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Humanitarian crisis in Gaza as half a million are made homeless..(best Gaza photo essay)
DailyMail ^ | 3 August 2014 | By Dan Bloom

Posted on 08/03/2014 9:41:59 AM PDT by dennisw

United Nations warns medical facilities are 'on the verge of collapse' as almost half of medics are unable to get to work It says a third of all hospitals in Gaza have been damaged and 270,000 people are crammed into 90 UN shelters Officials said missile struck at gates of one such shelter today in Rafah, killing 10 people inside and out and injuring 35

As 27th day of conflict began the death toll stood at more than 1,700 Palestinians and 67 Israelis including 64 soldiers Many tanks withdrew from Gaza Strip amid reports tunnel destruction was complete - but attacks continued British Foreign Secretary declares: 'The situation in Gaza is simply intolerable. We have to get the killing to stop'

Almost half a million people - 460,000 or a quarter of all Gazans - have been displaced with 270,000 crammed into 90 desperately crowded UN shelters, some of which have had no running water for two weeks.

More rockets were also fired towards Israel, intercepted by its defences.

At least six U.N. facilities, including schools sheltering the displaced, have been struck by Israeli fire since the conflict began, drawing international condemnation.

In each case Israel has said it was responding to militants launching rockets or other attacks from nearby.

Israeli tanks were seen leaving the densely-packed, rubble-strewn Gaza Strip before the strikes on the 27th day of the conflict, as security sources said they had destroyed the vast majority of militants' tunnels.

But few had seen much hope of peace as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Hamas would pay an 'intolerable price' for any further rocket attacks.

Artillery shells slammed into two high-rise office buildings in central Gaza City and the town of Rafah came under heavy fire.

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1 posted on 08/03/2014 9:41:59 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

SCROLL DOWN DOWN DOWN AT DAILY MAIL TO SEE ISRAEL IDF PHOTOS

I ONLY POSTED THIS FOR THE PHOTOS. 90% OF THE TEXT IS JIVE....


2 posted on 08/03/2014 9:43:34 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw
Hamas brought this on themselves. They are totally responsible for all the damage and deaths. Israel, press onward and remove Gaza to the sea.
4 posted on 08/03/2014 9:46:48 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: dennisw

“Humanitarian crisis,” now where have I heard that before?


5 posted on 08/03/2014 9:47:12 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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7 posted on 08/03/2014 9:47:26 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Logical me

The damage and loss of life is regrettable. But Hamas started this war. If they don’t want to be attacked then leave Israel alone. Don’t start these wars if you don’t want war.


8 posted on 08/03/2014 9:48:41 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: struggle
"Peace will come to the Middle East when the Arabs love their children more than they hate us."

-- Golda Meir

9 posted on 08/03/2014 9:51:03 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Plus don’t use your own people as human shields.


10 posted on 08/03/2014 9:51:58 AM PDT by agere_contra (Hamas has dug miles of tunnels - but no bomb-shelters.)
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To: struggle

Reuters and AP photos cannot be posted


11 posted on 08/03/2014 9:53:44 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: dennisw

Stop the aggression toward Israel and this is guaranteed to stop, you may even get some overwhelming assistance.


12 posted on 08/03/2014 9:53:59 AM PDT by jughandle (Big words anger me, keep talking.)
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To: dennisw
Islam has me to the point that I don't care anymore how many Moslems, their age or sex, are killed.

There is no peace with Islam....it must be totally eliminated.

13 posted on 08/03/2014 9:54:12 AM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: dennisw
Remind me again who started it.
Remind me which side launches rockets from civilian areas.
Which side deliberately targets children?
Which side places children where they are likely to be hit, on purpose, so they can take pictures like this.

14 posted on 08/03/2014 9:54:16 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: dennisw
The people there voted in the destructors there just like we did here. 40 mosques were destroyed for tunnels and storage of rockets. UN schools were destroyed for tunnels and weapons storage. Egypt even destroyed about 1000 tunnels. 141 hamas rockets fell short destroying more of Gaza.
15 posted on 08/03/2014 9:55:57 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: dennisw

The British Foreign Minister wants the killing to stop? Well, it can stop immediately if the Palis would simply surrender and submit to terms like these:

1. All Palestinian combatants will surrender the fight and relinquish ALL offensive weapons and rockets to the IDF.

2. All Palestinians will retreat beyond a 500m cordon from the Israeli border while Israeli engineers demolish all construction, thereby creating a 500m - wide “no-man’s-land” on the Gaza side of the border. Any subsequent attempts at reconstruction in this cleared zone will result in arrest and prosecution of an act of terrorism.

3. All tunnels that extend to within 500m of the Israeli border will be demolished by the IDF forthwith.

4. The leaders of the HAMAS regime will be surrendered to the IDF for arrest and trial for war crimes and acts of terrorism. The entirety of the HAMAS organization will be dissolved immediately.

5. Israel’s right to exist on post-1967 borders will be irrevocably recognized by all parties and codified in a surrender document.

6. All parties will recognize and adhere to the previously agreed-upon two-state solution. This will be codified in a surrender document.

7. All Palestinian entities will irrevocably foreswear all acts of aggression against the State of Israel.

8. Violation of any or all of the above conditions will result in a resumption of hostilities and the subsequent, permanent expulsion of Palestinians from the 141-square-mile Gaza territory.


16 posted on 08/03/2014 9:57:38 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: struggle

There are humanitarian crises all over the world, and while this is disturbing, it is by no means the worst of them. We cannot, collectively, take care of them all, only the ones close enough for us to reach individually. When the proportions are too great, all this suffering becomes abstract, a statistic.

