Israel versus World Update



This is the update condition there that Karafuru San got from nasdaq JUST A FEW SECONDS before.

UPDATE: Senior Hamas Leader Killed In Israeli Air Strike

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GAZA CITY, GAZA (AFP)–One of the most senior leaders of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement, Nizar Rayan, was killed in an Israeli air strike in its Gaza Strip stronghold on Thursday, medics said.

Rayan, who was considered a hardliner within the Islamist group, was killed with at least four other people in the house that he shared with one of his four wives in Jabaliya in the north of the territory, the medics said.

Rayan is the most senior Hamas official killed since Israel unleashed its massive bombardment against the Islamists in Gaza on Saturday in response to persistent rocket fire from the enclave.

In the minutes following the strike, dozens of people rushed to the scene, pulling bodies from the rubble.

A few months after Hamas seized control of Gaza in June 2007, Rayan vowed at a Gaza City rally that the Islamists would also seize control in the Israeli- occupied West Bank which is still administered by Western-backed Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

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Israel set for ground attack as navy strikes Gaza coastline

(RTTNews) – Ignoring the French proposal for a temporary truce, Israel and Palestinian militants intensified attacks on each other as the Middle East war entered its sixth day on New Year.

The latest Israeli air strikes targeted Gaza’s parliament building and many more ministry buildings. A children’s hospital was reportedly damaged.

Equally aggressive was the Hamas response. Its members continued cross-border rocket-firing. Some of them landed as deep as Beersheba, about 40 kilometers inside Israel.

Rockets fired by the Hamas militants in the current fighting have flown farther and been more accurate than those used by them earlier, according to U.S. and Israeli officials.

Meanwhile, Israeli navy joined the onslaught, as naval ships attacked coastline positions of the territory’s Hamas leaders by firing artillery.

Thousands of Israeli ground troops were massed along the border in anticipation of a possible land invasion, although the move doesn’t have popular support in the Jewish nation.

So far, the campaign to crush rocket fire on southern Israel has been conducted largely from air.

Israel’s military spokeswoman Major Avital Leibovich said preparations for a ground operation were complete. “The infantry, the artillery, and other forces are ready. They’re around the Gaza Strip, waiting for any calls to go inside,” she said.

Wednesday, a united international stand for an immediate cease-fire appeal failed, as a late-night UN Security Council meeting could not vote on a draft resolution because of differences among some members.

Reports, quoting witnesses, said Israeli F-16 jet fighters and helicopter gunships flying over Gaza all night targeted the education ministry, the president’s office, the justice ministry, and the police headquarters.

Many buildings of Hamas-linked militants were destroyed in the refugee camps in central Gaza.

The head of Gaza’s emergency services said an attack on the house of a leader of the armed wing of Hamas, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, killed three neighbors, including one woman.

The Libyan draft resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire to halt the Israeli-Palestinian violence was thwarted after U.S. and British ambassadors said it contained nothing about Palestinian attacks on Israel.

“The resolution circulated by Libya is not balanced, and, therefore, is not currently acceptable to the United States,” U.S. Ambassador to UN, Zalmay Khalilzad, told reporters after the emergency meeting.

Showing no signs of ease in tensions in the Middle East, care- taker Prime Minister Ehud Olmert vowed Israel’s massive air blitz of the Gaza Strip would not end until Hamas militants gave up firing rockets into Israel.

The death toll in Israeli military operations launched Saturday aimed at destroying militant positions in Gaza is nearing 400, including 180 civilians. The number of the wounded has risen to nearly 2,000.

“We did not enter this operation in order to end it with the firing still continuing,” Olmert said at a meeting of his security Cabinet Wednesday, according to a senior government official.

The core group consisting of Olmert, defense minister Ehud Barak, and foreign minister Tzipi Livni rejected a French proposal for a 48-hour truce in and around the Gaza Strip.

“Hamas broke this cease-fire,” Olmert said. “If the conditions ripen” and if there is a solution “that promises a better security … we will consider it, but we are not there yet,” he was quoted as saying.

It has been reported that Israel demanded international monitors as a pre-condition of any truce with the Gaza militants.

Olmert made this point in talks with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other world leaders, who are pressing for ending the violence.

Israel Not Interested In ‘Long War’ In Gaza: Olmert

JERUSALEM (AFP)–Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Thursday that Israel was not interested in conducting a “long war” in Gaza, where it has pummeled Hamas targets for six days.

“We are not interested in conducting a long war and we do not wish to conduct a war on a broad front,” Olmert said on a visit to the desert city of Beersheva, which has come under rocket fire from Gaza militants over the past several days.

