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US Support Wavering? Obama Has ‘Serious Concern’ Over Gaza Casualties

Secy of State John Kerry is on his way to the region to begin efforts to force another 'cease fire' down Israel's throat before the threat from Hamas is ended.
US President Barack Obama speaking on the phone last month aboard Air Force One.

US President Barack Obama speaking on the phone last month aboard Air Force One.
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Israel’s ‘strongest supporter’ is already wavering. Doubts about the wisdom of continuing Operation Protective Edge are being expressed from the White House as soon as the IDF struck a decisive blow in a Gaza neighborhood where Hamas terrorists stored some of their most deadly missiles. The ordnance was, of course, stashed under civilian buildings — a mosque, a hospital, a children’s playround, and more.

For three days the IDF dropped flyers, called homes and sent SMS text messages warning residents to leave the area so they would not be harmed when the attack began. Hamas pressured its people not to. Some had the sense to flee the area, and others chose to remain as human shields. The brutal, bloody firefight in Seijaiya cost a lot of lives on both sides and panicked leaders around the world — including officials in the White House.

In his second call to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu since Friday, U.S. President Barack Obama expressed “serious concern about the growing number of casualties” in Gaza.

Israel’s prime minister was also notified during the call that Obama was sending Secretary of State John Kerry back to the region. Kerry was boarding a plane to head for Cairo, where he would pressure Israel and Hamas to negotiate another cease fire.

According to a statement issued by the White House, the move was aimed at helping ‘protect civilians in both Gaza and Israel.’ United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, meanwhile, has called on Israel to “exercise maximum restraint and do far more to protect civilians” without specifying exactly how the IDF should accomplish that task. He also called on Hamas to end its rocket fire from Gaza.

The IDF drops flyers warning civilians in every target neighborhood prior to an attack, calls homes and sends SMS text messages asking residents to leave the area hours and sometimes days before carrying out operations – all of which puts its own forces in danger and of course alerts the enemy to its plans. Not one armed force of any other nation in the world does the same.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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54 Responses to “US Support Wavering? Obama Has ‘Serious Concern’ Over Gaza Casualties”

  1. ask him about the Taliban casualties in Afganistan, was he waivering then?

  2. I thought Obama is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood of which Hamas is an affiliate member!

  3. The Muslim President doesn’t know how to explain this to his MB brothers.

  4. Of course Obama is concerned and is asking Israel to back off, he is a Muslim…I would very much like him to plead with Hamas to stop the attacks and to stop using women and children as human shields but that wont happen now will it.

  5. What about the 116,000 civilians killed during the Iraq War? Has he mentioned that? Spineless coward….

  6. Maybe Obama could negotiate with Hamas and convince them not to use women and children as human shields. Wouldn’t that reduce the civilian casualties?

  7. Mike Burke says:

    The imPOTUS strikes again!

  8. Mike Burke says:

    He isn’t a Muslim. He’s an idiot but he’s NOT a Muslim.

  9. A question that who ordered to start this war. Israeli people were God’s people and they are good people.

  10. no surprise he is a wAFFLER LOSER WASTE OF TIME

  11. Mike Burke HHAHAHAHAH

  12. Actually I thought the jury was still out on that one depending on whose story one reads. I accept I may be wrong in thinking he is a Muslim but I dont see him asking Hamas to cease and decist only Israel :) This leads me to really wonder.

  13. He is showing his true colors…..he’s a MUSLIM!

  14. We Americans have serious concerns also. Over Obama! He needs to goooooo.

  15. He is not a Muslim (it has been established)- his step dad, who he lived with for approximately a year when he was a child was a Muslim, but Obama spent the last 25+ years in a Christian church. Even “sleeper cells” do not spend that many years embedded in a religion that they do not believe in, so it is pretty well concrete that he is clearly NOT a Muslim.
    Due to spending that year in his childhood living with a Muslim, though, allows him to understand, a little better than most, both sides of the issue.
    The reason he is wavering is because of the civilian casualties– and that is due directly to Hamas using civilians as human shields.

  16. Waleed, Obama is NOT a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, but in an attempt to get the ex-Egyptian leadership out, Obama did support (not directly, though) the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt– it was like at that moment in history the lesser of the two evils..

  17. I will believe all above when I see Obama asking Hamas to accept the peace talks and stop their cowardly attacks whilst hiding behind women, children and old men.

  18. Obama needs to keep his mouth shut. How could he be concerned about 97 palistinians after 3 teenage boys were murdered for no other reason than they were Hebrew? Why doesn’t he go over to Gaza, then Israel will have all the garbage together to get rid of!!!!!!!!

  19. Supposedly he’ll “let” us kill 1000 before he puts his foot down – and then his other foot — and then his red lines…………

  20. If Mexico fired 2,000 rockets at Texas in less than a month would Obama express concern?

  21. Issy Rondel says:

    I DID NOT HEAR HIM SAY THAT HE HAD SERIOUS CONCERNS WHEN 100′s of Hamas rockets were being fired O n civilian’s in Israel.

  22. Diane Hudson says:

    He wavers over everything good!

  23. Diane Hudson says:

    He wavers over everything good!

  24. Diane Hudson says:

    He wavers over everything good!

  25. Danny Hunter says:

    No wavering from me … 100% support!!!

