Thursday, October 27, 2005

Israel strikes Gaza, plans offensive after bombing, bonus atrocities

Oh, yay. And for those who are interested in other wonderful things that Israel has been carrying out, read up on the practice of using Palestinian human shields.

Israel strikes Gaza, plans offensive after bombing
By Nidal al-Mughrabi

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft struck the Gaza Strip on Thursday and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon approved a major ground offensive in the West Bank after a suicide attack killed five Israelis.

The bombing in the coastal city of Hadera -- the first such attack since Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip last month -- dealt a serious blow to an eight-month-old truce and international hopes for a revival of peacemaking.

Security sources said Sharon and Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz decided on a major military operation in the northern West Bank against Islamic Jihad, which claimed responsibility for the bombing to avenge the killing of a top commander on Monday.

Israel would also target Islamic Jihad leaders in the Gaza Strip, but there were no immediate plans for a ground offensive there, the sources said.

"We will do everything we can to strike out the infrastructure of the organization that carried out this act of terror," Mofaz told reporters.

No timetable was given for the West Bank offensive.

Posted by crimnos @ 8:20 AM

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I googled your email because I didn't know who you were and this is the garbage I find. Palestinians bombing Israeli civilians is not an atrocity, but Israel doing the same is? Oh, and google hamas human shields:

Weren't going to mention that on you blog, were you?

Criticism of Israel is fine, but when you don't present the context of the situation in which you post, and specifically hold one side of a conflict to a different standard than the other side. You're clearly an intelligent person who could have presented both sides but clearly chose not to.

Killing civilians on either side is an atrocity. And if you are going to pick a side, why pick the side that has rejected or broken every peace agreement and actively teaches its children hatred?

Needless to say I have no interest in trading cards with an anti-Semite.

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