No sign Hamas, Jihad intend de-escalating their rocket-mortar assault on Israel

Israel’s policymakers don’t seem to have a clear plan for stopping the Palestinian rocket/mortar assault on the communities next door to the Gaza Strip, after nearly 100 rockets and mortar shells were launched against them all day Tuesday, May 29. They were fired by the Islamic Jihad, Hamas and the Popular Resistance Committees terrorist groups. Four Israelis were hurt by flying shrapnel, three of them soldiers. A kindergarten was hit minutes before the children arrived. During the afternoon, although the IDF pounded 37 of their structures and bases in the Gaza Strip with punitive strikes, Hamas and Jihad were undeterred and kept up a continuous barrage of fire, hour after hour into the night.
The word from a special conference called by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with security chiefs was that Israel doesn’t’ seek escalation but will respond forcefully if the firing continues. The IDF spokesman Brig. Ronen Monelis stated: “We shall not tolerate any further attacks. The more they escalate, the harsher the IDF’s response.

In fact, the IDF air strikes on Tuesday hit military facilities that had been evacuated in the morning in expectation of Israeli reprisals. Therefore, the Palestinians suffered no casualties, a possible IDF stratagem to avoid giving the terrorist groups a motive for further escalation. What it means is that Israel’s leaders are waiting for Hamas to move before reacting and so leaving the initiative with the enemy. And the inhabitants of the locations within range of Gaza fire from Gaza were left without answers about whether to go to work and send their children to school on Wednesday morning. They were tensely waiting to see if the IDF operation during the night kept pace with the persistent Palestinian fire. They were wondering whether those living within 0-7km of the Palestinian enclave were required to abide by the IDF directive to stay no more than 15 seconds away from shelters – i.e., at home and off the streets.

Some of the ministers in the Netanyahu cabinet are pushing hard for a tough Israeli initiative to weaken if not deter Palestinian terrorist activity, including a return to targeted assassinations of their ringleaders. This would entail a shift away from Israel’s defensive posture against the violence emanating in recent weeks from the Gaza front. The Hamas-engineered mass riots for breaking through the Israeli border fence were greeted for six weeks with defensive tactics, and although more than 120 Palestinians died in this fruitless attempt, Hamas and Jihad simply move on to  their next tactics – infiltrations of small gangs of terrorists with explosive devices, machine gun fire, incendiary drones and burning kites and balloons that ravaged Israel’s farm crops and woodland. Israel’s strategists did not seem to have any coherent plan for putting a stop to this unfolding violence. But then on Tuesday, the kites and balloons were fortified by mortar shells and rockets. There had been some hope that Egypt’s intervention would lower the flames from the Gaza Strip. It turned out on Tuesday that the brief pause which followed Egyptian officials’ advice to Hamas leaders was used by them to regroup for the next onslaught. For now, they see no cause to change their mode of operation.

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42 thoughts on “No sign Hamas, Jihad intend de-escalating their rocket-mortar assault on Israel

  • May 29, 2018 @ 22:02 at 22:02
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    well thats what happens when the israelies dont carpet bomb everything into a parking lot

    its easy … follow russias strategy in syria against their rivals and apply it there.
    get 10 b2’s and 10 b52’s run them in 2 sorties through out the day .. with 200 artilary divided into 20 sorties and keep bombing without stopping .use jdams against bunkers …itll take you a month max ….and this problem will be solved once and for all

    i mean hamas dont care for their people, and they want to die….do it

    • May 29, 2018 @ 22:38 at 22:38
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      WOTHRLESS Drivel FROM a PROSTITUTE’S SON.

      • Jun 2, 2018 @ 19:46 at 19:46
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        What is worthless is Name Calling Posts just because you lack a substantive counter argument with a response that uses a factual foundation to refute it. It is OK to misspell words too while posting that happens but everyone knows what you meant so no offense since haste often results in making such a mistake. Jim Carrol provided an argument based on what facts he cited, and others can disagree, but do using your alternative fact basis why Carrol’s Solution would not work? It is OK to Disagree but do so without Disconnecting and bringing alleged “Brothel’s or Harem Women Offspring’s Claims of Shame” as if that helps your own argument somehow without any proof, facts, or citations as well as not one Counter Dialogue of a Solution?

