Israel steps up airstrikes, mobilizes troops along Gaza border
November 17th, 2012
03:08 AM ET

Israel steps up airstrikes, mobilizes troops along Gaza border

Irael's Operation Pillar of Defense looks like it may become a ground invasion. Today convoys carrying tens of thousands of Israeli soldiers rolled toward the Gaza border.  Palestinian militants fired rockets at the holy city of Jerusalem, which shows an expanded capability of their range vs. previous years.

Yesterday the Israeli government authorized the call up of 75,000 reservists, a move that points to the addition of boots on the ground to the current air campaign.

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  1. Benn

    Explosions shouldn't be so pretty. All the orange colors in the photo look incredible.

    November 17, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. DocNavy


    Could you please provide a link to anything that says that the govt of China subsidizes gasoline for it's citizens? I've never heard of that before and would like to read up about it.

    November 17, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. Benn

    I have a pack of 4 of the King's Hawaiian rolls that have never been opened. They are almost 3 years old and look completely fresh. The package has swelled some but other than that they look perfect. I think it is the combination of being completely sealed where oxygen and bacteria can't get to the bread – and preservatives. Pretty cool.

    November 17, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. ronvan

    As I have said before, "DON'T MESS WITH ISREAL"!! While I feel sorry for those innocents killed, that is a fact of life in any battle! JUSTIFICATION? Simple question to answer. WHO fired the first shot? Isreal listed at #10 of biggest militaries in the world, and HAMMAS, thinks, they can intimidate Isreal!? Shows just how stupid they are! What IF Isreal conducts a full scale, air and ground campaign and pushes HAMMAS completely out of Gaza? It will only cost lives, on both sides, with Isreal winning, BUT, really a lost cause if they pull back into Isreal when done! WHAT IF, Isreal decides to REMAIN on the borders of Gaza, to keep HAMMAS, and others that would do them harm, OUT? Would they give the palistians freedom to run their, "claimed, so called" country, and just control who comes in or leaves? While sounding absurd, for me, personally, this would be a better solution than just going in, clean house, then leave, just for HAMMAS and other terrorists to return!

    November 17, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  5. the prophet

    Russia intelligence is positioned in Syria from there operations are conducted with arms to attack Israel, Israel will be under attack from Palestine but tactical operations are conducted from Syria concealed by the social turmoil.

    November 17, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    As an American I feel ashamed the way our mainstream media continues with its biased and one sided reporting. But people elsewhere and even those with hearts and thinking minds here have access to real news.

    November 17, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    250 wounded scores including women and children killed in Gaza and counting.

    November 17, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Random residential neighborhoods being bombed in airstrikes in that narrow strip -Gaza.

    November 17, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. Hide Behind

    Israel will not "invade" they do not look upon any military action in that area as invading
    Use of word invading brings to mind entering another sovereign nation and ISrael does not recognize any of those lans as sovereign, nor so far has the UN general assembly.

    November 17, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  10. Thinker23

    Oh yes, yes, "license to kill Israel has". As a matter of fact EVERY nation has the right to fight back during a war, not only Israel... and if the Palestinians did not like it they would NEGOTIATE A BETTER DEAL long ago. They had plenty of opportunities.

    November 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Just the acts of bullies! Israel ALWAYS finds a way of justifying their actions, even if they are wrong.

    November 17, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    And there is not a doubt in my mind that we, the American people, are being fed a bunch of lies and propoganda!

    November 17, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Hide Behind

    Searves me right; knew that post would not slip by.

    November 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Hide Behind

    Once the pro israeli group mobilizes end of discussion.

    November 17, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Personally Joey, im very tired of the *adultry* thing being big news. My views, thats between the adulterers spouse, children and GOD! Its not my business and im quite sick of hearing about it!

    November 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
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