Sunday, December 28, 2008

HAMAS Prompted Israeli Assault Months Ago

The current Israeli assault, Operation Cast Lead, on Hamas controlled Gaza began six months ago.

The impetus for the military action began years ago. This chronology of terrorst attacks is just the time period Jan 19, 2006 through Sep 22, 2008. Over the past week before the assault initiation, Hamas fired some 300 missiles and mortars into Israeli territory and more than 3000 over the past year.


19 Jan 2006 - 20 injured in bombing at fast-food restaurant in Tel Aviv.
5 Feb 2006 - 1 killed, 5 injured in stabbing attack on taxi bus en route to Tel Aviv.
1 Mar 2006 - 1 killed in shooting attack at gas station near Migdalim, West Bank.
28 Mar 2006 - 2 killed (including 1 teenager) in explosion of Qassam rocket they found in western Negev area.
30 Mar 2006 - 4 killed (including 1 teenager) by suicide bomber posing as Jewish hitchhiker.
17 Apr 2006 (1340) - 11 killed (including 2 Romanians, 1 French citizen, 1 dual Israeli-French citizen, 1 Israeli who died of injuries 13 May, and 1 American teenager who died of injuries 14 May), over 60 injured by suicide bomber (one terrorist also killed) outside a fast-food restaurant in Tel Aviv after being prevented by a security guard from entering.
27 May 2006 - 1 soldier injured in Katyusha rocket attack on army base at Mount Meron.
11 Jun 2006 - 1 killed, 2 injured in shooting attack on West Bank highway north of Jerusalem.
25 Jun 2006 - 2 soldiers killed, 1 soldier kidnapped, and 4 soldiers injured by terrorists infiltrating across the border in the Rafah area.
25 Jun 2006 - 1 teenager kidnapped between Batar Illit and Neveh Izut; body found 29 Jun in Ramallah.
12 Jul 2006 - 3 soldiers killed, 2 others kidnapped by Hezbollah terrorists crossing the border from Lebanon; among ground forces pursuing the terrorists across the border, 4 were killed in the bombing of a tank and 1 was killed during recovery following the bombing of the tank.
12 Jul 2006 - Hezbollah rockets (120) fired from southern Lebanon into northern Israel, striking Shlomi and Shebaa Farms; Kassam rockets (16) fired from Gaza.
13 Jul 2006 - 2 killed, 29 injured by Hezbollah rockets (125) fired from southern Lebanon: 1 killed in a home in Nahariya, 1 killed in Safed; other rockets fell in Haifa; Kassam rockets (7) fired from Gaza.

