Monday, July 14, 2014
ISRAEL TIME TO NUKE GAZA NOW-CREATE HAMONGOG NOW IN THE JORDAN VALLEY EAST OF THE DEAD SEA LIKE THE BIBLE SAYS SO THE ARABS CAN BE BURRIED THERE WHEN USE NUKE GAZA NOW ISRAEL-MAKE EZEKIEL 39 COME TO PASS NOW ISRAEL-ITS TIME IN THIS OPERATION ATOMIC DEFENCE OF ISRAELI CITIZENS.DAY 7
2 PETER 3:8
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
EVEN CREATION IS ONE THOUSAND YEARS IN JESUS SITE IS ONE DAY.SO ONE DEAD ISRAELI TO ONE THOUSAND DEAD ENEMIES FITS RIGHT IN WITH CREATION.THE WORLD GOES ON FOR 6 THOUSAND YEARS-THEN THE 7 THOUSANDTH YEAR IS JESUS' RULE FROM JERUSALEM FOR ONE THOUSAND YEARS-THEN FOREVER.AND IN WAR IS THE SAME BY CREATION.FOR EVERY ONE DEAD ISRAELI-ONE THOUSAND DEAD ENEMIES WILL OCCUR.
17 A thousand will flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you will all flee away, till you are left like a flagstaff on a mountaintop, like a banner on a hill."
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
7 You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you.
8 Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.
30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog (RUSSIA-ARAB-MUSLIMS) a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.(THE ARAB-MUSLIM-RUSSIA BURRIAL SPOT WILL BE EAST OF THE DEAD SEA IN THE JORDAN VALLEY)
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.
13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD.
14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.
15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man’s bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog.
16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.
17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)
UPDATE JULY 14,14-9:00AM
I WOULD JUST LIKE TO KNOW WHY THE WORLD BLAMES ISRAEL FOR ALL THE CASUALTIES AGAINST THEM POOR MADE UP PALESTINIAN ARABS.JUST BECAUSE NO ISRAELIS ARE DEAD IN THIS WAR OF FREEDOM AND SAFENESS FOR ISRAELIS.
JUST BECAUSE ISRAEL PROTECTS ITS PEOPLE FROM THE 939 ROCKETS-MISSLES FIRED AT ISRAEL BY THEM MADE UP POLITICALLY BASED ARAB REFUGEES WHO ARE OCCUPYING ISRAELS LAND.AND CALLING THEMSELVES PALESTINIANS.WHY DO THE ARABS IN GAZA NOT HAVE BOMB SHELTERS FOR THEIR SO CALLED CIVILIANS WHICH ARE REALLY HUMAN SHIELDS SUCKERS TO PROTECT THE HAMAS-ARAB MURDERER LEADERS FROM ISRAEL BOMBING THEM.AND THEN WHEN A SO CALLED CIVILIAN IS KILLED IN GAZA.THE POLITICALLY MADE UP ARAB REFUGEES OCCUPYING ISRAELS LAND CAN SAY-ISRAEL KILLED A CIVILIAN WOMAN-CHILD.WE SO CALLED ARAB REFUGEE ISRAEL LAND STEALERS CAN THEN GO TO THE U.N AND SAY ISRAEL KILLED ONE OF OUR SUCKER HUMAN SHIELDS WE SET UP TO DIE FOR US ALLAH SEX FOR MURDER CULT LEADERS.AND WE CAN BLAME ISRAEL FOR A WAR CRIME-WHEN US ISRAELI LAND STEALER ARABS CAN GET SYMPOTHY FROM THE WORLD AS LONG AS WE ARABS CAN SET UP LOTS OF HUMAN SHIELD DISQUISED AS CIVILIANS-LET THEM DIE IN THE NAME OF A SEX MURDERER MOON GOD ALLAH.THEN WE CAN GET A UPPER HAND ON THE SUCKER WORLD BY SAYING.WE REFUGEE PRETEND PALESTINIAN ARABS WILL NOT STOP SHOOTING ROCKETS AT ISRAEL TILL THEY STOP KILLING OUR HUMAN SHIELD ALLAH SEX FOR MURDER MOON GOD WORSHIPPERS.
