default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Rest of the story about the Israel Gaza ceasefire

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 5:55 am, Wed Nov 28, 2012.

In the past 12 years, over 14,000 rockets from Gaza were fired into Israel targeting civilians; often children going to or coming home from school. Residents have been traumatized, maimed and killed from ongoing rocket attacks. Israeli President Shimon Peres said, "Our enemies are terrorists who operate without reason. While Israel desires peace, Israel will do whatever is necessary to protect its citizens."

Can people from Lodi imagine being attacked daily by rockets from Woodbridge? Gaza is a mere 5 miles away from Ashkelon, Israel, a city of over 100,000 people.

Recently, in the middle of a military operation with Israeli cities pounded by rockets day and night, Israel continued to provide electricity and water to Gaza, as well as medical care for Palestinians.

Hamas terrorists shot rockets from Shifa Hospital, disregarding the safety of their own people. Israelis did not return fire because they knew Gaza needed the hospital.

Hamas deliberately targeted Israeli civilians, firing over 1,500 rockets in one week, often shooting rockets from residential areas — sometimes shooting their own citizens.

Israeli jet fighters had numerous chances to fire in Gaza. When they looked inside buildings and saw there was the possibility of children being present, 500 of these attacks were not made.

After the ceasefire, the No. 2 person in Hamas, Musa Abu Marzook, told the Associated Press: "We'll continue attacking because violence is the only way to get concessions." Within days of ceasefire, Iran was arming Hamas.

A reminder: The Mideast is not the Midwest!

Bobbie Landau


Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.


  • Andrew Liebich posted at 9:45 pm on Sun, Dec 2, 2012.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Meanwhile...The Obama administration continues to fund and arm Muslim extremists in Syria who openly display their contempt for the United States by burning American flags in public.


    and here are our tax dollars at work... WARNING Graphic

  • Brian Dockter posted at 6:42 am on Sat, Dec 1, 2012.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2866


    I doubt it because that means she will have to admit she no longer can claim Obama is without fault. We'll have to see. She may indeed throw us a curve and say Obama had no choice but to stick with the Bush plan of funding those extremists. After all, it was Grandpa Prescott Bush who was affiliated with investment institutions that funded the Third Reich. There's no need to break tradition. In fact, I'm sure there is ample evidence showing many Presidential administrations funding extremist groups who hate America. But Not the Obama Admin. No No No. He would do nothing of the sort.[lol][beam]

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 7:46 pm on Fri, Nov 30, 2012.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Do you think Ms. Bobin will attempt to explain why the White House is funding extremists who hate America? [lol]

  • Brian Dockter posted at 7:08 pm on Fri, Nov 30, 2012.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2866

    Ms. Bobin,

    It's called negotiating with the enemy in order to achieve a goal. I know the concept is alien to you. Many wars and battles have been one or lost based on how negotiations went..

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 8:35 pm on Wed, Nov 28, 2012.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    The State Department decided to add Hamas to its U.S. State Department list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations in April 1993. As of 11/28/12 Hamas is still listed as such. [sleeping]

    and who do you think the "rebel forces" in Syria are Ms. Bobin? [sleeping]

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:17 pm on Wed, Nov 28, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    The US backs the rebel forces in Syria.

    Hamas abandons Assad and backs the rebel forces.

    Andrew Liebich concludes - the US backs Hamas in Syria.

    There are only so many sides you can support. Do you propose the US should start supporting Assad? Would that make your little conspiracy theorist world feel better?

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 8:50 am on Wed, Nov 28, 2012.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    While Israel conducts combat operations against Hamas in Gaza, the United States is backing Hamas in Syria. [sleeping]


Recent Comments

Posted 19 hours ago by Walter Chang.

article: Letter: Our leaders need to be better r…

Anyone else hearing the theme song from the Twilight Zone after reading this rant??? [lol]


Posted 19 hours ago by Shane Marcus.

article: Letter: I was impressed with students a…

Yeah Its too bad the blood bank doesn't compensate these giving people in some way. Like maybe a free lunch. After all, giving blood takes …


Posted 19 hours ago by Walter Chang.

article: JoAnne Mounce: California gas tax is a …

[sleeping][yawn][sleeping] ZZZZzzzz....


Posted 19 hours ago by Jien Kaur.

article: Steve Hansen: Funding, researcher bias …

I don't know when you became a scientist Mr Maurer. So far you have claimed a career in music with famous musicians and several other care…


Posted 20 hours ago by Thomas Heuer.

article: Steve Hansen: Funding, researcher bias …

Mr Maurer Congratulations on advancing your childhood experimenting with your adult ice chest experiments. Now if I can induce you to advan…



Popular Stories



Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists