Comment Last Three
December 29, 2008
Israel is finally getting tough--again. Talking with Hamas (or Iran) does not work, but swift, hard military action does. Hamas must be stopped now before they are fully dug-in and supplied by Iran.
Israel's air force obliterated symbols of Hamas power on the third day of its overwhelming assault on Gaza on Monday, striking a house next to the Hamas premier's home, devastating a security compound and flattening a five-story building at a university closely linked to the Islamic group.
Israel launched the deadliest attack against Palestinians in decades on Saturday in retaliation for rocket fire aimed at civilians in southern Israeli towns. Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak told Israel's parliament in a special session that Israel was not fighting the residents of Gaza "but we have a war to the bitter end against Hamas and its branches."
The strikes appear to have gravely damaged Hamas' ability to launch rockets but a medium-range rocket fired at the Israeli city of Ashkelon killed a man there Monday and wounded several others. It was the second fatality in Israel since the beginning of the offensive and the first person ever to be killed by a rocket in Ashkelon, a city of 120,000.
Israel cannot make the same mistake in Gaza as they did in Lebanon. They cannot let Iran arm the Palestinians, like Hamas just north of Israel. Good job in fighting the terrorists in Gaza. Remain tough and be on the offensive.