THEN WE REFUGEE ARAB ISRAEL LAND STEALERS CAN SAY ISRAEL MUST HAVE A CEASE-FIRE NOW AND GO BACK TO THE 2012 SAUDI-CEASE FIRE.WE (SMART TO THE WORLD-SUCKERS) BUT STUPID ARABS WILL NEVER BUILD BOMB SHELTERS OR ROCKET SHOOT DOWNERS FOR OUR SUCKER SO CALLED CIVILIANS IN GAZA.HOW COULD WE MADE UP PALESTINIAN REFUGEE ARABS GET SYMPOTHY FROM THE WORLD AND BLAME EVERYTHING ON ISRAEL IF WE PRTECTED OUR WOMEN AND CHILDREN.SINCE ISLAM IS A DIE CULT.WE HAMAS LEADERS NEED SUCKERS WHO WILL DIE FOR US AS HUMAN SHIELS.AND WE MURDERERS CAN NOT ONLY MURDER OUR OWN WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN THE NAME OF ALLAH-ALLAH A-K BAR-BUT WE CAN BLAME ISRAEL FOR KILLING OUR WOMEN AND CHILDREN-SO CALLED CIVILIANS.AND WE SMART ARABS CAN COME OUT SMELLING LIKE ROSES INSTEAD OF OUR TRUE SMELL OF RIOTING ROTTING PIGS THAT CAN USE WHOEVER THEY WANT-ESPECIALLY THE USELESS U.N TO TRY TO STEAL MORE OF ISRAELS LAND INCLUDING THEIR CAPITAL.SO WE ARABS WILL BE ABLE TO KILL OFF EVERY ISRAELI OR JEW IN ISRAEL UNDER THE GUISE OF A PEACE DEAL.WHICH IS NOTHING MORE TO US THEN A WAY OF KILLING OFF EVERY JEW IN ISRAEL.
THE MORE LAND WE ARAB REFUGEE MURDERERS CAN GET.THE MORE THE ISRAELIS WE CAN KILL OR SQUEEZE INTO THE SEA.SO YES WE ARABS MUST CONTINUE THIS LAND FOR PEACE DEAL.NOT FOR THE LAND SAKE.BUT TO KILL EVERY JEW OFF IN ISRAEL.SO SEE WE STUPID MADE UP REFUGEE ISRAEL LAND STEALERS IN THE END WILL GET LAND AS WELL AS KILL EVERY JEW WITH ROCKETS-MISSLES-BEHEADING-RIOTING-BURNING.WHAT MORE COULD A SO CALLED PALESTINIAN MADE UP ARAB WANT IN THE NAME OF A CULT ISLAM THAT HAS A GOD THAT MURDERS ANYONE ALLAH.IN HIS NAME.WE ARABS AND HAMAS HAVE IT MADE.WE MUST LET MORE AND MORE OF OUR SUCKER HUMAN SHIELDS DISQUISED AS CIVILIANS DIE IN THE NAME OF ALLAH-SO WE CAN GET TO HITLERS FINAL SOLUTION FOR GOOD.THAT NOT ONE ISRAELI OR JEW ON EARTH WILL BE ALIVE WHEN OUR CULT ISLAM-SHARIA LAW CONTROLS THE WHOLE EARTH.AND WE CAN THEN KILL MILLIONS AT WILL UNDER OUR MOON CULT-SEX FOR MURDER-72 VIRGIN MOON GOD ALLAH.YES I'D SAY WE REFUGEE ISRAEL LAND STEALER MADE UP PALESTINIANS ARABS HAVE IT MADE.BLAME ISRAEL-STEAL ALL THEIR LAND.KILL EVERY JEW ON EARTH.THEN AFTER WE DO THAT WE CAN KILL OFF EVERY OTHER PERSON ON EARTH THAT WILL NOT CONVERT TO OUR SEX FOR MURDER CULT ISLAM.WE ARABS ARE SUCH HAPPY PEOPLE IN EVERY WAY.THE WORLD MUST AGREE.WE ARABS LOVE EVERYONE ON EARTH UNDER THEIR CONTROL OF COURSE.TO KILL AT WILL ESPECIALLY THEIR WOMEN.SO WE ARABS LOSE A FEW OF OUR WOMEN IN THIS ISRAELI WAR.WE CAN KILL THEM FOR NOTHING UNDER OUR CULT RELIGION ANYWAY.WHY NOT GET SOME SYMPOTHY AND LAND FOR KILLING OUR ISLAMIC WOMEN IINSTEAD.YES WE ARABS ARE SO SMART.
