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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 10,739
    Canada supplies weaponry to Israel and financial aid to the Palestinians…for all I know the financial aid given to Palestinians  is used to buy weapons…
    Give Peas A Chance…
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,748
     
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    MAY 13, 2021, 12:02 PM

    ICC prosecutor warns against crimes in escalating Israel-Palestinian violence

    Anthony Deutsch, Stephanie van den Berg

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (Reuters) - Individuals involved in a new eruption of Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed may be targeted by an International Criminal Court investigation now under way into alleged war crimes in earlier bouts of the conflict, its top prosecutor said in an interview.

    FILE PHOTO: Public Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda attends the trial for Malian Islamist militant Al-Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud at the ICC (International Criminal Court) in the Hague, the Netherlands July 8, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Plevier/Pool

    The ICC’s Fatou Bensouda told Reuters she would press ahead with her inquiry even without the cooperation of Israel, which accuses her office of anti-Semitic bias and - like its closest ally the United States - rejected membership in the treaty-based court, objecting to its jurisdiction.Israel and Palestinian Islamist groups plunged this week into their fiercest round of fighting since 2014, with punishing Israeli air strikes on Gaza and militants based in the densely populated enclave firing over 1,600 rockets into Israel. At least 83 Palestinians and seven Israelis have died.

    “These are events that we are looking at very seriously,” Bensouda said. “We are monitoring very closely and I remind that an investigation has opened and the evolution of these events could also be something we look at.”

    In March her office said it was opening a formal investigation into suspected war crimes in the conflict after nearly five years of preliminary inquiries.

    It said it had reasonable basis to believe offences had been committed by both the Israeli military and Palestinian armed groups, including militants of the Hamas group, in the Gaza Strip and in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

    “This is just to alert people on all sides not to escalate, to be careful to avoid taking actions that will result in the commission of (war) crimes,” Bensouda said in a reference to the current hostilities.

    The ICC, based in The Hague, is an independent, permanent war crimes court that succeeded ad hoc U.N. tribunals which tackled the 1990s Rwandan genocide and Yugoslav conflict. It prosecutes individuals, not countries, when a member state is unwilling or unable to do so itself.

    ‘POLITICALLY FRAUGHT’ INVESTIGATION

    The ICC is examining whether Israeli forces committed war crimes - including disproportionate attacks and wilful killings of civilians - during the 2014 Gaza war when Israeli armoured forces swept into the heavily urbanised enclave.

    It is also probing whether Hamas, which rules Gaza, and other Palestinian armed factions carried out intentional attacks on civilians with rocket fire into Israel, as well as torture and killings of Palestinians by Palestinian security services.

    While the investigation is “politically fraught”, Bensouda said, she denied accusations by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that her office was biased, or was singling out the state of Israel.

    “It is regrettable and indeed unfortunate that these are the reactions that the prime minister would have. This is far from the truth,” said Bensouda, a Gambian who will be replaced by Britain’s Karim Khan when her nine-year term ends next month.

    Bensouda said the decision to pursue the investigation was anchored “in the law”, not politics.

    “There is a lot of rhetoric. There is also unfortunately a lot of misinformation about what this case is and what it is not...And there is a lot of spinning about the ICC, trying to portray (it) as being biased, one-sided...which is not the case. We are always very impartial. We are always very objective.”

    Bensouda said her investigators met regularly with Israeli and Palestinian officials about the ICC’s preliminary inquiries to create transparency and give both sides a fair opportunity to present their positions.

    “This is perhaps even more complex than what we have faced before,” Bensouda said, “but yes, at the moment there are signs there will be no cooperation whatsoever from one side..., and (we) will have to look for a way to deal with that.”

    The Palestinian Authority, which exercises self-rule in parts of the West Bank but has no power in Gaza, is an ICC member and has repeatedly urged it to prosecute Israelis over alleged crimes in wars in 2014 and 2008-09.

