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embarrassed for y
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January 4 2006 10:46 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
but is it all for show?

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Judgment Failed
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January 5 2006 1:38 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
palestine is basically saying 'holy shit, now what?'


i figure the bickering with israel over gaza will start again soon, or they'll find some other people to pick fights with. then the people can forget about fixing corruption in the government and lawlessness on the streets for while because there's bad guys to blame for it.

sounds kind of familiar...

Broken Hero
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January 5 2006 1:44 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: Judgment Failed

sounds kind of familiar...

and has for the last 1000 years
Back From The Ashe
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January 5 2006 9:56 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
I'm so tired of Hamas and the Middle East in general, if all of Hamas gets liquidated and shot by the Israelis it's because they had it coming.

Weren't these the same clowns who were taunting and shit-talking when Israel gave them back the Gaza strip? What a bunch of immature, ignorant fools.
Back From The Ashe
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January 5 2006 10:49 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Well I'm still tired of hearing about Hamas and their wacky antics.
Jason Voorheees
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November 17 2012 8:53 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
why start a new thread when this is such an old story:

Israel launches scores of airstrikes into Gaza

At least half of the Palestinians killed in the conflict so far have been civilians, including at least eight children and a pregnant woman.

November 17, 2012

(CBS News) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said, widening a blistering assault on Gaza rocket operations to include the prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels.

Correspondent Allen Pizzey reports that, despite vague talk of a cease-fire, Hamas managed to hit a southern Israeli city with four rockets, and retaliation continued unabated.

A massive explosion rocked the Gaza City soccer stadium this morning and speculation was that the target was a rocket launching site. The Israeli bombing campaign expanded into other areas and included the government infrastructure. The cabinet headquarters was flattened.

At least half of the Palestinians killed in the conflict so far have been civilians, including at least eight children and a pregnant woman.

The new attacks, which Gaza officials say left 10 dead, followed an unprecedented rocket strike aimed at the contested holy city of Jerusalem that raised the stakes in Israel's violent confrontation with Palestinian militants and extended the battlefield.

Israeli troops and armor amass along the border with Gaza. Roads have been sealed off and Israeli cabinet has approved to call-up as many as 75,000 reservists setting the stage for a possible ground invasion.

Today the Israeli military deployed a battery of its so-called Iron Dome anti-missile system in Tel Aviv, Pizzey reports. Four are already operational in the south. The idea is they detect and intercept missiles in the air. Such is their success rate that three more have been rushed into production.

Militants, undaunted by the heavy damage the Israeli attacks have inflicted, have unleashed some 500 rockets against the Jewish state, including new, longer-range weapons turned for the first time this week against Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv heartland. Following those attacks, the military deployed an Iron Dome rocket defense battery in central Israel on Saturday. The system, devised precisely to deflect the Gaza rocket threat, was deployed two months earlier than planned, the Defense Ministry said.

Ten people, including eight militants, were killed and dozens were wounded in the various attacks early Saturday, Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra said. In all, 40 Palestinians including 13 civilians and three Israeli civilians have been killed since the Israeli operation began.

The violence has widened the instability gripping the Mideast. At the same time, revolts against entrenched regional regimes have opened up new possibilities for Hamas. Islamists across the Mideast have been strengthened, bringing newfound recognition to Hamas, shunned by the international community because of its refusal to recognize Israel and renounce violence.

A high-level Tunisian delegation, led by Foreign Minister Rafik Abdessalem, drove that point home with a visit to Gaza on Saturday. The foreign minister's first stop was the still-smoldering ruins of the three-story office building of Gaza's prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas.

"Israel has to understand that there is an international law and it has to respect the international law to stop the aggression against the Palestinian people," Abdessalem told The Associated Press during a tour of Gaza's main hospital, Shifa, later Saturday. He said his country was doing whatever it can to promote a cease-fire, but did not elaborate.

