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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:09 AM

Israel reports 'direct hits' on targets in Syria

Source: AP-Excite

By JOSEF FEDERMAN

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military says it scored "direct hits" on targets in Syria after responding to stray mortar fire from its northern neighbor.

The military says that Israeli tanks opened fire on targets in Syria on Monday after the mortar round landed in an open area in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

Israeli military officials say "Syrian mobile artillery" was hit. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity under military guidelines, gave no further details.

The incident marked the second straight day that Israel has responded to fire from Syria.

The mortars are believed to be coming from fighting in Syria's civil war, and Israel says the shells do not appear to be aimed at Israeli targets. Nonetheless, Israel has promised a tough response if the fire continues.



Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20121112/DA2GFK081.html





In this Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 photo, activists collect garbage from the streets of Aleppo, Syria. Three months after Free Syrian Army fighters brought the war to Aleppo, street cleaning and garbage pickup services collapsed because of fighting and shelling. (AP Photo/Mónica G. Prieto)

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Reply Israel reports 'direct hits' on targets in Syria (Original post)
Omaha Steve Nov 2012 OP
MrYikes Nov 2012 #1
bemildred Nov 2012 #2
R Merm Nov 2012 #3
bemildred Nov 2012 #4
kelliekat44 Nov 2012 #13
bemildred Nov 2012 #14
Diyames Nov 2012 #5
lsewpershad Nov 2012 #6
MrYikes Nov 2012 #7
hack89 Nov 2012 #9
Hugabear Nov 2012 #8
hack89 Nov 2012 #10
geek tragedy Nov 2012 #11
BanTheGOP Nov 2012 #12

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:18 AM

1. notice the wording,,,,,mortar round landed

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Response to MrYikes (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:33 AM

2. Yeah, why didn't it explode?

Good question.

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Response to MrYikes (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:44 AM

3. Not sure you can conclude that it did not explode from that statement

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:14 AM

4. This makes me wonder if Bibi wants to get more involved with Syria.

There is a "military exercise" in the N. Jordan Valley about now, which Palestinians were being "evacuated" ahead of.

Well, see if the yelping continues or not.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:50 PM

13. this will be a great way to unite the Syrians...

I think that is a bad move.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:57 AM

14. The IDF seems to be focused on Gaza now anyway.

Maybe this was just a warning.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:05 AM

5. Meanwhile, back in Gaza...

from Democracy Now - Israeli Attacks Kill Palestinian Civilians Amid Rising Clashes in Gaza

Escalating clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have led to some of the worst violence the area has seen in months. Human rights activists say seven Palestinians have been killed, including five civilians, while more than 50 others have been wounded. The group Palestinian Centre for Human Rights said four of the deaths occurred when the Israeli military fired an artillery shell on young people who were playing football. A number of Israelis have been wounded by Palestinian rockets and mortar. Tensions between the two sides escalated after a young Palestinian boy was shot dead last week during an exchange of fire with Israelis.

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Response to lsewpershad (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:13 PM

7. Not hardly

we have their backs. Without us they would be squashed like bugs.

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Response to lsewpershad (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:45 PM

9. What exactly did they do wrong?

if their warning constrains Syria and there are no more shells fired into Israel then it was a good thing, right?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:30 PM

8. Israel needs only the smallest provocation to lash out

We've seen this time and time again...

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:46 PM

10. They are restraining themselves in Gaza at the moment

over a hundred rockets have been fired at them in the past several days.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:51 PM

11. Same policy as Turkey. Except they may be even more justified

than Turkey, given that Syrian rebels certainly aren't using Israeli territory as a staging ground.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:28 PM

12. Israel needs to be censored...HEAVILY

 

Israel = GOP

Israel sends rockets to civilians houses.

Therefore, the GOP has murdered people.

Case closed.

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