Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza, Lebanese Hizballah escape scot free from IDF retaliation.

Israeli fighter jets struck Hamas compounds in Gaza early Friday night, Nov. 1, in reprisal for the Palestinian 10-rocket barrage against Sderot and Shear Hanegev. However, a day earlier, the IDF ignored Hizballah fire on its spy drone. Both responses were misjudged.

Of the 10 Palestinian rockets fired from the Gaza Strip on Friday night, one struck a home in Sderot – the occupants were luckily safe in their security room – while seven were downed by Iron Dome batteries. A few hours later, Israeli Air Force jets bombed Hamas infrastructure in the Gaza Strip. Their targets included Hamas’ naval base, its air defense compound, training facilities and a munitions production factory.
That operation targeted the wrong address, DEBKAfile’s sources report. The rockets were not fired by Hamas but by a rogue element of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Northern Brigade, which has run out of control of Hamas, Egypt and its own senior Gaza command. Its leader, Baher Abu Atta, feels he can confidently defy them all because he works directly with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Al Qods chief, Gen. Qassem Soleimani. He also commands his own arsenal of hundreds of rockets. It may be surmised therefore that the rocket barrage of Friday night was directed by Al Atta’s real master.

In the past year, Israeli warplanes were twice on the point of attacking his forces and arsenal, yet drew back at the last moment, whether to avoid sparking a general conflagration around Gaza or to meet an urgent request from Egypt. On Friday night, Israeli paid the consequences for that restraint.
Equally misplaced was Israel’s restraint from responding to Hizballah’s failed attempt to shoot down an IDF spy drone over southern Lebanon on Thursday, Oct. 31.

The weapon Hizballah used has not been identified – whether a low-tech shoulder-borne rocket, or a mobile anti-air Russian SA-8 which has a range of 30km. The force of the explosion indicates the latter, which would make it the first time Hizballah has used an SA-8 against an Israeli aircraft.

The fact that it missed, did not deter Hizballah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah from exploiting the incident for a taunting comment:

“What happened yesterday in the South when the resistance fighters confronted an Israeli drone was a normal thing, and not a separate incident. Since the day of the aggression against Beirut’s southern suburbs, we embarked on a course with the goal of cleansing Lebanese airspace of Israeli violations.”

The drone incident presented Nasrallah with a handy opportunity to draw attention to “security” and away from the tight spot in which Hizballah finds itself domestically against a wave of anti-government protest.  He may be counted on to manufacture “security” incidents or border clashes with Israel in response to the mounting danger to the Hizballah-dominated regime in Beirut. The IDF should have hit back at the rocket team hiding in the dense foliage of Nabatea – if only to offset a fresh spiral of violence on Israel’s northern border.

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74 thoughts on “Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza, Lebanese Hizballah escape scot free from IDF retaliation.

  • Nov 2, 2019 @ 18:29 at 18:29
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    Get Soleimani

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    • Nov 2, 2019 @ 21:53 at 21:53
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      Why doesn’t Israel use counter battery fire?

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    • Nov 3, 2019 @ 5:56 at 5:56
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      First and foremost we should ensure that he criminal that is holding his own nation a prisoner ends up in jail. Criminals belong behind bars! As soon as the criminal is locked up we should appoint new people in charge and everything will fall into place including liquidating any enemies. Shalom.

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    • Nov 3, 2019 @ 15:59 at 15:59
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      TO DEBKA: I suggest you seriously consider discontinuing this comment section. These comments are so shallow and demented they significantly affect my interest in even visiting your website.

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      • Nov 3, 2019 @ 16:33 at 16:33
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        Nobody is forcing you to read the comments.

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      • Nov 3, 2019 @ 19:20 at 19:20
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        @JamesM… Sympathize With Your Own Well Reasoned Comments On The Rhetoric But Fear Not Responding To Cultural Hate Mongers. Take Great Pleasure in Refuting Them With Facts, Stats, & Verified Article On The Truth As An Abraham Beacon Of Light Accepting A Very Flawed World, In Time The Truth, Facts, & Open Discussions Always Overcomes The Lies, Deceit & Name Calling By Others!

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  • Nov 2, 2019 @ 18:36 at 18:36
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    Israel is not perfect but still far superior to Hisballah Shiia Sins Of Islam’s Prophet. Nasrallah Talks & Acts like a Loser with his Bitter Bravado. He Knows Hizballah better take care if IDF finds them Creeping Round Israel Border Stairs.