    More than 2,100 Palestinians were killed in the seven-week Gaza war in 2014, which saw a devastating Israeli offensive into the enclave during which thousands of homes were razed, along with 73 Israelis from rockets fired out of Gaza into Israel.

    This time around, many more Gaza rockets are crashing into Israel’s commercial heartland, while Israel said it had bombed close to a thousand militant targets in Gaza and has massed tanks and troops along the enclave’s border.

    Asked about the ICC investigation, Israel military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus said Israeli forces were “committed to international law” and that Hamas militants should be prosecuted.

    “Hamas is a globally recognised terrorist organisation that should be held accountable for its crimes, its blatant disregard for human life,” he told Reuters.

    Israel launched its offensive after Hamas fired rockets at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in retaliation for Israeli police clashes with Palestinians near al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

    In Gaza, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said Palestinian militant groups were carrying out a “natural right of self-defence” and it was Israeli leaders the ICC should prosecute.

    “Our people are the victims of the aggression conducted by the Israeli occupation, which is carrying out all forms of killing and terrorism against our people,” he told Reuters.

    Reporting by Anthony Deutsch and Stephanie van den Berg; Additional reporting by Stephen Farrell and Zainah El-Haroun in Jerusalem, Nidal al-Mughrabi in Gaza; editing by Mark Heinrich


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  • Drowned OutDrowned Out Posts: 6,056
    How’s it going AMT?  Been a minute.  

    This was sent to me by another person that used to frequent this board.  

    Roger Waters just called Eddie Vedder out, by name, for being ‘everyone’s hero, always saying and doing the right thing, until you ask him to stand shoulder to shoulder’ in political struggle. This was in reference to the occupation of Palestine, and the efforts of the Israeli lobby in America...

    Can this settle the Milton Keynes debate? Do we need anymore evidence that Eddie backed down from his true feelings after that rant?  Still disappoints me.

    skip to 1:05ish

    https://youtu.be/6NliiXco9_g
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 33,221
    How’s it going AMT?  Been a minute.  

    This was sent to me by another person that used to frequent this board.  

    Roger Waters just called Eddie Vedder out, by name, for being ‘everyone’s hero, always saying and doing the right thing, until you ask him to stand shoulder to shoulder’ in political struggle. This was in reference to the occupation of Palestine, and the efforts of the Israeli lobby in America...

    Can this settle the Milton Keynes debate? Do we need anymore evidence that Eddie backed down from his true feelings after that rant?  Still disappoints me.

    skip to 1:05ish

    https://youtu.be/6NliiXco9_g
    if I had the "fan experience" that Ed has had over the years, I'd back the fuck down from that too. It doesn't disappoint me in the least. 
    I think I'll move to Australia


  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,748
    How’s it going AMT?  Been a minute.  

    This was sent to me by another person that used to frequent this board.  

    Roger Waters just called Eddie Vedder out, by name, for being ‘everyone’s hero, always saying and doing the right thing, until you ask him to stand shoulder to shoulder’ in political struggle. This was in reference to the occupation of Palestine, and the efforts of the Israeli lobby in America...

    Can this settle the Milton Keynes debate? Do we need anymore evidence that Eddie backed down from his true feelings after that rant?  Still disappoints me.

    skip to 1:05ish

    https://youtu.be/6NliiXco9_g

    were they his true feelings? starts there doesn't it?
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 26,851
    How’s it going AMT?  Been a minute.  

    This was sent to me by another person that used to frequent this board.  

    Roger Waters just called Eddie Vedder out, by name, for being ‘everyone’s hero, always saying and doing the right thing, until you ask him to stand shoulder to shoulder’ in political struggle. This was in reference to the occupation of Palestine, and the efforts of the Israeli lobby in America...

    Can this settle the Milton Keynes debate? Do we need anymore evidence that Eddie backed down from his true feelings after that rant?  Still disappoints me.

    skip to 1:05ish

    https://youtu.be/6NliiXco9_g
    if I had the "fan experience" that Ed has had over the years, I'd back the fuck down from that too. It doesn't disappoint me in the least. 
    ...explain?
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 26,851
    Oh... Roger Waters really calls Eddie out there...
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 20,225
    How’s it going AMT?  Been a minute.  

