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Calls are mounting within the IDF’s Southern Command to launch a large-scale offensive against Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip in the face of continued rocket attacks over the weekend.
On Saturday night, the Israel Air Force bombed a number of targets in the Strip in response to the firing of a number of Grad-model Katyusha rockets into Israel. One landed in Beersheba on Saturday. In another attack, an RPG was fired at an IDF patrol along the border with Gaza.
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“There is no need to wait for a provocation to launch an offensive against terrorist infrastructure in the Gaza Strip,” a senior officer in the Southern Command explained. “The ongoing attacks – by rockets and along the border – are cumulatively more than enough to justify immediate action.”
Last month, The Jerusalem Post revealed that the IDF General Staff had ordered the Southern Command to speed up preparations for a possible large-scale operation in the Strip within the coming months.
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
reply to post by FraternitasSaturni
Iran facing annihilation? Thats a bit premature and very inaccurate. No one is going to nuke Iran and anyone that even mentions that happening is talking out of their ass. You don't go around nuking countries that have millions of people who would rather not have anything to do with this entire mess. Nuclear weapons nowadays are too powerful to use, if the wind blows in the wrong direction you just killed innocent people in another country and then therye going to be at war with you. If youre going to bomb someone stick to crowd pleasers.
I couldn't give a rats ass if Iran has nukes as long as they swear on Allah they will not give those nukes to their terrorist buddies in Hamas and Hezbollah. Swear on Allah while taking 3 lie detector tests.edit on 19-2-2012 by lonewolf19792000 because: (no reason given)