Hamas ramps up the violence by shelling Israel with Kassam rockets then engage IDF soldiers crossing into Gaza to reign in the terrorists. No doubt FinnChurchAid director Antti Pentikäinen and other bed wetting human rights organization leaders will be crying foul over Israel’s latest attempt to defang the Hamas. Remember the mantra, no matter what the Arabs do, it’s always the Jooooooos. KGS
The clashes came as Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, signalled for the first time since receiving a dressing down from US President Barack Obama on Tuesday that he would reject American demands to halt Jewish construction in East Jerusalem.The Israeli army said two soldiers were killed and two were wounded in an exchange of fire near the Palestinian town of Khan Younis, in the south of the Gaza Strip. There were unconfirmed reports that two Hamas fighters were also killed.After months of relative tranquillity following the end of Israel’s military offensive in January last year, there has been an upsurge in rocket attacks from Gaza over recent days, one of which killed a Thai immigrant working in a greenhouse north of the enclave last week.In a development that will disturb Israel, Hamas admitted its forces were involved in yesterday’s clash. Responsibility for the rocket attacks of the past week has been claimed by Islamist groups largely opposed to Hamas, which has controlled Gaza since 2007.