Hundreds of rockets fired in Gaza; at least 12 people killed


B00Mer
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Hundreds of rockets fired in Gaza; at least 12 people killed



JERUSALEM -- Gaza militants on Sunday intensified a wave of rocket fire into southern Israel, striking towns and cities and killing at least three people in one of the bloodiest rounds of fighting since the 2014 war. At least nine Palestinians, including a pregnant woman and her 14-month-old niece, have also been killed.

Israeli forces struck dozens of targets throughout Gaza, including militant sites that the military said were concealed in homes or residential areas. The army also moved armoured units toward Gaza as the sides headed closer to all-out war.

Israel and Hamas are bitter enemies that have fought three wars since the Islamic militant group seized control of Gaza in 2007, as well as numerous smaller flare-ups, most recently in late March.


These flare-ups have become increasingly frequent in recent years, ending in informal Egyptian-mediated truces in which Israel pledges to ease a crippling blockade on Gaza imposed after the Hamas takeover while the militants promise to halt rocket fire.

As with previous rounds of fighting, the latest violence began late last week amid Palestinian accusations that Israel was not moving quickly enough to ease the blockade.

In Sunday's fighting, Moshe Agadi, a 58-year-old Israeli father of four, was struck in the chest by shrapnel in a residential courtyard. The Barzilai Medical Center said a 49-year-old man was killed when a rocket hit an Ashkelon factory, while a second man was killed when his vehicle was hit by a projectile near Yad Mordechai, a small border community.

Later Sunday, Israeli medical officials said a Thai labourer was critically wounded in a rocket strike.

By late afternoon, the Israeli military said militants had fired over 600 rockets into Israel, and that Israeli forces had launched some 260 airstrikes against militant targets in Gaza.

Palestinian health officials reported nine dead, including six militants.

The other dead included a pregnant woman and her niece, who were killed in what the officials said was an Israeli airstrike. The Israeli military denied involvement, saying the woman and baby were killed by a misfired Palestinian rocket. There was no way to reconcile the conflicting accounts.

Palestinian officials identified one of the militants as Hamas commander Hamed al-Khoudary, who Israel said was a key player in transferring Iranian money to the militant group.

The sudden outburst has broken a monthlong lull as Egyptian mediators had been trying to negotiate a long-term cease-fire.

Israeli military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said Israel's strikes hit a variety of "high-quality" militant sites, including commanders' homes in which militant activity was observed.

The military spokesman said Israel was deploying an armoured brigade along the Gaza front, with tanks ready for offensive missions as needed. The Israeli military has already struck rocket launchers, tunnel shafts, training sites, storage depots and warehouses of both the territory's Hamas rulers and the smaller, Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad group.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Hamas was paying a "heavy price" for its rocket attacks, as well as those by Islamic Jihad.

Sirens wailed along the border region overnight and throughout the day warning of incoming attacks. School was cancelled and roads were closed.


In Gaza, large explosions thundered across the blockaded enclave during the night as plumes of smoke rose into the air.

By morning, bulldozers were clearing rubble and municipal workers were fixing damaged power lines. Owners of clothing stores that were destroyed in Gaza City's relatively upscale Remal neighbourhood squatted across the streets from where their stores had stood, cupping their faces in their hands.

One of the airstrikes hit a six-story commercial and residential building that housed the office of Turkey's official Anadolu news agency.

"We thought the Rimal neighbourhood is safe, but it seems there is no safe place in Gaza," said Nidal al-Dali, who lived in the building and lost his home.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called it a "new example of Israel's unrestrained aggression."

The Israeli military said its Iron Dome defence system intercepted more than 150 of the projectiles from Gaza, but several still managed to slip through. A rocket scored a direct hit on a residential home in the border town of Sderot.

Dr. Ron Lobel, deputy director of the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, said teams had treated over 110 people, most from shock symptoms, but several with physical wounds. In a first, the hospital itself was also hit by debris from a rocket that was intercepted by an Iron Dome missile. There were no injuries, but the debris struck the hospital's oncology unit, bursting a pipe and sending water pouring from a ceiling into the hallway.

Israel has vowed to hit back hard against both Hamas and Islamic Jihad, whom it suspects of triggering the current conflagration. But, as in previous rounds where it stopped short of a full-fledged war, the timing for a prolonged round of fighting is tricky for Israel.

The country marks Memorial Day and Independence Day this week. The following week it is set to host the Eurovision song contest, in which large groups of tourists are expected.

For Gazans, the violence comes ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in which the faithful fast from dawn to dusk, which begins Monday.

In recent days, Hamas accused Israel of reneging on its pledges as militants began to fire rockets.

Israel accuses Islamic Jihad of operating behind Hamas' back and instigating the latest round of violence by shooting and wounding two Israeli soldiers on Friday. Two Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli forces the same day during weekly protests along the Israel-Gaza perimeter fence.

Yaakov Amidror, a former Israeli national security adviser, said the violence was being instigated by Islamic Jihad at the behest of their backers in Iran. Amidror, currently a senior fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, said a new war in Gaza would distract Israel and leave Tehran "free to continue what they are doing in Syria." Iran is allied with President Bashar Assad's forces in the civil war and has been building up a military presence there in recent years, which Israel views as an unacceptable threat.

The resurgence of violence threatens to shatter the shaky understandings recently reached though Egyptian mediators. Palestinian militant leaders were in Cairo trying to reach a new cease-fire.

