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Hundreds more Palestinians killed as Israel pursues Hamas in south Gaza

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By Bassam Masoud and Maayan Lubell

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Get the job done, Israel.

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17,177 Palestinians had been killed and 46,000 wounded since Oct 7, when Israel began bombing Gaza in response to an assault by Hamas militants who control the enclave. In the past 24 hours alone, 350 people had been killed

While in the process doing genocide, occupier stripped innocent civilian and take their dignity by stripping their clothes left them only with their underpants.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palestine-war-gaza-men-stripped-detained-army

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Yes. Hamas are being eliminated and starting to surrender. Now is not the time to let up the pressure. Hamas must never again be allowed to commit such heinous crimes as they did on October 7th.

Support a cease fire and you also support a repeat of mass rape, torture, and use of sexual violence. Because Hamas leadership has promised it will happen again if they have the opportunity.

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are being eliminated and starting to surrender.

That sounds settlement will start again and business as usual over there.

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Killing more and more innocent people every day?

Stripping people of their dignity by parading them in the streets almost naked?

Just what are the Israelis doing?

All it is doing is fomenting more hate!

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Israel had a dysfunctional relationship with Hamas, even shared Intel on other Islamic faction like Islamic Jihad

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Get the job done, Israel.

Absolutely.

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Biden has lost the election for Israel

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Israel had a dysfunctional relationship with Hamas

Do you need a good relation with terrorist?

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Now is the moment Israeli soldiers start to die providing more fodder for Netanyahu's propaganda machine to make the world cry for Israel (while they continue to kill, kill, kill).

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Israel knew about the Hamas plans for October 7th. This has been corroborated by multiple sources. Why didnt they do anything? Did they think that the innocent Israeli civilians who were killed on October 7th were an acceptable sacrifice for green-lighting the campaign against Gaza?

I see news about Israeli Jewish protestors that have been beaten, arrested and hounded as traitors, and videos of Orthodox jews who oppose the war being beaten and abused by the IDF.

What sort of a state is Israel that does this to their own people?

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Israel is losing the war .

Netanyahu now threatening Lebanon.

He is the regions greatest obstacle to peace.

Bombing cities to dust does not win wars

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Israeli war criminals should he sent to the Hague!

Absolutely disgusting the radio silence on the atrocities being completed by the Israelis by msm. Imagine the difference if it was Palestinians doing the same thing to Israelis...

Shame on anyone supporting this genocide

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Absolutely disgusting the radio silence on the atrocities being completed by the Israelis by msm

Its starting to turn, but the time that it has taken is unforgivable.

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Israel knew about the Hamas plans for October 7th. This has been corroborated by multiple sources. Why didnt they do anything? Did they think that the innocent Israeli civilians who were killed on October 7th were an acceptable sacrifice for green-lighting the campaign against Gaza? 

Who knows, errors were definitely made, but to say that Bibi wanted this to happen is beyond delusional. However, after this horrific murderous attack, Bibi is 110% correct in taking the fight to eliminate as many threats to the Jewish nation and to protect their people and their sovereignty.

I see news about Israeli Jewish protestors that have been beaten, arrested and hounded as traitors, and videos of Orthodox jews who oppose the war being beaten and abused by the IDF. 

Anyone beheaded, anyone tortured and murdered or raped?

What sort of a state is Israel that does this to their own people?

Hamas kills and beheads their own people, don’t even go there.

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Go, Israel!! Eradicate Hamas! Save Palestine!

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Who knows

Everyone knows. It is now common knowledge that Israel knew about plans for an attack in advance.

Anyone beheaded, anyone tortured and murdered or raped?

What?? Obviously not, but does that make the mistreatment of their own people acceptable?

Hamas kills and beheads their own people, don’t even go there.

I wasnt talking about Hamas. We all condemn what Hamas did. I was talking about Israel.

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It's comforting to see that Israel is eliminating the terrorists, in compliance with international law, in self-defense of its country and in order to prevent similar attacks as October 7.

At the same time, there is still a humanitarian crisis in Israel as it is being subjected to rocket attacks everyday from Hamas and Hezbollah.

With 100% support from the US, Israel is in a good position to keep up the pressure on the terrorists in Hamas.

