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Gaza rockets hit deeper into Israel ~ link ~ Gaza terror groups continued their shelling southern Israel Monday, expanding their radius to and hitting – for the first time in the current escalation – the greater Gedera area.
Dozens of Grad missiles and Qassam rockets were fired at Israel's western Negev communities, hitting the entire southern sector, from the Gaza vicinity communities and Sderot, to Beersheba, Ashdod, Ashkelon Gan Yavne and Gedera; followed by the sounds of exploding projectiles.
Hamas sees ceasefire soon; PRC and Islamic Jihad disagree ~ link ~ Hamas said Monday it believes a truce with Israel and Gaza is likely soon, while the groups firing the rockets - Islamic Jihad and the People's Resistance Committees (PRC) - opposed such a ceasefire.
Gaza groups won't blink first ~ link ~ An Egyptian source told the paper that the Popular Resistance Committees were adamantly against any armistice, unless Israel holds its fire first.
"Israel is the aggressor here so it's hard to convince the PRC to hold their fire, especially since their new secretary-general was assassinated," he said.
Two more Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza ~ link ~ Two more Palestinians have been killed in a fresh Israeli airstrike on the besieged Gaza Strip, bringing the death toll from the Israeli air raids in the past few days to 23.
According to Palestinian medical sources, the latest raid struck the Jabalia refugee camp north of Gaza on Monday, killing a man and his daughter.
US talks military intervention in Syria ~ link ~
Syria: Terrorists groups committed atrocious massacre in Homs to elicit international support against Syrian government ~ link ~ Minister of Information Dr. Adnan Mahmoud said that armed terrorist groups committed a most atrocious massacre against women, children and elderly citizens in Karm al-Zaytoun neighborhood and mutilated their bodies in order to put pressure to elicit international stances against Syria.
The Spymaster: Meir Dagan on Iran's Threat ~ link ~ Meir Dagan is one tough SOB! He is by no means a pacifist and by no means 'soft' on Iran. He is first and foremost one who has spent his life in the service of his Israel, his people, his tribe. He is so strongly against Netanyahu's coming war with Iran because he knows that it presents Israel with the most serious and grave danger in its history. Stirling
(CBS News) Meir Dagan has been described as "hard-charging" and "stops at nothing." For more than eight years, Dagan made full use of those qualities as chief of Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency, where he focused on keeping Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. When that job ended, Dagan did something unheard of for an ex-Mossad chief: he spoke out publicly, voicing opposition to Israel launching preemptive airstrikes against Iran's nuclear facilities anytime soon. Dagan believes the Iranian regime is a rational one and even its president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - who has called for Israel to be annihilated - acts in a somewhat rational way when it comes to Iran's nuclear ambitions. Lesley Stahl reports.
Elections Canada has launched an investigation into the suspicious calls after receiving a more than 30,000 complaints. Many have testified that the Robocalls came from companies with ties to the Conservative party that won the election.
70% of all ground beef in USA contains "Pink Slime" ~ link ~ You simply cannot make this stuff up! What a time we live in! Stirling
World Government = Global Death - video ~ link