Israel Releases Another Aistrike Video As It Prepares To Send Troops Into Gaza Strip

Tyler Durden's picture

Update: the following tweet from Israel's ambassador to the US, Michael Oren, will hardly help: "ALERT: Tel Aviv area was just hit by a rocket attack from #Gaza"

Despite having lost its prominent headline position in the global media, the things in Gaza are going from bad to worse with news reports that Israeli ground forces are preparing to enter the Gaza Strip which will take the confrontation to an effective ground war level, even as a separate news report claims that Egypt has now closed its border with Israel, in yet another escalation. It is unclear how soon until Egypt also halts gas supplies to Israel as it did back in April - we assume not too long. So as the world awaits the next major step in a conflict that has a Katyusha rocket's chance in the Iron Dome of going away on its own, we present the latest clip provided by the handy, if oddly boastful, Israeli Defense Forces, this time showing how a rocket warehouse in Gaza just became one with the ether. Tangentially, and once again, we can't help but lament how a Plan X involving the US military would be an option here, if only the entire US military and intelligence hadn't become a gonzo reality TV show virtually overnight.

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Mad Mohel's picture

B&W seriously? Can we get some fuggin color up in here?

no taste's picture

The hippest taunt is Karl Rove.  "Epic fail is so third grade," says Sophia a fourth grader in Mr. Petersen's class at Jefferson Elementary.

Manthong's picture

At least they had the courtesy to do it after the morning pump.

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

I'm against nuclear power and nuclear weapons.

Except for using them to level Israel.

Get over with it already

NooooB's picture

That is the second dumbest thing I have ever seen...

Dalago's picture

Invading a concentration camp?  Weird.

Hugh_Jorgan's picture

Really? You've been there and toured it?



Treeplanter's picture

Gaza is chock full of luxury goods.  Home of the big scam.

adeptish's picture

Memo to Israel...

Karma is a bitch...

jayman21's picture

Fixed it for you.


Memo to TPTB

Karma is a bitch....


I continue to read that this action is unpopular in Israel and think it is no different that Obummer going after Libya.  It does not represent the people.

Randall Cabot's picture

by John Glaser, November 15, 2012

"Just hours before Israel assassinated Hamas commander Ahmed Jabari on Tuesday, he received the draft proposal of a permanent truce agreement with Israel. But Israel approved the airstrike anyways, choosing escalation over resolution.

Israeli peace activist Gershon Baskin, who helped negotiate the release of Gilad Shalit and maintained contacts with Hamas leaders, said the truce agreement included protocols for maintaining a cease-fire in the case of cross-border violence between Israel and Gaza."

roadhazard's picture

oh looky, another "roadmap to peace". yawn. I'm no JewNation lover but talk and paper is 99.9% BS over there. 

Randall Cabot's picture

That's exactly right Captain.

AldousHuxley's picture

This is news?


This is like saying there was an armed robbery in Oakland.



francis_sawyer's picture

All we can hope for is that the Spielberg movie on how the Jews were made to suffer on this one will be out in time for an Oscar nomination...

Although, I'm not sure it's going to happen because he may not want to put it in competition with his latest, FACTUAL, offering about how LINCOLN made his sole purpose for fighting the Civil War was to get the Emancipation Proclamation through...

Lesson: ALWAYS trust 'the Chosen Ones' in their tireless & unselfish efforts to bring truth & justice to humankind...

DaveyJones's picture

It was a set up. Get a clue. More important it demonstrates that just like our country, the government "over there"  repeatedly blurs the line between terrorist and protector and takes on reckless self defeating military strategies that not only endanger their citizens more but are designed to do so. It then exploits this to manipulate, placate, and subjugate its own people. All in  the interest of resource. All in the interest of power.  Read some history  

Lore's picture

"Israel approved the airstrike anyways, choosing escalation over resolution."

Fascinating. That's a keeper.

Netanyahu is up for re-election very shortly. Obama asked him to wait until after the US election to begin this latest action, which is intended to cast Netanyahu as a "strong leader."

If anyone has a plan to pre-empt further escalation, NOW WOULD BE THE TIME...

