Israel responds to Hamas rocket attacks

posted at 12:41 pm on August 8, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

It was quiet while it lasted. This 72-hour cease-fire lived up to its name, and not much more, as Hamas began firing rockets at Israel after it expired. After waiting a few hours, Israel began responding militarily — and the Gaza war is back on:

Rockets from Gaza hit Israel early Friday morning, breaking the cease-fire, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

“Moments ago, 2 rockets fired from Gaza hit southern Israel. Terrorists have violated the cease-fire,” the IDF wrote on Twitter.

It wasn’t immediately clear how Israel would respond.

Earlier, negotiators in Cairo had been scrambling to extend the Gaza cease-fire. A Hamas official had told supporters in Gaza City that the group was ready to resume fighting if it didn’t win key concessions in the talks.

“We are ready to return to the battle if the Palestinian demands are not met in Cairo,” Hamas spokesman Mosher al-Masry told a crowd of supporters waving the group’s green flags.

Last night, Netanyahu spokesman Mark Regev told Jake Tapper that Hamas was “the wild card” when it comes to peace:

“If they do so,” Regev said about a violation of the cease-fire, “then I think it will be exposed before the whole world who Hamas is.” Hamas had already been exposed before the whole world long before this, even if some refuse to quit thinking of them as a partner for peace and governance. If nothing else, the collapse of the previous cease-fire after 90 minutes left so much egg on the faces of their apologists that Regev’s point makes itself.

With few other choices, Israel resumed its bombardment of Hamas positions in Gaza, while Egypt wondered what went wrong:

Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war.

Egypt later called for a resumption of the ceasefire, saying only a few points remained to be agreed. Palestinian factions said they would meet Egyptian mediators later in the day, but there was no sign of any imminent deal.

There was also no immediate response from Israel. However, a government official said earlier that Israel would not negotiate with Palestinians while militants continued to unleash missiles.

As warning sirens sounded in southern Israel, the military said Hamas had fired at least 45 rockets on Friday morning and Israel’s “Iron Dome” interceptor system had brought down two.

By resuming its attacks, Hamas appeared to be trying to put pressure on Israel, making clear it was ready to fight on to end a blockade of Gaza that both Israel and neighbouring Egypt have imposed on the impoverished enclave.

Throughout this conflict, Hamas has appeared to have fallen into the trap of believing its own press. They still seem to be suffering from the illusion that (a) this conflict is the central diplomatic concern in the region, and (b) they have a reservoir of sympathy on which to draw. The very fact that Egypt is still running the cease-fire negotiations should have disabused them of that notion, and the US bombing of ISIS in Iraq the other. Their ideological compatriots in Nineveh are conducting an actual genocide and massacre, unlike what Hamas accuses Israel of doing in Gaza, and the contrast today could not possibly be more stark.

What prompted Hamas to restart the war? They demanded an end to the blockade and embargo, which Israel refused for the exact reason Hamas demonstrated afterward. Hamas will use a lifting of the blockade to re-arm, which is why Israel will only agree to lift it when Gaza is completely and verifiably demilitarized. Hamas has to get the trade channels reopened, though, because they need the tax revenue to pay for their operations against Israel and also the resources from that trade to rebuild their tunnels. Israel wants to starve Hamas of those funds, and hopefully cripple them politically as well as economically and militarily.

Egypt may well throw in the towel and allow the Israelis to deal with Hamas on their own:

Hamas’s refusal to extend the ceasefire could further alienate Egypt, whose government has been hostile to the group and which ultimately controls Gaza’s main gateway to the world, the Rafah border crossing.

Expect Egypt to tighten those screws as a means to pressure Hamas into submission soon. In the meantime, the people of Gaza that Hamas has used as human shields are evacuating as Hamas attacks … again:

At some point, the Gazans may become more deadly to Hamas than Israel. That tipping point might come soon, if Hamas doesn’t figure out how to declare victory and hide for a few months.


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Shame we don’t have a Nobel Peace Prize recipient available to help.

rogerb on August 8, 2014 at 12:45 PM

I would have spent those 72 hours tracking and targeting, then unleashed HELL, two seconds after the cease fire expired.

You know, if I had an army or any military experience or anything else.

