Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The War Has Begun

For those still curious as to whether Israel would react to the Obama re-election, be curious no more. Today was the opening salvo against their enemies. The Israelis have chosen to take out the rear guardHAMAS and their weapons caches first.

Which means they will soon be going after the Iranians and their sites. The Iranians are already preparing for the strikes that they know are imminent. there is little to be done now aside from waiting and watching. The war has begun and it didn't take the killing of a Czar or the sinking of a passenger ship to become a reality this time around. 

Stay's getting ready to get very serious.

Israeli air strike kills top Hamas commander Jabari

LAST UPDATED: 11/14/2012 17:42

IAF hits 20 underground sites housing long-range launchers capable of striking Tel Aviv; IDF says Jabari, Hamas's military chief, has "a lot of blood on his hands"; strikes mark start of targeted campaign.

Hamas's Military Chief Ahmed Jabari [Right]  
Photo: Courtesy IDF
The IAF struck and killed Hamas's head of military operations Ahmed Jabari in central Gaza on Wednesday. The airstrike marked the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense to target Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror organizations in Gaza, IDF spokesman Yoav Mordechai said.
"The first aim of this operation is to bring back quiet to southern Israel, and the second target is to strike at terror organizations," Mordechai said.
Shortly afterwards, the IDF struck over 20 underground rocket launchers belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad in an airstrike.
The airstrikes targeted long-range rockets in the possession of terror organizations, such as the fajr-5 and other rockets that are capable of striking Tel Aviv from Gaza. The IDF believes it has eliminated the majority of the long-range threat.
A large part of the weapons storage sites were located in civilian residential buildings, the IDF confirmed. "This is further evidence of the pattern of Hamas to use the population in Gaza as human shields," the IDF said in a statement.
Brig.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai told Channel 2 that "the days we face in the south will, in my estimation, prove protracted."
"The homefront must brace itself resiliently," he added.

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