A secret Israeli Hero made the difference in the Third Gaza war

3 weeks of relentless efforts to kill each other doesn't seem to end and still continuing. Neither sides are ready to accept and work for a long term peace turning Gaza to a graveyard.

Israeli air strikes affected Gaza and distorted it a lot. 165000 (approx.) Gazians were scattered and are taking shelter in refugee camps provided by the United Nations. The death toll in Gaza is 1030 Palestinians.

Israel is blaming Hamas that it is firing from highly populated areas using civilians as human shield and also storing the weapons in Palestine civilian homes. Israel at many occasions said it is doing all it can do to avoid casualties.

Numerous rockets were fired by Hamas and it didn't made much damage to Israel. Many of them are intercepted by Iron Dome and is the main one who made the difference.

Iron Dome is an advanced defense technology that uses mobile all-weather air defense system. It is operational from Sunday, March 27, 2011. The system is used to destroy short range rockets and is suitable to use in all weather conditions. In August 2009, special teams are assigned to operate the system. Iron Dome don't get troubled managing multiple threats. Iron Dome is intended to protect civilians from rocket attacks. It shows little to no interest when a rocket is fired at an uninhabited zone.
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The main reason Israel implemented Iron Dome system was because of the Second Lebanon War that took place in 2006 were numerous rockets fired by Hezbollah, an Islamic militant cum political group headquartered in Lebanon.

Second Lebanon war was a 34 day fight between Northern Israel and Golan Heights. Hezbollah started firing rockets into Northern Israel and Israel responded with air strikes. Later, Israel started a ground invasion. Hezbollah fired almost 4000 rockets into Northern Israel. These rockets killed 44 Israelis and scattered 250,000 (approx.).

Third Gaza war is the current fight between Southern Israel and Gaza. The conflict completed 19 days and entered 20th day. Hamas started firing rockets into Southern Israel and Israel responded with air strikes. Later, Israel started a ground invasion. Hamas fired 2300 rockets into Southern Israel. This time the effect, the scattered people count is far less and is because of Iron Dome.

Israel destroyed many rockets fired by Hamas using Iron Dome. Success rate of Iron Dome in the 3 week attacks is 85 % (approx.). Israel official success rate numbers are pretty low. I wonder how many Israelis would've died and relocated if Iron Dome didn't intercept the missiles Hamas fired?

Iron Dome changed the world wide talk about the recent the Gaza war. Israel got more abuse from all over the world than Hamas as the deaths are more on the opposite side. The death counts of Israel people is increasing slowly from the start of ground invasion on Thursday, July 17, 2014. 43 were killed and 138 were wounded. The world doesn't care about them as these are soldiers of Israel Defense force and the numbers are very less compared to the deaths in Gaza.

An upgrade for Iron Dome might come out quickly.

Bad Weather led to the crash of TransAsia Flight GE222

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, TransAsia flight crashed at Magong, Penghu Island, Taiwan because of a failed landing attempt. Typhoon Matmo caused extreme weather conditions and could be the reason for GE222 crash.

There were 54 passengers on that flight along with 4 crew members. 48 died leaving 10 survivors in the crash. 46 were from Taiwan and 2 were from France. The two from France were women Jeromine Deramond and Penelope Luternauer. They were medical interns at National Taiwan University which is located in Taipei. This is the first deadly flight disaster in 12 years of Taiwan civil aviation history.

TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 was a domestic passenger flight scheduled from Kaohsiung International Airport, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan to Magong Airport, Magong City, Taiwan. The captain and the first officer has 22 and 2 1/2 years experience respectively. The first officer of TransAsia flight GE222 is 39 year old Chiang Kuan-hsing. The flight caption, Li Yi-liang is a 60 year old man and is planning to retire soon.

The flight GE222 delayed its take off because of the Typhoon Matmo. The flight first landing attempt at the destination was failed as the pilot can't see the runway because of heavy rain. The pilot pulled up and while making a second attempt, the control tower lost the radar contact with the flight GE222.

TransAsia Flight GE222 crashes into eight houses in a village in the Penghu islands. Five locals were injured when flight crashed. The injuries were treated and later released. One of the survivor, Hung Yu-ting came out of the wreckage in a typical way, ran to the nearby house and called her father for help. Her back, legs suffered burns and later taken to hospital for inhalation injuries and burns.

The flight was caught up in the flames after it came down. Rescue workers are moving the bodies from the crash site and removing the debris.

The passengers families of flight GE222 were arriving at the crash site to recognize the bodies. TransAsia apologized to the victim families and said it will provide compensation for the losses.

On Thursday, July 24, 2014, the black box of the TransAsia flight GE222 was recovered. The flight safety committee started the investigation about the GE222 crash and will provide a full report about it in a year.

