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Netanyahu Makes Good On Promise To Punish Hamas As IDF Jets Light Up Gaza

| June 30, 2014

According to reports, sites in Khan Younes, Rafah and Beit lahia were hit

Air force hits Hamas, Islamic Jihad structures; 4 reported wounded; 2 rockets explode in Israel causing damage, hours after discovery of kidnapped teens’ bodies. The Israeli Air Force struck 34 targets in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, carrying out “precision strikes” against Hamas and Islamic Jihad structures, the IDF said in a statement early Tuesday


A ball of fire is seen following an Israel airstrike in Rafah, southern Gaza, on July 1, 2014. Israeli warplanes launched in the early morning hours of Tuesday, dozens of airstrikes on different targets in the Gaza Strip, including sites belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad. (Photo credit: AFP/ SAID KHATIB)

“Following over 18 rockets which were fired at Israel since Sunday evening, IAF aircraft carried out a precision strike against 34 targets in the Gaza Strip,” the IDF said. Four people have been injured, according to Israel Radio citing Palestinian sources.

“The IDF will continue to act in order to restore the peaceful living to the civilians of the state of Israel. The Hamas terror organization and its extensions are solely responsible for any terror activities emanating from the Gaza Strip,” IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said.

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip early Tuesday landed in the Eshkol Regional Council, causing damage to several cars and a fire close to a packaging plant, which was quickly put out by emergency services.

Another rocket landed in the Sdot Negev region, causing no damage or injuries

The air strikes and rocket attacks came hours after the bodies of kidnapped Israeli teenagers — Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gil-ad Shaar, 16 and Naftali Fraenkel, 16 — were found partially buried in a field near the West Bank village of Halhul, north of Hebron.

The teenagers were kidnapped on the night of June 12 at a hitchhiking post outside the settlement of Alon Shvut in the Etzion Bloc south of Jerusalem.

The bodies were found at about 5:30 p.m. Monday, bound and partially buried, in an open field in a hard-to-access area. The site is less than 20 kilometers (12 miles) from where the teens had been abducted.

Israel is on the hunt for two Hamas men it says were behind the kidnappings, Marwan Kawasme and Amer Aby Aysha. Since the start of Operation Brother’s Keeper to find them, 18 days of searches had seen the arrests of over 400 Palestinians, a majority of them members of Hamas.

On Monday, Hamas operatives launched a large volley of rockets which slammed into Israel, the first time in years the Islamist group has directly challenged the Jewish state, according to Israeli defense officials. At least 16 rockets were fired at Israel Monday morning, most of them hitting open areas in the Eshkol region, the army said.

The security sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, assessed that Hamas had probably launched the barrage in revenge for an Israeli airstrike several hours earlier which killed one person and injured three more.

 A member of Hamas’s militant wing was killed in the attack, Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra said.

While Israel has maintained it holds Hamas responsible for all rocket attacks, officials have said that smaller groups, such as Islamic Jihad, are usually behind the rocket attacks, while Hamas squads generally attempt to thwart the rocket fire.

Hamas hasn’t fired rockets into Israel since Operation Pillar of Defense ended in November 2012, and has yet to take responsibility for this latest barrage. The group fired hundred of rockets at Israel over eight days during Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, as Israel carried out punishing strikes on the Palestinian enclave.

Officials said Monday’s rocket attacks, which appeared to deliberately target Israeli communities close to the border with the Gaza Strip, may have been intended to warn Israel against targeting Hamas operatives.

The army said in a statement that the Sunday night air raid was targeting terrorists “in the southern Gaza Strip, during​ their final preparations to launch rockets at civilian communities of southern Israel.”

“Hamas is responsible for the outrageous attacks originating from Gaza, and will be pursued as such,” IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said.

The air force attack on Khan Younis Sunday night came minutes after Palestinians in the coastal enclave fired a volley of rockets at southwestern Israel. The Iron Dome defense system shot down two of the projectiles — Grad rockets — over Netivot. There were no reports of injury or damage in the rocket attack.

Early Sunday morning, air force planes struck 12 sites in Gaza in response to rockets fired over the weekend. Two rockets hit the town of Sderot, close to the border with Gaza, late Saturday, causing a massive fire that destroyed a paint factory. source – Times of Israel


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  2. gaza should be flattened

    • James Cope says:

      God is a God of justice and if you do not fear the living God then you have a surprise coming. Read the Old Testament and see how God deals with those who hurt those of His chosen people

      • Chosen to ruin America says:

        Chosen people? What A sick joke.

