November 19th, 2012
05:49 PM ET

Why Israel might hesitate to start a ground invasion

By Mike Mount

Thousands of Israeli troops with tanks and armored vehicles are poised on Gaza's borders ready to move in if Israel believes there is no chance for a cease-fire in its conflict with Hamas.

The Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren, told reporters Monday at a briefing at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC that Israel would like to avoid a ground invasion, but war planning is complete and they are ready to move in if necessary.

But Israel, which continued to press its air offensive against Gaza militants for a sixth day on Monday, is said to be well aware that a ground invasion would carry broad risks.

Israel learned that from its 2008 war in Gaza when it lost the support of the international community. Air force and ground troops then poured on superior firepower, hitting numerous civilian targets in an effort to wipe out militants and their infrastructure. Nearly 1,300 people were killed.

A United Nations investigation concluded that the Israeli military committed war crimes during that conflict, which created a major diplomatic problem for Israel.

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Carrying the memory of that experience and a parliamentary election just two months away, the Israeli government is mindful of potential international and domestic consequences of a ground invasion, those watching the situation closely said.

"Higher Palestinian casualties could lead to an erosion of international support for Israel's right to defend itself from the Hamas rocket attacks," according to Haim Malka, a senior fellow at Center for Strategic and International Studies.

"Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu is hesitant for a ground operation because of the political liability and the risks that such an operation carries for Israel," Malka said.

Palestinian health officials said 104 people have died and another 860 have been wounded in Gaza since Israel began its offensive in response to what it characterized as incessant rocket attacks by militants. Israeli officials say three people have died and 68 have been wounded in Israel as the result of rocket fire from Gaza.

Public opinion polls in Israel also appeared reluctant to deeper military involvement.

According to the Jerusalem Post, Israelis expressed strong backing for the ongoing military air operation, but were hesitant to add a ground offensive. The paper reported on Monday that 85% of Israelis believed in starting the military operation.

When asked how the government should proceed, 45% of the survey respondents favored continuing air strikes while 25% recommended a ground offensive. Some 22% said Israel should seek a cease fire.

The intention of the air assault is to weaken or destroy the capability of Hamas to launch rockets into Israel, according to an Israeli official.

Militants in Gaza have fired nearly 1,000 rockets at Israel since the conflict began, the Israel Defense Forces said Monday. Israel has targeted more than 1,300 sites in its bombing campaign, according to the IDF.

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Ambassador Oren said at the current rate of activity military action could last 45 days to 100 days. He said Hamas has 10,000 to 11,000 rockets left, but would not say how many Israel has destroyed, though Israel has fired just over 1,100.

When asked by reporters what Israel wanted from Hamas Oren said, “Guarantees against the return to the status quo.”

Negotiations in Egypt to try to halt to the fighting have yet to yield a breakthrough. There was a 50-50 chance the mission would be expanded to a ground invasion, one government official told Israel's Haaretz newspaper.

In an interview on Israeli television, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said on Monday no option had been ruled out, but at this stage "everything depends on the action of Hamas."

Former Israeli General Dan Harel said Israel is running out of targets that are away from population centers while Hamas leaders and other targeted individuals have now gone underground or are in mosques or among the civilian population.

"These are targets Israel will not strike because it is morally wrong," Harel said.

If that is indeed Israel's position, it also lessens the chance of a ground invasion that would no doubt target the locations of Hamas leaders and weapons in sensitive areas.

"The most likely scenario is that there is a cease-fire, hopefully brokered by the United States and Egypt, and then we all go back to exactly where we were before," says Reza Aslan, author of "No God but God," which looks at how the Arab Spring movement will ultimately play out.

"In a couple years, we start this process all over again. At a certain point, Israel is going to have to recognize that Hamas, whether it likes it or not, is the actual government in Gaza. And it's going to have to figure out a long-term solution to maintaining a viable ceasefire and that might include actually easing the blockade against Gaza," he told CNN on Monday.

According to Haaretz, Netanyhau, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman were updated on Monday by an Israel emissary who had just returned from a talk with Egyptian general intelligence officials.

"The deliberations centered on the demands made by Hamas and on the Egyptian proposals for compromise," according to the newspaper, quoting an Israeli official.

However, Malka said Hamas could make a ground decision easy for Israel if it were to launch a "large wave of longer range rockets that hit the Tel Aviv area or a shorter range rocket that hits and causes a high number of civilian casualties."

The Palestinian territory has been under a crippling economic embargo since Hamas, a militant fundamentalist Islamic organization, took political control from the Palestinian Authority in a 2007 election.

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  1. acsial

    It's time for the CHRISTIAN West to reassess it's pro-Israel position, as well as its involvement in a conflict in this sandpit that has no strategic value. Particularly, we need to take a hard look at Israel's poor treatment of Christians in the region:

    http://972mag.com/israels-not-so-stellar-record-on-treatment-of-christians/43325/

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9529123/Vatican-official-says-Israel-fostering-intolerance-of-Christianity.html

    http://mondoweiss.net/2012/03/the-myth-of-israels-favorable-treatment-of-palestinian-christians.html

    It's time to pull the plug on aid to both Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and leave these people to their own devices.

    November 21, 2012 at 2:34 am | Reply
  2. Ino

    We should put a microchip in all the arabs to keep a track of them. The great land of Israel is ONLY for the JEWS.

    November 20, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Reply
    • BigShiz

      Your just as bad as any Nazi ever was.

      November 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Reply
  3. dpcgidoc

    loman, joe D and Jamie- Israel is a country of 6 million surrounded by 100,000,000 sworn enemies, founded by the survivors of persecution in Europe, up to and including the holocaust- so, yes, almost everyone needs to serve in the military. Israel has shown extreme restraint in how they have dealt with Hamas' rockets- if a drug cartel in mexico started shooting rockets into Arizona or Texas, I guarantee that the US would strike back, hard and fast. Israel is being as careful as it can be to minimize civilian casualties- of course, if a rocket launcher is set up on a school, the generals hide in bunkers under hospitals, and thousands of rockets are stored under goverment buildings, AND the Gaza civilian population is raised to believe that dying as a shaheed is the ultimate goal; AND the Hamas militants offer NO shelter to their citizenry; AND the other Arab nations egg them on: Israel will respond effectively to get rid of the threat, and there will be collateral damage. As a nation founded by people who survived the worst organized mass murder in the history of the world, who have been attacked time and again by the enemies that surround them, in a country that can be traversed in a minute by a fighter plane, Israel can't afford to make empty threats, or to allow threats to it to persist- when they act, it will be with as little but as much force as needed to NEUTRALISE any threat to their existence. To say that Israel wants American soldiers to bleed for them is ludicrous; I also find Mr Mount's statement that the Israeli government "characterized" the incessant rocket attacks as the reason for their striking back misleading- there is no question that daily rocket attacks were occurring long before Israel began to strike back last week.

    By the way- Gazans are NOT palestinians- Gaza was part of Egypt that Israel annexed after the 6 day war- why aren't they allowed to move freey into Egypt? Do any of you anti-semitic, ignorant rednecks wonder why it is that no other Arab country will absorb the "Palestinians", the way Israel absorbed the almost 1 million Jews kicked out of Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Syria, Yemen, etc? Do you think their "concern" for the "palestinians is altruistc; or is it because it turns the world's eye away from what those countries are doing to their own people. Ask the Syrians how they feel about Assad; or the Copts about how they are treated in Egypt; or the Kurds; etc. The West Bank arabs have a better standard of living, and more autonomy and self-governance, than people in ANY Arab nation (the Gazans don't- but that's because they voted a terrorist organization into office_ they made their bed.....).

    November 20, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Reply
    • BigShiz

      None of what you seid gives Israel the right to kill civilians by the hundreds,starve the people of Gaza and construct illegal settlements. Both sides are in the wrong.

      November 20, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Reply
    • Ino

      Gaza should be annexed by Israel and the Arab dogs living on it should be deported to Egypt or Jordan.
      It is obvious that the Arabs hate us. We are fighting them with one tied behind our back. IDF should be unshackled to clean Gaza. For the time being we should deport all the Arab filth to camps in the desert and put barbed wire around them.

      November 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Reply
  4. Ino

    The jewish people are the leading lights of the world . If this is not a proof that we are the chosen people than what is ?

    November 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Reply
    • BigShiz

      News flash,god don't faver no one over anyone else. Your right wing rabbis are full of sh it. Jews,Christians and Muslims all think there gods chosen people. A Palestinian life is worth just as much as a Israeli life.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Reply
      • Ino

        Jewish people, cultur and civilization is superior to everything else in the world. The only blood that is sacred is Jewish blood all the rest is just filth that needs to washed away.

        November 20, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
  5. dgjkgfghjlkhrd

    LIVE HERE AND NOW

    November 20, 2012 at 10:21 am | Reply
  6. joe d

    because israeli pigs would rather have Americans(suckers) die for their dirty work

    AIPAC/Israel=9/11

    November 20, 2012 at 10:18 am | Reply
  7. dgjkgfghjlkhrd

    BS: If it wasn’t for the UN and the United States Israel would have wiped them out of existence.

    November 20, 2012 at 10:16 am | Reply
    • BigShiz

      Sad but true,also sad I think if Arabs had the power they would do the same. It's both there lands,time to split it up and they can go there separate ways.

      November 20, 2012 at 10:24 am | Reply
  8. loman

    Israel was created by the colonial powers to continue to do their dirty work after they supposedly left the ME. Israel is a country that is driven by ideology just like the Nazi Germany or the communist Soviet Union were. People who have studied history know that Jewish people lived in the ME for thousands of years in safety and security and tragedies such as Holocaust did not happen there but in the so called civilized Europe and by European. May God protect all innocent civilians ( Jews, Christians, Muslims, Agnostics, etc) and give people the wisdom to find the truth for themselves and do not fall for the hypocrites politicians and the aver lying media who only cares about $$$

    November 20, 2012 at 10:15 am | Reply
  9. dgjkgfghjlkhrd

    BS: Without Hamas the Palestinians would be destroyed by Israel.

    November 20, 2012 at 10:15 am | Reply
  10. Jamie

    Such a touchy subject. The land belongs to the Israelis and the Palestinians. Both sides are taught to hate each other from an early age. Israel calls Hamas terrorists while they kill innocent women and children. Of course they use missiles, so in their mind its totally ok because it doesn't look like terrorism to the rest of the world. Israel is a warrior nation. Everyone has to join the military so you have basically created a modern day Sparta. They all have the same mentality so every time a conflict arises they shoot first and may ask questions later. Without Hamas the Palestinians would be destroyed by Israel. By the time an Israeli joins the military they already think of the Palestinians are lower than dogs. If it wasn't for the UN and the United States Israel would have wiped them out of existence. This will be going on for generations.

