Violence continues in and near Gaza as Israeli warplanes continue to pound the strip, killing three more people and bringing the overall toll up to 18 slain. Among those killed today were a boy and farm guard. The initial attacks started with the assassination of a top Palestinian militant.
Meanwhile, some of the smaller Gaza factions have fired rockets at southern Israel. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has confirmed that Hamas did not take part in the strikes, which have wounded a handful of Israelis so far.
Western media repeat unsubstantiated Israeli claims that all but two of the Palestinian dead were “militants.” This often simply means anyone who happened to be armed — not uncommon for civilians even within Israel.
The strikes have brought attention to the comparative uselessness of the heavily US-subsidized Iron Dome missile defense system. Israeli military officials say that system’s lack of success is because of a “malfunction” and not an actual flaw in the program.
The attacks show no sign of ending. Israeli officials say that the strikes were part of a “clear policy.” Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, who has repeatedly advocated a full scale invasion, insisted Israel is “not interested in escalation in and of itself,” which some are interpreting as a sign that Israel is not going to launch that invasion soon.
11 thoughts on “Israeli Strikes Continue, Killing Three More Gazans”
Do idiots really believe that this is God's country??? Ecstasy production, organ trafficking, human trafficking for the purposes of slavery and prostitution, population of welfare kings and queens a la the U.S. Taxpayer? When is this going to end???
Nope. Anyone with one good eye can clearly see that our best "friend" in the Middle East is in no way, shape or form God's annointed.
More ditziness from Mr. ditz. "top Palestinian militant," with no mention of his plan to launch a terror attack from the Sinai. Kind of obsfucates things.
Who is occupying who?? who is being illegally blockaded?? Give it a rest, and your propaganda, The Palestinian resistance should do far more than they are to get the illegal squatters off of their land. Lets see if the Zionist entity can handle what is coming..
Nothing like an AIPAC troll to 'obsfucate' things while obfuscating the subject matter. Dishonest and disgusting till the end.
Since Bibi can't get his war with Iran, he's got to find someone else to take his anger out upon.
It's interesting that UN chief Ban Ki-Moon was saying today that Syria was using "disproportionate force" on some cities, the military assaults were 'shameful" and yet has nothing to say about Israel's use of "disproportionate force" and that their military assaults on Gazans were "shameful." http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-un-chief-ban…
While we are on that subject, what has America used on Afghanistan and Iraq but disproportionate force.
Secretary of State Clinton a few minutes ago twitted,
#SecClinton: On behalf of the U.S., I condemned in strongest terms the rocket fire from Gaza into southern #Israel. go.usa.gov/Pm4
As long as Obama and his Administration kiss a$$ of the AIPAC, nothing will change.
The tragedy is if the country elects a Republican. it will be even worse. Ron Paul doesn't stand a chance while AIPAC showers candidates with the AMERICAN money on behave of Israel.
Read this: "Anyone who doubts how the extent of pressure on media outlets when it comes to covering Israel should pick up the New York Times." https://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/03/10-4
It proves that the US media is under total control of the Israeli interests.
Too bad that the Pals do not have anti-aircraft weapons. Would be a pleasure to see IDF terrorists being shot down left and right..in do time. The Zionist entity have a blowback coming that will hit them like no other.
The invasion WILL happen just after the US election, to sort of test the next prez
Isreal doing what Isreal does best: massacring unarmed civilians. While the world's attention is on Syria and Iran, they ravage the Palestinians with impunity while screaming victimhood and the right to "self-defense" – same old same old. It's a cycle of violence Israelites have repeated ad nauseum for the past several thousand years.
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