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  • Nov 2, 2019 @ 18:38 at 18:38
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    As long as the hypocritical Israeli “leadership” continues bombing empty buildings in Gaza, this ongoing onslaught on defenseless Jewish civilians will continue…

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    • Nov 2, 2019 @ 18:54 at 18:54
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      What choice do they have? If they attack these cowards then the innocent victims these cowards hide behind will suffer. That is what these cowards want, they want the world to condemn Israel for the killing of innocent people. Fighting cowards is hard to do, you don’t want to create more enemies in the process.

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  • Nov 2, 2019 @ 18:40 at 18:40
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    @Julia… Agree, HizbalIah commits Shiia Sins when they feel like “Winners” when actually they are just prolonging “Losing” again! Being wrong Is Not a Vice under Long-Term Winning!

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  • Nov 2, 2019 @ 18:43 at 18:43
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    @TVL… General Soleimani can change Iran in One Day by Arresting & Removing Ayatollah’s Regime! Making Persia Great Again!

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  • Nov 2, 2019 @ 18:49 at 18:49
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    The Trump Impeachment is the coup d’ grace on the Netanyahu Reign because of the Netanyahu-Kushner conspiracy over UN2334 exposed during the impeachment proceedings, as well as the Joel Zamel/PsyGroup throwing of the 2016 election for Trump for only $2 million.
    Cheap for Hillary. Surprising she hasn’t complained *COUGH* about losing the election for a piddly $2 million dollar operation run against her by Trump and Zamel’s PsyGroup Operation. It’s like can’t criticize her boss, even when her presidency was on the line. Totally owned, in other words

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    • Nov 2, 2019 @ 19:17 at 19:17
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      Take your meds.

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  • Nov 2, 2019 @ 18:56 at 18:56
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    Israel survives & thrives under any POTUS. President Trump is still Iran’s Worse Nightmare!

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  • Nov 2, 2019 @ 19:02 at 19:02
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    @AlexS… Good point, Hillary Was Never & Never Will Be POTUS! Benghazi Alone Betrays HRC Lack of Judgement & Abilities! A New Mideast Is Upon Earth Under better POTUS!

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  • Nov 2, 2019 @ 19:09 at 19:09
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    The Israeli hypocrisy continues to amaze me, even though i am so used to it. So Israel sends a aircraft (drone) into foreign airspace and has the audacity to complain that someone in that foreign country tried to shoot down that illegal military aircraft? If Syria, Egypt, Lebanon had sent an aircraft into Israeli airspace are you saying that Israel would not have the legitimate right to shoot it down?

    Its time for you Jewboys to start treating others in the manner that you wish to be treated. Also stop the hypocrisy its not helping you, rather because of this continual media spin that you undertake inversion of anything that you say now yields greater truth.

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    • Nov 2, 2019 @ 20:06 at 20:06
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      The “Jewboys” will do everything to save themselves from marching into the ovens whether you think its legal or not. Useful idiots like you are no better than the Nazis. We will not think twice to blow up EU and ME, remember this!

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      • Nov 2, 2019 @ 20:36 at 20:36
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        6 million, not one less

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    • Nov 2, 2019 @ 20:21 at 20:21
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      I LOVE when your SHARMOUTA Mother calls me Jewboy as I am cumming all over her TRAMPY face. She licks it off like a real PRO!

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      • Nov 2, 2019 @ 23:30 at 23:30
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        Thats your daughter you sicko

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        • Nov 3, 2019 @ 1:19 at 1:19
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          NOPE! THAT UGLY HOE IS YOUR UGLY MOM!

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    • Nov 3, 2019 @ 13:28 at 13:28
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      The “Jewboys” gave you your God ,stupid Goy!

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      • Nov 3, 2019 @ 19:36 at 19:36
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        @Bobo…. Also, The Path To World Abrahamic Peace For All People, Cultures & Nations, The Foundation 10 Commandments Rule Of Law For All, Along With Believing In One G-d To Foster Education & Charity With Promise Lands Of Milk & Honey Together When We All Respect All 3 Religions In A Foggy World!

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    • Nov 3, 2019 @ 13:54 at 13:54
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      Well, I’m certainly not a Jewboy by any even marginally rational definition.

      However, one needs to realize/remember that most (maybe all) their air missions into Lebanon are into territory controlled by Hizballah. Hizballah is a terrorist organization which is committed to the destruction of Israel and is controlled by the terrorist Iranian regime which is also committed to the destruction of Israel. They are at war with Israel at levels which vary over time.