    This was sent to me by another person that used to frequent this board.  

    Roger Waters just called Eddie Vedder out, by name, for being ‘everyone’s hero, always saying and doing the right thing, until you ask him to stand shoulder to shoulder’ in political struggle. This was in reference to the occupation of Palestine, and the efforts of the Israeli lobby in America...

    Can this settle the Milton Keynes debate? Do we need anymore evidence that Eddie backed down from his true feelings after that rant?  Still disappoints me.

    skip to 1:05ish

    https://youtu.be/6NliiXco9_g
    i saw that too.

    could it be that he backed down, or was he referring to some other government dropping down bombs around that time?

    i would need to go review the concert footage because it has been a long time since i have watched it.
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    "Well, you tell him that I don't talk to suckas."
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 26,851
    How’s it going AMT?  Been a minute.  

    This was sent to me by another person that used to frequent this board.  

    Roger Waters just called Eddie Vedder out, by name, for being ‘everyone’s hero, always saying and doing the right thing, until you ask him to stand shoulder to shoulder’ in political struggle. This was in reference to the occupation of Palestine, and the efforts of the Israeli lobby in America...

    Can this settle the Milton Keynes debate? Do we need anymore evidence that Eddie backed down from his true feelings after that rant?  Still disappoints me.

    skip to 1:05ish

    https://youtu.be/6NliiXco9_g
    i saw that too.

    could it be that he backed down, or was he referring to some other government dropping down bombs around that time?

    i would need to go review the concert footage because it has been a long time since i have watched it.
    What has the MIlton Keyes shjow to do with what Roger Waters said? Or did I now watch far enough?
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 20,225
    How’s it going AMT?  Been a minute.  

    This was sent to me by another person that used to frequent this board.  

    Roger Waters just called Eddie Vedder out, by name, for being ‘everyone’s hero, always saying and doing the right thing, until you ask him to stand shoulder to shoulder’ in political struggle. This was in reference to the occupation of Palestine, and the efforts of the Israeli lobby in America...

    Can this settle the Milton Keynes debate? Do we need anymore evidence that Eddie backed down from his true feelings after that rant?  Still disappoints me.

    skip to 1:05ish

    https://youtu.be/6NliiXco9_g
    i saw that too.

    could it be that he backed down, or was he referring to some other government dropping down bombs around that time?

    i would need to go review the concert footage because it has been a long time since i have watched it.
    What has the MIlton Keyes shjow to do with what Roger Waters said? Or did I now watch far enough?
    from what i remember ed called out the israeli government and appeared to speak up in defense of palestinians. again, i have not watched in a few years so would need to refresh.
    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.- Hemingway

    "Well, you tell him that I don't talk to suckas."
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 20,225
    edited May 2021
    How’s it going AMT?  Been a minute.  

    This was sent to me by another person that used to frequent this board.  

    Roger Waters just called Eddie Vedder out, by name, for being ‘everyone’s hero, always saying and doing the right thing, until you ask him to stand shoulder to shoulder’ in political struggle. This was in reference to the occupation of Palestine, and the efforts of the Israeli lobby in America...

    Can this settle the Milton Keynes debate? Do we need anymore evidence that Eddie backed down from his true feelings after that rant?  Still disappoints me.

    skip to 1:05ish

    https://youtu.be/6NliiXco9_g
    i saw that too.

    could it be that he backed down, or was he referring to some other government dropping down bombs around that time?

    i would need to go review the concert footage because it has been a long time since i have watched it.
    What has the MIlton Keyes shjow to do with what Roger Waters said? Or did I now watch far enough?
    sorry double post. he appeared to call out israeli government though. need to rewatch though.
    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.- Hemingway

    "Well, you tell him that I don't talk to suckas."
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 33,221
    edited May 2021
    How’s it going AMT?  Been a minute.  

