A 4-year-old child was killed Friday evening after being critically wounded in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council by mortar fire during a large barrage of rocket fire from Gaza that also reached central Israel.
Hamas claimed responsibility for the fire on central Israel, saying that they had aimed for Ben Gurion International Airport. Iron Dome intercepted one rocket over Tel Aviv during the barrage.
At least 80 rockets were fired at Israel on Friday, with one landing a direct hit on synagogue in Ashdod, lightly wounding two and putting one woman in moderate condtion. Ten were treated for anxiety on the scene.
Earlier rockets fell near a preschool in Be’er Sheva, wounding a man while another landed meters from another preschool in the south, after a quiet night gave residents a much needed rest from renewed fighting which have seen a record number of rockets slam into Israel.
In the late afternoon hours, an apartment in Sderot also suffered a direct hit by a rocket from Gaza. Initial reports from the scene indicated that nobody had been injured in the attack. Â
With Islamic fundamentalism on the rise in Australia and Â radicalised Australians joining various jihad it is hard not to agree with those that want to prevent Muslim immigration into New Zealand.
Australia is far further down the track on this and as a result you are witnessing increased anti-semitism, creation of no go areas in major cities and not far off seeing demands for Sharia law in those same areas.
Australia has a problem and I don’t think we will escape it either.
Their former Army boss says Australia needs to prepare to fight, and on their own soil too.
AUSTRALIA needs to prepare for an increasingly savage, 100-year war against radical Islam that will be fought on home soil as well as foreign lands, the former head of the army, Peter Leahy, has warned.
Professor Leahy, a leading defence and strategic analyst, toldÂ TheÂ Weekend AustralianÂ the country was ill-prepared for the high cost of fighting a war that would be paid in â€śblood and treasureâ€ť and would require pre-emptive as well as reactive action.
â€śAustralia is involved in the early stages of a war which is likely to last for the rest of the century,â€ť he said. â€śWe must be ready to protect ourselves and, where necessary, act pre-emptively to neutralise the evident threat. Get ready for a long war.â€ť
Senior intelligence officials have moved to shore up public support for the Abbott governmentâ€™s tough new security laws, including enhanced data-retention capabilities enabling agencies to track suspect computer usage.
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation director-general David Irvine said the proposed data laws, which require phone and internet companies to retain records for two years, were â€śabsolutely crucialâ€ť to counter the jihadist terror threat.
The governmentâ€™s security package also includes a $630 million funding boost to intelligence agencies and police to help prevent domestic terrorist attacks. Â Read more »
Another subject of outrage that Hamas, incompetent media and anti Israeli campaigners like to push is the often flogged line of “baby killers” or a strongly slanted implication towards words of that effect. In a war there is always collateral damage, especially in one of the most densely populated areas on earth, as if wasn’t bad enough, are also used as human shields. Unfortunately in these circumstances children are caught in the cross fire. Sometimes it is deliberate, but mostly it is accidental collateral depending on the side perpetrating the violence. We always hear about how many children Israel has killed in air strikes, but what we rarely hear or see by the mainstream media is how children are treated at the hands of Hamas and their willing parents to allow and enable the abuse of their offspring to be indoctrinated with anti Israeli brainwashing from a young age and to be used as propaganda tools. Read more »
One thing that has always stood out to me surrounding the past and current conflicts between Israel and the resident Gaza Strip Arabs is the obvious imbalance of firepower. And I’m not talking about military firepower, I am talking about the weapons grade propaganda and compliance from the world media as the Gaza Arabs feed as much misinformation as possible to anyone carrying a camera and microphone.
We’re talking about supposedly reputable sources such as The Telegraph who have boots on the ground in Gaza reporting live to the world. The trouble is they report everything they see without question nor query. And like an infectious disease, it spreads far and wide as news repeaters around the world enable it to reach every citizen without an ounce of scrutiny. Perhaps it is a heat of the moment thing and not intentional in the frantic moments of a live report in a war zone, but is a clear and deliberate act of deceptive propaganda by ‘innocent’ Palestinians, Hamas and any other militant factions in Gaza. Read more »
Today kicks off my daily series of posts on the current conflict between Israel and the fenced off terrorist compound known as the Gaza Strip. There will probably be accusations of bias, but for that I make no apology. There is and always has been a clear and obvious bias by the mainstream media in favour of the terrorists, not the “Palestinians” in a general sense as they would have you believe.
The trouble with television media and now social media is the ability for not only awareness, but to manipulate the kinds of people less inclined to think rationally and react emotionally to things they are told or see paraded in front of them on television, supporting and propagating more mass hysteria and outrage against Israel every time they retaliate in defense of their people.
