Rockets hit Israel from Lebanon
At least three rockets have been fired into northern Israel from Lebanon raising fears that the current Israeli offensive in Gaza may spill over.
I used to support israel. Now I say **** them.
If anyone has a clue about Zionism and the US. US has been Israel's little bitch for some time. We give them so much money for no reason and it makes pretty good sense that they do run all our banks.
So I say ****'em. I wish America was free and the world would open their eyes.
**** hamas too for being idiots and not pursuing peace in any other way.
my sincere opinion is that Israel wants mass extermination of palestinians. They attacked and kill those innocents children in UN school based on the dictum: it would be better in the future without 43 suicide bombers!
Go back to your book.
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Israel shells near UN school, killing at least 30
The Associated Press
January 7, 2009
GAZA CITY, Gaza - Israeli mortar shells exploded yesterday near a UN school in Gaza that was sheltering hundreds of people displaced by Israel's onslaught against Hamas militants, killing at least 30 Palestinians.
Israel's military said its shelling, the deadliest single episode since Israeli ground forces invaded Gaza on Saturday, was a response to mortar fire from within the school and said militants were using civilians as cover.
Two residents of the area who spoke by telephone said they saw a small group of militants firing mortar rounds from a street near the school, where 350 people had gathered to get away from the shelling. They spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal.
Majed Hamdan, an AP photographer, rushed to the scene shortly after the attacks. At the hospital, he said, many children were among the dead.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmXXUOs27lI&feature=ch annel_page"]YouTube - Mortar Bombs Shot from UN School in Gaza 29 Oct. 2007[/ame]
Do you really believe that the Palestinian would only have lost 600 in 11 days if Israel really wanted to kill them all? That troops would be on the ground, carefully going from house to house, instead of carpet-bombing the whole place? If that were the case, Israel could finish Gaza in a day flat, with 0 Israeli casualties. ( very much like the US could've done in Iraq, if it weren't for the fact we weren't there to 'kill em all').
The IDF does not want to engage Hamas in the Urban area to fight them man-to-man, because that will result in HUGE Israeli losses, instead they have chosen for a new tactic. They bomb the UN trucks that bring food to the people of Gaza, so they will starve to death.UN suspends aid deliveries to Gaza after truck driver killed
By AP, ELANA KIRSH AND JPOST.COM STAFF
Meanwhile, the United Nations on Thursday announced that it was halting all aid deliveries to the Strip, citing a series of Israeli attacks on UN staff and installations.
"The UN is suspending its aid operations in Gaza until we can get safety and security guarantees for our staff," spokesman Chris Gunness said. "We've been coordinating with them [Israeli forces] and yet our staff continue to be hit and killed."
The UN provides food aid to around 750,000 Gaza residents and runs dozens of schools and clinics throughout the territory. They have some 9,000 locally employed staffers inside Gaza, and a small team of international staffers who work there.
No propaganda, no lies, these are the facts.
What a bunch of criminals.
The fact is that UN trucks got attacked and the driver was killed. That's the only verifiable fact. Try reading the story before you post it.
According foreign correspondents, the IDF attacked the truck.
According to a medic in the truck itself, it had come under Hamas sniper fire.
Your assertion brazenly ignore the FACT that Hamas has commandeered Humanitarian Aid packages and sold them to Palestinian civilians.
You assertion brazenly ignore the FACT that Israel has helped engineer humanitarian escort teams for the UN.
How can you call defending your country a crime? Moron.What a bunch of criminals.
In 1967 and 1973 they were defending their country, but now they are bombing innocent civilians on a large scale. That's not defending your country, they are committing war crimes, they are bloodthirsty and they have no regard for the life of a non-jew whatsoever. But keep watching Fox News Channel, because you're clearly an expert on this matter.
Clearly you're not an expert. Apparently you missed the report that Hamas was firing rockets at Israeli primary schools and residences. Hamas was stealing foreign aide coming in for the Palestinians. Hamas was using residences, schools and hospitals and human shields. Oh, and maybe you didn't hear, when Palestinian citizens dissent against Hamas, they're killed.
Leaflets dropped by Israeli planes are seen falling above the northern Gaza Strip as seen from the Israel side of the border with Gaza, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill) #
Scenes from the Gaza Strip - The Big Picture - Boston.com
Israel sent THOUSANDS of text messages to the residents of Gaza, broadcast on the Palestinian radio and TV, and told them where to go, what to avoid, and how to avoid fire. Why?
Because they want to kill them all. Right.
Report: Hamas stealing aid supplies to sell to residents
Grim picture of Gazans' lives painted by reports emerging from Strip, claiming gunmen hiding in civilian homes, using residents as human shields, and hijacking trucks of humanitarian aid
Published: 01.06.09, 22:32 / Israel News
A government or a gang? As the Israeli operation in Gaza wears on it appears Hamas has relinquished any visage of a socio-political party, abandoning its claim to govern the residents of Gaza in favor of engaging in open war at their expense.
Case In Point
IDF: Mortars fired from bombed school / Hanan Greenberg
While UN spokesman reports at least 30 casualties from attack near UNRWA school in Jabalya, army claims strike targeted terrorists firing mortar shells from structure moments earlier
A number of reports from the Strip paint a picture of very difficult humanitarian conditions, not least because of Hamas itself. The suspicion is that the group's operatives have seized control of any supplies passing through the crossings – including those sent by Israel and international organizations.
Reports say Hamas takes a cut out of all aid that arrives, including flour and medicine. Supplies intended to be distributed without gain among the population is seized by the group and sold to the residents, at a profit to the Hamas government.