    November 20, 2012 at 10:10 am | Reply
  11. dgjkgfghjlkhrd

    let's assume that law and order is inplace on the MOON instead

    November 20, 2012 at 10:10 am | Reply
  12. dgjkgfghjlkhrd

    YOU SEE: DRAGGING A DEAD BODY BEHIND A MOTORCYCLE YELLING GOD IS GREAT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL AND A CRIME FOR MANY MANY MANY REASONS

    November 20, 2012 at 10:06 am | Reply
  13. One-sided

    How about a little International condemnation or intervention towards militants shooting rockets in Israel. When people think they can blindly launch rockets into a country to cause fear, what do we think is going to happen? I feel for the loss of life on both sides but you should not let other groups within Gaza drag you into a war. When people fear standing up for themselves against these groups in Gaza, it is time for the International community to help. Not matter what Israel does it will always be under the microscope. Tell me, what if militants in Mexico or Canada started shooting rockets in the US, what would the reaction be?

    November 20, 2012 at 10:06 am | Reply
    • Two-sided

      Yes but the U.S have not invaded Canada or Mexico therefore no reason for them to launch rockets. But when you have a so called country that never existed before the 1940's invading the human life in that region, Killing kids and using fire power against people fighting for their houses using rocks. I am assuming you haven't lived there and thats why your opinion is that way.

      November 20, 2012 at 10:38 am | Reply
      • Bob

        Are you REALLY saying it's ok to shoot civilians with rockets just because the country is young? That make no sense what-so-ever.

        I would not simply stand by and let a country rocket my people without some form of retaliation. I don't see why Isreal is the bad guy in this whole ordeal. I'll admit, my knowledge on the history between the two is lacking, but from what I've seen the Hamas are the instigators and a retaliation is justified.

        November 20, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  14. dgjkgfghjlkhrd

    DRAGGING A DEAD BODY BEHIND A MOTORCYCLE YELLING GOD IS GREAT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL AND A CRIME FOR MANY MANY REASONS

    November 20, 2012 at 9:59 am | Reply
  15. Oakspar77777

    HAMAS's rockets are not weapons of war – they lack the range, accuracy, or destructive power to be of any military or defensive vaule to Gaza. They could neither treaten or truely damage Israel or Egypt with them.

    A simple cease fire would be this: Hamas, turn over all of your rockets and Israel will stop bombing you.

    Now this seems one sided – and I am against disarming any people – since an armed people is a free people.

    Thus, in return for the rockets, Gaza should be supplied with small arms and ammo. 100,000 AKs and 2-3 million rounds would seem fair for 10,000 rockets (actually, much more than fair when compaired to the cost of the rockets, but worth it due to the cost of the Iron Dome interceptors).

    Gaza then can no longer poke Israel every time HAMAS is feeling bold or wants to make an internal power play off of Israel's reprisals.

    Gaza is also, then, a much more sticky briar patch for a ground force to invade (giving the country more defensive power than rockets ever could). It would also help democratize force in Gaza as the arms are dissiminated through the populace.

    November 20, 2012 at 9:58 am | Reply
    • BigShiz

      War and death,yea thats what we need more of. Your part of the problem. Those people need peace,Hamas needs to stop killing civilians and recognise Israels right to exist. And Israel needs to stop the settlements,stop the blockade and stop the assassinations. Peace in the middle east imagine that.

      November 20, 2012 at 10:10 am | Reply
    • Bob

      You would give them 10x the weapons in exchange for not shooting them? How about you just call a cease fire and draw up some kind of treaty that makes sense. Such as a cease fire for some form of mutually beneficial economic agreement.

      Short of that, call out a requirement for the cease fire. If they don't comply by that time, bomb every weapons cache and factory capable of building those weapons and let their economy collapse.

      November 20, 2012 at 11:50 am | Reply
  16. jim

    I hope the innocent civillians can stay safe during this BS. It's always the innocent that get killed the most.

    November 20, 2012 at 9:28 am | Reply
  17. petra gonzalez

    i say let cut the dog loose and let them take care of it. No matter what the US does the majority of these muslim countries will always hate us.

    November 20, 2012 at 9:27 am | Reply
    • BigShiz

      They used to say the same thing about latin countries,but don't let any thing like facts or history get in your way.

      November 20, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply
    • Juan

      I agree. We should just let Israel do whatever they need to do. We should just mind our own business, and take care of matters here at home.

      November 20, 2012 at 9:36 am | Reply
      • BigShiz

        Did you here what I seid juan? From the 50's to the 90's it was your people it was your people being killed in droves from dictators we installed. In Mexico tens of thousands of people are dieing cuz the CIA are getting involved in the cartel wars to this day. It's always the civilians who suffer. And its so easy for people like you not to care when there all the way over there.

        November 20, 2012 at 9:47 am |
  18. Morshe Eli

    Israel you are aware that the war with Hamas will never end with Iran by the side line. What you can expect next is Hamas testing on Israel an Iranian made nuclear bomb. Stop Iran from advancing in making nuclear bomb!!!!!!!

    November 20, 2012 at 8:59 am | Reply
    • BigShiz

      I don't understand why its so hard for you people to see both sides are wrong as fuk. It's not ok for Hamas to kill civilians. It's not ok for Israel to create illegal settlements,use a forced blockade and do targeted assassinations(witch started this mess). Both sides are controlled by right wing extremists who don't want peace at all.

      November 20, 2012 at 9:15 am | Reply
      • PolakKurwa

        What started this mess is the fact that Hamas has been shooting rockets at Israel for the past 6 years, so Israel had enough put on its boxing gloves and said you wanna fight? Well we'll give you a fight now Hamas is screwed.

        November 20, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  19. FredFreedom

    Stop Israeli Apartheid
    Give Palestinians their land back
    OR
    Make Israel a real democracy
    Give Palestinians votes in the Israeli government

    November 20, 2012 at 8:54 am | Reply
  20. jvance

    You have to question the wisdom of artificially re-creating a nation that disappeared 2500 years ago. It's looking like the geopolitical equivalent of Jurassic Park. I hope no one dredges up any Babylonians or Sumerians demanding reorganization of the Golden Crescent.

    November 20, 2012 at 8:33 am | Reply
    • vivek

      I would have to agree with this comment, if someone had to come to the US and say oh this land belonged to the Indians and so lets have a separate country that consists of New York, and all major places and call it Red Indian Country . What would the American Response be to that. The Palestine people are just doing the same. Nothing racist about it, its a fact if someone comes and tells i am going to cut your country in half and give it to someone else its just stupid.

      This has indeed turned into a Jurassic park

      November 20, 2012 at 8:47 am | Reply
      • jvance

        You're in trouble now, nobody ever agrees with me. Be careful opening packages for the next few days.

        November 20, 2012 at 9:02 am |
      • Dave

        You could say the exact same thing to the Palestinians, that was not their land prior to 1945 as it belonged to ENGLAND. The ‘new’ rightful owners did what they wanted with the land and gave it to the Israelis but one question is to bear here… Why weren’t the Palestinians on a major uproar/war against England prior to 1945 for these lands, why now, why today? I tell you why, because England gave them a deserted, malaria infested, dying land that no one wanted to the Hebrew people and they turned it into something everyone wants. Palestinians now want this land because it’s attractive, no one wants a totaled Ferrari but rebuild it and everyone wants it.
        Also, the *Native Americans* (not Indians, you ignorant twit) have been given free land and no taxes for the rest of their lives.

        November 20, 2012 at 9:47 am |
      • YOU DONT HAVE TO BE a rocket scientist to understand THIS.

        You are wrong ! they didn't fire no rockets. i read news paper online and offline daily for past 20yrs. and not only one news paper i read CNN, BBC, NY time, Daily News from NY regularly. BRO READ THE HISTORY. DON'T just keep drinking the media's koolaid. FACT IS THAT ISRAEL WAS created by force BY our country. USA.
        If some one try to invade your Apt. or House, would you let him in? thanks for reading the post.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
      • PolakKurwa

        CNN BBC and NY Times are media... haha very funny guy and actually ya Hamas has been firing rockets at Israel for a long a$$ time now so you get your facts straight and as for your name Im guessing you have to be a rocket scientist to know whats happening considering your opinion etc haha

        November 20, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
    • Joe

      If their land disapperared, then they have all right to claim it back!I By the way this a family battle that started 1000's of years ago and it would still continue...I hope the Jews would turn back to their Messiah sooner than later

      November 20, 2012 at 9:47 am | Reply
  21. YOU DONT HAVE TO BE a rocket scientist to understand THIS.

    GAZA (Reuters) – Israel killed the military commander of the Islamist group Hamas in a missile strike on the Gaza Strip on Wednesday and launched air raids across the enclave, pushing the two sides to the brink of a new war

    SO THAT WAS THE HEAD LINE ON DAY ONE OF THE WAR. WHY WOULD U KILL MILITARY COMMANDER OF ANOTHER COUNTRY, SO WHO STARTED THIS WAR. ISRAEL NOT PALESTINIANS. YOU DONT HAVE TO BE a rocket scientist to understand THIS.

    November 20, 2012 at 8:20 am | Reply
    • josh g

      What about the 1000+ rockets that hamas shot into Israel before the assassination?

      November 20, 2012 at 9:13 am | Reply
    • cvg22

      I believe it was HAMAS that was firing rockets across the border into southern Israel the weeks before the military comander was targeted. I'm not the biggest fan of Israel with their history but the people of GAZA are NOT innocent in this matter. Since HAMAS took control of the area, they have been a constant aggressor against Israeli civilians. While the ARABS might grab the attention of the western media, the FACTS speak for themselves. HAMAS seeks only to destabilize the region and poke at Israel to prompt a proxy war with IRAN. Now thaat the new EQYPT has entered, the dialog, things are not likely to settle down anytime soon. WAKE UP peaceful muslims, these nut jobs are not looking out for your best interests. They are only looking to grab power, land, resources and your hearts. YOU are merely a resource to be used up to achieve their personal goals. While your children are starving, denied a future, they purchase weapons and live in relative luxury...thanks to their IRANIAN benefactors. Israel is completely justified in continuing an air attack to defend their borders and their citizens...citizens of a number of faiths...NOT just Jews. Given the opportunity, the leadership of HAMAS would impose islamic law and persecute religious minorities into submission or death. These are not good people...these are true terrorists seeking only blood and power

      November 20, 2012 at 9:17 am | Reply
      • Tan

        Since Isrl's are smart why they don't understand Hamas is trying to take them to war.
        Why Isrl don't use their IRON ShLD against Hamas rocket instead of killing 100 + Muslims.

