Israel and Hamas exchange over 150 rockets and 140 air strikes

Israel has launched air strikes that hit over 140 military targets on Gaza after Hamas militants fired over 150 rockets into Israel.

The Israeli air force hit more than 140 military targets across 20 sites in Gaza. Target included a factory for manufacturing facilities, training complexes, a maritime tunnel shaft, and other sites.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said least 100150 rockets were launched from Gaza toward Israel, with rocket alarms ringing into the early hours of the morning. Twenty rockets were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome aerial defense system, while most others landed in open fields in southern Israel.

The fighting Wednesday left three Palestinians dead in Gaza, including a mother and her young daughter, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, with injuries reported in Israel and Gaza.

Escalation seems likely

Former Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren urged Israel to begin another operation in Gaza.

“It is inconceivable that Israeli citizens spend the night in reinforced rooms while Hamas commanders are walking freely,” Oren wrote on a tweet Thursday morning.

“I call for a return of Operation Protective Edge immediately!”

102 thoughts on “Israel and Hamas exchange over 150 rockets and 140 air strikes”

  1. Jews said the same in 1930 about German money. Then the thieves ended up in a chimney in Auschiwtz Really. some people never learn Drat

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  2. Jews said the same in 1930 about German money. Then the thieves ended up in a chimney in Auschiwtz Really. some people never learn Drat

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  3. Was this someone sockpuppeting you Matheus, or are you seriously going to go from anti-western, pro-Taliban vegan all the way down to pro-holocaust?

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  4. I’ll bet the main stream media regret* inventing the term “fake news”. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Even if your rival is also in a glass house. And in this case, the established MSM had huge, 50 room, glass mansions while the startup independents had little lean-tos made of an old windshield leaning against a tree. Who had the most to lose if the population started to question the veracity of news reports? *Actually, “regret” assumes pattern recognition capabilities and the ability to admit one has made a mistake.

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  5. Was this someone sockpuppeting you Matheus or are you seriously going to go from anti-western pro-Taliban vegan all the way down to pro-holocaust?

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  6. I’ll bet the main stream media regret* inventing the term fake news””.People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Even if your rival is also in a glass house. And in this case”” the established MSM had huge 50 room glass mansions while the startup independents had little lean-tos made of an old windshield leaning against a tree. Who had the most to lose if the population started to question the veracity of news reports?*Actually”” “”””regret”””” assumes pattern recognition capabilities and the ability to admit one has made a mistake.”””

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  7. There are very few “harmless” areas in a packed country like Israel And Iran rockets are much better engineered than Hamas

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  8. There are very few harmless”” areas in a packed country like Israel And Iran rockets are much better engineered than Hamas”””

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  9. O maybe it is just Israel who learned from the Nazis how to deal with other countries. They may well end up like the Nazis, though..

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  10. O maybe it is just Israel who learned from the Nazis how to deal with other countries. They may well end up like the Nazis though..

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  11. Yeah, you need a NAR level three certification to fly hobby rockets with candy propellant in the USA. I’ve made small batches of it (grams) but shelved that endeavor when I found out that the certification process was not particularly casual.

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  12. Yeah you need a NAR level three certification to fly hobby rockets with candy propellant in the USA. I’ve made small batches of it (grams) but shelved that endeavor when I found out that the certification process was not particularly casual.

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  13. Not quite pipes, but according to Wikipedia you’re not wrong. “Caramel Candy” fueled, *with explosive warheads*, and no guidance system. As they’re terror weapons, guidance systems would be redundant.

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  14. Not quite pipes but according to Wikipedia you’re not wrong. Caramel Candy”” fueled”” *with explosive warheads* and no guidance system.As they’re terror weapons”” guidance systems would be redundant.”””

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  15. Fake news: Turns out Palestinian “reporter” claim that a pregnant mother and two year old child were killed by Israel was false. Pic of cute two year old was lifted from Instagram. The 11 Israeli citizens injured seem to be real, however.

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  16. Fake news: Turns out Palestinian reporter”” claim that a pregnant mother and two year old child were killed by Israel was false. Pic of cute two year old was lifted from Instagram.The 11 Israeli citizens injured seem to be real”””” however.”””

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  17. No, you’ve misunderstood. NBF isn’t about next big technology. It’s next big future. ie. what will determine what life will be like in future decades. To claim that wars in the middle east will not affect life in the future is a big step. It’s possible. With sufficient alternative supplies of oil. And non-oil based transport tech. The world may be able to let the middle east eat itself while we get on with our lives. But at this point we aren’t there yet. In 2018, a big middle eastern war still sends the price of oil shooting up, and hence affects everything from inflation, to automotive tech developments, to relationships between China and the USA.

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  18. No you’ve misunderstood.NBF isn’t about next big technology. It’s next big future. ie. what will determine what life will be like in future decades.To claim that wars in the middle east will not affect life in the future is a big step. It’s possible. With sufficient alternative supplies of oil. And non-oil based transport tech. The world may be able to let the middle east eat itself while we get on with our lives. But at this point we aren’t there yet. In 2018 a big middle eastern war still sends the price of oil shooting up and hence affects everything from inflation to automotive tech developments to relationships between China and the USA.

