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Forum Post: IDF strikes six Gaza targets in retaliation to shooting of Defense Ministry employee

Posted 11 months ago on Dec. 24, 2013, 12:11 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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The IDF struck targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday afternoon in retaliation for the cross-border shooting earlier in the day in which Israel sustained its first casualty since the end of Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012.

The IDF employed the air force, tanks, and infantry to launch a response against six targets in Gaza.

Gaza hospital officials said three-year-old Hala Abu Sbeikha, was killed by shrapnel during the strike on the Bureij facility. She was standing with other family members outside their home in the nearby al-Maghazi refugee camp and her mother and two brothers were wounded, the officials said. http://www.jpost.com/Defense/IAF-attacks-Gaza-targets-in-retaliation-to-shooting-of-Defense-Ministry-employee-335999

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[-] 6 points by shadz66 (19985) 4 months ago

As Noam Comsky says .. ''It is important to understand what life is like in Gaza when Israel’s behavior is “restrained,” in between the regular manufactured crises like this one. A good sense is given in a report to UNRWA by Mads Gilbert, the courageous and expert Norwegian physician who has worked extensively in Gaza, also throughout the vicious and murderous Cast Lead operation. In every respect, the situation is disastrous. Just keeping to children, Gilbert reports: “Palestinian children in Gaza are suffering immensely. A large proportion are affected by the man-made malnourishment regime caused by the Israeli imposed blockage. Prevalence of anaemia in children <2yrs in Gaza is at 72.8%, while prevalence of wasting, stunting, underweight have been documented at 34.3%, 31.4%, 31.45% respectively.” And it gets worse as the report proceeds.

''When Israel is on “good behavior,” more than two Palestinian children are killed every week, a pattern that goes back over 14 years. The underlying cause is the criminal occupation and the programs to reduce Palestinian life to bare survival in Gaza, while Palestinians are restricted to unviable cantons in the West Bank and Israel takes over what it wants, all in gross violation of international law and explicit Security Council resolutions, not to speak of minimal decency. And it will continue as long as it is supported by Washington and tolerated by Europe – to our everlasting shame.'' from :

The mounting death toll in Gaza now stands at over 210, with 1500+ injured and maimed and there have been 1000+ buildings destroyed too, as of ~ 9am US, EST on July 16th, 2014. One Israeli has died and approximately less than ten have been injured. + Four Palestinian children were killed on a Gaza beach by Israeli shelling from a ship out at sea, at circa 11am US-EST. See :

Furthermore perhaps it's now also time to mention the 2009 UN ''Goldstone Report'', ergo also consider :

e tenebris, lux ?

[-] 5 points by shadz66 (19985) 4 months ago

''The United States and Israel, this past week, signed an agreement under which $429 million of American taxpayers’ money "will be transferred immediately to Israel" to further fund the Iron Dome missile system, which has recently come under scrutiny by prize winning Israeli defense and aerospace engineering expert Dr. Moti Shefer.*'' from :

fiat lux et fiat pax ...

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