  26. Danny Hunter says:

    No wavering from me … 100% support!!!

  27. Chaya Mindal says:

    Obama the communist racist muslim!

  28. Chaya Mindal says:

    Obama the communist racist muslim!

  29. Chaya Mindal says:

    Obama the communist racist muslim!

  30. Obama should shove the serious concern up his sorry ass

  31. Obama should shove the serious concern up his sorry ass

  32. Serious concern that not enough Israelis are dying?

  33. Somebody needs to grow a Real American Backbone!!! smh

  34. Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy and Reagan would not and Did Not waver Ever!!!

  35. Andy Rossell says:

    Alison Allison Powell typical do your homework , long live Israel.

  36. Attila Czako says:

    when all 500 dead arabs are missile operator, it is not genocidium Mr president

  37. Attila Czako says:

    when all 500 dead arabs are missile operator, it is not genocidium Mr president

  38. Allison Powell, you are right, you do not know whats going on,,, read up on it..missles into Israel over ten years, and now they are tired of their citizens being attacked..Suiicide bombers killing many many people, children, women, anyone just on a bus etc,, for years,, in Israel unril, they bult a wall to guard against them..live in a country that fires missles at you, then now under a terrorist group leaders,,,which uses palestians people to fight behind, and love seeing get killed as a propaganda against Israel,, and currently their own Palestine president is living it up in a 5 star hotel,,, yes, you need to educate yourself,, sorry, but looking at a picture is very simple minded conclusion on your part. Conclusion, Palestine is under a terrorist rule who uses them to get killed for their own propaganda. Israel leaves warnings, calls , do everything they can to get innocent civilians to leave before that area is attacked,, and these terrorists hide their missles, weapons, and everything among the civilians,,,, Hamas tells them to not leave..hamas slogan..We Live to Die….I feel, great sorry for these civilians,, just like i do with the thousands killed from this same terrorists in deadly syrian gas about three years ago, the same going on in Iraq,,

  39. Allison Powell, you are right, you do not know whats going on,,, read up on it..missles into Israel over ten years, and now they are tired of their citizens being attacked..Suiicide bombers killing many many people, children, women, anyone just on a bus etc,, for years,, in Israel unril, they bult a wall to guard against them..live in a country that fires missles at you, then now under a terrorist group leaders,,,which uses palestians people to fight behind, and love seeing get killed as a propaganda against Israel,, and currently their own Palestine president is living it up in a 5 star hotel,,, yes, you need to educate yourself,, sorry, but looking at a picture is very simple minded conclusion on your part. Conclusion, Palestine is under a terrorist rule who uses them to get killed for their own propaganda. Israel leaves warnings, calls , do everything they can to get innocent civilians to leave before that area is attacked,, and these terrorists hide their missles, weapons, and everything among the civilians,,,, Hamas tells them to not leave..hamas slogan..We Live to Die….I feel, great sorry for these civilians,, just like i do with the thousands killed from this same terrorists in deadly syrian gas about three years ago, the same going on in Iraq,,

  40. Allison Powell, you are right, you do not know whats going on,,, read up on it..missles into Israel over ten years, and now they are tired of their citizens being attacked..Suiicide bombers killing many many people, children, women, anyone just on a bus etc,, for years,, in Israel unril, they bult a wall to guard against them..live in a country that fires missles at you, then now under a terrorist group leaders,,,which uses palestians people to fight behind, and love seeing get killed as a propaganda against Israel,, and currently their own Palestine president is living it up in a 5 star hotel,,, yes, you need to educate yourself,, sorry, but looking at a picture is very simple minded conclusion on your part. Conclusion, Palestine is under a terrorist rule who uses them to get killed for their own propaganda. Israel leaves warnings, calls , do everything they can to get innocent civilians to leave before that area is attacked,, and these terrorists hide their missles, weapons, and everything among the civilians,,,, Hamas tells them to not leave..hamas slogan..We Live to Die….I feel, great sorry for these civilians,, just like i do with the thousands killed from this same terrorists in deadly syrian gas about three years ago, the same going on in Iraq,,

  41. Yeah, Obama does not like it when the islamists are losing

  42. don’t ever go to war if you are afraid of casualties- – - -sort of investment in the form of lives for a greater stake.

  43. Get rid of oBUMa—he does not support Israel. It is past time to impeach him!

  44. Really Obama, you Americans dont ask, you just go and lie your way in. Pee off.

  45. Hey Butt Stab Barry ,STFU ! You Punk !

  46. Carolin Knox says:

    Nu? What do you expect.

  47. Maybe Obama doesn’t matter.

  48. Actually, and most Americans may not know this, but he can be whatever the f*ck he wants to be. He is not Muslim, he’s worse–a christian. But if he wanted to be a Muslim, a Muslim can be whatever he wants just like anyone else in the US. You retards think you can say Muslim as a pretext to make one lie after another.Lying used to be a Christian and Muslim thing. Let’s not aid them.

  49. HEY BARRAK, IN SPITE OF YOU BILLIONS OF DOLLARS MONEY AND SOPHISTICATED WEAPONS YOU PROVIDED TO HAMAS, ISIS, & PLO. ISRAEL NOT ONLY WINNING BUT ALSO DESTROYED MOST OF THE KEY TERRORISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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