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Israel-Palestine Daily, Dec 24: Hamas Military Commander Killed in Firefight With Israeli Soldiers

Israel-Palestine Daily, Dec 24: Hamas Military Commander Killed in Firefight With Israeli Soldiers
December 24
12:20 2014

A commander in the Al-Qassam Brigades, the military branch of the Gazan leadership of Hamas, has been killed in a firefight with Israeli soldiers.

Taysr Asmiri, the commander of an observation unit, died in the clash at a security fence near the southern Gaza Strip. Several others were wounded. An Israeli soldier is reportedly in serious condition.

The Israeli military claimed that the fighting began when Palestinian snipers opened fire at troops guarding construction work. The Israel Defense Forces responded with tank and aircraft fire.

There have been a series of incidents along the border in the past week. On Friday night, Israeli jets attacked a Hamas installation after a rocket was launched into southern Israel.

The bombing run was the first since the 50-day Israel-Gaza War this summer.

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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  1. Amir in Tel Aviv
    Amir in Tel Aviv December 24, 21:49

    Hamas is building a chain of god knows what, few meters from the border with Israel. You will not read about it in the international media. The foreign media begins to show interest only when there are dead palestinians.

    http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4607174,00.html

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  2. Amir in Tel Aviv
    Amir in Tel Aviv December 24, 23:59

    I can’t resist: and as a woman pregnant out of wedlock, if Mary was a Palestinian she’d have a lot more to fear from a potential honor killing than she would from having to traverse and Israeli checkpoint

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/12/22/if-joseph-and-mary-tried-to-reach-bethlehem-today-they-might-get-murdered-by-palestinian-terrorists/

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