Hey, you Jooozz: stop shooting at us! Can’t you see that we need a bit of time to regroup and reload?
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael BeiteinuÂ party Â has called on the government to carry out an “all-out war on Hamas.”
That’s where Obama comes in:
The Arab League knows the jihadists would stand to gain on every possible outcome from such a measure, if it succeeded in passing. On the most basic level, they would have a free-fire zone from Gaza into Israel. They would score propaganda points if Israel chose to defy the ban in order to exercise its right to defend itself. They would scream “occupation!” at the top of their lungs if Israel opted for a ground incursion, claimingÂ casus belli for “defensive jihad,” which is ultimately a jihad waiting for an excuse.
They could thus potentially draw Israel into a broader conflict not only with Hamas and Hizballah, but neighboring countries, for which the deck is substantially stacked more against the Jewish state as Islamic parties are vying for power across the region. Above all, the Arab League would love to see Israel forced to choose between entering into an armed conflict with United Nations forces enforcing the no-fly zone, or having its hands tied, at the mercy of neighbors intent on destroying it.
“Arab League plans to ask UN to impose no-fly zone over Gaza,” from theÂ Jerusalem Post, April 10
Before dawn Saturday, April 9, Hamas inflicted its heaviest missile blitz yet on southern Israel. â€“ acting now on guidelines from the Lebanese Hizballah. More than a dozen heavy Grad missiles were aimed at seven Israeli cities injuring 10 civilians. One exploded in the sand dunes of Palmahim, aimed at Israel’s nuclear research reactor at Nahal Soreq, More missiles landed south of Kiryat Gat, Ofakim, Beersheba and Ashkelon. Sirens sent people running for cover in Gedera and Gan Yavneh. The two Iron Dome systems deployed last week intercepted six of the Grad missiles fired at Beersheba, Ashkelon and Ashdod. The IDF responded by targeting three senior Hamas commanders in an air strike in the southern Gaza town of Khan Younes.
debkafileÂ reported Friday night, April 8:Â Â More than 60 Hamas and Jihad Islami mortar shells and missiles hit Israeli towns, villages and farms on the Israeli side of the Gaza border Friday April 8 and injured a civilian. This heightened Israeli fury over Hamas’s attack on a school bus Thursday, April 7, using a sophisticated Cornet anti-tank missile for the first time. A 16-year old boy was critically wounded. This attack was followed by 50 Palestinian rockets and mortar rounds, a blitz which had not abated by Friday night despite constant Israeli counteraction. (Source)
Note the victimization of the terrorist savages by the enemedia:
Informal ceasefire between Israel, Hamas
Israel and Hamas have brought a tentative end to several days of violent exchanges, the highest level of conflict between the parties since Israel’s war on Hamas in Gaza more than two years ago.
To Hamas the surge in fighting dates back to five days earlier when a single Israeli missile struck a car carrying a senior Hamas militant and two colleagues, killing all three. The men, Israel said, were planning to kidnap Israeli tourists in Sinai during the upcoming Passover holiday. (source)