Saturday, June 17, 2006

Rocket firings from Gaza

Israeli strike kills 2 top Palestinian "militants"

An Israeli air strike in Gaza has killed two senior Palestinian "militants."

Rocket firings
from Gaza have become an almost daily occurrence since Israel quit the territory in September.

The attack came hours after Hamas "militants" stepped back from a Palestinian Government offer to renew a cease-fire with Israel.

Rocket firings from Gaza have become an almost daily occurrence since Israel quit the territory in September.

An Israeli Army spokeswoman said the strike targeted Islamic Jihad "militants" who were responsible for firing rockets into Israel in recent weeks.

Rocket firings from Gaza have become an almost daily occurrence since Israel quit the territory in September.

An Islamic Jihad source identified the men as senior commanders of "the armed group."

Palestinian medics said several civilian bystanders were injured in the strike, the latest in a series of several Israel has launched against "militants" launching rockets in the past week.

Rocket firings from Gaza have become an almost daily occurrence since Israel quit the territory in September.

Dozens of Palestinians rushed into a morgue, carrying the dead "militant" wrapped in a white sheet and shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest).

Earlier, Hamas "militants" distanced themselves from a ceasefire offer the Palestinian Government led by the "Islamist group" made to Israel.

Rocket firings
from Gaza have become an almost daily occurrence since Israel quit the territory in September.

Other "armed groups," including Islamic Jihad, also spurned the proposal.

Israeli-Palestinian violence has increased in the past week.

Rocket firings from Gaza have become an almost daily occurrence since Israel quit the territory in September.

Israel has killed in recent days more than a dozen Palestinians, including "militants" and civilian bystanders, while "militants" in Gaza have increased rocket attacks into the Jewish state.

Rocket firings from Gaza have become an almost daily occurrence since Israel quit the territory in September.

But Palestinian "militants" in Gaza have fired about 120 rockets into Israel in the past week alone, the army spokeswoman said.

Hamas's "armed wing" scrapped a 16-month truce after seven Palestinians died on June 8 in an explosion on a Gaza beach, which the Hamas-led Palestinian government tried to blame on Israel.

Rocket firings from Gaza have become an almost daily occurrence since Israel quit the territory in September.

A Palestinian Government spokesman made a new truce offer on Thursday in an interview with Israel Radio.

Rocket firings from Gaza have become an almost daily occurrence since Israel quit the territory in September.

But Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the man did not speak for the movement.

Hamas won control of the government in a January election.

Rocket firings from Gaza have become an almost daily occurrence since Israel quit the territory in September.

Differences over the truce, which was conditional on Israel stopping anti-Palestinian attacks, could indicate disagreement between the Hamas grassroots and the government over tactics.

"We are not interested in making any offers or proposals," Sami Abu Zuhri said, official spokesman for the Hamas movement .

Rocket firings from Gaza have become an almost daily occurrence since Israel quit the territory in September.

"When the occupation stops its killings and crimes against our people then the factions may look into the issue in accordance with the interests of our people," he said.

Rocket firings
from Gaza have become an almost daily occurrence since Israel quit the territory in September.

Justice Minister Haim Ramon said the military would continue to target Palestinian "militants," including Hamas leaders, in air strikes.

The Jewish state regards Hamas, which has carried out about 60 suicide bombings against Israelis since 2000, as a terrorist organisation and along with Washington and the European Union has imposed an economic embargo on its government.

Rocket firings from Gaza have become an almost daily occurrence since Israel quit the territory in September.

Despite the sanctions, Hamas has rejected Western demands to recognise Israel's right to exist and disarm.

Rocket firings from Gaza have become an almost daily occurrence since Israel quit the territory in September.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200606/s1665432.htm -
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2 comments:

Always On Watch said...

Dag,
Great use of the refrain to make your point. Of course, considering the Charter of Hamas, could anything else be expected?

I noted the book you mentioned in your comment at my site. I've never read it, but I will look into it. Thanks for the recommendation.

BTW, I've cut back a bit on my blogging as I tend to some back problems. But I'm feeling better today, so I plan to post something you might be interested in late Sunday or early Monday.

dag said...

Always on Watch refers above to a book I enjoy very much, Jacques Barzun, The House of Intellect.

Barzun is likely better known for his relatively recent encyclopedic history, From Dawn to Decadence.

My interest in House of Intellect stems from my brushes with the academy as both student and scholar-- of a sort. And of a sort is truly accurate: one comes away from Barzun's critique of the House of Intellect with a bitterness or elation depending on ones experiences as they conform to Barzun's vision of the Academy. If you are a serious educator, as is AoW, you will love the book.

One good indicator of your probability of liking the work above is your married state. AoW just passed her 33rd wedding anniversary. Barzun would shrug and assume rightly that such is the right way of doing things and of being a responsible adult in our world.

I'm somewhat more demonstrative. I say it's great.