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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Welcome to Operation Protective Edge - Homes of senior Hamas officials hit

Good morning from London Heathrow Airport (another post for another time - I found the only security in the world that's worse than the TSA).

While I was crossing the Atlantic, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge, hitting more than 50 Hamas targets during the night, including the homes of several senior Hamas officials.
The IDF Spokesperson's Office said on Tuesday morning that 50 targets in Gaza were hit, including the homes of four Hamas officials.
Those officials include:
1. Iyad Sahikh - senior Hamas official in Gaza city directly responsible for rocket fire on Israel; 
2. Abdullah Khashash - "repeat offender" in facilitating rocket fire against Israel, living in Rafah; 
3. Samer Abu Daka - senior Hamas official in Khan Younis, active in facilitating terror against Israel [in general]; and
4. Hassan Abdallah - Hamas official in Khan Younis responsible for the current round of rocket fire on Israel. 
Meanwhile, Hamas’s “military wing”, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, threatened to cause “an earthquake” and expand the range of its rockets following Israel’s airstrikes in Gaza.
A statement by the group said that the attacks on homes in Gaza “crossed all the red lines” and added, “We will respond by expanding the range of our targets.”
JPost adds:
The IDF struck 50 targets throughout the Gaza Strip late Monday night and early on Tuesday, marking the start of Operation Protective Edge, launched to extinguish Hamas rocket fire on Israel. Forty seven targets were hit by Israel Air Force aircraft, and an additional three were hit by Israel Navy ships off the coast of Gaza.
"We are entering into a long operation," a senior IDF source said. "We are only at the start. Patience is required. We are preparing further steps and a gradual expansion of our order of battle," the source said, referring to a growing presence of Ground Forces deployed to the Gaza Border. The operation is being led by the IDF's Southern Command. 
During the overnight strikes, the IDF hit 18 underground rocket launchers, dozens of homes belonging to Hamas members, three Hamas command and control facilities, and then targets described by the source as "infrastructure." Most of the air strikes targeted Hamas, though some targeted other terror groups that have been involved in recent projectile fire on Israel.
The IDF is currently gathering intelligence ahead of its next wave of strikes, according to the source. In recent hours, Hamas fired rockets at Kiryat Malachi, and at Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha in the Eshkol region.
"We are preparing to add to our two special infantry formations that are on the Gaza border, and which are now busy with efforts against [cross-border] attack tunnels," the source said.
"We have fully deployed Iron Dome batteries. And we are moving towards a significant phase of the operation, in terms of attacks on targets," he added.
It's time to eliminate Hamas. It's long past time. 

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At 10:11 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Bismillahir-Rahmaanir-Rahim ... Gaza, that's the name of a stretch of land covering an area of ​​no more than 360 sq. km. Being in Southern Palestine, "sandwiched" between the Zionist occupiers of land controlled by Israel, Egypt, and the Mediterranean Sea, and surrounded by a wall along its land.
Israel had long been "eager" to master this region. Na
mun, let alone master, in order to enter into it only Israel is very difficult.
There have been many ways that they do to subdue this small town. Meetings that make people's blockade of Gaza difficulty obtaining foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, and energy, has been conducted since 2006 until now. However, the population of Gaza persisted, even over the Zionist occupation of Gaza resistance became stronger.
Israel finally attack "all-out" to the region since December 27, 2008 until January 18, 2009. They "would throw" hundreds of tons of bombs and exert all the power to reserve forces.
However, once again, the state is classified as having the strongest military in the world must withdraw from Gaza.
On paper, the ability of an AK 47, RPG anti-tank rockets, mines, as well as some types of locally made rockets are commonly used by Palestinian fighters, will not be able to face the Israeli army Merkava tanks backed known greatest in the world. Especially facing advanced fighter aircraft F-16 Apache attack helicopters, as well as thousands of tons of "sophisticated bomb" made in the USA.
However, there is no "other forces" that make the mujahidin were able to make "the occupiers" were to pull out of Gaza in the face of downcast, though only armed with ancient weapons.
That is the help of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala given to fighters devout and sincere.


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