War on gaza
There will be a war and its in Israel's best interest. All the jarabs are too busy with their own shit to worry about the Palestinians. The Palestinians should unite and go full force. Rockets and armed resistance against the settlers.
Israeli strikes kill nine Palestinians, Hamas responds with rocket barrage
1,500 Israeli reservists called up in escalation with Gaza, as suspects in Palestinian teen's murder reportedly confess
July 7, 20144:32AM ETUpdated 3:00PM ET
Israeli airstrikes killed at least nine Palestinian fighters and injured four — including a 4-year-old child — in the deadliest exchange of fire since the latest round of attacks began weeks ago. The assualt was followed by a return of missile fire that saw around 100 rockets fired into Israeli territory, according to Hamas.
Hamas' armed wing claimed responsibility for scores of missiles fired Monday at the Israeli cities of Ashdod, Ofakim, Ashkelon and Netivot. Israel's Iron Dome defense system intercepted about a dozen rockets. One person was lightly wounded by shrapnel in Ashdod, Israeli news website Haaretz reported.
A member of Israeli security forces looks at the damage to a chicken farm from a rocket fired from Gaza Strip, Monday, July 7, 2014.Tsafrir Abayov/AP
Code Red sirens rang out in Israeli cities from Beersheva in the south to cities as far north as Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Three rockets reportedly landed near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank near the illegal settlement of Gush Etzion, Palestinian news website Maan News reported. Israeli officials told Israelis living near Gaza to stay within 15 seconds of their bomb shelters.
A propaganda video released Monday by Hamas' Al Qassam military wing addressed residents of Beersheva, saying, "Your leaders have murdered our children and bombed our houses. They have sentenced you to death. Run before it's too late."
The barrage came shortly after Israel's security cabinet decided on Monday to escalate attacks on Hamas in Gaza, Haaretz reported.
Israel's military said it had called up 1,500 reservists for the first time since its last major operation in Gaza in 2012. Army spokesman Peter Lerner said the move does not mean that they have decided to escalate, only that "we are taking it up to a level of military preparedness."
The latest strikes come after the abduction and death of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir on July 2, a suspected act of revenge for the killing of three Israeli youths whose disappearances and deaths have heightened tension in the region.
Seven fighters from Hamas' Al Qassam brigades were killed Sunday night when an airstrike hit a tunnel at Rafah in the south of Gaza. Two of the men from the Al Hussinin brigade, a military group belonging to Fatah, were targeted by drone strikes east of the Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza on Sunday, witnesses said.
Four civilians – including a 4-year-old child – were wounded when Israeli jets fired a rocket at a field near their house in the northern Gaza Strip in Beit Hanon, Gaza medics said. Early Monday Hamas vowed to avenge the deaths, saying "the enemy will pay a tremendous price," referring to Israel. The group said its men were killed by an Israeli airstrike on a tunnel used by the its fighters.
Israel said it carried out airstrikes on at least "14 terror sites," including "concealed rocket launchers" in Gaza overnight in retaliation to attacks from Gaza. The Israeli military has launched scores of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip in the past weeks that have killed two and injured several people, and armed groups in the territory have shot dozens of rockets into southern Israel.
On Friday, Israeli police clashed with hundreds of Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem at the funeral of Abu Khdeir, who was burned alive, according to initial postmortem findings reported by local media citing the Palestinian attorney general. On Sunday, Israeli police arrested six people in connection with the death of Abu Khdeir.
Three of the six suspects arrested in connection with the murder have reportedly confessed to committing the crime, Israeli news reported – though the information was under a gag order. The suspects reportedly reenacted the crime, following the route of the car in which the Palestinian teen was kidnapped.
Mohammed Abu Khdeir’s 15-year-old cousin, Tariq Abu Khdeir, who is a U.S. citizen, was released on bail Sunday by Israeli authorities after being beaten by police and then detained at his cousin's funeral for allegedly throwing stones at Israeli security forces. The beating was captured on video.
Tariq Abu Khdeir’s 14-day detention was changed to nine days of house arrested near the Shuafat neighborhood in East Jerusalem. The family plans to return to the United States on July 16. The U.S. State Department has condemned the attack on Tariq Abu Khdeir.
