Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

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jethromayham wrote:

Ban Kee Moon has no power so he should keep silent.

Jul 28, 2014 10:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
nomad48 wrote:

Hamas terrorists kidnap and kill three Israeli teenagers; the citizens of Gaza cheer. The citizens of Gaza aid and abet Hamas terrorists providing moral support, shelter, and provisions and allow Hamas terrorists to store military hardware in Hospitals, Schools, Apartments and launch unprovoked rocket attacks into Israel, they become by default terrorist coconspirators and place themselves in harms way.

Jul 28, 2014 11:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kalkikayen wrote:

hinduism and budhism r the religions which try as far as possible to avert butcherous riots

Kamala

Jul 29, 2014 1:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TBellchambers wrote:

The blunt reality is that this Israeli offensive is an exact re-run of Operation CastLead in 2008 in which they then killed 1300, in Gaza, including many children. Nothing has changed because the Netanyahu government refused to enter into genuine peace negotiations, preferring instead another killing orgy against a population of 1.8 million now suffering the 7th year of an Israeli blockade. That is the reason for these latest atrocities.

Jul 29, 2014 2:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
kafantaris wrote:

Physically attacking the printing press is attacking freedom of the press itself. Indeed, none of our freedoms would be any good if we are deprived of the means to exercise them.
Nor has the government’s disagreement with what is being said ever being a good enough reason to blow up the press.
Such attacks by Israel on fundamental freedoms should not be countenanced by the free world.

Jul 29, 2014 7:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jaay wrote:

There is no justification for the indiscriminate and needless killing of children.

Jul 29, 2014 7:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Excuse me, but I don’t see how destroying homes, factories, power plants, TV and radio stations, schools, mosques, parks and government buildings is destroying the “terror tunnels” or disarming Hamas, which are Netanyahu’s stated aims for this latest bit of ethnic cleansing.

Meanwhile, in The USA, the Obama Administration continues to kowtow to our Israeli overlords and the major US media are pumping out articles based upon Made-In-Israel press releases, as if they were the Gospel truth.

Eventually, the USA will suffer some negative consequences for our complicity in these Israeli atrocities. Sadly, we never learned a thing from the 9-11 attacks.

Jul 29, 2014 7:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
drmorocco wrote:

History repeats itself. This time the “Superior Race” are the Israeli’s. With their ships, F16s and Tanks they slaughter unarmed women and children. They do this with US Taxpayer money. The dead children are the fruit of US policy. Enjoy.

Jul 29, 2014 8:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BeRealistic wrote:

TBell – “Nothing has changed because the Netanyahu government refused to enter into genuine peace negotiations…” You are not very observant are you? How many times has a truce been called and immediately Israel stops fighting while Hamas continues to launch rocket attacks? I’ll tell you, its a lot. Israel has provided opportunity after opportunity to stop fighting and reach a peace agreement, even conceding land and resources to Gaza residents, yet EVERY time, the animals see the need to continue attacking Israel and her civilian population without discretion.

nnew_york, when these are the locations that Hamas choses to store weapons and launch attacks from, then they are valid military targets. Even the liberal media has conceded that Hamas is to blame for their cowardly hiding behind civilians and civil infrastructure. You really should try to understand what is happening.

Jul 29, 2014 9:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse
itsmysayokay wrote:

nomad48 wrote:……
You got that right!

Jul 29, 2014 9:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AndersA wrote:

This is wrong tactic “flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader”, better to leave those homes standing while flattening all the other houses… think..
But, preferably, no homes at all flattened.

Jul 29, 2014 9:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
WestFlorida wrote:

Is a power plant a tunnel?

Jul 29, 2014 9:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
riposte wrote:

Most of the Hamas command, is safely hiding in luxury,in one of the gulf states. They are probably shaking hands with their Iranian counterparts. After all, the only people dying are he Israelis and the Gaza’people, whom Hamas are supposed to be protecting.

Jul 29, 2014 9:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
drmorocco wrote:

It is a shame that Hamas does not have better weapons. Hopefully they will have surface to air missles before too long.

Jul 29, 2014 10:12am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JuanDavid wrote:

Now what does Reuters Israel has to say? this is clearly written by somebody with strong ties to Hamas… Please Reuters we need unbias info!

Jul 29, 2014 10:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BeRealistic wrote:

new_york, there is no debate about the tactics or history of Hamas. They are violent indiscriminate killers; no need to get information from the Jewish state, there is plenty of information available from watching Hamas leaders speak, seeing their actions, and understanding their motives. Why would you contend that Israel is lying when the truth is visible everywhere. There is no question by any reasonable peron or organization that Hamas is using terrorist tactics, hiding in civilian infrastructure, using “innocent” civilians as shields, and with great cowardice launching their campaigns with no regard for Jewish or Arab lives.

