The death toll from Israeli airstrikes against the tiny Gaza Strip continues to mount, with at least 100 now confirmed dead and hundreds of others wounded. The toll includes a large number of civilians, whose homes were demolished in Israeli salvos.
At least 13 children are already confirmed killed in the Israeli attacks, and more expected as civilians remain missing in the rubble of their former houses. The local hospitals are reporting almost exclusively civilian tolls in the most recent strikes, saying they’ve seen few Hamas fighters show up in the clinics.
Gaza towns, not fully repaired from Israel’s 2008-09 invasion, are being smashed again, and Israel is ordering some 100,000 civilians out of their homes in anticipation of a ground invasion that will further level their towns.
Israel, by contrast, has seen 7 injured from the Gaza rocket fire that is supposedly a justification for the onslaught.
That’s unsurprising, because while rockets from Gaza are being fired all over Israel, they are extremely primitive weapons with no guidance, rarely hitting anything, and even when they do rarely doing more than superficial damage to the roof of some random building.
Still, the underlying narrative of the long-suffering Israelis and the Palestinian aggressors is so ingrained that Dianne Sawyer from ABC News had no problem reporting on “rockets raining down on Israel” while showing footage of destroyed Palestinian homes in Gaza, falsely labeling them as “an Israeli family trying to salvage what they can.”
ABC later issued a statement saying “they are Palestinian, not Israeli. We regret the error and will correct it.” As always, the correction will likely be seen by only a fraction of those who were presented with the putative destruction of Israeli civilian homes, and with the US loudly endorsing Israel’s mass killings as ‘self defense” against Hamas’ largely useless rocket strikes, most will likely assume that ABC’s phony coverage was the real McCoy.
Israel is taking advantage of the international ambivalence about the killings to continue its escalation without rest, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bragged that a truce is “not even on the agenda” for Israel, which remains determined to keep pounding Gazans for the foreseeable future.
12 thoughts on “100 Gazans Killed; 7 Israelis Injured”
The mainstream media on Israeli aggression : hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.
World is facing another fascist regime created by the west, not that is their newly created nor is going to be their last, as the Neo fascism in Ukraine or the ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The western governments like to talk being civilized, but when it comes to their creations non are even close to meaning of the word.
Israel government is no longer deserve the rights to be spoken to unless the talks are about boycotting Israel period. They don't deserve anything but for the process to be implemented by what is called "western civilized governments".
Solidarity with occupied Palestine.
Sorry, guys. We are trying to get the terrorists controlling our government to stop giving our money, plus weapons and politico-diplomatic support, to the terrorists killing you and confining you to concentrated areas, where they bomb and shoot you like fish in barrels, after having driven you from your homelands in a massive ethnic cleansing.
God bless diane sawyer and America for those poor suffering Israelis whose houses are demolished by American arms.
My guess is that as the lopsided casualty and death gap continues to widen, Israel will conveniently 'discover' some 'Israeli civilians killed by HAMAS Qassam missiles' and play the Victim Card again to retroactively justify their present pogrom in Gaza. If my instincts serve me well, those 'Israeli civilians' will be either Gazan casualties hauled to a Potemkin-esque missile impact, or they will be elderly Israelis who recently passed and are hauled to the site. Either way, if this comes to pass my money is on this event being stage-managed by the IDF and/or Mossad from first to last.
When, if, the Israelis find themselves on the receiving end of this 100 to 1 retribution ratio, how long will they hold up against a billion Muslims….??????????? You work the numbers……….. One would think they would at least try to,keep it at 10 to 1…. Just for the sake of precedent…..
That's why they have to be the only one on the block to possess nukes. Else game over.
Were any Jewish fingernails damaged?
Guess I'm not clear on Hamas' responsibility, either. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/17/opinion/israels…
For years, it has been the same story: Israeli intelligence discovers information about an impending terrorist attack from Gaza. The Israeli Army takes pre-emptive action with an airstrike against the suspected terror cells, which are often made up of fighters from groups like Islamic Jihad, the Popular Resistance Committees or Salafi groups not under Hamas’s control but functioning within its territory. These cells launch rockets into Israeli towns near Gaza, and they often miss their targets. The Israeli Air Force responds swiftly. The typical result is between 10 and 25 casualties in Gaza, zero casualties in Israel and huge amounts of property damage on both sides.
Wow, airstikes into what is esentially an open air concentration camp. Such valor!! Such bravery!! Pass out the medals!!
Smart bombs against bottle rockets. I am impressed.
Network News saves so much money by making up the news and green screening on site coverage.
How many rockets,missiles & mortars has Hamas fired into Israel after Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005?
Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005 and dismantled all her settlements there forcibly removing 9000 settlers – yet the State has been under constant attack from Hamas that took over Gaza. I’m interested in getting a rough indication as to the number of missiles etc that have been fired into Israel and further interested in finding our what lessons should be learnt ?
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According to the Israeli intelligence and terrorism information center:
Aug – Dec 2005: 79 rockets and 1 mortar shell \
2006: 946 rockets and 22 mortar shells (1)
2007:783 rockets and 640 mortar shells /
2008: 1,665 rockets and 1,497 mortar shells (2)
2009 – Jan 01 – 19: 101 rockets and 338 mortar shells (3)
There is a full summary on terrorism in 2009 which also tracks rocket shooting, but I can’t seem to find it again.
The Israeli Security Agency offers different figures. Their count for 2009 stands at 566 rockets and 238 mortar shells (4)
Reports for 2010 are yet to be issued at the end of the year. Wikipedia offers incomplete covering for the time being (5). An Israeli news report from 13/04/2010 states that 53 rockets and 39 mortar shells were fired this year up until that date. (6)
So as you see the answer to your question cannot be exact, but approximately 7 thousand rockets and mortars were fired at Israel since the withdrawal.
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