The IDF launched an attack on Hamas terrorist targets Saturday in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire launched from the enclave. There were nearly a dozen ceasefire violations on Thursday alone. Within a 48 hour period between Tuesday and Wednesday, more than 450 rockets and missiles were launched at Israel from Gaza. Among the targets attacked were a military training camp and a military compound that served the terrorist organization’s naval force, as well as underground infrastructure. “The Hamas terrorist organization is responsible for everything that is done in and out of the Gaza Strip, and it will carry the consequences of the terrorist acts carried out against Israeli citizens,” the IDF Spokesperson said. (What “consequences”? Time to stop playing ‘cat and mouse’ game!)
Palestinian militants (terrorists) in the Gaza Strip have launched rockets towards Israel hours after a ceasefire took effect. Five rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel just hours after a cease-fire was declared between Israel and Islamic Jihad group. The cease-fire was meant to halt a 48-hour surge in cross-border fighting. (Meaningless and idiotic ceasefire again – another incomplete war and undefeated enemy!)
Islamic Jihad said that the Damascus home of one of its top officials was attacked by Israel early Tuesday morning. The bombing came minutes after Islamic Jihad commander Bahaa Abu Al-Ata was assassinated by Israel in the Gaza Strip. According to the Al-Quds Brigades, Abu al-Ata, 42, was “one of the most prominent members of its military council and the commander of the northern part of the Gaza Strip.” (Removal of leading terrorists is a necessity Israel has avoided for a while. What about the terror-infested Israel-hating population, which fosters and actively supports their leadership?)
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
By now, over 450 rockets are fired by TERRORISTS at Israel. The anti-Semitic, leftist media is silent!
NO condemnation from ‘Ugly Nazi’!
Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar threatened to “crush Tel Aviv,” and told of how Hamas uses irrigation pipes to manufacture rockets. The pipes, used by Gush Katif farmers, were left in Gaza after Israel expelled 8,500 Jews from the area in summer 2005. “We have hundreds of kilometers of underground tunnels, thousands of advanced, homemade, anti-tank missiles, and the ability to shell Tel Aviv for six straight months,” Sinwar said, promising that Hamas “will turn Israel’s cities into ghost towns.” (What is Israel waiting for? It is long overdue to remove enemy population from Gaza!)
Senior Israeli officials believe that the Americans “are frustrated and in despair due to Israeli politics and the political crisis, which has been preventing them for many months from presenting the diplomatic part of the ‘deal of the century.’” Ties between Netanyahu and Trump have been seen as cooling in recent months as the Israeli premier has struggled to cling to power. According to a report, Netanyahu told cabinet members in a closed-door meeting that Trump would not act against Iran until US general elections in November 2020 at the earliest. (Trump is, so far, the best pro-Israel president of the United States, but it does not mean that his ‘peace plan’ will be any different from other useless ones. But it will bring, as usual, the pressure on Israel to make more concessions in return for nothing!)
Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Qassem Taqizadeh said that Tehran was working on a new cruise missile prototype that will have “longer operational range and higher precision with the use of advanced digital and mapping technologies.” Taqizadeh also said that a project to produce a laser air defense system had recently been successfully completed. (There is urgency in dealing with the terror regime in Iran – It must be removed before it is too late!)
In a fresh breach of the ceasefire overnight Friday-Saturday, two rockets were fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip. Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum said before projectiles were fired towards Beersheba that Israel “will not be allowed to choose the time and place of (military) campaigns.”
The UN General Assembly on Friday approved the extension of the mandate of UNRWA, the UN agency for “Palestinian refugees”, until 2023. 170 countries voted in favor of the extension, with only the US and Israel voting against. UNRWA is notorious for its anti-Israel activities. (Anti-Semitic ‘Ugly Nazi’ has been using fake Palestinians, professional refugees for 70 years, to discredit Israel – the 4th generation already, with the intention to destroy the only Jewish state!)
A group of Arab Israeli students at Tel Aviv University protested against Israel and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Thursday. Videos of the protest at the university’s Entin Square showed students chanting “Gaza is saying clearly: we don’t want to see Zionists”, vowing “not to surrender” and “not to give up” and calling for “freedom.” Protesters held a PLO flag. Students reportedly also chanted “The blood of martyrs will flow. From Jaffa to Gaza, the ground will shake.” (Most of Israeli-Arabs have no loyalty to Israel – this is the fact. They enjoy life in only true democracy in the Middle East, but still are wishing to see Israel’s destruction.)
Israel sought to stage a joint event to commemorate the current 25th anniversary of its peace agreement with Jordan, but Amman refused. The reason for the Hashemite Kingdom’s refusal was the fact that ties with Israel is still deeply unpopular there.
Quote of the Week:
“Now, they commit a second war crime. They not only target civilians, they hide behind civilians in civilian areas, so that they know that we, who are trying to avoid hitting civilians, will not hit them in their places of hiding. So they’re committing a double war crime. They’re targeting civilians and they’re hiding behind civilians, trying to basically receive a safe situation where they can keep on doing this… we will do whatever is necessary to restore the quiet and security to the residents of Israel, including the residents of the south. I think we are on the right track.” – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – Restoring “the quiet” should not be the end-game! ‘Civilian’ population are willing participants in terror against Israel, and it must be removed from Jewish land, once and for all!
Assassinations are good for Terrorists
by Steven Shamrak (written in April 2004)
An Israeli helicopter missile strike has killed Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi, the second Hamas leader. Immediately, “All the Usual Suspects” immediately expressed their ritualistic outrage. Did they ever ask why Muslim terrorists are so eagerly willing to die?
Shahid (Marthyr) means “fighter for the faith”. According to Islam teaching, it is the highest status any Muslim can achieve. When someone dies as a shahid he will be sitting in Heaven at the dinner table with Allah facing G-d. And, it is expected that he will receive 72 virgins as a prize for his sacrifice (I am not sure what the deal is for female shahids). Not only the suiciders, but even men and boys who have been killed on the street have been claimed as shahids.
Shahid status has become a prestige matter for many Muslim families. A family of a shahid may expect help, privilege and respect here on Earth and they will definitely get their place in Heaven. That is the reason why many Muslim families encourage their children to take this path.
Rantissi was a co-founder of Hamas. Even before March 22, he was the de facto leader of Hamas. He knew that he was a target and welcomed the idea by saying: “I am not afraid, because I believe the last day for me is not in the hand of Sharon, but in the hands of Allah”. He wanted to die as a shahid.
Hamas members and all Muslim terrorists must be full of joy. Their two beloved leaders are with Allah now. This is what they all believe. This is why they are ready to sacrifice their own lives. Why are they so angry at Israel? According to the teaching they follow, Israel just helps to fulfill the will of Allah. They must not be angry. It is a sin! They must not question the will of Allah!
The killing of Islamic terrorists by infidels is what they really want and desire. Therefore, Israel must be praised for helping them to achieve their highest inspirations!
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