        November 20, 2012 at 9:31 am |
    • lithuanianshogun

      Ugh. You pompous moron....And what happened to Israel before that assassination? They got hit by rockets....Hamas and Hezbollah are not real governments. They are terrorist organizations funded by Iran to ensure they have proxies on Israels' borders. Every time Israel takes it easy, they are attacked. In 1967, they surrendered the Sinai Desert, Golan Heights and 1,000s of miles of territory, and Palestine had to do one thing. Not..shoot...them. And guess what they are doing? Shooting them. Israel has every right to kill every single islamic militant they see. I feel for the inevitable civilian casualties, but that is how the terrorist dogs wage their war, and I hear Paradise is lovely this time of year...

      November 20, 2012 at 9:18 am | Reply
      • YOU DONT HAVE TO BE a rocket scientist to understand THIS.

        You are wrong ! they didn't fire no rockets. i read news paper online and offline daily for past 20yrs. and not only one news paper i read CNN, BBC, NY time, Daily News from NY regularly. BRO READ THE HISTORY. DON'T just keep drinking the media's koolaid. FACT IS THAT ISRAEL WAS created by force BY our country. USA.
        If some one try to invade your Apt. or House, would you let him in? thanks for reading the post.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
      • PolakKurwa

        CNN BBC and NY Times are media... haha very funny guy and actually ya Hamas has been firing rockets at Israel for a long a$$ time now so you get your facts straight and as for your name Im guessing you have to be a rocket scientist to know whats happening considering your opinion etc haha

        November 20, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
    • Ben

      You are blinded by hate. Israel killed that guy after a bunch of rockets had already been launched at them. you just hate Israel and want to beleive that Hamas is just fighting a good fight. Wake up, Hamas is a bunch of cowards. If they want to fight, line up at Israels Border and fight people who can fight back. Dont just lob rockets into civilian areas and then hide behind your own civilains. Two words come to mind.... Coward and Terrorist. Wake up

      November 20, 2012 at 9:27 am | Reply
      • YOU DONT HAVE TO BE a rocket scientist to understand THIS.

        You are wrong ! they didn't fire no rockets. i read news paper online and offline daily for past 20yrs. and not only one news paper i read CNN, BBC, NY time, Daily News from NY regularly. BRO READ THE HISTORY. DON'T just keep drinking the media's koolaid. FACT IS THAT ISRAEL WAS created by force BY our country. USA.
        If some one try to invade your Apt. or House, would you let him in? thanks for reading the post.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
      • PolakKurwa

        CNN BBC and NY Times are media... haha very funny guy and actually ya Hamas has been firing rockets at Israel for a long a$$ time now so you get your facts straight

        November 20, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
    • Matthew

      Since when have Muslims ever been peaceful? They always attacked other religions. They attack Serbia, Checnyans fight Russians, Pakistan fights India, Palestine fits Israel, Al Quada harasses US. I say US should always take the side of the non-Islamic nation. I already do personally. In this case Palestine = Muslim and Terrorist, therefore US should support Israel. Anything to weaken the Arab hold on the Middle East is good for US and the world.

      November 20, 2012 at 10:15 am | Reply
    • PolakKurwa

      For one because they we're terrorists. Two they we're firing rockets at Israel for the past 6 years. 3- They want every non muslim dead. 4-They want Israel eradicated. 5- They've been killing Israeli civilians etc for the past 6 years cause they dont care about civilians. 6- Israel has a right to defend itself and its civilians by retaliating. Imagine this if Russia was firing missles at the U.S for the past 6 years I think the U.S would retaliate also.

      November 20, 2012 at 11:32 am | Reply
      • YOU DONT HAVE TO BE a rocket scientist to understand THIS.

        You are wrong ! they didn't fire no rockets. i read news paper online and offline daily for past 20yrs. and not only one news paper i read CNN, BBC, NY time, Daily News from NY regularly. BRO READ THE HISTORY. DON'T just keep drinking the media's koolaid. FACT IS THAT ISRAEL WAS created by force BY our country. USA.
        If some one try to invade your Apt. or House, would you let him in? thanks for reading the post.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
      • PolakKurwa

        CNN BBC and NY Times are media... haha very funny guy and actually ya Hamas has been firing rockets at Israel for a long a$$ time now so you get your facts straight and I think your drinking the medias koolaid einstein

        November 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  22. gee

    Israel is the biggest thief in the Med area.

    November 20, 2012 at 8:03 am | Reply
    • roberto grunvald

      I am not too sure what your comment explains, if anything. i"ll try to be more explicit
      At this point in time Hamas increased his terrorist actions, by means of sending a.larger number of short and long range missiles, targeting civilian population within israeli territory.Terrorist because they aim at civilian population
      I don't know any country not reacting to this aggression. Geopolitical issues, blockade of the Gaza strip, could be solved talking, and accepting a peaceful coexistence between arabs and israelis, which Hamas opposses

      November 20, 2012 at 8:55 am | Reply
  23. Chuckeroo

    So where is HAMHOCKS getting these missiles they are shooting at Isreal?? Hmmm I bet that country that ISN"T trying to build a nuke give them the rockets! This is all BS ...... Isreal needs to clean house or this will go on forever!!

    November 20, 2012 at 7:19 am | Reply
  24. Big Man

    Israel hesitates to use ground offensive because in recent applications in Lebanon and Gaza have ended in essentially defeat either in military, political, of world opinion terms.

    November 20, 2012 at 6:59 am | Reply
    • SanCalif

      Where are the Israeli white phosphorous "illuminating" bombs this time? Don't see any over Anderson Cooper's shoulders.

      November 20, 2012 at 7:23 am | Reply
  25. Matt

    People don't take the Islamic Resistance seriously, they want the Israeli's out and they won't stop until they have. So each agreement, UN ceasefire etc, Like in Lebanon and Gaza, ceasefires, now look at Gaza Fajr missiles, silo bunkers. Lebanon Scud/M-600 missiles, 80,000 missiles. One day the whole middle east will go up in flames, instead of small wars to contain the threat, there will be a big war high intensity full spectrum warfare. Iran with bomb, others with the bomb.

    November 20, 2012 at 6:53 am | Reply
  26. Get ready for the end is near

    Israel has to go to war ... so it was foretold in the bible .. if you read the book of daniel we are living at the end of times. for those who really seek the truth read the book of daniel .. I am not for war but if the prophecy has to come to pass then so shall be it .. another proof that the bible is totally right ... and we are closer to jesus return . CONSIDER EVERYONE .. this is your last warning call from god ... like it was in the days of Noah.. noone wanted to see or hear from the flood but it came to pass .. after this war with israel there will be 7 years of peace then totall caos... i pray for all in Israel may Jehovah ( YHWH) be with you and protect you ....

    November 20, 2012 at 4:35 am | Reply
    • onlineincomecollege

      3 1/2 Years of peace and the 3 1/2 years of the worst times this world has ever seen. As for those that are saved we will be called up in the rapture before this time. Yes I know I just opened myself to ridicule from the non-believers but this is what I firmly believe. You are correct though on one aspect. I do believe we are in the end times.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:56 am | Reply
    • Big Man

      This biblical lunacy and those that follow it are the crux of the problem. If there is any world destruction, it would be a self fulfilling prophesy, not one from ages ago by stoned religious fanatics.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:56 am | Reply
    • Johnny

      As a Christian who believes in the second coming, comments like this make me want to smack you people over the head. We are nowhere close; stop worrying.

      November 20, 2012 at 8:23 am | Reply
    • Daremonai

      We have been at the 'end times' for over 2000 years now. Every damn generation thinks it is the one living in "T"he end times. We are still here.

      November 20, 2012 at 8:52 am | Reply
  27. Joe

    Move the UN to Jerusalem. What better place for the World body of peace than in the 'City of Peace'. Leadership is best exemplified out in front of the people rather than from behind.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:48 am | Reply
    • PGB

      This is the best idea I have heard in years.

      November 20, 2012 at 8:27 am | Reply
  28. Dan

    I know this might be a radical idea, but here me out.

    Perhaps if the Israeli's stopped forcing the Palestinians to live like refugees or in Ghettos. Perhaps if they treated them like human beings, then the radicalization of their people would slow down and eventually fade away. They would stop throwing rockets your way, it would end the legitimate reasons that Iran and the rest of the middle east hold on the Jewish state.

    You get what you give, Treat others how you want to be treated. These are cliches that doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand... no pun intended.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:47 am | Reply
    • Ari

      Dan, Palestinian terrorism predates the State of Israel and dates at the very least to 1936. Hamas is in Gaza; Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005. There is NO occupation in Gaza. Palestinian terror has absolutely no correlation with anything Israel does or does not. Much as Al-Qaida has no correlation with anything the the US did. Israel exists, and that in itself is a 'cause for war' (i.e. terror, jihad) in Palestinian eyes. Don't take my word for it; I'm biased. Instead, find the 'Hamas Charter' online and read it.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:48 am | Reply
      • Cohen

        Hamas is the equivalent of the Jewish terrorist Haganah of the 1920's. Palestinian want a independent united Palestinian state, not a swiss cheese state full of Jewish settlements like the West Bank. Israel is stealing everything that belongs to Palestinians from land grabs, water, blockade etc. this is apartheid . Israel is modern Nazi Germany of WWII, creating concentration camps like habitats for the Palestinians.

        November 20, 2012 at 7:14 am |
    • josh g

      I visited Jerusalem and there many Arabs living there and working side by side, teh people in Gaza have a choice but they dont want peace they dont want Israel so if they allowed them into Israel how would that work?