    This was sent to me by another person that used to frequent this board.  

    Roger Waters just called Eddie Vedder out, by name, for being ‘everyone’s hero, always saying and doing the right thing, until you ask him to stand shoulder to shoulder’ in political struggle. This was in reference to the occupation of Palestine, and the efforts of the Israeli lobby in America...

    Can this settle the Milton Keynes debate? Do we need anymore evidence that Eddie backed down from his true feelings after that rant?  Still disappoints me.

    skip to 1:05ish

    https://youtu.be/6NliiXco9_g
    i saw that too.

    could it be that he backed down, or was he referring to some other government dropping down bombs around that time?

    i would need to go review the concert footage because it has been a long time since i have watched it.
    What has the MIlton Keyes shjow to do with what Roger Waters said? Or did I now watch far enough?
    sorry double post. he appeared to call out israeli government though. need to rewatch though.
    actually I thought he just called for both sides to stop fighting, didn't he?

    edit: I just watched it. you're right, He was obviously addressing the Israeli side. he also called out the US government for sending tax dollars and they turn around and bomb children. 
    Post edited by HughFreakingDillon on
    I think I'll move to Australia


  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 6,007
    Rant starts about 4:10.


  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 20,225
    Hobbes said:
    Rant starts about 4:10.


    my computer is telling me the video is blocked.

    interesting.
    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.- Hemingway

    "Well, you tell him that I don't talk to suckas."
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 26,851
    Hobbes said:
    Rant starts about 4:10.


    my computer is telling me the video is blocked.

    interesting.
    Are you in Israel at the moment?
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 20,225
    Hobbes said:
    Rant starts about 4:10.


    my computer is telling me the video is blocked.

    interesting.
    Are you in Israel at the moment?
    no in usa. it says pearl jam has blocked it.
    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.- Hemingway

    "Well, you tell him that I don't talk to suckas."
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 20,225
    nevermind. i am trying to watch the imbed on this forum. i can look it up on youtube on my phone. 

    will watch it later when i have a bit more time.
    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.- Hemingway

    "Well, you tell him that I don't talk to suckas."
  • Drowned OutDrowned Out Posts: 6,056
    Ya this happened at the same time the ‘PJ play Israel’ campaign was in full swing.  A lot of Israel’s supporters on this board simultaneously denied Ed was talking about Israel, while getting indignant and defensive about his comments. 

    Shortly after Milton Keynes, roger waters mentioned that Palestine had the support of prominent musicians who were afraid to speak up due to the impacts to their careers it would have to incur the wrath of the Israeli lobby.  RW’s comments yesterday indicated that Ed was one of these artists. So RW is calling him out for not putting his money where his mouth is. 

    The one wildcard here is that the rest of the band (or specific member(s)) may have asked Ed not to wade too deeply into these waters after his rant.  
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 26,851
     Or WAters comment has nothing to do with what Eddie said in 2014...

    It could have been a thing Waters wanted Ed to join in on, and Eddie declined... or whatever reason...
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • Drowned OutDrowned Out Posts: 6,056
    edited May 2021
     Or WAters comment has nothing to do with what Eddie said in 2014...

    It could have been a thing Waters wanted Ed to join in on, and Eddie declined... or whatever reason...
    Maybe, maybe not.  RW is specifically calling Ed out over Israel in yesterday’s comments - not just a random ‘thing’.  So does my speculation about whether or not it’s related to Milton Keynes even matter?  Not sure of your point. 

    Post edited by Drowned Out on
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 26,851
     Or WAters comment has nothing to do with what Eddie said in 2014...

    It could have been a thing Waters wanted Ed to join in on, and Eddie declined... or whatever reason...
    Maybe, maybe not.  RW is specifically calling Ed out over Israel in yesterday’s comments - not just a random ‘thing’.  So does my speculation about whether or not it’s related to Milton Keynes even matter?  Not sure of your point. 

    Never said it was a random thing
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • EdsonNascimentoEdsonNascimento Posts: 5,505
     Or WAters comment has nothing to do with what Eddie said in 2014...

