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Eilat terror attack

  • IDF mum on Eilat attacks that justified Gaza bombing

    A reporter exposes an IDF investigation acknowledging that the Eilat attackers came from Sinai, not Gaza; the IDF has nothing to say on the matter Do you remember the Eilat attacks of two months back? How we were told, while the attack was still going on, that the attackers were the Popular Resistance Committees, and that therefore we have to attack Gaza? That such an attack took place, and also killed a child? Do you remember how, a month afterwards, we were quietly told that actually, all of the attackers were Sinai residents, not Gazans? So last weekend, without much…

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  • #J14 takes up cause of Gilad Shalit in a bid to keep momentum

    By: Liel Maghen and Aziz Abu Sarah It is a custom in Israel that people will forsake their social rights or economic demands in face of any security concerns and terror threats. The right wing in Israel had successfully presented security concerns as a justification to maintain the status quo on social issues. Thus, in the general public, the military budget cannot be questioned or even debated. Therefore, despite the new social movement claim to work on changing the priorities in Israel, they decided consciously to ignore the debate about security in order to keep the movement popular. Last week's…

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  • Implementing “shit bow” diplomacy in the Middle East

    Ever since the latest terror attack, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the Egyptian demand for Israel to apologize for shooting five of its soldiers during the chase after the terrorists. Israel probably could apologize, yes. As usual, it was trigger happy. But hey - how about some reciprocity? Wouldn’t it be nice if Egypt apologized for the lack security in Sinai since the fall of Mubarak? For the inaction on its part which is most probably the reason terrorists are taking over the peninsula? And what’s the deal with all this sudden need for apologies? First Turkey, now…

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  • Evidence undermines gov't's claim that terrorists were Gazans

    The Minister of Defense and the Prime Minister claim the terrorist attack last week came from Gaza. They have yet to provide any proof  – and the evidence looks dubious An unknown group carried out a combined attack from Sinai into Israel, hitting a number of targets. Six Israeli civilians were murdered and two soldiers were killed; so were seven of the terrorists and a number of Egyptian security personnel. While the attacks were carried out, Minister of Defense Ehud Barak quickly told the public the people responsible were the Popular Resistance Committee of the Gaza Strip; within hours the…

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