      November 20, 2012 at 9:19 am | Reply
  29. Jon

    War is always bad. But you can't expact a contry to live with 1/7 of it population under the dayly treat from rockets for the last 12 years. So i hope this opartion will be sort, and there will be an agreement for no-more violance from BOTH sides.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:30 am | Reply
    • Joe

      http://www.writersreps.com/feature.aspx?FeatureID=24
      Talk is cheap. Here is the solution. Move the UN to Jerusalem.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:46 am | Reply
    • Hub

      I agree with Jon..it seems really simple to me, stop shooting rockets at me and I will not come over and whip your butt....over and over and over.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:15 am | Reply
  30. rrrrr

    "Higher Palestinian casualties could lead to an erosion of international support for Israel's right to defend itself from the Hamas rocket attacks," according to Haim Malka, a senior fellow at Center for Strategic and International Studies. –

    Wow that's a stupid circular argument. Israel needs to take out these terrorist sickos who hide behind the civilians they claim to fight for.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:12 am | Reply
  31. NoConfusion

    Based on many of the posts here I wonder what percentage of the population think killing is bad. I'm guessing they do if it's someone they care about but to hell with the rest of the world.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:03 am | Reply
    • Name*joe bag of donuts

      When it comes to the sand people nobody cares. They want to practice their Jihady and want to kill and or convert then what compassion do we need when someone puts it back on them.

      November 20, 2012 at 3:13 am | Reply
      • BigShiz

        Name*Joe,a racist peace of sh it.

        November 20, 2012 at 9:00 am |
  32. TruthSeeker

    Israel has the right to defend themselves. But if a 5 year old socked you in the mouth would you just push it's hand back, or knock it's teeth out? (No offense to My brothers and sisters in Gaza, I am only referring to you as a 5 year old because your lack of the "dollar" and "weapons" oh, and "army") Massacre.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:31 am | Reply
    • Name*joe bag of donuts

      You shouldn't have to apologize for the 5 year old thing isn't 5 about the age Muslim men like their girls? Or did u mean the average age of Muslims education? Maybe their mentality of Muslims is that of a 5 year old? You really shouldn't disparage the sand people like that

      November 20, 2012 at 2:59 am | Reply
    • Ari

      TruthSeeker – that's a poor analogy, because the main reason one doesn't punch a 5 year old is not that he won't hurt you, it's that he has only limited capacity to understand and control his actions. Consider this as a more suitable analogy: how about someone who pulls a knife on you when you have a gun, but his six buddies have knives, and guns. That's Israel. We can outgun the Palestinians, but remember that they're backed by Iran, by Syria, by the Hizbollah etc. We can hopefully out-maneuver them too, but we'd much rather just have a peace agreement and everyone gets on with their lives.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:55 am | Reply
  33. History Awaits

    It never ceasses to amaze me that a fringe element will create war and everyone will line up to take sides. Does anyone even know where the most successful small businessmen in the arab world live? In Israel, of course. In 1948 all of the arab countries told the palestinians to move out so that there would be a clear shot at destroying the jews. Once the war was decided, the jews invited all of the arabs back in. It was the other arab countries that forced the refugee camps to remain open. I have travelled to both Israel and to the neighboring arab countries. The only true success of a lasting peace will come when the refugees (four generations of them now) are repatriated into a society that has upward mobility. But instead of investing in people, the refugees are treated as foot soldiers and marched out to be the poster children of fodder for the Israeli cannons. The hatred is palpable as is displayed on this comment site. Refugees, rediscover your own heritage, not that which is forced upon you from Hamas. And Israelis, we Christians have a saying: Not seven times, but seventy times seven. You will only win through kindness.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:29 am | Reply
    • TruthSeeker

      From the Palestinians I have met, all were refugees and left the country around the time you mentioned. Most made well of their lives and live in Western countries, the West Bank or Jordan, while some still struggle because of financial issues. The land is for Arab and non-Arab's alike. If the people in Gaza choose to live a simple way of life, then let them be. Give them some more land because they deserve it and most of all need it, and just live your lives, separate yet together. Please Please Please. Let them cross the borders they are not prisoners and just give them some more land so they can live without such congestion and you Israel will be the better for it.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:43 am | Reply
      • History Awaits

        Truth Seeker,

        Your posts clearly show a very compassionate heart. But it is really important to understand one issue: The greatest impediment to peace is not the refugees who live in Gaza or Palestine. It is the other arab countries that use these people as whipping boys. We can make fertile ground out of many many square kilometers of territory which was once desert. These people do not necessarily need to be repatriated to Israel. Why do arab countries not take them and make them productive citizens – or increase the standard of living in Palestine? Because then there would be no jihad! It is plain to all countries of the world that I have been in – and I have travelled widely and sat down with Joe Sixpack and rulers of countries – the arab countries need jihad just like the former communist regimes needed repression. Without jihad, everyone would acknowledge that there is a much greater standard of living in western style countries. Without the hatred there would be no excuse not to provide for the common man. And for your simplistic understanding of the Ashkenazic 'invasion' of the Holy Land after world war two, you need to go back to the Ottoman Empire and before. The ongoing dispute has existed since the rise of Jerusalem and the Crusades.

        As a side note, the most cherished place the I visit when in Jersusalem is the home of an arab hostelier. He is a dear friend and we both sit and laugh at the absurdity of the human condition.

        November 20, 2012 at 2:59 am |
  34. TruthSeeker

    My goodness people if Israelis were there first why do most look European and white> The very very small minority of them are lightly tanned. Palestinian Arabs, both Muslim and Christian, and yes Jews too were there living in peace at one point in time until the European Jews were being massacred by Hitler and went to the Holy Land to seek solace and of course decided to stay. Instead of living in peace, the Europeans took over and called it Israel. Being more educated and more financially well off, of course they were able to take over the land from the Palestinian Arabs.
    The land is for all, it's just land. If the Israeli's would have more faith in God and not be so afraid all the time of Palestinian's then none of this would be happening.
    They don't "trust" Palestinians so keep them behind borders, instead of letting them enter their shared land in Peace. There could have been a sense of equality at least between the people. But hey, even America just recently learned about equality after President Obama was elected, so it's gonna be years in the making for Israel to learn.

    Let a MUSLIM enter the Israeli government and then you can say you treat them as equals.....Come On people.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:24 am | Reply
    • Jon

      Your posts are incredibly ignorant. They make no sense and are have no factual basis. If the Palestinians were serious about peace in the middle east, there would have been peace years ago. Look, the surrfering in Gaza is terrible, but Hamas is responsible for this. If they were committed to peace, the lives of the Palestinians would be much better. BUT THEY AREN"T. They care about two things: 1. the destruction of Israel, 2. manipulating international media to generate sympathy. Remember when Israel bombed a UN school during operation cast lead and everyone was up in arms? Then it came out that Hamas was storing weapons in that school, hence the secondary explosions. How about that time two days ago when Hamas was posting pictures of children that died in this long confilict? And then it came out that it was an Israeli child. If Hamas truly wanted peace, there would be peace. But when you launch rockets from public places and use children as shields, its hard to argue that Hamas is committed to peace...even for an ignorant fallacy spewer like you

      November 20, 2012 at 7:53 am | Reply
    • cvg22

      check your FACTS, there are muslims in the ISRAELI government...elected muslims. How many JEWS are permitted to hold office in ISLAMIC republics?

      November 20, 2012 at 9:30 am | Reply
    • Matthew

      Living in peace? Muslims killed off the Roman Empire constantly attacking Constantinople, Ephesus, etc. That is why Europe had to intervene in the Crusades to save the Roman Empire/Byzantine Empire from Muslim aggression. Islam is the enemy of the West and one day we will get a leader who is insane like Hitler only he will be after the muslims and not the jews and your race will be destroyed. You can only push so much before a group of people get tired of it.

      November 20, 2012 at 10:18 am | Reply
  35. a bunch of idiots

    the only reason why Israel has less civilian casualties is because the iron dome which intercepted most of the ones that where headed to populated areas

    November 20, 2012 at 2:20 am | Reply
  36. TruthSeeker

    Truth Seekers and Curious Minds, I urge you to watch any other news channel besides those in the United States, pick one any one and you will know the Truth. American is Israels ally, of course they're not going to make Israel look bad. Think about it...even if you knew your best friend was evil you would at least keep it to yourself and hide it from others, at least in hopes to either change your friend to good in private or for the pure sake of loyalty.

    Want unbiased news Watch RT TV or CCTV or any other news channel, heck, even BBC.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:17 am | Reply
    • ian

      if all of the arabs threw down their weapons today, there would be PEACE in the middle east. If Israel threw down their weapons today, there would be no more israel. That is all you need to consider with this conflict.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:27 am | Reply
      • TruthSeeker

        Remove the fear from your heart Ian. Have more faith in God then this. Death is inevitable. If Israel thew their weapons down and the people ion Gaza still attacked then the lie is on them. If Israel were better they would do the just thing, the right thing, and the kind Godly thing and throw their weapons down and say "We are for Peace" enough is enough. This is not a real war Korea U.S Style, this is a 30 year old wrestler fighting a 5 year old. If it were all out war I would have much different things to be saying for both sides.
        Take the fear from your hearts and trust in God and His Universe.
        Why does Israel fear the Palestinians so much? Why??
        Have faith in your Lord. If not that, then trust at least in your own self/soul/sub-conscious to be able to make the right choice regardless of the cost. You will be better for it.

        November 20, 2012 at 2:50 am |
  37. TruthSeeker

    First free your mind from all bias then you have the right to seek the Truth an only then will you find it. A Muslim and Jew arguing will always have a bias, regardless of who is right and wrong. Free your mind first and then seek the Truth, and you will find it.
    Netanyahu IS the new Hitler. The Israeli army are the new Nazi soldiers.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:13 am | Reply
    • alan fischer

      The Muslim way-Amb.Chris Stevens found out–raped and suffocated slowly–then drug thru the streets of Benghazi–sometimes the Muslim raped with a stick.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:20 am | Reply
    • jk32

      WOW! I have relatives who survived the Nazi Death Camps-that comment could not be more offensive.

      November 20, 2012 at 7:21 am | Reply
    • PolakKurwa

      I'm guessing that your the new dumba$$ of the world then?

      November 20, 2012 at 11:13 am | Reply
  38. Maximus

    You people don't work do you?

