Israeli Air Force bombards Gaza strip

By Associated Press– Israel destroyed the headquarters of Hamas’ prime minister and blasted a sprawling network of smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, broadening a blistering four-day-old offensive against the Islamic militant group even as diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire appeared to be gaining steam. Hamas officials said a building used…

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Two rockets land outside Jerusalem following 2 fired at TA

By YAAKOV LAPIN, JPOST— Two rockets landed outside of Jerusalem Friday evening as sirens rang out, causing no injuries or damage. Police reported there was “no indication” that rockets landed in the city, stating that “most likely, the rockets landed in an open area outside of Jerusalem.” Hamas took credit for the attack, claiming to…

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Cabinet OKs 75,000 reservists for possible Gaza operation

BY JPOST— Defense Minister Ehud Barak approved the IDF’s request on Friday evening to increase the maximum number of reservists it could enlist, seeking cabinet approval to mobilize up to 75,000 troops ahead of a possible Gaza ground operation. The Inner Cabinet, a group of nine senior ministers, met for over three hours to discuss…

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Muslim Brotherhood Mobilizes for Hamas

By RYAN MAURO, FRONTPAGEMAG— Israel has finally struck back against the terrorist enclave of Gaza after having 120 rockets fired at it since Saturday and over 700 this year alone. For now, the Obama administration is rhetorically supporting Israel, but the Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt is doubling down on its support for Hamas, Gaza’s ruling terrorist…

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Why Israel Attacked Gaza

By JONATHAN SCHANZER, NATIONAL POST— In a surgical air strike on Wednesday, Israel eliminated the terrorist leader who masterminded the capture of Israeli soldier Gilat Shalit in 2006. Yesterday’s attack killed Ahmed Jabari, a top leader of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, more commonly known as the armed wing of Hamas. Israel released a video…

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Gazans fire 90 rockets; cabinet approves reserve call-up

By YAAKOV LAPPIN and TOVAH LAZAROFF, JPOST— The IDF on Wednesday opened a campaign to remove the rocket menace afflicting the South with the targeted killing of Hamas terror chief Ahmed Jabari. Named Operation Pillar of Defense (in Hebrew, Operation Pillar of Cloud), the intense aerial strikes also targeted Hamas rocket arsenals throughout the Gaza…

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Brotherhood: "The Sphinx and Pyramids Must be Destroyed"

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, GATESTONE— Egypt’s Muslim fundamentalists are now calling for the destruction of the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza under the pretext that Islam prohibits idols. If the extremists have no respect for human life, why should they care about a pyramid or a statue? Murjan Salem al-Johari, one of Egyptian…

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