Skip to comments.IDF Begins Shelling All Along Northeastern Gaza
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.
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well, that’s a start anyway...
Israel needs to clean house in Gaza, all of it
>> five Hamas terrorists were eliminated
I like that word, eliminated.
Music to my ears. :)
Don’t recall hearing about the dead Jews on the news, did you?
heheh me too...
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The really sad news was that 2 goats were killed.
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of WWI
Go Israel! Kill hamas degenerates.
The entire Gaza needs to be turned into a green glass parking lot with no warning phone calls or texts.
It is a Beautiful video!
Lock in the grid publish a new one every day and shell the Sh- Duh Crap out of em!
Kerry better GET OUT before one of those rounds hits his airplane - IN MID AIR!
“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.
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.
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.
I’d like to see Egypt step up and help crush Hamas with Israel. We’ll see.
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.