Tuesday, November 13, 2012

With Obama's reelection Jihadists know they have free hand to terrorize Israel

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Terror from Gaza tops 150 rockets

(JNS.org) Reacting to a barrage of more than 150 rockets fired at the Jewish state by Gaza terrorists, a senior Israeli minister told Israel Radio on Tuesday that “Sooner or later there will be a wide-ranging military offensive in Gaza.”
“There is no doubt it will come when the time is right,” the minister said. “It won’t be a limited, pin-point operation, but rather a deep military action against the terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.”
Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom told Army Radio that Israel “has no choice but to perform targeted assassinations against Hamas leaders, and then maybe even send ground forces into Gaza.”
“There are no election considerations here—only an interest in protecting the residents of the south,” Shalom said.
Palestinian terrorist organizations, including Hamas, are “suffering as a result of intense strikes [by the Israel Defense Forces] in Gaza,” Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. Israel “will decide how and when to act if necessary,” according to Barak.
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Israel dragged into Syrian civil war for first time

(JNS.org) The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) tanks on Monday struck a Syrian artillery launcher following the landing of a stray mortar shell in Israeli territory for the second straight day, the Associated Press reproted.
For the first time since the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the IDF on Sunday had fired an artillery missile toward Syria in response to a Syrian mortar shell that exploded near an IDF post at Tel Hazeka in the eastern Golan Heights.
The missile, of the Tammuz type, was fired at the artillery battery of the Syrian army, which has been fighting rebel forces near the village of Bir al-Ajami in the northern Golan Heights. The missile exploded near the Syrian battery, and the IDF refused to say whether it was an intentional miss meant as a warning to the Syrians, according to Israel Hayom.
The IDF believes the Syrian mortar shell was launched in an exchange of fire between the Syrian army and rebels near the Israeli border. The shelling is the most recent in a series of incidents in recent weeks in which Syrian fire reached Israeli territory.
IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Yoav (Poly) Mordechai commented on the incident on Sunday, saying, “Amid the fighting between the Syrian army and rebels, a mortar shell was fired toward an IDF outpost. There were no casualties in the incident. In response, IDF forces fired warning shots into Syrian territory and a message was sent to the United Nations to warn Syrian forces to prevent additional fire from entering Israeli territory. The shooting at us is not coming from the rebels, rather from the Syrian army, so our message is directed at the Syrian army. We do not know what effect this message will have but we will follow it and see. This was a warning to the Syrian—more fire will be met with a real and determined response.”

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