IDF: Hamas' military wing intact
Hanan Greenberg
Published: 29.12.08, 18:38
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1. please god of israel
please protect our jewish souls, our jewish soldiers as they enter the gaza hell hole. keep them safe. keep them alive and protect their bodies from harm. direct them away form harm and shelter them for eternity. am israel chai. i am so proud of you idf/iaf for your bravery, your rightious sacrifice in the job of protecting your holy nation. the entire world is with you, behind you and in front of you. go in peace, go in health and go in triumph. you are the apples of god's eyes, the souls of the macabees. you are the best ever. may god protect and keep you safe. come home alive. come home fast to your families. come home secure and unharmed. we love you and stand behind you....all of us in this sane and peace loving world. good luck and god's speed. baruch ata adoni, eloheinu melech haolam sjhe kidshanoo be mitvotave .... all christians of the world united behind jews and idf. christopher paris, france
2. Careful/less news coverage
Israel Watchdog ,   Akko, Israel   (12.29.08)
We appreciate the news coverage, but please, not at the expense of giving advanced knowledge/strategy to the enemy.
3.  The IDFmust take time to destroy Hamas
AlbertoGA ,   St. George UT, USA   (12.29.08)
Simple anything less will not solve the situation. The price Hamas has to pay is the destruction of all their armement and the leadership has to die . Then only, their is a chance for a durable Peace
4. Olmert adds another failure to his list
I'm leaving ,   This shitty country   (12.29.08)
5. What, so ahat have you been bombing
Iyal ,   RG   (12.29.08)
6. sned the boys in to finish the job
zionist forever   (12.29.08)
7. Ohlmert's failure has two legs now
David ,   London, UK   (12.29.08)
Zippi and Barak
8. Deja vu, Lebanon War
Jan ,   SWEDEN   (12.29.08)
9. Boots on the ground doing a Milonga
Gideon Reader   (12.29.08)
No war is ever completely won without boots on the ground. Also a real good testing ground for new equipment, R&D, intel seeding & recovery, training junior officers and NCO's and lastly a marvelous opportunity to kick the crap out of the BG's. Kill 'em and break their stuff. Sort of a very serious hearts and minds of the Luca Brassi school of military thinking.
10. Calkl up the reserves pronto..This is all out war.
Al   (12.29.08)
Stop believing in illusions.. The Arabs are in it for a fight to the finish. Hizbollah is simply waitiing for the signal from Syria, to lay down a barrage the likes of which hasnt been seen since Stalingrad. Stop playing dead and hoping for a miracle..Harness all the forces available. This is showtime in a 15 round bout. What has transpired is nothing to what will happen. The entire civilian populaltion must be mobilized and the arab sector placed under military governance. This is akin to the British War Measures Act used in a time of national emergency. You have hostile forces at your borders and in your own country thanks to the suicidal policies of past regimes. Its showtime and the question that has to be asked is are you ready? Egypt Syria and Jordan will join the fight once they see that no one will stop them. Obama aside from his nonsense is not to be trusted. His advisor AXELROD is not a lover of Israel. The EU is anti-semitic to the core afterall they murdered along with the Nazis 6 million of our own. In efect Israel has no friends save for the millions of Jews around the world who are ready to help. Israel its up to you...We hope and pray that you will be victorious.
11. let us pray for the IDF
12. you cant destroy them but you can hurt their abilities
zionist forever   (12.29.08)
You can never destroy Hamas military wing you cut off one head and it will grow a new one to replace it. What can be done is destroy recources and damage their physical abilities to carry our attacks. If Barak & Livni are willing to risk election votes then they will authorise the neccesary ground operation because air strikes alone won't solve the problem they can only act as a first stage to a larger operation if its going to be done properly and we are going to do Hamas serious damage thats going to take them a long time to recover from. Half finish the job and the whole thing has been a waste of recources becase the job won't get done properly.
13. It’s not to late....
Theo ,   Netherlands   (12.29.08)
It’s not to late, stop hating the Jews and stop killing them, repent and you will be blessed. Your not fighting against men but against the G^D of Israel and you will lose not only your life. Make your change NOW.
