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IDF To Call Up 30,000 Reservists

Bloomberg issues statement on Operation Pillar of Defense

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IDF Dropping Leaflets Over Gaza Warning Citizens to Avoid Hamas Operations(Armin Cohen, Reuters)

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דובר צה”ל פולי מרדכי נותן את האות לפעולה קרקעית ברצועה: “שר הביטחון אישר גיוס של 30 אלף אנשי מילואים לצורך הרחבת המבצע בעזה”

According to Barak Ravid, the IDF Spokesman Yoav Mordechai has given the order to gather 30,000 reservists for an expansion of Operation Pillar of Defense. Seemingly, this can only mean a ground invasion of Gaza.

In other news, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has weighed in on the happenings in the Levant:

“As sirens sounded in Tel Aviv just now and residents scrambled for shelter, many New Yorkers were immediately transported back to the worst days of first Gulf War, when the fear of missiles landing in Israel’s largest city turned into reality. I was in Israel in January of 2009 and witnessed first-hand the terror of incoming rockets in Sderot, which the local residents continue to endure with varying degrees of intensity. By the latest count, approximately 275 rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel just since yesterday, and that number keeps rising. Israel – like any nation – has every right to defend itself. As our U.S. State Department said yesterday, there is no justification whatsoever for the violence that Hamas and other terrorist organizations are employing against the people of Israel. And as Ambassador Michael Oren has said to me in our private meetings and to the world yesterday, Israel has both the right and duty to defend itself from terrorist attacks designed to kill thousands of its citizens.”

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Yes Israel is justified in running ramshod over peace, building more and more illegal settlements, and leveling Gaza. Mayor Mike Bloomberg is the same enlightened civic official who called the NYPD his “personal army” to run the disadvantaged and indigent out of Zocotti park in full force.

    jacob_arnon says:

    “Yes Israel is justified in running ramshod over peace…”

    What a stupid thing to say by an antisemite who doesn’t know English. Ramshod is not an English word.

    Yevka is and old Stalinist half Russian half asshole.

Every Jew who voted for Obama has blood on their hands.

    jacob_arnon says:

    I voted for Obama. Do you think that Hamas would not have fired rockets if that Mormon country boy Romney would have been elected?

    Hamas started firing rockets under the Bush administration. What the hell did they do to Hamas? The Republicans helped bring them to power.

    It’s people that voted for Bush and Romney “who have blood on their hands.”

    I am saying this because this view is ridiculous: the only people who have blood on their hands are Islamicists who kill civilians, as well as those like yevka who support them.

      No I don’t. Hamas aren’t idiots, Obama gets back in, they know they have an ally in both Washington and Cairo and they make a move. If Romney was elected this wouldn’t be happening.

    Yeah, that’s totally why Obama said that Israel has the right to defend itself from the rocket attacks.

    Yeah, that’s totally why Obama said that Israel has the right to defend itself from the rocket attacks.


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