Tard on August 8, 2014 at 12:46 PM

At some point, the Gazans may become more deadly to Hamas than Israel. That tipping point might come soon, if Hamas doesn’t figure out how to declare victory and hide for a few months

Let’s hope the tipping point comes sooner than later.

31giddyup on August 8, 2014 at 12:46 PM

“If they do so,” Regev said about a violation of the cease-fire, “then I think it will be exposed before the whole world who Hamas is.”

What makes you think the “whole world” gives a rat’s a** about the truth? What makes you think the next week will be different than the last 66 years?

jvermeer on August 8, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Ok Israel – no more “play for the tie”.
This time go in full force and wipe them off the face of the earth.
This will never end until you do so.

Otherwise, you’re only showing “A Small Talent For War”….

dentarthurdent on August 8, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Geraldo is very upset…

Shame we don’t have a Nobel Peace Prize recipient available to help.

rogerb on August 8, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Carter? Gore? Gorbachev?

right2bright on August 8, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Whack’em good,….Whack’em Hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 12:53 PM

IDF – What is best?

“Best is to crush your enemies, have them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of thier vimmin”.

Anything less will only make it “the forever war”.

dentarthurdent on August 8, 2014 at 12:53 PM

If it was Muslim against Muslim no one would care. (Syria, Libya, Lebanon, Iraq, et al.)

But insert Jews in the war equation and good gosheroo all the journalists and lefties are all stirred up about the Jews in a conflict.

albill on August 8, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Come on HotAir!!

Put up a thread on Carlos Danger openoing a restaurant in NYC!!

Just think of the quips.

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ToddPA on August 8, 2014 at 12:55 PM

and the US bombing of ISIS in Iraq the other.
=============================================

Whacking ISIS as I type, er, Copy/Pasty:

Bram Janssen
@BramJanssen

Videographer – The Associated Press.

Bram Janssen @BramJanssen · 1m

One bomb dropped in #Khazer, 100 meters from us. The rest into #IS territory. Hard to say where, but approx between 1-3 km from Khazer.

Bram Janssen @BramJanssen · 24s
We counted six air strikes. We were standing at the Khazer checkpoint which thousands of refugees from #Mosul fled yesterday. #IS

Bram Janssen @BramJanssen · 47s

We’re safe. As far as we know now no casualties on Kurdish side. #IS.

Bram Janssen @BramJanssen · 47m

Strikes are too close to peshmerga frontline. Lots of shooting in background now. #isis

Bram Janssen @BramJanssen · 51m

Damn, bomb just dropped 100 meters from us. #isis

Bram Janssen @BramJanssen · 53m

US air strikes on #ISIS territory happening right now.

Bram Janssen @BramJanssen · 55m

BREAKING: Bombing taking place as we speak. #IS #ISIS #US

Bram Janssen @BramJanssen · 1h

Peshmerga saying US plane is on it’s way to #Khazer. Where we are now. Soldiers in front line told to get back hundreds of meters.

Bram Janssen @BramJanssen · 2h

Waiting for US air strikes at the frontline. #IS #ISIS #Iraq

https://twitter.com/BramJanssen/status/497744529672658944/photo/1

Bram Janssen @BramJanssen · 7h

Christian refugees in #erbil are happy with #US air strikes, but ‘should have been done earlier’ they say. #ISIS #IS

https://twitter.com/BramJanssen

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 12:42 PM

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 12:55 PM

dentarthurdent on August 8, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Exactly:

Israel is going to get nailed for killing “civilians”, so rather than the drip-drip-drip of the news media…just do it, take out as much military as possible as quickly as possible, and forget about the casualties, Hamas has had time, and the residents have had time to make “other plans”.

Get it done…just do it Israel, being “cautious” will not get you good press.

right2bright on August 8, 2014 at 12:55 PM

https://twitter.com/NBCNews

Gaza, PS
1h

Israeli army: Palestinian militants have fired 54 rockets at Israel since truce ended, and army had attacked 38 targets in the Gaza strip – @NBCNews

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 12:56 PM

OT – must love Drudge

OBAMA DROPS BOMBS
BACK TO IRAQ

Schadenfreude on August 8, 2014 at 12:56 PM

“If they do so,” Regev said about a violation of the cease-fire, “then I think it will be exposed before the whole world who Hamas is.”

