Israel/Gaza War

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Libs On Social Media Plan To Stop Israeli-Palestinian Conflict By Posting Selfies With Hummus

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Via Facebook:

The Hummus Initiative aims to fight against further importation of the hatred of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into France and other countries outside of Israel and Gaza, especially on social media.

Post a pic of yourself eating hummus on your own wall with the hashtag#hummuselfie and the following manifesto:

“At a time when the Israeli-Palestinian conflict intensifies, we deplore the escalation of violence currently going on beyond the war itself, especially in social media.

Our movement aims to underline the commonalities between the two peoples in war instead of focusing on that which separates them. Hummus is one of those commonalities: in the Middle-East, everyone loves hummus, regardless of their religion, origin or nation. That’s why we chose it as a symbol.

Through our selfies, we seek to counterweight the countless hate messages currently invading the social space. We want to create a space of understanding where a peaceful dialogue can take place, instead of allowing this space to be consumed by the fruitless confrontation.”

Feel free to share your selfies and any content linked with peace, or hummus, or both, on the wall of this page!

Stories From The Battlefield: Hamas Tunnels Used To Target Israel’s Kindergartens

Multiple media outlets report that Hamas’s offensive tunnel network – now known to have been composed of over forty attack tunnels dug underneath Israel’s border with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip – was set to be activated during the Jewish High Holidays (September 24th) as a mass terror attack.

The attack was meant to generate as many as ten thousand casualties, men, women and particularly children and hundreds of captives. Explosives were particularly placed underneath kindergartens to make certain that these “institutions” would be the first struck, even before any thing else.

The IDF recently published the below map showing that tunnels were created in pairs, to empty out on both sides of nearby communities. The known cost of the infrastructure – each tunnel costs upward of some $1 million – clearly shows that Hamas was planning a coordinated mega-attack. It must be understood that use of even one tunnel would inevitably trigger Israeli retaliation against the entire network.

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A map of a small portion of the tunnels meant to be used 9 weeks from now.

Revelations regarding the planned tunnel attack magnitude played a decisive role in the Israeli government’s rejection of a ceasefire proposed late Friday by Secretary of State John Kerry.

Unbelievably, Kerry actually proposed in his latest “cease-fire proposal” – none of which have been honored by Hamas so far – that Israel refrains from degrading remaining attack tunnels. This mind-boggling concept would necessarily be rejected by any sane government, of any country.

Israeli security sources, citing information acquired in interrogations of captured brigands, described a scenario under which hundreds of heavily armed Hamas fighters would have spilled out into Israel in the dead of night and within 10 minutes been positioned to infiltrate essentially all Israeli communities surrounding the Gaza Strip. Waiting then in hiding until schools and kindergartens were occupied, the terrorists would then attempt to kill the children first, and then kill and kidnap as many Israelis as possible. The plot was set to take place during Jewish New Year, on September 24.

“It’s like the Underground, the Metro or the Subway,” Israeli military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. “These tunnels are all connected. I would describe it as Lower Gaza.”

Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said, “A whole city of terror tunnels has been found. Without the ground operation, we would have woken up one day to an Israeli 9/11.”

Except, the actual objective was to be five times 9/11.

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This picture shows clearly the width of one of the tunnels, sufficient for wheeled vehicles to transverse it. Hamas did not build a “subway” system for Gaza residents. They built an infrastructure for one purpose, and one only, an industry of death.

Israeli military officials reported that the tunnels are stocked with tranquilizers, handcuffs, syringes, ropes and other materials used for subduing abductees, civilians and soldiers. The tunnels also had fantastic quantities of explosives and additional military materiel meant to be used in the up-coming mega attack. Much of these explosives had already been placed underneath Israeli kindergartens. Some of these tunnels were as deep as 30 meters underground.

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Fantastic quantities of explosives were stored in every tunnel, meant to be used in a mega-attack on civilian communities and infrastructure.

Sources say the Gaza Strip war, Operation Protective Edge, could serve as a prelude for a more extensive underground war with the Iranian-sponsored Hezbollah. Perhaps, not ‘just’ in the Middle East.

The tunnels inside Gaza and under the Israeli border are not a secret project Hamas ran under the noses of Israel and the Palestinian public. Everyone in Gaza, knew that beneath Gaza, the City and all of its environs, a network of tunnels was being dug over the past five years, with an investment of tens of millions of dollars. Yet no one in Israel, public or military, was prepared for the scope of the tunnels – the danger that became clear in the past week or two.

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Senior Hamas operatives show off their offensive tunnels to their spouses. Unbelievably, this is actually a picture of a Marriage taking place in the ‘place of death’.