      Israel is clearly acting in self-defense when they enter Hizballah or Gazan airspace. The reciprocal is not true.

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    • Nov 3, 2019 @ 19:28 at 19:28
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      @Name-Callers… There Comes A Time For Confrontation To Promote A Time For Peace As An Alternative! Debka Provides Such Information & Accept Imperfect People Vote for Imperfect Public Servants To Form A More Perfect Union & World! It Takes Time, Many Discussions, As Well As Mistakes, To Find Global Solutions & Answers!

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  • Nov 2, 2019 @ 19:37 at 19:37
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    Yankes are useless.

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    • Nov 2, 2019 @ 19:50 at 19:50
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      Yanks are cowards!!!!!! He may SANCTION them!!! LOL!!! Tht’s about all Don The Con can do!!

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      • Nov 2, 2019 @ 20:00 at 20:00
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        Lol says a member of the concentration camp army that specializes in abusing unarmed civilians. You just whining like a old woman because America has wised up and is not willing to continue spending trillions on pointless wars for you. So why dont you Israel cowards man up and go fight Iran yourselves.

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        • Nov 3, 2019 @ 19:54 at 19:54
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          @Liars… Zionism Advocates Homelands For Many Cultures & People Including The Palestinians, Kurdish, & Others. As Seen By Returning Non-Judea Lands Such As Sinai, Lebanon, & Gaza With Proposals Of The Culture Of Peace For All Future Trade & Prosperity!

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        • Nov 3, 2019 @ 0:31 at 0:31
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          I agree Israel is to cowardly to attack Iran and conduct the war by themselves. Well said Jay

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  • Nov 2, 2019 @ 20:07 at 20:07
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    The “Jewboys” will do everything to save themselves from marching into the ovens whether you think its legal or not. Useful idiots like you are no better than the Nazis. We will not think twice to blow up EU and ME, remember this!

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    • Nov 2, 2019 @ 20:31 at 20:31
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      No wonder every country in Europe kicked your kind out at one time or another. You are a sick sick people and i have to pity the Middle East for having your kind there. You are the true NAZI’S and maybe Germany was right in not wanting to burden the world with you. I can only hope that your mindset is in the minority because if it not then we do need to consider how we can allow our kind to continue to exist in the Middle East.

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      • Nov 2, 2019 @ 20:39 at 20:39
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        When there is international coverage then you only penalize your IDF concentration camp guards with 30 days community service for murder. What a sick twisted people these are. Your point is well taken that these are the crazy dangerous people and not the Iranians, Egyptians, Syrians etc
        https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-soldier-community-service-sentence-gaza-war-teenager-death-latest-a9178071.html

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      • Nov 2, 2019 @ 21:45 at 21:45
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        YET YOUR SHARMOUTA MOTHER BEGS US FOR LOTS MORE…PLEASE EXPLAIN?

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        • Nov 2, 2019 @ 22:21 at 22:21
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          Well its all down to the large amounts of cheap alcohol that you consume. So when you have had to much you and go climb into your daughter’s bed and she takes care of daddy your warped imagination creates these elaborate fantasies to help you deal with the fact that this is your young daughter.

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          • Nov 3, 2019 @ 1:21 at 1:21
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            I DONT NEED TO GIVE THAT FILTHY HOE YOU CALL MOTHER ANYTHING FOR HER TO PLEASURE ME AND 30 IDF SOLDIERS FOR FREE!!

    • Nov 3, 2019 @ 10:28 at 10:28
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      If you wanted to bring about the end of all Jews not just in the EU but worldwide then this will cause it. So if you Jewsboys want to be hunted down like dogs go ahead and nuke the EU. We will hunt down every last one of your kind both here and abroad and with DNA scanners and Social Media we won’t let any of your kind slip through the cracks. We will be through and this will be forever so none will be left.

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    • Nov 3, 2019 @ 13:26 at 13:26
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      Do you know why the Jews don’t care about you America? Because your all Goyim. And Akum.

      And in the Talmud. Jews are taught in yeshivas to do what ever it takes to take the treasures of this world.

      The Jews are robbing American tax payers blindly.

      And the billions in dollars that has gone to Israel. And yet still they are not content for the military equipment…

      And still rely on America for everything is beyond me. They say they have God? Oh really? I think the Usd is the Jewish God.

