Pro-Shiite Militia Chiefs conferring on anti-Israel operations were targets of Israeli air strike in Syria

An Israeli air raid early Saturday, Dec. 2 struck a group of pro-Iranian Shiite militia chiefs holding a secret conference at the Syrian Army’s 91st Brigade base near Kiswah. Iranian and Hizballah officers are reported among the casualties. This is reported by DEBKAfile’s exclusive sources.
The base itself lies 14km southwest of Damascus and around 50km from the Golan. Gathered there were all the militia commanders operating in southern Syria to receive their orders in advance of a major offensive to capture rebel pockets in the Quneitra region opposite Israel’s Golan positions. They were taking briefings from their Iranian Revolutionary Guards commanders and Hizballah officers, when the Israeli Air Force dropped missiles on the Syrian 91st Brigade building, where the conference was taking place. The time choses for the conference was Saturday morning for maximum security.
No information is available on the number of casualties, but they are estimated to include numbers of dead and wounded.
DEBKAfile’s military sources note that this was the first direct Israeli attack on the pro-Iranian militias enlisted by Tehran from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan to fight for the Assad regime under the command of Revolutionary Guards Al Qods chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani. The Iranian general has recently set up a war room in Iraq near the Syrian border. For more than a week, Hizballah and the foreign militias have been massing troops in southern Syria ready for an assault on Al-Harra, which is 8km from the Israeli Golan. This tiny town’s strategic importance is disproportionate to its size. Al Harra is meant to be the jumping-off point for the offensive to drive from the east against rebel pockets around Quenitra and along the Israeli border.  Any force holding this town controls the Syrian-Israeli-Jordanian border triangle.

Earlier depictions of the Israeli attacks by Arab sources are unfounded. They included the false claims that Israeli surface missiles blasted al Kiswah, that Syrian air defense rockets intercepted two Israeli ground-to-ground missiles,  and that empty buildings purportedly ready to accommodate Iranian forces were targeted.

Prime Minister in a special message reiterated Saturday night: “May I repeat that we will not let any regime bent on destroying Israel procure nuclear arms. Neither will we allow the Iranian regime to establish itself militarily in Syria, as it is planning, because its sole objective is to destroy our country.”

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70 thoughts on “Pro-Shiite Militia Chiefs conferring on anti-Israel operations were targets of Israeli air strike in Syria

  • Dec 2, 2017 @ 20:30 at 20:30
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    Nice to see they were blown apart while they were engaged in a Camel swapping orgy.

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    • Dec 4, 2017 @ 18:51 at 18:51
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      Everything going on is just prelude. The Show is close to starting. If I was living in the countries neighboring Israel I would move to communist China before staying there. In the near future those places are going to unsuccessfully attempt to exterminate Israel. Doesn’t matter what any one thinks. The pieces are moving.

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  • Dec 2, 2017 @ 21:06 at 21:06
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    I remember his excellency Benjamin Netanyahu, PM of the state of Israel, addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations on 19 september this year. Here is a recording http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JF9cWmjgEc

    It provides answers to any problems ayatollahs might have, or might have looking for to have.

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    • Dec 4, 2017 @ 13:03 at 13:03
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      His excellency Benjamin Netanyahu, PM of the state of Israel currently under investigations for curroption otherwise stealing No honour amongst thieves.

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      • Dec 4, 2017 @ 13:29 at 13:29
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        So sad its true , there is almost no place that is not corrupted in our government.

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  • Dec 2, 2017 @ 21:45 at 21:45
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    cut off one head , another 10 emerges. all these so called surgical strikes are futile . Carpet bombing ftw!

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    • Dec 2, 2017 @ 22:58 at 22:58
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      The first one is probably the hardest. Hopefully the IDF is well trained and ready to go.

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      • Dec 3, 2017 @ 1:11 at 1:11
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        ‘Pro-Shiite’ Ha ha! Say no more…

        IDF shiksas will be curled up in their safe spaces while the terrorist leaders hold the world to ransom.

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        • Dec 3, 2017 @ 11:06 at 11:06
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          “IDF shiksas will be curled up in their safe spaces while the terrorist leaders hold the world to ransom.”

          @iVaN,
          As for your claim that the IDF “will be curled up in their safe spaces”, time and time again, history shows you got it wrong. When terrorists strike Israel, the IDF pursues them and takes proactive action to limit or prevent future terrorist attacks. As for your comment that “terrorist leaders hold the world to ransom”, no doubt that has been the case for a long time now. It’s just too bad that left-wing Europeans and their leaders don’t fully grasp the dynamics of this and adjust their policies accordingly to reflect reality.

