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Jerusalem - IN PHOTOS: After Ceasefire Tens Of Thousands Of Reservists Packing Up

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 Israeli infantry soldiers in a staging area on the Gaza Strip border celebrate the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, brokered by Egypt and the United Staes, which brought eight days of intensive fighting to a halt, in southern Israel, 22 November 2012. Israeli ground forces did not enter Gaza.  EPA/MIRI TSACHIE  EPA/MIRI TSACHIE ISRAEL Israeli infantry soldiers in a staging area on the Gaza Strip border celebrate the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, brokered by Egypt and the United Staes, which brought eight days of intensive fighting to a halt, in southern Israel, 22 November 2012. Israeli ground forces did not enter Gaza.  EPA/MIRI TSACHIE EPA/MIRI TSACHIE ISRAEL

Jerusalem - Following eight days of operations Pillar of Defense, a ceasefire agreement regarding the fighting in the south remains in effect.

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Over the course of Operation Pillar of Defense, the IDF targeted over 1,500 terror sites including 19 senior command centers, operational control centers and Hamas’ senior-rank headquarters, 30senior operatives, damaging Hamas’ command and control, hundreds of underground rocket launchers, 140 smuggling tunnels, 66 terror tunnels, dozens of Hamas operation rooms and bases,26 weapon manufacturing and storage facilities and dozens of long-range rocket launchers and launch sites.

Israel planned starting to discharge gradually tens of thousands of reservists called up for a possible Gaza invasion. The first tanks were seen being ferried north, away from the border, on transporters on Thursday.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak today defended his decision not to launch a ground offensive. Barak was also defense minister during Israel’s previous major military campaign against Hamas four years ago, which drew widespread international criticism and claims of war crimes.

“You don’t get into military adventures on a whim, and certainly not based on the mood of the public, which can turn the first time an armored personnel carrier rolls over or an explosive device is detonated against forces on the ground,” he told Israel Army Radio.

“The world’s mood also can turn,” he said, referring to warnings by the U.S. and Israel’s other Western allies of the high cost of a ground offensive.

