Tag Archives: Operation Pillar of Cloud

Who killed baby Omar? Not Israel says the UN

This sad story begins back in November during Operation Pillar of Cloud (or Defense) when a baby boy, Omar Masharawi was killed in what looked like a missile strike. On November 14, 11-month-old Omar al-Mishrawi and Hiba Aadel Fadel al-Mishrawi, … Continue reading

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Post-Operation Pillar of Cloud final roundup and analyses

When considering Operation Pillar of Cloud, and the Israel-Gaza crisis in general, it is helpful to consider “how did we get from there to here?”. To me it seems obvious that the “original sin” was the withdrawal (aka “Disengagement” or … Continue reading

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Pillar of Cloud: The End? Ceasefire declared

The 8th day of Operation Pillar of Cloud, or Pillar of Defense, has come to an end, and with it the operation itself, with a “ceasefire” which went into effect at 9 p.m. local time. The reason I wrote ceasefire … Continue reading

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Pillar of Cloud: And on the 7th day the rocket fire increased dramatically

Today is the 7th day of Operation Pillar of Cloud (or Pillar of Defense) but instead of resting, the Hamas terrorists in Gaza are pounding southern Israel with a huge and constant barrage of missiles. From the Muqata’s live-blog (as … Continue reading

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Day 3 latest update: Sirens and blast in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is beginning to get just a slight taste of the hell that the residents of the south have been suffering for 8 years: another missile fell in Tel Aviv – and this time I heard it.  As I … Continue reading

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Day 2 of Operation Pillar of Cloud update: 3 killed in Kiryat Malachi

I was living in hope and praying that there would be no Israeli casualties in Operation Amud Annan but sadly this was not to be.  And events overtook me before I managed to publish this post. The death toll in … Continue reading

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