Jul 29, 2014 10:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
georgesoi wrote:

stop calling the GENOCIDE a fight.

Jul 29, 2014 10:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse

@BeRealistic:

You want some history lessons?

FYI, Israel began as a terrorist state, the Jews killed Count Bernadotte, the UN’s first peace envoy, in September, 1948; As Chief of the Swedish Red Cross, during WW2, Bernadotte had saved hundreds of Jews from the Nazi gas chambers… death was his reward from the Jewish state.

Yitzhak Shamir was one of the leaders of the terrorist group that killed Bernadotte; the unrepentant Shamir went on to become Israeli Prime Minister.

I gotta ask, in what twisted sense of morality do you condone killing human shields?

Jul 29, 2014 10:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse

All those pro-Israel declarations that Hamas is using “human shield” in Gaza thus forcing Israel to kill score of Palestinian civilians. What if those “human shield” were Jewish? Would the IDF bomb so indiscriminately? Don’t think so. But then again, they are only Palestinians. Sickening.

Jul 29, 2014 10:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
No_apartheid wrote:

The apartheid regime of Isreal can launch all the operations they want. After stealing land and killing innocent Palestinians for so long, they now have to deal with the hard reality that they will be in perpetual war. And we know who’s resolve is stronger.

Its only a matter of time……..

Jul 29, 2014 10:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
hometown wrote:

After the infrastructure is demolished, the battle just becomes a seige in which the food and water shortages become critical. Maybe, at that point, the native Gazans will come to their senses and bring down Hamas, the real bullies here, on their own. With Hamas gone, I can envision far more productive negotiations.

Jul 29, 2014 11:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sigvilla wrote:

Not only do they want the land that want the natural gas! Money, money, money, war is nothing but a raquet!

Jul 29, 2014 11:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
PMD5 wrote:

Hey Rudy, is there a specific number of executed teenagers required until a response from Israel would be acceptable? Just curious.

Jul 29, 2014 11:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
GOLDENRULE wrote:

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1156617

Jul 29, 2014 12:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Robert76 wrote:

From what I have been reading from a number of sources, every time the other parties bring Hamas and Israel together to form peace talks and a temporary truce, HAMAS rejects the truce and fires more rockets.

Israel cannot be expected to simply stop as long as Hamas is firing rockets and infiltrating Israel to carry out terrorist attacks. It is sad to see people being killed, but they need to direct their anger at the ones who keep causing the attacks – HAMAS!

I do not believe we will see peace in the region until Hamas is totally disarmed, and taken out of the “leadership role” that they now have. Who would have thought that the PLO would now be the most realistic force in Gaza.

Jul 29, 2014 12:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
skiimaan wrote:

May God bless the victims and their families.

Jul 29, 2014 12:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mott wrote:

This scale of destruction and disregard of human life and property, is senseless.

It’s a shame that US fuels and continues to fuel this rage.

Jul 29, 2014 1:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Hammer2 wrote:

Barack Obama is demonstrating to the world how weakness causes war, in contrast to peace through strength. Ronald Reagan looking better every day.

Jul 29, 2014 1:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Barmie wrote:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/183491

Jul 29, 2014 1:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BeRealistic wrote:

PMD5, it is sad to see so many, presumably, Americans on here supporting terrroist fighting against a sovereign, internationally recognized nation. Those terrorist supporting bottom feeders would like to see Hamas be able to carry out all manner of violence and terror against Israel, killing their people and destroying their cities while the Jewish people are prevented from protecting themselves, let alone trying to fight back. Hamas has just recently rejected a cease fire, yet these terrorist wannabes here still try to blame the ones willing to stop the fighting. After reading this board, I am ashamed that my country has so many who support terror organizations over peaceful nations. What has happened?

Jul 29, 2014 1:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
leopardlady wrote:

New_York_ Loner- You my friend are exactly right.

Jul 29, 2014 1:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
haggler wrote:

Will Obama ever have the courage to reign in Bibi the genocidal maniac? It’s amazing what money can buy.

Jul 29, 2014 1:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Olympus wrote:

The truce only furthers Israel agenda of a siege on Gaza. The Gazans have the right to resist.

If some people think the conflict started from the first rocket fired from Hamas or the 3 teenagers killed by Hamas (the verdict is still out there) then they are wrong. What of the 2 Palestinians killed by IDF in May.

Israel has become an apartheid state that only wants to further its siege on Gaza. They have gone as far as controlling the Gazans calorie intake. The US would be better off stopping aid to Israel and all its Arab client states.

This asymmetrical warfare is genocide. Its not even a fight. Kids being killed playing on the beach, or hospitals knocked down or power plant bombed. Tell me where the tunnels are.

