' Iron Dome Codenamed David Disguised As Goliath is Bombing Palestine into Oblivion '

#AceWorldNews – LONDON – July 20 – Over 350 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s ongoing operation to root out Hamas fighters. The aim was to bomb the tunnels of Hamas the truth is that bombing has been both indiscriminate and bloody claiming innocent lives of men, women and children.

The aim was to root out terrorism and for Israel to be the Iron Glove of the West using Iron Dome codenamed David. It was not David this War Machine should be named after, but Goliath as it is the Palestinians with the sling’s. As the IDF forces like storm-troopers fight as a well equipped and west funded war machine, using helicopters and tanks all with the stamp of the west and blood on the hands of their suppliers.


(Tens of thousands march across the globe to protest the victims of the invasion, almost 80% of whom are civilians).

This video and thousand like are a testament of peoples feelings against a genocide and elimination of a people’s that for a long time have been like an itch, Israel was unable to scratch!

Then one day Protective Edge was born and the result after 12 days hundreds of people are dying as a result of this protective incursion.

Hamas and terrorism is the excuse they needed and extermination of the people’s of the State of Palestine could one day be the eventual result.

By Ian K Draper @AceNewsServices

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‘ Protective Edge Israel’s Military Incursion ‘

GAZA CITY

INCURSION

JULY 18 2014

#AceWorldNews – 17 July – A ground operation in the Gaza Strip has been launched by Tel Aviv following more than a week of Hamas shelling the country and the IDF responding with air strikes. Over 200 Palestinians and one Israeli have died in the violence.

Gaza City Lighting up the Sky

19:05 GMT:

Palestinian radicals in Gaza have fired at Tel Aviv for a second time today. The Iron Dome system shot down two rockets over the city this evening, reported the press office of the Israeli army.

19:02 GMT:

Egypt has renewed its call for a truce in the region. Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, speaking at a news conference in Cairo said: “We hope that all sides will support this initiative so that bloodshed stops and this escalation does not get worse. We call on all sides to accept this proposal. We are working to find a framework so that both sides agree,” reported Reuters.

 

18:23 GMT:

Israeli tank shells have killed three in Gaza, including children, medics told AFP.

 

15:26 GMT:

CNN has pulled correspondent Diana Magnay out of her post covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after the reporter tweeted that Israelis cheering bombs hitting Gaza, and who had allegedly threatened her, were “scum.”

 

A CNN spokeswoman said Magnay has been reassigned to Moscow.

 

15:15 GMT:

 

Shortly after the air raid siren report, the IDF tweeted that its Iron Dome air defense system had intercepted rockets over Tel Aviv.

 

15:05 GMT:

The United Nations said it is going to ramp up emergency aid to Gaza, where Israel’s ground invasion intensified water shortages and fears of sewage contamination and water-borne diseases, Reuters reports.

“We are still very concerned about the water supply in Gaza, about half of the population are without water supply at this time,” UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) spokeswoman, Amanda Pitt, told a news briefing in Geneva.

On Tuesday, UN aid agencies and the International Committee of the Red Cross warned that Gaza’s water system has been degraded over the course of years, with potential infrastructure damage incurred during the assault leaving the entire coastal strip vulnerable to a water crisis within a matter of days.

 

A picture taken from the Israeli side of the border with the Gaza Strip shows smoke billowing from the coastal Palestinian enclave following an Israeli air strike, on July 18, 2014 (AFP Photo / Menahem Kahana)

A picture taken from the Israeli side of the border with the Gaza Strip shows smoke billowing from the coastal Palestinian enclave following an Israeli air strike, on July 18, 2014 (AFP Photo / Menahem Kahana)

 14:26 GMT:

IDF attempt to show they abide by the Geneva Convention by providing medical treatment to a wounded combatant.

According to the first Geneva Convention – ‘for the Amelioration of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces and Field’ – if a member of the armed forces is wounded or sick, and therefore is unable to actively engage in combat, he is no longer part of the fighting force and becomes a vulnerable person in need of protection and care.

 

14:17 GMT:

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of state terrorism and genocide, saying the two states would not find rapprochement on his watch.

