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es-jay

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Scores die in Israeli air strikes
« on: December 27, 2008, 03:27:06 AM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7801012.stm


Palestinians say Israeli F-16 bombers have launched a series of air strikes against key targets in the Gaza Strip, killing and injuring dozens of people.

Missiles destroyed security compounds run by the militant group Hamas in the centre of Gaza City, killing at least 120 people, Hamas officials said.

The strikes, the most intense Israeli attacks on Gaza in recent times, come after the expiry of a truce with Hamas.

Israel has threatened an offensive to stop the firing of rockets from Gaza.

Israel confirmed the strikes, saying they were launched in response to continued rocket fire by Palestinian militants against Israeli towns.

They targeted "Hamas terror operatives" as well as training camps and weaponry storage warehouses, the country's military said in a statement.

Hamas quickly vowed to carry out revenge attacks on Israel in response to the air strikes.

Offensive planned?

Reports of the casualties in Gaza mounted swiftly after news broke of the Israeli operation.

Palestinian militant group Hamas, which controls Gaza, initially said at least 40 people had been killed when a missile hit security headquarters in and around Gaza City.

That figure quickly rose, Hamas saying 120 were killed and some 400 people injured, the BBC Katya Adler reports from Jerusalem.

Medics in Gaza also reported high casualties, saying 120 people died in Gaza City and 23 in the southern city of Khan Younis, Reuters news agency said.

"Most security headquarters in Gaza were completely destroyed in the Zionist shelling," the Hamas-run al-Aqsa TV station said.

The air strikes are the most intense Israel has launched against Gaza for some time, and come amid rumours that that a ground operation is imminent.

Israeli security officials have been briefing about the possibility of a new offensive into Gaza for some days now, says the BBC's Paul Wood, in Jerusalem.

But most reports centred on the possibility of a ground offensive, and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was not expected to authorise any operation until Sunday at the earliest.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7800985.stm



i wonder where this is going to go...
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Re: Scores die in Israeli air strikes
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2008, 05:01:47 AM »
nothing new....
 

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Re: Scores die in Israeli air strikes
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2008, 05:43:31 AM »

Very true, but the scale of this attack was big, the media wires are reporting over 155 dead from the bombings. As if this world is not crazy enough with impending economic collapse, this just adds to the insanity.
 

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Re: Scores die in Israeli air strikes
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2008, 06:09:13 AM »
The world is already fucked up since so many years and this shit will never stop,its too fuckin deep
 

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Re: Scores die in Israeli air strikes
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2008, 02:58:10 PM »
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At 11.30am Israeli time, the first wave of 60 F-16s screamed over Gaza, launching missiles at more than 50 targets. Israeli military sources said a total of 100 missiles were fired at Hamas police stations, command centres, training bases and illicit manufacturing warehouses.

In the second wave, 20 Israeli jets returned, following up intelligence received from drones in the skies over the Strip. They launched 50 missiles aimed almost entirely at militants who had come out with makeshift rockets to hit back.


It's sad what happen....

but..the strike was bad ass. Thats an asswhooping
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Re: Scores die in Israeli air strikes
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2008, 01:05:41 AM »
fucked up shit.. saw that shit on the news.. it looked like a massacre in one place where over 40 people we're on the ground.. dead and half dead.. looked insane..

The conflict will never end :-\
 

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Re: Scores die in Israeli air strikes
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2008, 03:45:10 AM »
Actually the situation in CONGO is worse,but nobody cares  ::)
 

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Re: Scores die in Israeli air strikes
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2008, 09:35:21 AM »
I just read a statement by PLO president Abbas. And he said that hamas
was responsible for the escalation of the situation.

And hes right. Fucking Hamas shots these little toy rockets, they always give israel a reason for war.

FUCK HAMAS !!!!!!!

Oh yea: Also fuck grey britain. They are the reason for all of this.
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2008, 11:29:35 AM »
well those in the know know the score with israel and zionism. america is saying the attacks are cool israel gotta protect itself etc. obama's down with it too. if you want to see double standards watch as you get more reactions to this from israel's sleazy allies like the US and UK. civilian casualties are 'acceptable'...

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Re: Scores die in Israeli air strikes
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2008, 12:31:26 PM »
You do realise that Hamas was promoted by israel as a means of destabilising the PLO? they needed an opposition group to weaken the PLO and then sure enough when Hamas get into power, they can then villify them, even though they helped to build them.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/ZER403A.html
http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2002/2902isr_hamas.html
http://www.israeltoday.co.il/default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=16447
http://www.reuters.com/article/email/idUSL03139119

I am so tired of this fake murderous bullshit and you are right of course, the IDF is not the worst offender, iraq, afghanistan, all across africa.

War is a racket as smedley butler said
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Re: Scores die in Israeli air strikes
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2008, 08:57:58 PM »
Muslims dying always represents progress.
 

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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2008, 05:03:40 AM »
Israel's air force obliterated symbols of Hamas power on the third day of its overwhelming assault on Gaza on Monday, striking a house next to the Hamas premier's home, devastating a security compound and flattening a five-story building at a university closely linked to the Islamic group.
:rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:FUCK HAMAS

The three-day death toll rose to 315, including seven children under the age of 15 who were killed in two separate strikes late Sunday and Monday, medics said. Israel launched the deadliest attack against Palestinians in decades on Saturday in retaliation for rocket fire aimed at civilians in southern Israeli towns.

Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak told Israel's parliament in a special session that Israel was not fighting the residents of Gaza "but we have a war to the bitter end against Hamas and its branches."

