November 14, 2012

IDF Announces "Operation On Pillar of Defense'..[Bumped..]

Long-Range Rocket Launch Site in Zeitoun Neighborhood
Long-range rocket launch site in Zeitoun neighborhood, meters away from mosque & playground

Bumped & updated a bit:

Pres Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood are siding with Hamas and other terrorists in Gaza. Hamas says sploding of their top terrorist a act of war and they will release the "gates of hell" while hiding behind children[see 'twitter war' below]. Arab foreign ministers called the UN to protest how bad the evil Juice are. On Twitter, Pallywood is in full bloom. This twit is really a pain in the ass.

For those who are curious: What Pillar of Defense actually means

I follow Hamas on Twitter and laughed when I saw this from IDFSpokesperson concerning offing their leader:

We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead
They replied
@AlqassamBrigade @idfspokesperson Our blessed hands will reach your leaders and soldiers wherever they are (You Opened Hell Gates on Yourselves)
Ha!

Dear Hamas and the world: Israel has a right to protect itself, period. Our thoughts and prayers are with the the citizens of Israel.

Update by Howie: Mohammad Morsi recalls Egypts ambassador to Israel.

From watching my feeds it appears the situation is deteriorating rapidly, with reports of continued fire at Israel from near the Egyptian border in Gaza. Reported hits include an Israeli shopping mall. Israeli citizens are reported to be taking cover from the continued fire from Gaza and most everything is shut down in anticipation of continued rocket fire. There are also reports that rocket fire from Gaza is targeting Israel's nuclear facilities.

Also Israel continues operations against anti Israel forces in Gaza. IDF has said ground operations in Gaza are possible

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Via Twitter:

@IDFSpokesperson:

The IDF has embarked on Operation Pillar of Defense.

There are 2 main goals of this IDF operation: to protect Israeli civilians and to cripple the terrorist infrastructure in the #Gaza Strip.

The IDF has embarked on an operation against #Hamas, an Iranian proxy responsible for terror attacks on Israel. #Iran #Gaza

This IDF operation against terrorist orgs in #Gaza comes after a month of frequent rocket attacks against #Israel.. http://www.idfblog.com/facts-figures/rocket-attacks-toward-israel/ …

All options are on the table. If necessary, the IDF is ready to initiate a ground operation in Gaza.

The first target, hit minutes ago[2hrs..ed], was Ahmed Al-Jabari, head of the #Hamas military wing: http://www.idfblog.com/2012/11/14/idf-begins-widespread-attack-on-terror-sites-in-the-gaza-strip/

The IDF has begun a widespread campaign on terror sites & operatives in the #GazaStrip, chief among them #Hamas & Islamic Jihad targets.

God Speed IDF.

Update: Besides their Twitter feed, live updates can also be viewed here

For more from the IDF:
http://www.idfblog.com/
http://twitter.com/idfspokesperson/
http://www.facebook.com/idfonline/
http://www.idf.il/english/

Update II: Background on Hamas military chief Ahmed al-Jabari, who was sploded to pieces

The military chief of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Ahmed Jabari was in charge of overseeing the imprisonment of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit who was captured by Palestinian terrorists in 2006 outside of the Gaza Strip. When a prisoner exchange was arranged handing back Shalit to Israel in return for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in October 2011, Jabari personally escorted Shalit to the Rafah Crossing with Egypt, making a rare public appearance. In an interview with al-Hayat newspaper, Jabari confirmed that most of the 477 prisoners released in the first part of the prisoner exchange were collectively responsible for the deaths of 569 Israeli civilians.[...]

In September 2010, Jabari threatened to increase attacks against Israel to derail the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

It is widely believed that Jabari along with Deif played the leading role in Hamas’ takeover of the Gaza Strip from the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority in June 2007.[More...

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