'Bomb Tel Aviv' protesters urge Hamas

2012-11-16 17:21

Ramallah - Thousands of angry Palestinians rallied across the West Bank on Friday, urging Hamas militants to "bomb Tel Aviv" as Israel pursued a relentless air campaign on the Gaza Strip.

More than 1 000 protesters gathered in central Ramallah, shouting slogans of support for Gaza's Hamas rulers and waving the Islamist movement's green flag, AFP correspondents said.

"Hamas, bomb Tel Aviv!" they chanted a day after a rocket from Gaza struck the sea just by sprawling coastal city, with a second landing on Friday in an attack claimed by militants from the ruling Islamist movement.

Protesters also held up huge pictures of top Hamas military chief Ahmed Jaabari, whose death in an Israeli air strike on Gaza City on Wednesday sparked the latest bloody escalation.

Similar scenes took place in the northern city of Nablus, where more than 3 000 people called on Hamas militants to "Bomb Tel Aviv," another correspondent said.

Hamas flags were everywhere and angry demonstrators burned an Israeli flag, chanting "Death to Israel", he said.

Another 800 people marched with Palestinian and Hamas flags through the northern city of Jenin shouting slogans of support for Gaza and calling for an end to Israel's attack on the coastal territory.

They marched towards the Jalame checkpoint where clashes broke out, with youths burning tyres and throwing stones, an AFP correspondent said.

Several hundred people also demonstrated in the southern city of Hebron, waving flags and shouting their support for Hamas.

In annexed east Jerusalem, 200 protesters gathered at the Damascus Gate by the Old City where five people were arrested for "disturbing public order," police and an AFP correspondent said.

Stone-throwing clashes also broke out in Ras al-Amud near the Mount of Olives, an AFP correspondent said.

Since Wednesday's strike, Israel has carried out hundreds of attacks on targets in Gaza. On Friday morning, two more Palestinians, including a child, were killed.

That raised the overall toll to 20, with more than 240 injured, medics said.

In the same period, militants have fired around 300 rockets over the border, killing three Israelis.

  • tim.gordon.5011516 - 2012-11-16 17:38

    Hamas are puppets of the Iranian regime of thugs. This is nothing more than Iran's cowardance in happily letting the Palestinians die to divert attention from its nuclear weapons programme.

  • Tankiso Mogoje - 2012-11-16 17:51

    Someone made a big mistake of making some people to be his chosen ones,now they think they are better than the rest of us and now they are fu**king up the world.How wrong they are.

      theodor.herzl.3 - 2012-11-16 18:28

      After that comment, you can go back to your hole.

  • theodor.herzl.3 - 2012-11-16 18:30

    Now don't cry after Israel responds! Hit them hard, go go Israel! We are behind you even though our government sides with the jihadists.

      shahied.mohamed.9 - 2012-11-16 18:48

      yeah ???? Remember how you ran from Lebanon with your tail between the leggs ??? short memory he !!

      deon.jansevanrensburg.58 - 2012-11-16 19:00

      Six day war....

      Sibusiso - 2012-11-16 19:30

      Mohammed,don't bother trying to respond to these people.Many of them are veterans of the old SADF.They worked hand in glove with the IDF in their attempts to impose racial superiority over everyone else.The locals failed ,the others unfortunately might plunge the whole world into another when they are confronted by their inevitable failure. - 2012-11-16 20:17

      Actually herzel... We support you - and we are the very silent majority in all Christain, Hindu & Buddhist countries.

      thunder.clap.587 - 2012-11-17 05:25

      Wat u dnt knw is Zionist Israel is not only against muslims but wish death on christians,hindus n any1 whose not a zionist

  • pumba.muundjua - 2012-11-16 19:14

    All are missing the bigger picture, this perpetual Mideast thing is just a ploy to keep the Military Industrial complex up and running and ultimately people employed in the countries that make and supply the modern armies. Makes good economic sense in these troublesome times. - 2012-11-16 20:22

      So thank you Hamas for starting yet another war. You are supplying American jobs.

      mikel.kiparski - 2012-11-17 04:09

      i think so 2 who is firing these missiles?? LOOK AT THE GULF OF TONKIN INCIDENT THAT GOT THE VIETNAM WAR GOING FULL STEAM .no incident no war.

  • lee.brand.73 - 2012-11-16 19:22

    Remember that for every missile you shoot at Israel you get 100 back. Thats the price you pay. Since 1945 the Jews dont take sheet. Fire your missile at them - why dont you just shoot yourself in the head - same end reult. Ha ha. - 2012-11-16 20:25

      I beg to differ... It is because of 1940's that Israel is the only nation on earth that has not wiped out their enemy... Any other nation would have. Israel is too humane... That will be their downfall.

  • robert.warriner - 2012-11-16 19:24

    What is wrong with the world. We are human. To quote Sting "we share the same biology, regardless of ideology's" - 2012-11-16 20:27

      Google hamas charter on google... And you will understand what Islam means by " peace " . When infidels are murdered there will be peace...

      mikel.kiparski - 2012-11-16 23:32

      if they spent their energy on education ,they could have won by now.60 wasted years.fighting over land is a waste of time,an educated man needs no land.

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-11-16 19:37

    The culture of death versus a culture of revenge and retribution (eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth).\r\nThere are no winners here, just lots of dead stupid people. Intolerance and provocation will only lead to destruction. This is the 21st century, we should be over this. - 2012-11-16 20:28

      We in the 21'st.... Islam is still in the stone age (no pun intended)

  • Timur Safak - 2012-11-16 19:41

    ohh how much i wish the religions of the world to sink to the depths of the ocean it is the only reason why wars happen in big scale

  • thunder.clap.587 - 2012-11-16 19:45

    When is Iran scrapping e Zionist Jewish Israel off e map as they promised,the time is now Iran. - 2012-11-16 20:29

      The west and China will destroy Iran... Trust.

      thunder.clap.587 - 2012-11-16 21:42

      Basically all of them r scared to attack Iran coz it will make life living hell for them n Iran won't stop its nuclear programme n they try sanctions which won't work,if Israel wants war,Iran is waiting n Iran is sending Aid to Palestine,Israel ur end is near.

  • philhaj - 2012-11-16 19:57

    this should pause as a lesson to America 4 supporting this no name brand organisations of arab spring,Hamas never had this long range missiles where do you think they got them from?and remember hizbollah is 100 times well equiped than hamas.kill each other and lets see the last man standing. - 2012-11-16 20:34

      Best way to describe Hamas: a kid was arrested for murdering his parents... In court the kid asked the judge to be lenient on him as he is an orphan. Hamas firing rockets on Israel, then call Israeli self -defense as agresion. Hamas rockets started this war... All blood on both sides is on hamas's hands.

  • jairaj.sureschandra - 2012-11-17 12:11

    PEACE brother, peace, peace, peace...... The thief comes not but to steal,to kill and to destroy... Beware of SATAN he comes in disguise.... Nation shall rise against nation and the Kingdom of God against the Kingdom of satan..... GOD's Children will not fail..... remember that ... oh terrorist ....... God is against you and He will come against you and your brethren and He will destroy you and sentence you to hell, a place prepared for you from the foundation of the world..... Be not afraid of them that kill the body but cannot kill the soul, but be afraid of Him who can destroy both body and soul in hell.......Be afraid your time comes........

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