Arab-Israeli Conflict, v4: Israel responds to explosive kites with Gaza strikes

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  1. Arkain2K

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    United Nations condemns "excessive Israeli force", refuses to mention Hamas
    Michelle Nichols | June 13, 2018

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    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly condemned Israel on Wednesday for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians and asked U.N. chief Antonio Guterres to recommend an “international protection mechanism” for occupied Palestinian territory.

    The General Assembly adopted a resolution with 120 votes in favor, eight against and 45 abstentions. It was put forward in the General Assembly by Algeria, Turkey and the Palestinians after the United States vetoed a similar resolution in the 15-member U.N. Security Council earlier this month.

    The General Assembly text condemned the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israeli civilian areas, but did not mention Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza. General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding but carry political weight.

    “The nature of this resolution clearly demonstrates that politics is driving the day. It is totally one-sided. It makes not one mention of the Hamas terrorists who routinely initiate the violence in Gaza,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the General Assembly before the vote.

    The United States failed in a bid to amend the resolution with a paragraph that would have condemned violence by Hamas.

    “By supporting this resolution you are colluding with a terrorist organization, by supporting this resolution you are empowering Hamas,” Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon told the General Assembly before the vote.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...aeli-force-against-palestinians-idUSKBN1J935B
     
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    After vote fails to condemn Hamas, Haley calls UN an unserious force for Middle East peace


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    US leaves UN Human Rights Council over ‘bias against Israel’
    By Yaron Steinbuch | June 19, 2018

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    The US withdrew Tuesday from the UN Human Rights Council, calling it an organization “that is not worthy of its name.”

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced the move at the State Department.

    “We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights,” Haley said.

    Haley said a year ago she made clear the US would stay in the council only if “essential reforms were achieved” — and that hasn’t happened.

    She pointed to the membership of countries like China, Cuba and Venezuela that are themselves accused of rights violations and charged that the council has a “chronic bias against Israel.”

    The withdrawal didn’t come as a surprise.

    National Security Adviser John Bolton opposed the council’s creation in 2006.

    In a speech to the body last year, Haley called it out for what she said was its “relentless, pathological campaign” against the Jewish state.

    https://nypost.com/2018/06/19/us-leaves-un-human-rights-council-over-bias-against-israel/
     
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    Israel responds to explosive kites with Gaza strikes
    By Oren Liebermann and Ian Lee, CNN | June 19, 2018

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    Israel struck nine targets in northern Gaza overnight Monday in response to the launching of explosive and incendiary kites by Palestinians, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Monday.

    The airstrikes were aimed at two military compounds and a munitions manufacturing site, according to the IDF.

    The strikes followed the launch of numerous kites and balloons from Gaza that were either carrying explosives or intended to start fires in southern Israel.

    Israel has struggled to find an adequate way of dealing with the low-tech kites, which have sparked more than 400 fires and burned more than 6,000 acres of farmland, according to a spokesman for Israel's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

    The fires have done an estimated $2 million in damage, said Idit Lev-Zerahia, a spokeswoman for Israel's Tax Authority.

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    CNN witnessed this kite being made in Gaza last week

    On Monday, CNN witnessed charred fields, blackened trees and remnants of kites in Kissufim, on the Israeli side of the fence with Gaza.

    Firefighters there said they are battling between 20 to 30 blazes a day.

    The IDF has increased its response in recent days, firing warning shots near Palestinians casting off the kites and targeting Hamas outposts near kite-launching sites.

    In addition, three rockets were launched from Gaza toward Israel early Monday morning, the IDF said. Two landed in open areas, while a third landed in Gaza.

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    The use of kites by Gazan demonstrators has increased significantly in recent weeks, and is part of a months-long protest movement along the fence separating Gaza and Israel, in which more than 120 Palestinians have been killed.

    Israel has been accused of using excessive force against the protesters, a charge the country's leaders have denied.

    Israel claims Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, is orchestrating the protests.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/18/middleeast/israel-strike-gaza-kites-intl/index.html
     
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    Thirty Rockets Fired at Israel From Gaza; IDF Strikes Hamas Targets
    Seven rockets intercepted as sirens blare throughout the night in communities near the Gaza border; military strikes total of 25 targets
    Jun 20, 2018

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    Missiles from the Iron Dome air defense system fired from a position in the southern Israeli area seen from Gaza City on June 20, 2018.

    Thirty rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel and seven were intercepted by the Iron Dome system late Tuesday and early Wednesday, the Israeli military said after rocket alert sirens were heard in several Israeli communities near the Gaza border several times. The IDF said it struck a total of 25 targets in Gaza, including three that occurred before the rocket fire in response to the continued launching of incendiary kites.

    On Monday evening, the Israeli military reported attacking Hamas infrustructure in Gaza for the second time. The army claimed Hamas had launched burning baloons into Israeli territory.

    Earlier that day, the Israeli military said it attacked nine Hamas targets in Gaza, including military compounds and weapons production facilities. The IDF said the attacks were carried out in response to the firing of kites and explosive devices into Israel, as well as to an attempt to infiltrate into Israel.

    Also Monday, three rockets were fired from the Strip toward Israel, with one of them landing in the coastal enclave.

    The last week of May saw the worst flare-up of violence involving Israel and Gaza since 2014's Operation Protective Edge. Israel's air force struck dozens of targets in Gaza in response to a barrage of 28 mortars and scores of rocket sirens. Five Israelis sustained shrapnel wounds and a kindergarten was hit by mortar fire some 30 minutes before it was opened. An unofficial cease-fire was reached, but occassional rocket fire and retaliatory strikes have continued.

    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news...-siren-in-israel-s-gaza-border-area-1.6195076
     
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    You misogynist.
     
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    Probably out looking for ways to deflect, as usual. That was the only thing that fool could do when we discussed the PA's monthly payments to known terrorists. That's when I realized he's incapable of discussing like a normal human being and put the block list to good use, so he wouldn't be able to waste any of my time again when he'll inevitably drop by to quote our latest news updates just to post some utterly worthless shit/cartoons/memes.

    My bet is that he probably think these explosive/incendiary kite attacks are perfectly okay, so he'll get back to you on that subject when the IDF starts shooting at the "innocent unarmed Gaza civilians" who are sending these weaponized toys over the border to burn farms and forests indiscriminately.
     
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    Thanks, tool, but you refuse to discuss any of this based on facts.

    You post Israeli propaganda. You are delusional. Israelis are terrorists and liars. You support them.

    Here are your terrorists:

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    And how many of the stupid kite flying posts did you cut and paste?

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