Hamas Rocket Strikes Gaza Electric Supply, Israel not Fixing It-Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has asked the IEC not to risk the lives of its employees in trying to restore power.By Yosef Berger-First Publish: 7/13/2014, 10:18 PM-IsraelNationalNews
Full moon over Sderot.
Seventy thousand Gazans from Khan Younis and Deir el-Balah were in the dark Sunday night after a Hamas rocket hit the power line that supplies electricity to those places. It's not clear when Israel Electric Company workers will be able to repair the system, but they are apparently in no rush to do so. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has asked the IEC not to risk the lives of its employees in trying to restore power to the affected sector in Gaza, an operation that could take hours.As Operation Protective Edge enters its seventh day, many Israelis are demanding that the country take more aggressive action against Hamas in order to put a halt to the seemingly endless missile attacks from Gaza. One suggestion that has come up numerous times – including from MKs and Ministers like Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon – is cutting off electricity to Gaza,which Israel is still supplying. The Hamas missile, which hit one of the high tension wires that move power from Israel to Gaza, apparently made that a moot point, at least partially.The Palestinian Authority currently owes the Israel Electric Company NIS 1.5 billion ($525 million) in unpaid bills for electricity. An examination of that debt by business daily Globes shows that the relative amount owed by Gaza was NIS 220 million ($62 million).Last month, the IEC filed a petition with the High Court demanding to be allowed to shut off electricity to the Palestinian Authority until the debt was paid – or to allow the IEC to seize customs and aid payments collected on behalf of the PA to pay off its debt. That case is still pending.Meanwhile, the IEC is still supplying electricity to Gaza, under orders from the government. The power is delivered to Gaza via 12 high-tension wires that are capable of delivering up to 120 megawatts of electricity. Experts say this is not enough for all the residents of Gaza, and in recent weeks residents have said that they have been getting electricity only 12 hours a day.Along with the IEC's power, Gaza also receives electricity from a 140 megawatt generator which is under the control of the PA's Palestine Electric Company, which is run by Hamas operatives. The generator, which is currently operating, is maintained by a crew from German company Siemens. It had been damaged by IDF forces several times in the past, officials said.
Abbas Asks for 'Protection for Palestine'-PA Chairman asks the UN to put “the state of Palestine” under "international protection" due to the violence in Gaza.By AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff-First Publish: 7/14/2014, 3:14 AM-IsraelNationalNews
Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas plans to ask the United Nations to put “the state of Palestine” under "international protection" due to the worsening violence in Gaza, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said Sunday.According to AFP, the PLO said in a statement that Abbas presented a letter to this effect to the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq confirmed receipt of the letter."We ... will need to study it before responding further," Haq said in a short statement quoted by AFP.The PLO added that Abbas also wants a commission of inquiry into Israel's airstrikes on Gaza.Abbas is "undertaking several steps and measures to deal with the horrific situation in Gaza," senior PLO member Hanan Ashrawi said in a statement after a meeting of the PLO executive.Abbas has asked Switzerland, the depository of the fourth Geneva Convention on the protection of civilians in wartime, to ask signatories to place sanctions on Israel.Its recognition by the UN as a non-member state has allowed the PA to sign several international conventions, including the Geneva Conventions.Ashrawi said that when Arab League foreign ministers meet in Cairo on Monday to discuss the Gaza crisis, the PA would ask them to "adopt a draft resolution at the ministerial level" to be presented to the UN Security Council.The PA would also seek an emergency meeting of the UN Human Rights Council "to deal with the grave conditions in Gaza and hold Israel to account for its violations of international law and international humanitarian law," she added, according to AFP.Abbas last week threatened to turn to the international community over Israel’s airstrikes in Gaza as part of Operation Protective Edge.A day earlier, he called on Ban to form an international committee to monitor and investigate what he referred to as “crimes by Israeli settlers.”On Saturday, the UN Security Council urged Israel and Hamas to end their hostilities in Gaza, calling on both sides to respect "international humanitarian laws" and stop the loss of life.The declaration by the Council came days after Arab envoys to the United Nations requested an urgent Security Council session on the situation in Gaza.