It was the first official Tunisian visit since Hamas's violent 2007 takeover of the territory. Egypt's prime minister visited Friday and a Moroccan delegation is due on Sunday, following a landmark visit by Qatar's leader last month that implied political recognition.

President Obama spoke with Israeli leaders on Friday night reiterating Israel has a right to defend itself. He also spoke to Egyptian leaders who are trying to diffuse the conflict.

The Israelis insist everything is Hamas' fault. "We are only interested in one thing - not in capturing territory, not in military victory on the battlefield. We want to bring peace and quiet," said Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev.

Israel had been incrementally expanding its operation beyond military targets but before dawn on Saturday it ramped that up dramatically, hitting Hamas symbols of power. Israeli defense officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential decisions, said military chief Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz personally ordered the scope of the airstrikes to be increased.

Haniyeh's three-story office building was flattened by an airstrike that blew out windows in neighboring homes. He was not inside the building at the time.

The building's security chief said Hamas scored points despite Israel's military superiority.

"Hamas responded to the Zionist aggression and hit them in the depth of their land," he said, referring to rockets aimed Friday at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

Another airstrike brought down the three-story home of a Hamas commander in the Jebaliya refugee camp near Gaza City, critically wounding him and injuring other residents of the building, medics said.

Missiles smashed into two small security facilities and the massive Hamas police headquarters in Gaza City, setting off a huge blaze that engulfed nearby houses and civilian cars parked outside, the Interior Ministry reported. No one was inside the buildings.

The Interior Ministry said a government compound was also hit while devout Muslims streamed to the area for early morning prayers, although it did not report any casualties from that attack.

Air attacks knocked out five electricity transformers, cutting off power to more than 400,000 people in southern Gaza, according to the Gaza electricity distribution company. People switched on backup generators for limited electrical supplies.
Fuck Nazis.
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November 17 2012 12:16 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
"At least half of the Palestinians killed in the conflict so far have been civilians, including at least eight children and a pregnant woman. "

8 children. And how many Israelis were killed again? So far I have only heard of 3.

Lots and lots of innocent people are likely to die... the vast majority of them Palestinians.

I'm no fan of Hamas, but seriously... Fuck Israel.

Also, anyone who claims from the safety of the US that they would fight and die for Israel.. here is your chance... go ask to join their military today!
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November 17 2012 3:21 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Kill kill kill
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November 17 2012 3:43 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Fuck Israel forever.
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November 17 2012 4:15 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: Brett Weir

Fuck Israel forever.

Fuck Nazis.
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November 18 2012 12:02 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: Liam ODonnell M.Div.

but is it all for show?

This show sucks.
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November 18 2012 4:08 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Israel does whatever they want and gets universally condemned, our media talks about Twinkies
da truth
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November 18 2012 4:19 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
twinkies are more important
Jason Voorheees
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November 18 2012 9:42 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Israeli strike kills 9 members of Gaza family

The dead were women and children.

By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times

November 18, 2012, 6:10 p.m.

GAZA CITY — An Israeli airstrike Sunday killed at least nine members of the same family — all women and children — in the deadliest single attack and worst civilian tragedy since the fighting in the Gaza Strip began last week.

Though Israel has expressed pride over its five-day military campaign for limiting civilian casualties, the strike against the Dalu home in Gaza City was likely to test the limits of international support it has received in the battle to stop militants from firing rockets at Israeli cities.

Israeli military officials said they were targeting a Hamas militant in his home, but provided no further information.

But there were conflicting reports about whether the strike killed the home's owner, Jamal Dalu, or his son Mohamed. Hamas' Health Ministry put the death toll at 11, which may include two neighbors. More than 20 people were injured.

On its website, the military wing of Hamas said that the attack on the family "will not go unpunished" and that the group had begun firing rockets at Israel in response. By Sunday night, Gaza militants had fired 114 rockets at southern Israel during the day, hitting buildings in Beersheba, Sderot and Ashdod. Five people were injured by shrapnel from a rocket in Ofakim, near the Gaza border.