What makes you think the “whole world” gives a rat’s a** about the truth? What makes you think the next week will be different than the last 66 years?

jvermeer on August 8, 2014 at 12:51 PM

The whole world already knows exactly who/what Hamas is.
The problem is far too many of them are in denial about it – or flat out on their side anyway.

dentarthurdent on August 8, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Here is the real problem.

Obama’s New Plan for Hamas

In remarks Wednesday, Obama said, “I have no sympathy for Hamas. … I think [PA Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas, aka] Abu Mazen is sincere in his desire for peace.”

While the administration’s new plan sounds nice in theory, it has one basic problem.

Hamas and Fatah are partners. Hamas’s demands are Fatah’s demands. Hamas’s goals are Fatah’s goals. Giving Fatah control of the borders means giving Hamas control of the borders.

Details at the link above.

gh on August 8, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Hamas: We’re going to keep firing rockets at you until you let us get more rockets.

John the Libertarian on August 8, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Is Kerry still in Paris talking to the Hamas lawyers…?

d1carter on August 8, 2014 at 12:58 PM

As odd as it may seem – get Fatah involved as a buttress against Hamas. Let them be the mouthpieces of “Palestinians” – let them take charge of talks, via Egypt – for they both have a common enemy – Hamas.

Once people realize “Palestinians” isn’t just Gaza – led by Hamas, the public tide may turn, or at least shut up with their dopey support for Hamas.

Have humanitarian port’s in Gaza, patrolled and controlled by Egypt – to get those folks out – and bring them to the West Bank – or to camps within Gaza that aren’t inhabited , aka Dershowitz’s map from the other day.

Odie1941 on August 8, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Israel needs to finnish this, and screw MSM/World opinion!

Those that know of the IslamicJihady Murderous
intent toward Israel, know of the stakes!

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Is Kerry still in Paris talking to the Hamas lawyers…?

d1carter on August 8, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Yes, he’s telling them that they must make ‘green’ rockets…because climate change.

Resist We Much on August 8, 2014 at 1:01 PM

From, GazaStan, a 16 year old girl:

Guess what
@Farah_Gazan

طريق واحد يمر من فوهة البندقية 16yrs Gaza-Palestine

Retweeted by Guess what
shenaz @sc0042 · 2h

@Farah_Gazan march for Palestine in Cape Town, South Africa

https://twitter.com/sc0042/status/497764239432757248/photo/1

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 1:03 PM

https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson

IDF @IDFSpokesperson · 23m

To all our soldiers who fought bravely to secure the State of Israel – Shabbat Shalom.

https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/497784741823655937/photo/1

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 1:05 PM

https://twitter.com/APDiploWriter

Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 15h

And yes, today is also the 16th anniversary of the al-Qaida attacks on US embassies in #Kenya and #Tanzania. http://m.state.gov/md230399.htm

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Israel thinks the war is over. They withdrew their forces and the military said there would be no more threats from Gaza. This may become an internal Israeli political problem.

Aplombed on August 8, 2014 at 1:07 PM

IDF @IDFSpokesperson · 2h

WATCH: Footage of IDF strikes on Gaza terror sites, in response to the renewal of rocket fire by Gaza terrorists. http://youtu.be/BLMynOHtzlY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLMynOHtzlY&feature=youtu.be

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 1:08 PM

As odd as it may seem – get Fatah involved as a buttress against Hamas. Let them be the mouthpieces of “Palestinians” – let them take charge of talks, via Egypt – for they both have a common enemy – Hamas.

Odie1941 on August 8, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Hamas and Fatah have formed a ‘unity’ government for the leadership of the Palestinian Authority. For all practical purposes, they are partners at the present time, so having Fatah take charge of the talks wouldn’t really change anything – in particular the demand that the Israeli-Egyptian blockade be dropped and permit materials (ie weapons) be shipped into Gaza without restriction.