200 flights were cancelled earlier in the day and the Typhoo Matmo is the reason. The passenger families are sad for the loss of their loved ones and are angry for letting the flight GE222 to fly in a bad weather condition.

The Taiwanese authorities claim the bad weather is not the reason the flight GE222 crashed and are trying to find the clues in the debris. They claim that weather reports are fine and ok for landing. Taiwanese authorities continue saying that there were nine other planes flying in the same course from 2 p.m to 7 p.m and only Flight GE222 crashed.

The more truths about the crash will be known when the flight safety committee completes its investigation. All the souls rest in peace.

Different conspiracy theories on MH17 crash

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, Malaysia Airlines MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. pro-Russian Rebels shot the plane in eastern Ukraine close to Russian Border using surface-to-air Buk missile. The plane has 283 passengers and 15 crew on board and all died. MH17 has 17 years of experience and was shot exactly the day it took its first flight.
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This is the second incident for the Malaysian Airlines in the year 2014. Preceding incident is MH370 that went missing on Saturday, March 8, 2014 while travelling from from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. After the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines MH370 in March 2014, the percentage fillings of seats fell. Now this incident and very next day there was a 16% drop in Malaysian Airlines stock. Two successive events in four months questions the long term future of the Malaysian Airlines.

The Ukrainian government accused pro-Russian Rebels for the disaster. They denied saying they don't have necessary weapons to bring down an aeroplane flying at 33000 feet and accused Ukraine in turn.

Ukraine Security service have few allegations on pro-Russians featuring the black box. They claim that the pro-Russian Rebels have plans of hiding the black box in Moscow on Friday, July 18, 2014, instead of handing it to the corresponding authorities. They've even released an audio conversation that talks about bringing down an aeroplane. pro-Russian rebels said they weren't talking about MH17 and accused Ukraine.

The crash site is under the control of pro-Russian rebels. Ukraine is blaming that the pro-Russian rebels are extensively tampering with the crime scene and destroying evidences with the help of Russia.

Finally on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Russian Rebels handed the flight recordings to Malaysian Authorities. pro-Russian rebels didn't get anything in return for handing over the black box and the dead bodies. The bodies will be taken to Netherlands for identification purpose.

There was an international cry on the disaster. 298 people died and there were women and children on that plane. The parents of the MH17 victims are outraged.

My Condolences for the families who lost the loved ones in the Malaysian Airlines #MH17 crash. #PrayForMH17
— Srikar Reddy (@Ac_in_quest) July 17, 2014

Ukraine knows that pro-Russian rebels blow up an aircraft flying in their region then why are the passenger planes allowed to fly in the eastern Ukrainian airspace?

Air India One is one of many planes that changed course after the plane MH17 was shot. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on the plane Air India One. The plane with 126 people was travelling from Birmingham to Delhi. The flight path of Ait India One is 200 kms away from MH17 flight path. After the disaster, the plane took a path over Black Sea.

Russian news media is propagating a different story. They say MH17 was shot by Ukraine misinterpreting it to be a military aircraft that belongs to Russia. Ukraine own 75 Buk systems and pro-Russian rebels have only one which was captured from Ukraine in June, 2014. The captured one is with parts missing and is not in a fully functioning state. pro-Russian Rebels doesn't know how to fire a Buk missile.

Few others stories of Russian media include, misinterpreting it to be a Putin's plane and anoher air-to-air missile hit the plane. The Ukraine is the culprit.

Ukraine will barely dare to shoot Russian plane. If there do so then Russia will have reason to slaughter Ukraine. Why would they take that risk?

Gaza is little close to turn to a Semi Graveyard

The continuous events that happened from Thursday, June 12, 2014 led to the recent deadly situation in Gaza. It started when 3 Israel kids were deemed to be kidnapped by Hamas. International communities were less concerned about this issue as many of them thought it to be staged. Israel acted aggressive and implemented collective punishment in highly populated Palestinian areas to ensure the safety of the kids. Later, it ended in a tragic way and led to an international mourn. As a revenge active Israelis attacked and killed Palestinian children. Young lives ended on both sides abruptly and no one wants to take the blame for these kids death or want to resolve the issue.

Israel and Hamas never stepped back and increased attacks on each other after these killings. More  number of Palestinians died in the attacks when compared to Israelis. People in Gaza are living in a fear of these numerous airstrikes. Israel asked the people in Gaza to evacuate. Currently the death toll is more than 318 Palestinians and thousands injured. Most of these are civilians. People of Gaza are displaced as their homes are destroyed. Tens of thousands are taking shelter provided by the United Nations.
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Hamas warned Israel an hour in advance about its attacks on Tel Aviv on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 09:00 p.m (IDT). Hamas claimed to use an unused rocket for this special event. Hamas started firing rockets at 09:07 p.m (IDT) targeting Tel Aviv. Iron Dome intercepted these rockets.

