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Israel authorizes the military call up of 40,000 reserve troops

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
7/8/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Rockets and airstrikes bombard both sides of Gaza strip

A rocket fired at Tel Aviv from Palestinian was intercepted on July 8, and Israeli troops killed militants that attempted to storm into Israeli territory, Israel's military reported.

Israeli Defense Force soldiers killed several Hamas militants who attacked a military base north of Gaza.

Israeli Defense Force soldiers killed several Hamas militants who attacked a military base north of Gaza.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
7/8/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: International, Middle East, Israel


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - These events have marked a dramatic escalation of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, as people on both sides of the conflict face death from the air.

The violence in Israel should be replaced by the brotherhood of God.

Militants fired more than 130 rockets at Israeli civilians, Israeli officials reported, while Palestinians claimed that 15 people were killed by Israeli airstrikes targeting militants. Officials from Israel claim that they targeted over 150 sites in Gaza which hosted terrorists and militants.

Rockets launched by Hamas from Gaza are powerful enough to reach 3.5 million Israeli citizens and on Twitter, the Israeli Defense Forces posted that "Hamas will pay a heavy price for its vicious attacks on millions of Israeli civilians."

"No nation would accept constant rocket fire. Neither will we," the IDF continued. "Retaliations are coming, it is a matter of time."

There is the distinct possibility that Israeli troops will make incursions into Gaza. The Cabinet authorized the military to call up 40,000 troops if needed-10,000 more than were called up during Israel's offensive into Gaza back in November of 2012.

Hamas has claimed responsibility for sending militants into Israeli territory on July 8. Hamas-controlled television reported "from the heart of the battlefield," that a group of "commandos" were "conducting its duties in Zikim Zionist military base according to plan."

Zikim lies north of Gaza and south of the Israeli city of Ashkelon. The group of militants tried to enter Zikim through the water, Israeli media reported.

"Four terrorists were killed," said Lt. Col. Peter Lemer, a military spokesman. "Two by infantry, one by air force, one by navy. They were armed with Kalashnikovs and hand grenades."

One Israeli soldier was lightly wounded during the fighting.

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