Netanyahu orders closure of Gaza crossing to goods

As punishment for Hamas’ four-month kite-and-balloon attacks, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Monday ordered the immediate closure of the Kerem Shalom Gaza crossing for the transfer of goods, except for humanitarian needs. He decided this with Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman as a means of bearing down heavily on the Hamas administration of the Gaza Strip. The weaponizing of these toys as an instrument of terror has set fire and laid waste to many thousands of acres of Israeli farm land and vegetation.  DEBKAfile: Israel’s sudden step for tightening the Gaza blockade refutes recent claims of indirect Israel-Hamas talks on a compromise and is likely to exacerbate the violence.
Netanyahu also disclosed that a package of long-term measures for dealing with earthquakes was under preparation. Light quakes have been shaking northern Israel around the Sea of Galilee for the past four days. They have caused minor damage to buildings, but seismologists say cannot tell if they augur a larger calamity.

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10 thoughts on “Netanyahu orders closure of Gaza crossing to goods

  • Jul 9, 2018 @ 17:33 at 17:33
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    About time Netanyahu cracked down. But how can the innocent Pals live without food?

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    • Jul 9, 2018 @ 18:24 at 18:24
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      Innocent Palis must leave the Hamas fighting positions, remove their specific uniforms, and throw all weapons, tools and materials used to fabricate weaponry.
      Then, they shall address an official letter to their high level administration and follow up according to the law and constitution in place.
      If the administration’s answer or solution is not satisfactory, they could call on the old know legal recourse in civil unrest called Habeas corpus, which translates in “that you have the body”.
      Once they are done with recoursing, they shall pile up all Hamas corpses for a quick burial because of the recent heat wave.

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    • Jul 9, 2018 @ 18:45 at 18:45
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      It is their choice, food or kites. They are so full of hate they will probably choose kites.

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      • Jul 9, 2018 @ 22:25 at 22:25
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        Palestinian Arsonists to change? This is impossible! They are violent haters since generations. Gaza was a gift for them from Israel, complete, with farms and amenities. In exchange they bomb Israel since decades.

        And now they have this new Nero passion for incendiaries. Same in California, fire ravages the country on thousands of hectares. There they are only a few, but they are free to travel, regrettably there is no fence.

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  • Jul 9, 2018 @ 17:48 at 17:48
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    BIG DEAL: the Cowardly Israeli leadership will rescind this closure soon enough…Like so many times before !

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  • Jul 9, 2018 @ 19:18 at 19:18
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    The Gaza population is captive now just like the German nation became captive in 1933 – violence, propaganda, fear, arbitrary arrest torture and murder, discharge from employment, control of every aspect of life, control of the media, a supreme leader state rather than democracy. So long as Sinwar and his cohorts are in control, so long as the crazies with guns rule the street, so long as the thought police exist, nothing will change and everything will get worse. History is full of destructive leaders, not the least today. While it is best for the enslaved to eliminate their own tyrants, self defense requires immediate elimination of the Sinwar’s and Khameini’s of the world.

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    • Jul 9, 2018 @ 19:40 at 19:40
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      german nation were majoritary nazis.like the uatrian and the european germans. they were not captive at all.

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    • Jul 10, 2018 @ 15:00 at 15:00
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      Well said, Loannis, . . . thank you. While I personally believe in the rule of law, . . . trial by jury, . . . etc., there also comes a time when one must decide how best to preserve their own life and the lives of their loved ones.

      People need to see that Israel just wants to exist, . . . to go on with their lives, . . . to be alone and let alone.

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  • Jul 9, 2018 @ 21:44 at 21:44
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    If religious folks would get off the CRAPPER and head toward ‘keeping -time’ with the COSMOS,
    we would ALL be in a better position to survive.
    ………………….Religion….the root of all evil…………..
    OUR tribe is better than YOUR tribe…. So tribal… so evil

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  • Jul 10, 2018 @ 2:40 at 2:40
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    The Israeli closure of Kerem Shalom is a “punishment” by the impotent, indecisive Israeli leadership !
    It only further erodes the already feeble deterrence, the IDF once had…

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