Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Israel to intensify attacks on Gaza  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 08/07/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The Israeli security cabinet decided Monday to intensify the military attacks on Gaza Strip in response to a rocket barrage by Hamas and other Palestinian resistance groups in the Strip, according to Israel radio.

At the end of its three-hour meeting in Jerusalem, the security cabinet gave the green light to the Israeli army to expand and ratchet up the military strikes against militant targets in the Strip on a daily basis until Hamas leader realize that a ceasefire is in their favor, the radio reported, citing a government insider.

The Egyptian secret service will convey message from Israel to Hamas and vice versa in a bid to deescalate the tension.

The radio noted that there is disagreement between the political and military wings of Hamas on the proposed truce.

While Hamas movement was in favor of de-escalation of the tension, things went to the contrary today after Ezz-Eddin Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the movement, fired a volley of rockets into Sderot and other southern Israeli towns in retaliation to the Israeli air attacks which killed seven Hamas members last night.

Hamas demands, as a condition for truce, that Israel must release its members who were detained during the recent security campaign in the West Bank as well as the formr prisoners who were rearrested.


Meanwhile, the Israeli army called up some 1,500 reservists from two infantry brigades around the Gaza Strip in preparation for a possible escalation that could result in a large-scale military operation.

The reservists, most of them are commanders and are from the home front command, will arrive in waves along the frontline with Gaza.

Haaretz daily quoted a senior military officer as saying that the escalation was aimed at halting the rocket fire and would be expanded as necessary if the launches did not cease.

"The blows will be harder. Each succeeding day will be harder for Hamas. We will escalate the attacks to make it clear to them that it is in their interest to stop the rocket fire," the officer said.

"We are prepared to broaden the operation in case the rocket fire does not stop," the senior officer added.

On its part, Hamas defied the Israeli decision and asked all resistance groups to mobilize their fighters and brace for an imminent Israeli aggression.

Spokesman of the movement Sami Abu Zuhri said in a brief statement that "our people will never yield to the Israeli crimes.

"We are capable of repelling any Israeli aggression; blood for blood," he said, vowing that Israel will pay dearly for the killing of seven Hamas members.

 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




  MENA News Headlines
 May 28 2016 - Pakistan predicts 10 percent hike in exports to UAEpakisMENAFN
(MENAFN) Pakistan is aiming at a 10 percent increase in exports to the UAE, which has touched USD3 billion in its last fiscal year 2014-15.The y-o-y joint trade capacity has climbed 11 percent to ...

 May 28 2016 - UAE crushes regional rivals as top business hubMENAFN
(MENAFN) Emirati growth in financial and business services, trade and logistics, and tourism activity, over the last couple of decades, has played an important role in fueling Dubai's emergence as a ...

 May 28 2016 - Egypt works hard to establish local car manufacturingMENAFN
(MENAFN) Egypt is qualified and well prepared for the establishment of a real automotive industry based on manufacturing, rather than assembly, as explained and stressed by the nation's Minister if ...

 May 28 2016 - Kuwait's index bounces 45.63 pts volume soarsArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) Kuwait stocks swung higher on Wednesday, as sentiment brightened on rising oil prices and positive regional cues The bourse, after a tame start, jumped 45.63 points to 5368.25 ...

 May 28 2016 - KIPCO hosts 'Speed of Trust' seminar by CoveyArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) The Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO) hosted Stephen M.R. Covey on his first trip to Kuwait. Covey is a renowned keynote speaker and advisor on trust and leadership and the author ...

 May 28 2016 - Kuwait bourse indices post weekly gainArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) The KSE Indices witnessed a positive week as the KSE price index closed with 5,396.67 an increase of 1.36% up 72.62 points compared to the previous week. As the MUDX remained ...

 May 28 2016 - Muslim mob attacks Christian homes in CairoArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) An Egyptian appeals court has overturned five-year prison sentences for 47 people for participating in unauthorised protests, but upheld fines of more than $11,000 each, ...

 May 28 2016 - Dubai police patrol in luxuryArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) Image is everything in Dubai € even when fighting crime. Police in this desert metropolis have built up a high-horsepower arsenal of luxury sports cars and SUVs over the years ...

 May 28 2016 - Coalition pounds DAESH in RaqaArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) Warplanes from the US-led coalition have pounded the Islamic State group with at least 150 strikes to bolster a major offensive on the jihadists' Syrian stronghold of Raqa, a ...

 May 27 2016 - Qatar- Five key clashes in the Champions League finalThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The 2016 UEFA Champions League Final logo at the Piazza Duomo in Milan, Italy, on 26 May 2016. EPA/DANIEL DAL ZENNARO Madrid:Real Madrid face local rivals Atletico Madrid ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help