As noted in the original post, the key player in the negotiations is Egypt – and their patience with the Hamas leadership in Gaza is disappearing quickly. Given the popularity of the Israeli action, I suspect that unless Hamas changes their position considerably, this will remain a drawn out affair that will only end when Hamas effectively runs out of missiles to fire into Israel. (At the start, it was estimated that they had 10,000 missiles. They’ve fired about 3K into Israel, and Israel has destroyed between 1K and 3K during their bombing attacks.)

Athos on August 8, 2014 at 1:12 PM

LOL
Who wrote – about two weeks ago – that Hamas would have to agree to an “unfavorable” cease fire because it was running out of rockets?
Who wrote a few days ago that they finally “surrendered”?
Who is .. oh, never mind ..

corona79 on August 8, 2014 at 1:12 PM

GazaGoon Polling:

https://twitter.com/i24news_EN

i24news_EN @i24news_EN · 3h

#Gaza poll shows support for ceasefire ►► http://i24ne.ws/A6Nh8

Gaza poll shows support for ceasefire
Published August 08th 2014
05:13pm
*******

92% of Gazans in favor of a long-term ceasefire, 72% hope that a peace agreement can be reached

Sixty-seven percent of Palestinian respondents to an Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya survey on Gazan attitudes in the wake of Operation Protective Edge said that Hamas was not to blame for the destruction in the Gaza Strip, while some 68% said that they would prefer the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip over rearmament.

An overwhelming 92 percent of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are in favor of a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, and 72% hope that their leaders can reach a lasting peace agreement with Israel, according to the poll.
(More,,,,)
============

http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/society/39610-140808-gaza-poll-shows-support-for-ceasefire

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 1:12 PM

while Egypt wondered what went wrong

One word “Hamas!”

Walter L. Newton on August 8, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Good point, Ed. Liberals should be humiliated for attempting to paint Israel as a genocide committing monster while they remain silent about ISIS.

corkie on August 8, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Israel thinks the war is over. They withdrew their forces and the military said there would be no more threats from Gaza. This may become an internal Israeli political problem.

Aplombed on August 8, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Dumbest comment of the day. I am pretty sure Israel has a better handle on the War and internal politics than you do.

By removing their troops – they can no longer be accused of being “horrid” to the world, and by Hamas firing more rockets within 4 hours of the ceasefire – they can now say “see, we told you nothing matters to Hamas, they want terror”

Egypt and Fatah are getting more press – Israel is smart enough to know by proxy – it helps them. The demands of Hamas aren’t even being taken seriously, everyone knows that.

Ironically, Israel and Egypt are unified in exposing Kerry as a blubbering idiot – which knee caps the unfriendly US Admin.

Israel is taking out the pawns one by one – it’s time for the bishops, rooks and queens to get a moving.

Odie1941 on August 8, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Is Kerry still in Paris talking to the Hamas lawyers…?

d1carter on August 8, 2014 at 12:58 PM

HA
I see what you did there

dmacleo on August 8, 2014 at 1:15 PM

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 1:12 PM

And yet dam near all of them are willing to be human shields to help protect Hamas’ terror weapons…..

dentarthurdent on August 8, 2014 at 1:16 PM

I bet kerry is mad enough to toss a medal over a fence now…

dmacleo on August 8, 2014 at 1:16 PM

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 1:12 PM

They mostly voted for Hamas. So their definition of “peace” is not quite what you might think.

gh on August 8, 2014 at 1:17 PM

LOL

corona79 on August 8, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Back to crap again?

Did you ever defend your stupid remark from earlier?

cozmo on August 8, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Hamas and Fatah have formed a ‘unity’ government for the leadership of the Palestinian Authority. For all practical purposes, they are partners at the present time, so having Fatah take charge of the talks wouldn’t really change anything – in particular the demand that the Israeli-Egyptian blockade be dropped and permit materials (ie weapons) be shipped into Gaza without restriction.

As noted in the original post, the key player in the negotiations is Egypt – and their patience with the Hamas leadership in Gaza is disappearing quickly. Given the popularity of the Israeli action, I suspect that unless Hamas changes their position considerably, this will remain a drawn out affair that will only end when Hamas effectively runs out of missiles to fire into Israel. (At the start, it was estimated that they had 10,000 missiles. They’ve fired about 3K into Israel, and Israel has destroyed between 1K and 3K during their bombing attacks.)