14 Jul 2006 - 2 killed, 2 injured by Hezbollah rockets (103) fired from southern Lebanon: 2 killed (including 1 child) and 2 injured in home in Meron; other rockets struck Haifa; Kassam rockets (19) fired from Gaza.
14 Jul 2006 (2130) - 4 soldiers killed in antiship cruise missile attack against Israeli naval vessel off the Beirut, Lebanon; the C-802 missile launch, from Lebanon, was claimed by Hezbollah but was probably carried out by Iranian military personnel; a second C-802 missile sunk an Egyptian civilian vessel off Lebanon.
15 Jul 2006 - Hezbollah rockets (100) fired from southern Lebanon at Haifa, Tiberias, and other sites; Kassam rockets (2) fired from Gaza.
16 Jul 2006 - 8 killed, 50 injured by Hezbollah rockets (45) fired from southern Lebanon: 8 killed by Fajar rocket strike on Haifa train depot, 50 others injured in Haifa area; other rockets struck Afula and Nazareth; Kassam rockets (12) fired from Gaza.
17 Jul 2006 - 20 injured by Hezbollah rockets (79) fired from southern Lebanon: 9 injured by Katyusha rocket strike on hospital in Safed, 11 injured by rocket strike on apartment building in Haifa; other rockets struck Atlit; Kassam rockets (12) fired from Gaza.
18 Jul 2006 - 1 killed, 60 injured by Hezbollah rockets (113) fired from southern Lebanon: 1 killed near bomb shelter in Nahariya, 60 injured near Safed and Nahariya; other rockets fell in Haifa area, Karmiel, Maalot, Rosh Pina, and Tiberias; Kassam rockets (8) fired from Gaza.
19 Jul 2006 - 2 killed, 30 injured by Hezbollah rockets (106) fired from southern Lebanon: 2 Arab children killed and about 30 Arabs injured by two Katyusha rocket strikes in Nazareth; Kassam rockets (4) fired from Gaza
20 Jul 2006 - Hezbollah rockets (33) fired from southern Lebanon; Kassam rockets (10) fired from Gaza.
21 Jul 2006 - Hezbollah rockets (92) fired from southern Lebanon; one Kassam rocket fired from Gaza.
22 Jul 2006 - 20 injured by Hezbollah rockets (129) fired from southern Lebanon: 4 injured in Safed, 3 injured in Haifa, 13 injured in other locations in northern Israel; Kassam rockets (5) fired from Gaza.
23 Jul 2006 - 2 killed, 16 injured by Hezbollah rockets (88) fired from southern Lebanon: 1 killed, 12 injured in Haifa, 1 killed in a shop in Kiryat Ata; 1 injured in Carmiel; other rockets struck Acco, Kiryat Shmona, and Tiberias; Kassam rockets (12) fired from Gaza.
24 Jul 2006 - 49 injured by Hezbollah rockets (109) fired from southern Lebanon into Kiryat Shmona, Nahariva, Safed, and other sites; Kassam rockets (5) fired from Gaza.
25 Jul 2006 - 2 killed, 48 injured by Hezbollah rockets (100) fired from southern Lebanon: 1 teenager killed by a Katyusha rocket strike on a home in Maghar; 1 died of a heart attack while moving to a bomb shelter in Haifa; other rockets struck Acco, Kiryat Shmona, Maalot, Nahariya, Safed, Shfaram, and Tiberias; 1 foreigner injured by Kassam rocket strike on house in the Negev fired from Gaza; one other Kassam rocket fired from Gaza.
26 Jul 2006 - 55 injured by Hezbollah rockets (166) fired from southern Lebanon: 16 injured in Maalot; other rockets struck Acco, Haifa, Karmiel, Kiryat Shmona, Rosh Pina, Safed, and Tiberias; Kassam rockets (8) fired from Gaza.
27 Jul 2006 - 19 injured by Hezbollah rockets (109) fired from southern Lebanon: 3 directly injured and 16 treated for shock in Kiryat Shmona; other rockets struck Carmiel, Maalot, Nahariya, Rosh Pina, Safed, Shlomi, and Tiberias; Kassam rockets (3) fired from Gaza.
27 Jul 2006 - 1 killed, body found in car near Qalqilya.