The strikes appear to have gravely damaged Hamas' ability to launch rockets but a medium-range rocket fired at the Israeli city of Ashkelon killed a man there Monday and wounded several others. It was the second fatality in Israel since the beginning of the offensive and the first person ever to be killed by a rocket in Ashkelon, a city of 120,000.

Six people have been killed in Israel in rocket attacks from Gaza since the beginning of the year, according to Israel's Foreign Ministry. On Sunday, Hamas missiles struck for the first time near the city of Ashdod, twice as far from Gaza as Ashkelon and only 25 miles from Israel's heart in Tel Aviv.

At first light Monday, strong winds blew black smoke from the bombed sites in Gaza City over deserted streets. The air hummed with the buzz of pilotless drones and the roar of jets, punctuated by the explosions of new airstrikes.

A Hamas police spokesman, Ehab Ghussein, said 180 members of the Hamas security forces were among the dead. The United Nations agency in charge of Palestinian refugees said at least 51 of the dead were civilians. A rise in civilian casualties could intensify international pressure on Israel to abort the offensive.

Israel's intense bombings — more than 300 airstrikes since midday Saturday — wreaked unprecedented destruction in Gaza, reducing buildings to rubble. The military said naval vessels also bombarded targets from the sea.

Shlomo Brom, a former senior Israeli military official, said it was the deadliest force ever used in decades of Israeli-Palestinian fighting.

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, who heads a moderate government in the West Bank and is holding peace talks with Israel, issued his strongest condemnation yet of the operation, calling it a "sweeping Israeli aggression against Gaza" and saying he would consult with his bitter rivals in Hamas in an effort to end it.

One strike destroyed a five-story building in the women's wing at Islamic University, one of the most prominent Hamas symbols. Another attack ravaged a compound controlled by Preventive Security, one of the group's chief security arms, and a third destroyed a house next to the residence of Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas prime minister.

Like other Hamas leaders, Haniyeh is in hiding.

Late on Sunday, Israeli aircraft attacked a building in the Jebaliya refugee camp next to Gaza City, killing a woman, a toddler and three young teenage girls, Gaza Health Ministry official Dr. Moaiya Hassanain said.

In the southern town of Rafah, a toddler and his two teenage brothers were killed in an airstrike aimed at a Hamas commander, Hassanain said. In Gaza City, another attack killed a man and his wife.

In the most dramatic attacks Sunday, warplanes struck dozens of smuggling tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border, cutting off a lifeline that had supplied Hamas with weapons and Gaza with commercial goods. The influx of goods helped Hamas defy an 18-month blockade of Gaza by Israel and Egypt and was key to propping up its rule.

Gaza's nine hospitals were overwhelmed. Hassanain, who keeps a record for the Gaza Health Ministry, said more than 1,400 were wounded over two days of fighting and casualties were now being taken to private clinics and even homes.

Abdel Hafez, a 55-year-old history teacher, waited outside a Gaza City bakery to buy bread, one of the few people visible outdoors. He said he was not a Hamas supporter but believed the strikes would only increase support for the group.

"Each strike, each drop of blood are giving Hamas more fuel to continue," he said.

In Jerusalem, Israel's Cabinet approved a call-up of 6,500 reserve soldiers Sunday in apparent preparation for a ground offensive. The final decision to call up more reserves has yet to be made by the defense minister, Ehud Barak, and the Cabinet decision could be a pressure tactic.

Israel has doubled the number of troops on the Gaza border since Saturday and deployed an artillery battery. Several hundred reservists have already been summoned to join their units but no full combat formations have been mobilized so far.

Military experts said Israel would need at least 10,000 soldiers for a full-scale invasion.

Since Israel's withdrawal from Gaza in 2005 after a 38-year military occupation, Israeli forces have repeatedly returned to the territory to hunt militants firing rockets at Israeli towns. But it has shied away from retaking the entire strip for fear of getting bogged down in urban warfare.

The assault has sparked diplomatic fallout.

Syria decided to suspend indirect peace talks with Israel, begun earlier this year. The United Nations Security Council called on both sides to halt the fighting and asked Israel to allow humanitarian supplies into Gaza. Israel opened one of Gaza's border crossings Monday and about 40 trucks had entered with food and medical supplies by mid-day, military spokesman Peter Lerner said.

The prime minister of Turkey, one of the few Muslim countries to have relations with Israel, called the air assault a "crime against humanity" and French President Nicolas Sarkozy condemned "the provocations that led to this situation as well as the disproportionate use of force."

The carnage has inflamed Arab and Muslim public opinion, setting off street protests in Arab communities in Israel and the West Bank, across the Arab world and in some European cities. On Monday, a Palestinian stabbed and wounded four Israelis in a West Bank settlement before he was shot and wounded. It was not immediately clear if the attack was directly connected to the events in Gaza.

 

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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2008, 07:24:38 AM »
Syria decided to suspend indirect peace talks with Israel, begun earlier this year.

Syria? The country that bombed Hama back in 1982 and killed 10,000?

The hypocrisy of the Arabs is just ridiculous.
 

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Re: Scores die in Israeli air strikes
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2008, 09:37:12 AM »
Muslims dying always represents progress.

How many stinky niggers die every year in Africa ?
 

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Re: Scores die in Israeli air strikes
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2008, 09:51:34 AM »
How many stinky niggers die every year in Africa ?

Not enough, that's for sure. I like when Negroes die, too.