Wednesday, May 30, 2007

adam yahiye gadahn, American Traitor and Idiot

This guy as the choice to be a spokesperson for Islamic killers shows how desperate they are..
He tries to sound intimidating-yet-sincere, but he just comes off sounding like a junior-high school boy who not only got a D- in theater arts, but also got beaten up at least once a week for his pompous way of talking.
What's his next message? My brother's gonna beat up your brother?
Is this cynical, sarcastic, big-talking drama-queen geek the new voice of Islam?
Is the next Islamic threat going to be boring us to death?
Making us die of laughter?

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Palestinian Terrorists destroy Israeli Crops

AHN Middle East Correspondent
Jerusalem, Israel (AHN) - Rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip have destroyed hundreds of acres of Israeli crops over the past week.
The recently ended Shavuot holiday in Israel traditionally marks the beginning of the summer harvest. But this season, farmers in many of the communities in the vicinity of Gaza have no wheat to gather.
Images appearing on Ynet Internet news portal showed vast areas of charred farm land in southern Israel. Aided by the dry summer conditions in Israel, the Palestinian rockets regularly cause large fires.
Palestinian terrorists fired at least six more rockets at southern Israel on Thursday. No damage or injuries were reported.
Israel responded with an air strike against a Hamas military installation in the heart of Gaza City. Hamas has claimed credit for most of the 200 rocket attacks on Israel in recent days.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Israel Warns Hamas

Israel warned Hamas on Tuesday that none of its leaders were safe from attack after a rocket fired by its militants killed an Israeli woman, as Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas arrived in Gaza for talks on shoring up a truce between rival factions.
Abbas was due to meet prime minister Ismail Haniya later to discuss way of strengthening a three-day-old ceasefire that halted deadly clashes between the president's secular Fatah and the premier's Islamist Hamas movements, officials said.
The internecine bloodshed killed more than 50 people, shook the Palestinians' fragile unity cabinet and drove impoverished Gaza, one of the world's most densely populated places, to the brink of civil war.
Coupled with resumed deadly Israeli air strikes, it has also threatened to torpedo international efforts to revive the moribund peace process.
In a new air raid on Gaza, Israel struck an abandoned building of Hamas's paramilitary force, lightly wounding nine people, after issuing a second warning to Hamas leaders in as many days.
"There is no one who is in the circle of commanders and leaders in Hamas who is immune from a strike," Deputy Defence Minister Ephraim Sneh told public radio.
"The political branch of Hamas gives its green light to those who fire rockets," he said. "When someone preaches that the state of Israel should be destroyed, he is not in the political echelon, he is a terrorist in a suit."
The comments came after 35-year-old Shirel Feldman died after a rocket crashed into her car in Sderot late Monday in the first deadly rocket strike inside Israel in six months. It was claimed by Hamas's armed wing.
Israel has pounded Hamas targets in Gaza for nearly a week in response to a sharp increase of rocket fire from the lawless territory. The raids have so far killed 11 civilians and 25 militants.
In the latest international call for restraint from both sides, visiting EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said: "The violence must stop in all theatres.
"We need a political dialogue to solve the crisis... This is the only solution," Solana said after talks with Israeli Defence Amir Peretz.
The air strikes that Israel resumed after a six-month truce have failed to halt the rocket fire, with three more striking inside the Jewish state on Tuesday without causing any casualties, the army said.
In Sderot, where cars and property charred by rocket hits are a common sight, anger mounted over the state's inability to stop the fire.
More than 120 rockets have hit Israel over the past week, killing one person, wounding 16 and sending hundreds fleeing.
"For a week we've been besieged incessantly by the rockets, non-stop," Alexander Rieman, a 45-year-old teacher, told AFP. "You never know whether your home will be hit, or you, or a friend or a loved one."
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert paid his second visit in a week to Sderot late Monday hours after the deadly rocket strike, pledging support but warning there was "no immediate solution" to the rocket fire.
"I understand the anger, the frustration and the distress and therefore I came to speak with you... to show you that you are not alone and the government is working to alleviate your distress."
But his words fell on deaf ears of the exhausted residents who often describe their life as a Russian roulette.
"Olmert visits accomplish nothing, we've been bombarded for seven years," city official Shalom Halevy told AFP. "We want action -- Hamas leaders have to be eliminated one after the other."
After the security cabinet gave the army the green light on Sunday to ramp up operations, Public Security Minister Avi Dichter said Israel will kill exiled Hamas political supremo Khaled Meshaal "at the first opportunity" and warned the Hamas prime minister Hamas could also be targeted.
Meshaal, who is based in Damascus and already survived an Israeli assassination attempt in Jordan in 1997, held talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem Tuesday, Syria's official SANA news agency reported.
He stressed the "importance of maintaining unity in Palestinian ranks" following the truce between Hamas and Fatah.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Palestians Doing What they Do, Again....

