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August 1, 2014 - 6:38 am

Overnight there was another humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, and Hamas broke it with about 70.5 hours still on the clock.

A Hamas attack on IDF soldiers in southern Gaza, which occurred an hour and a half after the start of a humanitarian truce, ended with the suspected kidnapping of a soldier, the IDF said Friday.

Second Lt. Hadar Goldin, a 23-year-old Givati officer from Kfar Saba, was named as the IDF soldier presumed to be abducted by Hamas. His family has been notified.

Two other soldiers were killed during the incident.Their families have been notified.

Terrorists emerged from a tunnel shaft, and a suicide bomber detonated himself in the vicinity of soldiers. Heavy exchanges of fire ensued, before one of the IDF soldiers was kidnapped, a senior army source said.

If previous cases are any guide, Hamas will either trade Goldin for dozens to hundreds of its own jailed terrorists, or Hamas will murder him.

Hamas used one of the tunnels that it built with child labor to perpetrate this attack. The Israelis say that they have discovered 35 such tunnels, and have destroyed about half of them.

Some of the tunnels reportedly have entrances inside UN facilities, so American taxpayers paid indirectly for Hamas to build these tunnels in two ways — by paying aid to the Palestinians that gets diverted by Hamas, and by paying for the UN’s upkeep.

h/t Gateway Pundit

 

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Pack the tunnels with C4, from one end to the other, and then detonate.
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All UN buildings are is nothing more than an Anti-Israeli military installation.

In Lebanon, the IDF 'accidently' targeted a UN outpost and destroyed it.

Oddly enough, the IDF had been required to report unit movement to the UN outpost, and by some strange coincidence, hezbollah found out almost immediately.

After the 'accidental' targeting and destruction of the facility, the terrorists no longer had access to IDF unit positions or movements.
Nobody can explain the coincidence...

So when a UN facility is accidently hit, I just naturally assume it was the terrorists that did the targeting and they are to blame.
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The Evil genie is out of the Bottle. It all began in 1967 when the Israeli Forces reclaimed all of Jerusalem but in a moment of weakness and misguided secular-Jewish largesse decided to allow the Muslim's Al Aksa Mosque to remain undisturbed on Temple Mount. Temple Mount is a Spiritual Vortex, given to the Jewish Nation to safeguard by the Holy ONE, the Omnipotent Force of all Forces in the Universe, with strict instructions as to what is allowed and forbidden on this most Awesome and powerful Spiritual Powerplant on planet earth.
The Jewish People have no Spiritual claim to the Holy Land when they do not fulfill their 'part of the bargain', that is, their G-d given responsibility under the Covenant to serve as
Custodians of the Mount. In effect, fulfilling that singular responsibility, more than any historical claims or 'legal' titles of ownership is what gives legitimacy to the Jewish possession of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
On a deep and subconscious spiritual level this truth is felt if not understood not only by the European Union and United Nations but particularly by our half brothers in the Muslim world who have rightfully concluded the weakness and spiritual faithlessness of the Jewish Nation in spurning G-d's Will. Their fraudulent possession of Temple Mount and the Israeli Government's complicity in reinforcing of this fraud by officially forbidding any Jewish prayer or even for Jews to set foot there has caused a world-shattering metaphysical imbalance, a short-circuit so to speak.
Since 1967 the cancer of Radical Islam has metastasized world-wide, threatening every civilization with physical and spiritual destruction. The 9-11 attacks, Violent terror attacks on non-Muslims, Islamic unrest and Sharia in Europe, everywhere Islam has a presence, the dread and unspeakable menace of two nuclear armed Islamic States, Pakistan and soon Iran, just to name a very few nightmares.
Is all this a coincidence? Is it a coincidence that all three major religions hold Jerusalem as sacred ground to be fought and died for? A coincidence that Jerusalem is never mentioned in Islam's holiest book, Koran, yet thousands of times in Jewish Scripture!
The truth is that nothing can stop this Cancer from spreading. Not Armed forces, Drone assassinations, Civil laws or security checkpoints. Not even the false panacea of a 'successful' political settlement with Arab Palestinians in Judea/Samaria for 'Palestinian' Statehood there will turn the tide and return the 'Genie' to the 'bottle'. Those are nothing but band-aids on soon-to-be terminal cancer. And more and more as the nations of the world, including formerly friendly ones in European Capitols and Washington D.C. Quietly have begun to openly question the merits, even the 'legitimacy' of the Jewish State, the situation facing Israel has become dire. Far worse than Iranian nukes is this other threat. Sadly, more and more American Jews have come to question Israeli status in that region. The BDS movement grows on American University campuses, most troubling as it now includes growing numbers of young liberal Jewish students, men and women.
Militarily, politically, philosophically, morally ...Israel is becoming weakened on many fronts. It is not certain the Jewish State can survive much longer under the expanded and multifaceted front.
Unless...The Jewish Nation will do what should have been done in 1967. Remove the Al Aksa from Temple Mount. We need not destroy it, for we Jews do not destroy. We are not a vindictive people even towards our enemies. This golden-domed edifice can be disassembled brick by brick, placed on flat bed trucks, hauled overland and presented as a gift to the Hashemite King as a goodwill gesture.
We must Restore balance to the spiritual vortex of this Awesome Temple Mount as was intended by the Holy ONE. There Is No Other Way. Yes, it will be painful. The region and world will bleed with Muslim fury and world-violence. For a while. And then, the cancer will die as the Genie of Spiritual imbalance is returned to the Bottle. There Is No Other Way. And Time Is Running Out.




