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Operation Protective Edge day 20 – Ceasefire see-saw

Israel has swung back and forth between 3 ceasefires today. First there was the ceasefire that was agreed yesterday to last from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m tonight. However that ceasefire was rejected early this morning (late last night?) by … Continue reading

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Operation Protective Edge weekend roundup: more IDF casualties, Israel reject’s Kerry’s idea of a ceasefire

As Operation Protective Edge ends its 2nd week we hear that sadly 6 more soldiers were killed over Friday and Shabbat, bringing the death toll to 40:  The IDF announced early Saturday evening that three soldiers had been killed in the … Continue reading

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Operation Protective Edge Day 18 – another casualty, more rockets, Islamic Jihad leaders targeted

We’re now halfway into the 18th day of Operation Protective Edge and the 8th day of the ground operation. Here’s a quick summary which I won’t update until after Shabbat unless something very dramatic happens before Shabbat. Day 18 … … Continue reading

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Ground Operation Day 3 – 13 Golani soldiers killed, Hamas human shields at Shejaiya

The news on Sunday evening that 13 Golani troops had been killed early on Sunday morning overshadowed all the other news that had been flowing in throughout the day of yet more rocket attacks, the dreadful, cynical abuse of human … Continue reading

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Operation Protective Edge Day 9: Temporary humanitarian truce and reader poll: How long will the 5 hour humanitarian truce last?

Operation Protective Edge has closed another day of intense rocket fire by Hamas terrorists on Israel, and IDF assaults on Hamas installations around Gaza. The day started, or rather  ended on Tuesday evening, with the first Israeli death from Hamas … Continue reading

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Ceasefire? Now you see it, now you don’t: Operation Protective Edge Day 8

I had drafted a summary of yesterday’s events but, as you shall see shortly, the news overtook me as always.  So here’s a quick summary of yesterday’s damage: More than 115 rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel. At least … Continue reading

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