them ... :-) ...


20 posted on 07/25/2014 11:56:39 AM 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: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Take all the time you need, General. We need to take these scumbags out.


21 posted on 07/25/2014 12:10:26 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Sarah Barracuda; jmaroneps37; wny
Related thread:

Israel rejects Kerry ceasefire proposal; IDF death toll rises to 35

22 posted on 07/25/2014 12:12:33 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Notice Israeli generals walk around with rifles.


23 posted on 07/25/2014 12:24:49 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“...the Israeli cabinet was reported to have unanimously rejected ceasefire proposals presented by US Secretary of State John Kerry.”

While progress is being made on the battlefield, a special delegation should be dedicated to babysitting and slow-rolling - er, I mean negotiating with, John Kerry.


24 posted on 07/25/2014 12:42:55 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Hope this is true, but could also be a ploy.


25 posted on 07/25/2014 1:04:25 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Why didn’t we let them have a bunch of our humongous bunker buster bombs? KABOOM.


26 posted on 07/25/2014 1:34:08 PM PDT by huldah1776
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