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July 30, 2014 / 3 Av, 5774
Israel at War: Operation Protective Edge
 
 

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Israeli Cabinet Cowed Back Into ‘Tit-for-Tat’ by Obama?

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Has Israel been forced by U.S. President Barack Obama to return to the ‘tit-for-tat’ retaliation strategy that ruled the south prior to Operation Protective Edge?

The IDF destroyed two concealed rocket launchers and a weapons factory in northern and central Gaza late Monday morning, “in retaliation for this morning’s missile attack on Ashkelon,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

However, Hamas terrorists didn’t miss a beat, and launched another barrage of missiles at the Ashkelon Coastal region at about 12:40 pm.

To date, Gaza terrorists have fired some 2,540 rockets and missiles at Israeli civilians since the start of Operation Protective Edge.

The IDF appears to have been forced into standby mode by the political establishment due to pressure from the White House. The Obama administration led a demand by the United Nations Security Council Sunday that Israel carry out another ‘humanitarian’ cease fire.

Hamas has violated every cease fire in which Israel has participated, resulting in the flow of Israeli blood – and not always Jewish at that – and today was no exception.

An Israeli soldier was wounded by Hamas artillery fire in a firefight launched by the terrorists in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun this morning, during the so-called ‘cease fire.’ The soldier is now listed in fair condition at Sheba Hospital in Tel HaShomer Medical Center in Tel Aviv.

Netanyahu Interview on the Cease Fires [video]

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Some highlights:

Israel has accepted and implemented 5 cease fires.

Hamas has rejected and violated every single one of them, including 2 humanitarian cease fires.

Then Hamas called for a cease fire, and quite astounding, violated their own cease fire.

Hamas’ Operation Death Wish’: Rockets Fired from Cemetery [video]

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

IDF aerial footage has caught Hamas terrorists launching rockets on Israel from a cemetery.

Hamas apparently has run out of schools, mosque and hospitals to use as terrorist bases, or its martyrs have completed their round of 72 virgins.

Hamas to Buy N. Korean Weapons as Kerry Pledges $47 Million in Gaza Aid

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

I suppose the timing could be just coincidental.

The Telegraph reports that Hamas has may have already put down a down payment on a secret weapons and communications equipment deal worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Hamas needs the deal to replenish their weapon stockpiles emptied out from attacking Israel. They are also looking to buy new communications equipment to help better coordinate their attacks on Israel.

Keeping in mind that money is fungible and Hamas are experts at redirecting foreign aid, this report comes hard on the heels of the report that US Secretary of State John Kerry is sending $47 million to Gaza for humanitarian aid. $15 million of that aid has been earmarked for UNRWA. UNRWA schools have been used to store Hamas rockets, and UNRWA officials have even transferred rockets to Hamas.

So doing the math, $47 million in US aid to Gaza, is $47 million that Hamas doesn’t need to spend on its population, and that’s before before Hamas takes its cut.

With money like that flowing in, North Korea knows Hamas is good for the money.

Wouldn’t a direct wire transfer from the White House to Pyongyang have saved on the wire transfer fees?

Israel Extends Unilateral Humanitarian Ceasefire while Hamas Shoots

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

The Israel Security Cabinet decided late Saturday night to accept a request of the United Nations and extend the unilateral humanitarian ceasefire despite Hamas’ rocket afire and mortar shelling of Israelis.

The ceasefire by Israel will not affect IDF search and destroy missions against tunnels built by Hamas terrorists to use both to attack Israel and as escape paths.

Soldiers reported that aerial photos do not show large-scale retreats by Hamas terrorists after soldiers take over houses used for launching rockets, indicating that many of the terrorists have fled through underground tunnels.

Hamas resumed attacks on Israel after the end of a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire at 8 p.m. Saturday. Hamas refused to extend the ceasefire, but Israel continued it for four hours until the Cabinet extended it for another 24 hours until midnight Sunday.

Mortar shelling of Gaza Belt communities left one person seriously wounded Saturday night. The Iron Done system intercepted a missile north of Ashkelon, and siren wounded as far north as the Rehovot, in the southern part of metropolitan Tel Aviv.

Hamas attacked Israel with at least one rocket and seven mortar shells on Gaza Belt communities within one hour after Israel announced it was extending the 12-hour humanization ceasefire.

Hamas rejected the ceasefire, stating “No agreement to extending the calm for an additional four hours.”

The the government on Friday rejected conditions of a ceasefire proposed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that would hinder the IDF’s activities to protect Israel.

Ministers reportedly are furious at Kerry for suggesting a ceasefire that would leave Hamas in the driver’s seat.

The IDF reported seven more deaths of Israel soldiers in the past 24 hours, bringing to 42 the number of Israeli troops who have fallen in the Protective Edge war on terror.

12 Hour Cease Fire During Shabbat, Despite Extension, Now Over

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Israel and Hezbollah agreed to a 12 hour cease fire during Shabbat from 8am to 8pm Saturday.

Israeli agreed to extend the cease fire until midnight, but by 8:03pm Hamas was already launching rockets. extension

On Friday night rockets were launched at the Shomron, for the first time.

Iron Dome Intercepts Rocket in Eilat

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted a rocket aimed at Eilat Wednesday night as terrorists from the Sinai or Gaza brought the port and tourist capital into the range of attacks.

Hamas launched rockets on Be’er Sheva three hours earlier and earlier in the afternoon, and all of them exploded in open areas.

One person in the Eshkol region near Gaza suffered light wounds from shrapnel in several rockets attacks  Wednesday.

The Iron Dome system intercepted two rockets aimed at Ashkelon, where an electric generating system supplies power to shouter and part of part of central Israel.

 

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