    November 20, 2012 at 2:12 am | Reply
    • TruthSeeker

      I work. But I can't sleep when such injustice is going on in the world. It is not even about all the people dying right now, both in the Middle East and Asia, but because of all the lies that Americans are being fed, and how quick most eat them up.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:14 am | Reply
  39. TruthSeeker

    Netanyahu is the NEW HITLER

    November 20, 2012 at 2:10 am | Reply
  40. TruthSeeker

    Wanna know the Truth watch every news channel EXCEPT those in the United States.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:09 am | Reply
  41. TruthSeeker

    Wanna know the Truth watch CCTV. Wanna know the Truth watch CCTV. Wanna know the Truth watch CCTV. Wanna know the Truth watch CCTV. Wanna know the Truth watch CCTV. Wanna know the Truth watch CCTV.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:08 am | Reply
  42. TruthSeeker

    Wanna know the Truth watch RT TV. Wanna know the Truth watch RT TV. Wanna know the Truth watch RT TV. Wanna know the Truth watch RT TV. Wanna know the Truth watch RT TV. Wanna know the Truth watch RT TV.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:07 am | Reply
  43. TruthSeeker

    Wanna know the Truth watch RT TV. Watch every other news channel except CNN and ones from America

    November 20, 2012 at 2:07 am | Reply
    • Timothy Rigney

      Personally I feel cnn did a pretty good job of showing both sides of the story. Maybe you just didn't happen to see those parts.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:09 am | Reply
  44. TruthSeeker

    Wanna know the Truth. Watch every other news channel in the world EXCEPT the ones here in America and of course Israel.

    November 20, 2012 at 2:06 am | Reply
  45. TruthSeeker

    Wanna know the truth watch RT tv

    November 20, 2012 at 2:05 am | Reply
    • littlelizard

      truthseeker..( ha) no one cares about your rants. you're really making a fool of yourself.

      November 20, 2012 at 8:01 am | Reply
  46. Timothy Rigney

    TRY to understand – Today CNN showed a young Palestinian man who was just minding his own business, going about his life, not hurting anyone, but he was ENRAGED now because a careless Israeli rocket attack had ONCE again killed civilians – this time, his family members whom he dearly loved. How would YOU feel??? What would YOU want to do??? This cycle of violence does NOTHING but perpetuate itself, NOTHING is ever accomplished but more violence. It hasn't worked for almost seventy years now. But it's self-perpetuating; NEITHER is going to go away or stop. BOTH hate each other; BOTH have committed unspeakable attrocities numbering in tens of thousands of deaths and even more people being wounded and traumatized. Look into the actual facts; it's *true.*

    November 20, 2012 at 2:02 am | Reply
    • PolakKurwa

      That's Hams fault since they hide missile launchers and terrorists in residential areas, cause they are a bunch of spineless cowards. Israel is doing its best to minimize the killing of innocents etc but what can you do when the terrorist hides behind woman and children?

      November 20, 2012 at 11:11 am | Reply
  47. Rev. Tyrone Pope

    The Hamas terrorists must be wiped out–even if it requires leveling the Gaza cesspool!

    November 20, 2012 at 1:56 am | Reply
  48. Mohammmad

    Let’s face it, the only solution is a one democratic sate for everyone other than that Israel is an apartheid state. Israel should have learned one or two things from its best buddy former South Africa when they did exactly that to solve that problem. You can't keep 2.5 Million Palestinians in the west bank under brutal occupation with no voting rights and keep 5 million in refugee camps in neighboring countries and kill your way out in Gaza.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:36 am | Reply
    • sas

      Monkey, all you want is a state where demographic warfare will genocide the Jewish or any non-Muslim in the Middle East. Go crawl back in the cave with your ugly burqa covered bit$$.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:42 am | Reply
      • Timothy Rigney

        There's no need to worsen the problem by calling a person a "monkey."

        November 20, 2012 at 2:08 am |
  49. Arnold from Boston

    Stop perpetuating the myth that Hamas won power over Gaza through the ballot box. Hamas took control over Gaza in a bloody coup d'etat against the official representatives of the Palestinian Authority.

    Hamas did win a majority of the parliamentary seats and their leader was appointed as Prime Minister. Then they had major disagreements with other members of the ruling coalition, especially Fatah, about whether to continue Jihad or go the path of peace. They chose Jihad. Hamas then settled this dispute by using violence against their countrymen and seizing Gaza. They were exceptionally cruel and brutal in the manner in which they fought against Fatah, including throwing people off of buildings.

    If this is the way they can treat countrymen, why should Israel trust them at all??

    November 20, 2012 at 1:16 am | Reply
    • Kirk

      Hamas is considered a terrorist organization according to the United States. How are we not over there helping Israel destroy them? Are we now ignoring terrorist activity? Do we want peace with indiscriminant murderers? Do we want to drop our closest allies and tell them they need to suck up the random rocket being shot into their urban centers and apologize for killing a civilian population that supports a terrorist oranization?

      November 20, 2012 at 1:26 am | Reply
      • Kenny

        The enemy is ALWAYS on the opposite side, that's what they think about us too.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:31 am |
      • Timothy Rigney

        Has Israel apologized yet for the thousands of Palestinian civilians *it* has intentionally killed?

        November 20, 2012 at 1:46 am |
  50. The Mad Plopper

    Feels like it's about time to take a massive, steaming dump.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:10 am | Reply
    • FreshAir

      . . . Religion is, as has been said, just an OPINION! That is all! That is ALL it is! Got it, get it? Good! Sit down, shut up and drop your weapons! No more bloodshed on behalf of someone's god! Cuz there ain't one to many in this world!
      WE are in control of our future.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:34 am | Reply
  51. Cooliosis Unrooliosis

    @ Mohammed Mazher Ali wrote: Did USA occupied Mexico land and drive out the local population, the simple answer is no, improve your knowledge and read international newspapers, do not talk like uneducated, you need to educated a lot.

    Damn you Muslims are dumb. Google the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and study about the Mexican-American War. Then go convert to any other religion you monkey because all the Quran has done for you is give you a lobotomy.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:10 am | Reply
  52. Babumon

    Jews can kill muslim but they cannot defeat them.As per Muslim believe Jesus will come again to kill all jews .we are waiting for that golden time...Where is Sharon now...He is in comma stage and Allah punishing him from this world itself.Allah will unite all muslim to kick off Jews from Jerusalem...Wait and see....

    November 20, 2012 at 1:04 am | Reply
    • PolakKurwa

      Why'd you have to bring Religion to this? Like really man? Israel if it wanted to could kick all of the Arabs asses. And not dissing muslims etc here since I know some nice and peaceful muslims, just hating on the angry want to kill everything muslims. Like really we're sick and tired of your hate filled words and threatening to kill everyone. You guys cant win in a military conflict and Israel could easily just nuke you all. But the Jews arent a hate filled nation wanting to kill everyone they at least have dignity, and the only reason they get into hostilities is to defend themselves.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:09 am | Reply
      • Kenny

        ...but they're going SUCK you dry slowwwwwly.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:34 am |
  53. bill

    if Hamas stops firing rockets Israelis will find some other excuse to
    bomb Gaza is just ho they are they don't know how to live in peace

    November 20, 2012 at 12:50 am | Reply
    • Chuck

      Boy looks like Satan really hates Israel, you can hear him whining for pages

      November 20, 2012 at 1:05 am | Reply
      • bill

        is not hating Israel while I was in Germany everybody dislike them because they are just cousin some religions war
        is just a meter of time till they turn against us here in US

        November 20, 2012 at 1:16 am |
    • Avg. Joe

      Q: Take away Israel's disdain and annoyance for Islamist extremists like Hamas and what do you have?
      A: A free democracy with proven infrastructure, a thriving economy, cutting edge technology, etc.

      Q: Take away the Islamist extremists hatred for Israel and the west and what do you have?
      A: An entire civilization of people living in 3rd world conditions because they care more about killing infidels than they do about feeding and clothing their own people.

      You tell me who's incapable of living in peace...

      November 20, 2012 at 1:12 am | Reply
      • bill

        brainwashed

        November 20, 2012 at 1:19 am |
      • Avg. Joe

        troll away bill.... troll away.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:24 am |
      • Timothy Rigney

        Do 'ya REALLY think Israel has done *anything* in the last 70 years to make this possible? TRY to understand, it takes two to tango; the Israelis HATE them. NOT for anything they've done but for who they ARE. They literally, truly HATE them!

        November 20, 2012 at 1:50 am |
      • rechargher

        It really does take two to tango but this isn't a dance.....What in the HISTORY of Islam proves that if Israel just gives them some measure of equality, land, etc. they will live with the Jews in peace....NOTHING. Here's what will happen if Israel gives in.....Palestine now has a stronger foothold in the world to organize even more effectively against Israel while STILL claiming they are owed something. If they'd denounce AND root out any terrorist elements in their ranks then they would be taken more seriously.

        If someone shows for years they hate you, tries to kill you, and then attempts to buy some of your land for sale and says "If you only let me live here I will not hurt you anymore" do you let this happen? Of course not. If you think Israel should take some moral high road and take this risk then you aren't stupid...you are a fool. And yes I know Israel has done horrible things too but eventually when you kick a dog enough he bites back and then some.

        November 20, 2012 at 3:44 am |
  54. Kima

    Israel should launch a ground attack to hunt down these Hamas terrorists...they are causing this war

    November 20, 2012 at 12:48 am | Reply
    • bill

      there is 3 Israelis ho died and there is 110 Palestinians ded
      does it seems fer to you

      November 20, 2012 at 12:53 am | Reply
      • Kirk Chastain

        It is absolutely fair. If you pick a fight with someone and they end up turning around and kicking your butt, there is no one to blame except yourself. Also, you should spell check your comments before displaying your ignorance to the world.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:07 am |
      • klaus

        No it doesn't seem fair that those three israelis died!

        November 20, 2012 at 1:52 am |
  55. bill

    the Germans killed the most Jews why are they not mad at them
    anywhere they lived they fight a war with they neighbors

    November 20, 2012 at 12:47 am | Reply
  56. Mohammmad

    I have had it with Isarel. If the palestinians negotiate peace Isarel keeps changing the facts on the ground wiping them off slowly but surely and if they fight back it kills their children right in front of their helpless eyes. Israel can't kill it's way out of this.

    November 20, 2012 at 12:41 am | Reply
    • PolakKurwa

      Hamas is the aggressor here, Israel is just defending itself and retaliating after 6 years of many Israelis being killed by the Hamas and by many rocket attacks from Hamas. The only reason civilians are getting killed is cause Hamas are a bunch of cowards which hide behind civilians and children, they plant their rocket sites near schools hospitals etc than they cry like little babies. Its their own fault and Israel isn't to blame at all. Added on Hamas is shooting rockets where ever it wants not caring if it kills civilians while Israel at least is doing its best to minimize civilian casualties as much as possible.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:47 am | Reply
      • Justice

        I agree with PolakKurwa. Israel has stood by for years while their enemies have attacked them again and again. If Israel does invade Hamas territory, it is more than justified. Even now under the facade of 'peace negotiations', Israel is still under consistent rocket fire. I am an American, and I believe that Israel is right in resorting to a large scale, and if necessary, violent rebuttal.