The sound of gunfire and explosions rang out in the
Gaza Strip as masked gunmen took up positions at roadblocks and rooftops — defying mediators who worked furiously to get the sides to withdraw and halt their fire.
Against the backdrop of the Palestinian infighting that threatened all-out civil war, Israeli airstrikes added an extra element of violence and uncertainty. Still, a senior army official said Israel had no immediate plans for a major ground offensive to halt rocket fire.
The Israeli army said about 90 rockets have hit southern Israel since Wednesday. At least 13 fell on Friday, including one that wounded three Israelis and another that wounded a man in the southern town of Sderot.
Six days of fighting between Hamas and the Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have claimed 47 lives and all but destroyed a two-month-old power-sharing deal between the two groups. An additional 20 Palestinians have died in the Israeli airstrikes.
Israel launched five new airstrikes on Friday alone. One east of Gaza City killed five Palestinians, at least three of them Hamas militants, and wounded six people, Hamas and local doctors said. The military said the target was a Hamas headquarters building.
Four other strikes followed, the last of which targeted a minivan belonging to a Hamas fighter in northern Gaza City, killing three people and wounding 12, Palestinian hospital officials said.
An afternoon hit on a Hamas military building near the central Gaza town of Deir al Balah. No casualties were reported, most likely because Hamas had ordered its people to evacuate possible Israeli targets. But Hamas suffered further damage to its infrastructure.
Gunshots and rocket-propelled grenades flew outside the Islamic University, a Hamas stronghold, in two bursts of fighting on Friday. Hamas fighters in control of the university battled Fatah forces who had taken up positions in the nearby Foreign Ministry building.
Grenades hit the office of university President Kamelen Shaath, who appealed for an immediate halt to the violence.
"Universities must be outside the circle of violence and I appeal to the president (Abbas) and all the wise people on both sides to try and spare the university the agony of this fight," he said.
One person was wounded in fighting at the school.
Elsewhere in the city, a 40-year-old Palestinian fisherman was shot in the head by a sniper. It was not clear which side fired the deadly shot.
Street battles were down from their height two days ago, but the latest truce worked out Thursday enjoyed no more success than a series of previous cease-fires. That raised the question of who was in charge — and it appeared the political leaders of both Hamas and Fatah had lost control of their gunmen.
"Our retaliation for (Fatah's) crimes is going to be beyond their imagination," Abu Obeida, spokesman for Hamas's military wing, told The Associated Press.
Gen. Jamal Kayed, Fatah's security commander in Gaza, said his group had already begun implementing the cease-fire but said Hamas was not willing to follow suit.
By most accounts, Hamas's performance in the latest round of internal fighting has been superior to Fatah's, with greater discipline and more motivated fighters.
Although Israel said it wasn't taking sides, its airstrikes made it harder for Hamas gunmen to move around, and Hamas used that fact to argue that Fatah and Israel were in cahoots. Hamas TV on Friday named three Fatah security chiefs who it said were in secret contact with "foreign" security personnel to exchange information on Palestinian militant groups.
"They are deep into treason, and we will deal with them accordingly," the broadcast said. The TV did not specify which foreigners, but Fatah forces affiliated with Abbas have received advice and training from the U.S.
Earlier in the week, some 500 Fatah security forces trained in Egypt under a U.S.-brokered deal returned to Gaza, passing through the border with Israel's permission. While Israel and the U.S. have made no secret of their desire to bolster Fatah at the expense of Hamas, Israeli policymakers also want to avoid uniting Palestinian factions into a common front against Israel.
Washington lists Hamas, which has killed more than 250 Israelis in suicide and other attacks, as a terror group. Hamas' parliamentary election sweep last year provoked punishing sanctions against the Palestinian government that have remained in place despite the formation of a national unity government in March.
International donors are demanding that Hamas renounce violence and recognize Israel's right to exist as a condition for restoring aid. Hamas' decision to resume violence in the form of rocket attacks on Israel is likely linked to the unity government's failure to lift the boycott.
Israeli media reported that between 2,500 to 3,000 of Sderot's 23,000 residents have fled the rocket-battered city in recent days, some leaving on buses organized by the government, and others taking advantage of a Russian-Israeli tycoon's offer to stay in hotels in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Be'er Sheva at his expense.
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni showed members of the diplomatic corps video of a Sderot school damaged by rocket fire. "For too long the international community took the situation in the south of Israel as acceptable, as part of life in Israel, and it's not," she told Tel-Aviv based envoys.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Saturday he will resign

JERUSALEM: Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Saturday that he will resign after a commission criticized his handling of the war in Lebanon last summer, but not now.
Aides to Peretz have said that he was going to step down after the Winograd Commission found that Peretz did not fulfill his duty as defense minister, in part due to his inexperience in military matters.
Peretz told Channel Two TV Saturday that he would leave his post, probably after primaries in the Labor Party he leads, at the end of the month.
"I have made my decision," Peretz said. "But I think if I decided from one day to the next to get up and flee the defense ministry, I would be doing something bad, bad for the security and the state of Israel."
The government probe of the 34-day war found that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was responsible for "very severe failures" in the conflict. Had Olmert, Peretz or then-army chief of staff Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz acted differently, the outcome of the war would have been better, the commission found.

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