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  19. They do not waste interceptor missiles on incoming rockets that tracking indicates will fall into a harmless area. Those Iron Dome interceptors are not cheap.

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  20. They do not waste interceptor missiles on incoming rockets that tracking indicates will fall into a harmless area.Those Iron Dome interceptors are not cheap.

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  21. So theIron Dome does not work, right? 25 intercepted out of 150 and we are talking about Hamas rockets not Iran missiles With vastly improved Iran missiles if any it would be zero or one intercepted out of 150 Go figure ..

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  22. So theIron Dome does not work right? 25 intercepted out of 150 and we are talking about Hamas rockets not Iran missiles With vastly improved Iran missiles if any it would be zero or one intercepted out of 150 Go figure ..

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  23. Er, the Iranian missile sites in Syria got crushed by the Israelis earlier. They are a greater threat than the more primitive stuff in Gaza. When and if Iran gets nukes, look for direct strikes into Iran.

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  24. Er the Iranian missile sites in Syria got crushed by the Israelis earlier. They are a greater threat than the more primitive stuff in Gaza.When and if Iran gets nukes look for direct strikes into Iran.

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  25. Now I think the Israeli whack for tat responses are generally effective and I’m not going to question the use of overwhelming force on their part. I do take offense to the way the Palestinian ‘weapons’ are described. These rockets are home-built and less precise than mortars. I don’t understand why the Palestinians launch them just to get a big whopping SmackDown.

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  26. Now I think the Israeli whack for tat responses are generally effective and I’m not going to question the use of overwhelming force on their part. I do take offense to the way the Palestinian ‘weapons’ are described. These rockets are home-built and less precise than mortars. I don’t understand why the Palestinians launch them just to get a big whopping SmackDown.

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  27. So sad that terrorists are still active in this world And most countries are turning a blind eye to terror Time to Iran to do something, manufacture and test a few nukes, point them to Tel Aviv and them flood Palestine with Ak47 Palestinians need to be able to defend themselves from terror

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  28. So sad that terrorists are still active in this world And most countries are turning a blind eye to terror Time to Iran to do something manufacture and test a few nukes point them to Tel Aviv and them flood Palestine with Ak47 Palestinians need to be able to defend themselves from terror

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  29. This is not a “Next Big Future” type article. Unless there is a new technology being used this article should appear in a current events or military website. One might as well post the “Police Blotter” on Next Big Future!

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  30. This is not a Next Big Future”” type article. Unless there is a new technology being used this article should appear in a current events or military website. One might as well post the “”””Police Blotter”””” on Next Big Future!”””

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  31. I’ll bet the main stream media regret* inventing the term “fake news”.

    People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Even if your rival is also in a glass house. And in this case, the established MSM had huge, 50 room, glass mansions while the startup independents had little lean-tos made of an old windshield leaning against a tree. Who had the most to lose if the population started to question the veracity of news reports?

    *Actually, “regret” assumes pattern recognition capabilities and the ability to admit one has made a mistake.

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  32. Yeah, you need a NAR level three certification to fly hobby rockets with candy propellant in the USA. I’ve made small batches of it (grams) but shelved that endeavor when I found out that the certification process was not particularly casual.

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  33. Not quite pipes, but according to Wikipedia you’re not wrong. “Caramel Candy” fueled, *with explosive warheads*, and no guidance system.

    As they’re terror weapons, guidance systems would be redundant.

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  34. Fake news: Turns out Palestinian “reporter” claim that a pregnant mother and two year old child were killed by Israel was false. Pic of cute two year old was lifted from Instagram.

    The 11 Israeli citizens injured seem to be real, however.

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  35. No, you’ve misunderstood.
    NBF isn’t about next big technology. It’s next big future. ie. what will determine what life will be like in future decades.
    To claim that wars in the middle east will not affect life in the future is a big step.
    It’s possible. With sufficient alternative supplies of oil. And non-oil based transport tech. The world may be able to let the middle east eat itself while we get on with our lives. But at this point we aren’t there yet.
    In 2018, a big middle eastern war still sends the price of oil shooting up, and hence affects everything from inflation, to automotive tech developments, to relationships between China and the USA.

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  36. So theIron Dome does not work, right?
    25 intercepted out of 150
    and we are talking about Hamas rockets not Iran missiles
    With vastly improved Iran missiles if any it would be zero or one intercepted out of 150 Go figure ..

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  37. Er, the Iranian missile sites in Syria got crushed by the Israelis earlier. They are a greater threat than the more primitive stuff in Gaza.

    When and if Iran gets nukes, look for direct strikes into Iran.

    Reply
  38. Now I think the Israeli whack for tat responses are generally effective and I’m not going to question the use of overwhelming force on their part. I do take offense to the way the Palestinian ‘weapons’ are described. These rockets are home-built and less precise than mortars. I don’t understand why the Palestinians launch them just to get a big whopping SmackDown.

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  39. So sad that terrorists are still active in this world
    And most countries are turning a blind eye to terror
    Time to Iran to do something, manufacture and test a few nukes, point them to Tel Aviv and them flood Palestine with Ak47
    Palestinians need to be able to defend themselves from terror

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  40. This is not a “Next Big Future” type article. Unless there is a new technology being used this article should appear in a current events or military website. One might as well post the “Police Blotter” on Next Big Future!

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