Video – Arab leaders unequivocally pray that Israel eliminates Hamas in that, “The enemy of their enemy is their friend.”
Israel Minister of Foreign Affairs Newsletter (MFA)
Operation Protective Edge – Update July 21
Since the start of Operation Protective Edge, at least 1,850 rockets were fired at Israel, of which 1,400 rockets hit Israel and 376 rockets were intercepted by Iron Dome.
IDF uncovers terror tunnels in Gaza
July 20: 13 Israeli soldiers of the Golani Brigade were killed overnight in the course of the IDF operation in Gaza. 65 are hospitalized. In the first incident, terrorists detonated an explosive device on an armored vehicle, causing the death of seven soldiers. In the second, terrorists opened fire at two IDF soldiers in the northern Gaza Strip, killing one. Later, IDF soldiers were attacked by a terrorist squad in northern Gaza, leading to the death of two soldiers. Lastly, three IDF soldiers lost their lives when they became trapped in a burning building.
Israel agreed to the Red Cross request for a humanitarian window in Sejaiya and will hold fire there from 13:30-15:30. Since July 8, Hamas has fired over 140 rockets at Israel from Sejaiya, and 10 tunnel openings have been uncovered. IDF: Although we agreed to the Red Cross’ request to extend the a ceasefire in Sejaiya until 17:30, Hamas has not stopped shooting from Sejaiya and opened fire from near Wafa Hospital.
Israel opened a field hospital on the Israeli side of the Erez Crossing for Palestinians in Gaza.
Hamas’ use of civilians as human shields
Hamas takes advantage of the fact that the IDF avoids attacking targets where it is know there are civilians.
After IDF fired a warning shot at this target in Gaza, civilians ran to the roof and brought their kids !
UNRWA, the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency, officially admitted that on 16 July it had found some 20 missiles hidden in one of its schools in Gaza. (And, Chas. Krauthammer on Fox News reported that the UN simply handed them back to Hamas to kill Israelis!)
In an article in the Canadian “The Globe and Mail” published on 16 July, the newspaper’s correspondent in Gaza Patrick Martin gives an eye-witness report about missiles being fired next to a school: “Heading toward the exit, we were overwhelmed by the jet-like sound of two rockets being launched from somewhere near the school. Hamas, or some or militant group, clearly is hoping the Israelis won’t strike at the launchers, which are kept underground until the moment of firing, because they’re close to the school and so many refugees.”
Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge (8 July) 673 trucks entered Gaza Strip via Kerem-Shalom crossing, carrying food, medicines and medical equipment.
Since the beginning of the operation the following amounts were provided to the Palestinians via Kerem-Shalom crossing:
2.8 Million liters of diesel for the power station in Gaza Strip, 1.4 million liters of fuel, 304,000 liters of gasoline for transportation, 1084 tons of gas for domestic needs.
Erez Crossing: Since the beginning of the operation, there were 1,272 Palestinians entered Israel from Gaza and 1,066 from Israel into Gaza. So far, Israel has coordinated 27 cases of back-to-back ambulance procedures, mainly from Gaza to Israel (58 Palestinian patients were hospitalized in Israel) and Jordan, but also vice versa. 247 Jordanian field hospital staff members crossed into Gaza to replace their colleges. 1000 units of blood from Jordan and the Red Cross were transferred to Gaza.
On Friday (18 July), two high voltage lines supplying electricity from Israel to northern Gaza Strip were repaired, despite the dangers to which Israeli Electrical Corporation workers were exposed due to Hamas firing rockets on this area. The two lines provide a total of 25 Mega-Watt from Israel to some 40,000 people in the Gaza Strip.
II YES, THE ISRAELIS ARE OUT OF THEIR MINDS GIVING SUPPORT AND SUCCOR TO THEIR ENEMIES.
THE ISRAELIS HAVE LEARNED NOTHING FROM THREE THOUSAND PLUS YEARS OF ATTEMPTING TO PACIFY THEIR ENEMIES.
IT DOES NOT WORK. THEY HATE THE JEWS REGARDLESS. THE ONLY THING UNDERSTOOD THE WORLD OVER IS POWER, STRENGTH, VICTORY WITH COMPLETE SURRENDER OF YOUR TOTALLY DEFEATED, DEFENSELESS ENEMY.
WAKE UP JEWS! LEARN FROM DWIGHT EISENHOWER, DOUGLAS MAC ARTHUR. HARRY TRUMAN DROPPING ATOMIC BOMBS ON NAGASAKI, HIROSHIMA.
WHERE WAS THIS “EXCESSIVE FORCE” GARBAGE WHEN IT APPLIED TO ITS USE BY THE AMERICANS, THE BRITISH, THE RUSSIANS? THE PHRASE IS EMPLOYED ONLY WHEN THE JEWS ARE WINNING OR HAVEN’T YOU NOTICED?
Jerome S. Kaufman
II Arab Excessive Force on their own people.
In the meantime, the ISIS Arabs just killed 700 of their own in Syria and whose complaining about excessive response. I don’t hear the UN or the dedicated phony anti-Israel Leftists in the world making one peep. Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat – More than 700 people were killed in Syria over the course of Thursday and Friday, in what activists say were the bloodiest 48 hours of fighting in the conflict to date.
III PM Netanyahu Continues Series of Interviews in the International Media
He told Sky Arabic:
“They [Hamas] have taken billions of dollars. Instead of building kindergartens with it, they’re building tunnels, concrete tunnels to blow up our kindergartens.
I can tell you that we opened up a hospital, a field hospital, a humanitarian field hospital on the edge of Gaza and Hamas doesn’t let the people come there. They’re hiding rockets in hospitals; they’re hiding arms in hospitals; they’re shooting from hospitals. So they just don’t care.
I agreed now to three different calls for ceasefires. We kept them even though Hamas kept firing and they violated every one of those ceasefire calls: the Egyptian ceasefire, the UN ceasefire, the Red Cross ceasefire. We kept them, they broke them.
The goal is to restore quiet and security for the people of Israel for a significant period of time and we’ll take whatever action is necessary to achieve that goal.”