Military Chief of Hamas Slain in Wide Israeli Attack on Gaza
GAZA — Israel on Wednesday launched one of the most ferocious assaults on Gaza since its invasion four years ago, hitting at least 20 targets in aerial attacks that killed the top military commander of Hamas, drew strong condemnation from Egypt and escalated the risks of a new war in the Middle East.
The Israelis coupled the intensity of the airstrikes with the threat of another ground invasion and warnings to all Hamas leaders in Gaza to stay out of sight or risk the same fate as the Hamas military commander, Ahmed al-Jabari, who was killed in a pinpoint airstrike as he was traveling by car down a Gaza street. “We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a Twitter message.
The ferocity of the airstrikes, which Israel called Operation “Pillar of Defense” in response to repeated rocket attacks by Gaza-based Palestinian militants, provoked rage in Gaza, where Hamas said the airstrikes amounted to war and promised a harsh response. Civil-defense authorities in Israel raised alert levels and told residents to take precautions for rocket retaliation from Gaza.
Health officials in Gaza quoted by news agencies said the Israeli attacks had killed at least nine people and wounded at least 40.
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Do you know what’s wrong with this story? There are only nine of these scum-bag Hamas bastards dead and only 40 wounded.
I have to hand it to Israel; they have shown great restraint in holding off on these acts of retaliation, that is quite admirable. I am pretty much convinced that the reason the Israelis have been so patient is because they were watching the American elections and were hoping for a different result.
I believe they were hoping against hope that the American people would exhibit a greater degree of common sense and elect a President that would be a friend to Israel as opposed to being a supporter of Islam.
The abrupt escalation in hostilities between Israel and Hamas, the militant organization regarded by Israel as a terrorist group sworn to Israel’s destruction, came amid rising tensions between Israel and all of its Arab neighbors. Israel has faced growing lawlessness on its border with the Sinai, including cross-border attacks. It recently fired twice into Syria, which is caught in a civil war, after munitions fell in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, and it has absorbed rocket fire from Gaza, which has damaged homes and frightened the population.
Israel is our ONLY friend in the region, it is that simple. America can’t turn its back on the Israelis. They NEED us and we need them, but I fear that Barack Hussein Obama is going to try to exert his will upon the Israelis, and if he fails to get his way I fear he will simply abandon Israel and allow the Israelis to defend themselves against ALL enemies in the region, and do so alone.
Israel merely wants to exist peacefully and be left alone but what they get is total rage, death threats and utter hatred from the Muslims
Isaiah 60:12: ‘For the nation that will not serve you will perish; it will be utterly ruined.
Personally, I will stand with Israel.