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Hizballah Top Dog: “Northern Israel will burn as Gaza is burning.Â He speaks via a video hook-up from his hideout due to fears of assassination by Israeli agents.” What a lion!
Too little too late: Israel is being blamed, as always. The Jews don’t matter, the ‘International Community’ is more interested to pay the jiziyah and to trade with the 1.5 gazillion Muslims around the globe than doing the right thing.Â Hussein Massawi, former leader of Hezbollah, summed it up very pithily: “We are not fighting so that you will offer us something. We are fighting to eliminate you.” Western governments are deeply deluded about our Islamic enemy; believing that Â 9/11, Bali 1 & 2, Mombassa, Beslan, London, Baghdad, Jerusalem, Moscow, Jakarta, Casablanca, Riyadh, Istanbul and Madrid, will simply go away if we ignore the problem, or acceed to their demands, is wrong.
And even if it weren’t wrong; even if we could buy peace at the price of cowardice, it would be a temporary peace. For those who win by the sword, who profit by the bomb, rarely retire from the business merely because this year’s goals have been met.
Conflicting reports emerged Sunday regarding the fate of top Hamas military commander Ahmed Ja’abri, who may have been killed in one of the hundreds of Israeli air strikes against Hamas infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.
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Since Operation Cast Lead began on Saturday, the air force has flown over 300 sorties over the Strip, bombing close to 280 different targets. Palestinian and Israeli sources said that Ja’abri, the overall commander of Hamas’s armed wing, Izaddin Kassam, may have been killed in an air strike on a mosque which he frequented.
Sources close to Hamas in the Gaza Strip said they could neither confirm nor deny the report. They said that the bodies of many of the victims had yet to be identified and that several bodies were still under the rubbles of demolished buildings.
Defense officials said that at least 50 percent of Hamas’s underground rocket launchers had been bombed during the air campaign, as well as a significant number of weapons warehouses. In addition, almost all of the Hamas bases and headquarters in the Gaza Strip were completely destroyed.
On Sunday, IAF aircraft bombed a top Hamas security installation, a mosque, a TV station and dozens of other targets.
But despite the bombings and the relatively low number of Kassam rockets fired into Israel throughout the day – some 30 in comparison to the earlier predictions of over 100 – senior officials said that Hamas was still capable of firing barrages of rockets into Israel.
“Hamas’s operational capabilities were damaged, but the group still has underground launchers as well as the capability to launch attacks along the security fence and into Israel,” said one official.
Officials said that Hamas was believed to still have thousands of Kassam rockets as well as a significant number of Grad-model Katyushas. Top officers would not rule out the possibility that Hamas may also have rockets with ranges greater that 40 kilometers. Hamas is also believed to have advanced anti-tank missiles as well as a number of shoulder-to-air missiles capable of downing Israeli aircraft.
‘Revolt against Hamas? No way’
As Gazans prepare to bury dead from Israeli attacks, residents display different attitudes towards continuing resistance. Some call for end to rocket attacks, others want more, while some say terror attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem buses preferred. All seem to agree revolt against Hamas out of the question
The majority of the Palestinians killed in the IDF air raids that began Saturday were policemen and militiamen belonging to Izaddin Kassam, human rights activists and medical sources said Sunday.
They revealed that about 160 blue-uniformed policemen were killed in the first day of the operation. Most of the cadets were attending a graduation ceremony at the main police headquarters in Gaza City on Saturday. The IDF said that in total, over 280 Palestinians were killed, most of them Hamas operatives.
Among the victims: Tawkif Jaber, the director-general of the Hamas-run “civil” police force in the Gaza Strip, and Ismail Ja’bari, commander of one of Hamas’s most-feared security forces. The two are the most senior Hamas officials who are known to have been killed since the beginning of the IDF operation.
A human rights activist estimated that so far at least 60 civilians had been killed, including nine children under the age of 14 and 20 women. Another human rights activist said he knew about “fewer than 45” civilian casualties.
By Sunday night, the Palestinians reported that about 300 people had been killed and 1000 wounded since the beginning of the operation.
Palestinian journalists in Gaza City said they were facing many difficulties in collecting information about the casualties because of restrictions imposed by Hamas and because many of the victims’ relatives had buried the bodies quickly.
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The Israeli Army says that over the last week militants have fired 300 rockets or mortars at targets in Israel. One Israeli died in a rocket attack on Saturday according to a report by the Associated Press.
Knowing the world loves their Arab lies, they say anything knowing ABC, NBC, CBS,Â the soon to be dead as a doornail MSM, will print anything they say as fact. For example, in this same article –
But longtime Palestinian negotiator Hanan Ashrawi told “Good Morning America” today that Hamas militants were “provoked” into violence by what she called an Israeli occupation of Gaza.
Occupation of Gaza? WTF? Israel leftÂ Gaza in 2005 and expelled Jews. Did the Muslims create a human environment? No, they build a Jew killing military complex. The Jews left industry, production, greenhouses which wereÂ summarily destroyed by the “peace loving” savages.
UPDATE:Â WHERE IS THE WORLDWIDE OUTRAGE?Â Hamas will not allow the wounded medical treatment. Where is the vile jihad loving media and dhimmis at the UNSC on this? LIARS. JEW HATERS.
Egypt says the Hamas militant group, which controls Gaza, is preventing hundreds of wounded Palestinians from leaving for treatment in Egypt. Cairo says dozens of empty ambulances are at the Rafah crossing – the only one to Gaza which avoids Israel.