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  • Israel VS Hamas - Part II (Merged Threads)

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    Jul. 4, 2006 19:52 | Updated Jul. 4, 2006 21:26
    PM: This is an escalation of hostilities like none other
    By JPOST.COM STAFF



    Despite ongoing IDF operations in the northern Gaza Strip, a Kassam rocket landed Tuesday evening in Ashkelon proper - the first time the city center has witnessed such an attack.

    No one was wounded in the attack, despite the fact that the rocket hit a school in a populated area in the south of the city. Children playing soccer outside the ORT-Ronson High School on Rehov Ben Zvi were thrown back by the force of the explosion, witnesses reported, but were unharmed. The school suffered some damage.

    Security officials described the Kassam as "upgraded," featuring two engines. Police Cmdr. Uri Barlev said that security forces had seen this type of rocket in the past. "This type of missile has landed in other places," he said.

    Hamas' military wing, Izzadin al-Kassam, claimed responsibility for the attack, adding that the rocket had been upgraded to achieve a range of over 15 kilometers. Security officials reported that the rocket was launched from the open territory between the former northern Gaza settlements of Nisanit and Dugit.
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  • #2
    Re: Serious Escalation By Hamas

    Most of the trouble in the world is initiated by members of this cult. They should have tried Nintendo or X-Box.

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    • #3
      Re: Serious Escalation By Hamas

      Wish they would've NEVER even given a thought to hand over their Israeli land. ugh. Here's the result, CLOSER RANGE for their enemies.

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      • #4
        Re: Serious Escalation By Hamas

        Qassams aren't much of a threat, in reality. Unless they do find the guts (and they probably will) to put a binary chemical shell on them. It's just a terrorism weapon, though it can kill in small numbers.

        Yes Gaza has become the terrorism-haven we feared though. Same with any land surrounding Israel or that they give up.

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        • #5
          Re: Serious Escalation By Hamas

          Check the wording out here, too:

          http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satelli...cle%2FShowFull

          In a speech at the home of US Ambassador to Israel Richard Jones, marking the American Fourth of July holiday, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called the attack, "an escalation of hostilities like none other."

          He said that Israel would not remain silent, and that Hamas would be the first to feel the Israeli response, vowing "far-reaching consequences," for the missile attack.

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          • #6
            Re: Serious Escalation By Hamas

            Wow. For a single missile attack? (that doesn't seem to have had much effect? or did I miss something?).

            There must be something else going on here or Olmert has had a serious personality change in the past 14 days.

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            • #7
              Re: Serious Escalation By Hamas

              Originally posted by N1095A
              Wow. For a single missile attack? (that doesn't seem to have had much effect? or did I miss something?).

              There must be something else going on here or Olmert has had a serious personality change in the past 14 days.
              Being the major "dove" that he is - all the pressure of the last several days seems to be taking a major toll on his thinking?

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              • #8
                Re: Serious Escalation By Hamas

                It's the FARTHER DISTANCE they've now reached, into a very populated city now for the 1st time. It's the distance factor that was shown to Israel as a newer threat in action. And TODAY after the ultimatum ended.

                Despite ongoing IDF operations in the northern Gaza Strip, a Kassam rocket landed Tuesday evening in Ashkelon proper - the first time the city center has witnessed such an attack.
                http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satelli...ticle/ShowFull

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                • #9
                  Re: Serious Escalation By Hamas

                  Perhaps. You may be right on target. I urge him to show restraint! (just kidding).

                  Actually there's a condition with warfare, or a couple conditions that 1) everything might seem worse than it actually is and 2) it's possible to become slightly "drunk" with military power (or any "power" for that matter).

                  After the hundreds of Qassam and Qassam-2 rockets fired, some of which have killed people, there's no need to get crazy over one. Simply send in a couple F-16's and destroy the factory that made then and the sites where they are stored.

                  There are far worse things to happen to reserve total war for.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Serious Escalation By Hamas

                    Originally posted by faith
                    It's the FARTHER DISTANCE they've now reached, into a very populated city now for the 1st time. It's the distance factor that was shown to Israel as a newer threat in action. And TODAY after the ultimatum ended.
                    Yeah I understand. Dispatch the IAF to destroy the factory, storage and launch sites. Should be completed in less than two hours including planning and recon.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Serious Escalation By Hamas

                      I don't think I would want to be near the factory right now, I would not
                      be suprised to learn shortly that the IDF have taken care of it.
                      Matthew 5:14
                      "You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Serious Escalation By Hamas

                        Yep, less talk, just simply destroy it. It will send the most convincing message to Hamas (as if they will listen of course, which they will not, but it will slow them down).

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                        • #13
                          Re: Serious Escalation By Hamas

                          The rocket did land near a school, and that was not doubt intentional. Remember the threat Hamas made the other day.....they said they were going to target schools.
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                          • #14
                            NEW Sticky: Israel and Gaza - The Saga Continues! (MERGED)

                            Please continue the other thread here as it's gotten a bit long.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Serious Escalation By Hamas

                              Originally posted by gail
                              The rocket did land near a school, and that was not doubt intentional. Remember the threat Hamas made the other day.....they said they were going to target schools.
                              Looks like they have attempted to carryout there threats, they are going
                              to force Israel to go in and probably reoccupy some or all of the
                              Gaza strip, this is going to cause an international uproar, but when
                              they start targeting your schools, what choice do you have.
                              Matthew 5:14
                              "You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden.

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