Terror in Gaza: 57 seconds after ‘warning,’ Israel destroys a house

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Israel claims it is warning civilians about missile strikes by “roof knocking.” Israeli army spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner made that claim to a credulous Wolf Blitzer last night on CNN. We tap harmlessly on roofs, he said, so the residents can leave.

Max Blumenthal just tweeted the video above:

See how Israel “warns” Gazans it is going to bomb their homes and imagine the terror.

You can see that the purported mortar “knock” takes place at the beginning of the video; Haaretz posted the video with these headlines: “Israel’s ‘roof knocking’ in Gaza captured on video. Residents document how Israel Air Force drops mortars on the roofs of homes before destroying them with bigger bombs.”

Then you can hear the terror in the voices. The fearful man, I am told, is crying “Warning, warning.” And the building is destroyed 57 seconds after the “warning.” What kind of warning is that? What is the difference between state terror and any other kind, except the magnitude? Yes, and consider the technological monstrosity and remoteness of this action, how would you feel to be in Gaza (which is about the size of Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan)?

Blitzer has been popping in and out of Israeli bomb shelters on CNN. Blumenthal has tweeted a debate featuring CNN’s Wolf Blitzer 25 years ago standing up for a “strong” and “vibrant” Israel:

“Thank God that there is at least one Israel, an Israel where Jews can live if they want to… if they need refuge… Zionism is an ideology, it’s the natural liberation movement of the Jewish people. To deny Zionism, to reject Zionism is about as racist an element as you can get… Have not the Jews suffered enough all of these years to have a homeland?”



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I hope that today, somebody can stop using the statement “human shield”. Gaza is one of the most densely populated places on earth— Israel is bombing the humans there.

Wolf is a joke.

It all goes to show the old rabbis were right about not getting carried away with fantasies about returning to zion. Only feasible with mass murder which does take the edge off the prayers.

Just to remind you that Sderot citizens have no more than 15 seconds before the attacks and no one “drops mortars” for warning them. And, please, don’t say that Hamas missiles are not effective; see the photos from Ashdod and Beer-Sheva from today. In both cases Hamas used long-range missiles that hit the cities. Hamas, like Hezbollah, is not a small poor organization but a strong army with advanced capabilities.

” Have not the Jews suffered enough all of these years to have a homeland?”…Wolf

Evidently not enough to have learned how to run a homeland.

I just saw this on Max’s twitter feed. Disgusting and even moreso because the IDF tries to claim some humanitarian concern in giving people 57 seconds to scramble out of their building and get far enough away to avoid injury. And if they manage that then they are left without a home or any belongings and with little chance to rebuild and probably little money to do so even if they could get the materials… Read more »