Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Israel Flies over Syrian President's Home

Breaking now...Israeli warplanes flew over the home of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Israeli officials said. The move apparently is aimed at pressuring the Syrian leader to help get a captured Israeli soldier released. CNN news alert

AP reports:
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel turned up its pressure for the release of a captive soldier Wednesday, bombing a Hamas training camp in Gaza and sending its warplanes low over the house of Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has sheltered two Hamas leaders.
Fighter jets also knocked out electricity and water supplies for most of the 1.3 million residents of the Gaza Strip. Three bridges also were destroyed to keep militants from moving Cpl. Gilad Shalit, 19, who was taken hostage Sunday by three Hamas-affiliated groups. [read more]

Via Fox News: Israeli Officials: Warplanes Flew Over Syrian President's House
An excerpt: The officials said Assad was targeted because of the "direct link" between Syria and Hamas, the Palestinian militant group holding the soldier in the Gaza Strip. Syria hosts Khaled Meshaal, Hamas' exiled supreme leader.
There was no immediate reaction from Syria.

Click here for Hamas Profile.
Keep in mind that Iran and Hamas are connected at the hip, and Iran supplies weapons and support to Hamas. This post has links to Iran and his allies including information on weapons.

Jerusalem Post: Syrian Leader was at the site during sonic boom. (pictured there both Iranian and Syrian Leaders) I have this on a previous post from the link above.

In addition to the situation unfolding...Via Arutz Sheva-Israel National News
A Fatah terror group, not to be outdone by Hamas, claims to have kidnapped 62-year-old Noach Moskowitz from Rishon LeZion. An earlier kidnapping alert was cancelled an hour after it was issued.

Via Haaretz-Israel News reports IDF to launch anti-Qassam operation in northern Gaza

LGF posted Palestinians Using Iranian Weapons? Pictures and a great post.

Check out Gateway Pundit for updates and his excellent coverage with links including mine, thanks Jim. (smiling)

ZardozZ News writes "We did say hours on the last post! It certainly appears that the world might be witnessing the first stages in an all out war between Syria, Palestine and Israel. No doubt Iran will want to join in the action sooner rather than later. It will surely perceive Israel's fly over in Syria as reason enough to pursue its race to become a nuclear power in the area likely labeling Israel a renegade by subscribing to the U.S.'s "Preemptive Doctrine". I'll suspect we will hear from Tehran within hours as well.
I found this interesting and have been checking all day on Iranian sites for a response from the crazy Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in reference to Israel.

H/T picture The Hashmonean (has links and great post) also linked with Israel At Level Ground and links to (ynetnews) and here.

A Mother (Shiloh Musings) out of Israel.... blogging says Why wasn't THIS on CNN?
Terrorists Threaten to Butcher Kidnapped Teenager on TV

*UPDATES* Israel Arrests Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister
Very Sad to report Breaking News Via Breitbart Palestinian Group Says Israeli Executed
A Palestinian militant group said early Thursday it executed an 18- year-old Israeli settler kidnapped earlier in the West Bank. The statement from the Popular Resistance Committees in Gaza said the settler, Eliahu Asheri, had been executed.
The group, which has links to the ruling Hamas, had threatened to execute the Israeli if Israel did not halt its invasion of Gaza. [read more]

Via The Jerusalem Post: Charred body found near Ramallah is not Asheri's

Via Reuters: Gaza militants say fired chemical-tipped warhead
GAZA (Reuters) - A spokesman for gunmen in the Gaza Strip said they had fired a rocket tipped with a chemical warhead at Israel early on Thursday.

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