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IDF Begins Shelling All Along Northeastern Gaza
Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-28-14 | Gil Ronen

Posted on 07/28/2014 2:46:52 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

IDF artillery began shelling targets all along the northeastern Gaza Strip, Channel 2 reported Monday evening after 8 p.m. Earlier , the IDF sent messages to thousands of Palestinian Arabs living in the region to flee, shortly after a mortar shell killed at least four people in Israel.

"A short while ago, phonecalls were made and text messages were sent out to the civilian population of Shejaiya, Zeitun and eastern Jabaliya calling them to evacuate immediately towards central Gaza City," a statement from the IDF said, referring to three areas to the north, south and east of Gaza City.

Such phonecalls are usually a prelude to an IDF attack on a region, and are meant to reduce civilian casualties.

Shortly afterward, the IDF began striking areas of Gaza that had not been attacked before, including Zeitun and Jabaliya.

Israel had appeared to be winding down its attack operations in Gaza Monday and contenting itself with blowing up the remaining tunnels from Gaza into Israel. However, a serious incident in which at least four Israelis were killed by a Hamas mortar changed all that.

At least four, possibly five, people were killed when the mortar shell scored a direct hit on a home in the Eshkol region Monday afternoon. Four other people were seriously injured. The injured were taken to hospitals in Beersheva and Ashkelon, Voice of Israel public radio said.

In another serious incident, five Hamas terrorists were eliminated near Kibbutz Nahal Oz. They appear to have infiltrated via an attack tunnel.

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


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1 posted on 07/28/2014 2:46:52 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

well, that’s a start anyway...
Israel needs to clean house in Gaza, all of it


2 posted on 07/28/2014 2:48:37 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

>> five Hamas terrorists were eliminated

I like that word, eliminated.


3 posted on 07/28/2014 2:48:51 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Music to my ears. :)


4 posted on 07/28/2014 2:50:43 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Nervous Tick

Don’t recall hearing about the dead Jews on the news, did you?


5 posted on 07/28/2014 2:51:08 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Nervous Tick

heheh me too...


6 posted on 07/28/2014 2:51:19 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Nervous Tick

Guess that “allah” lie is still working on those Hamas.

Well, not “those” Hamas, anymore.


7 posted on 07/28/2014 2:51:35 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Nervous Tick

5 Eliminated -— 360 Virgins needed. Call 1-888-...


8 posted on 07/28/2014 2:52:04 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

Busy Virgins are Happy Virgins! Let’s hope they stay Happy!


9 posted on 07/28/2014 2:56:28 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The really sad news was that 2 goats were killed.


10 posted on 07/28/2014 2:58:22 PM PDT by bray (Palin/Bibi 2016)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of WWI


11 posted on 07/28/2014 2:59:03 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: molson209

Go Israel! Kill hamas degenerates.


12 posted on 07/28/2014 3:01:50 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: bray

lol


13 posted on 07/28/2014 3:03:06 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DocJhn
Busy Virgins are Happy Virgins!

Saying of the day :)
14 posted on 07/28/2014 3:03:49 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
A nice video of said shelling.
15 posted on 07/28/2014 3:05:07 PM PDT by struggle
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The entire Gaza needs to be turned into a green glass parking lot with no warning phone calls or texts.


16 posted on 07/28/2014 3:12:39 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: BigEdLB

17 posted on 07/28/2014 3:12:43 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DocJhn

18 posted on 07/28/2014 3:13:15 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: struggle

It is a Beautiful video!


19 posted on 07/28/2014 3:19:12 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: struggle

Urban renewal...


20 posted on 07/28/2014 3:21:57 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

Lock in the grid publish a new one every day and shell the Sh- Duh Crap out of em!


21 posted on 07/28/2014 3:28:09 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Kerry better GET OUT before one of those rounds hits his airplane - IN MID AIR!

LOL.


22 posted on 07/28/2014 3:28:29 PM PDT by BobL
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

“Israel had appeared to be winding down its attack operations in Gaza Monday and contenting itself with blowing up the remaining tunnels from Gaza into Israel. However, a serious incident in which at least four Israelis were killed by a Hamas mortar changed all that.”

Nothing like a baboon attack to remind everyone the job isn’t quite done yet.


23 posted on 07/28/2014 3:50:23 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: struggle

I guess they want to clear a standoff zone, to keep tunnel entrances a certain distance from the border.

I keep waiting for a decisive strike against Hamas, but perhaps they don’t intend to depose them.

On the other hand, maybe they assess that they have will have the time they need to be deliberate, and to conserve the lives of their soldiers. So maybe they will shape the future battlefield now by clearing fields back from the border, and take out Hamas afterward.

I always think that Israeli operations will be shut down prematurely from political pressure, and that they need to quickly shape the future situation during any brief period of war. So I am looking for an old school Israeli bold stroke against Hamas, rather than a grind.

I don’t see the border tunnels as Hamas’ center of gravity, but rather their financing, domestic popularity and ability to suppress domestic opposition.

They must largely be disarmed, disgraced and impoverished; if they can not be militarily crushed and imprisoned outright. It is going to be hard if they are left in power.


24 posted on 07/28/2014 4:06:04 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Israel needs to stop sending messages warning them and just KILL THEM ALL.
God will sort out the innocent from the guilty; easy task, with the satan worshiping ragheads, they are all guilty.


25 posted on 07/28/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: BeauBo

I’d like to see Egypt step up and help crush Hamas with Israel. We’ll see.


26 posted on 07/28/2014 5:11:02 PM PDT by struggle
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To: struggle

It seems that Egypt would strongly like to see Hamas crushed, but they have their hands full at home, in the Sinai, on their Western border where Libya is collapsing, and to the South where they have the Islamist state of Sudan.

I doubt that Egypt will overtly jump in militarily - Israel can handle it, and Egypt would never be able to live it down among Arabs.

Diplomatically and covertly though, I’d be surprised if they are not working to screw Hamas. At some level, the Egyptian military is at war with Hamas and the larger Muslim Brotherhood.

My fantasy for a good screwing of Hamas is to disgrace them in the eyes of the Gazan public, disarm or disable them militarily, impoverish them by cutting off most of their income sources, and install their opponents (Fatah) in power, to root them out in ways that would make “civilized” people blanche.

After combat operations are complete, I’d expect some Egyptian intelligence or even special forces operations in Gaza, no matter how things shake out.


27 posted on 07/28/2014 5:39:42 PM PDT by BeauBo
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