Egypt condemns Israeli strikes on Gaza

2012-03-10 16:45

Cairo - Egypt's foreign minister condemned Israel's air strikes on Gaza on Saturday and called for an immediate end to the attacks to prevent further bloodshed, the state news agency MENA said.

Israel killed four Gaza militants on Saturday, raising the death toll in two days of violence to 14. Dozens of rockets fired from Gaza into Israel injured at least four people.

After weeks of relative calm, violence along the Israeli-Gaza frontier escalated on Friday when Israel blew up a car in Gaza City, killing two militant leaders. Israel said one of the militants killed on Friday had been involved in plotting a cross-border attack from Egypt.

"Egypt is highly distraught by the Israeli attacks," MENA quoted Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr as saying on Saturday.

"Egypt is currently exerting efforts and making crucial calls for an immediate end to this Israeli escalation to end bloodshed of our brothers."

  • Anneck - 2012-03-10 17:23

    Tell your brothers to stop firing rockets!!!! Then the bloodshed will END!!!!

      Smell - 2012-03-10 17:45

      That about says it all.

      Jaba - 2012-03-10 18:34

      right on anneck the simple truth i guess... but Arabs find it very hard to look in the mirror

      Fred - 2012-03-11 07:29

      When the despots are gone, the Palestinians will have the land so richly need. At the moment they're being abused by the unelected dictators of the Middle East.

  • Mano-Lee - 2012-03-10 17:36

    Viva Israel Viva. May the Almighty God give you victory time and time again.

      Tabib - 2012-03-10 22:21

      Very easy to use sophisticated military hardware on poor people and claim that God is on your side. Do you also believe that God created the black man to show His wrath on mankind?

      Anthony - 2012-03-11 08:57

      Patrick, Your posts are filled with HATRED. If you have nothing else to contribute, rather stay away !!!!!!

      Anneck - 2012-03-11 12:38

      @Patrick Edwards, God says Vengeance is mine.

      Fred - 2012-03-11 15:38

      God is love and forgiveness, not revenge. That's a human emotion.

      Fred - 2012-03-11 19:17

      What on earth are you talking about Patrick?

  • Dmitri - 2012-03-10 17:53

    The Egyptian condemming Israel!!! They just had their arab spring and their countyr is is a total mess. Bring it on... Do not mes with the IDF. I say again do not mess with the IDF. Just be thankful that the IDF is showing huge amounts of restraint. Next stop - Tehran!!!

      Tabib - 2012-03-10 22:23

      Yes,kill everyone who doesn't agree with you.

      Fred - 2012-03-11 07:31

      Patrick, you don't really understand what's going on in the Middle East.

      Jaba - 2012-03-12 08:06

      no tabib. its kill everyone that is aiming their gun at your head. Self defence is only a crime to you racists.

  • joeballito - 2012-03-10 18:13

    Sooo sick and tired of the arabs.They been fighting each other and the rest of the world for 2000 years,no sympathy with them.As a famous person once said:Take the weapons from the Israelis and you will have a massacre;Take the weapons from the arabs and you will have peace....

      Tabib - 2012-03-10 22:24

      How racist.How did the arab leaders get there in the first place.Your ignorance is distasteful.

  • Anthony - 2012-03-10 18:32

    And than there are still those, with their anti American thoughts, who say it wass the West that brought on the 'Arab Spring' !!!!! How ignorant can one be ???

      Tabib - 2012-03-10 22:25

      Who put the dictators there in the first place.Why do people forget history so quickly?

  • Jaba - 2012-03-10 18:39

    1) hamas fire rocket 2) Israel kills a few (12) terrorists as they are trying to fire a rocket into Israel (Hamas favorite pass time) 3) the new radical Islamic brotherhood in Egypt, " Israel how DARE you protect you civilians from rocket fire! we need you Jews to die not live! what is SO bloody hard in understanding that?"

      Fred - 2012-03-11 07:32

      Forced on the brutal, unelected dictatorships of the Middle East and their personal fiefdoms?