        November 20, 2012 at 12:57 am |
      • PolakKurwa

        Hear Hear! And I wish the media started reporting facts such as where the Hamas hide their rockets instead of making Israel look evil with their killing of civilians. The only reason Civilians are being killed is cause of Hamas cowardly ways of hiding behind them and building rocket sites in areas where theres many civilians around. Like Israel does its best to prevent civilian deaths as much as possible (Like when they shot rockets at that media thing and before they did they warned the civilians inside there to get out etc) So at least Israel has some morale, while Hamas shoots rockets away everywhere not caring about civilians etc. Btw I'm a Polish Canadian.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:02 am |
      • Timothy Rigney

        Israeli soldiers intentionally killed over one thousand civilians the last time they entered the Gaza Strip. Not soldiers. Not "people helping them out." Civilians. Women and children. *Intentionally.* The Israelis HATE the Palestinians, not for anything they've done but for who they are. It goes both ways and it takes two to tango. The Israelis dedicated themselves to the extermination of the Palestinians 70 years ago, just as much as the other way around. Both groups literally *hate* each other. And again – NOT for what they've done but WHO THEY ARE. There's NO good guys in such a scenario. And God is NOT on either side, believe me.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:55 am |
    • Cooliosis Unrooliosis

      Palestinians' definition of peace is only one that Muslims would agree with. The sane remainder of the world has a different definition. Read the Hamas Charter; it calls for the destruction of Israel. When Hamas launches rockets at Israel, given the nature of the Hamas Charter, what would you expect Israel to do, just keel over and die? Israel has Arab Muslim politicians and Muslims have rights there. What do you think the rights of non-Muslims are like in Gaza or the West Bank? Just ask Palestinian Christians about that. Muslims simply have no clue about double-standards or intolerance.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:06 am | Reply
    • shawn phillips

      Oh, yes, they CAN. And push them enough, they Will.

      November 20, 2012 at 2:28 am | Reply
  57. JFritz

    May the children and peace seekers of both peoples, who are really the same, be safe. May the warmongers of both parties come to their senses for the sakes of the innocent and see the insanity their religion and sense of "different" has brought them too.

    November 20, 2012 at 12:41 am | Reply
    • Shawn Phillips

      Amen to that

      November 20, 2012 at 2:31 am | Reply
  58. Cooliosis Unrooliosis

    Most of you have never had the misfortune of living surrounded by Muslims. If you did, you'd shut your pie holes and encourage Israel to radically increase the military campaign. Go ahead know-it-alls, take a vacation in a Muslim country with your wife and daughters, and then see how you feel about the issue. The Palestinians can't stop members of their own population from launching terror attacks. Let me ask you this: if the cartels in Mexico started launching rockets at targets in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, what do you think the U.S. would do? That's right, you never thought of it that way before.

    November 20, 2012 at 12:34 am | Reply
    • Steve B

      @ Cooliosis Unrooliosis
      Perfectly stated. Nornal thinking people agree 100%. Forget about the idiots, they'd bawl even if they won the lottery.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:44 am | Reply
    • PolakKurwa

      Finally some reason in these comments. Plus I hate how people and the UN complain about civilian casualities, Israel can't do anything about that because Hamas are a bunch of cowards which hide behind children woman and innocent people. So its quite stupid how people are condemning Israel for defending itself and killing civilians, even though its doing to prevent as many civilian loses as possible. While at the same time Hamas is shooting its rockets where ever it wants, not caring if civilians get killed. I truly wish the world wouldn't be as blind and would actually see this

      November 20, 2012 at 12:45 am | Reply
      • Cooliosis Unrooliosis

        I have done years of field research as a Social Scientist in Muslim regions of the world. It has been tough to try to be unbiased when you constantly see cases of female infanticide, female genital mutilation, the marrying of cousins, the burning of girls' schools, the outright violence against non-Muslims, and the general hatred that many of these people have for anyone that is not Sunni Muslim. Even Shi'i Muslims suffer terrible atrocities. Muslim societies have the worst records on human rights, education, and tolerance in general of any societies in the world. Only those armchair pseudo-intellectuals that never leave their comfortable Western countries have silly notions that the Palestinians are somehow victims in all this. In a perfect world, the UN would encourage Israel to bomb Gaza and the West Bank into parking lots. Those people deserve zero sympathy, or did most of you forget how they danced in the streets and cheered on 9/11?

        November 20, 2012 at 12:57 am |
      • Mohammed Mazher Ali

        Did USA occupied Mexico land and drive out the local population, the simple answer is no, improve your knowledge and read international newspapers, do not talk like uneducated, you need to educated a lot.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:05 am |
      • CurmudgeonTx

        Moh...actually, Texas and several other states WERE taken from Mexico...then Texas formed a nation that later joined the Union. The USA very much helped Texas win independence from Mexico. So, yeah...The Palis need to deal.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:25 am |
      • PolakKurwa

        I'm just saying not every Muslim is a bad person, cause I know some here in Canada and they are nice people. But yes I agree must are crazy evil hateful guys which wanna kill any non muslim and those are the ones which we should be against. Also Palestine voted a terrorist government to run them. This terrorist government hides rocket launchers near schools and residential areas etc so that Israel has no choice but to cause civilian casualities cause the Hamas are a bunch of spineless cowards. Israel does its best not to hurt civilians but they can do only so much. So I say this war is just. Its a fight against Terrorist cowards which hide behind civilians while shooting rockets at Israelis not caring if its civilians or not. Thats why theres no peace between Israel and Palestine, now if we got rid of the terrorists etc and stopped everyone from wanting to kill Israel in Palestine than there could be talks about peace between the two.

        November 20, 2012 at 11:20 am |
    • Mech

      Well besides the fact that the 2 situations are nothing alike.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:50 am | Reply
    • Nadim

      Don't compare yourself to Americans, San Diego is not occupying mexican territory or creating an aperthied system, a Mexican has the same rights as any other American ethnic group, including Arabs and Jews.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:52 am | Reply
      • Cooliosis Unrooliosis

        Perhaps you don't know your history. The U.S. took California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas from Mexico and this was accepted in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. So the U.S. policy on similar actions is quite clear. While only a percentage of the Muslim population believes in intolerance and terrorism, the bottom line is that the majority of Muslims can't/won't stop such actions. People in the Western world (North America/Europe) or Israelis simply believe that self-defense is a right. Obviously either you've never lived around Muslims or you are Muslim yourself and refuse to accept that your culture and ideology have double-standards.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:02 am |
      • Alex

        Actually, Americanas are occupying San Diego and the entire California which was won from Mexicans in a war. And the entire US territory was taken by force from native populations.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:10 am |
    • jookkie

      You are just a racist, period. Nobody ask you to live amongst the Muslims

      November 20, 2012 at 1:03 am | Reply
  59. reaz

    most of the people in this board is just ignorant and has cultivated hatred to the people who suffer. go to Gaza and look around you. then comment please. Know who is the trouble maker first hand. i will not forgive someone who came overnite and took away my home forcefully. no one with little bit of common sense will forgive it.

    November 20, 2012 at 12:28 am | Reply
  60. Joe Clark

    Why start a ground war when an extended air campaign can achieve the desired end result. The daily trauma by the incessant airstrikes will " encourage" the residents of Palestine that the days of terrorism are a thing of the past.Unfruitful; devastating and destructive beyond human comprehension these air attacks if continued for many more weeks to come will level Gaza to ruins. Living among the all the ruins is not a pleasant prospect

    November 20, 2012 at 12:26 am | Reply
    • Nadim

      Yes go ahead and do that, and continue to increase the hate. If the military might work, it would have worked already, that was tried in Lebanon and all it created is more hate and people who are more determined to defend themselves and hurt the other side. Death and destruction will only bring the same to all involved, and those who think they are immune to it.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:56 am | Reply
  61. Hasselhoff

    I don't care what people say Israel has a right to stop attacks on it's people. Has hamas apologized for killing Israeli children? Nope.

    November 20, 2012 at 12:22 am | Reply
    • BillySpudd

      "Israel's right to defend itself" is a cynical euphemism to justify Israel's wont to humiliate, rob and strike a people incapable of defending themselves with the finest weapons in the world given to them by the United States. Only ignorant Zionists still spew that sort of wicked nonsense.

      I am waiting for the Egyptians to send the Abrams tanks we sold them into Gaza to finally protect the Palestinians from these criminal pigs in Israel.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:28 am | Reply
      • Please Explain

        Cheers to you BillySpud. I couldn't agree with you more! Very well put.

        November 20, 2012 at 12:34 am |
      • Steve B

        @ BillySpudd
        If you're excited about the idea of Egyptians leading the chardge with their M1's, you might as well relax.Obviously you've never seen an Egyptian Army tank crew.
        It would have been easier to teach a chimp to slam dunk a basketball than teach those guys how to qualify on a tank gunnery range.
        Forget it.

        November 20, 2012 at 12:51 am |
      • PolakKurwa

        Who started the aggression? Hamas for 6 years they've been shooting rockets at Israel and killing their citizens. I'm surprised it took Israel this long to retaliate. Plus Hamas are terrorists and most of the world agrees on this thing. its the Palestinians fault for voting terrorists to control the country, plus civilians are being killed in great numbers cause Hamas are a bunch of cowards hiding their rocket sites by schools hospital etc and hiding behind civilians, so whos the real bad person here? I'd say Hamas big time, plus Israel does its best to warn innocent people of rocket attacks such as the rocket attack on the media center, they can't warn everyone etc but they are at least trying, while Hamas shoots their rockets everywhere not caring how many civilians they kill etc. So ya Hamas are the real bad guys and please don't say I'm just spilling Jewish propaganda, cause for one I'm a Open Minded Athiest and don't really care about Religions, or don't deny any Religion.

        November 20, 2012 at 12:54 am |
    • Nadim

      Go do your math and see who has destroyed whose villages and uprooted civilians from their ancestors lands. Palestenians were there before everyone else, and that also include the portion of Christians and Jews who converted to Islam, or are you saying once a Jew convert he is no longer entilted to be there?