    • May 30, 2018 @ 4:39 at 4:39
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      Let’s evacuate all women and children in Gaza and then go in a battle Hamas.

      • Jun 2, 2018 @ 20:22 at 20:22
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        Russia can see that it needs America, the West, and the World to grow instead of more carving ups, and not Iran with its current Leadership. Just like Cuba found out, it is OK when Russians own Geo-Economic and Geo-Political Expansion but it was Cuba’s Trans-century Mercenary Surrogates that died in Angola, Caribbean, and Elsewhere. The Kremlin Marxists were always Mother Russia First and Foremost. No matter for how and why, the Communists will always supply Guns and Weapons and must do so to sell them, but this when Iran just like Cuba found out there is always Costs and they must always payback for that Bill whether it is in Lives to send Son to Die, losing Economic opportunity for it people, or the De-evaluation of one’s own Society sooner or later. Just like Al Qaeda and ISIS found out, so will Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, the PLO too. Eastern Europe, China, North Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, Nicaragua, Afghanistan all learned from it. Now Venezuela knows it too and is looking for a way out and Iran will learn it sooner not later as well. By that time, Iran will become Persia again under a Brave New Regime welcomed back to Civilization of Decency for all its people.

  • May 29, 2018 @ 22:02 at 22:02
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    Blow these scumbags to kingdom come. What are you waiting for IDF.
    No world power condemning these scum’s action so what are you waiting for?

    • May 30, 2018 @ 1:34 at 1:34
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      Time for the IDF to “mow the lawn” again.

  • May 29, 2018 @ 22:04 at 22:04
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    “Israel’s policymakers don’t seem to have a clear plan for stopping the Palestinian rocket/mortar assault…..”. Say what?? Easy solution, terminate the leaders permanently, problem solved.

  • May 29, 2018 @ 22:05 at 22:05
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    We must look attentively to the very big IDF counting error.

    In fact there were no 28 bombs as reported. Village X reported “we heard 14 explosions”, village Y right near reported the same, and IDF calculated 28. But they heard a total of only 14 big bangs, and reported twice this gives 28.

    Now, about the 14 bangs, we have to scientifically analyze! Or, keeping in mind the echo effects during sound propagation, this brings us to only 7 bangs. How many of the 7 bangs were real shell bombings?

    At least one tractor in each village kibbutz has a carburetor problem, this explains 4 bangs, because they’ve also tried to re-restart. It follows we only have to look for the remaining of 3 bangs.

    But, I’m telling you the absolute truth, those were loud farts because of Black Bean and Corn Chicken Soup, which is a traditional kosher recipe.

    So, it follows that there was no shelling at all, and it is by mistake that the blame falls on Hamas.

    • May 29, 2018 @ 22:31 at 22:31
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      Mahmud, really? That’s all you can come up with? You might want to expand your horizons. Remember the Alimo.

    • May 30, 2018 @ 0:49 at 0:49
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      The fart was from Hamas leaders hiding under the hospital

    • May 30, 2018 @ 4:03 at 4:03
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      More from mahmud – the amoeba brain….

    • May 30, 2018 @ 4:13 at 4:13
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      @ mah mud,

      You gotta lay off the ganj, it’s frying what very little there was of your brain to begin with.

      On second thought… keep it up, not much loss there and you’re entertaining. Keep it coming, gimp!

  • May 29, 2018 @ 22:05 at 22:05
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    The filthy Islamaniacs are just celebrating their traditional cult holiday – Ramadan-Bombathon.

    Gaza needs to be disinfected from those roaches and paved over.

    • May 29, 2018 @ 22:28 at 22:28
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      It is not Gaza what’s really important, it is the south of West Bank.
      Gaza has no future, sooner or later most of the “palestinians” will move out, contesting some other guys, perhaps the Saudis interests. Israel can sustain the stress for now, it is not easy, but it can be done, without completely rooting out the Hamas in Gaza in one decisive move.

