Out of 650 rocket launches, only 28 have actually hit resdiential area,.This is due mainly to the "Iron dome" defence system which was largley funded by the United states. Thank you USA, you have saved many civilians lives.
Gazan groups fired over 100 rockets and mortars at Israeli cities and towns. A barrage against Sderot, timed to coincide with the morning commute to work, injured 3 people. One victim, physical education teacher Moshik Levy, was moderately wounded by shrapnel and glass from his car windshield which exploded in his face. A fourth person was injured while fleeing for cover, and five more people were treated for acute stress reaction. Two homes, one in Sderot and one in the Eshkol Regional Council, were damaged by direct rocket hits. United States Ambassador Dan Shapiro declared that his country "supports Israel’s right to defend itself and its citizens from these attacks.
This is happened before Israel Killed their "militant" so now answer me, why hamas started this before the elections?
The only thing that the U.S. funding are the Iron Dome and the Arrow system. Both are missile defense systems. the Reason for this is that the U.S. wants Israel to respond in moderation toward the Arabs.
people seem to feel that my question is irrelevant and just want to argue about the rightness or wrongness of Israeli actions. I'm more interested in the timing of the actions. My cynical attitude is because I hate politicians, not because I hate Israelis, or support Hamas.
Politicians are scheming, heartless scum who use innocent people for their political advantage and this current situation is just another example of that. My main concern about Palestine is that it is a big playground for evil men.
People have a right to live in peace. Killing them, and destroying their homes and livelihoods is not a way to encourage that peace. Whoever does it is wrong and the reasons for when they do it bears examination.
I guess if the media is telling one that the rockets are raining down and your government is showing great strength by not tolerating it and sending in ground forces yet again, then these actions, if successful will measurably bolster the vote amongst moderate Israelis.
This same question (why now) is being asked by others.
I was never answered this... so I will ask again! please answers this
Well so why they started it??? they had their own commerce before this as I told you, Why they chose to throw it away? they wanted those territories and Israel gave that to them, What are they doing with it? Nothing. If Israeli people hate Arabs so much, Why there are so many Arabs over there living just ok?
look u can't say that israli people hates arabs so freely because it isn't right. the hate is only for terrorist who leaves in GAZA and terrorized thier people and most of the southern citiz here. and believe me: they hate us more than we hate them... this hate ridiculos and they want all of israel to be theres when they have so many arabs country around.
in my city there lost of arabs and we leave in co exeistance.. and one of my shcool friend in the past was arabic and i really like her cuase she is great person.
You didn't understand my question... my question was a Rhetorical question... If Israeli people really hated Arabs then many other Arabs wouldn't be living in Israel in peace just like you said. My question put light to into it.
no, I will not answer it. My question is about timing of this escalation, and the relationship to internal politics, and not validity or otherwise of Israeli presence in Palestine. I will not be lead away from that question anymore.
Well you asked me many times yourself about Israel and I did give you an answer, but yeah don't answer me because we know what the answer is. So the other question is... why the Palestinians started to throw more rockets than usually do before the elections? usually the throw just a few, now they throw hundreds why?
I have just been watching news, and Hamas and right-wing Israelis are both fucked.
Too bad they couldn't all gather in a deserted place somewhere and slug it out. I feel for the citizens of both countries who are innocent bystanders and victims in a very dangerous 'pissing up the wall' contest.
Why does Israel launch attacks into </i>Palestine??</i> News flash: since last Saturday, more than 120 rockets have been fired from Gaza into southern Israel. Innocent civilians have been killed. Babies have been killed.
When Israel retaliates, as they should, it will be against the terrorists, not the civilians of Gaza. Israel has the right to defend its citizens against violence. If Gaza would cease it's attacks on Israel, Israel would have no cause to harm one person in Gaza.
Israel's rocket defense has stopped some rockets, but that just means that the terrorists in Gaza have tried to fire many more rockets than just 120 in the last five days. You think this is okay somehow?
Let me ask you: do you think Israel has the right to defend its citizens? It doesn't matter that the elections are coming because Israel did not start this conflict. It's the choice of the Palestinians to attack Israel at this time.
Occupation of Palestinian land my foot. The land of Israel is the historic homeland of the Jewish people. The word "Palestine" is a Romanized form of the word "Philistine," and was first used by the Romans to try to deny the Jewish association with Judea. The Philistines were not Arabs.
The pathetic part is that, although Palestinians are really no different from other Arabs, the government of Israel treats Palestinian Arabs better than any Muslim government does. Look it up. Palestinians have no rights in Syria, Jordan, Egypt, etc. In Israel, they have the same rights that Jewish Israelis do--the right to vote, to worship, to serve in the military or the government, to have the same jobs, etc.
In Gaza, the semi-autonomous Israeli territory, the Palestinians are given the right to elect their own government and are not subject to the Israeli government. Thus, the poor situation in Gaza has nothing to do with the Israelis. The Palestinians asked for autonomy and they received it--and then voted in a radical totalitarian terrorist organization to govern them. Whose fault is it that they live in poverty?
bullshit about stuff that israel surrounded by enemies. and just for the record we have lots of arab people in the southern cities... and the terrorist know it and still decided to bomb their own people - means arabs.