Hamas’ continued rocket fire has forced Israel to resume Operation Protective Edge after a six-hour, one-sided ceasefire.
“Hamas has fired 47 rockets since we suspended our strikes in Gaza at 9 a.m. As a result, we have resumed our operation against Hamas,” said a spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)
The ceasefire had been brokered by Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh Al-Sisi and was endorsed by the Palestinian Authority and PA President Mahmoud Abbas, who also heads the Fatah-Hamas unity government. However, Hamas officials called the ceasefire unacceptable.
Hamas: Ceasefire Equals Submission“This initiative means kneeling and submissiveness and so we completely refuse it and, to us, it’s not worth the ink used in writing it,” the military wing of the Hamas terrorist organization said in a statement.
Earlier on Tuesday, while waiting for confirmation that Hamas would comply with the ceasefire, Israeli President Shimon Peres told a press conference that he wanted to address the Palestinian people directly. He emphasized that Israelis did not consider the Palestinian people to be their enemy and he appealed to their desire for a better future for their children.
Peres: Hamas Holds Children Hostage“This was the third major escalation in the past six years,” said Peres. “Each time it is innocent civilians that suffer and pay the price. Rockets and terror bring you no closer to your national aspirations. Terrorism will not deliver for the Palestinian people. The children of Gaza deserve the same opportunities as children everywhere, which is to be secure and free, but Hamas continues to hold them hostage. They [Hamas] seek death over life.”
The Palestinians would suffer the consequences if Hamas failed to comply, he warned.
“Hamas isolated itself. The world calls upon them to end the fire. If they continue despite the proposal they will only bring more suffering to their people.”
Israel will now expand its protective measures, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced this afternoon, after it became apparent Hamas would not adhere to the ceasefire.
Netanyahu: Israel Will Not Tolerate Terrorism“Hamas’s rejection of the ceasefire gives Israel full legitimacy to expand the operation to protect our people,” said Netanyahu.
Since Israel launched Operation Protective Edge last Tuesday, terrorists have fired more than 1,081 rockets at Israel; of those, 845 have landed and about 191 were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. The IDF has fired on more than 1,576 terrorist targets by air and sea.
Author: Sherry Miller
Staff Writer, United with Israel
Hate spewed in God's name
By: Diane Sori
And the examples I'm cited below are just the tip of an ever expanding iceberg.
Scott Esk, a Republican Tea Party candidate from Oklahoma, got into a heated back-and-forth discussion on Facebook last year when he called for the killing...YES killing...of gay Americans.
“I think we would be totally in the right to do it...That goes against some parts of libertarianism, I realize, and I’m largely libertarian, but ignoring as a nation things that are worthy of death is very remiss,” he said.
Pastor James David Manning said in a YouTube video that Christians who do NOT attack gays are "advocating lawlessness. Stoning of the homos is now in order. Stoning is still the law."
This said in the name of God all while Manning had the audacity to preach the word of God.
And when at this year's Rose Bowl Parade a gay wedding took place on one of the floats, Pastor Dave Buehner strongly 'suggested' that anti-gay activists be represented at these types of parades from here on. Saying, “I wonder what the Rose Bowl parade would do if we had the stoning of a homosexual along the parade just as an expression of free speech and all that," his vileness seeps through with every word.
Just think about those words...really think about them...and if you don't find those words spewed by an ubber right supposedly Christian man of the cloth pure hateful...as they call for what amounts to the execution of a gay person while Bible verses are being quoted...then you are as guilty of the 'hate' as he is. And this man also called for government officials to step in and arrest gays just for being who they are both before and after said parades would be going on.
And even sadder is that certain 'self-anointed' leaders of the Conservative movement on Facebook and on the internet spew the same garbage but in a folksy homespun sort of way, but their message of hate in the end is quite the same.
And all this hate is done in the name of the Evangelical Church...notice I said church NOT...I repeat NOT...in the name of its followers...just want to make that point clear. But also know that a certain percentage of said church's followers also hold this anything but Godly view.
The King James Bible was commissioned by King James 1 in 1604, at the Hampton Court Conference. Done like I said for political reasons...as in to appease the very vocal yet highly educated Puritan minority...and to counter what James himself considered 'supposed' inconsistencies in both the Geneva and Bishops Court Bible, this one man took it upon himself to disregard all versions that came before. Saying he, "Could never yet see a Bible well translated in English; but I think that, of all, that of Geneva is the worst. I wish some special pains were taken for an uniform translation, which should be done by the best learned men in both Universities, then reviewed by the Bishops, presented to the Privy Council, lastly ratified by the Royal authority, to be read in the whole Church, and none other," this man anointed himself the sole keeper and arbitrator of God's word.
"...ratified by Royal authority" meaning James 1...as King...could change the transcribed words as he saw fit and as many times as he wanted...setting his version above all others never mind all the mistranslations within his version as well.
MURDER with the 'supposed' approval of God...the most grievous of all sins is one I think God would be most unhappy with for we are supposed to "love thy neighbor" NOT pick and choose which neighbor we are to do so with. And these pastors... even more so than the politicians...most of whom just spew the hate gay message for votes...are extremely dangerous as they lure people into their churches...into their Facebook world...with words from the Bible and then turn God's message of love and acceptance into their own personal version of hate...and like lambs to the slaughter the weak and the blind followers swallow it hook, line, and sinker.
And this call for 'death to all gays' is fueled on by folks who must fear something in themselves for how can they honestly believe that a mere two percent of the American population is more of a threat to our nation than is Barack HUSSEIN Obama and his pen and phone...or that islam and sharia must take a backseat to their self-perceived 'gay problem'...and yet they do. And they do so by wanting to MURDER gay people by stoning...stoning...just like the muslim bast*rds do to those they don't like.
And these same folks worship at the feet of those who espouse this hate...men who do so solely to line their own pockets by 'whoring' themselves out to the almighty dollar and for Facebook 'numbers and likes.' And these 'haters' consider themselves part of the Evangelical Church... sounds more like the Evangelical mosque if you ask me.
So while stoning is indeed mentioned in the Bible, the Bible is NOT the rule of law in our nation nor should it ever be, and true Conservatives and TEA Partiers know this. True Conservatives and TEA Partiers alike are all about the Constitution and the Constitution alone making us a nation of secular laws...laws that encompass everyone NOT any one particular religion's laws. Remember, our Founders while believers in God NEVER intended America to be a nation of Biblical laws...as the Founders knew the Bible's laws were written to a different people, in a different time, in a different culture...written thousands of years before the founding of this country.
And the TEA Party does NOT need those who think otherwise for the TEA Party was NEVER intended to be about religion. The TEA Party was founded upon the principals of 'Taxed Enough Already' and adherence to the rule of law that is the Constitution...period. And to those who are trying to make it otherwise...you will destroy the TEA Party movement by trying to make it so...but then again maybe that was your true goal right from the start.
And to all of you who still believe after all I've said that gays should be stoned to death, think of what Jesus said when confronted by an angry crowd, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." Bet none of you 'haters' are sinless...just saying.