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Everyone knows. It is now common knowledge that Israel knew about plans for an attack in advance.

Ok, but that’s different from what you were previously implying as to the reasons why the Israelis would not take preventive action for this cowardly act.

What?? Obviously not,

Ok, then you really have no comparative argument.

but does that make the mistreatment of their own people acceptable?

No one states or implied that.

I wasnt talking about Hamas. We all condemn what Hamas did. I was talking about Israel.

I know and I am asking about Hamas and the comparison to what you call Israeli so-called atrocities.

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Israel knew about the Hamas plans for October 7th.

False.

This has been corroborated by multiple sources.

No.

Why didnt they do anything?

They did. Thankfully, we are still seeing the results of what they are doing.

Did they think that the innocent Israeli civilians who were killed on October 7th were an acceptable sacrifice for green-lighting the campaign against Gaza?

Israel didn't sacrifice anyone.

Although the Arab terrorists knew what the result would be after their unprovoked attack on Israel.

Did those Arabs think it was acceptable to give Israel the green light to start the elimination of them?

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False.

OK. Whatever. There is no point in trying.

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Israel didn't sacrifice anyone.

They certainly did. It's all over israeli media how their tanks and helicopters fired on homes and everything that moved. Hundreds of cars at the rave were destroyed by the IDF, many with people inside them.

Although the Arab terrorists knew what the result would be after their unprovoked attack on Israel.

Oh, I see, it seems you are unaware of the many israeli provocations leading up to Oct 7...

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OK. Whatever. There is no point in trying.

100% true.

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Israel knew about the Hamas plans for October 7th. This has been corroborated by multiple sources. 

No, they didn’t. They were warned of an imminent attack from had no information regarding where it would be, the time, or date. Do you have a source saying they knew all the details of the attack prior to it happening?

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Where is the US/European uproar?

Reuters releases investigation finding Israeli tank fire killed 1 of its journalists

The news teams were covering clashes along the border where Israel and the militia Hezbollah were trading fire. All were wearing protective vests and helmets — most clearly marked "PRESS" — during more than an hour in which they reported from the same location, according to the Reuters investigation.

"The Israeli military knew or should have known that they were civilians yet attacked them anyway in two separate strikes 37 seconds apart," Amnesty International said in a report released Thursday. A separate report released by Human Rights Watch echoed the findings by Amnesty, Reuters and AFP.

https://www.npr.org/2023/12/07/1217855847/reuters-journalist-death-issam-abdallah-israel

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Bass it is impossible to hold a normal discussion with you.

No, it’s very easy, I’m just not the person that will be forced to believing what the media and the left want me to believe, I’ll always take other viewpoints into consideration and come with how I see the situation. So we discuss anything, but I don’t have to believe in what you or anyone else says on the issue

You create a false dilemma,

I didn’t.

making out that the mistreatment of Israelis by the IDF is only unacceptable if they are tortured, murdered or raped.

No, we’re trying to make them moral equivalency of the situation and it’s not. when you did Hamas did to these people and you want to make the argument and if you compare pound for pound and can prove to me that the IDF did the exact same thing I did I won’t say anything if you can’t you just reach, I’m not saying that innocent Palestinians are not being killed, but what did you expect was going to happen after October 7 and don’t deflect, stay focused on October 7 right now, this is the outcome and it’s going to get worse, and I am looking forward to the demise of Hamas as much as they possibly can achieve this goal.

Then when I follow-up you just deny you ever made any such claim.

Took it out of context again as usual

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Someone writing "those Arabs " likely to see a homogenous group in the same way racists might.

Anyone barracking for IDF and Netanyahu at present supports collective punishment and the killing of non combatants.

And Hamas still fighting.

Senior Hamas leaders unlikely to be even in Gaza.

Nor are members of Israel's most right wing Government.

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Someone writing "those Arabs " likely to see a homogenous group in the same way racists might.

You do realize that ‘pan-Arabism’ was a predominant ideology of Arabs themselves after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, right? It’s an ideology that espouses the unification of all Arab people in a single nation-state, comprising the Arab countries of West Asia and North Africa from the Atlantic Ocean to the Arabian Sea, which is referred to as the Arab world. It is closely connected to Arab nationalism, which asserts the view that the Arabs constitute a single nation. It originated in the late 19th century among the Arab regions of the Ottoman Empire, and its popularity reached its height during the 1950s and 1960s.

