Dec 28 2008
UPDATE 12/29: Benjamin Netanyahu (and hopefully the next Israeli PM) speaks about attack on Gaza
UPDATE 12/29: “Hey Israel, as long as your F-16’s are in the air, swing over to Syria, there are a few more nuclear facilities that you didn’t get the first time.”
UPDATE 12/28: IAF destroys 40 undergound tunnels in 270 minutes.
(IsraelNN.com) The Israeli Air Force destroyed 40 tunnels that connected the Egyptian and Gazan sides of Rafiah (Rafah) in a bombing sortie that lasted 270 seconds Sunday afternoon. Plumes of black smoke mushroomed into the air one after the other as the IAF cast bombs at the tunnels which line the Philadelphi Corridor between Egypt and Gaza.
The Corridor is supposed to be guarded by Egyptian forces but these have proven unable or unwilling to prevent large-scale smuggling of weapons and other supplies into Gaza.
A high-ranking military source said Monday evening that all of the tunnels which have been used by Hamas to smuggle weapons have been destroyed. Observers said the IAF may have used U.S.-supplied “bunker-buster” bombs to destroy some of the tunnels.
As part of the psychological warfare against Gaza, hundreds of residents of Gaza received recorded telephone calls in which they were warned: “You are in danger. In order to save your life and that of your family you must leave this place. This is a message from the Israel Defense Force.” (Why bother? Muslims NEVER do this for Jewish civilians because they want to kill civilians)
SOURCE: ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS
Hamas Military Targets Hit by Israeli Air Force.
COCKPIT VIDEO: Israeli Air Force destroys underground Hamas rocket launching facility.
UPDATE 12/28: al-Jazeera interviews former Israeli ambassador to the UN (and unlike many Western journalists actually lets the man present the Israeli side).
UPDATE: 12/28: Hamas blames ‘moderate’ Islam and silent Arabs for Israel’s retaliation.
Where were the international media while hundreds of Quassam rockets were being fired at Israeli citizens during the so-called ‘cease-fire’ and hundreds more since the end of the truce?
Palestinian hand-wringing condemning the long overdue and thoroughly provoked attack. But Israel says, “This is just the beginning.”
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