IDF chief to commanders: Don't just fire at random houses
Yoav Zitun
Published: 19.11.12, 22:50
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1. wow!
european   (11.19.12)
"IDF chief to commanders: Don't just fire at random houses" so none other than the army chief has to explicitly say that to commanders - why on earth?? is it because they normally "just fire at random houses"? if it wasn't so tragic all this would be so funny.
2. happy news for palestinian children
Fadi ,   Nablus   (11.19.12)
minutes ago ..another 4 children were killed
3. Right, don't fire at random houses, for you will transgress
Israel Left ,   Galut Mentality   (11.19.12)
the law of "unfair competition", as only the terrorist may shoot at random houses, schools and hospitals and then ask for a truce.
4. Palestinian terrorists !!!!
Jared ,   Stillwater USA   (11.20.12)
From what I have seen so far, Israel is the only terrorist here, judging by the number of civillians (children)killed by IAF, it makes me sick in my stomach that I helped pay for those F-16's. PLEASE STOP!
5. #2 - interesting you're from Nablus
William ,   Israel   (11.19.12)
So you should remember the many kids who playfully jump on Israeli APCs as they drive through town, and during the Intifada how Al-Aqsa members pulled kids from school to go out and confront the IDF who arrived in town looking for gunmen. The same use of kids as human shields continues, unabated and uncontested from people like you. Do you believe Hamas and others have a right to place YOUR family ahead of them for their "operations"? What would you say if a rocket battery shows up next door to your house? Would you welcome them as the "holy resistance" or will you turn white as you see your family become targets overnight?
6. Fadi # 2
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (11.20.12)
But they didn't die like the Fogel children.
7. #1 - firing at random homes is not an IDF policy
William ,   Israel   (11.19.12)
The IDF Chief isn't speaking to the 99.999999% of soldiers who obey that rule but rather the rest who might have an idea to ignore it and hit a home he thinks has terrorist elements but was not directed to. As you can see, the civilian death toll in this asymmetrical war of terrorists using human shields and the IDF trying to take out rockets used to commit war crimes, is still very low.
8. Typical Israeli news. But 11 of the same family is not news?
Semer ,   World   (11.20.12)
Lies lies and more lies
9. Post Shoah Judaism
zivron   (11.20.12)
Post Shoah Judaism demands Detterant Powers but killing children is loat
10. Post Shoah Judaism
zivron   (11.20.12)
Post Shoah Judaism demands Detterant Powers but killing children and civilians ought be prevented stringently .
11. Israel, stop bumbling around...
Nathan Rai ,   Bangalore   (11.20.12)
Israel, Hezbollah is watching and listening. It would serve your future better, if you do not publicly doubt your own. This is a war against an enemy sworn to your destruction. An enemy that stores its arms in homes, mosques and in civilian infrastructure. An sick enemy that is happy and proud that it hides behind women and babies... Do not doubt your own in public. Hezbollah is watching. The world needs you to win emphatically against the Jihadis. Because your today is our tomorrow...
12. War vocabulary for Dummies
Tom W ,   USA   (11.20.12)
There are no Hamas terrorists and armed men, gunmen in Gaza, there are none. Only children, old men and women populate that part of the world. Only peaceful children and peaceful people are victimized by the "evil Jews", Hamas terrorists never get a hit. The same "Newspeak" (Orwell 1984) coming from everywhere, be it Afghanistan, Pakistan....always "wedding parties", "old men", "children", etc. fall victim to the evil USA, but never the terrorists like the Taliban. Astonishing invention by the media word-wardens and word-smith propaganda crew.
13. They never did fire at "random houses"
Rabbi Yakov Lazaros ,   USA   (11.20.12)
They only fired at buildings where they suspected that terrorists were hiding. How can Israel be expected to win with a Chief of staff like that. They should not agree to a truce unless Hamas comes begging. That will only happen when Israel turns up the heat and stops supplying them with food and electricity.
14. Hamas is using children as human shields
Cyla Stern ,   Woodmere, NY USA   (11.20.12)
Palestinian children are killed because HAMAS is using them as a HUMAN SHIELD. Israel is trying to get rid of terorists, but they are hiding amoung children and woman, they know that Israel is very carryful not to hit children. HAMAS doesn't care about their citizens, just oposit. They are very happy when they can show "what Israel is doing to Palestinias".
15. Children
Edouard ,   Montreal Canada   (11.20.12)
The true is that israel is trying all they can to avoid civilian casualty The trueis also is that Hamas terrorists are using kids as human shield to protect themselves and to use the images of wounded kids for they own propaganda in case this same kids get hurt Also this same Hamas terorists are trying all they can to kill israelis civilians, ,innocents children if pausible If israel would want GAZA would be transform into a big grave with millions of terrorist body's in it The true is that Israeli are civilize And are just trying to protect they own citizens from barbarians TERORISTS Finally on day we willbe force to finish with GAZA and gazean
16. Don't just fire at random houses !
Amram ,   Toronto, Canada   (11.20.12)
Only Hamas is allowed to do that !!