07/13/2014 -VATICAN INSIDER-Cardinal Lajolo: “Land invasion is a leap in the dark”-Card. Lajolo-The cardinal shares the Italian President’s fears regarding the current crisis in Gaza. “I am pessimistic. If one seeks revenge ... there will never be an end to all this"-Andrea Tornielli
vatican city-“The Holy See’s diplomats are deeply committed to achieving peace, always seeking to appeal to people’s reason. But I confess that I am feeling rather pessimistic right now...” Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, who hails from the northern Italian city of Novara, worked alongside John Paul II’s Secretary of State, Agostino Casaroli and as John Paul II’s ambassador in Germany. He was Vatican “foreign affairs minister” from 2003 to 2006, before Benedict XVI placed him at the helm of the Governorate, a position he kept until 2011. The Vatican diplomat shares the apprehension expressed by the Italian president, Giorgio Napolitano, in yesterday’s interview with daily newspaper La Stampa, regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.The Italian Head of State said an invasion of the Gaza Strip by Israeli armed forces would have “unpredictable consequences”. What is your take on this? “Benjamin Netanyahu said we need to prepare for a long war ahead. We cannot predict which other factors may influence the situation. I agree with those who see it as a leap in the dark and I must confess that I am feeling rather pessimistic at the moment ... I recently heard the testimony of a priest living in Gaza. At the end, the person interviewing asked him what we could do to help him. ‘Pray! What we need here is a miracle,’ he responded.”Just over a month ago, Pope Francis invited the Palestinian president Abu Mazen and his Israeli counterpart, Shimon Peres, to a prayer meeting for peace in the Vatican.“Unfortunately Abu Mazen does not have the power to stop attacks against Israeli cities and Peres, having stepped down as president, can no longer intervene in foreign policy. But the call to God for peace, sent out by faithful of the three religions that live side by side in the Holy Land, is more current than ever. Now is the time to ask God to have mercy on us. And we should bear in mind the words pronounced by John Paul II: without forgiveness there is no justice. If one seeks revenge, if one seeks to get even, there will never be an end to all this.”In his interview with La Stampa, President Napolitano recalled that following the September 11 attacks in 2001, the international community was not able to resolve one single crisis through political and diplomatic means. What are your thoughts on this? “Sadly, it is a fact. Unfortunately, with the formation of the caliphate in Iraq and Syria, we are still seeing the consequences of certain choices such as the war which began under President Bush, from which there was no return. John Paul II said it loud and clear when he attempted to persuade against a military intervention which may have removed a dictator but it brought about an instability which has lasted for years. The Pope warned that when you start a war, you never know how it’s going to end. To then think that Iraq could be turned into a point from which democracy could spread, without understanding that the people of that country belong to divided, rival spiritual groups, well...”How does Vatican diplomacy act in such cases? “Holy See diplomacy has always been committed to peace, to remind the world that every violent action provokes another one in return. We need to try to appeal to people’s reason. But Vatican diplomacy also needs to be very careful in expressing its position because if it speaks too boldly, it could put Christian minorities in the countries in question and their chances of being accepted, at risk.
