Hamas behind rocket barrage on Israel for first time since 2012
Elior Levy
Published: 30.06.14, 12:09
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1. Hamas behind rocket barrage
jon ,   uk   (06.30.14)
to all the countries who likes the idea of unity Palestinians / Hamas they should stop being an OSTRICH putting their head in the sand and live in denial and using the Palestinians as a tool to be against Israel
2. Well, then ...
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (06.30.14)
... Hamas has changed the rules of the game, haven't they? Now that we know the helpless smile and shrugged shoulders -- it was "them," not us -- are purely a fraud, let's go after Hamas. We won't need two hundred missiles to drive home the point; but we do need to take out the leadership. Worried about what might ensue? Not I. I know what will ensue. They will fight amongst one another -- scorpions in a bottle that they are -- and will produce more "palestinian" deaths than Israel ever has. Go for it. A destabilized enemy is the best friend that Israel can hope for. And there will be no support from the Arab world -- certainly not from the countries that actually matter. ISIS -- or the "caliphate" -- is the far bigger threat. They're causing a considerable amount of fear in Ankara, and the Turks -- predictably enough -- are (for the first time, ever) pleading with NATO to do something. Just not the Turks, you see, because they have always maintained that it is just plain wrong to require Moslems to target brother Moslems. I doubt they still feel that way, though. Job one for Israel is to take out Hamas' leadership. Job two is to sit back and watch the carnage ensue. Let the world see what the "palestinians" are all about. And if Turkey collapses? Don't think NATO will let that happen, but, even if it does -- guess who will slide right in? Putin and Co.
Jew 6Pack ,   ATLANTA GA USA   (06.30.14)
BECAUSE Israel FAILED TO TEACH THE SCUD(scum) Launchers a lesson they would soon not forget. As long as Israel plays this stupid, (barely any real damage or consequences,) "tit for tat" teaser campaign the rockets will continue... Israel can stop the whole charade with one well enacted continuing strike of "laying a completely wasted/leveled/cratered/smoking" one gazan block at a time with depleted uranium as a dusting, the way you stamp out roaches. Until enough blocks reduce useable gaza territory to 1/6 the size it is now to a smaller more manageable size. Sans rockets.
4. Beg to differ - but rockets started b4 killing of Hamas man.
barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (06.30.14)
5. Hey, Left!
Ariel ben Yochanan ,   Kfar Tapuah, Efraim   (06.30.14)
B"H - Hey, Left! Let's remind your readers that it was a brilliant idea to give Gaza to the enemies of the Jews, to buy peace, as you said at the time. What a bunch of losers you are!
6. hamas behind rocket attack
tomer ,   jerusalem   (06.30.14)
and where is the iron dome? how many rockets did it take down?
7. By not making peace with moderates
Israel is supporting extremists and now is reaping what it has sown again and again. Long live the settlements. The blood that has been shed over them and that will be shed in the future is surely worth it.
8. Arabs ONLY understand power, that's why they're stronger
Chaim ,   Israel   (06.30.14)
As long as the Zionists are weak and pathetic cowards only hitting some empty lot because of their fear for the UN's and Hussein Obama's reaction, the Arabs will continue firing their deadly rockets. They have the green light to continue, why shouldn't they?
9. In Gaza,Palestinias still keep each other in refugee camps!?
10. To: Facebook Bunny Kearns
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (06.30.14)
Well, don't worry. I'm sure you will be very pleased now that Hamas has been inextricably and irrefutably linked to the recent escalation from the Gaza Strip. Let me guess -- you will be crying tears of pure, unadulterated joy when Israel hits back, and hits back hard. Exactly what do you think would be left of Gaza should Israel decide to respond measure for measure? You know -- 200 of their missiles fired at Israeli civilians; 200 of OUR missiles fired at Gaza's civilians? Not 199; not 201. Just 200. There won't be two bricks left standing one atop the other in Gaza, but -- hey -- they started. We will finish. And why should Gaza's civilians be the recipient of any more care and concern than that which Hamas displays towards Israeli civilians? Methinks your flippancy will go the way of most severe attacks of diarrhea. Good thing your lip service support of the "palestinians" doesn't actually extend to putting yourself in harm's way. That makes you a phony and a fraud. Rachel Corrie, for all her stupidity, at least put herself in the line of fire. You're too much of a coward.
