Monthly Archives: July 2014

Breaking news / Israeli military starts ground operation in Gaza

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the military to start a ground operation in Gaza, his office has announced.

“The prime minister and defence minister have instructed the IDF to begin a ground operation tonight in order to hit the terror tunnels from Gaza into Israel,” the statement said.

A large IDF force has launched a new phase of Operation Protective Edge, starting a ground operation in the Gaza Strip, an IDF spokesperson has confirmed.

As reported by the Associated Press, Israel had originally organized about 48,000 reserve soldiers for the operation, but on Thursday another 18,000 were called up. It’s unclear how many are actually involved in the ongoing ground offensive.

Israel’s chief military spokesman Brig. Gen. Motti Almoz, meanwhile, urged residents in Gaza to evacuate areas in which the military is operating, since it is doing so with “very great force.”

According to the IDF statement, the goal is to target Hamas tunnels that “enable terrorists to infiltrate Israel and carry out attacks.”

“We are now continuing with the ground forces to strike terrorist infrastructure, Hamas infrastructure, in multiple areas throughout the Gaza Strip,” army spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner told reporters.

“Following 10 days of Hamas attacks by land, air and sea, and after repeated rejections of offers to deescalate the situation, the Israel Defence Forces (army) has initiated a ground operation within the Gaza Strip,” the IDF said in a statement, according to AFP.

The IDF also accused Hamas of using civilian deaths to paint Israel’s actions in a negative light.

“In the face of Hamas’ tactics to leverage civilian casualties in pursuit of its terrorist goals, the IDF will continue in its unprecedented efforts to limit civilian harm,” it said.

Hamas, meanwhile, said Israel’s move is “foolish” and will have “dreadful consequences.”

Speaking with CNN, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said, “the beginning of the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza is a dangerous step with unknown consequences. Israel will pay a heavy price for it.”

Witnesses and Gaza residents reported heavy artillery and naval shelling along the Gaza border.

Israel’s latest ground operation comes after attempts to broker a cease-fire with Hamas failed to take hold. The last 10 days have seen both sides exchange rocket fire, resulting in the deaths of more than 220 Palestinians and one Israeli, with some attacks coming under intense scrutiny. Recently, four Palestinian children were killed by an Israeli airstrike while they were playing on a beach in Gaza.

Overall, Israel has struck more than 2,000 targets in Gaza, while Hamas has fired almost 1,500 rockets towards Israel.

Although both Israel and Hamas agreed to observe a brief suspension of hostilities following a request by the United Nations, reports indicated on Wednesday that Israel was considering sending boots on the ground in order to remove rockets and other weapons used by Hamas.

“The IDF’s objective as defined by the Israeli government is to establish a reality in which Israeli residents can live in safety and security without continued indiscriminate terror, while striking a significant blow to Hamas’s terror infrastructure,” the army said in its statement.

The last time Israel launched an extensive ground offensive in Gaza was back in January 2009, following an armed conflict that began the month prior in December. That offensive, known as Operation Cast Lead, began on January 3 and was tasked with a similar objective: to secure areas from which militants were launching rockets. The entire conflict – which ran from December 27, 2008 to January 18, 2009 –resulted in the deaths of up to 1,417 Palestinians and 13 Israelis.

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Who Shot Down the Malaysian Airliner over Ukraine ?

A round-up of the latest facts, speculation and the blame game surrounding the alleged shoot down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Putin : If General Sisi had not taken Egypt in hand, Egypt no doubt would now be wasted and feverish

MOSCOW — Responding to a new round of economic sanctions by the United States, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia lashed out late Wednesday against what he called America’s “aggressive foreign policy,” which he said had caused havoc in the Middle East, and accused the United States of pushing the Ukrainian government to continue fighting rather than encouraging peace.

Mr. Putin, speaking to reporters in Brasília, where he is winding up a trip through central and South America, warned that the American sanctions would backfire.

“I have already said they tend to have a boomerang effect, and without any doubt, in this case they are driving Russian-American relations to an impasse, causing very serious damage,” Mr. Putin said, according to a Kremlin transcript. “And I am convinced that this is harmful to the national long-term strategic interests of the American state, the American people.”

Mr. Putin said that rather than imposing sanctions like those announced in Washington on Wednesday against Russian banks and energy companies in retaliation for Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine, the Obama administration should be working to end the bloodshed in Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists have been fighting the government since early April.

Although there is evidence that Russia has been supporting the insurgents with weapons, tanks and other equipment, and some of the leaders of the insurgency have identified themselves as Russian citizens, Mr. Putin said that the United States should do more to assist Russian efforts to achieve a peace agreement.

