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Originally posted by Maestro28
Then again a very picky power outage if you ask me, Harry is on RT live right now RT feed is dead now too tough.
it just may be that they are in the same building.
Originally posted by Elienne
Originally posted by RogerT3
Originally posted by dontreally
reply to post by Hellas
Although of course, probability speaking, there probably are soldiers who don't believe in Israels right to dispose Hamas from power.
Just as there might be Palestinians in Gaza who don't want to live under Hamas.
Dude, you're at it again (and again and again)
What's up, don't you have the self control to post updates without a dose of "Go Israel, Rah Rah Rah!"
He pointed out something that is probably true. How many people in the Gaza wish that Hamas would go away and let them live peacefully? Just as there are always two points of view everywhere, that would also include the Arabs in Gaza. Nothing wrong with that.
Originally posted by gangdumstyle
Harry just said one of his sources told him there WILL be a ground invasion tonight, and HAMAS will punish Israel. Hamas better be praying.edit on 17-11-2012 by gangdumstyle because: (no reason given)
For the entire duration of the 2008 Hamas–Israel cease-fire—even after Israel had broken the cease-fire on Nov. 4—not a single person was killed by rocket or mortar fire into Israel. Yet approximately two hours after Israel’s commencement of Operation Cast Lead, one person in Israel was struck and killed by shrapnel from a Qassam rocket. Two days later, three more people were killed in Israel from Gaza rocket and mortar attacks.
And for an entire year before Operation Pillar of Cloud, not a single Israeli was killed by rocket or mortar. Yet approximately sixteen hours after Pillar of Cloud commenced, a rocket from Gaza killed three Israelis.
New intelligence indicates forces in Gaza may be manufacturing long-range rockets locally. If this is the case, a significant ground force offers the Israelis the best chance of finding and neutralizing the factories making these weapons.
Israel appears to be positioning itself for a ground operation, perhaps as early as the night of Nov. 17.
Primary roads leading to Gaza and running parallel to Sinai have been declared closed military zones. Tanks, armored personnel carriers, self-propelled artillery and troops continue to stream to the border, and many units already appear to be in position.
Going in during dark hours allows the IDF to take advantage of its superior night-fighting equipment and training, including the use of night vision goggles and thermal optics.
Hamas recognizes that these long-range rocket attacks have only increased the likelihood and intensity of an Israeli ground incursion. A significant ground force offers the Israelis the best chance of finding and neutralizing the factories making these long-range rockets as well as the shorter-range Qassams. Hamas and the other militants therefore are actively preparing their defenses...
Hamas has already announced that its Al Murabiteen units, consisting of five brigades spread across Gaza, will be concentrated in the border region to limit Israeli penetration into the Gaza Strip. Learning from Hezbollah's example in 2006, special units of Hamas are relying heavily on tunnels to maintain communications. Should Israel be drawn into more densely populated areas of Gaza in pursuit of weapons storage and manufacturing facilities, Hamas has also reportedly prepared its suicide bombers, known as Istishadiyeen, to raise the cost for Israel in an urban battle.
Originally posted by badnickname
There are roumors spreading around from different sources about a ceasfire being signed in Egypt. They have been denied by Israel, but what worries me is that precisely such roumors would be an expected psychological warfare leading up to a ground invasion.
Heavy bombing of Gaza atm being reported, 3 rockets from Hamas to an Israeli military base.