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    • Dec 3, 2017 @ 4:29 at 4:29
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      HA HA HA HA! We have been waiting for your dumb ass!

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    • Dec 3, 2017 @ 4:30 at 4:30
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      Got a better option?

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    • Dec 3, 2017 @ 6:26 at 6:26
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      Will killing babies from 35,000 feet–the only thing the pathetic ethnic cleansers do well–satisfy you when the lose their stolen Golan Heights? I appreciate how highly you value the murder of semites.

      Yet all you have are toys, paid for with welfare checks. When the welfare stops coming, poof… it’s gone.

      It’s time for a New Arabia, with al-Quds the capital.

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      • Dec 3, 2017 @ 6:52 at 6:52
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        Golan Heights were not stolen. They were misused for starting several genocidal wars by Arabs, so occupation and even annexation by Israel is duly justified and legal. Too lazy to study international law and military science? No surprise here.
        New Arabia even bigger than it already is, it is a pretty bad dream of you, if you consider well known but unbelievably high crime rate, illiteracy and corruption among Arabs.
        We both know, who is a most proficient expert in murdering babies: yes, muslim Arabs. It is a single most clear demographic phenomenon. And why is that? Because their false prophet teaches them only hatred and envy (by telling them lies about his false ahistoric “wisdom”, with which they identify themselves only to foster their own egoism and misled selfpride).

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        • Dec 3, 2017 @ 13:49 at 13:49
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          The Stolen Golan is NOT misused, however, as a training ground, sanctuary, and staging area for alCIAda.

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      • Dec 3, 2017 @ 7:30 at 7:30
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        A better capital city for the “new Arabia” might be that hole-in-the-wall town referred to in the article that the Persian rug rats and their Syrian goat-and-camel-bangers were trying to set up an attack on : Al-Harra,
        or in plain English, SHITVILLE.

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      • Dec 3, 2017 @ 11:31 at 11:31
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        (1): “Will killing babies from 35,000 feet–the only thing the pathetic ethnic cleansers do well———-”

        (2): “paid for with welfare checks. When the welfare stops coming, poof… it’s gone.”

        (3): “It’s time for a New Arabia, with al-Quds the capital.

        @Arabs are Real Semites, not Fakers,

        (1): Is that how high the Syrian air force had to fly when dropping barrel bombs containing toxic chemicals on their own people on more than one occasion?

        (2): Can that be interpreted as saying that YOUR POSTS will be gone——–so sorry to hear that.

        (3): Just to let you know, Saudi Arabia already has its capital, right where it belongs, inside “Arabia” itself.
        BTW, Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people (whose genetic markers show they are Semites from the Middle East) for well over 3000 years! There is no evidence that Mohammad EVER visited Jerusalem, just some commentary (opinion) that he had a nocturnal—-DREAM—- that he went there!

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        • Dec 3, 2017 @ 13:52 at 13:52
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          In the New Middle East, Apartheid Israel’s land grabbers and the Saud family can merge. They have basically done already–harvesting the same organs, raping the same children, etc.

          Their little strip of land–maybe they can be held in Gaza–can be renamed Zealotistan.

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      • Dec 3, 2017 @ 16:24 at 16:24
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        Bro. You are obviously a Muslim or Muslim sympathiser. Didn’t you read the bit in the Koran when Mohammed warned Muslims not to attack the Jews in the land given them to Allah? When Muslims attack Israel they go against the word of Mohammed and Allah…wouldn’t want to be them if they are right about Allah

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      • Dec 3, 2017 @ 16:45 at 16:45
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        Actually,its time to do the World a favour and send the Arabs back to the Stone age,the sooner,the better!

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      • Dec 3, 2017 @ 18:59 at 18:59
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        How fascist of you. The people targeted here were militants. How dare you appeal to such sentiment?

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      • Dec 3, 2017 @ 19:21 at 19:21
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        keep on dreaming,motherfucker,meanwhile,the world goes forward

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      • Dec 4, 2017 @ 11:30 at 11:30
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        Why would anyone want to be Muslim unless forced into It?

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    • Dec 3, 2017 @ 10:45 at 10:45
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      “———all these so called surgical strikes are futile———”

      @anonymous,
      Not exactly. If there were, let’s say, 100 Shiite commanders there at the time of the Israeli strike, and, if there was a 50% fatality rate, that’s 50 less high ranking enemies available to attack immediately or plan for attacks in the future.