07/13/2014 -VATICAN INSIDER-Francis: “No more war, let us break the spiral of violence and hatred”-The Pope during the Angelus prayer-At today’s Angelus Francis sent out an appeal for peace in the Holy Land-GIACOMO GALEAZZI
vatican city-“No more war, war destroys everything. Let us not be overcome by evil or allow violence and hatred to prevail over dialogue and reconciliation.” The Pope’s meeting of prayer for peace in the Holy Land was not in vain. “The memory of last June 8th meeting with Patriarch Bartholomew and Presidents Peres and Abbas, is still fresh in my mind. Together we invoked the gift of peace and listened to the call to break the spiral of violence and hatred,” the Pope said. For some, this gathering took place in vain. But, in fact, “prayer helps prevent us from being overcome by evil or allow violence and hatred to prevail over dialogue and reconciliation.” This was the concerned appeal the Pope sent out today, calling for an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which has flared up again. The conflict that is raging in Gaza is bloodying Jesus’ homeland and the Pope, who has put the geographical and existential peripheries at the centre of his pontificate, becomes a spokesman for the calls for peace being sent out by “all men of goodwill.” Francis’ appeal for an end to war extends beyond the walls of the Catholic Church, expressing the suffering of those who have been wounded by the escalating violence in the Middle East. “I urge all interested parties and all those who have political responsibilities on a local and international level, to be generous in your prayers and efforts to put an end to all hostility and bring about a much longed for peace, for the good of everyone,” the Pope said. “I anxiously appeal to you to pray persistently for peace in the Holy Land in light of the tragic events of recent days. I invite everyone to join together in prayer: let us all pray together in silence.”“Now Lord, - the Pope called out, his voice filled with emotion - “You help us! You give us peace, You teach us peace, You guide us towards peace. Open our eyes and our hearts and give us the courage to say: no more war, war destroys everything. Instil in us the courage to build peace through concrete gestures. Give us a willingness to hear the cries of our people who are asking us to transform our weapons into instruments of peace, our fears into trust and our tensions into forgiveness.”In the summer too we should go to mass and hear the word of Jesus, the Pope urged faithful after explaining the Parable of the Sower, the first of Christ’s parables in time. “When Jesus speaks to the people he uses many parables: a language that everyone can understand, with images from nature and day-to-day experiences. The first of these parables is an introduction to the ones that follow: it is the Parable of the Sower who generously spreads his seed on all kinds of ground. The real protagonist of this parable is the seed itself, which produces more or less fruit depending on the soil it has fallen on. The first three soils are infertile.”“This parable – the Pope said – speaks to each and every one of us today, just as it did to Jesus’ audience two thousand years ago. It reminds us that we are the soil onto which the Lord tirelessly throws the seed of his Word and love. How do we receive him? What is the state of our heart? What soil does can it be likened to? : a road, stony ground, a thorn bush? It is up to us to turn ourselves into fertile ground that is free from thorns and stones, that is ploughed and cultivated with care so that it can bear good fruits for us and our brothers and sisters. The good seed of the Gospel is sown at every Holy Mass, in a different way each time, it is served in the soup kitchen God’s Word: a seed that is to be received, looked after and lived.”“It is important to take part in Sunday mass, even in the summer months, to enlighten and strengthen us along our path,” Francis said. We should also take care in choosing the words we use: these can inspire “courage” but they can also cause “depression”.The Pope started with the Gospel passage which describes Jesus preaching on the banks of the Sea of Galilee. “A huge crowd gathers, so Jesus gets into a boat, goes a little further out onto the water and preaches from there.”The Pope explained the Parable of the Sower saying: “In this case, Jesus does not simply present the parable he explains it to his disciples too. The seed which falls on the road, represents those who heard the Word but dismiss it; so the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. Evil does not want the seed of the Gospel to grow in people’s hearts. This is the first metaphor. The second is the seed that falls on the rocks, forms no roots and so it withers away; this represents those who hear the word, but only accept it shallowly; when the going gets tough these people lose heart. The third case is the seed that falls among the thorn bushes: Jesus explains that these are the people who hear the Word but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. Finally, the sower’s seed falls on fertile ground and this represents those who hear the Word, embrace it, nurture it and understand it and so it bears fruit. The Virgin Mary is a prefect example of this.”
Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning-Reuters-By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller -JULY 13,14-YahooNews
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza Strip town on Sunday after Israel warned them to leave before it attacked rocket-launching sites, on the sixth day of an offensive that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 160 people.Militants in Hamas-ruled Gaza kept up rocket salvoes deep into the Jewish state as the worst bout of Israel-Palestinian bloodshed in two years showed no signs of abating, and Western foreign ministers said a ceasefire was an urgent priority.Israel dropped leaflets into the town of Beit Lahiya near Gaza's northern border. They read: "Those who fail to comply with the instructions to leave immediately will endanger their lives and the lives of their families. Beware."The Israeli military told the residents of three of Beit Lahiya's 10 neighborhoods to get out of the town of 70,000 by midday on Sunday. U.N. officials said some 10,000 people had fled south to eight schools run by the world body in Gaza City.A senior military officer, in a telephone briefing with foreign reporters, said Israel would "strike with might" in the Beit Lahiya area from the late evening hours on Sunday.He did not say if this would include an expansion of an air and naval offensive into a ground operation in the north of the narrow, densely populated Mediterranean enclave."The enemy has built rocket infrastructure in-between the houses (in Beit Lahiya)," the Israeli officer said. "He wants to trap me into an attack and into hurting civilians."The Gaza Health Ministry said at least 160 Palestinians - among them about 135 civilians, including 30 children - have died during six days of warfare, and more than 1,000 hurt.At schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Gaza City, Beit Lahiya residents arrived in donkey carts filled with children, luggage and mattresses, while others came by car or taxi. One man, still in pajamas, said some inhabitants had received phone calls telling them to leave."What could we do? We had to run in order to save the lives of our children," said Salem Abu Halima, 25, a father of two.Gaza's Interior Ministry, in a statement on Hamas radio, dismissed Israel's warnings as "psychological warfare". It told those who left their homes to return and others to stay put.