Athos on August 8, 2014 at 1:12 PM

I cordially disagree. Fatah may have an alliance with Hamas in theory – but their patience is running thin with Hamas – and yes, Egypt is the key player – but notice they are talking with Fatah – not Hamas.

Down the road, Hamas and Fatah may “come together” – but for now – and since Hamas took power in 2006 – that is a strained relationship that the present War has caused a divide. We worked with Stalin, knowing full well what his long term plan was – but for now – Fatah needs some form of courting, knowing what their long term game plan is.

Odie1941 on August 8, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Israel responds to Hamas rocket attacks

Or as our lovable liberals would suggest (we must strive to understand and love them, right MKH?), “those evil Jews broke the ceasefire!!1!”

Midas on August 8, 2014 at 1:24 PM

And if you watch any of the network news broadcasts about this only Israel is mentioned. Nary a word about Hamas breaking the truce, just rumblings about Israel attacking. It’s almost like the MSM is trying to get people to hate Israel or something. Odd……..

Johnnyreb on August 8, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Fatah needs some form of courting, knowing what their long term game plan is.

Odie1941 on August 8, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Is their long-term plan different than the one stated by Hamas? Because as far as I can recall, and well before Hamas took over, Fatah kind of wanted to obliterate the Jews and reclaim Israel for itself, too.

Midas on August 8, 2014 at 1:25 PM

You gotta hand it to Hamas…they’re dedicated, but extremely slow learners.

cajunpatriot on August 8, 2014 at 1:28 PM

And if you watch any of the network news broadcasts about this only Israel is mentioned. Nary a word about Hamas breaking the truce, just rumblings about Israel attacking. It’s almost like the MSM is trying to get people to hate Israel or something. Odd……..

Johnnyreb on August 8, 2014 at 1:25 PM

I may be oversimplifying this, but from my perspective, it’s simply a visceral manifestation of a spiritual truth. Darkness hates the light; put that in whatever biblical/spiritual terms you’d care to, and observe who is viscerally, bitterly against Israel/Jews (and Christians), and who is not. You’re seeing a visual representation of their spiritual condition.

imho

Midas on August 8, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Good point, Ed. Liberals should be humiliated for attempting to paint Israel as a genocide committing monster while they remain silent about ISIS.

corkie on August 8, 2014 at 1:15 PM

See my ‘spiritual’ comment just above this one… they should be, but they won’t.

Midas on August 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM

LOL
Who wrote – about two weeks ago – that Hamas would have to agree to an “unfavorable” cease fire because it was running out of rockets?
Who wrote a few days ago that they finally “surrendered”?
Who is .. oh, never mind ..

corona79 on August 8, 2014 at 1:12 PM

They’ll never surrender, but sooner or later they’ll all be dead…an even better outcome.

cajunpatriot on August 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM

They’ll never surrender, but sooner or later they’ll all be dead…an even better outcome.

cajunpatriot on August 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM

IF Israel stops this “play for the tie” nonsense and gets serious about wiping out Hamas – completely – ALL of them.

dentarthurdent on August 8, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Odie1941 on August 8, 2014 at 1:15 PM

What an arrogant response and lacking in the reality on the ground. Principles on both the right and left in Israel are complaining about the withdrawal and continuing rocket fire. Just go read a few Israeli newspapers like I did and you will see unhappy Israelis are about the statements made by the military that there will peace because Hamas has been decimated.

Aplombed on August 8, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Remember who supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt….?

d1carter on August 8, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Shame we don’t have a Nobel Peace Prize recipient available to help.

rogerb on August 8, 2014 at 12:45 PM

If anyone gets a Nobel Peace Prize out of this it should be Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. How about them falafel balls?

slickwillie2001 on August 8, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Israel needs to destroy the Hamas HQ underneath the hospital and target Hamas leaders and their families. I think assassination squads are called for.

earlgrey on August 8, 2014 at 2:08 PM

https://twitter.com/Reuters

Gaza, PS
3m
White House says it is very concerned about developments in Gaza; urges parties to agree to a new to new ceasefire – @Reuters

Reuters Top News @Reuters · 7m

Official says Israel will not negotiate while militants continue to fire missiles: http://reut.rs/1oMtLBe

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 2:20 PM

wait a sec …

can’t Hamas use that famous “West Bank to Gaza Bridge” that Vox reported on?