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45,000 Gazan inured.

How many will live now without limbs or eyesight or hearing or confined to wheel chairs or unable to work or study or marry....

Yeah..."but what Hamas did ..."

Israel and it's supporters have no moral upper hand in this.

Ceasefire now....not apocalypse now.

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""injured "

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If the Israeli is "chasing Hamas" why is it killing so many journalists and their families, doctors and their families, children, babies, including babies so young they need incubators to survive?

It's like someone claiming they're hunting kangaroos who keeps killing koalas, the words and actions just don't match.

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Israel and it's supporters have no moral upper hand in this.

They do though. Hamas is responsible for not only attacking Israel on October 7th but also continuing to use Palestinians as human shields. They’re morally responsible for everything that’s occurring and their surrender would put an end to it immediately

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""You do realise " is the start to much ""mansplaining ""

Were the Turks of the Ottoman Empire Arabs?

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Were the Turks of the Ottoman Empire Arabs?

Can you not read? I specifically said: It originated in the late 19th century among the Arab regions of the Ottoman Empire

Arab regions of the Ottoman Empire

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Quick check reveals "no " as to an Arabic dominated Ottoman Empire.

"Pan Arabism " may be a now defunct product of the time.

Certainly not a uniform ideology in the region now.

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Quick check reveals "no " as to an Arabic dominated Ottoman Empire.

When did I say it was?

"Pan Arabism " may be a now defunct product of the time.

Certainly not a uniform ideology in the region now.

You’re missing the point. It’s a response to your post that grouping all Arabs into one category is western / ‘racist’. It clearly isn’t when Arabs themselves did it to the extent that it was a predominant ideology among them in the 50s and 60s

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Yes Egypt Intel pick up on the pending attack 3 week prior and Mossad was passed on the Intel; Yet the Colonial power allow the concert to go ahead. They figure Hamas would attack the weakest link were there would be easy hostage taken. The concert would attracted leftist. The sort of demographic the Colonial powers want rid off. The Houthis are trying to draw a USA battle group into the Red Sea. Where they have the latest high tech under water drones deployed just waiting. Carrior group will see and will realise drones master the sea and oceans know and have no Plan B. Iran are waiting on the outcome of the triggered article 99. if this outcome is negative I assume Iran will attack Tel Viv with their guided Ballistic missile arsenal with China and Russian blessing. USA will not attack knowing to attack will draw China and Russia into an all out war. plus finding out that the Carrier group will be obsolete and useless. The Colonials are on a hiding to nothing. Hamas are killing the IDF by a 1000 cuts in the rubble of death. Hezbollah have made deep advances into the North Palestine. The IDF has retreated back from the border some 100 Km because they don't have the numbers to counter. The Colonials are all but finished If they respond to the UN demand for a cease fire it will stop all the above from commencing. You can be big headed about this and just laugh this off has a demented fool prediction. But I wouldn't write off my predictions.

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I am waiting for the Holy Trinity of Shibboleths ('genocide', 'apartheid', 'ethnic cleansing') to make their shoddy appearance here. Perhaps I missed them?

Anyway, Israel will pursue Hamas to the ends of the earth. One the rat's nest of Gaza and the terror tunnels used by Hamas are discovered and destroyed, the job will be almost done. All that will remain will be to go after those who fund and aid Hamas from abroad- the fat cats in their luxury hotel suites who shout "Allahu Akbar" as they send others to die.

Then, Gaza can be rebuit. With scrutiny so that the money is not siphoned off, as has happened up to now. Even today, Gazans seeking aid are seeing it 'go underground', as one elderly lady said in an interview. There is no end to the torture Hamas is willing to inflict on both Israelis and Palestinians.

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GuruMick: "ceasefire now" guarantees that Hamas will perpetuate another atrocity, or several atrocities, on the scale of October 7, in the future. Their leadership has already promised as much. So that means hundreds more gang rapes, sexual torture victims, mutilations, and murders. Is that an acceptable price for "ceasefire now"?