The Israeli missile strike was so strong it destroyed the Dalu family's three-story building, blowing out windows blocks away and sending a charred mattress flying into the street.

For hours panicked neighbors and rescue workers clung to hope of finding survivors. While a bulldozer pulled apart pieces of the collapsed walls, volunteers in orange vests scrambled over the wreckage and searched for signs of life.

In a grim, heart-wrenching scene that played out over 90 minutes, the bodies of four children were pulled out one after another.

Each time they found a body, some of the men would yell excitedly and wave their hands at the bulldozer's driver to stop digging, while others would climb down to retrieve the child. As mobs of onlookers chanted "God is great," a rescue worker would race toward a waiting ambulance with a limp, dust-covered child.

"This is a massacre," shouted a distraught Nasser Dalu, 56, a cousin and neighbor, as he watched his relatives being pulled from debris. "What did these children do?"

Israel Defense Forces said it has launched more than 1,000 airstrikes over the last five days, mostly targeting weapons caches and military compounds, in an attempt to put an end to rocket and mortar attacks on communities in southern Israel.

It expanded its targets to include the homes of Hamas leaders; Gaza officials said 17 homes were attacked on Sunday alone. About the same time that the Dalu house was hit, Israel said it targeted Yiyhe Abia, the head of Hamas' rocket-firing squad, in his home nearby.

Sunday's airstrikes brought the death toll in Gaza to 69 people since Wednesday, including at least 24 civilians, hospital officials said. More than 660 Palestinians have been wounded.

Three Israelis were killed when a projectile fired from Gaza hit their apartment complex Thursday.

The strike on the Dalu home inflamed much of Arab world and within hours "aldalumassacre" had become a Twitter hashtag. Some compared the attack to the 2009 shelling of the Samouni house, when 21 members of the family were killed during the previous Israeli assault on Gaza.

The Dalu strike came at a delicate time in the Gaza conflict, as Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has been trying to broker a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas. Despite the heated rhetoric and escalating violence, talks continued behind the scenes Sunday night, Hamas officials said.

Without an agreement soon, many fear Israel will launch a ground invasion. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet on Sunday that Israel is "prepared for a significant expansion of the operation."

At a news conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Obama urged both sides to resolve their differences "without further escalation of violence in the region."

While repeating his previous statements that Israel has a right to press for an end to attacks on its people, Obama said, "If that can be accomplished without a ramping-up of military activity in Gaza, that's preferable. That's not just preferable for the people of Gaza, it's also preferable for Israelis, because if Israeli troops are in Gaza, they're much more at risk of incurring fatalities or being wounded."

British Foreign Secretary William Hague shared Obama's concerns, telling Sky News television that "a ground invasion of Gaza would lose Israel a lot of the international support and sympathy that they have in this situation."

In addition to hitting the homes of Hamas officials, Israel expanded its targets to include buildings used by communications services, leaving several journalists injured early Sunday.

A 1:30 a.m. strike against one building destroyed the 11-floor offices of Al Quds television, a Hamas-affiliated network. Several journalists were seriously wounded, including one whose leg had to be amputated, witnesses said.

Cameraman Mohamed Akhras, 23, said he was working the night shift in case of any breaking stories and had just fallen asleep when the blast buried him and a colleague under furniture and debris.

"Israel targeted us because we are revealing the truth about their crimes," Akhras said, half his face dotted with small shrapnel cuts.

Israeli military officials defended the attacks against the Al Quds site and another Hamas-run communications facility, saying they were trying to destroy rooftop antennas used by militants to communicate.
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November 21 2012 11:15 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
someone took this picture over there a few hours ago: i think it says more than any words could right now:

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November 22 2012 1:37 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
I like it when foreigners (non-palestinians) dismiss the humanity of people who live in a rubble ghetto that the israeli military has to clear you to enter and exit
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