        • Hope says:

          Chosen, your posts indicate a level of anger and hatred than surely is poisoning you. There is an answer. Jesus. Please be willing to read about him and hear about him and surrender your pain to him. He promises to help you and set you free. I am being totally sincere with this. The venom you are spewing out is doing far worse inside of you. You are in my prayers.

        • Revelation 2:9 says:

          Oh,my another awakened goy.The lie will crumble soon.

      • tenklop says:

        I read how he ordered the Israelites to kill the Giants in the promised land. I read how he judged sinful cities. I also read how he sent his chosen people into captivity when they sinned and rebelled against him. So I don’t know what your trying to do here using threats because Galatians 3:28, the book of psalms, and the new testament tells us something else. We christians are not part of this world and we should be looking forward to the new heavens and new earth that is spoken about.

        Also please don’t use “God”. It’s the english translation of the pagan canaanite diety spoken about in Isaiah 65:11


        • watchman48 says:

          So, I wonder why Jesus told His disciples in Luke 22:36:

          Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

          I guess there are a lot of wimps in the world, who would stand by and let evil men kill their wives and children, not having the guts to defend them.

          My God is God Almighty, creator of Heaven and earth, and the Sovereign God of all that there is….

        • Brenda Murphy says:

          I love GOD, GOD is the ALMIGHTY, it’s in the Holy BIBLE!
          I’ll use the WORDS, GOD and JESUS! AMen!

          Give me a break already!

        • Ron Murphy says:

          Lady, it is the name of many pagan deities, but there is only one true God and only one true Son of God.

          Angels are not called the Sons of God!!!!

          Heb 1:5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
          Heb 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

    • shane says:

      depends which time ….God also said kill them all and take nothing they owned or possested …said kill all men women children wipe them all out.but they were not to loot the possessions

      1 Samuel 15

    • STL says:

      Steve: Did not God tell the jews to kill the Caananites in the Old Testament?

      • Ron Murphy says:

        Yes, and they failed to do it, beginning with Saul. Now, it’s going to get done God’s way. They are the 10 horns of the beast and He comes out of one of them. God will destroy them all. The land of Canaan shall belong to the Jewish remnant. Gen 15:18-21. We that come back with Christ shall rule over all the nations as kings and priest, Christ being the King of Kings.

  3. jenny says:

    I believe we are at the door of the rapture taking pkace, if this new Isis group is the army of the Gog and Magog war then we could be on the verge of a war that God Is going to strike down himself. God says no one will cone to her aid. Read Ezekiel chapters 35, 36, 37,38.39 all chapters,

    • STL says:

      Jenny: The Magog War is away off from this point in time, first Psalms 83 War needs to be started.

    • kay says:


    • STL says:

      Jenny: With the help of ISIS and HAMAS, very soon Israelites will killed almost everyone in the Gaza Strip, that will fuel the Arabs countries to attack Israel which will be the Psalms 83 War, which I believe Syria will be drawed into that conflict through ISIS, and Isaiah 17:1 will occur wiping out Damascus with a nuclear weapon from Israel IDF. Then anytime between Psalms 83 war and the Conflict with the Magog War the Rapture would have occurred!

  4. Just a reminder, ALL post with profanity will be removed. Please post cleanly, thank you!

  5. STL says:

    Steve: Are you a jew, if not mind your own business, this kind of thinking by Americans has gotten Americans into many wars that did not needed to start, but since Americans have big noses where the do not belong.

    Many innocents people will be killed that the problem with war, Did not God tell the Israelites to killed the Caananites? There been many wars through out the last 6,000 years. Until Lord Jesus Christ becomes the sole leader of this world many other battles will continue to happen.

    Next the Psalms 83 war will begin, which will be the Magog War and finally WW3m Armedaggon War.

    Even in any case, Hamas said the GATES OF HELL HAS OPENED, THE FIRESTORM HAS BEGUN.


  6. STL says:


  7. STL says:


  8. Shalom Israel……… Israel kill em all, clean that place of those bastards murderers mosloms.

  9. But the leader of my beloved country the United States is trying to force Israel to open, and share borders with these people. Sickening.

  10. Bob Moore says:

    apparently you missed one…

  11. Gary C. Hardin says:

    Keep the heat on, I'm a Biblical Christian and I'm with Israel 100%. Don't let up.

