Gaza Skirmish Leaves Israeli Civilian, Palestinian Girl Dead

Swift Israeli retaliation for alleged Palestinian sniper attack

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Ashraf Amra / Zuma Press

A Palestinian relative carries the lifeless body of Hala Abu Sebakha, who medics said was killed by shrapnel during an Israeli air strike on the Al Maghazi camp, at the morgue of Al-Aqsa hospital in Deir Al Balah, central Gaza Strip, on Dec. 24, 2013.

After a Gaza sniper shot over the border to kill an Israeli civilian Tuesday, Israel retaliated with two air strikes on Hamas training camps that allegedly killed a Palestinian girl.

The man was the first Israeli killed on the Gaza border in more than a year, and the swift retaliation for his death came amid heightened suspicion of two possible Palestinian attacks– a bomb left on a bus Sunday that was found before it killed anyone, and the stabbing of a police officer on Monday, Reuters reports. 

Hamas officials said that Israel fired shells at training camps in Khan Younis and al-Bureij, and that a two-year old girl was killed by shrapnel from the blasts. She was standing outside her home near the Bureij camp when she was hit, and two of her brothers were also injured.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the sniper attack, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that his government was treating it as a Palestinian attack. “This is an extremely grave incident and we will not ignore it,” he said. “Our policy has been to thwart (Palestinian attacks) and to respond (to them) forcefully, and that is what we will do in this case.”

[Reuters]

7 comments
PeterRock
PeterRock

It's amusing that Zionists say the land was given to them by God, but God forgot to give and record the written deed.  What difference is there between this and the European Manifest Destiny in the US West? Palestinians ( Phillistines) are being treated like the American Indians. A Peace to End All Peace.

frederick.lapides
frederick.lapides

You are sure delightlful--filled with hate, rage, cap mad, and nothing worth saying...Israel is a democracy, no matter what you say, and it is here to stay. get over it and get a life

delightful
delightful


THE BIGGEST MOST CUNNING DANGEROUS TERRORIST ORGANIZATION GROUP IN THE WORLD AND IN OUR TIME. THE FASCIST NAZI TERRORIST ZIONIST ISRAELI ORGANIZATION.



Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the "Freedom Party" (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization in Palestine.The current visit of Menachem Begin, leader of this party, to the United States is obviously calculated to give the impression of American support for his party in the coming Israeli elections, and to cement political ties with conservative Zionist elements in the United States. Several Americans of national repute have lent their names to welcome his visit. It is inconceivable that those who oppose fascism throughout the world, if correctly informed as to Mr. Begin's political record and perspectives, could add their
names and support to the movement he represents.



http://www.thehypertexts.com/Albert%20Einstein%201948%20Letter%20New%20York%20Times%20Nakba.htm... 


twofacedcallout
twofacedcallout

@frederick.lapidesSpeaking of nothing worth saying, you just did - the usual self-entitled and self-righteous hatred masquerading as Eternal Victimhood.  Israel never was and never will be a democracy, far from it. It's nothing but the Fourth Reich in yarmulkes. 

mrxexon
mrxexon

@frederick.lapides 

It's a democracy, but it's right out of 1962 Alabama. A segregated society ruled by an overclass. Brought it down in the US. Brought it down in South Africa.

I can't wait to help bring this down, so Israel will have not only a democracy, but equality for ALL her people as well.


What Israel needs is an MLK. Time soon come, me thinks. Conditions are ripening. Until then, Israel deserves every bit of the scorn it gets from the world community for it's apartheid enforced by military might. One that you as a US taxpayer helps to fund... It's time to stop looking the other way about it.


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