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  • 89% of Gaza Residents Support Rocket Attacks on Israel

    08/28/2014 2:42:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 8/28/2014, 12:25 PM | Ari Soffer
    89% of Gazans support indiscriminate rocket fire against Israel civilians, according to a poll released on Wednesday. The survey, conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion (PCPO), also showed widespread support for UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which has been fiercely criticized of turning a blind eye to Hamas incitement in its schools in the Gaza Strip, as well as the use of its school buildings to store rockets. Asked about their opinion on the issue of “firing rockets at Israel”, 60.3% “strongly supported” such actions, while a further 28.6% supported it somewhat—for a total of...
  • Israel targets rocket sites in Gaza after rocket attacks break truce

    04/03/2013 7:30:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    After an unusually long break from rocket attacks and military responses from a five-month cease-fire, rockets again began shelling southern Israel from Gaza the last few days. Israel didn’t wait long to deliver a response, attacking “two extensive terror sites” with air attacks of their own. Gaza answered back with two more rocket launches, once again highlighting the fragile status quo: Israel will not sit back while Palestinian militants attack the south of the country from Gaza, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Wednesday, hours after the military retaliated for rocket fire for the first time since an eight-day exchange of...
  • Gaza rockets hit Israeli town during Obama visit

    03/21/2013 11:46:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:14pm EDT | Nidal al-Mughrabi in Gaza and Ori Lewis in Jerusalem
    Two rockets fired from the Islamist-run Gaza Strip hit a southern Israeli border town on Thursday, drawing condemnation from visiting U.S. President Barack Obama. A group with links to al Qaeda, called Magles Shoura al-Muhahddin, claimed responsibility for the strike on Sderot near the Gaza frontier which wounded no one but damaged the side of a building. In an online statement, the movement said it had launched the rockets during Obama’s visit to show their attacks could not be stopped by Israeli air defenses—a possible reference to Israel’s partially U.S.-funded Iron Dome anti-missile battery. Obama, who was in Jerusalem about...
  • STOP THE HATE Bomb Day at NYU (pics and vids)

    03/30/2011 7:45:05 PM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    Vigilant Squirrel Brigade ^ | March 30, 2011 | VSB
    On March 28, 2011 Artist 4 Israel recreated an actual Bomb Shelter (Museum) in Washington Square Park . The event was scheduled from Noon to 4 PM. Part 1 of 2 videos (scroll down for Part 2 which goes inside the shelter with the press) We were there for the first couple of hours as the Bomb Shelter was built and decorated by the artists.
  • Only 31% of Democrats Support Israel's Attack On Hamas

    01/05/2009 4:47:51 PM PST · by Michael Eden · 23 replies · 1,435+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | January 5, 2008 | Michael Eden
    A nation ruled by the party of moral idiocy. That's what we have. According to Rasmussen: Sixty-two percent (62%) of Republicans back Israel’s decision to take military action against the Palestinians, but only half as many Democrats (31%) agree. A majority of Democrats (55%) say Israel should have tried to find a diplomatic solution first, a view shared by just 27% of Republicans. Hamas has launched some 6,000 explosive-armed rockets at Israel during the last few years. They have launched 3,000 this year alone, according to the Associated Press. Hamas unilaterally abandoned the cease fire on December 19, and this...
  • (Vice President)Cheney: U.S. won't pressure Israel on security

    03/23/2008 12:25:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 1,001+ views
    al Reuters via Tahoo! News ^ | March 22, 2008 | Tabassum Zakaria
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney, starting a visit on Saturday to try to push forward Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, said Washington would never pressure Israel to take steps that threaten its security. Palestinians accuse Israel of undermining the U.S.-sponsored peace talks by expanding Jewish settlements, refusing to remove West Bank roadblocks and mounting offensives against militants in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip who fire cross-border rockets into the Jewish state. "America's commitment to Israel's security is enduring and unshakable, as is Israel's right to protect itself always against terrorism, rocket attacks and other attacks from forces dedicated to Israel's destruction,"...
  • Hamas 'very satisfied' with fleeing Jews

    11/21/2006 11:54:24 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies · 1,080+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 11-21-06 | Aaron Klein
    Terror leader says rocket attacks at Israeli towns to intensify Hamas is "very satisfied" with reports here some Israelis in communities near the Gaza Strip are ready to flee their rocket-plagued towns while students reportedly have been skipping school for fear of being caught in regular Palestinian attacks, a senior leader of Hamas' military wing told WND in an interview yesterday. "The importance of what is happening in Sderot proves to the Palestinians, especially those who say rockets bring no results, that rocket attacks do bring big benefits," said Abu Abdullah, who is considered one of the most important operational...
  • Political correctness can get you killed!

