Israel Is At War Again

Israel was attacked by more than 200 rockets on November 15.

“A Hamas rocket killed three Israelis north of the Gaza Strip on Thursday and Israeli bombs brought the Palestinian death toll to 13 in a worsening military showdown after Israel assassinated a top Hamas military commander the previous day,” Reuters reported.

The newspaper ‘Haaretz” said, 97 rockets landed in Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem on Friday. And added, that it was the first time since 1970 that a rocket had been fired into Jerusalem.

The day before Iranian-built Fajr-5 launched towards Tel Aviv. Analysts say it is the first time Gaza militants have deployed such powerful missiles.

According to the  last news, for now twenty-eight Palestinians and three Israelis have died since Israel killed Hamas’s military leader Ahmed Jabari on Wednesday.

According to CNN News, ” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who leads the Palestinian Fatah movement based in the West Bank, is cutting short a visit to Europe to follow developments of “the Israeli aggression on the Gaza strip,” PLO Executive Committee member Saeb Erakat said.

Israel says it has called thousands of residents in Gaza to warn them of strikes and dropped leaflets in Gaza warning Palestinian civilians to “avoid being present in the vicinity of Hamas operatives,” the IDF said.

It also uses “roof knocking” — targeting a building “with a loud but nonlethal bomb that warns civilians that they are in the vicinity of a weapons cache or other target. This method is used to allow all residents to leave the area before the IDF targets the site with live ammunition.”

There were further Israeli air strikes on Gaza City overnight. Israeli army spokesman Yoav Mordechai said: “Tonight won’t be calm in Gaza.” after the government has put up to 75,000 reservists on stand-by and vowed to intensify its raids on the Gaza Strip.

U.S. President Barack Obama, in telephone calls with Mursi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, emphasized Israel’s right to self-defense and gave no hint that he was considering any new push for peace with the Palestinians.

Western leaders have appealed for both sides to stop the escalation in violence.

” Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, was declared a “foreign terrorist organization” more than 15 years ago by the United States. But not one rocket attack story on the network morning or evening news shows called the terrorists anything other than “militants,” wrote on web-site of Fox News.” In 61 percent of the stories (8 out of 13) in 2012, the three networks went to great pains to avoid calling Hamas terrorists. Instead, they were “militants” with “militant Islamic leaders”
“Gazans in general and Hamas in particular consider themselves to be at war with Israel… These are the people fighting Israel.  These are the people who won’t stop until the Jewish state exists no more, even if millions of Arabs have to die in the process.  So why does the world insist that Israel pretend coexistence is possible?”
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