Israel: Full scale Gaza invasion coming

by Infidelesto on February 29, 2008 · View Comments

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The Israeli’s have sent a clear warning to Hamas after the continued barrage of rockets falling on southern Israel.

All I have to say is, it’s about freakin time.

Israeli leaders warned Friday of an approaching conflagration in the Gaza Strip as Israel activated a rocket warning system to protect Ashkelon, a city of 120,000 people, from Palestinian rockets.Ashkelon was hit by several Grad rockets fired from Gaza on Thursday, a sign of the widening scope of violence between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza. One hit an apartment building and another landed near a school, wounding a 17-year-old girl.

Located 11 miles from Gaza, Ashkelon had been sporadically targeted in the past but never suffered direct hits or significant damage.

“It will be sad, and difficult, but we have no other choice,” Matan Vilnai, Israel’s deputy defense mister, said Friday, referring to the large-scale military operation he said Israel was preparing to bring a halt to the rocket fire.

“We’re getting close to using our full strength. Until now, we’ve used a small percentage of the army’s power because of the nature of the territory,” Vilnai told Army Radio on Friday.

Captain Ed weighs in:

Hamas says that Israel’s return fire has killed 15 civilians and blames Israel for the rising tensions. Apart from the absurdity of blaming someone for hitting an aggressor in return, Hamas and other terrorist entities have no one but themselves to blame for civilian deaths. Even the AP acknowledges that Hamas launches its rockets from densely populated civilian centers, drawing fire onto their own people.

Israel cannot stand idle while terrorists rain rockets onto civilian populations, and the escalation to Ashkelon is a deliberate provocation by Hamas. The IDF has to take action, and this time it cannot be constrained by proportionality. They need a massive response to the Gaza provocateurs, one that leaves them no ground to hide. If Gaza’s civilian population wants to avoid that, then they need to rid themselves of the terrorists before Israel’s military does its work.

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  • harryparker410

    I agree with you and Captain Ed, particularly as to his statement, i.e. “Apart from the absurdity of blaming someone for hitting an aggressor in return…”

  • http://Infidelsarecool alan

    How much more should Israel take? Clearly,the other rapacious Muslim countries have set the way. They do nothing for Palestinians and evicted and killed them from their countries.  Israel has done all it can for the so-called Palestinians. It is clear the Muslim policy towards Palestinians is appropriate.
    Israeli restraint is a farce. Time for the big guns!

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