      • May 29, 2018 @ 23:59 at 23:59
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        Why to rout Hamas ? Hamas are all Israelis or in other words Israeli creation ; Now you can think wider . You have Israeli ruling party by the name Hamas bombing its own ministers , that put them in there and burning their own fields and sending trial rockets to Ashqelon , against their own people . Total Paradox , but there is no one can say anything about that . Gaza is a Jewish area left by Egypt to Israeli Jews to rule over its own people . How nice . Just think what a barrage of 1000 rockets would do for instant to Negev–maybe blow up all the American “friendly” installations

  • May 29, 2018 @ 23:00 at 23:00
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    I don’t get it, am I missing something? Is this not Iran’s response for Israel’s attacks on their installations in Syria?

    • May 29, 2018 @ 23:11 at 23:11
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      Yes you are MISSING EVERYTHING.

    • May 29, 2018 @ 23:48 at 23:48
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      Lew-ass: Am I not missing something – when will Iran bomb/terrorize your nice North American safe home for going against the will of the Iranian Islamic Fascist Dictator State? You speak as if Islamic crazies have a right to kill us for questioning their conquest. Dumb, self-destructive Lew-ass!!!

    • May 30, 2018 @ 2:15 at 2:15
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      Yes, it is actually, Lewis. This is why I think Israel needs to step up its campaign against iranian assets in syria. If the activity of the fakeys is linked to iran – which it is, as they are paying for it. Then Israel must start hitting iran even harder. In fact, hitting the iranian homeland should be put on the agenda. Target their military inside iran too. Why not? They are using their proxy to attack Israeli civilian areas, which is far worse. Also, it would be a significant psychological blow to iran and could help destabilize their leadership. Overall, this might achieve the two objectives, remove iran from syria and also degrade and contain the fakeys.

  • May 29, 2018 @ 23:12 at 23:12
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    Do what Russia and Syria Egypt do to their enemies obliterate everything.
    Israel better do it or the Gaza Terrorists will kill everyone in israel . Hey Netanyahu wake up do what Russia and Assad General Sisi would do .

    No tourists are going to come to Israel this summer if you don’t realize this is a war

  • May 29, 2018 @ 23:47 at 23:47
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    Hamas has (once again) declared war upon Israel. Israel should return the favor, and fight to win. Gaza would be grateful for the demise of hamas leadership.

    • May 30, 2018 @ 2:58 at 2:58
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      week

  • May 29, 2018 @ 23:50 at 23:50
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    There must be a dossier of dangerous sites and terrorist compounds in Gaza. Take them all out NOW!!!

  • May 30, 2018 @ 0:14 at 0:14
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    Apparently, only knee-deep in liquid s^*t isn’t deep enough for the hamas connoisseurs –
    we can make it deeper, and even more fragrant – all they need to do, is to ask !

  • May 30, 2018 @ 1:28 at 1:28
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    Israel may have to retake control of Gaza, eliminate Hamas and affiliates, and reestablish law and order.

    • May 30, 2018 @ 2:48 at 2:48
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      The UN will approve Russia/Iran/Hez invasion into Gaza once fake pictures of IDF bombed Gaza hospitals emerge. If IDF invades Gaza then Israel will be attacked in the North spreading IDF too thin on 2 fronts. In martial arts you misdirect the opponent’s strength to make it work against him. Gaza’s strength is a distributed terrorist command structure that is difficult to find and completely eliminate. All these terrorist organizations hate Jewish Israel and compete with each other for outside funds. If the rank and file terrorists’ families start panicking due to starvation and water/power/fuel acute shortages then the leadership of these organizations will redirect their soldiers’ anger against the easiest targets i.e. against other Gaza terrorists thus giving IDF initiative for operations in the North.

      • May 30, 2018 @ 4:12 at 4:12
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        good point!

