Category Archives: Gaza

Hamas Looks for Trouble

School bus struck by laser-guided antitank rocket fired across Gaza border

When I heard that Hamas had fired an antitank missile across the border directly at an Israeli school bus, wounding the driver and critically injuring a child — only the fact that the bus was otherwise empty prevented an even more horrendous outcome — I thought: they want a war. The fact that the attack […]

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Hamas Admits to a War Crime

According to the New York Times, a 16-year-old boy was critically injured while riding on a school bus, which was hit by laser-guided missile launched by Hamas. The Times reports that in addition to claiming responsibility for the attack, Hamas said it intentionally chose the its target in revenge for an Israeli attack that left […]

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IDF Spokesperson: Palestinian Terrorists Intentionally Fired at School Bus

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I just got off the phone with an IDF Spokesperson who confirmed, via a special briefing for bloggers, that the bus which was hit by an anti-tank missile less than two hours ago in the Sha’ar Hanegev Region was clearly marked as a civilian vehicle (a school bus), and there was no way the Palestinian […]

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Video: IDF Spokesman on Al Jazeera

Here’s another one that’s been making the rounds that I had meant to post but don’t think I ever got around to. It’s actually an old video of the last go-round with Hamas, but Capt. Avichai Adraee’s answers are excellent and all still relevant:

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Egypt’s Revolution Plus U.S. Government Mistakes Makes Israel-Hamas War Inevitable

I’m going to make a prediction here that, unfortunately, I’m sure will come true. Any good analyst should be able to see this, yet few will until it happens within the next one or two years: The Egyptian revolution and U.S. policy mistakes make a new Israel-Hamas war inevitable, and as a result it will […]

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50 Mortars Fired Into Israel, 2 Injured

From the Jerusalem Post: Civilian areas in southern Israel were heavily shelled by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza on Saturday morning, when more than 50 mortars were fired at the regional councils of Sha’ar Hanegev, Eshkol and Sdot Hanegev. Two Israelis sustained light injuries by shrapnel and were transferred to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba. Hamas’s armed […]

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Khaled Abu Toameh: Hamas Targets Journalists: Media, Human Rights Groups Silent

Khaled Abu Toameh: Hamas Targets Journalists: Media, Human Rights Groups Silent – ‘In the past few days, at least eight journalists were severly beaten with clubs or summoned for questioning while doing their job in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip when Hamas policemen in civilian clothes began attacking demonstrators. Other journalists have had their cameras and […]

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IDF Siezes Weapons Ship “Victoria” – Iranian Arms Bound for Gaza (Photos + Video)

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Yet again. There is a good summary by Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. Summaries at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the IDF: On Tuesday morning (Mar. 15), IDF Navy fighters intercepted the cargo vessel Victoria which was loaded with weaponry. The vessel, flying under a Liberian flag, was intercepted some 200 miles west […]

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Gaza banks shut in ‘Hamas theft’ protest

Gaza banks shut in ‘Hamas theft’ protest – ‘All banks in Gaza have closed for a day in protest at seizure of cash by gunmen allegedly protected by Hamas police. Bank officials say the armed men forced their way into the Palestine Investment Bank in Gaza City and left with at least $250,000 (£154,000) in […]

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Khaled Abu Toameh: Hamas vows to foil Holocaust lessons in UNRWA schools

Khaled Abu Toameh: Hamas vows to foil Holocaust lessons in UNRWA schools – ‘Hamas and Fatah have vowed to foil any attempt to teach the Holocaust in UNRWA-run schools in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The two parties said that teaching the Holocaust was a “provocative act.” The Hamas government said that the intention […]

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Video: This is What a Grad Rocket Does

Via Elder of Ziyon, here’s video of the aftermath of a Grad rocket strike launched from Gaza on the Israeli city of Beersheba last week: Grads are not “home made”, btw. In this case, they’re probably made in Iran.

