Invasion of Gaza Strip by Israel IMMINENT

BREAKING: The Israeli military has invaded Palestine’s Gaza Strip. Defense spokesman states that the mission of Israeli Defense forces is not to overthrow Hamas, but to stop the launching of rockets into Israel.

Israel seems poised to invade Gaza Strip as both Fox News and CNN are reporting events which indicate full intent of invasion.


CNN has just reported that Israel has dropped tens of thousands of leaflets in Northern Gaza warning residents to “leave the area immediately” to assure their safety.

Fox News has also just reported that Senior Israeli leadership has authorized a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.

Fox has also received reports of questionable reliability that an attempt of a ground invasion by Israel was repelled by Hamas by targeting ground troops with mortar shells. Israeli Defense Forces have denied that the incident took place.

This day marks day 7 of a full navel and ground blockade of Palestine by Israeli forces. Interesting note, if I recall correctly, the USA still has a DDG Destroyer and a number of frigates and support vessels in the Mediterranean; I wonder if they are providing “assistance”?

  13 comments for “Invasion of Gaza Strip by Israel IMMINENT

  1. January 3, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    That’s very nice of Israel to drop those leaflets! so where are those Palestinians gonna go hide? Gaza is a tiny piece of land (139 square miles) with a population of over 1.5 million (1 million of them registered refugees). Its borders are closed so there’s no escape. during this recent “conflict”, if that’s what its called, over 400 palestinians were killed so far, and 4 Israelis (one of them Arab Israeli), yet Palestinians are being blamed for being the victim.

  2. cook
    January 3, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    The Palestinians are not hostages.

    Hamas was elected and supported by the population. Now it is time to reap what has been sowed.

    Remember WWII where unrestricted warfare was carried on? The cities and populations paid a heavy price for supporting criminal regimes during that point in history.

  3. January 3, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    The criminal regime is the Israeli government.. Hamas is an Israeli creation, financed and supported by Israel in the 80’s in order to undermine Fatah..
    An immediate seize fire is what’s needed, followed by an end to the siege and an eventual end to the longest existing military occupation.. Zionist occupation of Palestine exhibits one of the worst forms of colonialism known to mankind, a mixture of South African apartheid regime and French practices in Algeria..

  4. Bladerunner
    January 3, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Hamas of course was not an Israeli creation. although Israel did give Hamaas a free hand and some limited assistance in the 70’s and early to mid 80’s to weaken the PLO since Hamas was at that time non-violent. Once it started on a militant /violent path in the late 80’s Israel changed its tune. Strategic alliances that come back to bite a country in the butt are not new—China’s aid to Vietnam in the 60’s and 70’s, the U.S. aid to the mujahideen in Afghanistan and to Sadaam in Iraq quickly come to mind.

    But I’m not surprised the writer would twist history given the above writers myopic view of Israel and Palestine. Fortunately, few in the U.S. share his penchant for polemics nor his distorted assessment. Most want to see a lasting peace between Israel and its neighbors, including an independent Palestine.

  5. Steve Perez
    January 3, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    I don’t know what your talking about Bladerunner,
    ofcourse Israel needs to be supported, over 200 rockets have been launched into it from Palestine over the last month. What else were they to do? The point remains however that Palestine is under a full blockade, with no supplies getting in, and furthermore, where are those evacuees supposed to go? The USA pays for more then half of Israels defense, doesn’t that make us by extension an enabler of their actions, whether good or bad? I support Israel, but it would be a profound mistake to continue the policy we have with them, letting them think they can do no wrong. They put their pants on one leg at a time just like everyone else.

  6. Jennifer
    January 3, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    No matter how you look at it, it really does suck for the Israelis. The whole situation is one big mess.

  7. Bladerunner
    January 3, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Mr. Perez, Follow the thread. I was responding to a commenter, not your post.

    I’m not sure we’re in a position to micro-manage Israel’s defense of their country against a foe which refuses to recognize their very existence , but of course everything has limits..

    There are things we can do. The Israel-Palestine issue has been a backwater issue for the last 8 years at Foggy Bottom. There are Palestinians who will agree to live in peaceful co-existence with Israel. The Obama Administration needs to send a message to Iran, Hamas and the like that we stand by Israel. But the Obama Administration needs to make clear to Tel Aviv that it needs to take the steps necessary for that peace to happen. Brzezinski’s plan is not a bad place to start.

  8. January 3, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Is it hard to understand that rocket launching is simply a reaction? the root cause of violence is occupation. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel and claiming victimhood once the fish shoots back.. Palestinians want a just peace that they have been denied for over 6 decades, on the other hand Israel continues to illegally occupy Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, it maintains illegal settlements (or colonies) inside the West Bank,..and guess what? occupation kills, kills more than those reactionary rockets that claimed less than 20 Israeli lives in the past 5 years.. hundreds of Christian and Muslim Palestinians are murdered everyday, but I guess their lives are not valuable..

  9. Bladerunner
    January 3, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Excuse me, Hamas has made it perfectly clear that they refuse to recognize ISrael’s right to exist. Egypt and Jordan have shown that countires can make peace with Israel. And a Palestinian leadership that is willing to live in peace withy Israel can do that also. A just peace is not the destruction of Israel.

  10. January 3, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    So when did Israel recognize Palestine’s right to exist?

  11. Bladerunner
    January 3, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    For some time. Since at least Oslo. Israel understands there can not be lasting peace agreement without an independent Palestine. There is of course division within the state of Israel about the terms of an agreement(this happens sometime in a democracy)but an independent Palestinian state per se is not the problem.

    Even Arafat recognized Israel’s right to exist. Hamas doesn’t. No point in Israel negotiating any treaty with Hamas. Both Israel and the Palestinians need to compromise on some issues. Based on your earlier gross mischaracterizations of Israel, I doubt there is any desire for compromise with you. And frankly, your polemics are boring and hence, I am out. Sorry Mr. Perez, but while your post was thoughtful the comment section is being turned into the blind alley resembling Gaza.

  12. January 3, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    The problem with American is that its held hostage by “The Lobby”, both the Left and the Right support Israel; except that the Right support Israel because conservatives are waiting for Jesus’ comeback then convert all Jews to Christianity, and the Left supports Israel because they’re either misguided or because its the only way to maintain mainstream credibility.

    Of course both sides need to compromise, but Israel has the ability to bring peace if it wants to. Palestinians, ALL OF THEM, consider what they’re supposed to have as their future state, as %22 of their land. They’ve been displaced many many times. The residents of Gaza were once from Tel Aviv, Haifa or Jaffa, but they’ve been expelled to become refugees in Gaza, then many of them had to flee their refugee camps!!! Israel never wanted justice for Palestinians, they might talk of peace, but will never implement it. Even during Oslo, more illegal settlement were built in the West Bank than ever. If Israel really wants peace, it should do the least by removing ALL settlements and a full withdrawal from the West Bank and Gaza.. and that’s at the very least.. It will not do justice for the Palestinians because East Jerusalem, which has been illegally annexed, remains under Israeli control and Refugees are denied the right to return to their homes (It is a right that all occupied people have, except Palestinians).. Instead Israel continues its expansionist policies, by grabbing more and more land, continue building a racist, apartheid wall, continues building its nucs, at the expense of the American tax-payer. When will we hold them accountable for our $3,000,000,000+ annual aid?

  13. cook
    January 4, 2009 at 1:08 pm


    you need to follow your convections. Go to Gaza and lay your life on the line.

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