Israeli rescue services Wednesday reported a “massive” cross-border rocket barrage by Palestinian militants from the— hours after an Israeli air strike in the first major exchange of fire since a truce took effect in June.
The Israeli military said in a statement that at least 35 rockets were fired from the strip early Wednesday, but there was no immediate word of injuries or damage.
The militant group Hamas said it fired the rockets.
Israel launched an airstrike on earlier Wednesday after its troops fought a fierce gunbattle with Hamas militants who then fired mortars into southern Israel. The fighting killed six Palestinians and threatened to unravel the truce that had mostly quieted violence in the volatile territory.
The violence was sparked after thesaid its forces uncovered a tunnel about 300 yards inside the central Gaza Strip that militants planned to use to abduct Israeli soldiers. It said a special army unit headed to the area to destroy the tunnel….
A senior military official said troops had discovered a tunnel that was about to be used to abduct an Israeli soldier. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the matter, said the tunnel was dug from inside a Gaza home, illustrating that Hamas was using civilians for cover.
“We don’t have any intention of breaking the truce, we are working to isolate this threat,” the official said, noting that some 60 mortars had been fired since the truce and Israel had chosen not to respond.
Hatem El-Hady was the chairman of an Islamic “charity” named Kindhearts with was closed by the US government in 2006 for terrorist fundraising as a part of the “Holy Land Foundation” series of closures. These “foundations” sent millions of dollars to Hamas in Lebanon, according to the US government.
And, according to FPM, El-Hady’s “leadership of Kindhearts is not the only thing that has brought him scrutiny by federal law enforcement officials. Last summer, El-Hady was questioned by the FBI concerning his knowledge of possible conspirators in a UK-based terror plot.”
Now, Judicial Watch has new news on El-Hady’s current activities… “El-Hady’s new mission is to move Obama into the White House.”
Interestingly enough, El-Hady even had his own page on My.BarackObama.com, a website modeled after myspace and facebook where supporters can have their own page, blog and add “friends.” The most notable thing about El-Hady’s page… one of his three “friends” was Michelle Obama.
When news of the connection between El-Hady and Obama leaked, Michelle Obama’s name was quietly removed from El-Hady’s page, then the page was closed all together. Little Green Footballs has screenshots of the evolution from Friend, to Not Friends, to Gone.
An interesting thing to note is that El-Hady had earned 288 points on my.barackobama.com. Points are earned by attending events, phone banking, writing superdelegates, and a variety of other things. The 288 points may not seem like much, but it puts him at a ranking of around 30,000 out of several hundred thousand people, so he was obviously active.
So, my question is this… How many of these “bad guys” have to come out of the woodworks for the American people to go… “WTF?”
Liberal Rapture gives us this story about a guy named Obama and a group named Al Aqsa, a prolific terrorist group…
Apparently, they endorse Barack too, and acted as his security detail while in the West Bank…
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Oh, and here is a little picture of the lovely group…