Ya'alon: Gaza artillery inventory down to 20 percent
Yoav Zitun
Published: 29.09.14, 16:15
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1. Twenty percent, huh?
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (09.29.14)
Well then, why not go in and finish the job? The best time to kick a rabid dog is when it is down. Two things, I see: we can either complain later, or choose not to explain now. The international community has its hands full with ISIS. They won't give us too much trouble -- there is, after all, absolutely no difference between ISIS and Hamas. And if the international community is going to get all hot and bothered and frantic about ISIS, then surely they will understand when Israel simply eradicates Hamas. Strike while the iron is hot.
2. IDF "destroyed" rockets
George ,   Ashdod   (09.29.14)
Basically, southern Israel was hit by approximately 5000 rockets, notwithstanding the "official" IDF numbers. If they have 2000 left, that would mean that the IDF destroyed about 3000 rockets. Ya'alon, as usual, is taking credit for something he didn't do.
3. Sarah B. (and the B stands for?)
Mo ,   Gaza City   (09.29.14)
If there is "absolutely no difference" between ISIS and Hamas, then how is my wife able to drive to a shisha cafe and smoke hubbly with her hair-showing girlfriends EVERY THURSDAY (which by the way is really annoying on a Gaza salary)?
4. yaalon is a good soldier
jerold   (09.29.14)
I trust yaalon but his relationship with bibi has affected him. Hamas could care less if you kill 90% of them or deplete their arms by 80%. They will smuggle and replace any lost. Remember israel took rocket fire for 50 days. So if you extrapolate to hezbollah, , israel will take rocket fire, far larger payloads for 500 days and then yaalon will say hezbollah is down to 10%. No the battle should be joined asymmetrically with the tunnels gassed, multi commando raids, targeting of hamas regardless of civlians and b ooting the press especially cnn out. Specifically, ordinary gazans should be warned that they will be harmed if they are anywhere near rocket emplacments. The idf should also use rocket fire with shrapnel of their own with arab markings to equalize terror. I
5. To: George at No. 2
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (09.29.14)
Doesn't really matter, though, does it? Iron Dome can swat Hamas' missiles out of the sky pretty much at will. That sent a very powerful message to Israel's immediate concerns: Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran. And the Iranians, of course, responded in predictable fashion: the day after Israel unveiled its new drone line (the one that is for sale, of course; the newer ones are highly proprietary), Iran came out and announced its new drone which, to hear Iran's version, can do everything an Israeli drone can do, except far, far better. A day or so ago, the Iranians announced their brand-new better-than-anything-anyone-else-has-or could-possibly-invent missile that supposedly does everything but wash the dishes. But I hold with what I said in my comment at No. 1. The time to finish off Hamas is NOW. Hamas is no different than ISIS -- and you see what is going on now with the non-stop bombing of areas controlled by ISIS -- no one seems to care about civilian casualties; another point to note about how we handle Hamas. Oil fields, refineries and the electrical grids are next. The international community of nations may not care that Hamas and ISIS are ideologically identical, but that's okay. Israel does not owe anyone an explanation. The only people Israel is accountable to are the good people of Israel's southern communities. No justification is required for any action Israel takes to protect its citizens from wanton terrorist attack. And we know it is only a matter of time. May as well get the job done now.
6. #3 you're lucky she wasn't randomly selected as a "spy"
7. Mo...Gaza City.....
Koose E Mack ,   NY US   (09.29.14)
LMAO....Yes Mo, Hamasniks are a great bunch of guys. Most Israelis would love to sit down and have coffee or tea with them.....and then cut their heads of and shit down their neck!
8. #3 Mo
Zeev ,   USA   (09.29.14)
How is it that your wife can do any of that (or that you can pay for it) when Gaza is supposed to be a death camp ghetto turned into rubble by IDF? Isn't that what the fakestinians and their left wing stooges claim all the time?
9. #3, Achmed, there is no need to lie to make your ISIS/Jihadi
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (09.29.14)
10. #3 MO - Hey Mo keep it quiet pal! Trying to get rid of Mrs?
Son of Cyrus ,   UK   (09.29.14)
11. decisions of pm and security cabinet were correct
CJK   (09.29.14)
israel cannot expend all of her efforts on the gaza terror entity when she needs to focus on the north and on iran.
12. To: No. 3
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (09.30.14)
The B stands for brilliant.
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