Gaza Strip Fighters Will Not Cease Campaign of Airstrikes Against Israel

Gaza Strip

Gaza Strip fighters will not cease their campaign of airstrikes against Israel. On Saturday, Israel and Gaza Strip both agreed to a temporary ceasefire while they regrouped after a month-long aerial war. Although both sides have a significant number of casualties, the reasons for the ceasefire suggest that Gaza Strip Hamas fighters had temporarily run out of missiles.

The ceasefire was scheduled to last for 12 hours, but Israel initiated another 12-hour extension after the first 12 hours ended. However, before the ending of the second ceasefire conditions, missiles could be seen flying in the air from the Gaza Strip towards Israel.

Palestinian death tolls in Gaza Strip have risen to more than 1,000 casualties since the fighting began last March. The total of Israelis killed in the battle is less than 50, however many of the casualties were esteemed U.S. born Israeli soldiers.

Gaza Strip, West Bank is located the Middle East between Israel and Palestine, with Egypt being very close to its borders. Geographical research indicates Gaza Strip is actually in southern Israel, but Palestinian militia, especially the Hamas, have been long recognized for occupying the Gaza Strip. Gaza Strip fighters, who claim that Israel belongs to the Hamas people, has held deep remorse over Israel ever since it was annexed by the U.S. and reissued to the western Jews in a peace repatriation scheme many decades ago.

For months Gaza Strip Hamas fighters have made dozens of airstrikes,with some missiles landing in Israel’s metropolitan cities, with many local businesses and commercial industries destroyed. Earlier this month Israeli soldiers planned a ground attack on Gaza Strip with the intentions of rooting out the Hamas militants, who were firing missiles at Israel.

Gaza Strip fighters will not cease their campaign of airstrikes against Israel. Critics said that Israel’s Iron Dome, a missile interceptor designed in America, has protected the Israelis from most of the 600 missiles aimed at Israel so far. Although there have been few casualties, the destruction of Israel’s interior can be easily noticed. As the war escalates, airport officials have begun to restrict international flights into the area.

During the deadly ground combat, 60 members of the Palestinian militia were killed along with two Israeli soldiers fighting for Israel. Israeli security officials said their strategy in the ground battles was to bring the fighting directly between soldiers and lessen the Palestinian civilian casualties. The battle was fought hard for two days in the enemy’s central territories, and many of Hamas bravest fighters were killed, but the bitter conflict has not ended.

Scholars are attempting to establish authenticity of the dispute between Israel and the Gaza Strip residents. The Islamist militant group Hamas are now controlling the Gaza Strip and using the area as a military base to launch missiles into Israel.

After both sides broke their commitments in the Peace Treaty of 2012, the Palestinian President Mamoud Abbas made a statement suggesting Israel to maintain its marginalization between Palestine or risk the Hamas militant groups obtaining validation in Israel. President Abbas helped supervise a ceasefire early this year and now has been neutralized because his nonviolent solutions were so little respected.

Israelis have shown a strong resilience in the Palestinian-Israel conflict although Gaza Strip fighters will not cease their campaign of airstrikes against Israel. Although President Abbas is seen as a nonviolent diplomat by the western world, millions of residents in the Gaza Strip believe the Palestinian president has no influence on their nation.

By Kimakra Nealy

Sources:
LA Times
Sun Herald
NY Times

7 Responses to "Gaza Strip Fighters Will Not Cease Campaign of Airstrikes Against Israel"

  1. dibs   July 29, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Free the world from terrorist – they would slaughter everyone. Will turn the earth into a HELL

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  2. Darrel Otherbrother   July 29, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    If you break down the refusal of Hamas to cease firing at Israel you can draw only one conclusion; it is their intention to win the war by incurring as many ‘civilian’ casualties as necessary to break the will of the world to allow it to continue.

    Hopefully the world will soon come to realize that there are no ‘civilians’ in Gaza.

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  3. M.   July 29, 2014 at 7:35 am

    I have a simple question to ask everyone, here is an exercise in “what if”:
    Let’s imagine for a second that 9/11 took place as it did but instead of Osama Bin-La-din and his gang being responsible imagine for a second “what if” it turned out that it was Hamas that was to blame? What if the same crime was carried out by Hamas hijackers?
    What do you all think realistically the US would have done then, would they have targeted Gaza and how?

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  4. Rob   July 28, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I wonder why there is no outrage from the world concerning the systematic building of tunnel systems to infiltrate terrorists with weapons into Israeli communities……to kill them?

    I wonder why there is not outrage from the world about the incessant firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel?

    I wonder why there is no outrage that Hamas does not build shelters for their people while they build tunnels to kill Israelis?

    I wonder why there is no outrage about the hate speech and murderous behaviour being encouraged by verses of the quran? Why do people become upset when they read the verses of hate and murderous resolve of islamists to all but their own?