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  • Dec 2, 2017 @ 21:55 at 21:55
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    And so it starts.

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  • Dec 2, 2017 @ 22:19 at 22:19
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    welcome to the neighborhood, sumabitch!

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  • Dec 2, 2017 @ 22:39 at 22:39
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    Take the head of the snake out. In this case double headed snake, nasrallah & soleimani.

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    • Dec 3, 2017 @ 20:00 at 20:00
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      “head”? hardly. nasrallah isn’t more than the pimple on the tail. and neither is soleimani. the head is in tehran.

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  • Dec 2, 2017 @ 23:30 at 23:30
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    Definitely not hurt/kill Iranian people. Exclusively eliminate their “holly” leaders and their generals, so full of hate for us ( as to sign their long range missile, the script : “Destination Tel Aviv”)

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  • Dec 2, 2017 @ 23:40 at 23:40
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    One suggestion, teleconference by sat phone, guys. You don’t NEED to all meet in one place. Sheesh. Clearly you have Mossad people on the inside.

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    • Dec 3, 2017 @ 5:29 at 5:29
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      also, bring a pen and some paper.

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  • Dec 2, 2017 @ 23:56 at 23:56
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    This strike comes too late to change the course of the war in Syria but it might be the kick off for the big match Shiite vs Sunni… If the Shiites side will start a war against Israel it will be interesting to see what Saudi Arabia will do… It might start a second front vs Iran…

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    • Dec 3, 2017 @ 11:49 at 11:49
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      “———Shiite vs Sunni… If the Shiites side will start a war against Israel it will be interesting to see what Saudi Arabia will do…”

      @Gianpiero,

      Interesting speculation, but, from all past indications of Saudi behavior, the most likely scenario is that the Saudis will just stand safely away from the action and wait to see who wins, and then———-do what ever is in the Saudi’s best perceived interests based on the results of the conflict. Any other action on their part would be something quite new!

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  • Dec 3, 2017 @ 0:09 at 0:09
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    Syria is no longer in control of its own territory. Israel with or without Jordan should seize a 25 miles buffer zone and remain there until such time all foreign adventurism ends.

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    • Dec 3, 2017 @ 6:18 at 6:18
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      That’s funny. On what pretext? “Our beloved ISISrael breathren have been slaughtered by mean, mean Assad. We love the Saud Family and so we need to kill Assad.” Do you think that will cut it to Russia and China?

      Or does the little apartheid colony not require a pretext, since the invisible sky goblin said so?

      I’m not sure how that works.

      The instant whatever pathetic Army Uncle Sam subsidizes in Apartheid Israel tramples onto Syrian land, your beloved squatters lose their Stolen Golan. And probably a lot more than that, when Nasrallah has his say.

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      • Dec 3, 2017 @ 7:50 at 7:50
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        The only thing Nasrallah has been saying for a number of years that’s been truly instructive has been,
        “In which hideout am I going to be sleeping TONITE?” The “little apartheid colony” can eat the entire Muslim world for lunch and will surely do so if push comes to shove. Aporopos “apartheid, Dumfukallah, about how many Jewish citizens of Arab countries today actually reside in the following cities: Cairo, Amman, Beirut, Damascus, Riyahd, Alexandria, Tyre, Makkah, Baghdad, Tripoli, Medina, Sana’a, Aleppo? Yeah, right. Jews are the ethnic cleansing apartheid supporters. Like you’re an athletic supporter, Phaker Phallustinian of Phallastin.

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        • Dec 3, 2017 @ 12:00 at 12:00
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          “The only thing Nasrallah has been saying for a number of years that’s been truly instructive has been,
          “In which hideout am I going to be sleeping TONITE?”

          @Gus Amuck,

          So WELL SAID———–and SO TRUE!

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        • Dec 3, 2017 @ 13:54 at 13:54
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          I think kicking the shit out of your beloved land-grabbers twice, sending them scurrying home in fear, coupled with smashing your ISISrael butt-buddies in Syria is more than fatboy Avgidor has done. All NuttyYahoo does is flap his jaws.

          Because he knows how weak his colony is.

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      • Dec 3, 2017 @ 19:24 at 19:24
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        you forget that the children and other civilian killers were safed by the russian army,otherwise,right now,assad would hang on a tree

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        • Dec 4, 2017 @ 23:19 at 23:19
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          Sort of like Uncle Sam saves the day with arms shipments!

          When Hizbollah sends the land grabbers running home, Uncle Sam is there to beg for a treaty at the UN (which the settler colony immediately abrogates).