17. Pallies are terrorists PAL
Lechaiem ,   Israel   (11.20.12)
You are just another antisemite. Stay sick. You don't live here. I'm in Beer Sheva and feel the pressure. You are sick and live savely in the USA. How will the Israeli feel. How many people you killed in Afghan and other countries. You where atacking, we defend oureself. G'ds bless
18. #22 Fad, Ask you shall recieve
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,   ISRAEL   (11.20.12)
payment in like kind, with interest added Better yet, stop hiding your cowards in school yards, Mosques & Hospitals
19. #2 Fad "Palestinian Children"
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,   ISRAEL   (11.20.12)
do that include tthose the Hamas uses for human shields,which Fathi Hammad brags about ? His video is all over Youtube, watch & be educated
20. #1 and #2 and #4
joemoer ,   israel   (11.20.12)
i assume from your remarks that your main concern is that more have died on the gaza side than the israeli side. maybe israel should just do what the hammas does and just shoot 1,128 rockets and mortars into populated ares of gaza , instead of putting our pilots and airforce at dont seem to have any concern that rockets from gaza are being shot at civilians in israel ,,what concerns you more is the death toll. do you have any idea what the death toll would be like if we answered every rocket fired at our civilians with a rocket back at the same area. number four ...maybe you should ask yourself how a population that according to press reports does not have any food or medical surplies can afford to spend so much on rockets that are used to attack us. i am sure that not one person in israel is happy when a civilian is killed for that is not our aim...we are trying to stop rockets being shot at us ...we are trying to live
Israeli ,   Haifa   (11.20.12)
You are so totally in. LA-LA land!!!!!!
22. #21 regarding #12
Hertzel ,   Tveria   (11.20.12)
You misunderstood his sarcastic comment....
23. First of all terrorist's infrastructures
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (11.20.12)
must be targeted. Electric plants, water storages, factories and shops ( in which foods are sold from israeli aids ) A new tactic would be, if Israel decide to attack all type of vehicles parking on the streets. If all cars and buses are destroyed arabs must use donkeys and mule to transport missiles. A lot of time longer, so their capabilities will drop significantly.
24. If...
Jew1 ,   Ashdod   (11.20.12)
If our useless leaders have decided to go for lull, then atleast do one thing, to and bomb all those buildings and areas who are sending all those rockets on us. First flat those areas and then go for lull.
25. To #1
MJ   (11.20.12)
You are the Funny one, for sure you are of those who think the terrorist are just playing games and they...for sure...don't fire at our houses and are so naive or...without brain?!!! Go take care of your own issues, don't get involved on what is not your own business and let Israel take care of their own issues!!! G.OD is alive and HE is the same today and forever, HE is the ONE worthy of GLORY in Israel everyday, HE does miracles and miracles in Israel every time a rocket is fired to Israel protecting HIS people; HIS promisses are true and AMEN!!!
26. #1 #4 #20 Israeils are far from the Truth
Anton ,   Jerusalem   (11.20.12)
You are far from the truth, you are brain washed by your media you can't see normal anymore. Gaza has the second highest population on earth, unemployment is more than 45%, they live in open air prison for years, Israeils seige on gaza is driving people to go crazy a laptop price in jerusalem is 1/3 less than in Gaza! average wage is 100$ a month! 80% of gaza need food stamps i can continue for ever and all that is the casue of israeli occupation wake up people please wake up and ask yourselfes what is Israel doing to Gaza people and children stop generalizing if a crazy stupid as***** killed the Fogel Family thats not palestinians all! we condemn such acts how many israeils killed palestinians? and yet we cannot generalize! you are brain washed by your media and cant see the truth, Gaza deserves Freedom... yet you say the terrosits of gaza dont want peace .... Abbas has been stretching has hand for peace for decades and yet you cannot negotiate! Palestinian forces arrest people who through stones in bethlehem, nablus, hebrom to protect the Israeils and yet you dont want peace..... so the Israeli equation is: Abbas=Peace YET WE DONT WANT Hamas= Terror YET You dont want..... so please someone tells me what you want??
27. To Fadi, SHAME on you all for using
marcy ,   concerned person   (11.20.12)
your children as human shields. What is it with you guys, you hate your kids?? enough said!
28. Elected Terrorists
Guru ,   Bangalore, India   (11.20.12)
People of Gaza have elected Hamas Terrorists to be their representatives. Obviously these people have been ill-fed and hate is filled in their blood. How can Israel rely on such civilians / Hamas? Israel must take extreme posture right away otherwise these will pose new deadly threats and challenges. Also never ignore actual conduits of this was who are financially, technically, politically feeding Hamas. U.S. ally with Israel is legitimate but clandestinely supporting Hamas or other terrorist groups must be condemned with strict action.
29. #26. Anton: why are you gushing nonsense?
Tom W ,   USA   (11.21.12)
It's crazy that one must repeat over and over again at no end that Hamas declared that its goal is the destruction of Israel. Hamas destroyed the greenhouses that the departing Jews donated to them free of charge and started quassam shooting into Israel. Hamas lobbed the rocket salvos as soon as the Jews left Gaza. You Islamic shills are devoid of basic common sense and human decency. Really, when one reads your lying tirades one cannot help but sadly realize that there is no hope to deal with radical Islam but with overwhelming force. We want you stop your obsessive Jew hatred and accept that Israel will stay in her historical homeland forever. Give up suicide terrorism and don't deny that you Palestinians are willing to slash the throat of sleeping babies. It's outrageous that even here you are denying the bestiality of the killers of Fogel family.
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