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August 22, 2014 / 26 Av, 5774
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Search for Mohammed Deif Continues in Gaza City Ruins

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

The bodies of a 14 year old son of Mohammed Deif and a 48 year old woman were pulled from the rubble of a six-story dwelling Wednesday, sources say.

Gazans continue to search the rubble for Deif, the ‘spiritual leader’ of the Izz a-Din al-Qassam military wing of Hamas, in the ruins of the former al-Dalou home in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood of Gaza City.

Deif was meeting with two other top Hamas military commanders, one of whom was Mohamed Yassin, chief of Hamas operations, in the house when Israel Air Force fighter pilots destroyed it with bunker buster bombs in an air strike overnight Tuesday.

The body of 27-year-old Widad, Mohamed Deif’s second wife, and her 7-month-old son Ali, were recovered lateTuesday night following the attack on the home, which belonged t othe al-Dalou family. The building was pulverized into a “pile of dust, debris and twisted metal, and leaving a huge crater in the ground where the building once stood,” said witnesses quoted by the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency.

GOC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Sami Turgeman warned heads of the regional council districts and government entities located near the Gaza border to “prepare for massive rocket fire” prior to the strike.

Deif survived four prior targeted assassination attempts over the years and it is not yet clear whether he survived the strike. He is considered the mastermind behind numerous suicide bombing plots in Israel, particularly during the second intifada (2000-2005) and is held personally responsible for the deaths of dozens of Israelis.

Israeli Air Strikes Eliminate 20 Terror Targets in Gaza

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

At least 20 terror targets were eliminated Wednesday night and into the wee hours of Thursday morning as Israeli fighter pilots flew sorties non-stop in the skies of Gaza.

Local sources said six people were killed in a strike in Rafah, a town that straddles the Gaza border with Egypt and which is a hotbed of terrorist activity and tunnel-digging. A four-story structure was destroyed in the town.

2 Terrorists Dead, 5 Hurt; Hamas Vows ‘Netanyahu Will Pay’

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Two terrorists are dead and five others injured after the Israeli Air Force attacked a terror cell in the Zeitoun section of northern Gaza on Wednesday morning, local and IDF sources reported.

One of the two participated in the missile attack against the coastal city of Ashkelon earlier Wednesday morning, IDF sources said. The other was responsible for rocket launching at Israel earlier in the morning and over the past few months. Hits were confirmed in both attacks, according to the IDF.

An outraged spokesperson for the Hamas terrorist organization told Arab media that [Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin] “Netanyahu is the cause of the collapse of the cease-fire negotiations. Netanyahu will pay.”

Between 11 am and 12 noon, Palestinian Arab terrorists launched more than 25 rockets and missiles from Gaza at Israeli civilians. More than 80 rocket sand missiles have been fired at Israeli civilians since the breach Tuesday afternoon of an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire in effect while Israeli and Arab representatives were in Cairo trying to work out a permanent agreement.

IAF Strikes Hit 20 Gaza Terror Sites in 8 Hours

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

The Israel Air Force struck 20 terror activity sites in Gaza since late Saturday night, up to 8 am Sunday morning, the IDF reported.

By Sunday 8 am, the IDF had destroyed 150 targets in Gaza since the official end of the humanitarian cease at 8 am Friday.

Local Palestinian sources in Gaza said that a 17-year-old was killed in an air strike on Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, but the report could not be confirmed.

IAF Air Strike Targets 3 Terrorists in Jabalya

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Israeli fighter pilots struck the Gaza home of a terrorist in Jabalya late Friday afternoon.

Local sources report that three terrorists were critically injured in the strike.

All IDF personnel reportedly returned safely to base.

Israel Air Force Jets Strafe Rafah Terror Targets

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The southern Gaza border town of Rafah became the latest target for Israeli fighter pilots Thursday morning.

IAF jets flew numerous missions over the town, which sits on the border with Egypt and is host to the region’s only crossing into that country.

For several hours air strikes criss-crossed the town, a hotbed of terrorist activities for more than a decade and the source of thousands of rocket attacks on nearby Jewish communities.

All morning long, Code Red incoming rocket alert sirens have been activated all along the Gaza Belt area.

Rocket attacks were launched at communities around Kerem Shalom, the Eshkol, Sdot Negev and Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council districts, as well as at the coastal city of Ashkelon. Five short-range Qassam rockets exploded in Eshkol, causing some damage but no physical injuries.

Abbas Refuses Israeli Blood Donation as IDF Resumes Bombing Gaza

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Eight day of Hamas’ Operation Death Wish: The Palestinian Authority refused Israeli blood donations, and the Israel Air Force resumed bombing Gaza after a six-hour ceasefire that Hamas snubbed.

“Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency services organization on Monday offered to transfer blood units and donations to the Gaza Strip, but the humanitarian gesture was rejected by the Palestinian Authority,” JNS.org news service reported, in an exclusive attributed to the Israel HaYom newspaper.

“According to MDA Director Eli Bin, the organization then offered to assist the PA by facilitating blood drives involving Palestinian or Israeli Arab donors, but that offer was also rejected.”

Bin said the offer  was a “humanitarian gesture” that “brings us respect as human beings.”

Six hours after Israel accepted the Egyptian ceasefire proposal and held fire while Hamas and Islamic Jihad rejected it and continued to bombard Israel, the Israeli Force bombed 20 concealed rocket launchers, weapons storage facilities and “other operational infrastructure,” the IDF spokesman stated.

Gaza medical sources reported one person was killed in the raids, and according to their count, the death toll as reached 193 while more than 1,400 have been wounded.

If Hamas is hoping a higher casualty figure will make the world feel sorry for the terrorist regime, it should not hold its breath, unless it wants a premature death through self-asphyxiation.

Its refusal to accept the Egyptian ceasefire proposal because it allegedly favored Israel, despite giving Hamas huge lifelines, cost it dearly in the international community. The refusal by the Palestinian Authority to accept donations of Israeli blood was poisoned icing on a cake of diplomatic explosives.

Even  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discarded the usual “balanced” statements aimed at placating both Hamas and Israel and stated, “I cannot condemn strongly enough the actions of Hamas in so brazenly firing rockets in multiple numbers in the face of a goodwill effort to offer a ceasefire, in which Egypt and Israel worked together.”

He added that Hamas is “purposely playing politics” by continuing the rocket fire, using innocents as “human shields… against the laws of war.”

International media finally have begun  given up playing as fig leaf for Hamas’ lies but still holds on to the last straw of Hamas’ phony figures of “civilian casualties”,”

“A Washington Post foreign affairs blogger, Ishaan Tharoor, listed the names, ages, and places of death of the 83 Palestinian Arabs killed in the first three days of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge,” JNS.org reported.

A media watch group exposed the truth behind the deaths.

“In a quick check of the first 24 names, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America’s (CAMERA) Israel office found that one through three were Hamas members. Numbers five through 12 were individuals who rushed into a house previously evacuated after an Israeli warning,” it stated.

“Number 17 was a member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, like Hamas a U.S.-designated international terrorist organization. The fatalities listed 18 through 22 were family members of his. And number 24 apparently was another terrorist, affiliation not confirmed.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/abbas-refuses-israeli-blood-donation-as-idf-resumes-bombing-gaza/2014/07/15/

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