The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays, for November 16, 2012 - 6:00pm
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Three months ago
a Hamas delegation led by Mahmoud A-Zahar and Marwan Issa traveled to Tehran and Beirut and signed military and mutual defense pacts with Iran and Hizballah.
After being assured, by the Mullahs in Teheran, of big-league support, Hamas proceeded to sharply escalate its war on Israel, driven hard to cross all former lines against violence by the late Ahmed Jabari, commander of the Hamas military wing (who died in an Israeli air strike on Day One of its counter-offensive).
From Mid-October, Hamas gunmen and bombers started mounting cross-border attacks on Israeli military targets – not all of them successful.
On Nov. 8, they blew up by remote control a four-meter deep tunnel packed with explosives which ran under the border into Israel. The IDF spokesman reported that the blast was powerful enough to blow over heavy military vehicles stationed there.
The next attack two days later was more damaging: On Nov. 10, an anti-tank guided missile fired from Gaza struck a Givati brigade armored jeep driving past the Karni crossing and injured four soldiers and officers, one critically and two seriously.
That attack touched off a heavy barrage of Palestinian rocket fire against Israeli towns and villages. Therein lays the root of this current episode of the eternal Arab/Israeli conflict.
it is erroneous for your broadcaster to state that the israeli assasination of ahmed jabari precipitated the current round of fighting, when in fact the palestinian warmongers had been directing massive amounts of military fire at israel for weeks, prior to the onset of the now publicized violence. and, by the way, west jerusalem is not, "occuppied territory", as your announcer stated.
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