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"The International Community" might as well be called Jew Haters R Us. Same for the creature in the White House and Jean Frankenstein Monster Kerry at the State Department. So why does Israel tie itself in knots trying to get the approval of these anti-semites? Israel, do what you have to do to destroy Hamas. And let Jew Haters R Us go hang.
12 weeks ago
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I was betting on 6-8 hours. Rats!!
13 weeks ago
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I think when Hamas read "72 hours", they thought it was "72 houris" and jumped at the chance to get their share...
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and the only reason that we don't see the Jewish dead, is that the rockets are being intercepted, and destroyed, and more than half the population is hiding in bomb shelters.

Sorry, Hamas declared war on Israel, broke the truce and the only humanitarian thing to do is destroy the enemy, bring them to the peace table, dictate the peace, and the bring prosperity to the area, much as the US did to help rebuild countries after WWII, and that turned enemies into allies.
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I'm just surprised the truce wasn't broken quicker.

When will people understand that any talk of truce is giving lucy the football, and asking charlie brown to kick it. A useless task.
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No big surprise here, is there? they just couldn't resist the temptation. Someone just didn't get the word about the cease-fire. Same old excuses. Time for Israel to clean out Gaza completely and resettle the Strip with Christians from Iraq and Syria.
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Pack the tunnels with C4, from one end to the other, and then detonate.
13 weeks ago
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saw a video of that, made me cry with joy.
13 weeks ago
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Just like the British mines blowing up Messines Ridge in 1916.
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Or like the Nazis burning certain humans in gas chambers?
12 weeks ago
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Better idea would be to pump the tunnels full with napalm, seal the Israel end, and light it off---see where the fire and smoke erupt in Gaza. Sure as shooting, the flames and smoke will rise from a school, hospital, mosque, frying everyone around---and sending a clear signal where the tunnel started.
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love your suggestion.
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The IDF has to write this guy off a KIA (yeah, I know, it goes against their code and it's heartless, but this is war) and go on with what they are doing. This is *far* larger in scope than just Israel getting to live in peace for a little while longer. This is the MB, Qutar, Turkey and ISIS vs the rest of the Arab world + Israel.
13 weeks ago
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The hamas violate the very truce they wanted in 90 minutes and the liberals start bemoaning the killing of civilians again. hamas fired rockets from a UN school for four days, the Israelis dropped leaflets, warned over loud speakers that they were going to bomb the place, and the hamas HID behind Palistinian women and children. For cripe sake, Israel took the rockets for FOUR DAYS!! What do you liberals expect??? If Mexico were to start lobbing rockets into the USA, would we take it?? HELL NO!!!
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Ummm, with the current commander in chief at the helm? Don't be so sure we wouldn't take it. We'd probably be forced to apologize for making them angry.
13 weeks ago
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We'd also have to resupply the rockets for free.
13 weeks ago
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Benton and Barry You need no other enemies than yourselves to turn all decent people against Israel with your inhuman comments
12 weeks ago
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All UN buildings are is nothing more than an Anti-Israeli military installation.

In Lebanon, the IDF 'accidently' targeted a UN outpost and destroyed it.

Oddly enough, the IDF had been required to report unit movement to the UN outpost, and by some strange coincidence, hezbollah found out almost immediately.

After the 'accidental' targeting and destruction of the facility, the terrorists no longer had access to IDF unit positions or movements.
Nobody can explain the coincidence...

So when a UN facility is accidently hit, I just naturally assume it was the terrorists that did the targeting and they are to blame.
13 weeks ago
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All Israeli apologists "naturally assume" that their holocaust in Gaza is the fault of their victims
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