By Wyatt Earp | December 28, 2008
It’s about damned time. How many times does Israel need to sit back and tolerate rocket attacks from Gaza?
GAZA CITY — Israeli jets pounded Hamas targets in Gaza and Hamas militants launched more rockets into Israel, as Palestinian security sources said Sunday that at least 277 people had been killed and hundreds wounded.
Israel will call up 7,000 reserve soldiers, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said during the weekly Cabinet meeting. He told ministers he planned to present the measure to two Knesset committees, which must approve the action.
Meanwhile, Israeli ground troops and tanks were deployed around Gaza. There is no indication of a ground operation inside Gaza, but a senior military official said the air raids would continue and that troops around Gaza will “be activated if needed.”
The U.N. called for a halt to hostilities, but Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said at the Cabinet meeting that the operation “is liable to continue for some time, perhaps more than can be foreseen at the present time.” (H/T - CNN)
Of course the U.N. called for a halt to the hostilities. they have no interest in seeing Israel decimate these terrorists bastards. It’s counterproductive to their efforts. In the meantime, the U.N. will follow standard operating procedure:
1. Blame the Jews.
2. Blame the United States.
I give Barak tremendous credit for basically telling the U.N. and the Palestinians to go frak themselves. I wish President Bush would do the same.