Israel had finally had enough of a daily rocket pounding coming from the Gaza strip yesterday and the took decisive action in stopping that onslaught. In just 5 days time over 100 rockets were fired into Israel from locations around Gaza City so yesterday Israel took out the top Hamas military (read terrorist) commander responsible for planning terrorist activities and coordinating rocket launches.
Not only did they killÂ Ahmed Jabari Israel also went after and destroyed several rocket launch sites, some even near children playgrounds. And also today, Israel has carried out several additional air strikes to help stop the constant pounding of rockets coming from Hamas. So what is the response to Israel defending itself? Predictably both the Palestinians and Egypt have come otu and asked the UN Security for them to intervene and stop the so-called Israeli "aggression."
So according to Egypt and the Palestinians, Israel is not even allowed to defend itself. See more from the AP story below:
Palestinian officials have asked the U.N. Security Council to act to halt Israel's military operation in Gaza.
In a closed-door meeting of the Council on Wednesday night, U.N. observer Riyad Mansour said Israel was boasting publicly about killing Palestinians after conducting airstrikes that killed Hamas mastermind Ahmed Jabari. In the text of his statement, Mansour said "war crimes are being perpetrated by Israel against the Palestinian people."
"The international community must act to bring to bring an end to Israel's illegal policies and practices against the Palestinian people" he said.
Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor said the strikes were launched in response to days of rocket fire out of Hamas-ruled Gaza. He said no one complained when Palestinians were "raining rockets on Israeli civilians," and that no nation would tolerate that.
"Hamas has turned Gaza into a dump of ammunition and weapons supplies brought in from Iran," he said.
Prosor said some of the representatives on the Council support Israel's "right of self-defense and condemned the indiscriminate shooting of rockets upon innocent Israeli citizens."
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