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Retaliatory Attacks Between Israel and Gaza Continue

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Posted on Aug 25, 2011
AP / Adel Hana

Palestinians inspect the damage to a sports club in Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza where two men were killed Thursday in an Israeli airstrike.

Nine Palestinians died and 29 were wounded in a series of Israeli airstrikes that began Wednesday and continued Thursday. The air raids were in retaliation for a recent terrorist attack that killed eight Israelis and for continuing rocket fire over the Israel-Gaza border.

On the Israeli side, a baby was reported to have been slightly wounded when shrapnel from a Palestinian rocket hit a car.

Since the deadly attack on Israel on Aug. 18, the country has retaliated by killing at least 23 Palestinians, many of them Islamic Jihad and pro-Hamas leaders but some of them simply civilians. —BF

The New York Times:

On Wednesday, an Israeli airstrike killed an Islamic Jihad leader, Ismail al-Asmar, 34; the group said Thursday that it had fired several of the missiles at Israel in retaliation.

Early Thursday, Israelis struck a smuggling tunnel that crossed under Gaza’s southern border with Egypt, killing four.

A third airstrike — on a sports club the Israeli military said held a weapons storage facility — killed two in northern Gaza: a member of Islamic Jihad, and a Palestinian man, 22, who died hours after he was wounded.

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PatrickHenry's avatar

By PatrickHenry, September 2, 2011 at 1:37 pm Link to this comment

We have more killing in Chicago on a Saturday night.

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By Peter Knopfler, August 27, 2011 at 10:45 am Link to this comment

MOST PEOPLE SHORT MEMORY WHEN IT COMES TO ISRAEL.
REMEMBER THE SLAUGHTER OF THE RABBI WIFE TWO YOUNG KIDS
AND INFANT FOUND WITH THROAT SLASHED, PALESTINIAN 2
CRAWLED INTO HOUSE WAITING FOR MOM COME OUT OF
BATHROOM. REMEMBER the Fogel FAMILY UDI & RUTH YOAV 11
yers & ELAD 4 yers, & Hadas 3months old.
AFTER THIS SLAUGHTER OF RABBI LIKE JESUS= THE LIONS OF
SOLOMON SEEK REVENGE FOR EVERY ISRAELI DEATH 100 others
yes 100 to one! NOW YOU KNOW.

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By blogdog, August 26, 2011 at 1:09 am Link to this comment

RE: http://original.antiwar.com/alison-weir/2011/08/23/israeli-video-games-in-gaza/

‘games’ - an apt description - seems like they’re practicing - the dead, so what… just stinkin’ arabs - might as well be clay pigeons

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By Arabian Sinbad, August 25, 2011 at 6:19 pm Link to this comment

From the report:

“Nine Palestinians ‘died’ and 29 were wounded in a series of Israeli airstrikes…”

“The air raids were in retaliation for a recent terrorist attack that killed eight Israelis and for continuing rocket fire over the Israel-Gaza border.”
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So here the Palestinians just “died” whereas the the Israeli raids that massacred several children were justified as “retaliation for a recent terrorist attack…”

You see the logic of partisan and one-sided reporting!

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By Arabian Sinbad, August 25, 2011 at 6:06 pm Link to this comment

Analysis: renewed hostilities between Gaza and Israel

by Richard Lightbown on August 23, 2011

Warning: Graphic, Blood Content

By Richard Lightbown * | Sabbah Report | http://www.sabbah.biz

“Israel’s response has been to launch at least 50 air strikes into civilian areas in the Gaza Strip since 14 August. While the secretary-general of the Salah-al-Deen Brigades and a member of the Popular Resistance Committees have been reported killed, the total number of casualties on 20 August was 15 dead and 45 wounded. Two of the dead were two years old and another was aged 13. Ten children, eight women and two elderly people are among the injured; one 15-year-old is said to be seriously hurt. A Facebook account showing photographs depicting some of the truly horrific injuries from these attacks had gone down on the morning of 21 August, but many of the photographs were still available on the Europalestine website. [See photos at the end of the post. Warning: Graphic, Blood Content]

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By Arabian Sinbad, August 25, 2011 at 6:00 pm Link to this comment

If you’re interested in viewing the Israeli terrorism in action and their massacres of children, just go to sabbahreport website and click on Europalestine website
to see photos at the end of the post.

If you still not moved to action against Israeli terrorism, then remember that ...

Silence is complicity!

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By bigjohn756, August 25, 2011 at 4:44 pm Link to this comment
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See what happens when you take a country away from one
group and arbitrarily give to another group? The
original owners, surprisingly, get upset.

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By jd shein, August 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm Link to this comment
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Hey “BF,” how many of the Israelis killed were simply civilians?

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By PatrickHenry, August 25, 2011 at 3:02 pm Link to this comment

You seldom hear of the Israeli drone attacks. 

The wave of the future.

http://original.antiwar.com/alison-weir/2011/08/23/israeli-video-games-in-gaza/

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