Israeli soldiers packing their gear into a bus on a tank staging area in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip border, as they leave the area, 22 November 2012. Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers packing their gear into a bus on a tank staging area in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip border, as they leave the area, 22 November 2012. Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers collecting gear as they pack up in a tank staging area in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip border, as they leave the area, 22 November 2012. Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers collecting gear as they pack up in a tank staging area in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip border, as they leave the area, 22 November 2012. Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers packing their gear, including hand grenades they were issued, as they leave a tank staging area in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip border, as they leave the area, 22 November 2012. Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers packing their gear, including hand grenades they were issued, as they leave a tank staging area in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip border, as they leave the area, 22 November 2012. Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers packing their gear into a bus on a tank staging area in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip border, as they leave the area, 22 November 2012. Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers packing their gear into a bus on a tank staging area in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip border, as they leave the area, 22 November 2012. Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers packing their gear into a bus on a tank staging area in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip border, as they leave the area, 22 November 2012. Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers packing their gear into a bus on a tank staging area in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip border, as they leave the area, 22 November 2012. Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers collecting gear as they pack up in a tank staging area in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip border, as they leave the area, 22 November 2012. Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers collecting gear as they pack up in a tank staging area in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip border, as they leave the area, 22 November 2012. Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers with their gear as they wait to be picked up from a tank staging area in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip border, as they leave the area, 22 November 2012. Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers with their gear as they wait to be picked up from a tank staging area in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip border, as they leave the area, 22 November 2012. Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli artillery reserve soldier prepares to leave a staging area in southern Israel bordering the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012, as Israel and Hamas observe a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. The truce, ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT Wednesday. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli artillery reserve soldier prepares to leave a staging area in southern Israel bordering the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012, as Israel and Hamas observe a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. The truce, ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT Wednesday. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli artillery reserve soldiers prepare their gear for leaving a staging area in southern Israel bordering the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012, as Israel and Hamas observe a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. The truce, ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT Wednesday. (Credit: EPA)Israeli artillery reserve soldiers prepare their gear for leaving a staging area in southern Israel bordering the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012, as Israel and Hamas observe a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. The truce, ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT Wednesday. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli soldier rests as he waits to be driven out of southern Israel, near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. A cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers took effect Wednesday night, bringing an end to eight days of the fiercest fighting in years and possibly signaling a new era of relations between the bitter enemies. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)An Israeli soldier rests as he waits to be driven out of southern Israel, near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. A cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers took effect Wednesday night, bringing an end to eight days of the fiercest fighting in years and possibly signaling a new era of relations between the bitter enemies. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Israeli army vehicles form a convoy as they drive out of southern Israel, near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. A cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers took effect Wednesday night, bringing an end to eight days of the fiercest fighting in years and possibly signaling a new era of relations between the bitter enemies. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Israeli army vehicles form a convoy as they drive out of southern Israel, near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. A cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers took effect Wednesday night, bringing an end to eight days of the fiercest fighting in years and possibly signaling a new era of relations between the bitter enemies. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Israeli soldiers prepare coffee at a staging area near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, southern Israel, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. A cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers took effect Wednesday night, bringing an end to eight days of the fiercest fighting in years and possibly signaling a new era of relations between the bitter enemies. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)Israeli soldiers prepare coffee at a staging area near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, southern Israel, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. A cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers took effect Wednesday night, bringing an end to eight days of the fiercest fighting in years and possibly signaling a new era of relations between the bitter enemies. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
An Israeli soldier rests next to a mobile artillery vehicle at a staging area near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, southern Israel, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. A cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers took effect Wednesday night, bringing an end to eight days of the fiercest fighting in years and possibly signaling a new era of relations between the bitter enemies. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)An Israeli soldier rests next to a mobile artillery vehicle at a staging area near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, southern Israel, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. A cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers took effect Wednesday night, bringing an end to eight days of the fiercest fighting in years and possibly signaling a new era of relations between the bitter enemies. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Israeli soldiers next to thier tank at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers next to thier tank at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
