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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:32 PM

Gaza raids kill 16 Palestinians

ISRAELI air strikes killed 16 Palestinians in Gaza, prompting the Arab League to announce a visit to the battered enclave and a review of its Middle East peace policy.

Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi told reporters in Cairo on Saturday his government was in "vigorous" communication with both Israel and the Palestinians.

"There are some indications that there could be a ceasefire soon," Morsi told a joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But there were still "no guarantees", he added.

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal was also in Cairo for talks, a senior Hamas official said.

Meanwhile Arab foreign ministers at an emergency meeting in Cairo denounced Israel's Gaza campaign and demanded a review of their policy towards the Jewish state.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/sirens-go-off-in-tel-aviv-1-dead-in-gaza/story-fn3dxix6-1226518851166

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Reply Gaza raids kill 16 Palestinians (Original post)
morningfog Nov 2012 OP
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #1
morningfog Nov 2012 #2
azurnoir Nov 2012 #7
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #8
oberliner Nov 2012 #12
oberliner Nov 2012 #11
darkangel218 Nov 2012 #3
Lars77 Nov 2012 #4
darkangel218 Nov 2012 #6
ProgressiveProfessor Nov 2012 #9
darkangel218 Nov 2012 #10
sabbat hunter Nov 2012 #5
shira Nov 2012 #13

Response to morningfog (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:36 PM

1. What is the death count now?

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:40 PM

2. 45 Palestinians, 3 Israelis. (counting just the past few days).

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Response to morningfog (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:38 PM

7. it's now at 50 Gazans including 2 children killed in overnight raids

Gaza is 8 hours ahead of CST

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:47 PM

8. Any news on the ground invasion? It may come at first light.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:31 PM

12. It won't happen

In fact, look for an Egyptian-brokered cease fire very soon.

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:30 PM

11. 15 of them civilians

In all, 48 Palestinians, including 15 civilians, have been killed and more than 400 civilians wounded, according to medical officials.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/casualties-increase-as-israel-broadens-air-assault-in-gaza/article5403192/

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:48 PM

3. I dont know much about Israel/Palestine conflict

But how come the NATO troops don't intervene? Is NATO there at all?

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:52 PM

4. Nato is/was an alliance to defend western europe against a soviet invasion

or rater, to deter the Soviets from picking off one country at a time.

The fact that NATO has engaged in operations in places like Libya and Afghanistan is only because America was able to get some of their NATO buddies along to give its engagements in those countries some legitimacy without going to the UN (in my opinion).

NATOs role is changing and is something that should be talked about much more than it is. Seems like people forget why the North Atlantic Treaty Organization existed in the first place.

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Response to Lars77 (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:24 PM

6. Ahh i see. Thanx Lars.

It's a shame that inocents are dying as we speak.
I hate wars

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:25 PM

9. It is out of scope for NATO

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:27 PM

10. Well, they seem to be everywhere. I thought they changed their scope after the Cold War ended. nt

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:04 PM

5. my opinions

I support a Palestinian state. I also support Israel and its right to defend itself.

Hamas is a terror organization that launches attacks in a way to try to maximize civilian injuries/deaths and damage.

Israel, while striking back with far more firepower attacks in a way to try an minimize civilian injuries/deaths and damage.

That to me is crux to the whole situation.

Hamas not only attacks on its own, it gives aid and comfort to other terror groups like Islamic Jihad.

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Response to sabbat hunter (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:40 PM

13. +1. n/t

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