28 Jul 2006 - 3 injured by Hezbollah rockets (104) fired from southern Lebanon; seven Khaibar-1 rockets struck in or near Afula, and other rockets struck several sites including a hospital in Nahariya; Kassam rockets (4) fired from Gaza.
29 Jul 2006 5 injured by Hezbollah rockets (86) fired from southern Lebanon; one Kassam rocket fired from Gaza.
30 Jul 2006 - 69 injured by Hezbollah rockets (148) fired from southern Lebanon; one rocket struck near a kindergarten school in Acco; other rockets struck Acco, Haifa, Kiryat Shmona, Krayot area, and Safed; Kassam rockets (3) fired from Gaza
31 Jul 2006 - 6 killed in Haifa by mortar fire; Hezbollah rockets (4) fired from southern Lebanon, striking near Nahariya; Kassam rockets (5) fired from Gaza.
1 Aug 2006 - Hezbollah rockets (8) fired from southern Lebanon.
2 Aug 2006 - 1 killed, 28 injured by Hezbollah rockets (231) fired from southern Lebanon: 1 killed in Kibbutz Sa'ar, north of Nahariya; 7 directly injured and 15 treated for shock following strike by Khaibar-1 rocket in Bet Shean; 6 injuries from other rocket strikes in Acco, Haifa, Hatzor, Kiryat Shmona, Maalot, Rosh Pina, Safed, and near the West Bank city of Jenin.
3 Aug 2006 - 8 killed, 80 injured by Hezbollah rockets (180) fired from southern Lebanon: 4 killed (including 1 teenager) in Acco; 4 killed (including 3 Arab teenagers) in a car in Maalot, injuries in Carmiel, Kiryat Shmona, Nahariya, and Tiberias; injuries included 50 direct injuries and 30 treated for shock.
4 Aug 2006 - 3 killed, 86 injured by Hezbollah rockets (200) fired from southern Lebanon: 1 killed, 4 injured (including 2 children) in a home in Maghar; 2 killed in Majdal Krum; other rockets struck Acco, Carmiel, Kibbutz Sha'ar Yishuv, Nahariya, and Safed; one or more long-range rockets struck Hadera.
5 Aug 2006 - 4 killed, 15 injured by Hezbollah rockets (170) fired from southern Lebanon: 3 killed in Arab al-Aramshe, 5 injured in Haifa; 1 died of a heart attack in a bomb shelter in a Haifa suburb and 10 treated for shock.
6 Aug 2006 - 15 killed, 215 injured by Hezbollah rockets (175) fired from southern Lebanon: 12 soldiers killed, 15 injured near Kibbutz Kfar Giladi, north of Kiryat Shmona while preparing to enter Lebanon; 3 killed, 200 injured in Haifa in strikes on several apartment buildings.
7 Aug 2006 - 17 injured by Hezbollah rockets (160) fired from southern Lebanon: rockets struck Acco, Kiryat Shmona, Maalot, Rosh Pina, and Safed.
8 Aug 2006 - 2 injured by Hezbollah rockets (160) fired from southern Lebanon: 2 injured in Fasouta; other rockets struck Acco, Kiryat Shmona, Maalot, Nahariya, Safed, Tiberias, and in the Golan Heights.
9 Aug 2006 - 2 injured by Hezbollah rockets (160) fired from southern Lebanon: 2 injured in Safed; other rockets struck Acco, Kiryat Shmona, Maalot, and in the Golan Heights; five long-range rockets struck Fakua in the West Bank, believed targeted on Afula or Beit Shean; one Khaibar-1 struck Haifa, believed targeted on Hadera; other long-range rockets struck near Gilboa.
10 Aug 2006 - 1 Italian killed in stabbing attack in East Jerusalem.
19 Aug 2006 - 1 soldier killed in shooting attack at Bekaot checkpoint in Jordan Valley.
12 Sep 2006 - 1 soldier killed in shooting attack during army operations near Kissufim Crossing in Gaza.
1 Nov 2006 - 1 soldier killed in shooting attack in Beit Hanoun, Gaza.
15 Nov 2006 - 1 killed, 1 injured in Sderot by Kassam rocket strike fired from Gaza.
20 Nov 2006 - 1 killed (died 21 Nov) in Sderot by Kassam rocket strike fired from Gaza.