      November 20, 2012 at 12:58 am | Reply
      • PolakKurwa

        Well its israels land now, it was Israels land a long time ago stop being cry babies and supporting terrorists. Truthfully its Hamas causing all of this, not the Palestinians and Israel has no big issue with Palestine but it has a issue when Israeli civilians have been killed for the past 6 years thanks to Hamas rocket attacks. So i believe Israel has the right to defend itself no? Or lets say it this way, if Russia was shooting rockets at the U.S for 6 years now wouldn't the U.S retaliate hmm?

        November 20, 2012 at 1:05 am |
  62. utrgnajgvqm

    NOW ISRAEL WILL NEED TO ROUND UP ALL THE WAR CRIMINALS WHO CARRY AROUND DEAD BABIES FOR THE CAMERAS AND KILL THE TERRORISTS WHAT A GREAT HONOR FOR ITS PEOPLE & THE LAND OF ISRAEL

    November 20, 2012 at 12:12 am | Reply
  63. Tony

    Yep...Palestinians dancing in the street and handing out candy to the kids as the twin towers fell.Shows you there mentality.

    November 20, 2012 at 12:11 am | Reply
    • BigShiz

      So that makes it ok to kill thousands of civilians? You hate Muslims but I'll bet you never met one or at lest got to know one. The funny thing is the right wing nuts over there are just like you over here. Ignorant,prejudice and fearful.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:19 am | Reply
    • Ali

      Who said anything about that ?? Just because the Media says it doesn't mean it's true , damn

      November 20, 2012 at 12:31 am | Reply
    • BillySpudd

      ..n don't forget the Israeli Jews arrested for dancing, wildly gesticulating and laughing on the New York Roof tops as they watched the towers coming down! They were turned in by New Yorkers rightly offended by these punks' antics.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:31 am | Reply
      • Pilotsley

        Where do you get this from?!

        November 20, 2012 at 12:43 am |
    • Nadim

      And like you have ever shed a tear at the millions of Palestenians who lost their homes and beloved ones. Spare us your ignorance, both sides have people like you.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:01 am | Reply
  64. golden boy

    Israel has to secure the southern front. If you want a cease fire, you are the side of the Muslims.

    November 20, 2012 at 12:05 am | Reply
  65. Carl

    Why in the world would Isreal ease up on the blockade? It doesn't take a rock scientist to figure that one out. They're trying to keep Hamas radicals out of their country! Not give them a safe passage.

    November 20, 2012 at 12:04 am | Reply
  66. abd

    from the comments you can tell how the Americans are blood thirsty, looking for the moment when more and more Palestinians die, SHAME ON YOU

    November 20, 2012 at 12:02 am | Reply
    • BigShiz

      Where not all like that. If fact is like to believe there are more of us who are for peace.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:09 am | Reply
    • Susan

      Those who are commenting are not americans. They're all zionists, using American Names.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:42 am | Reply
    • Nadim

      Americans are good people, its not fair to lable them as blood thirsty. Its OK to disagree on policy and such, remember many Arab regimes are failing the Palestenians too.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:07 am | Reply
  67. johnny

    what does i have to do with the united states

    November 19, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Reply
    • elucidated1

      Good point. The problem is that both parties want to defend Israel and the Republicans are chomping at the bit to bomb Iran.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:06 am | Reply
  68. American First

    Its cnn-sorship time. all comments critical to israel will be deleted.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Reply
  69. American First

    bibi is a murdering coward and he deserves to be brought to justice for crimes against humanity and hanged until he is dead, dead, dead. His sentence will be a lesson to the his masters the rothchilds.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Reply
  70. American First

    Its cnn-sorship time. all comments critical to israel will be deleted.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Reply
  71. Short term memory

    What is the big deal? Couple of dead palestinians. are they even humans? Were they ever humans? They have been barricaded in their own land for the last 60 years. Imagine being trapped in in the bronx or east oakland for 50 years.
    Every trip out requires going through 50 check points where the TSA equivalent will not only grope you but shoot you just because. Of course, nobody makes hollywood movies about that on an annual basis. Hollocaust themed movies sells better. Anyway, when all is said and done, who is going to remember about this war? its just like every other way in the last 50 years. PAID FOR BY AMERICAN TAX PAYERS.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Reply
    • American First

      I know this: America is not a zionist nation. We're going to kick the evil zionists to the curb where it belongs with the rats.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Reply
  72. Please Explain

    Israel is the country with the most UN violations in history. The Palestinians are the victims. I ask the zionists to explain the list or offer an educated opinion. http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2010/01/27/rogue-state-israeli-violations-of-u-n-security-council-resolutions/

    November 19, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Reply
    • Pilotsley

      And Hamas cheered 9 11 so....

      November 19, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Reply
      • Tarek

        You would hate America if you were in their shoes. Our unconditional diplomatic, military, and financial support of the Israeli aspiration for a world which erases the Palestinians from existence is the latest stain in our history. Have we learned nothing since we exterminated the Native Americans?

        November 19, 2012 at 11:58 pm |
    • res65

      real simple. quit launching rockets into israel and they will leave you be.
      and it is that simple.
      but your kind can't do it can they?

      November 19, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Reply
      • Asiya

        "CNN, like many other American outlets, chose to begin the story of the latest round of violence in Gaza on November 10th, when 4 Israeli soldiers were wounded by Palestinian fire, and the IDF "retaliated" by killing several Palestinians. But just two days before, a 13 year old Palestinian boy was killed in an Israeli military incursion into Gaza (among other fatalities in preceding days). Is there any reason why those couldn't be the starting point of the "cycle of violence"?" from
        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/omar-baddar/5-lies-the-media-keeps-re_b_2160239.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

        November 19, 2012 at 11:51 pm |
      • zaytuun

        Israel should stop killing hamaas officials and then the rockets will stop. Israel started provoking the already choked Hamas leaders. Whether u like it or not Hamas was officially elected by the palastinians in Gaza

        November 19, 2012 at 11:54 pm |
      • Please Explain

        res 65, your ignorance to the matter has no bounds. You need to read up on history. At a minimum look at the UN violations link posted. The violations are for continuous war crimes and violations against humanity over the last 65 years. That's like comparing an ocean to a drop of water in comparison – you ignorant ass...

        November 20, 2012 at 12:08 am |
      • Cheese Wonton

        Yes, yes, please stop firing rockets at the Israelis while they take your land. Of course.

        November 20, 2012 at 12:28 am |
    • BigShiz

      I agree the Palestinians are victims but that do's not make it ok to kill civilians. Israel needs to lift to blockade,stop the settlements and give them statehood. Hamas needs to stop targeting civilians for ever and recognise Israel's right to exist.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Reply
    • Tony

      Maybe, just maybe you should check which countries brought forth most of these resolutions to the UN and which countries voted fot them. Tells a nice little story on how many dictatorships or counties without free elections are against Israel.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:08 am | Reply
      • Please Explain

        Tony, that would at best make a small minority. The vast majority of the world's UN members are not controlled by a dictator etc. your argument is juvenile

        November 20, 2012 at 12:12 am |
    • Love Israel

      Since when do UN violations signify reality? Please tell me, How many does Syria have?

      November 20, 2012 at 12:10 am | Reply
      • Please Explain

        Hey Love Israel, Syria has much fewer than Israel. If you went to the link you would notice the violations mainly have to do with humanitarian violations. The same crap that Jews whale about was done to them. And to say UN resolutions do not hold truth only reveals what a colossal moron you are. Oh ok, the whole world is wrong but 7 million Jews must be right!!

        November 20, 2012 at 12:30 am |
    • b4bigbang

      To hell with the UN and the 10-headed beast it rode in on.....

      November 20, 2012 at 12:39 am | Reply
  73. BigShiz

    Both sides are dead wrong and until people wake up and see this there will never be peace.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Reply
    • res65

      israel does overkill but they nevr start the firing.
      try to be objective here.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Reply
      • zaytuun

        Israel always starts the war. They kill elected officials and dont want anybody to do anything about it

        November 19, 2012 at 11:57 pm |
      • BigShiz

        But they make everyday life hell for those who live in Gaza.and they keep building illegal settlements.

        November 19, 2012 at 11:58 pm |
    • b4bigbang

      To quote a soul/gospel song, "there will never be any peace until God is seated at the conference table".

      November 20, 2012 at 12:42 am | Reply
  74. syaifuddin2011

    -

    IF YOU THINK ABOUT MIDDLE EAST. THESE PHOTOS MAY BLOW YOUR MIND......

    http://s1282.beta.photobucket.com/user/johnrender/media/mindblowing.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

    November 19, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Reply
    • pbernasc

      sending missiles into residential area in Israel isn't better .. you can't expect to get roses when you try to kill your neighbor ... especially if you are not smart enough to actually kill anyone, even though you keep trying.

      That said, Israel's gov is not better than Hamas .. we all know that ... you all on both sides deserve to die in pain and you probably will manage to do so when your stupid war over a dried off piece of stinky land will escalate to nuclear weapons .. therefore liberating the world from you Palestinians and you Israeli

      November 19, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Reply
      • Aniqa Sultan

        hmmm a neighbour??? i wonder when do someone who kick you out of your own land make you leave your houses lively hood and order you to live in a entraped land which is guarded by them becomes you neighbour!!! you seriously need to check your history it is not Israel land!!! it is Palistine! Israel is the one who has commited war crimes... and if the arabs retaliate they bomb them like there is no tommowrow!

        November 19, 2012 at 11:54 pm |
      • pbernasc

        look I won't go into the debate who did what first to whom ... you can't expect to get much understanding if you send missiles into residential areas, that even if this is what was done to your people in the first place.