      Just think about all those billions of usd given freely to israel. And Americans are sinking deeper into debt and poverty and the rich are obviously looking after themselves. And cooperating with Jewish congress and Jewish banks and Jewish businesses and Jewish lawyers.

      The Jews own America. Your slaves to money. And the Jews own you.

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      • Nov 3, 2019 @ 14:24 at 14:24
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        I couldn;t agree more! We must raise against the YANKI SHARMUTAS!!!!!!!

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      • Nov 3, 2019 @ 14:57 at 14:57
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        Well written and very true Super Goyi. I always have wondered if subconsciously the Jews deliberately cause their own pogroms? Its not going to take much for another pogrom to start and when it does its going to spread like wildfire and if Israel had nuked Europe then i dont see any Jews making it out alive. Between the Muslims and the Europeans the fight is going to be who gets to kill the most here before this spreads to all nations. Its so strange that you Jews don’t seem to understand that its your actions that cause your problems and persecutions.

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        • Nov 3, 2019 @ 20:03 at 20:03
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          @Kimberly… All Israeli’s Ever Did The First To Bring Enlightening Messages From The One Same Higher Messenger For All Mankind Including Europe Christianity Through Jesus Messengers & Mideast Arabic Through Mohamed Messengers Cultures Worldwide! Time For Enemies Of Wars Into Friends Of Worship!

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      • Nov 3, 2019 @ 15:29 at 15:29
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        Nah, we only OWN HOES like your Mother. She Spreads for EVERYONE and we collect. GREAT BUSINESS!

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      • Nov 3, 2019 @ 15:52 at 15:52
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        Good post Super Goyi 💝, i think the truth is somewhere in the middle. The extreme religious and the extreme left, the Bernie Sanders types are the real problem. But with all this quest by the Jewish Deep State co-conspirators its drawings such a spotlight on Zionism and Judaism that there is no going back now as its so in your face obvious that everyone is talking about it.
        The longer this lasts or if they manage to cause Trump real trouble then the relationship with Jews in America will take a dark turn and they can expect to be labeled as the 5’th column by a very large percentage of the population. Which is sad as i would say that the majority are just taking advantage of the Tribal system for its benefits and i like the Reformed Jews. But as they have not spoken out in large numbers they will have no one to blame but them selves when this does bad, those that have spoken out have little to worry about. Politician’s will just try to survive this and there will be little protection when groups and traitors are rounded up.

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  • Nov 2, 2019 @ 20:42 at 20:42
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    I am about to go reveal on Debka… That Israel has no cyber security. Would you like me to prove it?

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  • Nov 2, 2019 @ 21:06 at 21:06
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    Israel is great country

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  • Nov 2, 2019 @ 21:21 at 21:21
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    Would you like the PMO’s stuff too?

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    • Nov 2, 2019 @ 22:33 at 22:33
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      liar 147.237.73.215 is not a valid cell number

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  • Nov 2, 2019 @ 23:13 at 23:13
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    sharmutas already withdrew from Syria and moved their boats out of harms way. they are cowards made from sharmuta mothers. liars. manipulators. Israel will bring down the double headed snake in 2020. One call will activate all Jewish Brothers on Your soil and they Will Vote as to Inflict Damage! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED lowly yanks!!!! BEWARE & ACT ACCORDINGLY!!!!!

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    • Nov 2, 2019 @ 23:19 at 23:19
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      You sound quite mad, best you go seek some professional care. Also please don’t breed, the word has far to many fools and idiots already.

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    • Nov 2, 2019 @ 23:26 at 23:26
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      Obviously you are the cabbage patch child of related parents. So go take your meds and then have a nap.

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  • Nov 2, 2019 @ 23:43 at 23:43
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    Israel never directly confronts its enemies with the what they deserve. This applies to the Islamists who surround Israel and want to kill Jews in the name of their religion as well as Israel’s ideological enemies who include some on the left in Israel and Europe and America. Bolshevik Bernie Sanders, who wants to take from Israel to give to killers of Israelis, and JStreet (and the New York Times journalist as Peter Beinart among many others) are perfect examples of JINOs who work hand-in-hand with Israel’s enemies to destroy the country and the people of Israel. I would say that it is time to make stand against Israel’s enemies on all fronts.

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    • Nov 2, 2019 @ 23:48 at 23:48
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      I agree. ALL SHARMUTAS MUST BE TERMINATED!!!

