Sunday, December 28, 2008

Israel-Palestinian-Gaza Update

Israeli strikes continue Sunday on Gaza as Palestinians fire missiles into Israel. Obama won’t be drawn into the conflict, and international pressure on both sides is mounting. The U.S. and the U.N. say it’s up to Hamas to cease the violence.

According to NapaValley Register, Palestinians “breached the border fence with Egypt and hundreds poured across the frontier, prompting Egyptian guards to open fire, said officials and witnesses on both sides.”

The Guardian.UK reports that U.S. president-elect Barack Obama has refused to get drawn into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Obama has not given a hint as to his policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but finding a peace plan will be a priority in his administration.

When Obama visited Sderot in July he “unequivocally condemned the rocket attacks from Gaza on the Israeli town. “

"If somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I'm going to do everything in my power to stop that," Obama said. "And I would expect Israelis to do the same thing."

While still vacationing in Hawaii, CNN reports that Obama’s senior adviser said that Barack Obama is monitoring the situation in Gaza closely, "the fact is that there is only one president at a time."

The U.N. Secretary General Bal-Ki-moon has issued an official statement. The U.N. Security Council calls for an immediate halt to hostilities.

"While recognizing Israel's security concerns regarding the continued firing of rockets from Gaza, he firmly reiterates Israel's obligation to uphold international humanitarian and human rights law and condemns excessive use of force leading to the killing and injuring of civilians. He condemns the ongoing rocket attacks by Palestinian militants and is deeply distressed that repeated calls on Hamas for these attacks to end have gone unheeded," a spokesman said. . .

The U.N. Security Council ended a four-hour emergency meeting Sunday with a call for an immediate halt to hostilities and a re-opening of border crossings to allow humanitarian supplies to reach Gaza.

Reuters reports that Arab protestors are demanding a response to Gaza. Popular Islamist movements are threatening other Arab nations friendly to the U.S. by claiming that they are “collaborators with the United States or Israel.

"America and the Zionists are the leaders of world terrorism," read a placard held by protesters at the U.N. headquarters in the Lebanese capital Beirut.

UPI reports that Sunday the Israeli government approved a draft of more than 6,000 military reservists for a ground offensive in Gaza.

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  1. Funny how even their brethren don't want the PalArabs. Egypt should have made their part of the fence out of concrete like Israel did.

    I expect that more than 6,000 reservists will be called up. A lot more before this is over.

  2. I would like to read about Bush's comments instead of Obama's. Bush is still the president and is making the decision on whether to help now or not. Obama cannot make the decision until January 20th, at which time it may well be more than a few rockets.

    I believe news agencies should go after Rice and Bush for comments instead of Obama. Currently he is only an opinion without authority.

  3. Ironic, the "Arab Street" says it OK for Hamas to send rockets into Israel to kill Jews, but Heaven Forbid that Israel should respond. The era of Jews being led to slaughter is over. Let the Arab Street rage, they will never help their "brothers" anyway. Maybe after Israel drops more bombs and a few more hundred "freedom fighters" and their supporters are killed, in the next "democratic" election in Gaza the electorate will not be so quick to want to get a government who's main objective is the destruction of Israel. When you elect a government bent on destruction, don't be so shocked when it happens to you....sometimes what you wish get instead!

  4. Seems the British bombed the hell out of Berlin in WW2 and the American's did a raid over Japan and made parts of Germany a parking lot....Where were the "humanitarians" in France, Spain and the Arab World calling for "help" to the German people, why didn't these countries who condemn Israel ship food, medicine and humanitarian supplies to Germany during WW2.

    I got it...they were at war with Germany...and maybe...that's the reason....seems so simple!

  5. I hope the Israelis stick to it this time.

    Debbie Hamilton
    Right Truth

  6. Hello all,

    The biggest mistake all sides are making is failing to understand that Rome created Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and everyone has been deceived into fighting over lies. Contemplate Machiavelli...

    Wake up to the truth and help me now by helping others understand.

    When the Vatican ceases to be, so does all of this evil !!!

    Here is Wisdom...