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IDF Bombs 29 Terror Targets in Gaza

Wednesday night’s retaliation leaves Hamas in a smaller corner of survival.

Hamas terrorists often misfire their rockets that explode in Gaza civilians areas.

Hamas terrorists often misfire their rockets that explode in Gaza civilians areas.

Israeli ground and aerial attacks targeted 29 terror sites in Gaza in a quick and widespread retaliation Wednesday night, hours after Islamic Jihad said it was behind a massive missile and mortar shelling barrage of Jewish communities near Gaza.

The retaliation came two hours after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said, “If there is no quiet in Israel, there will be noise in Gaza, and that is an understatement.”

The IDF said that direct hits were confirmed in the artillery and aerial fire. IDF Spokesman Peter Lerner said that the barrage from Gaza towards sunset Wednesday involved 41 rockers, five of which exploded in populated areas and three of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system. No injuries were reported, and property damage was minimal.

It was the most serious retaliation for Gaza missile attacks since the Pillar of Defense counter terrorist camping in November 2012.

“This retaliation was precise and prompt. We targeted the infrastructure that serves the terrorists while they train, plan and implement their hideous attacks. They will not be permitted to conspire in the safety of their terrorist temples,” said Lt. Col. Lerner.

Islamic Jihad spokesman said that it unleashed the barrage in revenge for the Israeli Air Force’s bombing its terrorists, three of whom were killed in a strike on Tuesday following the shelling of Israeli soldiers on patrol near the Gaza security fence.

Regardless of whether the attacks were carried out with Hamas’ permission, it may help tighten the noose on Hamas.

The new Egyptian military regime has followed its ban of the Muslim Brotherhood bydeclaring an enemy.

The regime has destroyed hundreds of smuggling tunnels.

The Israeli Navy’s seizure last week of Iranian missiles destined for Gaza via Sudan exposed the Tehran-Gaza connection in capital letters.

Hamas has gone to the extreme to spit on the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, whose peace plans, worthless anyway, are even more of a sick joke without Gaza.

The U.S. State Dept. not only stated on Wednesday that Israel has every right to retaliate to defend its citizens, it also did not come up with the usual nonsense of pleading for a “proportional response,” although a true proportional response would be to flatten Gaza.

The Egyptian siege on Gaza, which has included the frequent closure of the crossing at Rafiah, the southern Gaza smuggling capital that straddles the Egyptian-Gaza border, has taken the wind out of the sails of the anti-Israeli chorus that condemns an Israeli siege that does not exist, except on the seas. The Iranian arms ship was clear evidence and support for the maritime embargo.

Hamas has been losing control of Gaza for the past year or so. Rival terrorist organizations are competing with Hamas, whose weakness is symbolized by its public executions and imposition of Muslim law on residents. The Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency added, “Three other Palestinian militant groups also claimed to have participated in the attacks on Israel, including the National Resistance Brigades, the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade.”

After Wednesday’s attacks on Israel, Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called for invading Gaza and taking control.

That would be too good a solution for Gaza’s residents, whose younger generation does not even remember the days of economic prosperity and peace and quiet of the 1970s and early 1980s when Israel officially controlled Gaza but in fact gave local officials a free hand to run their own affairs.

Hamas has a lot more sweating to do before Israel saves Gaza from its Hamas executors.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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30 Responses to “IDF Bombs 29 Terror Targets in Gaza”

  1. The terrorists of Gaza are making war against Israel, because they are firing rockets and mortars at Israel. It is written in the Torah, in Deuteronomy 20:10-18, that God commanded that, in the war, Israel kill all the enemies. Therefore, the State of Israel must kill all the terrorists of Gaza.
    The State of Israel must undo the disengagement. The disengagement was a great error, because it is written in the Torah, in Numbers 33:50-53 and Deuteronomy 1:8 and 30:5, that God commanded Israel to possess all the Land of Canaan, in which is included the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. So, the State of Israel must correct this error, and undo the disengagement, and rebuild Gush Katif and the settlements in the Northern West Bank.

  2. Rikki West says:

    GOOD keep up the great work . SHALOM

  3. Oh you poor Hamas. Well think of it as a Early Hanukkah present. “One for you”, and “one for you”. Don’t worry Akmed we have one for you too! And all you thought you were going to get was a dreidel and some chocolate money. What do you mean you are not Jewish and do not celebrate Hanukkah? Why are you on OUR LAND then? Oh, you celebrate Christmas, and have a cousin in the White House. Surely you are not saying that the US would elect a muslim for president? What’s that Akmed? Oh he lied! The following was a parody dedicated to the late Akmed the Terrorist! G-d Bless Israel!

