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  •  We should recall OUR ambassador (5+ / 0-)

    and make our displeasure very clear. We do not approve of naked Israeli aggression.

    How many innocent people will they kill this time?

    •  have we done that in the past re Israel? (1+ / 0-)
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    •  Naked???? (4+ / 0-)
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      volleyboy1, lostboyjim, dhonig, erush1345

      It is a much delayed response to hundreds of rocket attacks that started weeks ago.

      •  "hundreds"? try a lot less (0+ / 0-)

        and all those were in response to further israeli aggression against Palestine. and it still all boils down to the state of ethnic cleansing and genocide that exists in palestine now

        •  Try Hundreds - remember Google is your friend (1+ / 0-)
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          "'Touch it dude' - President Barack Obama"

          by volleyboy1 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:01:52 PM PST

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          •  source? (0+ / 0-)

            the IDF perchance?

            those are really reliable.

            •  Really? (3+ / 0-)
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              Of course you ignored my link from Reuters

              But here is a handy list:

              November 9

              In the afternoon, Palestinians fired two Qassam rockets into the Eshkol Regional Council, causing no injuries or damage.[293]

              November 10

              Palestinians fired 25 rockets at Ashkelon, Ashdod, Gan Yavne and other communities. The Iron Dome anti-rocket system intercepted at least one rocket aimed at Ashdod.[294]

              November 11

              Gazan terror groups fired over 100 rockets and mortars at Israeli cities and towns. A barrage against Sderot, timed to coincide with the morning commute to work, injured 3 people. One victim, physical education teacher Moshik Levy, was moderately wounded by shrapnel and glass from his car windshield which exploded in his face. A fourth person was injured while fleeing for cover, and five more people were treated for acute stress reaction. Two homes, one in Sderot and one in the Eshkol Regional Council, were damaged by direct rocket hits. United States Ambassador Dan Shapiro declared that his country "supports Israel’s right to defend itself and its citizens from these attacks."[294]

              November 14

              Following the Israeli targeted killing of Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari, Palestinian terrorists fired over 20 rockets at Israeli cities. For the first time, a Grad missile was fired toward Dimona, home to Israel's Negev Nuclear Research Center. Seventeen Grad missiles were fired at Beersheba. One rocket directly hit a store in the city, lightly injuring one woman. Another exploded into a car, setting it on fire. Several other buildings were reportedly damaged. Additional rockets were launched at Ashkelon and the Eshkol Regional Council. The Iron Dome defense system intercepted some 15 rockets. Israeli authorities asked residents within range of rocket fire to remain within 15 seconds of a bomb shelter at all times. Municipalities in the region, including those of Beersheba, Ashdod and Ashkelon, cancelled school for the following day.[295][296]

              You know that sometimes Reality has a bit of a bias. (/snark).  Show me your source that says only single digits of rockets landed in Southern Israel. Please.

              You are certainly entitled to your own opinions but you sure as hell are not entitled to your facts.

              Just Sayin'

              "'Touch it dude' - President Barack Obama"

              by volleyboy1 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 06:10:08 PM PST

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