    07/27/2006 6:36:31 PM PDT · by Arcy · 4 replies · 215+ views
    7/27/06 | Arcy
    The UN, like many other govermental organizations is overly concerned with being "politically correct". As I gave a little thought to this fact, it dawned on me, in a rather humorous moment of politically incorrect thought, that perhaps what got these "international observers" killed was the very policies the UN prides itself on, being "politically correct". Follow me on this one....these "international observers" are, as their title implies, from other countries, As far as we know, the four who were killed may have been from China, Somalia or even some back-water place like tajikistan. According to UN officials, the four...
  • MI chief: Hezbollah planned massive rocket attack on Israel

    11/30/2005 9:03:55 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 438+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 12/1/5 | Gideon Alon
    Hezbollah had planned to unleash a massive barrage of rocket attacks on civilian targets in the north, Military Intelligence chief Major General Aharon Ze'evi (Farkash) revealed Wednesday. Ze'evi told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that last week's assault by Hezbollah on the northern village of Ghajar and on Israel Defense Forces posts along the northern border had been a way of encouraging an IDF reaction, in response to which the Lebanon-based organization had planned to launch rockets, including long-range Katyushas, at Israel's northern border last week. Ze'evi also gave a detailed description of the Ghajar attack, during which...
  • Netanyahu draws battle lines with Sharon over Gaza

    08/11/2005 12:13:42 PM PDT · by familyop · 7 replies · 414+ views
    Reuters by way of The Indian Express ^ | 11AUG05 | JEFFREY HELLER
    JERUSALEM, AUGUST 10: Talk about nightmare scenarios for Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu did just that in a powerful speech to Parliament on Wednesday in which he drew his battle lines with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, three days after he quit as Finance Minister over next week’s Gaza withdrawal. Palestinian rockets threatening Israeli cities, Islamic fighters streaming into Gaza and planes slamming into Tel Aviv skyscrapers figured high on Netanyahu’s roster of post-pullout risks as he geared up for an expected leadership challenge. ‘‘Whoever truly understands my message—that’s excellent,’’ Netanyahu, addressing the Knesset to explain his reasons for resigning, told a largely...
  • (Israel:) IDF strike at Hizbullah outposts in response to rocket attacks

    05/15/2005 1:29:11 PM PDT · by anotherview · 5 replies · 366+ views
    Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs ^ | 14 May 2005 | IDF Spokesman
    IDF strike at Hizbullah outposts in response to rocket attacks 14 May 2005 (Communicated by the IDF Spokesman) Mt. Dov. Archive Photo: IDF Spokesman Yesterday, May 13, 2005, the Hizbullah terror organization fired more than 10 mortar shells and rockets at IDF outposts in the Har Dov area, along the Israeli-Lebanese border. No injuries or damages were reported. In response, IAF fighter planes and helicopters attacked three Hizbullah organization firing positions in the Har Dov area. IDF forces returned shell fire at an additional Hizbullah post in the central region, north of the Israeli town of Dovav. The forces reported...
  • Sharon: IDF Has Total Political Backing (to take action in Gaza)

    01/18/2005 2:33:50 PM PST · by anotherview · 4 replies · 238+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18 January 2005
    Sharon: IDF Has Total Political Backing 23:23 Jan 18, '05 / 8 Shevat 5765 (IsraelNN.com) Following a four-hour meeting today with senior IDF Southern District Commanders, the prime minister reiterated the military has the total backing of the government and political community to take whatever actions are necessary to bring an end to shelling attacks against Sderot, western Negev, and Gaza communities.
  • IDF to remain in Gaza indefinitely (Until Qassam rocket threat eliminated)

