I find it disturbing that "Olmerde" is buying into the Islamic narrative and using the words "disproportionate response". Only a JINO asshat could bumble this way. The man resigned months ago - why are the Jewish people still cursed with his dangerous stupidity?
A "'disproportionate' response" would be firing and targeting Muslims, shelling civilian homes and schools, the way the Gazan Muslims do to the Jews. "Disproportionate response" means thousands of Muslims would not be called warning them that Hamas attacks would be stopped, and to leave their homes to escape injury. How many stories have we heard of Hamas shooting civilians in their homes to keep them in their homes, so that it would appear as if the Israelis were killing civilians? And the world kisses the ass of these savages.
Israel has been far too soft (and irresponsible) in not responding to remitting attacks. Jewish life means something! Israel's lack of resolve has Islamic jihad emboldened, seemingly believing it is victorious. No response is defeat.
Military confirms Israeli fighter jets target Hamas security headquarters, smuggling tunnels hours after PM Olmert vowed 'disproportionate' response to rocket, mortar fire that injured three Israelis
Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the Islamist group said, after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert vowed a "disproportionate" response to mortar fire that injured three Israelis.
Securing a nation, defending its people from avowed annihilationists is not disproportionate, it's rational. Olmert is a putz en tuchas.
Palestinian civilians said to receive phone calls from Israeli security forces warning 'those residing near terror hubs, tunnels, weapons caches' to evacuate area 'immediately' Full Story
Security sources confirmed the strike, citing that the Israeli Air Force struck six targets in Gaza during the evening hours.
The targets included a Hamas stronghold, and several tunnels on the Philadelphi Route. According to the sources, the fire triggered several explosions, indicating that Hamas as resumed its arms smugglings.No casualties were reported.
One attack was on a security headquarters in a village in central Gaza that residents said had been vacated after Israel telephoned warnings to Palestinians to leave buildings that housed any weapons.
About a dozen rockets and mortar bombs fired from Gaza struck Israel on Sunday. Three Israelis were wounded, including two soldiers and the first Israeli civilian hurt since a Jan. 18 truce ended Israel's 22-day offensive in the coastal enclave. They suffered shrapnel injuries, medics said.
Theal-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a group belonging to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction, said it fired some of the rockets, but not all were claimed.
Israeli leaders have taken a hard line against rocket fire in the run-up to a Feb. 10 national election, which opinion polls predict right-wing leader Benjamin Netanyahu will win.
"The government's position was from the outset that if there is shooting at the residents of the south, there will be a harsh Israeli response that will be disproportionate," Olmert, who is not a candidate, said at the weekly cabinet meeting.
"We will act according to new rules which will ensure that we will not be drawn into a war of incessant shooting on the southern border, which would deprive the residents of the south of a normal life," he said, without elaborating.
Palestinians in the southern Gaza town of Rafah, not far from the village targeted, received recorded voice messages by telephone warning "everybody who is near any place used for terror or weapon storage facility or tunnels, should evacuate the area immediately."
Similar warnings have preceded Israeli attacks in the past.
'Decisive and strong response needed' A spokesman for the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip condemned what he described as Olmert's "aggressive statement".