…from PressTV, Tehran
[ Editor’s Note: Nothing here is a big suprise, as we never expected that our not so free Western media to layout exactly has Hamas does below, and some inside the Israeli military are willing to admit the obvious.
The Iron Dome was defeated, Hamas people were not slaughtered as claimed in early media released claiming special munitions had killed them in their underground tunnels.
In such tunnels they obviously were, but just not at the location where expected. End the end the IDF did what if would be done to Jews somewhere in the future, would instantly be called a crim against humanity.
The IDF has long claimed to be an elite fighting force, but has the unique reputation of now being the most heavily armed prison guards in the world. No country in the world has unleashed the firepower that Jewish soldiers have in Isael during what would realistically be called prison riots over unfair conditions.
The IDF now knows, that even if just whispered, they are an army that has never had to face a competent adversary in modern times. If the light is coming on, that maybe keeping the status quo is not the best option, then maybe some good may eventually come out of all this death and destruction.
It has happened before, where people rebuilt and moved on, to the advantage of both sides. We shall pray that this happens in Palestine, but a purge off all the old shcool people of its radical political, military and religious grifter, will be necessary.
Even the US is not faced with a different but similar kind of a problem where a significant part of the voting public has revealed itself that our educational system has producted some dedicated and dumb Mother-Uckers
Now comes the challenge of what to do with them. If re-education is not possible, what next? Do we rearranged ourselves into a bifurcated country, alotting states by political party, so for example the Trumpers can all live in their nivanas? … Jim W. Dean ]
First published … June, 13, 2021
Israeli army chief of staff General Aviv Kochavi has acknowledged that his forces failed to prevent Palestinian resistance groups from launching rockets and mortar shells during the latest Israeli war on Gaza.
Speaking at a conference commemorating former chief of staff Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, at the military’s college north of Tel Aviv, Kochavi said Israel needed to develop clear policies regarding Gaza and Hamas in order to achieve a “strategic victory.”
“We are planning for this. There won’t be a repeat of what has been, both in terms of our retaliations and in terms of our treatment of Hamas,” he said.
Kochavi said the Israeli military had to be “modest” in assessing the effectiveness of its aggression on Palestinian resistance groups in the Gaza Strip, noting that tactical victories do not necessarily result in long-term quiet.
At least 260 Palestinians, including 66 children, were killed in the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip in 11 days of the conflict that began on May 10. Israel’s airstrikes also brought widespread devastation to the already impoverished territory.
The Gaza-based resistance movements responded by launching over 4,000 rockets into the occupied territories, some reaching as far as Tel Aviv and even Haifa and Nazareth to the north.
Back on June 5, Hamas leader Yahya al-Sinwar warned that another flare-up between the Palestinian factions and the Israeli regime will change the face of the Middle East region.
Speaking before academics and public figures in Gaza City, Sinwar said Palestinian factions used only “half of their force” in the latest conflict with the Israeli regime in May, adding that the fighting was meant only “to test our strength.”
“We’ve proven to Israel that somebody’s protecting al-Aqsa Mosque, which is a strategic goal for the Palestinians,” he said.
The Hamas leader noted that Israel sought to target more than 10,000 resistance fighters during the latest attacks on Gaza but failed as “ninety fighters were killed at most.”