29 Jan 2007 - 3 killed in suicide bombing (one terrorist also killed) at bakery in Eilat.
25 Feb 2007 - 1 killed in stabbing attack near Beit Omar.
21 May 2007 - 1 killed in Sderot by Kassam rocket strike fired from Gaza; victim was in a car near a shopping center.
27 May 2007 - 1 killed in Sderot by Kassam rocket strike fired from Gaza.
12 Jul 2007 - 1 killed in attack on Israeli troops in Bureij camp, Gaza; attackers used explosives, rocket-propelled grenades, and machine guns.
18 Sep 2007 - 1 soldier shot and killed by terrorists during counterterrorism operations in Ein Beit Ilmeh refugee camp in Nablus, West Bank.
17 Oct 2007 - 1 soldier killed in exchange of gunfire with terrorists in southern Gaza.
29 Oct 2007 - 1 soldier killed in exchange of gunfire with terrorists in southern Gaza, near the Sufa crossing.
19 Nov 2007 - 1 killed in shooting attack on car near Kedumin in the West Bank.
28 Dec 2007 - 2 soldiers killed while hiking in the Hebron area.

15 Jan 2008 - 1 Ecuadorian killed in shooting attack at Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha.
24 Jan 2008 - 1 soldier killed in shooting attack at checkpoint near Shuafat.
4 Feb 2008 - 1 killed, 38 injured in suicide bombing in shopping center in Dimona (1 terrorist killed, second terrorist killed by police officer) .
27 Feb 2008 - 1 killed by Kassam rocket attack on Sderot campus of Sapir College
1 Mar 2008 - 2 soldiers killed by mortar, antitank, and RPG fire from terrorists during operations in Gaza against Hamas rocket launchers.
6 Mar 2008 - 2 soldiers killed (one died 9 March) by bombing attack on jeep near security fence in central Gaza.
6 Mar 2008 - 8 students killed (including 7 teenagers), 11 injured in shooting attack at Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem; the terrorist was killed by an IDF officer.
9 Apr 2008 - 1 soldier killed, 2 soldiers injured during gunfight with terrorists in southern Gaza Strip.
9 Apr 2008 - 2 killed in Nahal Oz fuel terminal by shooting attack preceded by mortar fire.
16 Apr 2008 - 3 soldiers killed, 3 soldiers injured in attack at Gaza security fence south of Nahal Oz fuel terminal.
19 Apr 2008 - 13 soldiers injured in suicide bombing using three explosive-laden jeeps, two of which detonated; four terrorists also killed.
25 Apr 2008 - 2 security guards killed in shooting attack at Nitzanel Shalom industrial park.
9 May 2008 - 1 killed in Kibbutz Kfar Aza by mortar fire from Gaza Strip.
12 May 2008 - 1 killed at Moshav Yesha.
14 May 2008 (1800) - 90 injured (including 1 infant) at an Ashkelon shopping mall by a rocket fired from Gaza Strip.
5 Jun 2008 - 1 killed, 4 injured in Kibbutz Nir-Oz by mortar fire from Gaza Strip.
2 Jul 2008 (1200) - 3 killed (including two women), 66 injured (including 2 infants) by Palestian using a bulldozer to attack cars, pedestrians, and two buses in Jerusalem on Jaffa Road between the Central Bus Station and Mahane Yehuda market; the terrorist was killed by police.
11 Jul 2008 - 1 border patrolman injured in terrorist attack in Jerusalem, dying 23 July from his injuries.
23 Jul 2008 - 16 injured in attack by terrorist using a bulldozer in Jerusalem to attack a bus and four other vehicles; the terrorist was killed by police.
10 Sep 2008 - 1 soldier injured in acid attack by Palestinian woman.
22 Sep 2008 - 4 injured (1 soldier, 3 Palestinians) in acid attack by Palestinian woman at Hawara crossing near Nablus.
22 Sep 2008 (2300) - 17 soldiers injured in attack by Palestinian driving a car into a group of Israelis at an intersection in Jerusalem; the terrorist was shot and killed.

The chronology is much longer than this list. See Johnston's Archive extending back to 1948 for a more complete history of terrorist outrages against Israel.

On the evening of March 1, 2008, Israeli Ambassador Daniel Carmon addressed the UN Security Council. The meeting began began at 8:30PM and concluded at 9:07PM, such is importance the UN places on the conflict. The Ambassador told the Council,

More than 250,000 Israeli citizens were in the range of deadly and murderous weapons of Hamas, in the care of its backers in the region and their malicious vision, he said. “The Government of Israel should not apologize for protecting its citizens. In fact, where was the Security Council just three days ago, when Hamas fired 80 rockets at Israel, in just a matter of hours? Where was the outrage and condemnation?” he said. Israel had addressed the situation for a very long time, he said, pointing to the many letters sent this week to the Council, expressing alarm and concern with Hamas’ attacks and reiterating Israel’s determination to protect its people. “This is our right. This is the right of all States to act in self-defence, in accordance with article 51 of the United Nations Charter,” he said, stressing that it was Israel’s duty and obligation.
The Permanent Observer of Palestine, Riyad H. Mansour, also spoke. He expectedly blamed Israel for everything, including the Council's inaction. The report of the meeting states, "The Council’s lack of action had only led to the perpetration of more war crimes against innocent civilians..." In Islamic parlance, 'innocent civilians' means Muslims only. The deaths of Israeli children are not the deaths of innocent civilians.



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2 comments:

dcat said...

And everyone was saying... God what is Israel waiting for!?!

Indigo Red said...

I don't like the obvious answer, dcat, but it does seem the only one - physically push the entire Gaza population into the sea and never let them back.