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Israel allows $13.5 million into Gaza

Israel allows $13.5 million into Gaza – ‘Israeli authorities – the Bank of Israel and security forces – approved and facilitated the transfer of $13.5 million in cash to the Gaza Strip through the Erez crossing on Wednesday, just several hours before a Grad rocket attack on the southern city of Beersheba, Ynet has learned. […]

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MEMRI: Turkish Mavi Marmara Delegation in Iran: ‘We Are Here Today With the Longing and the Determination to Build a Middle East Without Israel and America’

MEMRI: Turkish Mavi Marmara Delegation in Iran: ‘We Are Here Today With the Longing and the Determination to Build a Middle East Without Israel and America’ – ‘…the delegates participated in Iran’s February 11 Revolution Day ceremonies, and also “marched chanting anti-Israel, anti-American, pro-Hamas, Hizbullah and Egypt slogans and carrying the photos of the nine […]

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MEMRI: Mavi Marmara Delegation Leader Nurettin Sirin Writes From Tehran: “ALLAHUAKBAR! Now Is The Time To Eliminate Israel..!”

MEMRI: Mavi Marmara Delegation Leader Nurettin Sirin Writes From Tehran: “ALLAHUAKBAR! Now Is The Time To Eliminate Israel..!” – ‘…sent from Tehran, the radical Islamist activist Nureddin Sirin wrote, “As guests of the International Islamic Radio and Television Union, we are here in Tehran, together with the Mavi Marmara freedom fleet’s mujahedeen, ghazis and families […]

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Robin Sherpherd: Hamas imposes blockade of Israeli goods to Gaza, global outcry at “humanitarian crisis” fails to materialise

Robin Sherpherd: Hamas imposes blockade of Israeli goods to Gaza, global outcry at “humanitarian crisis” fails to materialise – ‘I’m all eyes and ears. Surely it’s going to come from every direction imaginable: saturation coverage on the BBC, leader columns in the Financial Times, op-eds by the dozen in the Guardian, resolutions galore in the […]

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Palestinians Shell Negev with Grads, Mortar Attacks

Palestinians Shell Negev with Grads, Mortar Attacks – ‘The relative calm in the South was shattered on Monday night when Palestinians in Gaza fired a barrage of powerful Grad rockets and mortar shells at the western Negev. One Grad-type rocket fired from Gaza smashed into the town of Ofakim and a second rocket slammed into […]

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State Dept: Turkey’s Report on Flotilla ‘Independent and Credible’

State Dept: Turkey’s Report on Flotilla ‘Independent and Credible’ – ‘You’ve got to be kidding…Actually, the Turkish report, which accused Israel of mowing down civilians from a helicopter before any commandos landed, was neither credible nor independent. There’s a helpful chart up at Daled Amos that compares it with the Israeli investigation that exonerated the […]

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What they faced on the Mavi Marmara

The Turkel Commission — the high-level commission appointed by the Israeli government to investigate the Turkish Flotilla affair — has released its report, which you can read here. The report is almost 300 pages in length and discusses the legal considerations surrounding Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza, whether there was a ‘humanitarian crisis’ there, and […]

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Turkel Commission Finds Israel Acted Appropriately With Regard to Gaza Flotilla — Gaza Not ‘Occupied’

Unsurprisingly, Israel has taken its time and come out with a serious report on the actions surrounding the Gaza Flotilla and the boarding of the Mavi Marmara. The Turkel Commission Report [PDF] has found that Israeli action was appropriate and legal after hearing from a variety of sources, examining the evidence and soberly considering the […]

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Khaled Abu Toameh: PA accuses Hamas of stealing donated medicines

Khaled Abu Toameh: PA accuses Hamas of stealing donated medicines – ‘The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday accused Hamas of stealing medicine that had been donated to the Palestinians by the international community. Omar al-Nasr, a spokesman for the PA Ministry of Health in the West Bank, said that Hamas had been stealing or hiding the […]

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