Tag Archives: Pillar of Defense

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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Good News Friday

Despite all the bad news and not-so-good news of the past weeks, I’ve decided there’s no point in letting the news get me down, so it’s time to get back into the swing of Good News Friday.  This week’s items … 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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“We cease, they fire”. So much for that “ceasefire”

Did anyone say “Ceasefire”? What a joke. From the Times of Israel live blog (the tail end of yesterday’s, really).  The items are in reverse chronological order. 11:25 The remains of a Katyusha rocket were found in the Negev, Ynet … 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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Quick final update on day 7 of Pillar of Cloud

We’re technically into day 8 of Operation Pillar of Cloud but I just wanted to update before I close for the night. Sadly today two more Israelis were killed by rocket fire in the south. One victim was an IDF … Continue reading

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