Few Palestinian kids were playing football on a Gaza beach on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Four died and one was badly hurt. These four kids who are dead belong to one family. In the afternoon, U-15 kids went out to play football even though their father, a fisherman in Gaza warned them about the beach.

Benjamin Netanyahu is blaming Hamas for the deteriorating situations and Palestinians are blaming Israel. Tens of thousands of reserved Israeli troops have been called to put a break to the Hamas attacks. Israel started attacking Gaza with its ground forces in order to destroy tunnels and bunkers.

Egypt proposed an unconditional cease fire on Monday, July 14, 2014. Israel accepted it while Hamas rejected it. The main reasons in rejecting the Egypt cease fire is that Hamas wants the Israel and Egypt to remove the blockade in the Gaza. They also want the release of few of its members who are serving as prisoners in Israeli jails. Egypt showed less interest in another proposal or extending the previous one.

Unfortunately, United Nations involvement is only limited to temporary cease fire. Super Powers are ineffective to bring peace and avoid further escalations.

India has diplomatic relationships with Israel and Palestine. India is hesitant to make any discourteous reference as it might hurt its relation.

As none is ready to take initiative to work towards effective and long term peace, Gaza is little close to turn to a semi graveyard and eventually to a full graveyard with loss of countless lives.

Who to blame for the death of EyalGiladNaftali and Khdeir

3 Israeli boys were kidnapped by Hamas on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Israeli security forces conducted a heavy search operation, Brother's Keeper. Even though Hamas claimed its ignorance, the suspects of the kidnappings are Hamas members. Israeli Government identified the two suspects as Amer Abu Eisheh and Marwan Qawasmeh.

On Monday, June 30, 2014, EyalGiladNaftali bodies found dead in the West Bank not far from the point they were kidnapped. The boys were killed shortly after making an emergency call. The kidnappers would've found about the emergency call and shot the EyalGiladNaftali. Probably, the kidnapping was meant to negotiate with the Israel in-exchange for the militants in Israeli prison, but it didn't turned out that way.

The recordings of the emergency call was released. "They kidnapped me" was the whispering voice and is recognized to be Gilad's voice by his father. An unresponsive answer from the caller when the operator tries to interact. A loud noises followed and later someone was groaning. Israeli security forces are not sure that they might be gun shots. An unrecognized voice says "Take the phone from him". A Senior official continues the call from here and asks repeatedly for his location. No answers but couple of others in the vehicle talked with each other and the call ended after 2:09 minutes. An immediate 8 callbacks ended up in three busy signals and five times to voice-mail. The officers didn't took further immediate steps as the call was neglected as a prank. Such behavior lead to the dismissal of four senior police officers.

With or without the knowledge of Hamas seniors, the kidnappings happened and Hamas can't deny its answerability in the death of the EyalGiladNaftali.

On Tuesday, July 1, 2014, EyalGiladNaftali were buried and tens of thousands of Israelis showed up at the funeral. The funeral was held in the city Modi'in. The boys parents talked about their kids at the funeral. Netanyahu threatened Hamas and condemned its attacks on the Israeli citizens. Overnight, air strikes awakened Gaza.
On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, a 16 year old Palestinian boy, Mohammed Abu Khdeir was waiting for morning prayers near his home. Three men forced him into their car and kidnapped him. He was burnt alive and the body was found in the West Bank. The body was charred and recognized using a DNA test. Palestinians blamed Israeli extremists.

These attack are meant to avenge the death of the 3 Israeli boys EyalGiladNaftali. Few attempts failed and few succeeded in kidnapping. In successful attempts, the kids were beaten severely.

As a result, Palestinians and Israeli security forces clashed. The Palestinians threw stones, petrol bombs and Israeli security forces used rubber bullets, tear gas to fight.

Many deaths happened in the past and will happen in the future because of the unresolved conflicts. It seems like neither of the sides will stop until the other side is eliminated completely.

Both sides are killing each other and no one is there to take an effective first step towards peace. It so sad that numerous young lives end abruptly. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas need to take a stand and work harder to establish peace. Both need to help each other in disarming Hamas or any other militant group. Together, they need to take sever action against the individuals or groups that are disturbing or want to disturb peace.

From Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to Islamic State

ISIS - Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a Sunni militant group in Iraq and Syria with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as its current leader. This group was started as a protest to the occupation of Iraq by United States in 2003. In ISIS rule book, killing civilians is acceptable. The goal of ISIS is to eliminate Shia Muslims and restore a complete Islamic state. This Islamic state has no limited boundaries.

In the start, ISIS declared its total allegiance to Al-Qaeda. Later, the brutal attacks on civilians made Al-Qaeda to denounce ISIS.

