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Sat Mar 10, 2012, 05:48 PM

School canceled in South as Gaza rocket attacks continue

Over 100 rockets and mortar shells were fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip over the weekend and 15 Palestinians were killed after violence broke out Friday following Israelís assassination of a top terrorist.

Due to the escalation in violence, the IDF Home Front command along with the heads of a number of local authorities in Israelís south decided on Saturday night to cancel school in all towns and cities located between 7km to 40km from the Gaza Strip.
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While most of the rockets fired from Gaza were short-range Kassams, some were long-range Grad-model Katyushas which succeded in hitting targets 40 km from the Gaza Strip. The short-range rockets were mostly fired by the PRC and the long-range rockets by Islamic Jihad.

The three Iron Dome batteries deployed in Ashdod, Ashkelon and Beersheba succeeded in intercepting 27 rockets fired from Gaza out of 30 that it tried to shoot down, marking a record-high interception rate of over 90 percent.
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More at : http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=261277

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Reply School canceled in South as Gaza rocket attacks continue (Original post)
ProgressiveProfessor Mar 2012 OP
holdencaufield Mar 2012 #1
azurnoir Mar 2012 #12
shira Mar 2012 #2
azurnoir Mar 2012 #3
holdencaufield Mar 2012 #4
azurnoir Mar 2012 #5
holdencaufield Mar 2012 #6
azurnoir Mar 2012 #7
shira Mar 2012 #9
shira Mar 2012 #8
shaayecanaan Mar 2012 #10
Violet_Crumble Mar 2012 #11
holdencaufield Mar 2012 #13
Ruby the Liberal Mar 2012 #14
Violet_Crumble Mar 2012 #15
holdencaufield Mar 2012 #16
Violet_Crumble Mar 2012 #17
holdencaufield Mar 2012 #18
Violet_Crumble Mar 2012 #21
holdencaufield Mar 2012 #19
Violet_Crumble Mar 2012 #20
holdencaufield Mar 2012 #22
Violet_Crumble Mar 2012 #23
holdencaufield Mar 2012 #24
Violet_Crumble Mar 2012 #25
holdencaufield Mar 2012 #26
Violet_Crumble Mar 2012 #27
holdencaufield Mar 2012 #28
azurnoir Mar 2012 #29

Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 07:49 PM

1. The Israeli version of a "Snow Day"? NT

 

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 11:53 PM

12. well didn't they have that a "snow day" in Jerusalem

about 10 days ago?

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 07:52 PM

2. Yeah, and 500,000 in bomb shelters due to bottle rockets and firecrackers...

 

No biggie.

That doesn't rate as news anywhere outside of Israel, so it must not be happening.

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Response to shira (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 12:34 AM

3. that is what IDF's blog claims

http://www.idfblog.com/

if true at least Israelis have shelters unlike the people of Gaza

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 01:25 AM

4. Which illustrates...

 

...Who and what is most important in the minds of Israeli leadership and who or what is most important in the minds of Palestinian leadership.

In Gaza -- the people ARE the shelters

Just sayin'

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 01:54 AM

5. oooh clever oh so clever

perhaps they should build some shelters right? oh wait maybe dig holes in the sand?

but your clever reply speaks volumes about the depth of concern for Palestinians thank you

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 02:29 AM

6. Why should I have concern for the ones who shoot first?

 

Hamas targeted civilians, women, children -- the IDF targeted the shoooters.

You want to claim a moral equivalency? Again?

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 02:54 AM

7. oh is that the story now

cause I've been told that IDF did a targeted assassination on a group that was supposedly planning to stage an attack from Sinai and BTW none of them were Hamas

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 04:58 AM

9. So Israel has no business killing terrorists, do they? They should always wait until after...

 

...an attack. Is that correct?

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 04:56 AM

8. Oh yes, Gazans need shelters b/c evil Israel indiscriminantly attacks civilians...

 

That's why there are 0 dead civilians and 16 terrorists killed, a feat that western forces have far more difficulty doing.

That's why Hamasniks and Islamic Jihadists hide among civilians by calling out for shields to come to terrorist targets in order to stop the IAF.

Are you disappointed that there are no dead Palestinian civilians?

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 07:22 PM

10. For a couple of young Gazan boys, it was cancelled permanently...

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Response to shaayecanaan (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 11:50 PM

11. Those terrorists are getting younger and younger every day! n/t

Last edited Mon Mar 12, 2012, 12:35 AM - Edit history (1)

on edit: that's sarcasm, btw.

