Unrest in Israel (Hamas war)

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WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD, Nov 9 (Reuters) - A defective drone in Iraq may have helped keep America from being dragged deeper into a widening Middle East conflict.

The drone, which was launched at the Erbil air base by an Iranian-backed militia before sunrise on Oct. 26, penetrated U.S. air defenses and crashed into the second floor of the barracks housing American troops at about 5 a.m, according to two U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

  • Gaza residents say Israeli troops inch way closer to the Al Shifa hospital, where Israel believes Hamas has a command centre
  • Israel opens corridor for residents to leave Gaza City for fifth day
GAZA/JERUSALEM, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Israeli forces fought Hamas militants through shell-blasted buildings in the north of the Gaza Strip on Thursday as the plight of civilians in the besieged Palestinian territory worsened.

Gaza residents said Israeli troops were inching their way closer to the Al Shifa hospital, Gaza's biggest health facility, where Israel believes Hamas has a command centre. Thousands of Palestinians have taken refuge there from the relentless Israeli bombardments.


Inside Israel's tunnel war in Gaza: The terrifying reality of clearing Hamas's 'city beneath a city' that stretches for miles - as witnessed by The Mail's NICK CRAVEN who joined IDF soldiers who found at least 17​

  • EXCLUSIVE: MailOnline was invited to join IDF forces taking the fight to Hamas
The second the foot-thick steel door of the armoured personnel carrier hissed open, throwing bright shards of light into a dust-filled cabin, the sounds of intense battle were all around us.

MailOnline was exclusively invited to join IDF forces taking the fight to Hamas after the murderous events of October 7 when 1,400 Israelis and other nationals were slaughtered by the terrorists and more than 240 men, women and children taken hostage.

This one is a podcast, nothing to see, can listen in one tab, surf the forum in a different tab. About 38 mins long.

Generation Jihad Ep. 114 — Israel at War: November 9, 2023

Bill and Joe are back with an update on Israel’s ground offensive inside Gaza. They’re joined by FDD’s David May to discuss international pressure on Israel, trajectories and timelines, rumors about reporters from western outlets receiving tips and then traveling into Israel alongside Hamas on October 7, and more.

Why Israel is a geopolitical linchpin​

Nov 11, 2023


For over 75 years, #Israel has existed in a state of perpetual #conflict, each time facing battles that could have been its last. This stalemate, as disagreeable as it may be, is unlikely to improve anytime soon.
Interesting isn't it that prior to 1948, there was no state of perpetual conflict in the Levant.


The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released a video Monday night showing evidence that the Palestinian Hamas terror organization used the Al-Rantisi Hospital for Children in western Gaza to house weapons and perhaps hostages.
  • Israel says no friction with civilians or patients inside hospital grounds
  • Military says troops find weapons and 'terrorist infrastructure' on grounds
  • UN says first fuel shipment insufficient for needs
GAZA, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Israeli troops entered Gaza's biggest hospital on Wednesday and were searching its rooms and basement, witnesses said, culminating a days-long siege that caused global alarm over the fate of thousands of civilians trapped inside.

Al Shifa hospital in Gaza City has become the main target of the ground operation by Israeli forces, who say Hamas fighters have the "beating heart" of their operations in a headquarters in tunnels beneath it, which Hamas denies.

This one's an opinion piece. Take if fwiw and dyodd.

Patrick Lawrence: ‘The Hinge of History’​

Bombing hospitals was, just a few days ago, an undeclared red line the Israel Defense Forces dared not cross without provoking international disgust and condemnation. At writing, the IDF is bombing hospitals and, I read, its soldiers are shooting patients, invalids among them, as they attempt to evacuate buildings soon to be demolished.

There is disgust and condemnation now, and they find expression not only on the streets of many cities but also in governing circles. Axios reported Monday that an internal State Department memo, signed by 100 officials at State and its aid agency, USAID, accuses President Biden of lying about Israel’s military campaign in Gaza and of complicity in war crimes. On Tuesday, The New York Times put the signatories of another letter to Biden at 400 representing 40 government departments and agencies, including the National Security Council — this in addition to an open letter to Secretary of State Blinken signed by more than 1,000 Agency for International Development employees. So far as I know, this measure of dissent in policy and governing circles is more or less unprecedented.

Read the rest:


Aircraft Carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Now in Gulf of Oman​

Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and its escorts are operating in the Gulf of Oman after leaving the Red Sea earlier this weekend, USNI News learned.
Ike and its escorts were operating off the coast of Oman as of Monday, according to the USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker, based on publicly available satellite imagery. The carrier passed through the Suez Canal on Nov. 4 and sailed through the Red Sea and past the Bab el Mandeb through the Gulf of Aden to its current location.

The move is part of the overall U.S. naval buildup in Europe and the Middle East following the Hamas attacks outside of Gaza and the ongoing conflict in Southern Israel.

Gimme some old tyme propaganda!

"Tehran Times leaks a confidential recording that reveals the director of ADL's concerns about public opinion in United States, especially among Generation Z, aka Zoomers. Expect a smear campaign against Gen Z."
It appears egg is on the face.... of Israel's genocide

good interview

Israel May Lose Its Statehood | Col. Larry Wilkerson​

Col. (ret.) Lawrence Wilkerson's last positions in government were as Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff (2002-05), Associate Director of the State Department's Policy Planning staff under the directorship of Ambassador Richard N. Haass, and member of that staff responsible for East Asia and the Pacific, political-military and legislative affairs (2001-02).

Before serving at the State Department, Wilkerson served 31 years in the U.S. Army. During that time, he was a member of the faculty of the U.S. Naval War College (1987 to 1989), Special Assistant to General Powell when he was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-93), and Director and Deputy Director of the U.S. Marine Corps War College at Quantico, Virginia (1993-97). Wilkerson retired in 1997 and began work as an advisor to General Powell. He has also taught national security affairs at the George Washington University and is currently working on a book about the first George W. Bush administration.
I get the sense that Israel stepped on it's collective dick regarding this operation....

The world is not standing with Zionism.

This will not end well for their agenda.
I get the sense that Israel stepped on it's collective dick regarding this operation....

The world is not standing with Zionism.

This will not end well for their agenda.

Frankly, they waited too long to start. Had they reacted immediately, I think perceptions could have been managed better.
What really happened? If you're being honest about it...?

Bibi needed a distraction from his corruption trial in Israel's courts and allowed Hamas (rumor is Zion has actually 'funded' them - how else can you guarantee you have an enemy?) to mount the attack which gave Bibi the reason to respond in kind. There's also the rumor that there is energy beneath Gaza, gobs of it worth billions. Not to mention an 'alternate' route to the Suez canal would run right through Gaza when built.

But what do I know?

What really happened in Israel on Oct. 7? w/Max Blumenthal | The Chris Hedges Report​

For all the sensationalism surrounding the events of Oct. 7, when Hamas broke through the Gaza fence and seized territory in the Gaza Envelope as part of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, there is still much that we do not know. The official Israeli death toll from the attack is estimated at 1,200 civilians, revised from an initial estimate of 1,400. Among this figure are several hundred civilians, which Israel says were killed by Hamas militants. Other testimony from survivors of Oct. 7 suggests an alternative explanation—that in its fervor to defeat Hamas, Israeli commanders may have willingly targeted and sacrificed Israeli soldiers and civilians in the crossfire. Max Blumenthal of The Grayzone joins The Chris Hedges Report for an in-depth look.
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