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Leftists Visit Sderot to Protest War Against Hamas [video]

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

On Friday, a busload of left-wingers visited the missile-battered town of Sderot to protest against the war to stop Hamas attacks on Israel.

Their bus carried slogans such as “Put violence behind us” and “No more war, no more bloodshed”.

Noticeably angry Sderot residents told them to take their bus to Gaza and protest there.

Needless to say, the leftists did not get off the bus, and did not run an anti-war protest in Sderot.

IAF Blows Up Terror Tunnel [video]

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Shabbat Roundup: 2 Soldiers Killed in Infiltration, 1 Bedouin Killed by Rocket

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Motzei Shabbat: Cleared for publication.

In a terror attack on Shabbat morning (Shabbat), Gaza terrorists emerged from a tunnel in the Be’eri region and attacked an IDF jeep, killing 2 IDF soldiers.

Sgt. Adar Bresno (20) Nahariya HY”D

Major Amotz Greenberg (45) from Hod HaSharon HY”D

The Hamas terrorists were planning to massacre the citizens of a nearby town.

One of the nine terrorist was killed. The rest managed to escape.

The terrorists were wearing IDF uniforms.

The army believes there may be as many as 20 more tunnels like these entering into Israel.

Additionally, in fighting today in Gaza, 2 IDF officers were seriously wounded, 3 officers and 1 soldier were moderately wounded and 5 soldiers were lightly wounded in battles with the terrorists.

A soldier was wounded on Saturday evening by an IDF tank’s active defense system which activated when an RPG which was launched at the tank. Apparently, the soldier was outside the tank and was seriously wounded by shrapnel. The soldier was transported to Soroka hospital in Beer Sheva for treatment.

 

70 Hamas terrorists have been killed since IDF ground troops entered into Gaza. 34 tunnel entrances have been discovered, 5 of which had already reached under the Gaza border, and into Israel.

Hamas terrorist launched a large number of rockets over Shabbat towards the Tel Aviv area and the rest of Israel.

One of the dozen rockets aimed at the Dimona nuclear reactor killed a Bedouin near Dimona, Aluj Aday (32). Hamas is hoping to hit the reactor and cause a nuclear holocaust in Israel.

That rocket at Dimona also injured two additional members of the man’s family, including a small boy and a baby.

 

The IDF discovered multiple terror tunnels in Gaza, during searches yesterday and today, as well as homes lined with explosives:

Terror tunnel found in Gaza

Terror tunnel found in Gaza

Terror tunnel found in Gaza

Terror tunnel found in Gaza

 

Tunnel in Gaza 3

1st Day of IDF in Gaza [video]

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Instructions from Home Front Command for All Areas of Israel

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Defensive measures to be taken within the 0-40 km radius, Gaza envelope, Ashkelon, Ashdod and Beer Sheva and environs:

When the alert or loud booms are heard, immediately enter the safe room or shelter with the time alloted for your zone.

No meetings or gatherings of more than 300 persons in open or closed area. Gatherings of less than 300 people are allowed with no restrictions.

In the areas of Gaza envelope, Ashkelon, Ashdod and Beer Sheva and environs, activities of kindergartens, camps, or day care centers are suspended.

Workplaces, including those not critical – no restrictions.

Shopping centers: according to restrictions of gatherings, no more than 300 people.  

Areas of Negev, Shefela, Bet Shemesh, Shomron, Yehuda, Dan (Tel Aviv area), Jerusalem, Sharon, Emek Hefer, Jordan Valley (40-80 km):

When the alert or loud booms are heard, immediately enter the safe room or shelter with the time alloted for your zone.

No meetings or gatherings of more than 1000 persons in open area. Gatherings in closed areas are allowed with no restrictions.

Activities of kindergartens, camps, or day care centers – no restrictions.

Workplaces, including those not critical – no restrictions.

Shopping centers: no restrictions, except as according to restrictions of gatherings, no more than 1000 people in open areas.  

Rest of country: routine:

When the alert or loud booms are heard, immediately enter the safe room or shelter with the time alloted for your zone.

Meetings or gatherings – no restrictions.

Kndergartens, camps, and day care centers – no restrictions.

Workplaces, including those not critical – no restrictions.

Shopping centers – no restrictions.

Video of IDF Incursion into Gaza [video]

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Israel Says ‘To Hell with PR’

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Foreign media already are running over  each other with unconfirmed Hamas claims of dead children and instant analyses that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s decision to send ground troops into Gaza precludes bloodbath.

Israel has everything to lose and nothing to gain by standing pat and continuing to gamble that Hamas will not score a direct hit a crowded mall, school or factory while the terrorist regime’s policy of using human shields thwarts the Air Force’s ability to rid Gaza of terrorists and storerooms of thousands of rockets and missiles.

Hamas has nothing to gain from a ceasefire, which would strengthen the hand of its rival Fatah faction, headed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

“Operation Death Wish” is how The Jewish Press described Hamas large-scale attacks on virtually all of Israel, and by all accounts, Hamas has lived up to the name.

If it was counting on Netanyahu to be too afraid to order ground troops into Gaza, it again was mistaken.

If it was counting on the international community to stop Israel, it again was mistaken.

Israel will not win many compliments from foreign media and from supposedly friendly countries, with the possible exception of Canada.

President Barack Obama has been more or less quiet since Israel launched the Protective Edge counter-terror campaign 10 days ago.  He has opposed a ground operation, but Israel no longer considers him as its de facto Secretary of Defense.

Hamas’ decision to bomb try to explode rockets in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and even Haifa finally got the message across to the Israeli government to stop playing footisie.

After a decade of sustaining approximately 15,000 mortar shells, rocket and missile attacks and  after retaliating only enough to draw a ceasefire until the next round of attacks, the government now is ready to admit it is “kill or be killed.”

Hamas’ best weapon right now is the international media. After Wednesday’s raid of a Gaza beach used by terrorists but also crowded with children, several of whom were killed in the bombing, Hamas is reporting that children have been killed left and right.

Foreign media lap up the reports without verifying the facts.

However, one offsetting factor was an official announcement by Egypt late Thursday night, “It is all Hamas’ fault” for not accepting a ceasefire. Hamas in effect gave Israel the green light to hit back at Hamas as hard as it can.

Israel’s decision hold up its head and enter Gaza, even if it means a long-term operation and turns Israel into an “occupier,” puts the international media in its place. It can report deaths of women and children, but it cannot disguise the well-documented fact that Hamas is guilty of war crimes by using innocent civilians as shields for terrorists.

The discovery by UNWRA of a Hamas stockpile of weapons in one of its schools Thursday is only the tip of the iceberg.

Hamas will have a harder time ever in trying to win the war for PR, but if that is the only war it can win, it will be left with nothing.

Sympathy from The New York Times, CNN and the U.S. State Dept. is not going to buy Gazans a sack of potatoes.

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