    It could have been a thing Waters wanted Ed to join in on, and Eddie declined... or whatever reason...
    Proud of Ed being somewhat educated.  Roger Waters is an idiot.

    Loving Biden now. Probably inadvertently, but he unleashed the Beast.  Let's be done with the terrorists in the Middle East that is holding the rest of the globe hostage.

    Regardless, props to Biden. He's the man!
    Sorry. The world doesn't work the way you tell it to.
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 26,748
     
    West Bank erupts in protest amid more Israel-Hamas fighting
    By FARES AKRAM and LEE KEATH
    36 mins ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Turmoil from the battle between Israel and Hamas spilled over into the West Bank on Friday, sparking the most widespread Palestinian protests in years as hundreds of young demonstrators in multiple towns clashed with Israeli troops, who shot and killed at least 11 people.

    Israel's bombardment of the Gaza Strip continued into early Saturday, when an airstrike on a house in Gaza City killed at least seven Palestinians — the highest number of fatalities in a single hit. That strike came a day after a furious overnight barrage of tank fire and airstrikes that wreaked destruction in some towns, killed a family of six in their house and sent thousands fleeing their homes.

    The Israeli military said the operation involved 160 warplanes dropping some 80 tons of explosives over the course of 40 minutes and succeeded in destroying a network of tunnels used by Hamas to elude airstrikes and surveillance.

    Israel appeared determined to inflict as much damage as possible on Gaza’s Hamas rulers before international efforts for a cease-fire accelerated. Since Monday night, Hamas has fired hundreds of rockets into Israel, which has pounded the Gaza Strip with strikes. In Gaza, at least 126 people have been killed, including 31 children and 20 women; in Israel, seven people have been killed, including a 6-year-old boy and a soldier.

    Houda Ouda said she and her extended family ran frantically into their home in the Gaza town of Beit Hanoun, seeking safety as the earth shook in the darkness.

    “We even did not dare to look from the window to know what is being hit,” she said. When daylight came, she saw the destruction: streets cratered, buildings crushed or with facades blown off, an olive tree burned bare, dust covering everything.

    The latest airstrike targeted a three-story house on the edge of a refugee camp. Said Alghoul, who lives nearby, said Israeli warplanes dropped at least three bombs on the home without warning residents in advance.

    “I could not endure and ran back to my home,” he said. Rescuers called a bulldozer to dig through the rubble for survivors or bodies.

    Shortly afterward, Hamas said it fired a salvo of rockets at southern Israel in response to the airstrike.

    The conflict, which was sparked by tensions in Jerusalem during the past month, has reverberated widely. Israeli cities with mixed Arab and Jewish populations have seen daily violence, with mobs from each community clashing and trashing each other’s property. New clashes broke out Friday in the coastal city of Acre.

    In the occupied West Bank, on the outskirts of Ramallah, Nablus and other towns and cities, hundreds of Palestinians protested against the Gaza campaign and Israeli actions in Jerusalem. Waving Palestinian flags, they trucked in tires that they set up in burning barricades and hurled stones at Israeli soldiers. At least 10 protesters were shot and killed by soldiers. An 11th Palestinian was killed when he tried to stab a soldier at a military position.

    In east Jerusalem, online video showed young Jewish nationalists firing pistols as they traded volleys of stone with Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, which became a flashpoint for tensions over attempts by settlers to forcibly evict a number of Palestinian families from their homes.

    On Israel's northern border, troops opened fire when a group of Lebanese and Palestinian protesters on the other side cut through the border fence and briefly crossed. One Lebanese was killed. Three rockets were fired toward Israel from neighboring Syria, but they either landed in Syrian territory or in empty areas, Israeli media said. It was not immediately known who fired them.

    The spiraling violence has raised fears of a new Palestinian “intifada,” or uprising, at a time when the peace process has been virtually nonexistent for years. The tensions began in east Jerusalem earlier this month, with Palestinian protests against the Sheikh Jarrah evictions and Israeli police measures at Al-Aqsa Mosque, a frequent flashpoint located on a mount in the Old City revered by Muslims and Jews.

