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Israel Considers ‘Other Actions’ in Gaza

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Posted on May 18, 2007

The Israeli ambassador to the U.S. has said his country’s actions in Gaza, including airstrikes, have been “very measured” in response to Palestinian rocket attacks and a devolving political situation, but that “other actions” may be necessary in the future. An anonymous Israeli official said that could include reoccupying Gaza, which he described as the least desirable scenario.

AFP via Yahoo!:

“Our response so far has been very measured because we understand the game plan of the other side, because we carefully assess the different options,” Israeli ambassador Sallai Meridor told reporters.

“But the situation is very volatile and the trend is very negative, which may necessitate other actions in the future—or not so much in the future, depending on the developments,” he said.

Israel resumed air attacks on Gaza on Tuesday for the first time in six months in response to continuing Palestinian rocket fire. The strikes have so far killed two teenagers and 15 Hamas militants.

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By Walker - Texas Stranger, May 20, 2007 at 7:34 am Link to this comment
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Yo! Chumps

I have…..per-MI-ssion from Dick Cheney to VOE-cal-EYE-ze the NEO-cons…....plans.  The right wing Guv-ern-ment of the Israels are doing a cracker jack job.  My VOE-ters of the Christian Zionists gave me the mandate to AU-therizie full support for the push north, east and south. Mr Benjamin Netayahu is with us all the way.  (Hey, that boy Benny even speaks with an America A-ccent.) 

We shall support expansionize for the ultra right wing of the YOU-nited State of Israel. 
The day of RAP-ture is close at hend - THESSALIONIANS 4:17.  We shall engineerificate the second coming of our Lord.  The Palestinians are fightin each other, makin our job EEE-sier.  Once they’re finished KILL-ing… each other and Israel is you-NI-ted, we-will reach our point of DEN…sity. One last task remains for the Christian Zionists.  All who re-FUSE to be SAVED by the Lord, yes that includes the Right Wing Jews, (yea, even you, Benny, so don’t go tryin to HIDE no place), will be incineratified on the plains of ARMAGEDDON.  THEN will the Lord appear and we will be taken in Rapture to the kingdom of Hea-ven….to walk be-SIDE him….........a-MEN.

Sorry fellas, nothin PER-sonal. It’s not like we hid this from you.  Don’t feel too bad fer bein suckered into this, but that’s what the big guy told me to do.  We’re COUNT-ing on you to expandify Israel, so don’t back out now.  Hey, at least we’re givin you a choice, fellas. 

Do I hear an a-Men???

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By Rob Thair, May 20, 2007 at 7:22 am Link to this comment
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The Israeli experiment has outlived its usefulness but instead of lobbing insignificant rockets into the occupied land, the Palestinian people would be wiser to take their retaliation abroad, taking out those who would lobby governments to back the occupiers and fund the genocide.  A better strategic position would be to arbitrarily take out supporters of the genocide arbitrarily so that it would be difficult to ascertain which freedom fighters were responsible, sort of like the way the CIA and the U.S. does it.

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By Matt, May 19, 2007 at 8:12 pm Link to this comment
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#71063 by Lee on 5/19 at 10:19 am:

“How much will Israel’s reoccupation of Gaza cost the United States taxpayer?”

——

Good question, Lee.

But don’t worry; we’ll hardly notice the expense, since it will be insignificant compared to the price of destroying and occupying Iran and Syria for Israel.

And anyway, we don’t care about cost, do we? God smiles upon us because we do whatever Israel demands, and that’s all that matters!

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By felicity, May 19, 2007 at 2:00 pm Link to this comment

Obviously the news coming out of Gaza is being censored.  When news is censored, rumors fly and justifiably so.  The prevalent one today is Israel will re-occupy Gaza which they intended to do all along.

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By kevin99999, May 19, 2007 at 12:57 pm Link to this comment
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The international community needs to step forward and help palestinians continue their struggle against the terrorist state of Israel that has made their lives a living hell for more than half a century.

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By Lee, May 19, 2007 at 11:19 am Link to this comment
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How much will Israel’s reoccupation of Gaza cost the United States taxpayer?

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By nahida, May 19, 2007 at 10:57 am Link to this comment
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I Believe in Miracles



You can break my bones
My free spirit is invincible

You can cause me the loss of sight
The light of my insight
You’ll never take away
In the shadows of darkness
Lies the corpse of your might

You can destroy my house
The windows of my hope,
You cannot break
The pillars of my faith
You can never shake

You can threaten me
With weapons of death
And mass destruction
Implanting fear in my heart
You cannot achieve
Nor can you cut off
My divine connection

With a missile
You can tear my body apart
My soul however
Is out of your reach
And is forever intact


You claimed victory in six days!
Victorious are those
With a dignified gaze
Facing tanks with tender flesh
And only with stones,
The F16 fighter blaze

You can never defeat my will to be
Because my power that you cannot explain
Grows from within the roots of my pain

You depend on the United States
For wealth and war supply
My infinite strength stems from
My creator, the One most high

I can show you the way
To victory, just say:
“In the name of God
Most gracious, Most merciful
The loving, the Just
The source of peace and light”
Strip away your greed and lust
You’ll be surprised!
Enjoy the transformation
Of your soul and heart

Examine your deeds and
Put your life to the test
Can you see what wrongs you’ve sown?
Were you planting roses
Or were you planting thorns?

Listen to your heart,
The true story you shall hear
Let your soul vision be your guide
The picture will be ever so clear

A few words are all you need to say:
“Forgive me God”
And all your sins will be washed away

“I’m sorry Palestine”
For all the pain I caused you
“I’m sorry children of Palestine
For being so cruel
Digging your graves
I’m not your superior
You are not my slaves”

Heaven will be yours
And on Earth will be peace
When you begin to care

In my heart you’ll find a place
And my land we can share

I believe in miracles
And that day I shall see
Because God is only just
God is only fair

nahida

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By QuyTran, May 19, 2007 at 10:28 am Link to this comment

Animal couldn’t be coexisted with human beings !

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By Tom Doff, May 19, 2007 at 8:27 am Link to this comment
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Geez, what a great new technique the Israelis have devised to solve the ‘Palestinian Problem’.

If they keep ‘ceding’ the Gaza strip to Palestinians, and then reoccupying it while slaughtering the occupants with airborne rocket attacks, they will slow the increase in the arab population which has doomed the Israelis to eventual destruction.

But since ‘god’ wants them to occupy all of the ‘Holy Lands’, and ‘god’ helps those who help themselves, the Israelis will soon have to fake an Iranian attack on themselves (or the US, hopefully, non-nuclear), to give them an excuse to nuke-out the Iranian ‘Threat to Mittle-East Peace’, and buy themselves a bit more time until they come up with their version of ‘The Final Solution’.

Whatever it takes, ‘God’s Will Be Done’.

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