Hamas ammunition carriers blown to smithereens
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli warplanes fired missiles into a car carrying Hamas militants and a load of weapons Sunday, killing three people, and also demolished arms factories of two Palestinian militant groups, the army said.Unfortunately, there's also propaganda in this article:
Channel 2 TV reported that Israel's Security Cabinet approved targeting Hamas militant leaders and sending Israeli commandos into Gaza to hit rocket squads. The Israeli government had no immediate comment.
For the first time since the airstrikes began, Israel targeted weapons operations belonging to Islamic Jihad, a small militant group that has also been involved in rocket attacks on Israel. The army explained that it would go after all rocket operations, including those of Islamic Jihad.
A Palestinian shopowner disputed Israel's account that it destroyed a weapons factory in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahia, saying his stereo and video store had been mistakenly targeted.1: that's most likely a typical lie that some Muslims like to voice to the eager to pay lip service MSM, and a sob story. 2: even if nobody was killed in these attacks, suffering from shock is still a serious matter. 3: they invoke the insult of saying that we're literally willing to "get along with those who would destroy us." Atrocious in the extreme.
Three rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel on Sunday, including one that hit an empty home. In all, more than 120 rockets have landed since Tuesday, by the army's count, none of them causing serious casualties.
The violence has destroyed a six-month-old truce between Israel and Gaza militants.
In this same article by the AP, they seem to be putting words into Pope Benedict's mouth:
At the Vatican on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI denounced the Palestinian rocket salvos and also appealed for Israel to exercise restraint in the face of provocation.Gee, that doesn't sound as though he's dragging Israel into the discussion as someone to criticize. It's typical of the MSM and AP to do something like this, and turn to moral equations. I've seen this now derivative tactic at least a few times, and do not like it at all.
"The clashes among Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip and the rocket attacks against inhabitants of the nearby Israeli cities, which prompted armed intervention, are provoking a bloody deterioration of the situation," Benedict told pilgrims in St. Peter's Square. "In the name of God, I beg that an end be put to this tragic violence."