WaldoTJ on August 8, 2014 at 2:28 PM

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 1:12 PM

They mostly voted for Hamas. So their definition of “peace” is not quite what you might think.

gh on August 8, 2014 at 1:17 PM

gh: Peace to Hamas, is the Elimination of Israel and Jewish
People.

Its about time these IslamicNutJobs get the WW2 treatment,
like the Imperialistic Japanese and Nazis recieved!

This NeverEnding sh*t, has gottens to stop!!:)

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 2:34 PM

can’t Hamas use that famous “West Bank to Gaza Bridge” that Vox reported on?

WaldoTJ on August 8, 2014 at 2:28 PM

I thought they had stops/stations for the intercontinental railroad….

dentarthurdent on August 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM

https://twitter.com/lrozen

Laura Rozen @lrozen · now

Harf: what look at right now is how to get extension of this cf and (then talks on) more sustainable solution

Laura Rozen @lrozen · 24s

Harf: hamas decisoin to resume rocket fire puts people of Gaza at risk, does nothing to resolve (long term issues)

Laura Rozen @lrozen · 4s

Harf: v concerned abt today’s dev’ts. Condemn rocket fire. Israel appeared ready to agree to extend CF. Hamas continues 2make max demands.

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 2:44 PM

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 1:12 PM

And yet dam near all of them are willing to be human shields to help protect Hamas’ terror weapons…..

dentarthurdent on August 8, 2014 at 1:16 PM

dentarthurdent: Exactly,..and yet, the MSM TalkyHeads keep spew
ing that Gaza/WestBankers are seperate from the
Jihady Gaza/WestBankers:)

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 2:49 PM

https://twitter.com/lrozen

Laura Rozen @lrozen · 51s

Harf: monitoring, advising if we can help. not really facilitating. we are not in direct contact with Hamas. Cannot be more clear on that

Laura Rozen @lrozen · 29s

Harf: US delegation including Lowenstein playing facilitation role, not involved in direct mediation btw del’ns. monitor/where US helpful

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Shame we don’t have a Nobel Peace Prize recipient available to help.

rogerb on August 8, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Some of the scariest words in the English language-to paraphrase-”I’m from the Obama administration and I’m here to help.”

talkingpoints on August 8, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Israel and Hamas Dig in As Gaza Talks Go on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt1FuJcd6zE

Published on Aug 7, 2014

As the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas holds for a third day and peace negotiations continue, both sides appear to be digging in their heels. Hamas demands the blockade be lifted, while Israel insists Hamas disarm first. (Aug. 7)

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Good point, Ed. Liberals should be humiliated for attempting to paint Israel as a genocide committing monster while they remain silent about ISIS.

corkie on August 8, 2014 at 1:15 PM

See my ‘spiritual’ comment just above this one… they should be, but they won’t.

Midas on August 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM

The Daily Mail UK has had non-stop coverage about evil Israel genocide while ignoring all the Muslim genocide put out a piece today asking why there had been no protests about all the Muslim terrorism in the Middle East.

It did not appear to be ironic. I read a few of the comments. Despite the article pointing out that the Muslim acts of genocide had killed at least 100 x as many people, only one comment was Israel neutral, the rest were anti-Israel, pro-Muslim terrorist.
Sick.

talkingpoints on August 8, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Nice Ka-Blewy:

https://twitter.com/AP

The Associated Press @AP · 2h

VIDEO: Fighting between Israel and Hamas resumes after talks on extending a three-day truce hit a deadlock: http://apne.ws/1A0elxu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTdwhoJv7kg

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Alert:

The Associated Press @AP · 24s

BREAKING: Iraqi official says hundreds of Yazidi women taken captive by Islamic State militants.

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Gaza, PS
2m
US State Department says it hopes for a Gaza ceasefire extension ‘in the coming hours’ – @AFP

canopfor on August 8, 2014 at 3:56 PM

At some point, the Gazans may become more deadly to Hamas than Israel.

Unfortunately, I don’t give them credit for having the intelligence.

GarandFan on August 8, 2014 at 6:16 PM