    Hamas fired rockets toward Jerusalem late Monday, in an apparent attempt to present itself as the champion of the protesters. In the conflict that spiraled from there, Israel says it wants to inflict as much damage as it can on Hamas’ military infrastructure in Gaza.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that Hamas would “pay a very heavy price” for its rocket attacks. Israel called up 9,000 reservists Thursday to join its troops massed at the Gaza border.

    An Egyptian intelligence official said Israel had turned down an Egyptian proposal for a one-year cease-fire that Hamas had accepted. The official, who was close to Egypt’s talks with both sides, spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the internal negotiations.

    On Friday, the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Israel-Palestinian affairs, Hady Amr, arrived in Israel as part of an attempt by Washington to de-escalate the conflict.

    U.S. President Joe Biden gave a show of support to Netanyahu in a call a day earlier, saying “there has not been a significant overreaction” in Israel’s response to Hamas rockets. He said the aim is to get a “significant reduction in attacks, particularly rocket attacks.”

    Hamas has fired some 2,000 rockets toward Israel since Monday, according to the Israeli military. Most have been intercepted by anti-missile defenses, but they have brought life to a standstill in southern Israeli cities, caused disruptions at airports and have set off air raid sirens in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

    Rafat Tanani, his pregnant wife and four children, ages 7 and under, were killed after an Israeli warplane reduced their four-story apartment building to rubble in the neighboring town of Beit Lahia, residents said. Four strikes hit the building, Rafat’s brother Fadi said. The building’s owner and his wife also were killed.

    “It was a massacre,” said Sadallah Tanani, another relative. “My feelings are indescribable.”

    When the sun rose Friday, residents streamed out of the area in pickup trucks, on donkeys and on foot, taking pillows, blankets, pots and pans and bread. Thousands took shelter inside 16 schools run by the United Nations relief agency UNWRA, agency spokesman Adnan Abu Hasna said.

    Mohammed Ghabayen, who took refuge in a school with his family, said his children had eaten nothing since the day before, and they had no mattresses to sleep on. “And this is in the shadow of the coronavirus crisis,” he said. “We don’t know whether to take precautions for the coronavirus or the rockets or what to do exactly.”

    Israeli military officials cheered the operation as a successful blow against the tunnel network. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, said 160 warplanes operated in a “synchronized manner” for about 40 minutes as part of the operation.

    He said the military aims to minimize collateral damage in striking military targets. But measures the military takes in other strikes, such as warning shots to get civilians to leave, were not “feasible this time.”

    Military correspondents in Israeli media said the military believed dozens of militants were killed inside the tunnels. The Hamas and Islamic Jihad militant groups have confirmed 20 deaths in their ranks, but the Israeli military said the real number is far higher.

    “We turned the tunnels which they thought were death traps for our soldiers into traps for them.” Reserve Air Force Col. Koby Regev said on Israeli television.

    ___

    Keath reported from Cairo. Associated Press writers Isabel DeBre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Samy Magdy in Cairo also contributed to this report.


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  • EdsonNascimentoEdsonNascimento Posts: 5,505
    Wow.  A lot of words. Israel will be taking over the Middle East while MickeyRat posts.Lol.
    Sorry. The world doesn't work the way you tell it to.
  • EdsonNascimentoEdsonNascimento Posts: 5,505
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    Sorry. The world doesn't work the way you tell it to.
  • EdsonNascimentoEdsonNascimento Posts: 5,505
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    Sorry. The world doesn't work the way you tell it to.
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    Sorry. The world doesn't work the way you tell it to.
  • Drowned OutDrowned Out Posts: 6,056
    Got a lil froth at the corner of your mouth, there...
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 26,851
    edited May 2021
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    Post edited by Sea on
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 26,851

    Regardless, props to Biden. He's the man!
    Videogame site IGN > Biden


    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
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