Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Editorial Note: The
following news reports are summaries from original sources. They may
also include corrections of Arabic names and political terminology.
Comments are in parentheses.
“Israel Will Retaliate To Attacks From Gaza,
Saturday August 10, 2013 01:41 by IMEMC & Agencies
Palestinian Children Killed During Israel's War On Gaza, in 2012 -
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that Tel Aviv
would firmly respond to any attack against it from the Gaza Strip or the
Egyptian Sinai Peninsula.
His statements came during a visit to a
military training area in the Negev. He said that Israel will not allow
any side to fire missiles at it.
“My policy is fierce
retaliation to any attack against the country”, Netanyahu added, “We act
on foiling those attacks, but if they happen, our response will be
strong and firm”.
“We have also seen how the army retaliated
during the war on Gaza, now there is calm, a calm situation the area did
not witness for ten years before the war, I was told”, he said, “No one
can guarantee there will be no violations, but if the truce is violated,
the other side will face the consequences”.
His statements of
retaliation were made despite the fact that Israel repeatedly violated
the ceasefire agreement with Gaza, that was achieved under Egyptian
mediation in November of 2012.
Netanyahu also accused Iran of
being behind the attacks that took place on the southern border.
During the 8-day war in November of last year, Israeli missiles and
shells killed 191 Palestinians, mainly children, women and elderly,
while at least 1492 Palestinians have been injured, dozens seriously.
Israeli shells killed 12 women and 20 elderly and 48 children,
including 16 under the age of five during the war.
and shells have also injured 1492 Palestinians, including 533 children
(195 under the age of 5), 254 women and 103 elderly.
the ceasefire agreement, the army continued its violations against
farmers and workers in areas close to the border, and against fishermen
in Palestinian territorial water; dozens of casualties and arrests have
On December 27 2008, Israel launched the
Operation Cast Lead war on Gaza, a war that was described by the
Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) as the “single most brutal
even in the history of the Israeli occupation”.
“In total, 1,419
Palestinians were killed. 83% of the dead – the overwhelming majority –
were civilians, the so-called ‘protected persons’ of international
humanitarian law”, PCHR said in its reported, “A further 5,300 were
injured, and public and private property throughout the Gaza Strip was
extensively targeted and destroyed.”
This site contains copyrighted material the
use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright
owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance
understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic,
democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this
constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for
in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C.
Section 107, the material on this site is
distributed without profit to those
who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information
for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml.
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of
your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the