In the past month, Israeli settler attacks against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem have been on the rise. In 2013, there were nearly 400 settlers attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said.
Early Monday, settlers attacked Palestinian villagers in the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Nablus. Witnesses said the settlers threw stones at Palestinian cars traveling near the illegal settlement of Halamish, located near the Palestinian village of Deir Nidam, according to Palestinian website Maan News. Israeli forces at the scene opened fire on the Palestinian villagers who had confronted the settlers, Maan said.
On Saturday, settlers kidnapped and reportedly attempted to murder 22-year-old Palestinian Tariq Ziad Zuhdi Adeli near the West Bank city of Nablus, Maan reported. After forcing Adeli into their car, they took him to a remote area and attacked him with a hatchet, leaving him bleeding. He was able to call for help and survived.
Palestinian human rights organization Al Haq said in a news release Monday that Israel's settlement policy is to blame for the recent hostilities between Israeli and Palestinian civilians.
"The illegal Israeli settlement policy of transferring Israeli civilians into occupied territory is directly responsible for creating a hostile environment that puts civilians, both Israelis and Palestinians, in harm's way," Al Haq said. "The events of the preceding weeks provide a glimpse into a bleak future with continued settlement expansion."
The organization added that seven Palestinians have been killed by Israeli live fire since Israel launched its military crackdown on the West Bank in response to the abduction of three Israeli teenagers.
Hamas fires dozens
of rockets at IsraelGAZA CITY - Hamas militants in Gaza fired "dozens" of rockets into southern Israel late Monday, the Islamist movement said after six of its men died as tensions soared around the Palestinian enclave.
The bombardment was confirmed by the Israeli army which said militants had launched "a few dozen rockets" within a short period of time.
At least four were intercepted over Netivot by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, while another 16 struck the area around the southern city of Beersheva, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Gaza, and which is home to 200,000 people, the army said.
Media reports put the number of rockets at around 40, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.
Sirens sounded in several locations south of Tel Aviv, public radio said.
The rocket fire was claimed by Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, in a statement sent to AFP in Gaza.
"Al-Qassam fired dozens of rockets on Netivot and Ashkelon, Ashdod and Ofakim in response to the Zionist aggression," a statement said.
Shortly afterwards, the Israeli air force hit more than 30 targets near southern city of Rafah in an area close to the Israeli border which is riddled with tunnels, Palestinian witnesses and security sources told AFP.
Israel's Channel 1 television said the attacks came after the security cabinet gave the military a green light to "toughen the response to Hamas."
The channel also showed footage of dozens of tanks massing near the border with Gaza, preparing for a possible offensive against the enclave.
"With this barrage of rockets, Hamas has crossed the red line and unfortunately, it will pay for it," senior officials told Israel's Channel 10 television.
The rocket fire came several hours after Israel staged around 16 air strikes on targets across Gaza, following a night in which warplanes had attacked 14 targets, killing at least three militants.
Another five Hamas militants died and one was left in critical condition when a tunnel collapsed near the southern city of Rafah, with the movement blaming it on an Israeli air strike.
But the Israeli army denied hitting the area where the tunnel was, with a spokesman describing it as a work accident by militants handling explosives.
There was no immediate word on casualties or damage in Israel from the latest rocket attacks.
Do not blame Jews just because they can make lemonade out of any and every Arab lemon.
Originally Posted by lebanese1984
Israel did not make Palis shoot rockets into Israel, nor Israel make Palis kidnap and kill Jews.
Pussies attack unarmed civilians and they think they are heroes.
Originally Posted by proisrael-nonisraeli
Last edited by Kanaan; 08-07-2014 at 06:32 PM.
Reason: removed profanity and insults
Israel a country built on terrorism. They place settlers and keep taking arab land. Changing demographics to suit you and you dare blame the arabs. Pussies with no morals.
Arab occupied Jewish land? So the Palestinians are occupying your lands now are they? Get a life! We all know that the Israelis are the occupiers. Gaza jewish land lol
Originally Posted by Samaritan
I am not against if you go against armed people but leave the civilians alone. They already live in a miserable condition.