    I wonder why people do not acknowledge that Zionists defend their citizens and do not kill people all over the world ….as do islamists?

    You must not think that those who were slain in the cause of Allah are dead. They are alive, and well-provided for by their Lord. – Surah 3:169-71

    Let those fight in the cause of God who sell the life of this world for the hereafter. To him who fights in the cause of God, whether he is slain or victorious, soon we shall give him a great reward. – Surah 4:74

    But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever you find them. – 4:89

    Therefore, we stirred among them enmity and hatred, which shall endure till the Day of Resurrection, when Allah will declare to them all that they have done. – 5:14

    O believers, take not Jews and Christians as friends; they are friends of each other. Those of you who make them his friends is one of them. God does not guide an unjust people. – 5:54

    Make war on them until idolatry is no more and Allah’s religion reigns supreme – 8:39

    O Prophet! Exhort the believers to fight. If there are 20 steadfast men among you, they shall vanquish 200; and if there are a hundred, they shall rout a thousand unbelievers, for they are devoid of understanding. – 8:65

    It is not for any Prophet to have captives until he has made slaughter in the land. – 8:67

    Allah will humble the unbelievers. Allah and His apostle are free from obligations to idol-worshipers. Proclaim a woeful punishment to the unbelievers. – 9:2-3

    When the sacred months are over, slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them. – 9:5

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    • Robert Fisher   July 29, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      Oh, yes, Judaism is such a pure and peaceful religion…..

      “When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives out before you may nations…then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them and show them no mercy.” Deuteronomy 7:1-2, NIV. 1

      bullet “…do not leave alive anything that breaths. Completely destroy them…as the Lord your God has commanded you…” Deuteronomy 20:16, NIV.

      All religion is murderous. All religion is based on power and money.

      This is not a war….this is a demolition of Palestine and a land grab by Israel.

      10 to 1 odds Israel never gives back the land the are grabbing. Any takers?

      I didn’t think so.

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  5. cmdawestern   July 28, 2014 at 9:08 am

    1000 Palestinians killed in Gaza is very tragic, especially when the majority are civilians who want nothing to do with the fighting. We should be concerned, but if “1000 people killed” is important enough to generate all the attention, angst and ink, then why not the same energy and concern for the 200,000 – 300,000 Syrians killed? Why such disparity?

    The Israelis have nothing to gain from this limited invasion of Gaza other than the destruction of the Hamas infrastructure, reducing their capacity to lob missiles at will at Israeli cities. Israel has the right to defend themselves from the 8,000 missiles shot at them by Hamas in the past several years.

    Question:

    What would happen if tomorrow Israel said, “We will disarm? We will beat our tanks and our fighters and guns into plowshares. We will stop fighting. We will not even defend ourselves. The cost of civilian deaths is too high. ”

    What would happen tomorrow? next month? next year? They would be wiped off the face of the earth; every man woman and child would be murdered!

    But what if Hamas said the same thing? “We will live in peace. We will grant Israel the right to exist and make every effort to leave them alone. We will live in peace with them.”

    What would happen tomorrow? next month? next year? NOTHING. All fighting would cease. If they proved trustworthy, demonstrating that they meant what they said, the Gaza blockade would go away. The wall would come down. Diplomatic relations would exist. Commerce between the Palestinians and Israelis would thrive. etc. etc.

    So, where is the problem?

    Don’t be duped. Don’t let your reasonable sorrow and sympathy for the death of hundreds of innocent people confuse your thinking. If Israel didn’t make this surgical attempt to cripple Hamas, it would go on and on and on.

    By the way, Hezbollah has been watching. Current estimates reveal that they have 60,000 missiles trained on Israel and have been strangely silent, watching the fighting in Gaza. Oh, and their missiles are better than what Hamas has lobbed.

    When will they unleash their cache against Israel? We haven’t seen anything like what will transpire when that conflict resumes again.

    And once again the same question can be asked – with the same results.

    Peace in the Middle East will only come when everyone leaves Israel alone – and lets them live like we all want to live.

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    • LogicFirst   July 28, 2014 at 9:54 am

      It is amazing how the world loves the under-dog, even when that underdog is rabid and wants to kill everyone who won’t except their barbaric way of life. How effective is the Palestinian brainwashing? How quickly did the memory of 9/11 fade?
      Gaza is filled with terrorists who are attacking Israeli civilians on a regular basis. Yes, the Hamas terrorist are surrounded by civilians, but those civilians freely elected them to power. Every sane person and country would have responded to such attacks with force.
      These are emotional times, but it is a very bad time to let those emotions cloud logic and reason.
      Instead of a temporary ceasefire, let the IDF finish its job. Meanwhile, let the international community think of ways to prevent Hamas (or others) from continuing their focus on trying destroy Israel and instead focus on improving the lives of the people of Gaza.

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