with headlights on Israeli APC's (Armoured Personnel Carriers) line up as they wait to be loaded on truck carriers and leave a tank staging area in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip border, as they leave the area, 22 November 2012. Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)with headlights on Israeli APC’s (Armoured Personnel Carriers) line up as they wait to be loaded on truck carriers and leave a tank staging area in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip border, as they leave the area, 22 November 2012. Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli reserve soldiers prepare their gear for leaving a staging area in southern Israel bordering the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012, as Israel and Hamas observe a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. The truce, ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT Wednesday. (Credit: EPA)Israeli reserve soldiers prepare their gear for leaving a staging area in southern Israel bordering the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012, as Israel and Hamas observe a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. The truce, ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT Wednesday. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli reserve soldiers prepare their gear to leave a staging area in southern Israel bordering the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012, as Israel and Hamas observe a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. The truce, ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT Wednesday. (Credit: EPA)Israeli reserve soldiers prepare their gear to leave a staging area in southern Israel bordering the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012, as Israel and Hamas observe a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. The truce, ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT Wednesday. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli reserve soldiers prepare their gear to leave a staging area in southern Israel bordering the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012, as Israel and Hamas observe a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. The truce, ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT Wednesday. (Credit: EPA)Israeli reserve soldiers prepare their gear to leave a staging area in southern Israel bordering the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012, as Israel and Hamas observe a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. The truce, ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT Wednesday. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli infantry soldiers in a staging area on the Gaza Strip border celebrate the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, brokered by Egypt and the United Staes, which brought eight days of intensive fighting to a halt, in southern Israel, 22 November 2012. Israeli ground forces did not enter Gaza.  EPA/MIRI TSACHIE (Credit: EPA)Israeli infantry soldiers in a staging area on the Gaza Strip border celebrate the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, brokered by Egypt and the United Staes, which brought eight days of intensive fighting to a halt, in southern Israel, 22 November 2012. Israeli ground forces did not enter Gaza.  EPA/MIRI TSACHIE (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli soldier with his gear waits in a decorated and protected bus stop at Kibbutz Kfar Azza, on the border with the Gaza Strip, as he waits for a bus to take him home as Israel and Hamas observe a ceasefire following eight days of intensive fighting. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli soldier with his gear waits in a decorated and protected bus stop at Kibbutz Kfar Azza, on the border with the Gaza Strip, as he waits for a bus to take him home as Israel and Hamas observe a ceasefire following eight days of intensive fighting. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli infantry soldiers under orders to clean up the area they have been living in for the past week at a staging area in southern Israel right on the Gaza Strip border, 22 November 2012. Israel and Hamas are observing a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days, and Israel is withdrawing many troops and armoured vehicles from the area. (Credit: EPA)Israeli infantry soldiers under orders to clean up the area they have been living in for the past week at a staging area in southern Israel right on the Gaza Strip border, 22 November 2012. Israel and Hamas are observing a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days, and Israel is withdrawing many troops and armoured vehicles from the area. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli infantry soldiers with their gear wait to leave a staging area in southern Israel right on the Gaza Strip border, 22 November 2012, as Israel and Hamas observe a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)Israeli infantry soldiers with their gear wait to leave a staging area in southern Israel right on the Gaza Strip border, 22 November 2012, as Israel and Hamas observe a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli infantry soldiers with their gear wait to leave a staging area in southern Israel on the Gaza Strip border, 22 November 2012, as Israel and Hamas observe a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)Israeli infantry soldiers with their gear wait to leave a staging area in southern Israel on the Gaza Strip border, 22 November 2012, as Israel and Hamas observe a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli infantry soldiers with their gear wait to leave a staging area in southern Israel right on the Gaza Strip border, 22 November 2012, as Israel and Hamas observe a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)Israeli infantry soldiers with their gear wait to leave a staging area in southern Israel right on the Gaza Strip border, 22 November 2012, as Israel and Hamas observe a ceasefire bringing to a halt intensive fighting by both sides over the past eight days. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers waking up at a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. The eight day hostilities with Palestinians militants shooting missiles from the Gaza Strip into Israel came to a halt with a ceasefire brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers waking up at a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. The eight day hostilities with Palestinians militants shooting missiles from the Gaza Strip into Israel came to a halt with a ceasefire brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers atop tanks as the sun rises at a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. The eight day hostilities with Palestinians militants shooting missiles from the Gaza Strip into Israel came to a halt with a ceasefire brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers atop tanks as the sun rises at a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. The eight day hostilities with Palestinians militants shooting missiles from the Gaza Strip into Israel came to a halt with a ceasefire brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli soldier pulls a fleece over his head to get some more sleep atop a tank  in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. The eight day hostilities with Palestinians militants shooting missiles from the Gaza Strip into Israel came to a halt with a ceasefire brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli soldier pulls a fleece over his head to get some more sleep atop a tank in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. The