Dozens of houses in Beit Lahiya were leveled by Israeli bulldozers during the month-long Gaza war of 2008-2009. Israel says such structures serve as gun nests and rocket launch pads. The leaflets marked the first time Israel had warned Palestinians to vacate dwellings in such a wide area. Previous warnings, by phone or so-called "knock-on-the-door" missiles without explosive warheads, had been directed at individual homes slated for attack.A Palestinian woman and a girl aged three were killed in Israeli air strikes early on Sunday, the Health Ministry said.Hostilities along the Israel-Gaza frontier first intensified last month after Israeli forces arrested hundreds of Hamas activists in the Israeli-occupied West Bank following the abduction there of three Jewish seminary students who were later found killed. A Palestinian youth was then killed in Jerusalem in a suspected revenge attack by Israelis. Despite intensified Israeli military action - which included a commando raid overnight - Palestinians continued to launch rockets across the border.A long-range burst on Sunday triggered air raid sirens and sent people running for shelter at Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport, which has not been struck in the hostilities and where flights have been operating normally, and some city suburbs.No one has been killed by the more than 800 rockets Israel says have been fired since the offensive began. Lacking guidance systems, many of the rockets have fallen wide. Others have been shot down by Israel's Iron Dome interceptors."We will continue to act with patience, forbearance, with determination, responsibility and aggression to achieve the goal of the campaign - restoring calm for a long period by dealing a significant blow to Hamas and other terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in broadcast after his cabinet met.International pressure on both sides for a return to calm has increased, with the U.N. Security Council calling for a cessation of hostilities and Western foreign ministers meeting on Sunday to weigh strategy.French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius spoke of "a dangerous escalation" and told reporters before talks in Vienna with his U.S., German and British counterparts that securing a ceasefire was "an absolute priority".German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will travel to the Middle East on Monday and Tuesday for meetings with Netanyahu and U.S.-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who agreed a power-share deal with his Hamas rivals in April.Germany mediated a prisoner swap in 2011 in which an Israeli soldier held by Hamas was freed in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinians jailed by Israel.
U.S. WANTS 2012 TRUCE RESTORED
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, whose bid to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace fell apart when Netanyahu called off negotiations over the Abbas-Hamas pact, reasserted Washington's support for Israel's right to self-defense on Sunday.But a senior State Department official said that Kerry, speaking to Netanyahu by phone, also "highlighted the U.S. concern about escalating tensions ... (and) readiness to facilitate a cessation of hostilities, including a return to the November 2012 ceasefire agreement".That referred to an Egyptian-mediated truce that ended the last major Gaza flare-up. Cairo is now again seeking calm and Israeli media said Turkey and Qatar have also offered to intercede with Hamas, which is formally shunned by Israel, the United States and European Union as a terrorist group.Israel has been publicly cool to truce proposals, saying its current assault on Hamas is the best guarantee of long-term quiet. Israel says an invasion of Gaza remains an option and has mobilized more than 30,000 reservists, but most attacks have so far been from the air, hitting some 1,200 targets.A survey by Israel's Channel 10 TV found that 90 percent of the country's Jewish majority supported the air offensive. Asked if Israel should send in ground forces, 47 percent of said yes, 32 percent said no, and 21 percent were undecided.Giving details of Sunday's naval commando raid, Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner, an Israeli military spokesman, said four members of the force were wounded in skirmishes with Gaza gunmen but the rocket launching site they attacked was hit.Hamas said its fighters had fired at the Israeli force offshore, preventing them from landing. Lerner said the forces had "completed their mission".Hundreds of mourners attended the funerals on Sunday of the 17 Palestinians killed in Israel's bombing, on Saturday night, of the home of Gaza police chief Taysee Al-Batsh."With our souls and blood we will redeem the martyrs!" the crowd chanted as armed men fired in the air.A Hamas source said Batsh was in critical condition and that all the dead were members of his family. The Gaza Health Ministry said 45 people were also wounded in the bombing.The Israeli military said it had appointed a general to investigate the high civilian toll in several Gaza strikes.An Israeli teenager was wounded on Sunday by a rocket that struck the southern town of Ashkelon, emergency services said.