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January 18, 2012 11:35 am

Gaza Terrorist Killed by Israeli Morning Strike

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Early this morning, Israeli military personnel launched an air and armor strike on terrorists who were attempting to plant an explosive device along the border in Northern Gaza, near Beit Hanoun.

The IDF released a statement, saying “an explosion was identified, originating from the explosive device the terrorists attempted to plant near the security fence with the intention of harming IDF soldiers, ” also saying, “The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians, and will operate against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel.

The Jewish state reaffirmed it’s stance that responsibility for “any terrorist activity emanating from Gaza” is with Hamas.

According to the BBC, one person was killed in the strike, while three others were injured.

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  • DrMike

    Why are all these people who are sooo concerned about Palestinian civilians silent about this incident, which reveals Hamas’ treatment of Gaza’s civilians? As it can’t be used to blame Israel, then it’s not notable?

    Gaza Activist Stabbed After Exposing Hamas Use of Human Shields

    The stabbing in Gaza of a Palestinian rights activist after he exposed Hamas’ contempt for its own people by using them as human shields, and after he criticized the radical Islamic group for torture, abuse and trampling free speech, should be strongly condemned by the United Nations—both as an attack on the victim’s human rights, and on the idea of freedom of expression.

    Masked attackers on Friday stabbed Mahmud Abu Rahma multiple times in the back, leg and shoulders, it was revealed today.

    This latest attack on a rights activist underscores Gaza’s brutally enforced intolerance for any discourse other the anti-Israel mantras of Hamas, which rules the area with an iron fist.

    Abu Rahma’s crime was publishing an article in the Palestinian press that dared to criticize Hamas’ “outrageous attack upon free expression and peaceful assembly” over the past year, and the “hundreds of cases of torture and abuse.”

    Abu Rahma also dared to publish basic facts about Gaza that completely contradict the Hamas narrative, and that of the UN’s Goldstone Report, which repeatedly found “no evidence” that Hamas used civilians as human shields.

    What is remarkable is that with all of the massive UN resources ostensibly dedicated to protecting Palestinians—the 16-member Division for Palestinian Rights, the 20-odd resolutions on Palestinians last year by the General Assembly, the Human Rights Council’s special agenda item on Palestinians at every session, resolutions on Palestinians by UNESCO, the WHO and numerous other agencies, the full-time post of “Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Palestine” held by Richard Falk—still, with all that and more, the world body somehow managed to turn a blind eye to the massive violations of Palestinian rights described by Abu Rahma:

    Although Abu Rahma considers Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other terrorist organizations to be “resistance groups,” he said they “show little or no care for people’s life and well being.”

    – Military training sites function and are located in places very close to neighborhoods and/or schools, from where acts of resistance, including firing rockets, also occur. As a result, The population of these locations are inevitably vulnerable to Israeli attacks.

    – Numerous people were injured from live fire coming from resistance groups training sites; including children and at least one man who lost his eye.

    – There is a training site in the town of Beit Lahiya that threatens people every day, including a girl who was injured inside her school when an explosion occurred in this site on Sep. 20 2011.

    full story at http://www.unwatch.org/cms.asp?id=2857857&campaign_id=63111

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