eight day hostilities with Palestinians militants shooting missiles from the Gaza Strip into Israel came to a halt with a ceasefire brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers waking up and sleeping at a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. The eight day hostilities with Palestinians militants shooting missiles from the Gaza Strip into Israel came to a halt with a ceasefire brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers waking up and sleeping at a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. The eight day hostilities with Palestinians militants shooting missiles from the Gaza Strip into Israel came to a halt with a ceasefire brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers atop tanks as the sun rises at a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. The eight day hostilities with Palestinians militants shooting missiles from the Gaza Strip into Israel came to a halt with a ceasefire brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers atop tanks as the sun rises at a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. The eight day hostilities with Palestinians militants shooting missiles from the Gaza Strip into Israel came to a halt with a ceasefire brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers smoking at first light as they 'high five' each other after waking up on their tank in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers smoking at first light as they ‘high five’ each other after waking up on their tank in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli soldier reading a newspaper on his APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) at first light on a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli soldier reading a newspaper on his APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) at first light on a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli soldier's flak jacket hang on a tank barrel at first light on a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli soldier’s flak jacket hang on a tank barrel at first light on a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers sleeping on their tank at first light on a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers sleeping on their tank at first light on a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
Religious Israeli soldiers under a tent as they finish morning prayer services on a tank staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)Religious Israeli soldiers under a tent as they finish morning prayer services on a tank staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli soldier sleeps on his tank as another maneuvers at first light on a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli soldier sleeps on his tank as another maneuvers at first light on a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli soldier passes a soldier's flak jacket hanging on a tank barrel at first light on a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli soldier passes a soldier’s flak jacket hanging on a tank barrel at first light on a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli artillery soldiers wearing a prayer shawls pray at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)Israeli artillery soldiers wearing a prayer shawls pray at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli artillery soldiers wearing a prayer shawls pray next to artillery shells and a self-propelled howitzer at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)Israeli artillery soldiers wearing a prayer shawls pray next to artillery shells and a self-propelled howitzer at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli artillery soldiers wearing a prayer shawls pray next to artillery shells behind a self-propelled howitzer at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)Israeli artillery soldiers wearing a prayer shawls pray next to artillery shells behind a self-propelled howitzer at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli artillery soldiers wearing a prayer shawls pray next to artillery shells behind a self-propelled howitzer at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)Israeli artillery soldiers wearing a prayer shawls pray next to artillery shells behind a self-propelled howitzer at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers on their tank are silhouetted against the morning sky in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers on their tank are silhouetted against the morning sky in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli soldier shines his boots near his tank at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli soldier shines his boots near his tank at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli soldier prays on top of his  tank at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli soldier prays on top of his tank at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers directs a moving tank at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers directs a moving tank at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli soldier sleeps in a concrete tube at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli soldier sleeps in a concrete tube at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers next to thier tank at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers next to thier tank at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli soldier walking on a dusty path at first light in a tank staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce, brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli soldier walking on a dusty path at first light in a tank staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce, brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli soldier holds up the Torah scroll during morning prayers in a tent in a tank staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce, brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli soldier holds up the Torah scroll during morning prayers in a tent in a tank staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce, brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli soldier holds up the Torah scroll during morning prayers in a tent in a tank staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce, brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli soldier holds up the Torah scroll during morning prayers in a tent in a tank staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce, brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli soldier holds the Torah scroll as another puts the cover on the holy  scroll during morning prayers in a tent in a tank staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce, brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli soldier holds the Torah scroll as another puts the cover on the holy scroll during morning prayers in a tent in a tank staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce, brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers smoking at first light after waking up on their tank in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce, brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers smoking at first light after waking up on their tank in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce, brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli soldier sleeps inside a Merkava tank (L) as another maneuvers at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce, brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli soldier sleeps inside a Merkava tank (L) as another maneuvers at first light in a staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke up 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce, brokered by Egypt and the United States and agreed to by both Israel and Hamas last night and ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT on 21 November. (Credit: EPA)