  • Mohammed Afzal Jhetam - 2012-03-10 19:05

    Israel killed four Gaza militants on Saturday, raising the death toll in two days of violence to 14. Dozens of rockets fired from Gaza into Israel injured at least four people.- this says it all, were rockets fired into Israel or stones thrown? I mean dozens of 'rockets' injured at least 4.... News24 and majority of the media reports in favour of Israel #fact

      cameronrh1 - 2012-03-10 19:36

      Mohammed you want to know the difference between Gaza and Israel? Israel targets known terrorist sites and has struck these sites with deadly accuracy... Gaza (Hamas) on the other hand has just fired over 70 rockets into Southern Israel with the intention to kill anything and anyone they befall. I am not religious but there must certainly be something or someone protecting the people of Israel cause after 70 missiles and no one is dead... That is a miracle!

      Anneck - 2012-03-10 20:03

      @cameronrh1, the unfortunate thing that makes Israel look all the more worse, is the majority of these terrorist sites are also civilian homes; militants using women and children as human shields! Hence how the palestinians are able to show the world photos, of wounded civilians in their hospitals, without reporting the true facts!

      cameronrh1 - 2012-03-10 21:37

      Arabs in Gaza are run by Hamas, Arabs in Westb Bank are run by Fatah... Patrick get your facts straight. If doctrinated radicals weren't trying to destroy the only Jewish state to create a 2nd Palestinian state (first is Jordan, they themselves say it is a Palestinian state, but yet they have no civilianship in Jordan and are deemed refugees, Who is the Apartheid state now?) and create a 23 Arab state there would be no need for Israel to defend itself in the first place.

      Fred - 2012-03-11 07:35

      Patrick, the Palestinians are being used by the unelected dictatorships of the Middle East as a scapegoat to hold onto power. This is now running gout. When they're gone, the Palestinians will have the land they need, which amounts to just a few neighborhoods. Literally. These despots could more easily have given the Palestinians this land from the vast land they control. But the Palestinians are not really what they care about. It's holding onto power and money that motivates them.

      Fred - 2012-03-11 08:42

      Incorrect. The Israelites have been in the area as long as the other tribes. This is a recorded fact. You've bought the lie being sold to you by the unelected dictators of the region who are using the Palestinians as a scapegoat to hold onto power. Once they're gone, the Palestinians will have the few neighborhoods they need, from the vast land these dictators presently control, which the could far easier have given to the Palestinians, instead of inciting them to violence.

      Neil - 2012-03-11 10:46

  • Vishan Vallabhjee - 2012-03-10 20:10

    So many ignorant comments.

      Jaba - 2012-03-10 22:34

      an ignorant and racist site from you

      Vishan Vallabhjee - 2012-03-10 22:44

      Lol, what's racist about the site. It's an opinion. Like my opinion that half the comments in response to this article come from a place of ignorance. K nite nite.

      Jaba - 2012-03-10 22:54

      The OBVIOUS deceit in this latest ploy to destroy "the infidel in our midst", is that the PA will say ANYTHING right now to get world acceptance, THEN fall back on the old "...but Hamas never said they would stop trying to destroy Israel". The fate of Israel is a harbinger of the future - as if any additional examples should be needed since the Armenian genocide not so very long ago and the numerous more contemporary examples of the Islamist view of "co-existence"

  • Martin - 2012-03-10 21:55

    If only the 1,5 million people in Gaza (and their leaders) would accept Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and accept His message of peace and His commandment to love thy neighbour, the violence and bloodshed would immediately stop. They would stop firing rockets at Israeli civilians and Israel in return would also stop retaliating. As a result, the blockade on Gaza would also be lifted. Sadly, Gaza is a very dangerous place for Christian missionaries. Proselytising is forbidden, not to mention Evangelising. Islam is not the solution, Jesus of Nazareth is, trust me on this one. Islam cannot bring peace to the Middle East or the World. Islam preaches hatred against Jews and other non-Muslims. Consider the following quote from the hadith: Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him." Bukhari V4 B52 N177 Is this a teaching of love and peace? Think about it. No religious person or atheist :) can bring peace to this divided World, only Jesus can. Allow Him to change your life. He is always ready to bless you.