    10/01/2004 12:30:13 PM PDT · by anotherview · 269+ views
    Ma'ariv International ^ | 1 October 2004 | Amir Buhbut
    IDF to remain in Gaza indefinitely CoS Ye'elon: We will not withdraw until the Kassam threat to Sderot has been eliminated. Plans to call up reserve units shelved for now. Amir Buhbut CoS Lt. Gen. Ye'elonIDF CoS Lt. General Moshe (Boogie) Ye'elon has said that the IDF will remain in Gaza for as long as is neccessary. "Operation Days of Penitence was launched in oder to put an end to the Kassam menace, which has become intolerable, and until this is achieved IDF forces will not leave Gaza". Speaking to reporters, he emphasized that the IDF was not out...
  • Rocket attacks challenge Mideast cease-fire

    07/03/2003 7:35:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 174+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7/3/03 | Carol Rosenberg - Knight Ridder
    <p>JERUSALEM - Israel freed a top Palestinian security officer from jail Thursday and protested - rather than counterattacked - after an overnight cease-fire violation in the Gaza Strip, so far sticking to a 4-day-old deal to slowly cede Arab territory to the Palestinian Authority.</p>
  • Ten rebels killed, rockets fire on rebel bases in Aceh

    05/21/2003 6:48:07 AM PDT · by Sparta · 1 replies · 135+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle via the AP ^ | May 21, 2003 | LELY T. DJUHARI
    <p>Helicopters fired rockets at rebel bases and troops were ordered to shoot arsonists on sight Wednesday as Indonesia's military intensified its offensive against separatist guerrillas in Aceh province.</p> <p>Senior army officers said soldiers killed 10 rebels on the third and bloodiest day of the assault, but separatists put the death toll at 13, including 10 civilians. The Indonesian Red Cross said there were 10 fatalities.</p>
  • Palestinian terrorists planned to fire Katyushas on Eilat

    05/08/2002 6:29:06 AM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies · 222+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | May 2, 2002 | Ellis Shuman
    Palestinian terrorists planned to fire rockets from Jordan at hotels in Eilat. The Jordanian army reportedly captured four Palestinian terrorists two weeks ago, armed with two Katyusha rockets and six mortars. According to the Jordanians, the terrorists planned to fire the rockets at hotels and fuel storage tanks in Eilat, Israel's southern port city. According to the report, published today in Yediot Aharonot, Jordan trackers discovered the terror cell close to Jordan's border with Israel, some 30 kilometers north of Akaba. The chief of staff of Jordan's army gave orders to send an elite paratrooper unit to the border area,...
  • On Border With Lebanon, 'This Family Is Never Scared'

    04/06/2002 2:11:59 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 285+ views
    New York Times ^ | Saturday, April 6, 2002 | By SERGE SCHMEMANN
    On Border With Lebanon, 'This Family Is Never Scared' By SERGE SCHMEMANN ETULLAH, Israel, April 5 — Knowing that the attack would come sooner or later, Israeli soldiers along the Lebanese border stayed well inside their heavily fortified bunkers through the day. Finally, at 7:50 p.m., a barrage of mortar shells and antitank missiles crashed into Israeli posts on Mount Dov. Nobody was injured. Within minutes, Israeli jets swooped past and fired rockets around the Lebanese villages of Kfar Shouba and Kfar Shaba, taking care not to strike inside the villages, though that was where the shelling came from. So...
  • Syria reaffirms role as volatile barrier to Mideast peace

    04/17/2002 12:33:17 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 215+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Wednesday, April 17, 2002 | By Nicholas Blanford | Special to The Christian Science Monitor
    BEIRUT - A series of unclaimed rocket attacks from Lebanon into northern Israel has served as a timely reminder of the key role Syria can play in Mideast stability. The attacks, combined with repeated assaults by the Lebanese Hizbullah organization against the Israeli army over the past two weeks, briefly reenergized the long-dormant Syria and Lebanon diplomatic track when Secretary of State Colin Powell paid an unscheduled visit on Monday to Beirut and Damascus and called for calm. That attention, say diplomats and analysts, is why Syria had given a green light for an escalation along Lebanon's frontier with Israel....