  12. They are doing it all wrong, it is obvious that someone needs to go in and give a speech in order for peace to thrive.

  13. Way to go, Bibi! Get the Muslim Jihadists!

    • H says:

      Yeah! I hope they blow them to bits just like they tried to when they attacked the USS Liberty!

    • Hope says:

      Steve, do you have the identities of the babies that were blown to bits? The article doesn’t give us that information. Facts matter, Steve. Wars are fomented by lies. Maybe you will end up with the blood of babies on your hands if you foment more violence.

  14. Allan Mogusu says:

    This attacks are carried out by the Jesuit order not by the Jews.People please open your eyes deception is te order of the day.

  15. Kelly Bass says:

    Make glass of their @$$!

  16. Jimmy Usis says:

    Praise the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!Make it into a parking lot!

  17. Jimmy Usis says:


  18. Who, Einstein? Barack Hussein Obama?

  19. Gregory Rush says:

    Marilyn Chernack I think he was being sarcastic.

  20. Wulfrano can't you refrain from using filthy potty language?

  21. Jeff Busch says:

    You know if when Joshua was told by The Almighty to take out all them bad folks, and he didn’t, well we wouldn’t have to deal with them now.

  22. Ruach says:

    @ Steve

    My CAPS are for emphasis … not shouting!

    Don’t lump ALL Jews into one basket.

    Yahushua attacked two groups of people …

    1) The Jewish money-changers (bankers).

    2) The Jewish RELIGIOUS LEADERS!

    NOT the JEWISH PEOPLE as a whole!.

    Remember – “multitudes” of Jews followed Yahushua!

    In the NT, the word “Jews” refers (most of the time) to the RELIGIOUS LEADERS.

    They were the ones who were trying to make Yahushua “stumble”… because HE was exposing them for what they truly were …apostates!

    This is why he called “them” a brood of vipers … and told “them” that that they were of their father the Devil!

    HE was addressing the RELIGIOUS LEADERS … ONLY !

    And it was “they”, the Jewish RELIGIOUS LEADERS, who sought to kill Yahushua for exposing them for who they truly were! … they were losing their “power” over the people when “multitudes” began to follow Yahushua.

    After the death and resurrection of Yahushua the Jewish religious leaders were still around … that’s when “they”, the “RELIGIOUS LEADERS” began to persecute the Christians!

    The Jewish nation “as a whole” did not persecute the Christians
    because many thousands (multitudes) became Christians … many became Christians AFTER the resurrection which was DURING the persecution.

    There are still apostate Jews in the world – many in very high positions throughout the world … no doubt about it!

    ALL governments are under the Beast system!

    • Teresa says:

      @Rauch-yes, your post of the Word was right on. If all Jews are evil, what does that make Jesus Christ of Jewish descendant and the twelve disciple’s? I really liked your post:)

    • Brenda Murphy says:

      That’s right, Ruach,
      Steve and Rev,2,9 are very confused, to say the least.

  23. God is with Israel. I know they will survive. May God send their rockets true, their aim straight, and may they stand tall. it is embarassing that my country has forsaken Israe.

  24. Angela Vesey says:

    Then go remove all the ones on the story about Obama enforcing Sharia Law in the military during Ramadan because there is a ton of profanity by one particular guy!

    • STL says:

      Angea Vessey: Would you call MORON as profanity, if it hurts someones feelings. That is not following after Jesus Christ as his true believers, we as believers should show love to everyone, even the ones that hates us. Our conversation should be in kind words to all people. Because Jesus would never call someone a MORON, would he. And Jesus Christ said, “take up your cross and follow after me,” would you say your acting Christ-Like?

      • STL says:

        Does not God say take the beam out of your eye before you except someone to take the chip out his/her eye. Did Jesus say, the person that never committed a sin cast the first stone. So are you acting Christ-Like, so when Jesus asked you why should I allow you into my kingdom, what will be your answer?

  25. Ron Murphy says:

    Gaza! One of the ten horns, on the beast. The antichrist will offer peace to Israel and three, out of these 10 nations around Palestine, will rebel against him for making peace. He will pluck them up, Daniel 7:8,20,24, Revelation 17:12,17.

    Now, if you looked these up, you should notice Rev 17:17 “and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled”. In other words, the mystery of God shall be finished, Rev. 10:7. Also, when it is done, 7th angel, Rev 16:17.