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 Nov 22, 2012 at 12:39 PM GalutYid Says:

What a chilul hashem to see Jews with yarmulkas beard and peyos carrying Uzi ready to kill and maim.They need to fight,let it do people who are not identifiable at least by their looks.

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 Nov 22, 2012 at 02:45 PM savtat Says:

So, what do you say - how about that tefilla for Tzahal?

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 Nov 22, 2012 at 03:39 PM Aryeh Says:

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GalutYid Says:

What a chilul hashem to see Jews with yarmulkas beard and peyos carrying Uzi ready to kill and maim.They need to fight,let it do people who are not identifiable at least by their looks.

Chilul Hashem?! Like Dovid Ha Melech, ready for battle was a chilul Hashem?!

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 Nov 22, 2012 at 03:48 PM The_Beadle Says:

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GalutYid Says:

What a chilul hashem to see Jews with yarmulkas beard and peyos carrying Uzi ready to kill and maim.They need to fight,let it do people who are not identifiable at least by their looks.

I'm not convinced you are genuine, but if you are: did Moshe Rabbeinu look like a Jew? Did Yehoshua look like a Jew? What about Dovid Hamelech?

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 Nov 22, 2012 at 06:18 PM Concerned Says:

Some of the photos of the IDF smoking, concerned me. If the terrorists don't kill those soldiers, they will kill themselves, with their nicotine addiction. The IDF should ban all smoking, forthwith!

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 Nov 22, 2012 at 06:46 PM GalutYid Says:

In response to all:
Moshe Rabbeinu and Dovid Hamelech and all of that time who went into wars that was a Milchomas Mitzvah.They didn't went into war when they just decided they had to ask the sanhedrin and the Urim Vetumim.What a shame that you compare Bibi,Ehud Barak and the kneset members with Lehavdil bein tumah l'tahora to moshe rabbeniu and dovid hamelech.

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 Nov 22, 2012 at 08:33 PM Anonymous Says:

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GalutYid Says:

What a chilul hashem to see Jews with yarmulkas beard and peyos carrying Uzi ready to kill and maim.They need to fight,let it do people who are not identifiable at least by their looks.

What have you been smokeing, and where can I get some?

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 Nov 22, 2012 at 10:21 PM bigwheeel Says:

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GalutYid Says:

What a chilul hashem to see Jews with yarmulkas beard and peyos carrying Uzi ready to kill and maim.They need to fight,let it do people who are not identifiable at least by their looks.

Your moniker is contradictory to your ideology. Besides. What'rye talkin' 'bout?! This is the biggest Kiddush Hashem. Seeing those courageous boys of the IDF immersed in prayer and hope in Hashem. It's heartwarming to see Jewish soldiers (Both, observing and those not yet living the Torah way) standing up to their enemies in defense of their brothers and sisters and the homeland.

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 Nov 22, 2012 at 11:48 PM norton1352 Says:

It is the biggest Kiddush Hashem to see our soldiers holding up the Torah and
davening wrapped in their taleisim. Finally, at least some "Israelis" are recognizing
the hand of Hashem in all that transpired during the last few weeks.

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 Nov 23, 2012 at 01:39 AM menachemwh Says:

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GalutYid Says:

In response to all:
Moshe Rabbeinu and Dovid Hamelech and all of that time who went into wars that was a Milchomas Mitzvah.They didn't went into war when they just decided they had to ask the sanhedrin and the Urim Vetumim.What a shame that you compare Bibi,Ehud Barak and the kneset members with Lehavdil bein tumah l'tahora to moshe rabbeniu and dovid hamelech.

I find it difficult to believe how big of an am haaretz and walking chilul hashem you are. this was not a milchemet mitzvah? Perhaps you should also review the need for sanhedrin in times when there isnt any. Im not sure why I am answering a menuval such a syou anyway.

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 Nov 23, 2012 at 10:01 AM PrettyBoyFloyd Says:

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GalutYid Says:

What a chilul hashem to see Jews with yarmulkas beard and peyos carrying Uzi ready to kill and maim.They need to fight,let it do people who are not identifiable at least by their looks.

There are 2 kinds of Jews, the first are those who went quietly to the gas chambers because a soldier with a gun told him to, and who stayed in Bavel because we were in Galus. Then there's the partisan, the Bar-Kochba, the Ezra and Nechemia, the Menachem Begin, the IDF, Jews that love their fellow Jews, love the land of Israel (check out the first Rashi in the Torah) and love Hashem.
We know what type you are, but its never too late to change for the better.

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