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    • Nov 3, 2019 @ 17:25 at 17:25
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      The problem is bigger than just Bernie, its Pelosi and the Jewish media’s holy war against Trump in support of the baseless accusations that have been designed to undermine him. Its also the right wing Jews who believe that Israel must always come first regardless of the cost to America or what Americans best interests are. This is a foolish and provides a very short term benefit to us Jews and to Israel. What we are going to end up with is Israel and Jews hated on both the left and right political spectrums for different reasons. The Republican type view is that we are traitors who are using American for Israel’s benefit. This is obviously true in large parts of the Jewish community. On the left Israel is seen as apartheid state who’s racist beliefs have no place in the world. Jews in America will be tarred with the same brush. This is lose / lose for us but to few see the danger.

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  • Nov 2, 2019 @ 23:47 at 23:47
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    Black Flag on in motion Netanyahu operation, last ditch effort

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    • Nov 2, 2019 @ 23:50 at 23:50
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      #1 POTUS TRUMP will decide his faith. SO calm down Jewery. Down boy! Down! Good boy! Stay!!

      Now you dogs wait silently until POTUS orders you to action. In Silence!!!

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      • Nov 3, 2019 @ 0:05 at 0:05
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        You are the dogman and the pigman rolled up in one dumb ugly package – I know that for a fact.

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      • Nov 3, 2019 @ 1:23 at 1:23
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        DON THE CON. HAS HE PAID OFF YOUR MOTHER STORMY DANIELS YET, HOEBOY?

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        • Nov 3, 2019 @ 1:56 at 1:56
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          I’m Feeling Hawkish!!

          Will watch some good porn tonight!

          How about POTUS DON DOES ISRAEL ??!!

          GET IT??

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    • Nov 3, 2019 @ 0:03 at 0:03
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      Netanyahu has merely days left now, before the Mandelblit indictments, but that’s just the beginning, I will serve to clear the path for the Mueller Reports exposure – in the course of the Trump impeachment – of Netanyahu and Kushner conspiracy over UN2334, as provided by the Flynn testimony

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  • Nov 3, 2019 @ 0:22 at 0:22
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    Kushner can go to jail. Nobody will care or notice. Trump wants him gone anyway as he already has a deal to marry Ivanka into the British monarchy. Meghan is almost done and Harry will look good with an Eastern European blonde.

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  • Nov 3, 2019 @ 1:57 at 1:57
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    ISRAEL=SHARMUTAS!!!

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    • Nov 3, 2019 @ 15:09 at 15:09
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      Ayatoolas = Sharmutas!!!
      Anyone named Moooohammed = Sharmutas!!!
      Pal-e-SWINE = Sharmutas!!!
      Eurotrash = Sharmutas!!!

      Happy Nakba!

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  • Nov 3, 2019 @ 6:26 at 6:26
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    POTUS = SHARMOPUTA!!!!!!!

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  • Nov 3, 2019 @ 14:14 at 14:14
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    If Bibi destroys these terrorists completely, he cannot use them as his useful purpose reason for being anymore. The rich political powerful elites do not care about the average poor citizen but they care more about their perceived needed image. Degrade Hamas so that Jihad starts to take advantage and starts a civil war there. Destroying Jihad means Hamas wins.

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  • Nov 3, 2019 @ 17:19 at 17:19
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    SAMANTHA, THERE IS A CURE FOR DONKEY SYPHALLIS. RUN NOW AND GO GET IT!!!

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    • Nov 3, 2019 @ 20:18 at 20:18
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      “The two have a shared narrative: Peace will never be established with the Palestinians. Negotiations – yes, partial agreements – definitely, but not trust, not recognition that they are a people with equal rights in this land, not even recognition that they are equal human beings, exactly like the Israeli Jews”
      – The above is your religious law and until you move away from this racist evil thinking you will always have problems that are caused by your own actions. Not all Jews suffer from this racist religions belief but far to many do.
      https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-gantz-the-perfect-heir-to-rabin-1.8067465

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  • Nov 3, 2019 @ 19:48 at 19:48
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    Jacob & Yosef… But When Troubles come From Evil Leaders & People You All Beg For Yanks To Protect, Save, Fight & Die For You! WWI & II, Cold Korea, Hot Vietnam, Hussein Kuwait, & Isis Iraq Syria, Al Aqeda-Taliban Afghanistan. All Nations Except Israel That Never Request Yanks To Die For Anyone!

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  • Nov 4, 2019 @ 1:06 at 1:06
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    Sucker them with drones then put AGM-88 Harm’s down the pipes. Problems solved.

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