“Israel threatens world peace. Israel threatens peace in the Middle East. Therefore, I personally, can never contemplate anything positive with Israel as long as I remain on duty,” Erdogan told reporters after Muslim Friday prayers:

“Israel is at the moment waging terrorism; Israel at the moment is carrying out genocide,” he said.

Turkey and Israel had been working toward improving ties after Israeli commandos killed eight Turks and one Turkish American during a raid on a pro-Palestinian aid ship in 2010. Turkey expelled the Israeli ambassador and recalled its own top envoy following the incident. Israel ultimately apologized to Turkey for the deaths and agreed to pay compensation under a US-brokered arrangement in 2013. In March, Turkish officials said the two sides had come close to reaching a compensation deal which would fully restore ties.

 

13:47 GMT:

 

Cihan News Agency has posted video footage showing the pro-Palestinian rallies outside of the diplomatic missions in Istanbul and Ankara on Thursday. The first video, shot in Istanbul, shows police deploy a water cannon and pepper spray to disperse protesters after some turned violent, smashing windows and attempting to scale the compound gates.

 

The video from Ankara depicts a heated by far more peaceful scene, though there are unconfirmed reports that the compound in the Tukrish capital was attacked on Friday.

Turkey has since bolstered security at the facilities, though Tzachi Moshe, a spokesman for Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, said Israel “sharply protested the flagrant violation of diplomatic rules.”

 

 

13:27 GMT:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said since there is no way to deal with the tunnels only from the air, “our soldiers are doing it now from the ground,” the Jerusalem Post cites him as saying during the opening session of an emergency cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv.

Netanyahu said the ongoing military operation did not offer a100 percent shot at success, though everything would be done to get “maximum results.”

The Israeli PM said the army had been readied for the possibility of a significant expansion of the ground operation, blaming Hamas for not upholding its end of an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire proposal on Tuesday.

“We decided to launch the action after we tried all the other ways, and with an understanding that without this operation the price we will have to pay later would be much higher,” he said.

He added that intense diplomatic efforts had given Israel the political capital necessary to use force against the “terrorist organization,” and that the supreme consideration at this point was to “restore security to civilians” and return the country to a state of calm.

“There is not a more moral army than the IDF, and we do not want to harm even one innocent civilian. Not even one. We are operating only against terror targets.”

He blamed Hamas for civilian casualties on both sides, claiming they were attacking Israeli towns and cities from behind human shields.

He said media distortions of the conflict were virtually “unpreventable.”

“But unlike in the past, this time there are many in the international community who understand that Hamas alone bears responsibility for the victims,” he said. “This is something very important for Israel.”

13:12 GMT:

 

 

13:06 GMT:

The Israeli Defense Force is live tweeting images of so-called ‘terror tunnels’, the ostensible reason the ground operation was launched into Gaza.

 

 

13:03 GMT:

Israel has decided to evacuate the families of diplomatic staff in Turkey in Ankara after protests turned violent outside diplomatic missions in both the capital Ankara and Istanbul. The compounds were reportedly pelted with rocks as some demonstrators chanted, “Murderer Israel, get out of Palestine,” Hurriyet Daily News reported. Several Turkish diplomats attended the pro-Palestinian rallies, including a deputy from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

“The occupying Israel has made a bloodbath of Palestine by bombing them for the past 15 days,” Murat Yıldırım said from Ankara.

At least 23 Palestinians – including three children – have been killed since Israel launched the ground offensive. Around 264 Palestinians have been killed since Israel first started bombarding Gaza on July 7. The Israeli death toll currently stands at two: one soldier and one civilian.

 

12:40 GMT:

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09:02 GMT:

Barely a day into the operation, Netanyahu is discussing plans for a significant widening of the ground offensive.

Shortly before convening a meeting of cabinet ministers, he told reporters that “My instructions … are to prepare for the possibility of significantly widening the ground operation, and the military is preparing accordingly,” Reuters reported.

08:42 GMT:

Those affected by the conflict in Gaza are receiving financial help from multiple sources abroad. The latest tranche comes from Denmark, which has donated $2 million toward alleviating civilian suffering there.

08:07 GMT:

 

 

07:17 GMT:

Reuters now reports 23 Palestinians dead since the start of the ground operation.