“This must be done together — it must be jointly, of course, to encourage all sides in the conflict in Ukraine to an immediate end to hostilities and negotiate,” Mr. Putin said. “Unfortunately, we don’t see this on the side of our partners, especially the American partners, who it seems to me on the contrary are pushing the Ukrainian authorities to the continuation of this fratricidal war and the continuation of this punitive operation. This policy has no prospects.”

Mr. Putin, who has never hidden his disdain for American foreign policy in the Middle East, once again held up the region as evidence of failed interventionism on the part of Washington.

“In general I would say that those who are planning foreign policy actions in the United States — unfortunately we are not seeing it only in recent times, but say, the last 10-15 years — they conduct quite aggressive foreign policy and, in my opinion, very unprofessional,” Mr. Putin said.

“Look: In Afghanistan, problems. Iraq is falling apart, Libya is falling apart. If General Sisi had not taken Egypt in hand, Egypt no doubt would now be wasted and feverish. In Africa, there are problems in many countries. They touched Ukraine, and there are problems.”

Mr. Putin said that he remained open to negotiations with the United States. “It is a pity that our partners are going on this way, but we have not closed the door to negotiations, to resolve this situation,” he said.

While Mr. Putin seemed unbowed, even bellicose, in his response, the Russian financial markets had a different reaction. The benchmark Russian stock index, MICEX, fell 2.5 percent at opening Thursday, while shares in two of the companies targeted by sanctions — the oil giant Rosneft and the energy company Novatek — declined even further.

Analysts said the American sanctions would carry a sharp bite. “This represents a seismic hit to Russia, and to Russian markets,” wrote Timothy Ash, a market analyst with Standard Bank in London, who follows Russia and Ukraine closely. “With such prominent companies sanctioned, questions will now be asked which other Russian companies will next be on the list.”

Mr. Ash said he believed that the Obama administration was hoping to prevent Russia from intervening further in Ukraine and to give President Petro O. Poroshenko’s military operation more time to quash the insurrection. Mr. Ash also played down the importance of the European Union’s decision to not to impose additional sanctions of its own immediately.

“It does not really matter what the E.U. itself does, but the fact that these Russian companies are being sanctioned by the U.S. will force European companies with business interests in the U.S. to comply,” he wrote. “Every Western business is ultimately forced to comply.”

 

ذيل الافعى الاخوانى ” مرتزقة حماس ” والخطه البديله لأتفاق الجاسوس محمد مرسى

العميل خالد مشعل ومرشد الجماعه الارهابيه محمد بديع

العميل خالد مشعل ومرشد الجماعه الارهابيه محمد بديع

الفعل ورد الفعل – بقلم خالد عبد العزيز

اراهن وبشده على رفض حماس للمبادره المصريه لوقف اطلاق النار والتى قبلتها الحكومه الاسرائيليه منذ ساعات قليله واراهن على استمرار حماس فى اطلاق الصواريخ على المدن الاسرائيليه وعلى اهداف استراتيجيه داخل الكيان الاسرائيلى .. فالهدف الحقيقى والغير معلن لهذا التنظيم الاخوانى الصهيونى العميل لا يزال فى مراحله الاولى

نعم لكل فعل رد فعل ولكن يعلم الحميع واولهم هؤلاء المرتزقه ان رد الفعل الاسرائيلى ابدا لا يتساوى فى المقدار وانما يتجاوزه بكثير

ولذلك بدأت خطة الافاعى ” بتعليمات من التنظيم الدولى للأخوان وباتفاق مع العميل التركى اردوغان و الشاذ تميم حاكم قطر” باستفزاز اسرائيل بخطف مرتزقه من حماس ” وبدون اى مبرر ” لثلاثه من المستوطين اليهود وقتلهم والقاء جثثهم ليتم العثور عليها وبالتالى يبدأ الانتقام الاسرائيلى الذى تعول عليه حماس لتنفيذ خطتها البديله للمخطط الذى تم الاتفاق عليه بينهم وبين الجاسوس المصرى القابع فى انتظار الاعدام محمد مرسى وبرعايه اميريكيه وتواطئ تركى قطرى لتوطين سكان قطاع غزه على جزء من ارض سيناء المصريه تمهيدا لتصفية القضيه الفلسطينيه وهو الامر الذى تم انشاء منظمة حماس من اجل تحقيقه تحت ستار مقاومة اسرائيل

ولزيادة رد الفعل الاسرائيلى قامت حماس باطلاق مئات من الصواريخ ” الفشنك ” على مدن اسرائيليه لم تصلها الصواريخ من قبل حتى وصلت الى مطار بن جوريون ومفاعل ديمونه النووى حتى تضمن حماس زيادة القصف الاسرائيلى على القطاع وزيادة الدم الفلسطينى المراق او الوصول الى مرحلة شن عمليه عسكريه بريه على القطاع  – ملحوظه – لم يصاب اسرائيلى بخدش واحد من جراء اطلاق هذه الفجر 5 والفجر 6 المزعومه

