Dozens hurt, woman killed in Jerusalem bombing

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  1. Nonynon

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    Terror in capital: Explosive device detonated at phone booth near Jerusalem bus stop Wednesday afternoon; 59-year-old woman killed in blast, at least 38 people wounded in attack

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4046677,00.html
     
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    RIP old lady and speedy recovery for the injured!
     
  4. Nonynon

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    More mortar and rocket fire going on today. Two of the rockets hit the heart of Ber-sheva (Israels largest southern city) and some more were found using Phosphorous. The south started to close its schools...
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4046830,00.html

    War is in the air.

    If you ask me, Hamas is trying whatever it can to direct the Arab Ragers to Israel by forcing Israel into a war.
     
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    R.I.P to those killed. Terrorists deserve no sympathies. Go ahead and wipe them off clean!
     
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    "Israel won't accept terrorism against its citizens"
    ISRAEL - 24 MARCH 2011

    Defense Minister Ehud Barak meets with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates in Tel Aviv. Barak says IDF will act to prevent terrorism from raising its head in the region

    While meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday (Mar. 24) at the IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv, Defense Minister Ehud Barak was also receiving updates on the continuing rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel.

    Defense Minister Barak said that Israel would not accept terrorism against its citizens and would act to prevent terrorism from raising its head.

    "Only in the last hour, we saw a rocket that came to Ashdod and possibly another rocket north of Ashdod, a continuation of the escalation of recent days," Defense Minister Barak said. "I repeat and emphasize: "Israel will not accept terrorism against its citizens. We will continue to act to prevent terrorism from raising its head in the region again and we will act to restore quiet to the entire region."

    "The IDF is Israel's guarantee on the issue of security, in the short-term and in the long-term, and also the support for the Israeli government's continuing pursuit of reaching political agreements in the region," Defense Minister Barak added.

    Two Grad rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed on Thursday in open territory in the Ashdod area and the Eshkol Regional Council.

    Alarms were also sounded in Yavne and Rishon Letzion but no rocket landings were identified. A number of people from Yavne and Rishon Letzion were treated for shock following the alarms.

    Since Thursday morning, six other rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel, causing no damage or injuries.



    Source: Israel Defense Forces
     
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    IDF strikes terror target in Gaza Strip
    ISRAEL - 24 MARCH 2011

    IAF aircraft launch precision strike on terror target in northern Gaza Strip after 11 rockets land in Israel on Thursday

    Israeli Air Force aircraft launched a precision strike on a terror target in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday evening (Mar. 24). A hit was identified and the aircraft returned to their base safely.

    Two Grad rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed on Thursday in open territory in the Ashdod area and the Eshkol Regional Council.

    Alarms were also sounded in Yavne and Rishon Letzion but no rocket landings were identified. A number of people from Yavne and Rishon Letzion were treated for shock following the alarms.

    Overall, 11 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Thursday.

    The IDF will continue to respond decisively to terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip and will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians or IDF soldiers. The IDF suggests that Hamas not escalate the situation or test the IDF's strength.



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    Israel ready to react with 'great force': Netanyahu
    ISRAEL - 25 MARCH 2011

    CAESAREA, Israel – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that Israel is ready to act with "great force" against militant attacks, a day after Israelis launched retaliatory strikes in Gaza.

    Israel had been "subjected to bouts of terror and rocket attacks," Netanyahu said following a spate of rocket fire on southern Israel from Gaza and a bombing in Jerusalem that killed one and wounded more than 30 people.

    "We stand ready to act with great force and great determination to put a stop to it," Netanyahu told reporters before a meeting with US Defence Secretary Robert Gates.

    The prime minister said he had received a "very warm" phone call from US President Barack Obama on Thursday expressing his condolences over the latest attacks.

    "Any civilised society will not tolerate such wanton attacks on its civilians," he said.

    Gates, a former CIA director with years of experience in Washington, said US-Israel security ties were as strong as they had ever been at a time when the region is in "turmoil."