Jul 29, 2014 1:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

I thought that according to the Geneva convention, destroying dams, bridges and power plants were a war crime. Makes sad reading when hapless innocent civilians get killed and thousands displace, more shameful is the part where they kill young kids in cold blood even when they think they are safe in a UN compound. The only nation(USA)that created this state is now powerless to even reign them in.
I wonder when the killing stops? War is organized murder of innocent people that all.

Jul 29, 2014 1:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carlmartel wrote:

Israel destroys itself by blowing up its computers, cell phones and digital cameras in smart munitions, burning its fuels in aircraft, armored vehicles, and ships, and wasting its man hours in warfare. If Gazans live in rubble, they will want war; if they live in decent neighborhoods with jobs and opportunities, they will want peace. End the war and rebuild Gaza to be a decent place to live and work.

Jul 29, 2014 1:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
hometown wrote:

skiimaan: There were about 200,000 gazans employed in building the tunnels according to this Aljazeera article:http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/07/palestinians-gaza-struggle-this-ramadan-20147481931992523.html. We call that “complicity in a crime” here in the U.S., not “victim.”

Jul 29, 2014 2:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
oxen wrote:

Israel is determined to do extreme destruction to Gaza and Palestinians as a whole. The level of hate Israel has to Palestinians is astonishing. Targeting hospitals, schools , apartments blocks and power plants is sure meant to wipe out as many people as possible through direct fire, and cutting off basic needs like water and power. The blockades already have been leading to shortages and deaths. This is one proof that Israel wants to inhabit the region alone. Why else would they target children,women and basic infrastructure and starve the Gaza population of basic needs?

Jul 29, 2014 2:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
leopardlady wrote:

carlmarlel, that is exactly right. Clearly, Israel does not want that to happen. I feel like Israel has a secret agenda that the rest of the world down’t know about.

Jul 29, 2014 2:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BeRealistic wrote:

politicaljunkie, how exactly do you say “even when they think they are safe in a UN compound.” when they are in these UN compounds, confirmed by the UN, with Hamas’ weapons and fighters who are cowards and use these facilities as bases of operations against Israel?

Jul 29, 2014 2:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Hospitals need power. Water supply systems need power. This is a totally unequal inhuman attack on the Palestinian civilians that honestly constitutes a crime against humanity. We don’t put a whole city of people to death just because we can’t find one murderer. Netanyahu said there was a moral gulf and he was right. The Israeli government has completely put aside any morals. It makes me sick that my tax dollars are going to support this!

Jul 29, 2014 2:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Speakerbliss wrote:

People forget that Hamas was born after hundreds of thousands of Arabs were displaced from their homes and land by the Jews.

What would you do if you were forced from your homelands by Europeans and forced into refugee camps? What would you do if your home was stolen from you? You would fight back, to some Hamas are freedom fighters trying to take back their homeland.

Jul 29, 2014 2:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
raptor501 wrote:

Islam rising up in China now. The Chinese have been dealing with its Islamic plague very very well. The have b een killing them.

Jul 29, 2014 2:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
tergen wrote:

No water, no power, no electricity, no nothing. And yet, the missiles and hatred continue to be plentiful.

Change of priorities anyone?

Jul 29, 2014 2:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ouachita wrote:

Hamas’ charter states that “our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious” and calls for the eventual creation of an Islamic state in Palestine, in place of Israel and the Palestinian Territories, and the obliteration or dissolution of Israel. As long as this charter is in place, nothing can really change between the two. Of course, Israel can decide that the obliteration of Hamas is now in order.

Jul 29, 2014 2:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
geo_citzn wrote:

Help me out here guys,there’s something I don’t get. Israel is just anti Hamas, but not against the innocent citizens, right? So I can see them blowing up Hamas tunnels, military against a military target. But this blowing up the only power plant around seems aimed at the general population, not Hamas. I’m confused.

Jul 29, 2014 2:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MATTY13 wrote:

Are these dead “civilians” the same civilians, of all ages and sexes, that we have seen marching through the streets of Gaza with weapons and suicide vests on, even children, chanting “Death to Israel”. No, there are no “civilians” in this conflict because Hamas make no distinction between civilians, either in Gaza or Israel. They emerge from their tunnels with murder on their mind. No Israeli is a civilian in their minds. Hamas and Fatah merged into one just a few weeks ago. Abass should be making the decisions and Hamas should abide by them. Israel needs to destroy Hamas, their missiles, their tunnels, and all their weapons. The Palestinians must realize that Hamas has done nothing good for them. Only brought them dead and destruction.

Jul 29, 2014 2:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ouachita wrote:

Hamas’ charter states that “our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious” and calls for the eventual creation of an Islamic state in Palestine, in place of Israel and the Palestinian Territories, and the obliteration or dissolution of Israel. As long as this charter is in place, nothing has or can really change between the two.