One such incident was recorded Monday, when a convoy of trucks carrying supplies through the Kerem Shalom crossing was opened fire upon and seized by Hamas gunmen. Similar incidents occurred with trucks carrying fuel.
Forced to flee. Residents of Gaza (Photo: AP)
In other cases, civilians are simply used as cannon fodder or human shields. Reports out of Gaza say residents who attempted to flee their homes in the northern area of the Strip were forced to go back at gunpoint, by Hamas men.
The organization is presumably interested in increasing civilian casualties in order to give rise to international pressure against Israel. Arab media reported that in an IDF strike on a UN school 30 civilians were killed, but there is no legitimate way to prove gunmen were among those killed as Hamas tends to bury these bodies quickly, thus eliminating evidence in Israel's favor.
Other civilian complaints state that Hamas gunmen pull children along with them "by the ears" from place to place, fearing that if they don't have a child with them they will be fair game to the IDF. Others hide in civilian homes and stairwells, UNRWA ambulances, and mosques.
In other reported cases Hamas gunmen hold civilians hostage in alleyways in order to provide themselves with a living barricade to ward off IDF forces. Reports somewhat more difficult to verify say the group's men shot Fatah operatives in the feet to make sure the latter would not attempt a coup.
No one to turn to
These reports lead to the assumption that Hamas is attempting to exacerbate the atmosphere of a humanitarian crisis in the Strip, as this may promote an international ceasefire initiative. In any case the reports clearly show that the residents of Gaza have fallen prey to Hamas as well as the IDF.
Reports of alarming shortages are also forthcoming, as residents appear to lack water, flour, electricity, and any sign of a capable government. Chaos reigns as no one appears to know when electricity will be available, how to obtain water or food, or whom to address in order to evacuate the injured.
The "emergency numbers" given to residents have ceased to function, and citizens in need of assistance have only international organizations, the Red Crescent, and the hospitals themselves to turn to.
The Hamas leaders, aside from two addresses, have not been heard from. Their speeches were broadcast a number of times, but in any case many in the Strip can no longer access televisions, radios, or internet without electricity.
Despite this, no authoritative anti-Hamas sentiments have been heard from the Gazans. However Palestinian sources claim that grievances against the group are voiced in secret. The animosity towards Israel has not disappeared, say the sources, but it is now accompanied by bitterness towards the organization many are dubbing Iranian in its extremism.Gaza: Hamas gunmen hide in hospitals
Shin Bet chief briefs cabinet on day five of Gaza offensive, says terror operatives hide in hospitals, mosques. IDF: Hamas increases use of densely populated areas for launching pads
Published: 12.31.08, 12:48 / Israel News
Shin Bet Chief Yuval Diskin briefed the cabinet Wednesday on the progress of Operation Cast Lead.
According to Diskin, "Hamas has been attacked like never before. It has suffered significant damages and its rule over Gaza has been compromised."
Diskin also noted that large numbers of Hamas operatives are hiding in hospitals and that some are posing as medical staff. "Some are also hiding in mosques and some of those have been turned into headquarters, since they assumed Israel won't attack them there.
At the end of the day, Hamas has made no sevret of its intentions. I assume that if someone said they wanted to rid the world of you and your family and had been shown to be aggressive, you would let it slide right?
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GAZA CITY — The emergency room in Shifa Hospital is often a place of gore and despair. On Thursday, it was also a lesson in the way ordinary people are squeezed between suicidal fighters and a military behemoth.
Dr. Awni al-Jaru, 37, a surgeon at the hospital, rushed in from his home here, dressed in his scrubs. But he came not to work. His head was bleeding, and his daughter’s jaw was broken.
He said Hamas militants next to his apartment building had fired mortar and rocket rounds. Israel fired back with force, and his apartment was hit. His wife, Albina, originally from Ukraine, and his 1-year-old son were killed.
“My son has been turned into pieces,” he cried. “My wife was cut in half. I had to leave her body at home.” Because Albina was a foreigner, she could have left Gaza with her children. But, Dr. Jaru lamented, she would not leave him behind.
A car arrived with more patients. One was a 21-year-old man with shrapnel in his left leg who demanded quick treatment. He turned out to be a militant with Islamic Jihad. He was smiling a big smile.
“Hurry, I must get back so I can keep fighting,” he told the doctors.
He was told that there were more serious cases than his, that he needed to wait. But he insisted. “We are fighting the Israelis,” he said. “When we fire we run, but they hit back so fast. We run into the houses to get away.” He continued smiling.
“Why are you so happy?” this reporter asked. “Look around you.”
A girl who looked about 18 screamed as a surgeon removed shrapnel from her leg. An elderly man was soaked in blood. A baby a few weeks old and slightly wounded looked around helplessly. A man lay with parts of his brain coming out. His family wailed at his side.
“Don’t you see that these people are hurting?” the militant was asked.
“But I am from the people, too,” he said, his smile incandescent. “They lost their loved ones as martyrs. They should be happy. I want to be a martyr, too.”
Alah hu akhbar, *******. That's Hamas in a nutshell. From the NY Times, BTW.
Hamas was formed in 1987 as a direct product of Israeli occupation. I am no fan of Hamas and the people of Gaza are no fan of Hamas either, but they still support Hamas, because Israel is killing Palestinian women, children en men who have no ties whatsoever with Hamas.
But I am glad your new President is willing to talk to Hamas and hopefully he will end the Barbaric, bloodthirsty behaviour of the Israeli's towards poor, innocent Palestinians.
God Bless America!
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