        Let me rephrase the Palestine vs Israel issue: it's about national power eliminating local tribal traditions. America was created upon systematic extermination of local tribes whose only real error was not to be organized as a Nation of American Peoples ... which prevented them from making a case of invasion. Most of all there was no live media coverage of their extermination back then. Palestine is the same thing .. only now they have live TV coverage and so Israel cannot get away with it, Though they try really hard
        All that said, the problem is that Live TV Coverage works in both directions, when the elected gov of a country organizes missiles to be sent upon residential areas .. they lose any sort of legitimacy no matter how unfair the Israeli have been toward Palestine and its people,

        November 20, 2012 at 1:40 am |
  75. dunny207

    Little Arab kids and little Jewish kids are the ones to suffer for the ignorance of a bunch ADULT idiots. Take your "my God is better than yours" nonsense and go away to someplace where we never have to hear from you ever again...the both of you.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Reply
    • pbernasc

      very true .. that is how the grown ups make sure their offspring isn't smarter than they were

      November 19, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Reply
      • Kirk Chastain

        "aren't" smarter

        November 20, 2012 at 1:16 am |
    • Aniqa Sultan

      You are so right ! but here it is not about God only it is about Israel coming to Plaistine land and occupying it driving them out and claiming it as their own

      November 19, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Reply
  76. WMhoffman

    The oldest family feud in the history of the earth will only end at the end of the world.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Reply
    • b4bigbang

      Yup.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:43 am | Reply
  77. John

    The sand people will be the end of the world and that is what they want anyway so give it to them and lets all be done.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Reply
    • George Washington

      john: Sand people is it? LOL at cha!

      doily head . . .is that you?

      November 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Reply
      • Mich

        ahmadinejad take you meds and go read few pages from 'mein kempf" ... it will help you to relax.

        November 19, 2012 at 11:20 pm |
    • Name*joe bag of donuts

      The "sand people" kinda of funny. They kinda of look and live like the sand people from Star Wars

      November 19, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Reply
  78. J-Pap

    "These are targets Israel will not strike because it is morally wrong," Harel said.

    Lol

    November 19, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Reply
    • Send in the Bombers and destroy Everything

      If thats where they choose to hide then they should be legitimate targets. The Palestinian Authority wouldn't hesitate to attack a church ...Hamas cries foul when Israel sends rockets back at em.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Reply
      • Tarek

        Cheering a murderer makes you no better than one. You have lost your humanity sir.

        November 20, 2012 at 12:02 am |
  79. BethesdaDog

    This report is so full of nonsense one doesn't know where to begin. The UN Goldstone Commission was a fraud and a sham. Goldstone later repudiated it. It was slanderous and proved nothing. Gaza is not suffering under a crippling embargo. In fact, Gaza is quite prosperous, and the people want for nothing. The only restrictions imposed by Israel are on import of military material, or material that can be used for military purposes. They receive regular, sizable shipments of foods, medicine, other consumer goods. The territory boasts new waterparks, fancy shopping malls, high-end restaurants, and so on. The people do not suffer. That is hysterical propaganda. Just another biased report by the Crescent News Network.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Reply
    • The Guy Who Craps On Your Face While You're Asleep

      Such fabulous bullsh!t. Stalin himself wuld be proud.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Reply
      • The Guy Who Craps On Your Face While You're Asleep

        ......f*****g typo. Damn.

        November 19, 2012 at 11:23 pm |
    • Please Explain

      Bethesdadog you are obviously Jewish. Google which country has the most UN violations. It's Israel. Could the entire world have been wrong about the war crimes in 2008? You are a victim of your own people's propaganda.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Reply
      • Ahmad ahmad

        UN violations? LOL Is this the same UN that has Syria on its security council. The same UN that has mostly Arab nations voting for those violations. LOL. You have ZERO clue. ZERO

        November 19, 2012 at 11:42 pm |
    • George Washington

      Take it easy B-dog . . .just sit down . . .take your medication and relax. Whew! Boy o' boy . . . some people's children make me wonder.

      If you start to feel sick again bethesdagod . . .just ram your head on the closest sharp edge of a wall . . . you'll feel better and you'll make me feel better, too!

      November 19, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Reply
  80. Sean in AZ

    They are not going to invade – they never do. This is just more sabre rattling. Nothing to see here.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Reply
    • Kevin

      Guess you didn't hear about 2008 huh

      November 19, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Reply
      • George Washington

        @ Kevin . . .sure we did . . .that was when you got your butts whoop!

        November 19, 2012 at 11:18 pm |
  81. anon

    "According to the Jerusalem Post..." The same newspaper that warned of "high likelihood of terrorist attack on USA Embassy in Benghazi, Libya" just a week prior to the attack.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Reply
  82. PHUQ HAMAS

    Israel should NUKE those mother phuqers and be done with it. I personally back what Gods people choose to do.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Reply
    • George Washington

      Evil comment by an evil and dirty poster. THE WHOLE WORLD HATES israel.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Reply
    • Joe

      Why not gas them instead ?

      November 19, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Reply
  83. Chris

    Planet Earth. The junior high of the Milky Way. I sure feel proud.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Reply
    • J-Pap

      Ha. Great observation. So true.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Reply
    • The Guy Who Craps On Your Face While You're Asleep

      You flatter us.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Reply
  84. afdonison

    There will be no peace until Israel is eradicated

    November 19, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Reply
    • John

      You are just ignorant.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Reply
    • The Guy Who Craps On Your Face While You're Asleep

      Wrong. There will never be peace. There never has. Man is too hard-wired to kill.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Reply
    • Jason

      Unless of course they just take out Hamas and assimilate Gaza territory into Israel. Then they really don't have to learn to get along with them now do they?

      November 19, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Reply
    • islander91

      There will never be peace because of 60 years of hate towards Israel by Palestinians and vice versa. Muslims have hated Jews for thousands of years on top of that. Israelis do have a right to defend themselves when ISRAELIS WERE SHOT AT FIRST. Their handling of the situation could be better obviously but when 1000 rockets are fired into your country in a weeks time you may feel obligated to shoot back. Anyone else would do the same. Palestine wants their land back and sadly they won't be getting it. And until they can be peaceful and stop sending suicide bombers into Israel they will never be recognized as a country by the UN

      November 20, 2012 at 12:56 am | Reply
  85. fj

    Israelis are a bunch of cowards. Hundreds of missles are shot by hamas terrorists into israeli cities, and the israeli response is cowardly – shooting back a few smart missles at hamas targets that cause little damage to the terrorist infrastructure. Israel needs to move in with cannons blazing and wipe out every hamas terrorist and any building associated with them. Give all of gaza a fair warning – stay away from hamas terrorists and their infrastructure, because death and destruction will reign down on them. Brimstone sent from the heavens.

    To all muslims out there – this is not a racist post (islam is not a race). I am simply pointing out the hamas terrorists must be exterminated, not all muslims. Inshallah the operation will begin soon. God will grant victory upon the righteous, and grant misery to the evil ones.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Reply
    • PHUQ HAMAS

      Your a phuqing I D I O T! Phuq Muslims and the twisted planet they came from! All Muslims need to be murdered as if Hitlor were ordering IT!

      November 19, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Reply
      • The Guy Who Craps On Your Face While You're Asleep

        The load who's best part ran down the crack of his momma's @ss can't even spell Hitler. Outstanding!

        November 19, 2012 at 11:18 pm |
    • Doc

      How do you wipe out cowards that hide behind womens skirts and children while waging war ( In the name of Allah)without hurting the innocent ???

      November 19, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Reply
      • fj

        innocent people on both sides will die. but this is necessary to wipe out these hamas pigs. hamas is ultimately responsible for all these deaths.

        November 20, 2012 at 1:34 am |
      • The Guy Who Craps On Your Face While You're Asleep

        By blowing up wedding parties with drones which are controlled by our brave warriors thousands of miles away in an underground bunker?

        November 20, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  86. bill

    Let us stop covering the news. let them fight among their selfs..there is going to be a lot of fanatic killings for a long time Religion rules..The Islraels and the muslems are brotheers unde the skin..check out their DNAA??

    November 19, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Reply
  87. magneticink

    ...but don't...hesitate...cause your invasion.. can't wait

    November 19, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Reply
  88. dghjjgfhkljhf

    WHEN IS THE NEWEST LATEST MUSLUM FLAG GOING TO BE THE MAN DRESS

    November 19, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Reply
    • The Guy Who Craps On Your Face While You're Asleep

      Ask your dad. Oh, wait.......you don't know who he is.

      Neither does your mom.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Reply
  89. Dave

    Invade Palestine now!! Hamas wants a bloody war. Give it to them!! Israel takes too much crap from them as it is. Invade and destroy!!

    November 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Reply
    • BigShiz

      Have you ever seen the look on a little child's face when there passing away? If not you should shut the fuk up.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Reply
      • Mich

        And did you? So you shut the f. up. Make the peace and love with your hamas friends in your own bed.

        November 19, 2012 at 11:05 pm |
      • J-Pap

        Leave the innocent kids out of this crap. They all deserve to be grow up in a safe environment. That goes for both sides of this conflict. Figure this out with killing, you fools!

        November 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm |
      • BigShiz

        So if I'm against war(that kills hundreds if not thousands of civilians)I'm a friend of Hamas? You people think its ok to kill anyone that looks or thinks different than you. But you won't do it yourselfs. Iv seen my share of death. Both sides are in the wrong on this one.

        November 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm |
      • Name*joe bag of donuts

        It is so funny how in society we have to act like we all like Muslims and Islam is a fine religion. Meanwhile we all think there religion is bogus conjured up by some sand junkie high on Desert Mushrooms. Thinking God is talking to him. Hell one time I smoked too much pot and I thought God was talking to me but I didn't run out and start a religion of blood thirsty killing oops I meant "religion of peace"

        November 19, 2012 at 11:46 pm |
      • POWIS

        Its true !! we are multiplying by millions. Can't finish until world is finished

        November 20, 2012 at 12:10 am |
    • BigShiz

      Jo your a peace of sh it. You just need someone to hate. Now its Muslims a couple years from now it will be someone else.

      November 20, 2012 at 12:02 am | Reply
  90. Please Explain

    Sapounia

    November 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Reply
  91. syaifuddin2011

    THESE PHOTOS MAY BLOW YOUR MIND......

    https://picstocloud.com/cx2j8q/mind-blowing.jpg

    November 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Reply
    • Mich

      And ? Hamas shocked / stop bombarding Israel and use civiliance as a human shield ... No, not really – look like they are happy and proud. As much fabrication , lies and death as much they are closer to there goal. + but don't be to concern after they (or may be U?) will finish with Isreal there are many other places to bring death and hatred by the name of allh.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Reply
  92. kandy321

    Bad news, the Klan will be dropping white phosphorous on children again, good news, they will have to put the rounding up of blacks and kicking them out of Israel on to the back burner.

    November 19, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Reply
    • BigShiz

      Your a dime street ho.

      November 19, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Reply
    • tonys

      U R and idiot.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Reply
      • BigShiz

        I'm the idiot,not the person with the racist joke.

        November 19, 2012 at 11:17 pm |
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