11. To: No. 7
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (06.30.14)
That's one way to look at it. The other way is simply for Israel to assert its rights as the victor in a defensive war, and simply to annex Judea and Samaria in its entirety. It is very important to keep in mind that the "palestinians" in Judea and Samaria are NOT stateless. Israel is thus not required to extend citizenship to them. What Israel DOES have the right to do is repatriate them wholesale to Jordan (country of their citizenship), but that would simply create problems for Jordan and, what with the new, loudly-trumpeted "unity agreement" between Hamas and the "palestine" authority, Israel can simply deport them to Gaza. You've sold me on the fact that there will never be peace between the "palestinians" and Israel short of Israel simply ceasing to exist. What you have NOT sold me on is your incorrect assumptions that the settlements in Judea and Samaria are to blame. They are not. Conquered territory belongs to the conqueror -- indisputable in this case, because it was Jordan that declared war against Israel in 1967; not the other way around. If you think for a moment that the "palestinians" would be content merely with Judea and Samaria, you are dead wrong. First of all, it will be impossible to uproot the settlements unless Israel is looking for civil war. Which Israel is not. Secondly, the next demand would be for Haifa, Jaffa, Akko and other cities in Israel proper. There is no such thing as a "palestinian" moderate. Abbas and his motley crew are just as terrorist and just as rejectionist as Hamas and Hezbollah. If you think otherwise, then you are a fool.
12. To: Ariel at No. 5
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (06.30.14)
At least it gives us a place to which we can deport West Bank Arabs. Let the "palestinians" fight one another 'til the proverbial cows come home. And should missiles continue to fly from Gaza, Israel will respond in kind. Much easier to keep them penned in the cesspool that is Gaza than to control them in Judea and Samaria. We can have a very friendly border with Jordan once we remove the threat of repatriating West Bank Arabs to Jordan. Right now, I'd say we're in the catbird seat on that one -- the only country that will come to Jordan's rescue against ISIS (or, the "Calphate," as they have now styled themselves) and the insurgents in Syria is Israel. From their perspective, the United States cannot be trusted, and the Russians would exact too great a price. Besides, the Russians did not acquit themselves terribly well in Afghanistan; worse, in fact, than what is happening to the United States in Afghanistan, and the mess the U.S. and NATO have left behind in Iraq. Turkey is about to plead for help -- as a NATO member state -- but that isn't likely to happen. Israel could end up having to protect and defend Turkey -- but for that, we will exact a VERY heavy price. But the Turks are not in a position to argue much. As much as they may object to Israel seeing to their defense, they're likely to object far more should Putin move south a bit. If anyone thinks that Russia has abandoned its dream of year-round warm water access to the world's waterways ... think again. Istanbul is not a big port. Mersin is; as is Iskenderun. That's what the Russians have their eyes on. Frankly, the Turks would much rather do business with Israel. But Israel will exact a price. Won't make the Turks very happy, but -- who cares?
13. Frederic Sroussi Facebook
Hamas and the Arabs have one thing to lose: land. The only thing that would be intolerably painful is the loss of land to the Jew. That is why Netanyahu's refusal to build Jewish houses in response to Arab terror is no less than collaborating with Hamas.
14. To Sarah B #2
Corey ,   Canada   (06.30.14)
I really enjoy your posts. As to your suggestion about taking out Hamas' leadership and what you think will ensue, I have to disagree. If Israel takes out the leadership (or elements of the leadership), the Palestinians will fill the void with underlings and respond with a huge, continuous barrage of missiles on Israel. Israel will of course respond with a massive aerial assault, and possibly even a ground invasion a la Pillar of Defense, but they won't be able to stop the rocket fire. It will all predictably end in a few days with a ceasefire -- brokered by Egypt -- and Hamas claiming "victory." Then rinse and repeat in a couple of years.
15. UN Programs Perpetuate Crisis
ik ,   USA   (06.30.14)
It's great that the UNRWA pays to keep these poor suffering refuges in their squalid camps. That way they can afford to buy rockets to shoot at Israel.
16. Camps under Hamas command?
Marianne ,   Belgium   (06.30.14)
it's a joke? For the names of the camps: Deir Al Balah, Al Bureij et Al Maghazi... Be precise and believable.
17. #11 You don't seem to understand one thing Sarah
And it is that Israel is not making peace with Palestinians, or with Arabs. Israel is making peace with the world. Palestinians may demand Haifa or whatever but the world does not. The world has already defined what it recognizes as Israel's borders and if Israel doesn't agree it will face the consequences. Your children will thank you and leave for a better future abroad.
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