Some of the terror tunnels are almost 2 miles long and cost upwards of $1 million each to construct. Some of that construction money comes from American tax payers. Some of those tunnels were built with entrances inside United Nations buildings, ostensibly with tacit UN approval.
The victims were among an estimated 10,000 people who clashed with soldiers and border police at a checkpoint in Qalandiya, between Jerusalem and Ramallah.
The protest came hours after 15 people were killed and 200 were injured when a UN school in the city of Beit Hanoun was hit by an artillery shell.
At least 90 people were injured in the checkpoint clashes, with some reports that live fire was being used.
An Israeli army spokeswoman told the AFP news agency soldiers used “riot disposal means” to control the protest.
When a caller attempted to blame Israel for the war with Hamas last week, SiriusXM radio host Howard Stern told him to “F*** off!” and then launched into an impassioned defense of Israel, saying “If you’re anti-Israel, then you’re anti-America” and arguing that Israel is “the only friend we have who’s willing to fight and stand up for what’s right.”
The tense exchange began when the caller predicted that Stern would turn his back on Israel when Comedy Central host John Oliver was in the studio.
Israel buried her war dead while continuing the grim task of destroying Hamas tunnel network. Meanwhile, the ever-flaccid John Kerry, after griping about Israel, “We’ve got to get over there. I think we ought to go tonight,” announced $47 million in humanitarian aid for Gaza.
Kerry didn’t fly to Israel. You see, he wasn’t invited there. Instead, he flew to Cairo, to insert himself into ongoing ceasefire talks. So instead of “sitting around” in Washington with no role in the negotiations, he’s sitting around in Cairo, with no role in the negotiations.
Why on earth would anyone expect that this money would be spent differently by Hamas than every other grant, aid, or transfer to Hamas, ever? Instead of building homes, they build tunnels. Instead of building bomb shelters for people, they build rockets. Mr. Kerry, haven’t you heard the phrase “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”?
Our State Department and the UN act as if Israel is their enemy.