          Whenever the kids of Apartheid Israel wet the bed at the sight of a bottle rocket, and whenever the colony’s many, many, many bomb shelters fill up with racist white antisemites, Uncle Sam is there with a tit to suck.

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      • Dec 3, 2017 @ 20:03 at 20:03
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        ooh, a supporter of nasrallah! why don’t you go hide in a hole with him?

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      • Dec 4, 2017 @ 11:40 at 11:40
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        Israel needs to expand because it’s landmass is less than 1% of the predominately Islamic Arab nations, it has remained almost the same size since its re-established (actually smaller than the original Mandate when Jordan was given to British Arab ally), and the neighborhood has remained hostile, threatening, terroristic, and genocidal with Islamic rage and irrationality. No other country would put up with so much evil as Israel has put up with in its Arab neighbors.

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    • Dec 3, 2017 @ 11:29 at 11:29
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      that was the plan all along you idiot……we knew this 16 years ago…..1967 USS Liberty was nearly sank because communications were intercepted by intelligence ship and that communication was about the Golan Heights………..ZIONIST EXTREMISM will be completely destroyed from this earth……

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      • Dec 3, 2017 @ 12:08 at 12:08
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        “…..1967 USS Liberty was nearly sank because communications were intercepted by intelligence ship and that communication was about the Golan Heights………..ZIONIST EXTREMISM will be completely destroyed from this earth……”

        @Benny the fraud,

        Which Ku Klux Klan web site did you get that piece of disinformation from ???????

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  • Dec 3, 2017 @ 0:52 at 0:52
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    Debkafile growing more imaginative by the day.

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  • Dec 3, 2017 @ 3:37 at 3:37
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    Looks like the meeting was not that secret.

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  • Dec 3, 2017 @ 5:00 at 5:00
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    A source within the Russian armed forces tip off the Israel, more to come soon!

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    • Dec 3, 2017 @ 19:26 at 19:26
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      quite possible,but not understable by the cancerous brain of benny

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  • Dec 3, 2017 @ 5:27 at 5:27
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    Give up your petty religions, and worship Cthulhu The Great Old One; and surely He will shelter you beneath His immense leathery wings, shower you with His multi-tenticled love, and devour you last!

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  • Dec 3, 2017 @ 6:09 at 6:09
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    It’s always stunning to me when the european land grabbers attack someone other than Semitic grandmas.

    “Earlier depictions of the Israeli attacks by Arab sources are unfounded” means “DO NOT BELIEVE THE SHOOT DOWN VIDEOS. NOTHING GOT SHOT DOWN NO MATTER WHAT YOUR EYES SEE! DON’T LOOK!!!!!”

    Apartheid Israel is giving back the Golan. Once that goes down, three-quarters of the european colony will be sprinting straight to their psychotherapist.

    Tick, tick, tick.

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    • Dec 3, 2017 @ 19:27 at 19:27
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      arabs something:check your mother,she has a tick tick tick tight now in her ass

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  • Dec 3, 2017 @ 7:22 at 7:22
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    Amazing howmany antisemites read debka.

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    • Dec 4, 2017 @ 4:12 at 4:12
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      Amazing how many european squatters believe theft of land from semites makes you semitic, as if by magic.

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      • Dec 4, 2017 @ 11:46 at 11:46
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        How is the ethnic cleansing and slavery business working out for Muslims these days. You guys must really have a hate on for Black people and all non-believers whom you see as inferior to your religion of Apartheid.

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  • Dec 3, 2017 @ 7:35 at 7:35
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    IDF and mosad: congratulations! Excellent work!

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  • Dec 3, 2017 @ 7:38 at 7:38
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    With a teleconference the Iranian Revolutionary Guards commanders and Hizballah officers, will be unable to smell each others bottoms, a key incentive to attend for these pro-Iranian Shiite militia chiefs.

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  • Dec 3, 2017 @ 8:19 at 8:19
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    If this story is true, expect Iran and Hez will take the border now or lose face and they will succeed as there is no way Israel can stop it.

    Only way to stop is more bombings and retaliation.

    If not true, then it would be quiet

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    • Dec 3, 2017 @ 12:18 at 12:18
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      “If this story is true, expect Iran and Hez will take the border now or lose face and they will succeed as there is no way Israel can stop it.
      Only way to stop is more bombings and retaliation.
      If not true, then it would be quiet”

      @Peter,
      Is that the “Sponge Bob” version of what’s currently going on———–it just makes no sense!

