Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hamas Breaks Ceasefire -Missiles Fired At Tel Aviv , Aimed At Airport

Rocket launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel (Photo: Avi Rokach)

In the midst of rumors about an extended ceasefire and a long term truce agreement, Hamas decided to break the ceasefire (this is truce violation #8) and launch missiles at Israel.

It started with three Grad rockets fired from the Gaza Strip fell near Be'er Sheva and Netivot on Tuesday afternoon around 2PM, a full 8 hours before the current truce was supposed to expire. The IDF responded by hitting different targets in the Gaza Strip in retaliation.

Hamas responded with a barrage of forty rockets fired last night at about 10:40 PM local time, and they included heavyweight items like M-75 and Fajr-5 missiles and a J-80 missile fired at Ben-Gurion Airport.

Yes, at a civilian airport. Can you say 'w-a-r  c-r-i-m-e? ' I'm sure you can, unless you work at the UN, the EU or the U.S. State Department.

There were explosions reported in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, and Code Red sirens were heard throughout southern and central Israel. Hamas also admitted firing an m-75 at Jerusalem.

One missile was intercepted by Iron Dome over central Israel and another fell in an open area. Two more were intercepted over Sderot, two over Be'er Sheva, two over Kiryat Malachi, and three over Ashkelon.

Rockets were also fired at Netivot and the Sdot Negev area.

Want to laugh? Even though Hamas's armed wing Izz ad-Din al-Qassam claimed responsibility for the missile barrage, Hamas spokeshole Sami Abu Zuhri claimed - wait for it - that Hamas had no knowledge of any missiles being fired, even though they were launched from inside central Gaza City!

And just think, yesterday, the headlines were all about a new 24 hour ceasefire extension to discuss a long term truce.I could be wrong, but even the likes of John Kerry and Barack Obama have to see what a losing proposition this is.

The Israelis seem to have wised up finally, pulled out of 'negotiations' and brought their delegation home from Cairo. After all, how can you make peace with someone who's entire aim in life is to exterminate you? The only kind of truce possible with the likes of Hamas is a hudna that will only last until they're ready to attack again. Why bother?

It's time to finish this. In the end, it will cost far less in Israeli and Palestinian lives That's especially true if Israel avoids the temptation of giving Gaza back to the Palestinian Authority, the slightly more moderate version of Hamas, but an entity who has the same ultimate goal - driving the Jews into the sea.

Have UNRWA do something useful for once. Publicly warn them and have them bring as many of the civilian population as Hamas will allow to leave out of Gaza City and set up camps in the open areas (and yes, there's a lot of open area in Gaza). Or let them take the civilian population to the other camps they run in Area A.

Then let the Lion of Judah loose. Let the Army win. Destroy Hamas utterly, annex Gaza, and repopulate it with Jews.



1 comment:

sykes.1 said...

You can add the West Bank.