  • May 30, 2018 @ 1:51 at 1:51
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    Assad used Daesh in yarmuk to clear Pal out
    Daesh can do the same in Gaza
    No ROR when the Peaceful-ones do it

  • May 30, 2018 @ 5:06 at 5:06
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    That’s how much Jewish blood is worth to Netanyahu.
    Netanyahu uses the same trick over and over, he threatens Hamas, bombs them a little, sends in the troops for small operations, then pushes through different regional players like Egypt, Jordan, etc.. for a seas fire.
    After the seas fire, when all of israel is asking why our sons and daughters lost there lives with not much to show? Netanyahu Blames the whole fiasco on the minister of defense, gives a speach how we set hamas back 2o years in capabilities, and pushes for relections – sighting some or other report on a secret meating where he pushed to do more but his hands were tied by “future and current political oponents. He always hires for position of minister of defense someone who could otherwise beat him in elections.
    look at who were the ministers of defense under Netenyahu.
    Amir Peretz – blamed for poor leadership in second lebanon war and gaza (labor union)
    Ehud Barak – operation cast lead – blamed for poor leadership in war in gaza (labor unin)

    Moshe Yallon – same blame story

    Avigdor liberman – next victim

    what a country-lol

    • May 30, 2018 @ 6:27 at 6:27
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      its “cease fire,” not “seas fire,” but agree otherwise.

      • May 30, 2018 @ 6:54 at 6:54
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        Thank you for correction
        Fyi
        its painful, and demoralizing to watch families at funerals, no end in site?

    • May 30, 2018 @ 11:49 at 11:49
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      @eugene
      PM Netanyahu is a Machiavellist (concerning the safeguarding of his own position) but shwows generally very weak leaderhip. Surgical procedures are by no means any solution in solving the terror issue from Gaza. If he had some sort of courage he would correct Arik Sharon’s fatal error and recapture and occupy Gaza.
      Bu the has not the guts.

      • May 30, 2018 @ 13:27 at 13:27
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        Jordan’s monarchy is barely hanging on.
        That is the reason king of Jordan carefully took in a million non Palestinian suni refugees from syria. To balance out the Palestinian majority in his kingdom that is threatening his rule. Lebanon troops over the years on multiple occasions had entered there in to Palestinian refugee camps and ingaged in firefights killing
        Scores of Palestinian Sunnis, yet king of Jordan never took them in, never offered to take them in. Jordan’s monarchy is Israel’s enemy. It should be removed. All the Palestinians should make Jordan there home.

  • May 30, 2018 @ 6:29 at 6:29
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    Soon, Tel Aviv and Haifa will be gone, then Damascus, Teheran, then Ezekiel 38-39 war and all the Israeli liberals will be dead and gone and the country can turn to Jesus.

  • May 30, 2018 @ 7:55 at 7:55
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    Je suis means I am Gd!

    Israel ber eshit (Odesser)bara et hashamaim be et ha aretz…. In one day but we say six days allowed sky and earth of the Shabbat who is the saint.

    If you really want Je suis, you need to realize he was an envoy representing a higher power. Even if it was not the Clinton Administration.

    I say you better keep the seventh day holy by eating in the name of “our father” you do Sunday and let me do Saturday. Learning Hebrew before Latin would be an idea for you. ALSO get a Koran if you want to get something accomplished.

    A slave of a slave is someone who is so lustful that he serves other peoples lusts.

  • May 30, 2018 @ 8:45 at 8:45
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    All these haters and enemies of Israel need to have their heads chopped off our be expelled to ISIS territory. ISIS knows how to give them a good treat.

    • May 30, 2018 @ 11:44 at 11:44
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      But, I have a beard!

  • May 30, 2018 @ 15:56 at 15:56
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    Egypt is now back to a useless corrupt country…
    Sisi played his part in defeating the MB Soros plan but doesn’t have the fortitude to lift his country further…

  • May 30, 2018 @ 22:07 at 22:07
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    israel should get the AC 130 gunship.that will make things much harder for hamas to continue their rocket attacks ,if at all

  • May 30, 2018 @ 23:43 at 23:43
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    Fear not as these are not militant rockets! This is the new catapult waste management solution for the overflowing septic tanks and abortion clinics. Flying burning human waste and fetuses flung far off the reservation. Think stem cell research opportunity instead of tax payer expended live fire exercises. Preorder now for bonus waste.

  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 3:50 at 3:50
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    Easy without killing,but not politically correct.

    Many countries have to many pig shit.Spray it about Gaza after every attack.You will see how fast the people make Hamas run away.

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