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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-15-12 08:14 AM
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War looms after Hamas rocket killes 3 Israelis (13 Palestinians dead earlier)
Edited on Thu Nov-15-12 08:15 AM by No Elephants
War looms after Hamas rocket killes 3 Israelis

By Nidal al-Mughrabi

GAZA | Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:16am EST

(Reuters) - A Hamas rocket killed three Israelis north of the Gaza Strip on Thursday, drawing the first blood from Israel as the Palestinian death toll rose to 13 and a military showdown lurched closer to all-out war with an invasion of the enclave.

Israeli warplanes bombed targets in and around Gaza city, where tall buildings trembled. Plumes of smoke and dust furled into a sky laced with the vapor trails of outgoing rockets.

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi said in a televised address to the nation that Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip were "unacceptable" and would lead to instability in the region.

In a telephone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama, Mursi said he had discussed "ways to reach calm and end the aggression".

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The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas claimed it had fired a one-ton, Iranian-made Fajr 5 rocket at Tel Aviv in what would be a major escalation, but there was no reported impact in the Israeli metropolis 50 km (30 miles) north of the enclave.

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The Israeli army said 156 targets were hit in Gaza, 126 of them rocket launchers. It said 200 rockets had struck Israel since the start of the operation, 135 of them since midnight.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/15/us-palestinia...
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-12 01:40 AM
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1. No comment on impending war?
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-12 05:34 AM
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2. I'm watching the
discussion on the Young Turks right now. Cenk is taking the controversial position. You know, one where Israel isn't always right.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-12 08:29 AM
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3. Israel never has, has not now, and never will, take any action against any
Edited on Fri Nov-16-12 08:31 AM by No Elephants
Arab or Iranian or Muslim that is anything but simple retaliation for a prior act of agression.


You can tell that because in almost any news story about Israel attacking someone, the word "retaliation" appears. It's as though it's a media rule or something.
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-12 06:00 PM
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4. They did say that no matter who was president in 2013...
We might be at war in the Middle East again because of the current government of Israel.
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