Jul 29, 2014 2:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Antonius76 wrote:

While Palestinian children are being blown to bits by American artillery shells, our noble members of Congress are falling over themselves to draft legislation in support of Israel, not to mention a couple of hundred million dollars in emergency military aid. Both Israel and the U.S. governments consider Palestinians as expendable subhumans not even worthy of a moment’s consideration.

Jul 29, 2014 2:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ouachita wrote:

Hamas is losing support from Arab countries and gaining support from the Obama administration.

Jul 29, 2014 3:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ouachita wrote:

Hamas is losing support from Arab countries and gaining support from the Obama administration.

Jul 29, 2014 3:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KevinKProf wrote:

What is a “cubic liter” of fuel?

Jul 29, 2014 3:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Brazilian1 wrote:

20 paragraphs until you finally let us know a third UNRWA school had a stockpile of rockets.

Jul 29, 2014 3:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Abenaki wrote:

I agree with Jaay and skiimaan. Hamas needs to stop being a punk. Hamas needs to surrender. Hamas needs to stop sending rockets into Israeli. After that America needs to make sure Israeli also has stopped. Stop the madness. Send this message to Hamas… It’s that simple…Maybe then you will wake up the sleeping giants and get what you need Hamas.

Jul 29, 2014 3:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Abenaki wrote:

I agree with Jaay and skiimaan. Hamas needs to stop being a punk. Hamas needs to surrender. Hamas needs to stop sending rockets into Israeli. After that America needs to make sure Israeli also has stopped. Stop the madness. Send this message to Hamas… It’s that simple…Maybe then you will wake up the sleeping giants and get what you need Hamas.

Jul 29, 2014 3:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KarimNNAss wrote:

Boy, Israeli is really pounding them Hamas terrorists! How many have died so far?

Jul 29, 2014 3:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
oxen wrote:

The Al-Sisi tyrant is a traitor. He is a puppet of Israel and shown no mercy to his own people. How can such a person lead any useful effort that helps Palestinians? Israel has destroyed all the basic infrastructure needs for livelihood and has killed thousands of women and children. USA/EU have been cheering on, UN too weak to act. USA/EU busy whining about Russia because they want more geopolitical control and resources from Ukraine–that is all that matters to them. Ukraine people are naive to think that NATO/EU expansion is meant to help them-that is dumb! Is China part of EU/NATO? Is China not doing OK? Sell outs seem to be everywhere -now found a home in Kiev government

Jul 29, 2014 3:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KarimNNAss wrote:

No power plant, means no hospitals or communication, if that’s not a war crime I don’t know what is.

Jul 29, 2014 3:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sulaiman-a wrote:

yes hammas has done some stupid things but this injustice has been going on for a long time.. excuses and lies in order to justify systematic colonization.

Jul 29, 2014 4:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

” The Palestinians must realize that Hamas has done nothing good for them. Only brought them dead and destruction.”
During WW2, Germans use to say in occupied country: “People must realize that the Resistance has done nothing good for them. Only brought them dead and destruction.”
Same pattern.

Jul 29, 2014 5:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

@Leoparlady:

Thanks. You should have seen the posts that Reuters banned.

Keep the faith!

Jul 29, 2014 7:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mahmud2Rahman wrote:

“Palestinian are died and Israeli soldiers are killed” what bias news!

Jul 29, 2014 7:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
hometown wrote:

If I were a billionaire, I would buy up Gaza (low cost now, right?) and do what all the aid money was supposed to do…build up anthedon harbor, build a trade-free airport, and, become a transportation hub for the middle-east. It could pay off in the long run, employ lots of folks, educate lots of children….only if Hamas got out of the way. We could set up healthcare and housing for the employees, set up real estate companies…. Who needs people with vengeance in their hearts screwing up anyone’s billion dollar investment? I think Hamas has to go for this to work.

Jul 29, 2014 8:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Yesyes wrote:

@oachita The part of the Hamas charter that calls for the dissolution of Israel was removed in 2006. Unfortunately the pro-Israel lobby has gone to great lengths to hide this little fact in order to paint this whole thing as a fight for its very existence

Jul 29, 2014 8:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mott wrote:

Beastly act.

Made fun of Kerry to go get a noble peace prize and leave them alone.

Why do we support these arrogant and uncontrollable folk with $130B+ to-date and continued $3B+/year of precious US tax payer dollars?

Jul 29, 2014 8:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
hometown wrote:

Yesyes: can you send a copy, or, a link for the 2006 revision?…with proper signatures, of course.

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hometown wrote:

Yesyes: I’m thinking a Qatari or Saudi investor would be best, to match your culture. What are your thoughts?

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