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banyon 03:02 PM 05-11-2021
28 Reported Dead In Gaza From Israeli Airstrikes; Gaza Rockets Kill 3 In Israel

May 11, 20212:13 PM ET
Becky Sullivan
BECKY SULLIVAN


An Israeli firefighter walks next to cars hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon on Tuesday.
Ariel Schalit/AP


https://www.npr.org/2021/05/11/99587...ll-2-in-israel


Israel warned that airstrikes on Gaza would continue over the coming days as at least 28 Palestinians and three Israelis were reported killed amid rising cross-border violence sparked by clashes in Jerusalem.

A confrontation on Friday between Israeli police and Palestinian demonstrators at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City has escalated rapidly since the weekend, leaving Israelis and Palestinians alike bracing for more violence as the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close this week.

Over the last two days, Palestinian militants fired hundreds of rockets from Gaza toward Jerusalem and coastal Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv. Israel has responded with scores of airstrikes it says are targeting militants in Gaza. Israeli officials say they are preparing to expand their offensive.

Two Israelis were killed Tuesday when rockets struck two houses in the port city of Ashkelon. Another rocket hit an empty school that had been ordered closed due to the risk of strikes. A rocket barrage Tuesday night killed a third Israeli in the Tel Aviv suburb Holon.

Some rockets have been intercepted by the Israeli army's missile defense system, while others fell short and landed within Gaza.

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Early Tuesday morning, Israeli warplanes and drones conducted at least 130 airstrikes over Gaza. Officials with the Israel Defense Forces said they targeted operatives from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, killing 15, including the chief of Islamic Jihad's special rocket unit.

Health officials in Gaza said 28 people have been killed in the strikes, including at least 10 children. More than 150 Palestinians in Gaza have been injured, they said.

The border between Gaza and Israel has been closed to journalists due to the rocket fire.

Israel's army chief of staff has ordered the military to prepare to widen its operation against Gaza "with no time limit." At a press briefing Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz told reporters Israel plans to "deal a hard blow to Hamas" in the coming days, referring to the militant Palestinian group which governs Gaza.

The recent round of violence erupted after weeks of tension in Jerusalem, where Israeli police had routinely confronted Palestinian protesters, mostly around the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City. The mosque is located in an area known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary, and to Jews as the Temple Mount. Anti-Arab Jewish gangs have contributed to the unrest, attacking groups of Palestinians.

Beginning Friday, Israeli police have used stun grenades, rubber-coated bullets and water cannons to disperse the growing crowds of demonstrators. The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency medical service says more than a thousand Palestinians have been injured since Friday, with hundreds hospitalized. Roughly a dozen Israeli police officers have been hurt.

The escalation in violence prompted international calls for calm and criticism from Israel's Arab neighbors.

Jordan's foreign minister Ayman Safadi was in Washington over the weekend, where he met with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Speaking to reporters ahead of their meeting, Blinken urged both sides to de-escalate.

"We're very focused on the situation in Israel, West Bank, Gaza, very deeply concerned about the rocket attacks that we're seeing now, that they need to stop, they need to stop immediately," Blinken said ahead of the meeting with Safadi.

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan also met with Safadi during his visit to Washington, and spoke by phone with his Israeli counterpart to urge calm and denounce violence.

NPR's Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem contributed reporting.
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Bowser 05:00 PM 05-11-2021
Originally Posted by Raiderhader:
In a unique way, Mexico kind of does. And some in this country actually welcome it.
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Donger 05:03 PM 05-11-2021
Originally Posted by Bowser:
Yes, Trump was over the top in his support of Israel, but none of what we're seeing go on in the world right now happened while he was POTUS. That isn't even debatable.
The "Palestinians" fired rockets at Israel every year during Trump's presidency.
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Bowser 05:05 PM 05-11-2021
Originally Posted by Donger:
The "Palestinians" fired rockets at Israel every year during Trump's presidency.
Fair. They've fired rockets into Israel ever since they've had rockets.
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loochy 05:07 PM 05-11-2021
Fack teh Israel. Fack the Palestine. Fack the Gaza. Fack em all...they deserve each other.
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Donger 05:07 PM 05-11-2021
Originally Posted by Bowser:
Fair. They've fired rockets into Israel ever since they've had rockets.
Yep.
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NinerDoug 05:08 PM 05-11-2021
Originally Posted by Donger:
The "Palestinians" fired rockets at Israel every year during Trump's presidency.
Must be because of Trump's weakness.
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Prison Bitch 05:13 PM 05-11-2021
Originally Posted by loochy:
Fack teh Israel. Fack the Palestine. Fack the Gaza. Fack em all...they deserve each other.
I donít know anything about that region. I just see one group of white-skinned people with money and education, and one group of brown-skinned people with neither.


Iíve been told this has only one explanation: systemic racism and oppression.
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Sorry 05:21 PM 05-11-2021
Originally Posted by Raiderhader:
In a unique way, Mexico kind of does. And some in this country actually welcome it.
our govt has fucked us over ten fold compared to immigrants who largely are in the workforce with our vegatation.
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Raiderhader 05:31 PM 05-11-2021
Originally Posted by Sorry:
our govt has fucked us over ten fold compared to immigrants who largely are in the workforce with our vegatation.
Our government has in part fucked us over with the desire to allow illegal aliens to saturate our work force in construction, the service industry, farming and landscaping, suppressing wages in all of those fields while they send a significant portion of their earnings back to their countries of origin instead of reinvesting it in this country.
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banyon 05:33 PM 05-11-2021
Originally Posted by HonestChieffan:
300 rockets from Gaza into Israel.


But for the Jew haters we dont mention that
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Originally Posted by :
Over the last two days, Palestinian militants fired hundreds of rockets from Gaza toward Jerusalem and coastal Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv.

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NinerDoug 05:38 PM 05-11-2021
Originally Posted by Raiderhader:
Our government has in part ****ed us over with the desire to allow illegal aliens to saturate our work force in construction, the service industry, farming and landscaping, suppressing wages in all of those fields while they send a significant portion of their earnings back to their countries of origin instead of reinvesting it in this country.
You believe that laborers in those fields are all underpaid, on account of illegals?

So their employers in those fields could afford to pay them more, and would be paying them more, if they were unable to buy the cheap labor from illegals?
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Raiderhader 05:46 PM 05-11-2021
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
You believe that laborers in those fields are all underpaid, on account of illegals?

So their employers in those fields could afford to pay them more, and would be paying them more, if they were unable to buy the cheap labor from illegals?
Do you believe it is not a contributing factor?
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NinerDoug 06:08 PM 05-11-2021
Originally Posted by Raiderhader:
Do you believe it is not a contributing factor?
Contributing to what?

First we have the preliminary question regarding whether or not the laborers in those fields are underpaid.

Do you believe they are?
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InChiefsHeaven 06:13 PM 05-11-2021
Originally Posted by AdolfOliverBush:
Whatever it takes to maintain a safe LZ for Jesus.
Somehow I don't think the Israelis give a shit about that...
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Raiderhader 06:41 PM 05-11-2021
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
Contributing to what?

First we have the preliminary question regarding whether or not the laborers in those fields are underpaid.

Do you believe they are?

Do we need a minimum wage increase in this country (that would largely affect those industries) or don't we? Your side of the political aisle keeps saying we do. So which is it, are they or are they not being paid enough in those industries?
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