14. Only one solution
Joseph ,   Israel   (12.29.08)
No one talks about the only way to defeat the Hamas and bring peace. It is not bombing attacks and ground assaults. Israel must accept a cease fire and start massive building of Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria. Only the permanent loss of land will bring the Hamas to surrender.
15. hamas
mike ,   Seattle   (12.30.08)
I realize it is easy for me to say this since I am in the U.S. and have never served in any armed forces or been in combat, but to me there is no alternative but to destroy Hamas. Hamas has declared that it intends to destroy Israel and kill as many Jews as possible. They have fired thousands of missiles into Israel over the last few years. They lose their right to complain of the level of Israel's response. If the goal of Hamas is to destroy Israel, it is totally legitimate for it to be Israel's goal to destroy Hamas, and all that support it. Israel should not apologize for killing civilians by accident until Hamas apologizes for killing Israeli civilians on purpose. If the State of Israel stands for anythiing, it must stand for this above all: NO ONE GETS TO KILL JEWS FOR FREE ANYMORE.
JERRY ,   ST LOUIS MO   (12.30.08)
Hamas will only stop when they love their children more than they hate jews.
17. Giving cholera to cure dysentry
Daniel ,   Tel Aviv   (12.30.08)
up until last sat, 8 yrs and thousands of hamas rockets killed just 10 israelis, ust a measure of how useless these mortars are. Now, of course hamas will emerge, just like hizbulla, stronger and more militant and likely to resume its suicide bombings again in major cities in revenge. We had 4 yrs of quiet here in tel aviv and other cities which was something, now we all face more bloodshed on our street.s war extracts a price on all sides, now it is the palestinians in gaza who are paying, but soon, we will all pay the price for the foolishness of our government. it would have been very easy to avoid all of this if we just talked to hamas (they were elected after all) and agreed a truce that eased the blockade on gaza, released shalit and stopped the rockets. now, welcome to a third intifada and a few more years of bloodshed.
18. #17, hmm I think you need study some history
Danny   (12.30.08)
Firstly, there may have been quiet in TA but there has been near non-stop shelling in the south. Are they less Israeli than you and me[I also live in TA]? Shame on you for your lack of concern about your fellow Israelis. Secondly, we have no suicide bombings in TA because we built a wall, and retook the West Bank and because our army systematically hunted down and KILLED the "militants" in the West Bank and have retained that chokehold. Thirdly, have you ever listened to what Hamas actually says? There is no piece with them. None. With Hizbullah and Hamas it is a zero sum game.
19. please god of israel
emjay ,   Los Angeles CA USA   (12.30.08)
I would like to add: May all of israel be united under one front against the enemy. emjay los angeles, California
20. Daniel from Tel Aviv
Ilan ,   Miami   (12.30.08)
It’s hard to respond credibly from the comforts of Miami, but “just 10 israelis”? You must be kidding!!! Even one Israeli is one too many. If just one missile would have landed in Tel Aviv you would have responded differently to Israel’s latest actions. The problem is that you, just like the government, are treating the brave people of Sderot as second-rate citizens.
21. Hamas will never agree to a truce
Hector   (12.30.08)
Israel is fighting with one hand behind its back and is trying not inflict too many civilian casualties because of world public opinion. But Hamas has no scruples and will gladly kill as many Israeli civilians as they can and the world will support Hamas as "freedom fighters". Israel has to start inflicting massive civilian casualties as would Hamas if the shoe were on the other foot. Let world public oipinion be damned and put and end to the Hamas crazies once and for all.
22. Fight the terrorists, defeat them and destroy them.
Robert Bernier ,   Tel Aviv   (12.30.08)
The West should not be the only one to respect the Geneva convention. As has been proven since 60 years, unfortunately, peace is not an option in this part of the world. The Muslims in general and the Arabs in particular do not make a lasting peace. The maximum that Israel can aim for is a temporary limited ceasefire or an armistice. We should not accept a limited ceasefire or an armistice, but fight the terrorists, defeat them and destroy them. We should stop them with a clear cut victory as explained at :
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