Saturday, May 4, 2019

Hostilities flare up as rockets hit Israel from Gaza

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Militants in the Gaza Strip have fired more than 200 rockets into Israel, the army says, prompting air strikes and tank fire on the Palestinian territory.
Three Israelis were wounded by the rockets. Israeli fire killed three Palestinians, including a mother and her baby daughter, Gaza officials say.

EU calls for halt to rocket fire from Gaza into Israel





The European Union (EU) on Saturday called for rocket fire from Gaza into Israel to "stop immediately" and threw its backing behind efforts by Egypt and the United Nations to calm the situation.
"The rocket fire from Gaza towards Israel must stop immediately. A de-escalation of this dangerous situation is urgently needed to ensure that civilians' lives are protected," EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said in a statement.
"Israelis and Palestinians both have the right to live in peace, security and dignity."
Gaza terrorists on Saturday fired over 200 rockets at Israel, which responded by striking Hamas and Islamic Jihad military targets, officials said, as another escalation between them threatened a fragile ceasefire.
Despite Israel's best efforts to avoid civilian casualties, three Gazans including a baby and her mother died in the strikes, the Gaza Health Ministry claimed Saturday.
The latest flare-up came with Hamas, the Islamist movement that rules the blockaded Gaza Strip, seeking further concessions from Israel under the ceasefire.
"Only a political solution can put an end to the violence," the EU statement said

5 comments :

  1. The problem is that to achieve a Western style political solution involves giving each side something they want. Compromising. But Arabs don't compromise.

    That is why Sara Imeinu said that Yishmael will not inherit with Yitzchak.

    It's not that in principle Yishmael couldn't inherit. After all, he was a descendant of Avrohom. It is that in practice he can't inherit because he doesn't share. Thus keeping Yishmael around was tantamount to excluding Yitzchak in tue inheritance.

    Fast forward four thousand years and it's playing out in front of us in real time.

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  2. Kalonymus AnonymusMay 5, 2019 at 9:50 PM

    Latest victim was a Rav. https://www.maariv.co.il/news/military/Article-697459

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  3. Garnel IronheartMay 5, 2019 at 10:39 PM

    As the old Robin Williams line goes, "Stop, or I shall say Stop! again"

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  4. Kalonymus AnonymusMay 6, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    "Western" ideas will lead to the end of the West. At best it will become like Turkey, a Muslim dictatorship with a nod to the old democratic and secular values.

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  5. BUT JOE LOOKS FORWARD TO A TRUMP DICTATORSHIP - DON'T YOU?

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