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Response to shaayecanaan (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 11:54 PM

13. You don't often seen victims...

 

... of air attacks with no visible injuries or a trace of blood on them.

Zionist secret weapon?

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 12:20 AM

14. It was an OD of penis shrinking rays coupled with poisoned chicken and sex gum

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 12:35 AM

15. Considering that's not a full photo of the child, the 'it's a set-up!' line is falling really flat..

Though you'll probably get some nibbles of agreement from True Believers...

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 12:49 AM

16. Since the picture (which violates guidelines) has...

 

... no purpose OTHER than propaganda. I think it is incredibly odd they only show an unharmed patient. The photographer couldn't move back a few inches?

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 12:52 AM

17. There's no guidelines here at DU3...

Now you've built it up into 'an unharmed patient'. You've got some medical expertise that the doctors there and everyone else doesn't? Otherwise, it's just coming across as a particularly clumsy and ugly attempt to get some BS rolling...

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 01:09 AM

18. Well, I am an RN...

 

... I think it wouldn't be too far-fetched to call shenanigans on this one.

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 01:24 AM

21. And how does yr medical expertise outweigh that of doctors actually on the scene?

Oh, I'm quite aware that there's some who rush at every opportunity to label just about any photo of Palestinians as a set-up. They'd be the first whining to high heaven if the tables were turned and people started labelling photos of injured or dead Israelis as set-ups. I even bet there'd be a thicker torrent of accusations of antisemitism flying round as well!

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 01:12 AM

19. "There's no guidelines here at DU3..."

 

From the guidelines -- pinned to the top of the forum

"Do not embed graphics or photographs of any kind into your messages. Maps or statistical graphs are okay."

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 01:21 AM

20. Did the word 'old' escape you?

In case you haven't been noticing, there's been plenty of OPs and posts with not only images, but photos in them. If you have an issue with them, alert on them and take yr chances with a jury...

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 01:36 AM

22. No, I actually like it here

 

The more I look at it, the more suspicious it gets

Just a few things...

If those are EKG leads on the kids chest, they're in the wrong place -- one is on the base of the heart (over the aorta) the other over his right lung.

The patient has BOTH what appears to be an oro-pharyngeal airway (attached to the ambu bag) AND an oro-pharyngeal suction catheter. Unless he's just holding tubes in his mouth, it's going to get awfully crowded in that kid's throat.

If that is an automated BP cuff on his right arm, where are the leads? They should come from the bottom of the cuff to the monitor. Also, that's not a pediatric cuff (it's too large for him, coming past his elbow). Which means his BP will be reading much lower than actual.

No gloves on the "docs" -- with a trauma patient? What about chain of infection?

What is the guy in the background doing? Holding a bottle of saline? He's not preparing a bag or a push.

All the equipment seems to be turned off.

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #22)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 01:45 AM

23. That's lovely...

But I'm calling bullshit on what yr claiming because I've had EKG thingys on recently and they were in exactly the same place.

Sorry, but I find the habit some zealoted 'supporters' of Israel have of trying to make out that Palestinians are abject liars who invent everything to be a bit sickening. Especially since children have actually been killed in the conflict, and no amount of crap thrown by pro-Israeli zealots can make that fact go away...

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 01:50 AM

24. So, you're saying they NEVER lie?

 

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 01:52 AM

25. Where did I say that? I said something very different...

I said there are zealoted pro-Israeli types who make out the Palestinians are liars who set-up photos of injuries and stuff. What bit of that didn't you understand?

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #25)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 02:03 AM

26. They clearly HAVE...

 

... set up photos of fake injuries before -- one well-publicized example is a "corpse" falling off his stretcher and getting back on. The Internet is rife with other examples.

If they've done it before, is it inconceivable that they'd do it again?

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #26)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 02:09 AM

27. So I take it you won't have a problem if I start calling BS on everything the IDF says?

After all, they've been known to lie in the past. I bet you won't use the same 'logic' as you just did when it comes to Israelis. Only Palestinians get the 'special' treatment from some here...

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 02:16 AM

28. Go for it...

 

... the next time the IDF produce a propaganda picture of an "unharmed" victim of terror -- I'll be more than happy to treat it with skepticism.

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 02:22 AM

29. Here perhaps this is 'real' enough

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oh and the kid has a name its Ayoub Asalya

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