  4. James Wood says:

    I love the scripture reference at the end of the artical. It’s said what I’ve been saying kill them all. That will cause peace

  5. Love how each side preaches love and peace yet is anything but. Both as bad as one another.

  6. Israel must take definitive action. Whatever is done will be condemned by the rest of the world. If we fight back too strongly ,it will be called disproportionate,If we invade to stop the aggression,it will be called "Israeli aggression". The basic rule in our world is that Jews aren"t supposed to fight back. Israel needs to take whatever action is needed to put an end to repeated attacks. World condemnation be damned.

  7. 29 TARGETS IS NOT ENOUGH

    IT IS TIME TO START CARPET BOMBING GAZA AFTER EVERY MISSILE IS FIRED AT US.

    TEN SQUARE MILES CARPET BOMBED FOR EVERY MISSILE FIRED . . . THE TEN SQUARE MILES SHOULD BE CENTERED ON THE LAUNCH POINT REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT IS A HOUSE, A SCHOOL, A HOSPITAL . . . THEY PICK THE LAUNCH POINTS SO THEY PICK THE RETALIATION AREAS.

  8. JoAnn Morris says:

    Best comment EVER!!! Thanks….Shalom.

  9. Yay! Dead terrorists! Keep up the fire.

  10. Time to level Gaza to the ground!

  11. AND RIGHTFULLY SO. ROCKETS HAVE BEEN FIRED FROM GAZA INTO ISRAEL DAILY FOR A LONG TIME. ISRAEL HAS A RIGHT TO DEFEND ITS PEOPLE.

  12. Israel keep defending yourself

  13. The Arabs are oppressing the Jews. All the Palestine belongs to the Jewish people since the year 1466 BCE, because God gave to Israel all the Land of Canaan, that is the Land of Israel, that includes all the Palestine, as it is written in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh), in Genesis 12:6-7, 15:13-21, 17:1-8, 17:19, 26:1-5, 28:10-14 and 35:9-12 and Numbers 34:13-29 and Deuteronomy 3:8. The Arabs invaded the Land of Israel (Palestine) in the year 635 CE, and the Arabs are stealing the land of the Jews, and the Arabs are killing the Jews through terrorist attacks, and the Arabs of Gaza are throwing rockets at the Jews. Therefore, in order to end the oppression, the State of Israel must kill all the Arab terrorists and expel the Arabs from the Land of Israel (Palestine), as God commanded in Deuteronomy 20:10-18 and in Numbers 33:50-53.

  14. Nicolas I dare you to live in the south of Israel for a few years and feel the fear first hand. Israel had shown much constraint when they have had the right to retaliate on a much larger scale

  15. Tishma le kol ehad jesh efsharut lasim melah ala zanav,o lifnei o aharei drishot

  16. Why don’t you just take Gaza?

  17. Ronny Mol says:

    Since our leaders still are stuck in a leaderless miilitary decision making. At least fire 70 missiles in return for 70 missiles at us. Now according to http://www.debka.com the IAF attacked empty buildings since the weather was cloudy and rainy. Since when did electronics get affected by weather. The F16 is designed to fight in all types of weather. Will the real story come out of the darkness?

  18. Ronny Mol says:

    João Paulo Fernandes Pontes toda rabbah. Dear Mr. Lesher, please realize we live in a dangerous world. End the occupation of Manhattan, NY and give it back to the American Indians.

  19. João Paulo Fernandes Pontes You did a great job here, the so called Palestinians are refugees from all the surrounding Arab countries that have expelled them, Their real home is in Saudi Arabia, and the other Islamic countries. If Islam keeps poking a stick into that behive, they're going to get a good stinging..

  20. Maynard Miller says:

    Great job! Sock it to 'em.

  21. Aryeh Sax says:

    You cannot make peace with people who want to kill you anyway. Tried removing troops and settlers from Gaza, turned it over to the PA. then Hamas took over. If the West Bank got turned over the same way you would have the same results. Then they could send rockets from the West, and Jordan's border would be in jeopardy and theat country could fall to Hamas.

  22. Run Guo says:

    Please lsrael learn some civilised way from your friend America, just be abit offensive, ruthless, and aggressive, specially to those who are obsessed with your utter destruction. It makes me upset to see your suffering every few days.

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