European American's picture

Barry O. = ” Hey Bebe, things are heating up with this Benghazi “situation”. We’re trying to deflect the heat with this silly “sexual” shit, but the natives are getting restless and if they ever find out about “MY” involvement, well, you know, we need a “distraction”. Have your boys send a few of those “rockets” into Tel Aviv, then start killing Hamas and as many civilians you want (so more settlements can be built in those areas) and we’ll finance (as always) the whole operation.

Bebe = Screw you goyim, we’ll do what we want, when we want. In the meantime, send the money, lick our boots and we’ll see if we can keep your idiot natives distracted!

Pink Floyd's picture

Israel is truly a free speach country.

Any idea has there a a person touting it.


Hamas had any opportunity in the world to stop the violence.

Alas, it fired houndreds of rockets and missles into Israel just in the past couple of weeks, with an escalation clip (larger numbers of rockets by the day).


Jabari made an amazing job hiding his interest in a truce!


Most days of the year, every year, there were rockets and mortars fired from Gaza into Israel.

But, the frequency and quantity increased as of late.

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

HAMAS is free speech.

Israel is pure EVIL and human enslavement for eternity

Random's picture

Fuck you! I'd like to elaborate on my starting statement but i can't be arsed to do it.

taxpayer102's picture



“Here in Gaza, more than 10 people have been killed so far in the Israeli operation named “Pillar of Defense” within the last 7 hours, including countless children such as 7-year-old child Ranan Arafat and an 11 month old baby. We’ve seen charred bodies of dead and injured children pouring in to Al Shifa hospital of Gaza City and the other depleted hospitals around the Gaza Strip. There have been 50 airstrikes all over the Gaza Strip so far. Deafening explosions shook us all, as bombs landed close to us in the streets near the Universities. Huge explosions are landing all around us in Gaza City as I write, some entire families have been injured. We can also hear the shelling of Israeli Gunships. (The Israeli war machine will announce)… a possible Israeli land invasion very soon”… a fear fueled by Israeli leaders dropping leaflets in North Gaza warning of an imminent overland invasion."
- Adie Mormesh in Gaza


roadhazard's picture

Ham-ass asked for it. You should ask Them, what about the children. Ham-ass don't seem to give a shit either. Ham-ass keeps firing those rockets and wonders why they piss someone off. Fucking morons.

roadhazard's picture

this post was supposed to be in the Corzine thread how it ended up here is a mystery.

Lore's picture

" 7-year-old child Ranan Arafat and an 11 month old baby. We’ve seen charred bodies of dead and injured children pouring in to Al Shifa hospital of Gaza City and the other depleted hospitals around the Gaza Strip. There have been 50 airstrikes all over the Gaza Strip..."

It's okay. They were SURGICAL strikes. It's a great day for Israel.

Add "surgical strike" to the list of brain foggers, like "Islamo-fascist," "quantitative easing," "climate change," "nuclear enrichment" and "weapon of mass destruction."'s picture

Can we forget about 9/11 for once? Yes, I said it. Israel is killing people in Gaza right now. I'm always struck by how Americans can obsess about 9/11 and see that day of infamy in its own somber light while ignoring the fact the we and our allies bring that same kind of pain to somebody somewhere every single day.


john39's picture

I don't disagree with your point.   My hope would be that Americans could wake up and realize that we are all becoming Palestinians now.   True, they are directly on the front lines and have been for decades.  But this is all part of the same narrative, and they are not just some brown people people with nothing in common with Americans...  but for geographical location, they are you and I.  They live in a gulag, and every day in the U.S.A., our  gulag is being constructed... and the sheeple slumber on.   9/11 was the event that put this process in overdrive.  9/11 is also the event that can help people realize that they are being lied to...   

The Russian government has already spoken out against the Israeli violence that started this latest round of killing in Gaza...   But we all know how the U.S. government will play this...  more sympathy for the aggressor.'s picture

Amen. And may God have mercy on my friends in Gaza. Israel certainly will not.

dbTX's picture

How about another Nobel prize for  Obama

DaveyJones's picture

The one about dynamite?

BraveSirRobin's picture

So, when people in Gaza kill people in Israel,  which started this latest round of violence, is the the usual way it starts, you do not complain.

Bay of Pigs's picture

I must have missed that story. How many casualties? Women and children?

