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Israeli aircraft strike in Gaza

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Israeli aircraft attacked targets in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, witnesses said, and sirens warning of rocket fire from the Palestinian territory sounded in southern Israel.

Hours earlier, a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza struck the coastal Israeli city of Ashdod, wounding two people, at the same time as Israel and two Gulf Arab states signed agreements in Washington to establish formal relations.

In apparent retaliation for Tuesday's rocket attack, Israeli aircraft struck two targets, including a training base run by the Hamas militant group, which controls Gaza, witnesses said.

The Israeli military, which did not immediately confirm the air strikes, said rocket-warning sirens went off in several communities bordering Gaza. There were no immediate reports of casualties on either side of the frontier.

Palestinians, who seek an independent state in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, view the U.S.-brokered deals signed at the White House between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain as betrayal of their cause.

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@zucronium

UAE should be ashamed of this result. They got nothing in return from their deal and Israel now has cover to murder more Palestinians who are living under apartheid.

They got something!

In a third State Department notification, the United Arab Emirates was given potential approval for $2.73 billion worth of Patriot missiles and related equipment including 452 Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) Missiles Segment Enhanced (MSE) and related equipment.

Both UAE and Bahrain were bribed with weapons!

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UAE should be ashamed of this result. They got nothing in return from their deal and Israel now has cover to murder more Palestinians who are living under apartheid.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Now we know why Israel, Bahrain, and the UAE signed that deal today.

1) Israel will be allowed to take more land without the US saying anything

2) The UAE and Bahrain was just sold fighter jets from the US.

No Nobel prize will be awarded to Donald for all the chaos around like at home that he is creating!

State Department OKs nearly $6 billion in weapons sales to Gulf allies

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-arms-idUSKCN1S924P

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Heh.

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@Blacklabel

strangely the headline is not this, but the response to what happened first.

Hours earlier, a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza struck the coastal Israeli city of Ashdod,

With all due respect, how about the headlines from 1917-present? Israeli invaders steal Palestinian's country, murder and oppress occupants.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Resistance is the path to freedom. History shows being a pacifist can only work when dealing with Non aggressive force. Israel has been occupying Palestine since 1948, the Palestinians have NO choice at this point but to continue their resistance.

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And of course Trump will sanction this too. What a historical peace agreement has been achieved. . . . Without considering the Palestinians!

Guess he tries everything to pull even with Obama. . . . You won't get the Nobel peace prize!

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Someone needs to arm the Palestineans so that it's a fair fight.

9 ( +12 / -3 )

I don't view the palestinians as poor victims, they do stupid things to israel, they get hard prizes in return

Oh? And how do you view the slaves of the American south that rebelled? I wonder if you can even see the similarities between those slaves and the Palestinians? They literally cannot just hop on a boat or airplane and travel outside their own "country" which is more like a prison camp without some sort of approval from their master Israel. Their ancestral homes are mostly outside of Gaza, with Israelis living on their family land. These things were stripped from them and now they have nothing or next to nothing.

I really wish you could be tested to see how you react n such a situation. Well, hell, you know, you could just give up all your possessions and go tell Israel you would like to live among the Palestinians as a Palestinian with the intent of teaching them the "correct" way of being oppressed. Please. Go teach. Go learn.

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I don't view the palestinians as poor victims, they do stupid things to israel, they get hard prizes in return

I guess you think it better to let the occupiers destroy your homes and severely limit your future and freedom and that of your children, until they steal all of your land. At what point do they become victims in your eyes?

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I don't view the palestinians as poor victims, they do stupid things to israel, they get hard prizes in return

-10 ( +5 / -15 )

It's another day in paradise, a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

Not.

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strangely the headline is not this, but the response to what happened first.

Hours earlier, a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza struck the coastal Israeli city of Ashdod,

-11 ( +5 / -16 )

Yes the Israeli are bullies and have a selective memory over the crimes committed against them.

And no the palestinians are not poor innocent saints.

The arab world will never be united as betrayal is the only common factor among them

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When your are Down and Out, gave up after trying all options, Peace and War but failed the least you can do is make your voice heard by any means.

The people of Gaza did not choose this, but when your are isolated, blockaded, and cut off from all means to survive, Resistance is your only path.

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How sad the brutal subjugation of the Palestinians by the Israeli regime. Illegal land grabs, homes bulldozed in front of weeping women and children, forced evacuations, 10 Palestinians killed for every Israeli killed in conflict, collective punishment and absolutely no sincere desire from Israel to forge a just peace agreement which includes a viable sovereign Palestinian state.

AIl these human rights abuses aided and abetted by shameful US assistance.

May God have mercy on the poor Palestinians.

11 ( +14 / -3 )

Israel the occupier. Israel the oppressor. Israel the bully. Israel the bad neighbor.

Israel used to have the support of the world due to the horrific holocaust, however since they have oppressed the Palestinians for decades the pity and support has all but disappeared to be replaced with a growing repugnance and distaste. Not for the average Israeli citizen but for the current leader and his repressive policies to steal land and push the Palestinian people further into the sand. Peace for the displaced is further away today than it has ever been. Eventually the Palestinians will be pushed completely out of the west bank and all imprisoned in the Gaza ghetto.

This should be classed as a crime against humanity and the Israeli leadership charged and imprisoned.

Two state solution is the only acceptable solution.

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The terror state of Israel at it again. Why are Americans so beholden to them? I've noticed that both Left and Right wing Americans always leap to Israel's defense, why is that?

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do you smile, or do you make your concerns vocal, that didn't work,

When did the palestinians ever try talking or a peaceful approach? Theres always been a Black September (Arafat’s bunch of charmers) or Hamas or whatever butchering Israeli civilians and avowing to destroy Israel.

Guess what? It doesnt work.

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Its hard to feel sympathy for any but the children who live in Ashdod, or any "settler" or fool living on the border with Gaza.

Still, I wish Palestinians could guide their rockets to the leaders of the Israeli right who are behind the acceptance of oppressing Palestinians.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

Well if you are occupied do you smile, or do you make your concerns vocal, that didn't work, still occupied, level, up have the world turn their back on you. Isreal was previously known as Palestine. These people have endured the unimaginable. Schools hospitals targeted, It's just not morally right.

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