Since Friday, 300 rockets fired at Israel from Gaza; Iron Dome intercepts most rockets targeted. Israel strikes back with major blow to terrorist groups: 22 of 26 killed are terrorists.

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    Mar 10, 2012 4:16 PM GMT
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    Since Friday, a total of nearly 100 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza. During the escalation, the Iron Dome system intercepted 27 of the 29 rockets it targeted. The missile defense system is designed to only intercept rockets identified as heading toward populated areas.

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    Mar 10, 2012 4:20 PM GMT
    IDF strike in Gaza kills leader of Popular Resistance Committees
    Secretary-general of Palestinian terror group believed to have been planning a large terror attack on Israel's border with Egypt; 10 rockets fired into Israel after attack, IDF carries out two more Gaza strikes.


    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/idf-strike-in-gaza-kills-leader-of-popular-resistance-committees-1.417578

    Israel Air Force launched a strike on Palestinian targets in Gaza on Friday, killing the leader of the Popular Resistance Committees, the organization that captured former IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.

    The IDF Spokesman said in a statement that that the attack targeted Zuhir al-Qaisi, the secretary-general of the Popular Resistance Committees, and his collaborator, Mahmoud Hanani.

    ...Al-Qaisi was one of the masterminds of the deadly terror attack in August 2011, in which eight Israelis were killed on Highway 12, which runs along the Israel-Egypt border.

    ...Following the IDF strike, two mortar shells and eight rockets were fired into Israel, and cities near the Gaza border were put on high alert. The residents have been asked to stay close to bomb shelters.

    After the rocket fire, IDF forces proceeded to strike targets in Gaza, killing two more Palestinian militants, who were trying to fire rockets into Israel. Highway 12 was also closed to traffic on Friday evening.

    ...The strikes came in response to rockets fired at southern Israel over the weekend, an army statement said. It said Palestinian militants fired more than 50 rockets and mortar shells at Israel over the past two months. No immediate injuries were reported.
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    Mar 11, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
    It's good to hear Israel has brought up its' technical strength in removing missiles prior to impact on Israeli soil.
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    Mar 11, 2012 8:21 PM GMT
    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/report-hamas-islamic-jihad-chiefs-committed-to-gaza-cease-fire-1.417822

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has spoken by telephone with Hamas Politburo Chief Khaled Meshal and Islamic Jihad Secretary-General Ramadan Salah about the recent escalation in the Gaza Strip, and both of those leaders said that they are committed to a cease-fire, the Palestinian Ma'an news agency reported.

    ...More than 110 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza since Friday.

    So far, 17 Palestinians, 16 of them militants, have been killed in IDF operations.


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    Mar 11, 2012 8:23 PM GMT
    Looks like the Palestinians/Hamas didn't learn their lesson, last time.
    Bulldoze the sons a bitches right into the sea.
    Problem solved.
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    Mar 11, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    Israel should hope that the Palestinians just continue to use these unguided rockets they seem to have so many of, and never exercise some brain power toward developing more realistic means of attack. The English finaly succeeded in subjugating the Scots after several hundred years, and the Chinese succeeded in subjugating Tibet after only a few years' effort. Maybe Israel can have a similar success.
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    Mar 12, 2012 12:45 PM GMT
    Israel's goal is not the "subjugation" of the Arabs.
    Surely it wouldn't have withdrawn from Gaza (or accepted UNSCR 242 in 1967) if it were.

    But that's not the topic here.
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    UN Security Council Resolution 242, Oslo Accords, Camp David & Taba.
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    Mar 12, 2012 1:06 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidLooks like the Palestinians/Hamas didn't learn their lesson, last time.
    Bulldoze the sons a bitches right into the sea.
    Problem solved.


    As someone who sits on the fence on this issue as I am neither or either, I find your comment wrong and unjustifiable, because in many way by now, one is not much better than the other.

    But it's sad this can't all be undone by the Big mistake Great Britten made under Empire, thinking it was smart enough to solve the worlds problems, and in this one they created a bigger one than they or the UN could ever handle.
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    Mar 13, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
    Some 200 rockets hit Israel since start of latest Gaza escalation
    The Israel Air Force carried out 37 airstrikes in Gaza, 26 Palestinians have been killed as a result of strikes since Friday; Chief of Staff Gantz: IDF will stop activities when Gaza rockets stop; Barak: Iron Dome has proved itself.


    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/some-200-rockets-hit-israel-since-start-of-latest-gaza-escalation-1.418173

    Nearly 200 rockets have exploded in Israeli territory since the latest round of violence between Israel and Gaza broke out on Friday.

    Responding to rocket fire, the Israel Air Force carried out 37 airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, 19 strikes targeted rocket-launchers and 18 targeted weapons warehouses in response to rocket attacks.

    26 Palestinians were killed as a result of IAF strikes on Gaza. Out of these 22 were militants and 4 were civilians who were in the area of IAF strikes, but were not involved in the rocket fire.

    Overnight Monday, Israel and militant factions in the Gaza Strip reportedly agreed to an Egyptian-mediated truce to end four days of cross-border violence, but on Tuesday morning, five mortar shells were fired toward southern Israel. They exploded in open areas and there were no reported casualties.

    Speaking on Tuesday morning at a Kfir Brigade recruitment ceremony, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said that the civilian deaths were the result of Gaza militants operating in civilian areas.

    ..."We are following developments in the South, and we will see in the coming hours whether the terrorist organizations stop the fire, and then the IDF will stop its activities accordingly," Gantz said.

    "It's not over till it's over. Quiet will be met with quiet, and fire will be met with fire," he said.

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    Mar 14, 2012 4:14 PM GMT
    http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/top-official-israel-gave-no-guarantees-in-exchange-for-gaza-truce-1.418328

    After four days of hostilities that subjected much of southern Israel to rocket fire from Gaza, Egyptian mediators managed to arrange a cease-fire on Tuesday. But the cease-fire was broken by four rockets and seven mortar shells fired at Israel in the hours after it took effect at 1 A.M.

    Nevertheless, the Israel Defense Forces refrained from aerial attacks on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, and in general, relative quiet prevailed.

    ...Altogether, about 300 rockets were fired into Israel during the recent hostilities. Of these, 56 were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system. Since Iron Dome only targets a fraction of the missiles fired - namely, those deemed likely to land in populated areas - that represents a success rate of over 70 percent.

    IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said yesterday that 26 Palestinians were killed in the course of the recent confrontation, of whom 22 were terrorists and four were civilians.