    In Tel Aviv on Thursday, Gates said Washington firmly backed Israel's right to respond to the both the rocket fire and the Jerusalem bombing, which he described as "repugnant acts."

    But he suggested Israel should tread carefully or risk derailing the course of popular unrest sweeping Arab and Muslim countries in the Middle East.

    The US defence chief is pressing Israeli and Palestinian leaders to take "bold action" for peace despite soaring tensions, saying political upheaval in the region offered an opportunity.

    After his talks with Netanyahu, Gates is due to head to the West Bank to meet Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.

    Several regional powers have already urged Israel to show restraint amid fears Netanyahu would order another ground invasion of Gaza.



    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) shakes hands with US Defence Secretary Robert Gates during a press conference in the coastal city of Caesarea. Netanyahu has told Gates that Israel is ready to act with "great force" in response to a spate of rocket fire by Gaza militants and a deadly bus bombing in Jerusalem.
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    Israeli airstrike kills 2 Islamic Jihad members in Gaza
    27 march 2011

    Israeli aircraft struck a Palestinian rocket squad in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing two militants as the military activated a new defense system to shoot down incoming rockets.

    Islamic Jihad, a militant group that frequently attacks Israel, confirmed two members were killed in the airstrike, while a third was critically wounded. The group did not specify whether they were in the process of launching rockets.

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    Israel arrests 40 in West Bank village hunting killers
    29 march 2011

    NABLUS – Israeli troops on Tuesday arrested around 40 people in a village near Nablus as they continued hunting the killers of an Israeli family, Palestinian sources said.

    Troops entered the village of Awarta shortly after midnight and began searching dozens of homes, seizing an unspecified number of computers, security sources and witnesses said.

    The soldiers stayed in the village until dawn when they pulled out after arresting around 40 people, they said.

    Since March 11, the village, which lies just south of Nablus, has been the centre of a massive manhunt in the aftermath of the grisly stabbing of a couple and their three young children, one of them a baby, as they slept in their beds in the nearby settlement of Itamar.

    Following the murders, troops entered Awarta and imposed a curfew for five straight days, conducting house-to-house searches for the killers, who are believed to be Palestinian.

    Last week, they entered the village again and imposed a curfew, but so far no one has been charged, with the military refusing to comment on the operation.


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    Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad member in Gaza, wounds another
    30 march 2011

    GAZA CITY – An Israeli aircraft attacked a pair of Palestinian militants riding on a motorcycle in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, killing one and wounding the other, the Islamic Jihad group said.

    The Israeli military said it had "targeted and hit a terrorist squad" that had launched rockets toward southern Israel the previous day. The military said the air force carried out an additional airstrike overnight that hit a smuggling tunnel in southern Gaza.

    Islamic Jihad said the men were on their way to a nearby mosque to pray. The Iranian-backed group, which has killed scores of Israelis in rocket attacks and suicide bombings, vowed revenge.



    Source: Associated Press
     
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    3 Hamas militants killed in Israel Air Force strike on car in Gaza
    2 april 2011

    JERUSALEM – Israeli aircraft killed 3 Palestinian militants who were planning to abduct Israelis over the upcoming Jewish festival of Passover, the military said early Saturday.

    An Israeli military spokeswoman said that an "aircraft had fired at a terror squad of the terror group Hamas that was planning to carry out kidnappings." She said the group was plotting the attacks for the Jewish festival of Passover later this month.

    The group was planning to carry out the attacks in Israel as well as in the popular Egyptian resort of Sinai, she said.

    Witnesses said a missile fired from an aircraft hit a car as it was traveling near Gaza City just before 2 a.m. local time.

    Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Adham Abu Salmia said three men were killed and another was injured.

    The Islamic militant group Hamas, which controls Gaza, later issued a statement saying the men killed were Hamas militants. They called the strike "a crime" and vowed revenge.


    Members of Hamas' security forces inspect a car after an Israeli air strike in Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip early April 2, 2011. Israeli aircraft killed three Hamas members in the southern Gaza Strip early on Saturday.

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