      Tabib - 2012-03-10 22:58

      With respect to christianity- muslims will not worship the created, only the creator. Allah's apostle (PBUH) predicted a war between Jews and Muslims. He also said that he would testify against a muslim who took the life of an innocent non-muslim on the day of Judgement. Was the Spanish inquisition or the council of Nicaea the teaching of love and peace?Are gentiles the same as Jews? Peace be on you

      Martin - 2012-03-10 23:28

      Tabib, think about it. Would Jesus approve of deeds like the Spanish Inquisition? As a Christian, I condemn the violent deeds the Church committed, especially against the Jews. Those were definitely against the teachings of Jesus. Would you condemn the terrorist attacks of Hamas and Hezbollah against Israel?

      Fred - 2012-03-11 08:49

      The Palestinians are being used by the unelected dictators of the Middle East to hold onto power. They have been sending them arms and inciting them to fight Israel, rather than give them the few neighborhoods they need to call home. Israel is only defending herself against almost daily attacks, such as the one being reported on. This pattern is patently clear.

      Anneck - 2012-03-11 12:42

      @Patrick Edwards the Bible actually foretold what is happening today in Israel today!

  • Tabib - 2012-03-10 22:19

    Why would a group of people running around with basic weaponry want to fight with a country with the most formiddable airforce in the world? Maybe self defence is a term afforded by he who has access to the microphone.

      Jaba - 2012-03-10 22:40

      Every human being of sound mind should know this by now. In any event, US and Israel are not the Satan that the Ayatollah of Rock'n rollah declared. With the way the Arabs behave one wonders if perhaps they are the ones who are worthy of that title. On the topic though, I have come to realise that the Israelis are demonised, many many times without justification. Clearly the Arabs have never wanted Israel to exist and have tried many times, unsuccessfully, to drive them into the sea. Now the Israelis are pretty straight forward people. You threaten them, they sort you out. Nothing wrong with defending your state and it citizens

      Fred - 2012-03-11 08:55

      The Israelites have been in the area as long as the other tribes. This is recorded fact. It is the unelected dictators of the Middle East who have been the warmongers. They have threatened again and again to destroy Israel, some deny the occurrence of the Holocaust, the single biggest attempt at human genocide in the history of humankind, and funnel arms to the Palestinians, inciting them to violence. They have not given the Palestinians the few neighborhoods the Palestinians need to call home, from the vast land they control. Thankfully these despots are now being overthrown by the citizens of their countries, who want the basic human rights the've been denied, such as the right to vote. They've had enough of being abused. When they're gone, there'll be greater peace in the region, and the Palestinians will have the land they need.

      Fidel - 2012-03-11 13:55

      Ashkenazi aren't Israhellis of biblical times, they are Russians and Polish slavs.

      Fred - 2012-03-11 15:42

      All Jews trace their lineage to Abraham

  • Mboneni - 2012-03-11 07:13

    The comment by Egypt is one sided and irresponsible,Israel is responding to terrorists firing rockets across the border.No country can sit idle when the citizens are being attacked by terrorists .Egypt is unable to form a govt and is desperately trying to divert attention from their internal political problem.Israel should not stop defending civilians

      Fred - 2012-03-11 08:56

      Unfortunately they're fighting the wrong people. They should be fighting their real oppressors: the unelected dictators who have been using them as decoys to hold onto power.

  • Neil - 2012-03-11 10:43

    Why Did The Main Stream Media Remain SILENT As Bombs Fell On Israel?

  • Fidel - 2012-03-11 13:49

    Israhell, the great SATAN, murdering Palestinians since 1948!

      Fred - 2012-03-11 15:43

      The old, stale, Satan versus angels paradigm from the Middle Ages.

      Fred - 2012-03-11 19:18

      In the land of the blind, the one-eyed are kings.

      Sharon Gien-Cambier - 2012-03-12 07:58

      after world war 2 the surviving Jews said never again.....never again will they allow themselves to be slaughtered.....never again will they not watch their loved ones die for nothing....never again will they allow themselves to be hunted just because they are Jews.......never again. enjoying your computers? guess what they built them in Israel...they just developed a vaccine against cancer, plus plus plus. is this what makes them so dangerous? that they intellectual??

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