Hamas hopes Egyptian mediators can further ease the blockade, which has ravaged Gaza's economy. For over a year, Hamas has orchestrated mass demonstrations each week along the Israeli frontier to draw attention to Gaza's plight. More than 200 Palestinians and an Israeli soldier have been killed in the border protests.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-bo...red-at-israel/

Hope they stamp out Hamas military activity once and for all.. cowards hiding behind women and children..

That's MHz's kind of heroes, men who hide behind women and children as human shields..
 
petros
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Putting dirty Slavic Jews in West Bank settlements as targets is no better.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Putting dirty Slavic Jews in West Bank settlements as targets is no better.

Occupied territory, someone has to live there.

Better now, compared to where they were before in the middle of ethnic cleansing and massive discrimination..
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taxslave
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Religion of peace is at it again. How do dirt poor farmers afford all these expensive bombs?
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Occupied territory, someone has to live there.
Better now, compared to where they were before in the middle of ethnic cleansing and massive discrimination..

It's funny how Israel is "protecting their culture". When people in Canada complain they are racist and diversity is our alleged strength.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Religion of peace is at it again. How do dirt poor farmers afford all these expensive bombs?

Israel got rid of the Christians in Palestine and now it's mainly Muzzies.

C'est la vie.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Religion of peace is at it again. How do dirt poor farmers afford all these expensive bombs?

BHO gave Iran billions of dollars and the Iranians love funding Hamas.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

BHO gave Iran billions of dollars and the Iranians love funding Hamas.

They took out the money man.


www.israelhayom.com
Home News
IDF confirms death of Gaza official who handled Iranian money
IDF says it has eliminated targets that were concealed in homes of Hamas operatives after rocket fire from Gaza claims three lives • Over 600 rockets fired from Gaza in latest escalation.
by i24NEWS and Israel Hayom Staff , Associated Press , Daniel Siryoti
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post


Better now, compared to where they were before in the middle of ethnic cleansing and massive discrimination..

Jerusalem??


How does '260' equal the same as 'dozens'??
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

BHO gave Iran billions of dollars and the Iranians love funding Hamas.

Hey retard Walnut, they were giving them back their own money.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

They took out the money man.

Hey retard, they were giving them back their own money. You also spelled 'murdered' wrong as is usual with your kind.
70 year war with Gaza, I'm not sure Israel is ready to control the world.

If the slaves keep winning the kingdom will fall.


https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/2...rocket-attack/
Netanyahu Orders Israeli Troops to Continue 'Massive Strikes' on Gaza Targets

Tensions in the Gaza Strip escalated early Saturday when Israeli military said they had detected hundreds of rockets fired from the area, with the Iron Dome system managing to intercept "dozens". The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) responded by hitting Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist targets.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he had ordered the military to keep up "massive strikes" on "terror elements" in the Gaza Strip and reinforce the troops around the Gaza Strip with tanks, artillery and infantry forces amid the escalation of the border standoff following rocket attacks carried out by militants.
According to the Israeli state-run radio, a fresh Gaza rocket attack has resulted in the killing of two Israelis in the southern city of Ashkelon.
Earlier in the day, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) stated that the number of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel had reached at least 430 in under 24 hours.
The Israeli forces also said they had hit numerous targets in response.
"The IDF hit about 60 terrorist targets overnight and about 200 targets since the start of the escalation of tensions. Airstrikes on Gaza are underway", the IDF statement said.




I love these massive attacks that are completely unplanned after saying they were fired on first. Perhaps some traffic cams would clear up that part before moving onto the rest of the lie. Steal a cow and you get your people hunted ti the point of extinction is how they handled it in South Africa and other places. Looks like things are still the same old, same old.
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petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Putting dirty Slavic Jews in West Bank settlements as targets is no better.

2 reds, right on!

Truth hurts? Yankee and W European Jews didn't want the commie E. European Jews in their cities. That kicked off using settlements as a buffer and targets.

Israel is so f-cked up they fight between shades of white.
 
Walter
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IRAN BEHIND THE GAZA ESCALATION
https://m.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Con...alation-588796

BHO’s buds.
 
Serryah
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More proof that neither side wants to end this.


More proof that both sides are corrupt.


More proof that there are only two choices to resolve this: put an outside party in charge of the entire area, wall it all off with a no man's land around it giving Israel it's parts, giving the Palestinians their parts and never shall the two meet/cross into each other with all areas monitored by neutral party.



Or.


Let them blow themselves to shit, solving the problem.


As an addendum, Jerusalem becomes neutral to ALL religions, NO ONE religion controls the City, it is the capitol of NO country and is declared an International city. It's ruled by rotating elected officials of no more than X amount of years with elections monitored by impartial party (non religious affiliated people) or some other form of leadership to manage the day to day of the city. No more fighting over who owns what, no more claiming ownership of holy areas for one specific religion.


If that can't happen, then again, blow the city up - with warning to the people to GTFO - so no one can have it. Kind'a like how if kids can't share you take away the object they refuse to share.


(wow, is that non liberal enough?)
 
taxslave
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What works for kids won't necessarily work for religious fanatics that preach terrorism. On the bright side if muzzie terrorists were no longer bombing Israel they would soon be killing each other over who is the more devout terrorist.
 
MHz
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I find it a bit odd that your kind knows what the headlines will be before they happen. Wouldn't be so scary if you weren't all fuking nuts.