In order to create this monstrosity, Hamas needed significant professional help; and this help had to have come from a large organization or state entity. This is not just the monetary aid it received from Qatar, America’s ally. This is professional guidance for the performance of such an underground feat. Perhaps Hamas could have used experts from the tunnels dug at Rafah under the Gaza-Egypt border, but those were significantly simpler, and did not demand any extraordinary investment or effort.

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A Hamas operative climbing upward in a pier of one of the major tunnels. Notice the work on the sides of the tunnel.

Who supplied these quantities of material? Who planned what would be needed? How did Hamas acquire thousands of ampoules of tranquilizer, syringes and other, additional drugs to be used? These are far beyond the quantities and variety of what is needed by any civilian medical service.

How was all this brought in to the Gaza Strip? The logistics of this planned attack are the work of a well-organised military, not that of a militia or club. This was no amateur plan.

Observers note that attack scenarios lined up with recently revealed data about the sophistication, scope and nature of the offensive tunnel network. As previously reported here, this sophistication and know-how is being copied right now by Mexico-based Hezbollah agents along the Southern US border. Tunnels in Southern Lebanon, as in South US, are significantly more difficult to detect than those in the sandy terrain of the Gaza Strip.

“Hamas planned these tunnels for years, and planned to use them to kidnap soldiers,” Israeli military spokesman Brig. Gen. Mordechai Almoz said. “[Now] they see the tunnels collapsing one after the other.” For the last two years, the Israeli army has sought to develop skills and equipment to fight in enemy tunnels and bunkers. Hamas and Islamic Jihad have used tunnels to operate command and control, to infiltrate Israel and abduct soldiers, to fire rockets and to conceal fighters amid invasion of the Gaza Strip.

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Miss Israel 2013 Is Back In Uniform, Ready To Fight For Her Country

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Yityish Aynaw, an Ethiopian-Jewish beauty, was crowned Miss Israel in 2013. Now, it seems she’s been summoned for reserve duty.

Here’s a photo of Aynaw holding a gun in uniform, tweeted by @StandWithUs:

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Miss #Israel 2013 is back in uniform for reserve duty.

Israeli Residents Have A Message For Obama

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Did News Outlet Deceptively Edit Video of Israeli Airstrike?

A new video posted on YouTube alleges that a viral video that made the rounds last week of an Israeli airstrike using the “roof knocking” tactic is actually deceptively edited to gin up anti-Israel sentiment.

TheBlaze posted the video Friday after it was originally published by the Gaza news outlet Watania. The point of TheBlaze’s story was simply to show the incredible moment where a bomb allegedly dropped by an F-16 on a Hamas target was actually visible on the screen. But some have used similar videos to criticize Israel for not giving inhabitants inside the structure enough time to evacuate.

Now, a video that closely examines the shadows and the movement of wires says there was much more time between the initial ”knock” — a smaller projectile dropped on top of the structure that serves as a warning to evacuate — and the big bomb that brought the building down.

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The video was posted by someone going by the username Shelly Dankert. According to the poster, the time it takes the shadows in the video to creep along the building would have to be much longer than the 17 seconds that elapse in the original video. Additionally, the poster claims, if viewers look closely, they can see a wire in the middle of the screen fade and change positions, showing a possible edit by the news outlet.

Watch the eagle-eyed YouTube poster’s video below:

And here’s the original video. The edit appears to take place about 21 seconds in:

According to a CNN interview earlier this month, there is no standard time between the initial “knock” and when the military generally drops the major bomb. It can be “minutes or even hours.”

If the video was edited, it’s unclear why. Was the news outlet trying to make it appear that Israel is not giving inhabitants ample time? Was it simply edited for time?

Further, other sites have questioned why a camera was set up on the target in the first place. Israel is known to make phone calls to and drop leaflets on intended targets to give civilians a chance to flee. Did the Israelis make a call or drop leaflets, which then prompted some in the area to set up a camera to catch the action?

If the video was deceptively edited, it might make sense given the Watania news outlet’s stated mission: “Watania is born from the reality and the concerns of the Palestinian people in order to publicize their worries, and to transfer the fact to the entire world. Using the best technical capabilities and knowledge.”

Watania did not immediately comment to TheBlaze about the editing accusations.

Facebook: “Death To Zionist Baby Killer Israeli Jews” Page Doesn’t Violate Our “Community Standards”

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A Facebook page calling for the death of Israeli Jews does not violate the social network’s “community standards,” according to multiple messages sent by Facebook in response to user complaints.

The page in question, is named, “Death to zionst baby killer israeli jews.” The page, which spells “Zionist” incorrectly, features an Image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a vampire with blood dripping down his chin as he feasts on a child. It was started on July 25.

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