posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 11:59 AM
Originally posted by live2beknown
I support Israel, anyone who really doesn't is ignorant and a coward to let Gaza, shoot rockets into your country and not do a thing about it. as I
stated before they shot 768 rockets prior to this war, in just 2012 alone..Would any of you really keep letting it happen, someone to launch rockets
into your country and not do a thing about it?? I'm happy that this time Israel isn't killing as many civilians this time, more focused on taking
out terrorist sites.
I'm just tired of everyone thinking Israel is the bad guy, they're the ones defending there families and country. I hope if anyone was to launch
rockets into my country we would do the same!
"This time round, on 8 November, a week before Ahmad Jabari was assassinated, Israeli soldiers shot dead 13-year-old Ahmad Abu Daqqa while he was
playing football outside his house in Gaza. Palestinian militants retaliated with a bomb and then a missile fired at an armoured personnel carrier,
wounding several Israeli soldiers. Israel responded by shelling first another football field and then a mourning tent, killing four civilian
non-combatants and wounding dozens. Four Israelis were wounded by the inevitable Palestinian missile volleys that followed. Egypt’s General
Intelligence Directorate, which typically brokers security agreements relating to the Gaza Strip, stepped up its efforts.
By 12 November, amid demands from Israel’s Home Front Defence minister, Avi Dichter, to ‘reformat’ the Gaza Strip and calls from the transport
minister, Yisrael Katz, to cut off the supply of all goods and services to Gaza’s population of 1.5 million until they begged for air, the Egyptians
had crafted a ceasefire proposal that was accepted by the Palestinians and – according to the Egyptians – Israel too. With responsibility not only
for fighting Israel but also enforcing agreements with it, Jabari began implementing the ceasefire. Two days later he was blown up. Several hours and
several dozen air raids later, Israel triumphantly announced that it had successfully decommissioned long-range missile capabilities within the Gaza
Strip. After first hitting cities as far afield as Beersheba and Tel Aviv, the first Hamas rocket yesterday reached the western outskirts of
Jerusalem. Today, Israel has attacked Hamas government compounds, killing at least eight more Palestinians, and troops are reportedly massing along
the border with Gaza."
Neither side is innocent here.