Israeli FM wants to reoccupy Gaza after rocket attack

lieberman-netenyahuForeign Minister Avigdor Liberman said Israel should resume military control of the Gaza Strip after a barrage of 41 rockets was fired from the Palestinian territory. No injuries or damage were reported.

“We need to reoccupy Gaza,” Liberman said in an interview late yesterday with Channel 2 television. “I will oppose any limited military operation.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will respond “forcefully” to the rockets.

Israel’s army said it fired artillery at locations in both the northern and southern areas of Gaza. The rocket-fire from Gaza was the biggest one-day attack in 16 months, it said. Israeli jets also carried out several air strikes on targets in Gaza late yesterday, though no injuries were immediately reported, according to local medical and security officials

The Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad organization claimed responsibility for the attack, saying in a statement it was in retaliation for the killing of three of its members in an Israeli air raid the previous day. The Israeli army said the men were preparing to fire rockets into Israel.

Gaza is controlled by the Hamas movement, which split from the Palestinian Authority in 2007 and took over the territory in a week of factional violence. Both Hamas and Islamic Jihad are considered terrorist organizations by the U.S., European Union and Israel.

Photo: Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (R) with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Bloomberg

  • MekensehParty

    Good plan!
    Yalla go!

    • cook2half

      ya occupy it just to hand it over to the PA and start it all over again

  • man-o-war

    So if they do invade Gaza and the Palestinians resist are they still considered the aggressor and Israel the victim?

    • cook2half

      Its an old wound that must be removed. The hell with zionism, any country with any ideology on the planet would get rid of this filth.

      • Constantin7

        Unfortunately to you, whether you occupy, re-occupy, or not occupy Gaza, the militants are there to stay and their numbers are increasing exponentially. The best policy, I think, would be to try having good neighborly manners and stop attacking Gaza at will, as you have the upper hand and they are the under-dogs in this situation. Their rockets do little or no harm and cause mostly fear and insecurity, your rockets are killers and destructers as they are specifically targeted.

        • cook2half

          I dont think so.. were there any from 1967 to 2005? Maybe a few rock throwers like in the West Bank but certainly no rockets.

          When it comes to Islamist militants, good neighborly manners means giving them time to reorganize and rearm before the next confrontation. Taqiyya 101.

    • The real lebanese

      We can blame Hamas for the situation. The situation is isn’t necessarily Israel acting as a victim, but more like an enforcer.

  • cook2half

    WIPE GAZA OFF THE MAP

    • man-o-war

      Yeah! screw all the women and children, they’re gonna get whats coming to them. Yeehaw!!!

      • cook2half

        off the map off the map off the map

  • 5thDrawer

    Is Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman like Lebanon’s foreign minister? A member of another country?

  • master09

    When you have a bee problem what do you do. The only way forward here I can see is go in give them food, education, water and reprogram the mind and make them understand, peace can happen if some concession on both sides can be made. Or we just do this over and over and over again and again. At the moment the leaders do not give a shit Fk about these people that the world do not give a shit about.

    • cook2half

      Any other country would have exterminated these terrorist thugggs

  • Btru2u

    what a convenient way to foil the peace plan

  • doron

    liberman is too crazy mf…i can’t think of one good reason to take control of this snake pit..who ever touches it gets bitten.
    better to sit outside let them blow steam and let iron dome frustrate them a little more.
    the good old days of tunnle traficing are over ..it’s a down hill ride from now on for hamas and the breaks are not functioning

    • cook2half

      Ill have to agree with you but for the reason that Israel after taking control over Gaza will only end up giving it back to the PA, no point in that.

      • doron

        no cook, there is no reason to take it, why resume responsibility for the life and welfare of people who wants to kill me??
        letthem work out their problems amongst themselfs..we don’t want them

        • cook2half

          Could rebuild Gush Katif and other settlements there

          • doron

            why? and at what cost?
            will it make the gazza people disapear? accept the settlers?
            no, it will only cause more deaths and cost more money to maintain security.
            on the long run, PA is doing a great job at eliminating and destroying itself so why destroy a good thing?

          • cook2half

            Would be nice to have more land by the Mediterranean sea like before.

            As for the West Bank, I hope the Jews outnumber the Arabs there. It would be un-democratic to establish a state for a minority of people 😛

          • doron

            lol i never thought of this :))))
            in the first elections the jews majority will elect a jew leader :)) who will make it a religious jewish state :))
            or… they stop the jews from voting and then they will be accused of racicm and aparthid :))) what a catch 22

          • cook2half

            Populating an area helps with security, its basically why Israel wants to keep its Jordan Valley settlers

          • 5thDrawer

            And that backward thinking is why everyone is trying to over-populate themselves.

          • Hind Abyad

            You are not only Zionist you’re pure Nazi scum.

    • Hannibal

      Doron you are no moron after all 😉 Liberman is a doberman… So easy for him to send Israelis kids to die while his family is safe…

      • doron

        never was, Hannibal.. 🙂
        we are all one big complicated crazy family here in israel , if one dies we all mourn.
        it’s not that easy for him to send israeli troops to gaza, there are several barriers to overcome before reaching a desicion like that. but, if iran don’t give the order to stop the rocket launching, we’ll do whatever it takes to do it ourselfs ,and hopefully without too many casualties

      • cook2half

        Families in the south arent exactly safe with these monkeys firing rockets every day

        • doron

          yes i agree btu in the broader view , now that there is iron dome life can go on with relative safty.
          it’s better to let them blow steam shooting firework to the sky for a week a year and keep quiet for the rest of it, then acctually be in there
          i don’t take the rockets lightly. i am under missile range as well and so is my family and friends. i just belive its the best option now

          • cook2half

            Cost of a single Iron dome = $50,000
            Cost of Qassam rocket = $800

            You talk about cost of an invasion and security but this itself is costing a lot

          • 5thDrawer

            Who cares about cost? People always flocked to buy better mouse-traps.

          • doron

            it cost less lives.
            before dome you had to go to fight cause was no way to contain the problem, now there is

          • 5thDrawer

            And so, worth the cost. Thumb up.