 

05:54 GMT:

 

 

05:43 GMT:

 

 

05:21 GMT:

An Israeli military spokesman said in an interview to a radio station regarding the recent death of an Israeli soldier during the ground offensive on Gaza: “We are checking the circumstances” of soldier’s death.

This was the first Israeli casualty since the start of the operation.

 05:12 GMT:

According to Quentin Sommerville of the BBC, the number of dead since the start of the ground offensive, together with the number killed already in the preceding phase, puts the death toll at more than 250 people, with around 1980 wounded, as the conflict enters its 11th day.

 

04:54 GMT:

 

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' Five Hour Cease-Fire in Gaza Between Israel and Hamas for Humanitarian Aid '

#AceBreakingNews – GAZA CITY – July 17 – A  temporary humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Hamas went into effect at 10 A.M. on Thursday and is scheduled to last until 3 P.M. The cease-fire was requested by Robert Serry, the United Nations special coordinator for the Middle East, in order to allow aid into the Gaza Strip (Haaretz)

Hamas has agreed to abide by the cease-fire; the IDF warned, however that Israel would retaliate against any attempt to violate it. Three Palestinians were reportedly killed by IDF fire just minutes before the truce went into effect.

The Israel Defence Forces struck 37 targets overnight in the Gaza Strip; the death toll in the coastal territory has reached 214. Hamas and the Islamic Jihad have fired more than 1,215 rockets and mortar shells into Israel since the hostilities began, reaching the length and breadth of the country.

One Israeli has been killed, several wounded and millions of lives disrupted. Of the missiles fired, 38 have exploded in built-up spaces and 231 have been intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defence system.

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‘ US Appropriations Committee Awards Financial Support for Iron Dome of $621.6 Million ‘

#AceWorldNewsUNITED STATES (Washington) – July 16 – The US Congress showed tangible support for long-time ally Israel as Gazan terrorists fired rockets Tuesday, backing a measure that would double the amount of money for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system reported Times of Israel.

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iron dome

The Senate Appropriations defence subcommittee approved a defence spending bill on Tuesday that would provide $621.6 million for Israeli missile defence, including $351 million for the Iron Dome system that intercepts short-range rockets and mortars.

In the latest hostilities between Israel and Hamas, Iron Dome has been successful in shooting down rockets and preventing Israeli deaths.

“It works,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat and chairman of the subcommittee.

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‘ Protective Edge Day Seven and Israeli Cabinet Call-Up 48,000 Reservists ‘

#AceWorldNews – GAZA CITY – July 14 – Operation Protective Edge entered its seventh day Monday, as the IDF continued to carry out massive strikes within the Gaza Strip from land and sea, and Hamas continued to fire rockets at Israeli towns.

IDF Near Border

Since the operation began, 172 Palestinians have been killed and over 1,100 have been wounded. Gaza hospitals are reporting a dire shortage of medicine and equipment, particularly for trauma injuries.

Thousands of northern Gaza residents fled their homes on Sunday after Israel issued warnings of forthcoming air strikes.

Since the start of the operation, more than 700 rockets have fallen within Israel. Only a fraction landed in urban regions. The Iron Dome, which is only meant to intercept rockets that are headed for such areas, has an 87 percent success rate.

The inner cabinet met late on Sunday to discuss a ground operation.

As of Sunday noon, 42,000 of the 48,000 reservists authorized by the cabinet had been called up in preparation for a possible ground invasion. 

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‘ Protective Edge and Iron Dome Against Palestinian Militant ‘

#AceWorldNews – PALESTINE (Gaza Strip) – July 11 – The Palestinian radicals from the Gaza Strip have fired more than 550 rockets on Israel over four days of the military operation Protective Edge in the Palestinian enclave, the press service of the Israeli army reported.

According to the report, 119 of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defence system. According to local media reports, about 100 rockets have been fired on Israeli cities over the past day alone.

The cities of Haifa, Hadera and Zichron Ya’akov located at a distance of 100 to 125 kilometres from the border with the Gaza Strip were also shelled during the night.

The Palestinian movement HAMAS claimed responsibility for the attack.

Over the past four days, Israel’s business capital Tel-Aviv with a population of 400 thousand has been six times attacked by rocket fire from Gaza.