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2 responses to “Israel versus World Update

  1. There are stacks of honey bees near where I live. If you cross the fence and start kicking the hives. You will get stung. Two options, call the UN and get world opinion to get the bees to stop or you can quite kicking the hives.

    >>Actually the whole world must kick the bees out! But all they do now just give their comments without makin’ any actions! (of course it includes me, the one who just give words, not bloods)…
    I wish I could go there…

    Thanks for the comment, Jim!


    All followers of the three (3) great Abrahamic religions, Judaism,
    Christianity and Islam believe in the Ten (10) Commandments. In our humble
    opinion, if anyone killed another innocent human being or himself, he is neither
    a Jew, nor a Christian, nor a Muslim, because he disobeyed one of the
    most important Commandments of Almighty God (Allah): Thou Shall Not Kill.

    Given below are some of the verses from the Holy Qur’an in support
    thereof, referring to the number of Surah (Chapter) first followed by
    the number of Ayah (Verse), later (from an English translation of the
    Holy Qur’an by Mr. Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall).

    Yet ye (Children of Israel) it is who slay each other and drive out a
    party of your people from their homes, supporting one another against
    them by sin and transgression, and if they came to you as captives ye
    would ransom them, whereas their expulsion was itself unlawful for you.
    Believe ye in part of the Scripture and disbelieve ye in part thereof?

    Lo! those who disbelieve the revelations of Allah (God Almighty), and
    slay the Prophets wrongfully, and slay those of mankind who enjoin
    equity: announce them a painful doom. (3:21)

    O ye who believe! eat not up your property among yourselves in
    vanities: but let there be amongst you traffic and trade by mutual good-will:
    nor kill (or destroy) yourselves (commit suicide): for verily Allah hath
    been to you Most Merciful. (4:29)

    Never should a believer kill a believer; but (if it so happens) by
    mistake (compensation is due): if one (so) kills a believer, it is ordained
    that he should free a believing slave and pay compensation to the
    deceased’s family, unless they remit it freely. If the deceased belonged to
    a people at war with you and he was a believer, the freeing of a
    believing slave (is enough). If he belonged to a people with whom ye have a
    treaty of mutual alliance, compensation should be paid to his family
    and a believing slave be freed. For those who find this beyond their
    means (is prescribed) a fast for two months running: by way of repentance
    to Allah: for Allah hath all knowledge and all wisdom. (4:92)

    If a man kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to
    abide therein (for ever): and the wrath and the curse of Allah are upon him
    and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him. (4:93)

    For that cause We decreed for the Children of Israel that whosoever
    killeth a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the
    earth, it shall be as if be had
    killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if
    he had saved the life of all mankind. Our messengers came unto them of
    old with clear proofs (of Allah’s sovereignty), but afterwards lo!
    many of them became prodigals in the earth. (5:32)

    They are losers who besottedly have slain their children without
    knowledge, and have forbidden that which Allah bestowed upon them, inventing
    a lie against Allah. They indeed have gone astray and are not guided.

    Say: “Come I will rehearse what Allah hath (really) prohibited you
    from”: join not anything as equal with Him; be good to your parents: kill
    not your children on a plea of want; We provide sustenance for you and
    for them; come not nigh to shameful deeds whether open or secret; take
    not life which Allah hath made sacred except by way of justice and law:
    thus doth He command you that ye may learn wisdom. (6:151)

    O Prophet! when believing women come to thee to take the oath of fealty
    to thee that they will not associate in worship any other thing
    whatever with Allah, that they will not steal, that they will not commit
    adultery (or fornication), that they will not kill their children, that
    they will not utter slander intentionally forging falsehood, and that they
    will not disobey thee in any just matter then do thou receive their
    fealty and pray to Allah for the forgiveness (of their sins): for Allah
    is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful. (60:12)

    Kill not your children for fear of want: We shall provide sustenance
    for them as well as for you: verily the killing of them is a great sin.

    And slay not the life which Allah hath forbidden save with right. Whoso
    is slain wrongfully, We have given power unto his heir, but let him
    not commit excess in slaying. Lo! he will be helped. (17:33)

    And those who cry not unto any other god along with Allah, nor take the
    life which Allah hath forbidden save in (course of) justice, nor
    commit adultery and whoso doeth this shall pay the penalty; (25:68)

    >>I agree with You…
    Even in my country, the Christian give their response to ‘kick the bees out’!
    Though it just in words, it gives us proof that ‘the bees’ don’t believe in Allah. But I still little bit disagree that they probably not jews. Maybe one day I’ll give proofs that they probably the one who did it, Insya Allah…

    Thanks for the comment, Qazi!

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