Let’s not forget that this did not start with the kidnapping of 3 Israeli youths. Hamas has been firing rockets into Israel on a weekly basis for several years which the Iron Dome missile defense system has been intercepting all the while the world media remains in ignorance and silence until the straw breaks the camel’s back and Israel decides to fight back. Read more »
Will we hear about it in the NewÂ Zealand media?
I doubt it…it’s only a matter of time before boycottsÂ against Israel become boycotts against Jewish owned businesses….dejaÂ vu anyone.
For the second straight day on Sunday anti-Jewish rioters defied a protest ban in Paris to rampage in the predominantly Jewish suburb of Sarcelles in what one police official called the â€śParis Intifada.â€ť
Hundreds of mostly Arab and North African youths marched through the streets wielding bars and clubs while shouting, â€śDeath to Israel.â€ť
The neighborhoodâ€™s main kosher grocery Naouri was burned to a shell as was a local Jewish owned pharmacy. The nearby synagogue in Garges was firebombed, but little damage was done.
Riot police attempted to disperse protesters and block access to another synagogue in Sarcelles and a few dozen Jewish vigilantes gathered nearby.
Journalists were assaulted and some police officers were injured by the rioters,Â Franceâ€™s Le Figaro reported.
â€śI live in Garges, near the synagogue, but Iâ€™m afraid to go home,â€ť a young woman told the newspaper.Â Read more »
We don’t need to worry about boat people, the GCSB is only there to spy on everyone looking a boobies and eating too much junk food, and terrorism doesn’t exist in New Zealand.
Wrong.Â Wrong.Â Wrong.
Lincoln Tan has the next installment
The man at the centre of a mosque battle in Auckland has allegedly been monitored by police for potential terrorist allegiances.
TheÂ Weekend HeraldÂ can reveal that Abu Abdulla, an imam who has been banned from the Avondale Islamic Centre, is Mohamed Abu Hamam.
Mr Abdulla confirmed he also goes by the name of Hamam, but did not know if he was the person named in a United States Embassy warning in 2005.
The Federation of Islamic Associations in New Zealand said it was made aware in 2011 of Mr Abdulla’s other identity and extremist preaching.
Reports on potential terrorist activity here, including warnings from police to US officials in a cable released by WikiLeaks in 2010, named “Hamam” as a person monitored by the police.
“The New Zealand Police recently provided information indicating some New Zealand Muslims have fought in Afghanistan, Bosnia and possibly Chechnya,” the cable said.
“The police are also looking at some New Zealand citizens/residents who may have travelled to the Middle East, including Iraq. A specific example of such a person involves an individual known only as ‘Hamam’.”
So while the Green Party is spending all it’s parliamentary question time trying to make the government look bad about a New Zealander-turned-Taliban being dealt to via a drone, it turns out we have much bigger problems close to home.
But no, let’s worry about privacy and the human rights of New Zealand born Taliban members shall we?Â Read more »
A Kiwi has been killed in a drone strike against an al Qaeda terrorist training camp.
Naturally the terrorist hugging opposition politicians are all aghast and their pals in the media think this is just dreadful.
Isaac Davison reports:
A Kiwi killed in a drone strike in Yemen had attended a terrorist training camp and may have been a foot soldier for al-Qaeda.
The man, whose name and age have not been released, died after an incident on November 18. It is understood his identity had only been confirmed recently.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed the New Zealand-born man was believed to have died in a counter-terrorism operation.
However, they refused to be drawn on the specifics of that operation.Â Read more »
Promoted from the General Debate.
A suicide bomber instructor took his job literally and took out his entire class. Let me just take a moment to…oh stuff it…good job.
A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said.
The militants belonged to a group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, which is fighting the Shiite-dominated army of the Iraqi government, mostly in Anbar Province. But they are also linked to bomb attacks elsewhere and other fighting that has thrown Iraq deeper into sectarian violence.
Twenty-two ISIS members were killed, and 15 were wounded, in the explosion at the camp, which is in a farming area in the northeastern province of Samara, according to the police and army officials. Stores of other explosive devices and heavy weapons were also kept there, the officials said.
Eight militants were arrested when they tried to escape, the officials said.
The militant who was conducting the training was not identified by name, but he was described by an Iraqi Army officer as a prolific recruiter who was â€śable to kill the bad guys for once.â€ťÂ Read more »
Radio Live tweets:
David Cunliffe and Phil Goff appear to be at odds over their positions on New Zealanders fighting in overseas conflicts
â€” RadioLIVE Newsroom (@LIVENewsDesk) February 10, 2014
And indeed it is true.
Phil Goff thinks that Kiwi
terrorists ‘freedom fighters’ should be allowed to travel freely to Syria to shoot, kill, bomb and maim people who they don’t agree with , as free agents.
Stopping people’s rights to go abroad to fight for a cause that they believe in, and some of them are liberal democrats â€“ people that we would associate with that are doing that, I think is wrong,”