Rockets have fallen twice in Jerusalem with a population of 800 thousand.

On Wednesday and Thursday, radicals from Gaza fired rockets towards the Israeli nuclear complex in Dimona.

There have been no reports about casualties caused by these attacks.

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' Israel's Protective Edge Enters Third Day After Night of Heavy Bombardment by IDF Forces '

#AceBreakingNews – ISRAEL (Gaza Strip) – July 10 – Israel’s Operation Protective Edge entered its third day Thursday, after a night of heavy bombing by Israel Defence Forces resulted in a rising death toll in Gaza.

The IDF has launched over 780 strikes in the Strip since the operation began, and medical officials in Gaza said over 70 Palestinians have died and more than 400 others, mainly civilians, have been hospitalized (Haaretz).

More than 250 rockets and mortar shells were fired from Gaza at the Israeli home front since Tuesday, and the shooting continued throughout much of Wednesday night, with Be’er Sheva and Ashkelon targeted.

Long-range rockets were fired at Tel Aviv twice on Thursday morning, with at least one interception confirmed by the IDF.

On Wednesday, long-range rockets were launched at Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and also as far north as the Haifa region.

Since Tuesday, Iron Dome interceptor missiles have shot down over 60 rockets aimed at Israeli cities and towns, with a near-90 percent success rate, the IDF said.

Nine Israelis have suffered light injuries while running for shelter while 59 have been treated for shock.

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TEL AVIV, July 10. A five-year-old child was killed in the Gaza Strip Thursday in an airstrike by Israeli Air Force, report local media citing a representative of Gaza medical services.


The first 58 hours of Israeli airstrikes resulted in 77 killed and 550 wounded in the Gaza Strip.

On Tuesday – the first day of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza – Israeli combat aircraft and Navy delivered 430 strikes on terrorists’ infrastructure facilities in the Palestinian enclave.

Most of the hit targets are rocket launchers, used by the militants for firing rockets on Israel, the army said.

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` Two Rockets were Intercepted by `Iron Dome ' that were Fired by Accident and Panicking Eilat Residents '

#AceWorldNews – ISRAEL – April 02 – Eilat residents were panicked early on Tuesday morning following a series of explosions that also sent Israeli forces scrambling to find the source of the booms, press tv reported.

The Israeli army initially presumed that a rocket attack had occurred in the area.

Initial reports said three Grad Rockets were fired at the resort town.

They claimed two of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome while the third one exploded in an open area.

However, the army later claimed that the attacks were really a false alarm caused by an error at the Iron Dome site near the city.

An army spokesperson said the explosions were caused by two Iron Dome anti-missile projectiles accidentally fired at around 7:30 am (0530 GMT).

There were no immediate reports of casualties from the incident.

The Iron Dome has been established with the financial support of the United States. In May, 2012, the US House of Representatives appropriated 947 million dollars to the Iron Dome, nicknamed “David’s Sling,” and a long-range Arrow missile program in Israel.

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#AceBreakingNews :” Reports Coming in of at least One Rocket Strike in Israeli Resort of Eliat”

At least one rocket strikes Israeli resort Eilat

Two Grad rockets were fired at the outskirts of Israel’s southern Red Sea resort of Eilat, reports the Times of Israel. AFP, citing a security source, reports of “at least one rocket fired”. Neither the police nor the army could confirm the rocket fire on the city, while residents had reported hearing several blasts earlier on Monday evening, a police statement said. Israeli Defense Forces troops were sent to the area to search for the source of the explosions. Eilat been targeted before, in August 2013 the resort came under attack when the Israeli army said its Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted and destroyed a rocket but did not say where it came from. The strike was claimed by a Gaza based Salafist group called the Mujahedeen Shura Council.

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Israel: ” Iron Dome Missile Defence System Intercepts Five Rockets Fired at the City of Ashkelon”

#AceWorldNews says Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted five rockets fired at the city of Ashkelon from the Gaza Strip on Thursday, Reuters said. No group has taken responsibility for firing the rockets, which were shot down by small radar-guided missiles over Ashkelon, a city of 125,000 people about 12km north of Gaza. Palestinian security officials said Israel’s airstrikes hit two Hamas camps, wounding five people.

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