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  • Dec 3, 2017 @ 8:33 at 8:33
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    Baruch HaShem! Israel will soon remove all the “palestinians” from within the borders of Eretz Yisrael. Any non-Jew living in Israel who refuses to live in peace will be asked to leave forever, and they will go. The borders of the Holy Land will then eventually expand as far as Damascus. Iran will eventually be returned to the peaceful people who want their country back from the Ayatollahs. I believe that a few bunker busters will help them out very soon. Shalom

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  • Dec 3, 2017 @ 10:34 at 10:34
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    From the article:

    “Prime Minister in a special message reiterated Saturday night: “May I repeat that we will not let any regime bent on destroying Israel procure nuclear arms. Neither will we allow the Iranian regime to establish itself militarily in Syria, as it is planning, because its sole objective is to destroy our country.”

    So well said by the Prime Minister who is truly dedicated to the VERY SURVIVAL of his country and a true ally of America!

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  • Dec 3, 2017 @ 10:38 at 10:38
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    IRAN/HEZBOLLAH are fight ISIS or should I say ISISrael…..and Israel is bombing Syrian Army positions……the world is finding out who is behind ISIS….and your lies and deceptions will not work anymore…ISISrael is a disgrace to humanity and well be dealt with accordingly……get out of ISISrael while you still can because you have played your hand and you lost………

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    • Dec 3, 2017 @ 12:35 at 12:35
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      “IRAN/HEZBOLLAH are fight ISIS or should I say ISISrael…..and Israel is bombing Syrian Army positions……the world is finding out who is behind ISIS….and your lies and deceptions will not work anymore…ISISrael is a disgrace to humanity and well be dealt with accordingly……get out of ISISrael while you still can because you have played your hand and you lost………”

      More “words of wisdom” from Benny the fraud———–who even finds it necessary to copy a bogus rename (“ISISrael”) used by another poster (Arabs are Semites, not Fakers) without giving credit to that poster——-how “original” of you———–Benny the fraud!

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    • Dec 3, 2017 @ 19:30 at 19:30
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      benny ,i know a place fo you in poland where you can take a shower with your stinking family

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  • Dec 3, 2017 @ 11:42 at 11:42
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    Whoever kills civilians en mass will lose the war of public and international opinion = support. These types of strikes are the only way to send a message, slow down or stop progress and gain the high ground in opinion. This might work longer term as long as other back channels and other types of pressures are also levered with Iran’s more moderate elements. Iran must already know that their strategy can’t be allowed to be wholly achieved. They are not totally stupid.

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    • Dec 3, 2017 @ 12:24 at 12:24
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      “Iran must already know that their strategy can’t be allowed to be wholly achieved. They are not totally stupid.”

      @frank,
      No, they (Iran’s leaders) are just totally RADICAL SHIITE ISLAMIC.

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  • Dec 3, 2017 @ 12:23 at 12:23
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    Kudos to the IDF / IAF.

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  • Dec 3, 2017 @ 22:03 at 22:03
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    These Persian freaks are going to have to give up Their Camel swapping orgies if they hope to stay alive in Syria

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    • Dec 4, 2017 @ 3:15 at 3:15
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      Hey, camel swapping is fun!

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  • Dec 4, 2017 @ 10:59 at 10:59
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    Way to go Israel !! It’s high time you crushed Assad and the Ayatollahs. Off with their heads !!!

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  • Dec 5, 2017 @ 4:05 at 4:05
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    Jews living in perpetual fear and angst, Palestinians living in perpetual squalor and ignorance. Zealots on both sides ruling the roost!

    So many smart people, so very clueless.

    Your ancestors will curse your impotence.

    Keep following your corrupt leaders, keep paying tribute to the war machine, keep paying tribute to lies. Keep building walls and bomb-belts.

    Or not.

    Follow the leader, not the bully. Pray for the others peace, not for their death.

    Israel must stand alone, cut the umbilical cord to the US. Within, short-order your reputation among your neighbors wills rise. The Palestinians must ignore the whispers of regional meddlers, find their own leaders.

    I see a future with Israel working alongside it neighbors. Israel as a mecca of education and industry. Recognized by it’s neighbors as an integral part of a new “Middle-East”.

    I see a Palestine beside them. New to the world scene, flush as newborn babe. The worlds newest nation, a place where the children have hope.

    But first, you must throw off the manacles of the Washington war-machine, cast aside the influence of regional powers and listen not to the whispers of your religious zealots and fanatics. Those people are trouble.

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