ISIS used online chats and twitter direct messages to recruit new ones. ISIS members are only allowed to engage in text chats on the internet so that their higher officials can monitor the activities. They're only allowed to answer certain questions and sensitive questions like questions about religion will be guided by their allotted supervisors. Audio and video chats are completely restricted.

In April 2014, ISIS introduced a Google Play store app named The Dawn of Glad Tidings to deliver news from Syria, Iraq and the Islamic world. So far, this application was installed 5,000 - 10,000 times. On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Google took down the app. ISIS posted many graphic violence pictures on twitter through their supporters.

On Monday, June 16, 2014, ISIS captured Raouf Abdul Rahman, a judge who gave death penalty to Saddam Hussein, when leaving Baghdad and executed him on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

ISIS is dominating the terror world in Iraq currently. At first its only Syria and now it spread it wings in Iraq. ISIS next mission is to conquer Rome. ISIS already threatened United States.

In the ISIS controlled places, they're providing public services. Public gatherings, carrying weapons and flags other than ISIS is a punishable crime. Consumption of alcohol, drugs and cigarettes are illegal. Women are only allowed to wear medieval traditional dresses. ISIS implemented many more medieval laws and forcing locals to follow them strictly Severe punishments awaiting if they fail to follow.

Few estimates say ISIS have almost 10000 fighters currently and is the richest jihadist group on the planet with more than $2 billion worth assets.
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On Sunday, June 29, 2014, ISIS referred itself as The Islamic State, declaring its occupied territory a new caliphate and named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as its caliph. It asked Al-Qaeda and other militant groups in the region to swear their allegiance to ISIS. A caliph is more like a religious and political head to all the Muslims. Baghdadi is inviting the Muslims all over the world to immigrate to the new Islamic State.

Al-Qaeda has been ruling the terror world from a long time and all the other Islamic militant groups pledged allegiance to them all these years. Recently, it failed to influence the younger generation militants as they consider its methods are obsolete. It seems, these young militants are attracted to ISIS now. Did really Al-Qaeda lost its way after the death of Osama bin Laden? Is declaring a Baghdadi as caliph an open challenge to Al-Qaeda? Is this really the end of Al-Qaeda or will they restore their lost glory?

3 Israeli boys were by kidnapped by Hamas without its knowledge

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, Palestinian branch of ISIS, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria kidnapped a 16 and 19 year old Israeli boys with names Gil-ad Sha'er, Eyal Yifrach and a 16 year old Israeli - American boy Naftali Frankel outside settlement block of Gush Etzion in southern West Bank. After leaving Yeshiva, a religious seminary, these boys took free lifts from passing vehicles to reach their homes. From then, they went missing. One of them made an emergency call reporting that they were getting kidnapped but the call was mistook as a prank.
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#BringBackOurBoys campaign is running on twitter which picked speed quickly. This was started by few Israeli students similar to #BringBackOurGirls. Later, Palestinians intervened and started posting pictures of the young Palestinians that were abducted, imprisoned and killed by Israeli security forces.

On Sunday, June 15, 2014, the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu accused Hamas of this abduction after a cabinet meeting. Israeli security forces raided West Bank on the same day.

Neither the Prime Minister gave a clarity on how they came to such conclusion that Hamas abducted those 3 boys nor the Hamas accepted the abduction claims. Hamas only praised the act and payed tribute to the abductors.

Netanyahu also blamed the Palestinian Authorities for the lack of providing security and held them responsible. This acquisitions were ignored saying that the three boys were abducted from an area that is under full Israeli control. Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas offered full support to the search which was later thanked by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.

I've seen a similar incident that's about 276 Nigerian school girls abduction by Boko Haram. There is a lot of difference how Nigerian Government is dealing about its 276 abducted girls & Israeli Government is dealing about its 3 abducted boys.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan was incompetent and its Government took the investigation at a slow pace. Israeli Government offered nonoperational troops to the Nigerian Government watching its Inability to save the Nigerian girls. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said "Israel expresses its deep shock at the crime committed against the girls. We are willing to help assist in locating the girls and fighting the terror that is affecting you".
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On the other hand, within the few days of Israeli's abduction, 2,500 soldiers along with security agents, police, and special forces started searching for the boys. In overnight, Israeli security forces arrested 80 Palestinians and so far they captured 354 Palestinians. Some of them are Hamas members along with few senior officials. They probably searched every home in West Bank.

Hamas responded to the attacks of Israeli security forces with rockets while the Israeli security forces replied with airstrikes. Many innocent Palestinian civilians died in this attacks and the locals blamed the Israeli security forces.

Is this really because the Israeli Government cares about innocent kids so much that it will act in an aggressive manner to get them back and oppress ruthless militants while the Nigerian Government isn't or it is just an excuse for the Israeli Government to annihilate Hamas?

Updated: 2014/07/07 (YYYY-MM-DD)
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