(Additional reporting by Maayan Lubell, Ari Rabinovitch and Allyn Fisher-Ilan in Jerusalem, John Irish, Fredrik Dahl and Louis Charbonneau in Vienna; Editing by Rosalind Russell)
EU sees likelihood of Israeli ground attack on Gaza-11.07.14 @ 18:32-EUOBSERVER-By Andrew Rettman
BRUSSELS - EU diplomats believe Israel will launch a ground invasion of Gaza if a Hamas rocket causes serious Israeli casualties.The concerns come amid rapid escalation in fighting over the past four days.Hamas, the Palestinian militant group which rules Gaza, says Israeli strikes have killed more than 100 people, including “at least” 35 children. Israel says Hamas is responsible for 490 rocket attacks.None of the attacks have claimed direct casualties so far, in part due to Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system.But Israel has made preparations for a ground assault and has designated three objectives if it goes ahead: to destroy Hamas’ stockpile of some 12,000 rockets, to demolish its undergound tunnels to Israel, and to force ceasefire terms that will prevent future attacks.An EU diplomatic source told EUobserver on Friday (11 July): “If they [Hamas] … hit a kindergarten or a school and there are serious [Israeli] casualties, then that will spark all sorts of consequences, including a ground assault”.The contact noted it is “difficult to predict” how EU countries would react.But he added: “We are, obviously, against a ground incursion - it will lead to more destruction and more deaths. But at the same time this massive barrage of rocket attacks out of Gaza has to stop … you can’t have a whole country [Israel] under rocket attacks every day”.For his part, the Israeli ambassador to the EU, David Walzer, told press in Brussels the same day that EU governments sympathise with Israel’s actions so far.“Until now, the EU and most member states, but not all, have expressed a fairly receptive understanding of the need to put an end to that [Hamas rocket fire], that Hamas is responsible for what we are seeing, and that Israel has a right to defend itself. But everybody is worried about possible escalation”, he said.He said Israeli forces are doing all they can to minimise civilian deaths.He added, on a personal note, that he feels “disturbed” by the number of civilian casualties. “I am more disturbed by civilian deaths [in Gaza] than I am about what you [the media] write about us [Israel]”, the diplomat said.But Ghazi Hamad, Hamas’ deputy foreign minister, accused Walzer of crocodile tears.He told EUobserver by phone from Gaza City on Friday that Israel is “killing civilians on purpose” in what constitutes a “crime against humanity”.When asked if Hamas is targeting Israeli civilians, he said: “In general, our policy is to avoid targeting civilians. But when Israel starts to do this, sometimes we find ourselves also obliged to do that”.He added: “We expect the EU to be more active and to try to influence the situation. It doesn’t help to sit and be calm and quiet. We don’t hear of any EU activity to stop the Israeli aggression. But when we try to defend ourselves, they publish statements condemning our actions”.The two sides have diametrically opposed narratives on the conflict.Israel says Hamas started it on 12 June by increasing rocket fire because it is facing a crisis in popular support inside Gaza.Hamas says Israel started it by arresting hundreds of Hamas members in the West Bank in late June in its search for three kidnapped, later found murdered, Israeli teenagers.“Hamas believes this is the right time for a show of force against Israel”, Walzer said.“Israel started the aggression … the situation was quiet and clam, but then Israel started targeting our people in the West Bank,” Hamad noted.The EU diplomatic source said it is “very difficult” to verify the “claims and counter-claims”.He added it is “depressing” that “nothing has changed in the situation since 2009”.Israel’s last ground assault on Gaza five years ago killed some 1,500 Palestinians and saw 13 Israeli soldiers die. EU states at the time froze plans to upgrade Israeli diplomatic relations in response.