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القصف الاسرائيلي على غزة

7لا يهم اشلاء مئات الاطفال من ابناء فلسطين ولا الاف الجرحى ولا مئات المنازل ولا التدمير الشامل للبنيه الاساسيه للقطاع التى اقتطع العرب ثمن اقامتها من اقوات شعوبهم لمساعدة الاخوه الفلسطنين .. انما المهم هو تصفية القضية الفلسطينيه وتتفيذ الخطه البديله بالوصول الى الحد الاقصى للأستفزاز الاسرائيلى ثم افتعال ضغط على الحدود المصريه واقتحام معبر رفح المصرى بعدة الاف من مرتزقة حماس والاهالى والسيدات والاطفال المغرر بهم تحت سمع وبصر وسائل الاعلام الدوليه بحجة الهروب من القصف والحصار الاسرائيلى كما حدث عام 2008 حين قام مسلحو القسام بتفجير الجدار الحدودي بين رفح الفلسطينيه ورفح المصريه وفتح ثغرات كبيرة بداخله، فيما قامت جرافات فلسطينية بفتح باقي الجدار وإزاحة الأسلاك الشائكة وتسهيل مرور سكان قطاع غزه تحت اشراف حماس حيث انتقلت عائلات وأسر بكاملها من قطاع غزة إلى الأراضي المصرية

الهدف الاساسى من” جر شكل “اسرائيل هو محاولة اعادة هذا السيناريو ثم الاستغاثه بالامم المتحده والمنظمات الدوليه والولايات المتحده لفتح معسكرات ومخيمات للاجئين من قطاع غزه الى الاراضى المصريه وفرض سياسة الامر الواقع تمهيدا لأستيطان هذة الاعداد من الفلسطينين جزءا من ارض سيناء المصريه

لقد تعامل السيد الرئيس حسنى مبارك عام 2008 بكل حكمه مع تصرفات حماس الرعناء ولكن يختلف الامر الان حيث ان تكرار هذا السيناريو فى التوقيت الحالى يعتبر اكبر تهديد للأمن القومى المصرى وسيجابه من قبل القياده السياسيه والعسكريه بكل حسم

نناشد الاخوه فى قطاع غزه القيام بما يجب عليهم للقضاء على حركة ” المرتزقه الاسلاميه حماس ” واستئصال هذا الورم السرطانى الخبيث الذى يعمل جاهدا لتنفيذ المخطط الصهيواميركى لتصفية القضيه الفلسطينيه .. اما بالنسبه لمصر فخيانة ومؤامرات حماس على مصر وفلسطين ووجود هؤلاء العملاء واستمرار سيطرتهم على قطاع غزه هو تهديد سافر للحدود الشرقيه ينبغى التعامل الحازم معه بقطع ذيل الافعى الاخوانى الصهيونى والعمل على تحرير سكان قطاع غزه من الاحتلال الحمساوى قبل الاحتلال الاسرائيلى

On Al Jazeera, Congressman Calls Station’s Support of Hamas a “War Crime”

The Algemeiner reported yesterday on remarks Representative Brad Sherman (D-Calif) made to Al Jazeera last week criticizing Hamas (video embedded below).

Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., who sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, also slammed the network’s coverage of the latest round of fighting between Hamas and Israel during his recent appearance on the network.

“Every one of those rockets [fired by Hamas into Israeli cities] is a war crime, almost every one,” Sherman said, noting that Hamas seeks to hit civilian targets. “Of course it’s a war crime committed by Hamas. And of course the owners of this TV network help fund Hamas.”

Sherman further excoriated the station’s supposed objectivity: “… [Y]ou on this TV station say, ‘well maybe it’s not a war crime because it’s not successful, the rocket didn’t hit a kindergarten – it was aimed at a kindergarten but it didn’t hit a kindergarten – so then it’s not reprehensible.’”

The “owners” of Al Jazeera that Sherman referenced is the government of Qatar. A leaked confidential cable from America’s ambassador to Qatar called the station “an informal tool of [the Government of Qatar’s] foreign policy.”

The ties between Qatar and Al Jazeera have long been problematic. In 2009, then-Senator John Kerry said, “Qatar can’t continue to be an American ally on Monday that sends money to Hamas on Tuesday.” Last week, in fact, the United States blocked Qatari funds from being used to pay employees of Hamas.

Qatar’s role in supporting Hamas looms large as it is proffering a ceasefire agreement in competition with Egypt’s; Qatar’s terms address most of Hamas’ demands.