Saturday, December 27, 2008

Israel Fights Back

This was the first news report I saw when I logged on this morning.
GAZA — Israeli warplanes and combat helicopters pounded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing at least 155 people in the bloodiest day for Palestinians in more than 20 years.

Palestinian militants responded with rocket salvoes that killed an Israeli man and wounded several others, medics said.

Black smoke billowed over Gaza City, where the dead and wounded lay scattered on the ground after more than 30 air strikes destroyed several security compounds, including two where Hamas was hosting graduation ceremonies for new recruits.

Among the dead were the Hamas-appointed police chief, Tawfiq Jabber, the head of Hamas's security and protection unit, and the governor of central Gaza, according to medical workers.
Notice if you will, that Israel targeted Hamas members, men who refer to themselves as soldiers, warriors, and fighters. This is in contrast to Hamas and other jihadists who target unarmed men, women, and children.
At the main Gaza City graduation ceremony, uniformed bodies lay in a pile and the wounded writhed in pain, television pictures showed. Rescuers carried those showing signs of life to cars and ambulances, while others tried to revive the unconscious.
This of course was a Hamas graduation ceremony where proud new recruits were getting ready to take their part in murdering Jews.

Were any civilians killed? We don't know yet, but it sounds like Israel did a pretty good job of hitting the terrorist infrastructure. So at least Israel is working to keep civilian casualties as low as possible. However, previous to the Israeli attack,
Israel eased a blockade of the Gaza Strip on Friday but militants there aimed rockets and mortars across the border, one of which misfired and killed two Palestinian girls.
Oops! Somebody's face is red!
About a dozen rockets and mortar bombs were fired from Gaza on Friday. One accidentally struck a northern Gaza house killing two Palestinian sisters, aged five and 13, and wounding a third, Palestinian medics said.

No militant group claimed responsibility. Hamas police said they would investigate.
Now that Israel has dared to fight back for real against the terrorist thugs of Hamas, we can look for the usual calls for restraint (already issued by Egypt), condemnations from the MSM, the U.N., the E.U., "human rights" groups, and other terror supporters. Also, look for these same idiots to give moral equivalency to Israel, who has targeted self-described soldiers, and Hamas, who sows terror by targeting innocents.

The fun never ends.

UPDATE Unfortunately, some women and children were killed. All of these deaths are the fault of Hamas, as they are the ones who absolutely refuse to live in peace and who continue to hold the citizens of Gaza hostage.

I forgot one recycled warning:
Aid groups said they feared the Israeli operation could fuel a humanitarian crisis in the impoverished coastal enclave, home to 1.5 million Palestinians, half of them dependent on food aid.
Again? It hasn't happened yet.

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At 12:06 PM, Blogger Subvet said...

Good for the Israelis, now let's hope both the present US administration and it's successor do the right thing and stand by them.

At 7:42 PM, Blogger Jungle Mom said...

Israel has to do what it has to do. The media and much of the world will always condemn Israel while never raising a voice at Hamas for all its atrocities.
Israel just has to go ahead and take care of business for surely no one else will.

At 4:48 AM, Blogger MightyMom said...

Go Israel!

war is hell, no way around it. You do the best you can to target military spots...but that's just the way it goes.


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