Gaza rockets pound Israel after air strikes kill 6

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PostWed Jun 20, 2012 12:59 am » by Flecktarn


Gaza militants pounded Israel with rockets on Tuesday after six Palestinians were killed and five others injured in a series of air strikes across the coastal strip.
In a rare show of force, militants from the armed wing of the ruling Hamas movement said they had fired at least 10 rockets into Israel and would continue unless the air strikes ended.
Israel police said 45 rockets had hit the Jewish state in a 24-hour period, with one scoring a direct hit on a border police outpost in Yad Mordechai, just north of the Gaza Strip late on Monday evening.
"One border policeman was moderately injured, while another was lightly injured and six others were treated for shock," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP.
The sharp increase in rocket fire came in the wake of a warning by Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, shortly after an afternoon air strike targeted two men on a motorcycle in the central Gaza town of Deir al-Balah, injuring one of them critically.
"This is our answer to the Zionist crimes. It will continue if they carry out more strikes on Gaza," the group said in what was an unusual departure from their customary observance of a tacit truce with Israel.
It was not immediately clear how many of the 45 rockets were fired by Hamas militants.
On Tuesday morning, medics recovered the bodies of two Palestinian teenagers who had been killed in another early-morning air strike in Deir al-Balah.
Their deaths raised to six the number of Palestinians killed in a series of deadly Israeli strikes which began on Monday morning, just hours after gunmen from Sinai carried out an ambush along Israel's southern border with Egypt, killing an Israeli civilian.
Israel has said the sudden spike -- three deadly air raids in just over 12 hours -- was "in no way related" to the border incident, with the military saying the air force was targeting militants about to attack the Jewish state.
The pre-dawn raid killed two 17-year-old youths who were identified as Mohammed Bassem Abu Mealiq and Yusef al-Talbani.
Witnesses said they were trying to cross the fence into Israel, while the army said it had targeted "a terrorist squad handling an explosive device" border.
On Monday, four Palestinians were killed in two Israeli sorties over Beit Hanun in northern Gaza that also wounded three other people, medics said.
One of those killed was 23-year-old Jihad Abu Shebab, an Ezzedine al-Qassam militant, while the second victim, Mohammed al-Zaanin, 25, was not affiliated with any armed faction.
The first strike on Monday killed two Islamic Jihad activists in their 20s, Mohammed Shabat and Ismail Odeh, who were riding a motorcycle near Beit Hanun, medics and witnesses said.
The military said they were part of a "squad of snipers operating near the security fence."
In a separate development, an unexplained explosion in Gaza City killed a two-year-old girl on Tuesday evening, medics said.
An Israeli military spokesman denied there was any air strike in the area at the time.
The last major flare-up in Gaza was in March when four days of tit-for-tat violence left 26 Palestinians dead, and saw militants firing more than 200 rockets into Israel.
The fighting erupted when Israel assassinated a militant leader who it said was responsible for planning an August 2011 attack along Israel's southern border with Egypt in which gunmen sneaked over the frontier and killed eight Israelis.
Within hours, Israel hit back at Gaza, sparking eight days of bloodshed that left 26 Palestinians and an Israeli dead.
Monday's border attack raised fears Israel would once again hold Gaza militants responsible, although there was no such claim in the immediate aftermath of the incident in which an Israeli civilian and two gunmen died.


ironic that the united states asks britain to stop a Russian ship delivering attack helicopters to Syria ,,yet says nothing about this mess :bang; :bang;
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PostWed Jun 20, 2012 1:01 am » by Flecktarn


Clashes in southeast Turkey kill 28
Fighting between soldiers and Kurdish rebels in southeast Turkey killed 28 people Tuesday, threatening to torpedo a rare opening for negotiations to resolve a decades-old separatist conflict.
Eight Turkish soldiers and 20 rebels were killed and another 19 soldiers wounded following an attack by rebels on an army post near the border with Iraq, local officials said in a statement.
The rebels belonged to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), said officials.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan swiftly condemned the attack, saying that government forces would continue to battle the rebels.
"We will continue our fight to the end. Sooner or later we will succeed," he told Anatolia news agency from Mexico, where he is attending the G20 summit at Los Cabos.
"Nobody can use terrorism to negotiate," he said, adding that the only solution was for the "terrorists" to lay down their arms.
The bloodshed comes amid signs of a softening of the government's hard line against the PKK after a prominent Kurdish lawmaker extended an olive branch to Erdogan.
Leyla Zana, in an interview with the prominent daily Hurriyet, praised Erdogan as the head of the strongest government in Turkey's history, saying that with the political will, he had the power to solve the Kurdish problem.
"The strongest one can halt all this if he wants. Who's that strongest one? It's the current government and its head Recep Tayyip Erdogan," she told Hurriyet.
Zana, among the most outspoken advocates of Kurdish rights who won the European Parliament's Sakharov human rights award in 1995, was imprisoned from 1994 to 2004 for alleged links with the separatist PKK, which took up arms in 1984, sparking a conflict that has claimed some 45,000 lives.
But her latest comments won plaudits from government officials and Erdogan said he was ready to meet her.
The headline-grabbing interview however drew a harsh response from the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), which secured 29 seats in the 550-member Turkish parliament in the 2011 elections last year.
The party's co-chairman Selahattin Demirtas accused Zana of being "naive" to pin her hopes on Erdogan.
Meanwhile the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) drew up a blueprint that would see a parliamentary commission work together with an outside panel of "wise men" to resolve the Kurdish problem.
The plan has won backing from both the Erdogan government and Kurdish MPs, seen by political analysts as a "watershed" in Turkish politics.
In another sign of softening, Erdogan told parliament last week that the Kurdish language would be taught as an elective course in public schools for the first time ever.
Since coming to power in 2002, Erdogan's government has carried out a number of reforms under pressure from the European Union, easing restrictions on the use of Kurdish, including in broadcasts.
Political commentators however warn that a spike in violence in the southeast, home to most of Turkey's large Kurdish minority, may force the government to keep military option on the table.
The fresh violence prompted Turkey's top commander General Necdet Ozer and cabinet ministers to travel to the region, while President Abdullah Gul said Turkey must "solve the terrorism problem without making any concessions on its state authority and rule of law."
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey and much of the international community.

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PostWed Jun 20, 2012 1:34 am » by Proto


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when i was overseas we found heads and body's all the time out on patrol ,they kill there own just the same way ,they are barbaric and retarded and unable to live in a modern world as humans ,they use religion as a excuse to justify what they do ,and the clerics don't condemn them so they are just as bad ,,stupid religion with even stupider followers


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