    Luk_21:22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
    Luk_21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

  26. Hope says:

    The distortions of scripture in your post are mind-boggling. Anti-semitism is a hateful and abominable thing. Jews are no more perfect than any other people but God has determined their place in his creation. Certainly Jesus came at a time when God’s chosen people were quite apostate and he had some harsh words for them. He has also brought judgment on them many times. Yet he still loves them. So it is with us. Sin and sin again, God still loves us and doesn’t abandon us. Let God deal with the Jews. He will be much better at it than you are and he knows the truth. Distorting scripture, telling lies and creating an army of haters targeting a specific group of people is far from Godly. It cannot bring a Godly result.

  27. Israel can only have peace if they wipe out every last one of those savages.
    They will never change. They are taught from birth to kill Jews.
    The on,y solution is to eliminate them.

    • Revelation 2:9 says:

      You have been watching too much CNN

    • STL says:

      Carl: why do you think that the jews should elimate everyone that is against Israelites? You said that they are savages. But the jews do not believe Jesus Christ is their Messiah and the jews killed their Messiah. So would not the thinking of the jews would be considered savages? God is saving the Country of Israel for his chosen ones, the 144,000 jewish preachers from the 12 lost tribes of Israel.

      Everyone that does not accept Jesus Christ Salvation, will go to hell and until the mid point of the Tribulation when Prophet Elijah shows up, then the jews will believe their Messiah is Jesus Christ. So all Jews that do not turned to the Messiah Jesus Christ, will all go to hell. And there is no differences of people in hell, they all refused Salvation through Jesus Christ as their Savior.

      • Ron Murphy says:

        STL, where does it say the Jewish remnant(144K) will preach? I believe they are meant to get saved at the last moment and then inherit the land of Canaan. I just curious as to why you believe the witness, as from what I see it’s the 2 witnesses that teach them, and feed them the word of God. Are’t the 144K going to be pursued, by the antichrist? If they are going to teach, then what is the purpose of the 2 prophets?

  28. Ash Dark says:

    There will be no peace as long as Islam exists 100 percent behind Israel

  29. Revelation 2:9 says:

    How do we know that these three kids even got kidnapped? For all we know it could all be a lie…just like 9-11.

  30. Dew Dewi says:

    May God of Israel destroy the enemies of Israel like He destroyed Assyria.

  31. jim says:

    Screw you STL, Israel is our Brother. I want the blood of those murderers.

    • STL says:

      Jim: Since your comment by screw me, seems your gay, coming up with that comments against another true believer of Jesus Christ. I’m a jew. Are you a jew since your calling for blood. Did not Jesus say love your brothers, Gentile, Jew, Muslims? Only person that would be calling for blood for Israel would be a NON-CHRISTIAN, because JESUS never taught us to call out for blood on another person!

  32. Jan Gibson says:

    These people need to annihilated. They are demonically driven.

    • STL says:

      Jan: But the Jews are the same as the Muslims and Hamas and ISIS, they all refused Jesus Christ Salvation. So are the Jews demonically driven?

  33. Philip says:

    Israel gave up Gaza and now it seems to be time to clean out that snake pit and take it back. How long would we allow Mexico or Canada to fire rockets on the U.S. before we took them out? No double standard.

  34. Lara Martin says:

    Angela Vesey Thanks for alerting NTEB. I cant stand it either!

  35. Joseph Abantao Bolos Jr. says:

    Please eliminate them all!!! There will no peace if those barbaric muslims exist!

  36. David Neubart says:

    "Hamas and Islamic Jihad structures"? What about the bastards themselves

  37. STL says:


  38. STL says:

    Tony: Thank you for your kind thoughts for another christian brother of Christ Jesus. Soon we will be together in God’s Kingdom. It took no courage from me, the spirit of Jesus Christ made those comments. I’m taught by the spirit to ask forgiveness of my sin publicly, not only in personal prayer. As the 1st day we accepted Our Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, we did it in our churches. To confirm our trust in Jesus Christ.

    Everyday, I see more coldness and hate for all people of this earth, so we must be very close being call up into the air to meet our Lord Jesus Christ.

  39. Israel should do what America did in the Gulf War with Iraq. Create a deck of cards with the top 52 Hamas political and military hierarchy, and kill all of them. Best of luck to the IDF!!!

  40. Sientje Seinen says:

    Barney Sieber I guess not Hope he isnt a homosexual lol

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