November 23, 2012

In Spite Of The Ceasefire, Troops Remain On High Alert In Israel

In spite of the ceasefire brokered by Egypt between Israel and Hamas, tensions remain high and with good reason. More than 20 rockets have been launched at towns in southern Israel after the ceasefire and sporadic small arms firefights took place along the border.

Below, rockets being fired from Gaza into Israel.

The latest clash occurred earlier today (23 Nov) when a group of seemingly innocent civilians opened fired on an IDF patrol that was monitoring the border. The “civilians” ran and hid inside a farmer’s house. The IDF did not engage in order not to hurt the farmers.

Reservists are still on high alert. In the video below, young soldiers entertaining the reservists that are still waiting at a ready.


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  • ufridman

    BTW, here's a really good video that explains in 11 minutes the whole history and the why's of the Middle East conflict between Israel and the Palestinians http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7ByJb7QQ9U

  • Contagio

    @Txazz Yes, our Founders were brilliant men and I believe that they understood human nature all too well.  I believe that both Washington and Adams mentioned morality being indispensable to our form of government.  Although it almost seems that the tyranny of the minority has taken hold here.

  • Contagio

    @Txazz I saw mention of that in the JPost (I think). Drives me crazy that we send money to these bad actors.  My Congress-critter once told us at a Tea Party meeting that ALL foreign aid is tied into one giant pool so voting against sending aid would mean voting against sending any aid at all.  Interesting thought and I am torn on the whole thing to begin with.

  • Txazz

    a ps:  Let's keep in mind America was was designed to be a Republic so that a Democracy (rule of the majority) could not force the minority into servitude.

  • Txazz

    @Contagio A gold star for your article, C - excellent and gives the Western mind an explanation of democracy in the mideast.    On to another interesting article.  Americans in Israel sue the State Department and SOS H Clinton for funding Palestinian terrorists.  You won't see this in MSM. http://www.timesofisrael.com/americans-in-israel-sue-united-states-for-funding-palestinian-terrorism