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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Rocket Rain on Israel

Being back in France  has re-politicised me and reminded me that to say nothing is to say yes. So I shall nail my colours a bit more to the mast (yes, I do like clichés!)

I find the stench of rising anti-Semitism is slowly leaving in its wake what happened in my fatherland notsolongago and  emulators of the Goebbels style of propaganda are proliferating in all the main media, especially those from the left-populist stables.







So I now go straight to equally partisan, but I feel somewhat more honest sources, like the authors of my listed blogs, or Israeli sites like Aish.com who today tell us what we need to know about this week’s attacks on Israel but won’t read/hear on the main stream media:



My excerpts below are taken from here:

.(1) Over 210 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel over the past three days, targeting as many as one million civilians (15% of the Israeli population)…

(2) Schools in southern Israel have remained closed all week in an attempt to protect children and civilians, and 200,000 children are huddled in shelters rather than in school. …

(3) While Israel’s Iron Dome mobile air defence system has a 90% success rate, Israelis have been injured in these missile attacks and a million lives have been disrupted. ….

(4) Israel reacted with carefully targeted responses. Of 44 strikes, 18 struck high trajectory missiles and 15 hit weapons facilities. The balance hit terrorists carrying out or supplying planned attacks…

(5) The elevated activity began after the Israeli Air Force targeted and killed two members of the Popular Resistance Committee (PRC), a terror organization funded and supported by Hamas and based in Gaza...

(6) …Iran provides Hamas “significant support, which some diplomats say could amount to $20 million to $30 million per year.” The latest dangerous developments could also be seen as an attempt by Iran to divert the world’s focus off their nuclear ambitions.


(7) Since the fall of Mubarak’s government in 2011, Hamas has been able to smuggle advanced weapons into Gaza… it is only a matter of time before Hamas escalates the war on Israel with missiles that can reach Tel Aviv.


(8) … Hamas’ regular use of rockets to fire at civilians in Israel, and its use of civilians as shields in Gaza, are also violations of the rules of war…. Iranian-backed

(9) …In 2011, an average of two rockets a day were terrorizing Israeli civilians. Many attacks deliberately target children in kindergartens and school buses…

 
(10) Hamas’ arms caches are deliberately hidden in civilian homes, schools, and heavily populated areas
to create a moral dilemma for the Israel Defence Forces...






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(11) Hamas, a  militant offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, violently wrested control of Gaza from the Palestinian Authority in 2007. …


(12) Contrary to media reports, Hamas recognizes that Gaza is not occupied by Israel...

 
(13) The Hamas charter is awash with anti-Semitism. Excerpts:
“The time of judgment shall not come until Muslims fight the Jews [and kill them] …

 
(14) Hamas continues to refuse to recognize the State of Israel. … clearly targets the elimination of the State of Israel.


(15) Hamas suppresses free speech in Gaza and Palestinians who dare to speak about Hamas’ human rights abuses put themselves at risk. …


(16) The Gazan economy is growing. According to the World Bank, growth in Gaza during the first half of 2011 was 28 %. Currently, Israel allows all goods of a civilian nature to enter Gaza …


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