Please provide a link.

knightowl77's picture

JERUSALEM -- Nonstop barrages of rocket and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip killed three Israelis on Thursday as their nation's forces continued to target militants in the coastal area for the second day.

Since Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense to suppress rocket fire from the coastal strip, 220 more projectiles have been fired from Gaza into Israel. On Thursday morning, one hit a residential building in the town of Kiryat Malachi, tearing through two adjacent apartments on the fourth floor, killing a couple in one unit and a young woman in the other.


List of Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel, 2012


As of October some 800 rockets had been fired into Israel since Jan 2012

john39's picture

it seems that colonizing others' lands comes with risks...  Sephardic Jews, Palestinians and Christians lived very peacefully in Palestine prior to the waves of European zionist colonizers.   Perhaps if the government of Isreal would do more than pay empty lip service to peace and actually recognize its own borders, Palestinians and the world might take them seriously.

knightowl77's picture

unless I forget my history Israel seized the land it now holds after being attacked numerous times such as the 67 and 1973 and other wars....when you have 4 or more nations launch  assaults on you and these same 4 nations lose ground after losing the war - I think that is the way it is done in the rest of the world...

Most nations on earth have some land/territory that was acquired through military conflict...some of this land was settled and conquered long ago, some more recently...Why is it that only Israel has to give up what it has won?

Bay of Pigs's picture

You dont know your history.

"The war began on June 5 with Israel launching surprise bombing raids against Egyptian air-fields after a period of high tension that included an Israeli raid into the Jordanian-controlled West Bank, Israeli initiated aerial clashes over Syrian territory."

john39's picture

its not complicated really... Isreal hits you, then cries out in pain:

Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus's picture

You weren't taught history - you were taught propaganda.


Not specific to Israel, of course, but then it's the only culture with a myth about being favored by a God who also "gave" them certain already occupied real estate, but couldn't actually 'give' it to them, merely say he was cool with genocide.


Have you read the Jewish holy books at all - Deuteronomy, Joshua?  How fucked up is it that in their "holy book" you have exhortations to genocide.


I mean, no offense, True Believers, but the Old Testament/Torah seems to me to have very little to do with what that nice fictional character in the 'New Testament' said.


How on earth can anyone read both books of the bible and think the same god were behind both?


The Old Testament seems more authored by what Christians tend to call "Satan" doesn't it - what with all the killing and raping and incest and genocide and racism and hate>?

And if you point it out, of course, you're an 'anti-semite' - which is what Ziofascists say when racists say fake shit and when secular humanists speak the truth.







BraveSirRobin's picture

"Sephardic Jews, Palestinians and Christians lived very peacefully in Palestine prior to the waves of European zionist colonizers."

You are joking, right? Seriously.

These people have been going at each other for over 5,000 years. And it's just not Jews and Palestinians. It's Arab against Arab for the most part (I speak of the region as a whole). The Arab culture is a tribal based culture, and never-ending low level conflict is a part of that culture, as it is in most tribal based cultures.

No matter who you are, if you are there, you get shot at eventually. Hell, they even killed Jesus for going around preaching peace, tolerance, turning the other cheek and all. Can't have any of that going on, can we.


Vigilante's picture

What a crock of shit..

Non-muslims were second class citizens ie the term

Stupid libtards

Bay of Pigs's picture

I see this over and over again on that list,

"causing no injuries or damage".

Again, please provide the information on Israeli casualties that started this. Either that, or STFU with your propaganda.

Vigilante's picture

3 Israeli dead as of now...

Bay of Pigs's picture

Yes, after the car bombing. 

knightowl77's picture

agreed...if rockets were landing in El Paso daily from Mexico, I doubt very seriously that we would not respond somewhat forecefully and our citizens would demand such a response.....The people of Gaza elected Hamas which does not recognize Israel's right to exist, and it seems most here on ZH agree with Hamas.....

Stop shooting rockets into Israel and Israel will probably stop shooting is pretty f*ing simple really

DaveyJones's picture

so, defying most human history, you're telling us none of this can be motivated by an ever expanding need for resources like water, land and other things and is motivated completely by self defense?  

RichardP's picture


Davey - I agree.  More than 800 rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel in 2012, but Israel's most recent bombing of Gaza was done mostly because Gaza has water and land that Israel wants.

Occam's Razor, and all.