There is a temper to things, the apparent callous behavior of somebody who has gone through sensory overload, and the part of the human psyche that would normally at least feel empathy for the stricken, is temporarily numbed and switches off. Heroics are applauded, but again, there is that dark side, that borders of a frenzy, of stomping out the cries that can no longer be endured. Why try to help? The poor wretch will just die anyway.

But it is not for the poor wretch, it is for your own inner self, to at least alleviate the suffering of others.

Nobility is such a difficult thing to maintain in the face of overwhelming disaster, because sometimes, it seems so pointless.


17 posted on 08/03/2014 9:57:57 AM PDT by alloysteel (Most people become who they promised they would never be.)
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To: dennisw
... missile struck at gates of one such shelter today in Rafah, killing 10 people inside and out and injuring 35

Darn.

I bet that, if Hamas quits firing missiles at Israel, Israel will stop responding with missiles.

Maybe, they could demand another cease-fire, since Hamas broke the last one after only 2 hours.
18 posted on 08/03/2014 10:01:49 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: dennisw

time for them to move back to Egypt or other Muslim countries....there are lots of relatively peaceful places away from the IslamoNazi rockets, bombs, and resulting violence...


19 posted on 08/03/2014 10:04:41 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Logical me

Where are the brave leaders of Hamas? Like mac daddy they start something and then blame it on someon else while they are far, far, far away from any danger.


20 posted on 08/03/2014 10:05:02 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: dennisw

Look closely at pics of wounded on ground with red (blood) streams... These look fake and staged. Note there is no explosive damage in the area. I say BS!


21 posted on 08/03/2014 10:05:37 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: blam

when it comes to Islam....no sympathy


23 posted on 08/03/2014 10:09:22 AM PDT by albertabound
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To: dennisw

The blame falls on the shoulders of Hamas.

BTW, the Palis aren’t dancing in the streets like after the Twin Towers and Americans in them were terrorist victims.


24 posted on 08/03/2014 10:09:37 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“The damage and loss of life is regrettable. But Hamas started this war. “

I have little sympathy for the Gazans. They permit Hamas to be there and allow themselves to be used as foils in their attacks on Israel. “When you raid the whorehouse, the piano player goers too!”

‘Israel needs to dig a very deep ditch along their side of the border to stop the tunneling and install sensors to detect any subsequent digging, and they should offer to do the same thing for the Egyptians on the Sinai side. Better still, just stay in Gaza and hunt down and kill any remaining Hamas.


25 posted on 08/03/2014 10:10:42 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: dennisw

Boooooooooo (bleeping) Hooooooooooooo.


26 posted on 08/03/2014 10:19:05 AM PDT by Flintlock (Deport them ALLLL!)
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To: DesertRhino
Exactly. Who are more needy the Palestinian refugees or the minor childrem refugees from Central America. Fly these poor folks to Mexico co they can come on in. /s

CC

27 posted on 08/03/2014 10:20:21 AM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: EternalVigilance

Yep. Stop attacking Israel and all will be well. Otherwise not so much.


28 posted on 08/03/2014 10:23:39 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: dennisw

No sympathy for terrorists. Gazans elected Hamas and they got Hamas ... and all that goes with it.


29 posted on 08/03/2014 10:28:59 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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>"United Nations warns medical facilities are 'on the verge of collapse'"

No kidding! After all that tunneling, and now that all the missiles holding the roof up are gone!

30 posted on 08/03/2014 10:33:20 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: dennisw

Boooooooooo (bleeping) Hooooooooooooo.


31 posted on 08/03/2014 10:34:37 AM PDT by Flintlock (Deport them ALLLL!)
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To: dennisw
They have a story in the New York Post about Bibi schooling Kerry and Odumbo about telling him what should be done regarding Israel and Gaza. The story also mentions the latest Hamas casualties. Mentions hardly anything about Israeli casualties or Israelis having to live in fear from the Hamas rockets being lobbed over from Gaza. Even more disturbing than the obviously biased story are the comments. It seems like every anti-semite (I think the majority of them who posted comments here are black and Hispanic) has crawled out of the woodwork to post anti-Israel, pro-Gaza libtard nonsense. It seems they cut and paste every libtard morsel from lib sources into their comments, parroting them without the slightest thought about them or filtering going on. Every story about Jews and particularly about Israel brings out the same brain-dead commentary posters. The sheer viciousness of their comments is scary, that such people share the same earth with you.

What do other FReepers think of these horrid comments? Do you think certain parties are being paid by such organizations as CAIR to post this nest of lies?

Link to article

32 posted on 08/03/2014 11:05:45 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: dennisw

Looking over the grieving palies, something doesn’t jive quite right: Palies, from their leaders to everyday palies, to their kids are ALWAYS touting how they crave Death over Life, they just can’t wait to get to the afterlife, and have no problem whatsoever to die by killing a few jews. They say this ALL the time... yet, now we see a few pictures of grieving palies, as if they value life instead of death. Hmmmm... what to believe? What they say ALL the time, or a few pics from AP and Rooters (Palie rooters).


33 posted on 08/03/2014 11:10:09 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: EinNYC

yep...... nasty anti-Israel comments there


34 posted on 08/03/2014 11:35:05 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

All any honest person can say is, look what Hamas has wrought.


35 posted on 08/03/2014 11:39:50 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: dennisw

Hmm, one picture shows a man carrying a toddler with the caption that she’s dead while a picture taken seconds apart captions that she’s injured. I really thought the Daily Mail was better than other msm for this sort of stunt. I was wrong. Next we’ll have The Green Man showing up at every bombing.


36 posted on 08/03/2014 12:06:24 PM PDT by bgill
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To: dennisw

Hamas is all to blame. Till peaceful non-violent people throw off their oppressors in Hamas, they will continue to be used and die.


37 posted on 08/03/2014 1:42:08 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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