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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Israel Update, July 9, 2014

Top insight of the day:   “Why is Hamas fighting with Israel again, although there are no Israeli troops in GazaBecause, for Hamas, hostility to the very fact of Israel's existence still far outweighs any and all other interests. “ 

                            --  David Horovitz




 We stand with the Israeli People....


"Operation Protective Edge is an absolutely legitimate act of self defense.  No person or family should have to live in fear of the next rocket landing on their houses."   -- Jewish Council for Public Affairs

"We strongly condemn the continuing rocket fire inside of Israel and the deliberate targeting of civilians and we support Israel's right to defend itself against these vicious attacks." -- White House Spokesman Josh Earnest.

Since Monday, July 7, Hamas, which is dedicated to Israel's destruction, fired over 160 rockets and mortars from Gaza into Israeli cities, targeting cities as far north as Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.  

 Israel's goals are to protect its citizens and to put an end to the launching of rockets from Gaza.

The American supplied Iron Dome anti-missile system has strategically intercepted 23 of the rockets which would have likely done the greatest damage.

In addition to countering rocket and mortar-fire from Gaza, Israel is also threatened by cross-border incursions from Hamas, including recently stopping an armed group that sought to infiltrate Israel from the sea.

At the moment, millions of Israelis are being forced into bomb shelters.  Schools are closed in various districts and public activities are being cancelled.

Israeli President Shimon Peres has indicated today that an Israeli ground offensive might begin "quite soon," if required.

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