Israeli F-16 bombers have launched a series of air strikes against key targets in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 155 people, medical chiefs say.
Gaza officials and the Hamas militant group said about 200 others were hurt as missiles hit security compounds and militant bases across the territory.
The strikes, the most intense Israeli attacks on Gaza for decades, come days after a truce with Hamas expired.Israel said it was responding to an escalation in rocket attacks from Gaza.Hamas will continue the resistance until the last drop of blood,
Negotiations are worthless.
"The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. "
"There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors."
"After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their plan is embodied in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", and their present conduct is the best proof of what we are saying." - HAMAS CHARTER
Hizballah the same
Syria the Same
PLO just a bunch of marginalized gangsters
Egypt, in check only thru American pressure and aid and hatred of Iran
Jordan, petrified of it's freakish arab neighbors and Iran and
not all that different anyway
Bismarck had this backwards
What's going on in the middle east is not politics continued by other means (war), it is war continued by every means
HAMAS is correct
"Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.."
Ideas and actions, pressure over the absurd idea that a peace is possible, all contribute to the weakness of the west and the death of Israel. This dance is to the finish courtesy of the the determination of the other side. When the Muslim peoples themselves reject this idea of Jihad as a 6th pillar of Islam (as the Iraqis did), and the Muslim peoples themselves kill these murdering bastards or turn them all in to be publicly dealt with, there will be a peace, and it will be fast from that moment until resolution, because the issues among us will be political. Until then this world is subsumed in what has never been before, a world wide religious war. It is time to end handing this situation to future generations and accept what we face. Let's force this to a conclusion in our time. Let's use every means in our power to ensure that the Muslim people finally reject this endless war by killing off those who feel what they regard as god's supremacy must be brought about on an ocean of blood.If they will not or cannot do this, don't look to us for respite.
Islam's literal rejection of peace is a choice for war. There are no authoritative public voices in Islam for the end to all this. If they speak they are dead, even if that is what they believe.
That is THEIR conundrum to solve.
But we must recognize the bitter and ugly reality.
Israel is a part, not the cause of what lies between the west and the quran. No action by Israel save all the jews moving to North Dakota will bring the kind of peace you envision to the Middle East. Actions must be in the heart of the arabs, FOLLOWED by political concessions on both sides.There is nothign else
Are you feeling it, Barack?