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Mass propaganda is being spewed by Zionists.

isreal is commiting genocide. and thats it.with western govts with equal participation.

As we see cat is out of the hat, isreal is unable to defend its decades long ethnic cleansing .

At the end of the day it will hurt isreal peace more than anyone.

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isreal is commiting genocide.

If Israel wanted to commit genocide, why didn’t they just nuke Gaza?

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I hope Hamas releases all of those hostages soon.

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Hamas, hides within the Palestinian population, this is the tactics of terrorism.

No standing and fighting, no uniforms to distinguish soldier from civilian.

Is this not the case?

The 7th October proved Hamas depravity has no bounds.

How can the people of Israel defend themselves?

I think this is a fair event question?

The IDF won't stop this war until ever building, tunnel has been searched, or flooded/reduced to rubble.

Then Lebanon Hezbollah could well be next.

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Israel has been killing children (34 last year alone) and kidnapping Palestinians ( 2,409 last year) for 75 years and yet it is the Palestinians who are the terrorists?

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Israel has been killing children (34 last year alone) and kidnapping Palestinians ( 2,409 last year) for 75 years and yet it is the Palestinians who are the terrorists?

Yes

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@Bass

The point that I made was how Israel is treating its own people who dont want a war. I wasnt comparing Israel to anyone. I was simply asking what sort of a state does that to their own people? Not a very nice one would be my answer

@JBone

No, they didn’t. They were warned of an imminent attack from had no information regarding where it would be, the time, or date. Do you have a source saying they knew all the details of the attack prior to it happening?

Read this.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/30/world/middleeast/israel-hamas-attack-intelligence.html

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If Israel wanted to commit genocide, why didn’t they just nuke Gaza?

Because even Israel is not that stupid.

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JboneInTheZone

   isreal is commiting genocide.

> If Israel wanted to commit genocide, why didn’t they just nuke Gaza?

Because it would kill Israelis too.

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Read this. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/30/world/middleeast/israel-hamas-attack-intelligence.html

I don’t have a NYT subscription so I can’t read it. Where in the article does it say Israel knew of the exact time, date, and location of the attack?

Because even Israel is not that stupid.

So if they’re not trying to commit genocide then.

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Plus there talk of a civil war. This will be a certainty win or loss. A lost will see it very soon. A win will see it after the next rigged election of the Colonial Powers.

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What a shame.

I guess someone shouldn’t have attacked Israel, huh ?

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Where in the article does it say Israel knew of the exact time, date, and location of the attack?

It mentions Re'im Army Base as a target specifically.

The Gaza border is only 37 miles long. They could have stationed more troops to defend the border, or just the Re'im region, or even issued warnings to any local inhabitants. They could also have warned anyone setting up a music festival in the Re'im area, but they didnt. Why didnt they do anything?

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Does it not seem a little bit strange that a state, that makes preaches on and on about self-defence, made no efforts to defend their people from a planned attack in the Re'im region?

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Haaretz is the Israeli newspaper who has published the claims of Israeli intel. being made aware of possible attack by Hamas.

You can google the original news story.

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ChabbawangaToday  09:07 am JST

Israel knew about the Hamas plans for October 7th. This has been corroborated by multiple sources. Why didnt they do anything? Did they think that the innocent Israeli civilians who were killed on October 7th were an acceptable sacrifice for green-lighting the campaign against Gaza?

This generations reprehensible version of the "Inside Job" narrative that many of us, including myself, unfortunately, fell for with 9/11. My mindset back then was poisoned with half-truths, a bitter youthful anger at the system that made me want to believe certain narratives.

Chabba, i just hope you are in your 20s dude, and with age a bit of grace and humility will appear.

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Ricky dont patronize me. Read the article and see what it says.

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Chabbawanga.

You watch too many (bad) movies.

And one cannot predict the future that easily. So easy to say I knew it.

And the correct reasoning is : if they knew it, what could Israel have done outside sending missiles on a large scale to prevent that, or close border forevever ? Then Israel would have been considered rightly the criminal attacker !

Don't start a war if you can't win it.

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Yeah, good luck with that mate. I really mean it.

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