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Israel escalates Gaza offensive; 85 Palestinians killed so far

Discussion in 'Middle Eastern Politics' started by steveox, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. steveox

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    JERUSALEM -- Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault targeting hundreds of Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip Thursday as Palestinians reported the strikes also hit a home and a beachside cafe, raising the total number of people killed in this week's offensive to at least 85. Israel's missile defense system also once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's two largest cities, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

    Military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said Israel struck more than 320 Hamas targets overnight, focusing on underground tunnel networks and rocket launching sites. In all, the military has struck 750 sites since the offensive began on Tuesday.

    Israel has mobilized 20,000 reservists for a possible ground operation into Gaza, but for the time remains focused on maximizing its air campaign, Lerner said. A ground invasion could lead to heavier civilian casualties on the Palestinian side and put Israeli ground forces in danger.

    Neither side is showing any sign of halting their heaviest fighting since an eight-day battle in late 2012. Israel says that Hamas must cease rocket fire from Gaza for Israel to consider a truce. Militants have fired hundreds of rockets, striking across the length of Israel and disrupting life across the country.

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    This is all because the muslims killed 3 jewish teens. You see the jews don't put up with this shit against Palestinians that do shit to them. But U.S puts up with Mexico. I guarantee you when Rick Perry becomes President all this will change. He's gonna say if Mexico abducts our citizens again its an act of war. If Mexico lines their military and crosses our border its an act of war and will result an invasion. This will make Mexico listen up and listen good.
     
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    Invade ? Nope. Blow up a few cartel haciendas maybe. But that will just tick them off.
     
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    Israel is threating to roll tanks in Gaza next.
     
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    There is a huge difference invading rhode island vs texas. Ask anyone who ever tried to invade russia
     
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    Well,Hitler did
     
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    And it was his undoing
     
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    There have been no deaths or injuries in Israel . How is this fight fair?
     
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    Because israel now have hi tech weapons like their defense missile program is much better now. Almost just as good like the Patriot PAC3 that the U.S air force has.

    This should worry IRAN
     
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    Want a fair fight, watch commercialized boxing matches.

    There is no such thing as "fair" in war. The aggressors are getting their asses handed to them and rightfully so!
     
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    Why in the world would you want a fair fight ? You fight to win so you dont fight unless you know victory is assured. Read "the Art of War" sometime.
     
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    One doesn't read "the Art of War" until one's 5th degree .... ;)
     
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    America never fights fair.
     
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    Tell that to the soldiers around the world who are fighting these animals bound by the Rules of Engagement.

    Moreover tell that to the US and British soldiers who have been jailed for breaking these rules!
     
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    Really??? thats not what John Kerry said
     
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    Who the hell is John Kerry?
     
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