Saturday, January 03, 2009

Day 7/8- ON Ground Updates, Israel/Palestinian Conflict, January 02/03, 2008

* Operation 'Cast Lead' *Day Seven&Day Eight - Week Two Starts
Retaliation for Ongoing Rocket Attacks against the Jewish State
Israel/Palestinian Conflict
Post Dates:Friday, January 02, 2008 & Saturday, January 03, 2009
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On Day Seven of this Ongoing Conflict...Israel continued to hammer away at targets all over Gaza and at the same time Hamas has fired between 30 - 40 Rockets into Israel, thankfully without any casualties being reported.
The death toll since the Israeli Air Offensive on the Gaza Strip which started last Saturday has reached over430, and the wounded are now around 2,200, many of them are in critical conditions.
As of this evening... all the needed Israeli Troops, all the needed equipment are now in place and the final Battle Plans have now been finalized. All that is waiting now for the Ground Offensive to begin is the ‘GO”.
I for one believe the Ground Offensive is now just HOURS, not Days from beginning...
Lives Torn Apart
Fox News Reporter Mike Tobin tours a house that was hit earlier by a Hamas RocketNews video posted on the web by
. ************************. President's Radio Address In his weekly Saturday Radio Address, (that he put out a day early,) President Bush had this to say on the ongoing conflict. It goes in part like this- ..."In the days ahead, the United States will stay closely engaged with our partners in the region, in Europe, and in the international community. My Administration will continue to keep the President-elect and his team informed. And America's objectives in the Middle East will remain clear: We seek security and peace for our allies, the free people of Israel. For the Palestinian people, we seek a peaceful and democratic Palestinian state that serves its citizens and respects its neighbors. For all in the region, we seek an end to terror. And we seek an enduring peace based on justice, dignity, and human rights for every person in every nation of the Middle East."...
Listen to the Audio in full HERE
White House File Photo by Eric Draper
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POST UPDATE:* Day Eight - Week Two Starts*Saturday, January 03, 2009.* gets us started off this Saturday morning with this report...On the eighth day of a military campaign Israel says is aimed at ending Hamas rocket attacks, Israeli missiles killed the commander of Gaza City's rocket-launching squads, an Israel Defense Forces spokesman said. Hamas commander Azkariah al-Jamal died when his car was attacked early Saturday, Palestinian sources and the IDF said... Another airstrike killed two Hamas militants in Khan Yunis, in southern Gaza, Palestinian officials said Saturday... Rockets launched from Gaza into Israel Saturday morning set a house on fire in Ashkelon, damaged a kibbutz dining hall and slightly wounded two people in an eight-story building in Ashdod, according to Israeli ambulance services...
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Gaza City rocket commander killed, Israel says
Lots of info and news videos at the above link

.Israeli Bombardment of Gaza Enters Second Week
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About News Video: Another senior commander of Hamas military wing has been killed in the Gaza strip as Israel's bombardment enters its second week... The Israeli military says it's carried out more than seven hundred strikes on the territory since the war began. The Palestinian death toll has climbed to 437... Mohamed Vall has the latest developments.
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Post Update:
10:10am CST

Fox News just broadcast a special report from Mike Tobin from the GAZA Border saying the mighty armored forces of Israeli tanks, troops and heavy equipment are now moving... And some are now starting to fire into Gaza, though they have NOT started crossing over into Gaza as of yet.
I for one say this is the beginning of the Ground Offensive. Fox News however, for now, is reporting only MAJOR MOVEMENT right now...

Post Update: 12:35pm CST

* IDF has told them that... 
Post Update:.
The following is from the Official IDF website...
Second Stage of Operation Cast Lead Begins
Saturday Evening (Jan.3) -- IDF forces began to implement the second stage of Operation Cast Lead. Ground forces have begun to maneuver within the Gaza Strip.
The objective of this stage of the operation is to destroy the terrorist infrastructure of the Hamas in the precise area of operation, while taking control of some of rocket launching area used by the Hamas in order to greatly reduce the quantity of rockets fired at Israel and Israeli civilians.
The IDF Spokesperson emphasizes that this stage of the operation will further the goals of Operation Cast Lead as communicated till now: To strike a direct and hard blow against Hamas while increasing the deterrent strength of the IDF, in order to bring about an improved and more stable security situation for residents of southern Israel in the long term.
A large number of IDF forces are taking part in this stage of the operation including infantry, tanks, engineering forces, artillery and intelligence, along with the support of the Israel Air Force, Israel Navy, Israel Security Agency and other security agencies.
The operation is in accord with the decisions of the Security Cabinet. This stage of the operation is a part of the IDF's overall operational plan, and will continue on the basis of ongoing situational assessments by the IDF General Staff.The forces participating in the operation have been highly trained and were prepared for the mission over the long period that the operation was planned. The Commander of the operation is Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant, GOC Southern Command.
The IDF and the Home Front Command has taken the necessary steps to protect the civilian population. All residents of Southern Israel are requested to follow the guidelines of the Home Front Command as communicated via the media.
The IDF Spokesperson wishes to reiterate that the residents of Gaza are not the target of the operation. Those who use civilians, the elderly, women and children as human shields are responsible for any and all injuries to the civilian population. Anyone who hides a terrorist or weapons in his house is considered a terrorist.
Based on a situational analysis, The IDF is taking steps to raise the level of alert for its forces in other areas of the country.

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More updated news to come as Operation 'Cast Lead' continues...
God’s speed in a fast... successful mission, IDFAnd in the end...
I hope you can finally achieve a
Long Lasting Peace


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