Ground invasion of Gaza imminent?
Oliver North on the latest
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- Date Nov 19, 2012
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-- this is a Fox News alert we could be just hours away from Israel launching a ground invasion into Gaza now this has Israelis continue living in fear.
Today alone Hamas fighters launched -- Indy five rockets into Israel Police say the country's rocket defense system.
Intercepted 29 at number one hit a school that was luckily unoccupied at the time.
As of tonight Hamas has launched more than 1000 rockets over the border and to illustrate.
Just how -- the fear is in Israel.
The president posted on his FaceBook page a home video -- -- taking cover in a park in Tel Aviv as they were celebrating a child's birthday.
But the Israelis continue to aggressively respond today marks the sixth day of air strikes into Gaza and Israelis continue to target.
Homes of Hamas activists earlier the Israelis launched a missile strike on -- media center in Gaza City were reportedly one of their top militants was killed.
And joining me now from southern Israel tonight is Fox's own David Lee Miller with the very latest David.
Phil and it's in the morning here in Israel and as -- we know it this now with the Israeli Cabinet.
Is still meeting members of the cabinet still meeting to review the proposed cease fire cease fire agreement that is being negotiated in Cairo.
Meanwhile as you mention that part -- I am standing there -- troops and tanks ready for a possible ground incursion.
Meanwhile today we heard from the exiled.
Leader of -- Hamas -- -- myself the other news conference in Cairo this afternoon.
He said that he is not calling for any type of escalation but he did say and I called him we will not accept any Israeli demands they -- the ones who attack this cease fire will occur when.
Our demands are met what are those demands.
Hamas is reportedly calling for an end to the blockade of Gaza and no more targeted assassinations by Israel.
Israel meanwhile once a buffer zone set up.
Along the border with -- Gaza and they want the rocket fire to cease.
Before the current escalation began earlier this year there were hundreds and hundreds of rockets fired by militants from Gaza into Israel.
I just hours ago -- air raid sirens went off again in southern Israel.
Militants fired at least three volleys of rockets.
Overhead we could see the iron dome missile defense system doing its job -- there were no injuries.
Meanwhile the Israeli military is keeping up the pressure on the militants in Gaza.
Just a few hours ago there were a number of air strikes among the targets according to our producer on the ground.
A bank which ties to Hamas.
Also getting information that this building linked to Hamas security services.
Was also hit in the last few hours we were told that there were -- five injuries on the ground in Gaza.
And lastly -- worth noting today.
There word no rockets targeting Tel Aviv.
The reason for this not clear -- arsenal of these longer range rockets might be depleted but they might be saving them out.
For a future escalation.
-- -- -- All right David thanks to be safe there and joining me now is the author of the brand new book it's called here by the way I could put this down hero's proved.
Host of war stories here on the Fox News Channel -- colonel Oliver North.
There it is scary about how real life it has little -- it it in a second because it's just it's all there now.
But let me start with.
You know they're talking first of all there in Egypt and Cairo trying to negotiate a settlement here but we have in Cairo.
We know what the prime minister did when he when it -- to hamas'.
The only way to stop what's happening right now to the people of Israel which is dozens of rockets being fired against civilians.
Is to go to the place where they all originate and that's Iran to pressure ought not to be put on the people of Israel and the Government of Israel.
What we're seeing is publicly.
Obama goes out and says they have the inherent right of self defense but privately what's happening is -- -- are being warned not to go in on the ground as you just reported.
The right on the edge of it.
They're going to have to have the going to stop this ultimately the pressure against Israel doesn't come diplomatically.
It comes by threatening to cut off the parts chain.
For those F fifteens and F sixteens that they're going to need.
In order to keep -- planes in the air and god forbid have to do a strike everybody -- Nixon helped -- Israel when he was president by supplying Israel with.
Absolutely that the remarks and they needed -- the supplies they need and Ronald Reagan did the same Ronald Reagan did the same but they also have done in the inside the government the United States particularly at the Pentagon.
You can bring pressure to bear on the Israeli against the Israeli defense forces by simply saying you know.
Those spare parts that you need the maintenance chain that's got to be done in those aircraft.
Whether -- gonna just get their little bit slower -- it's happened before Eisenhower did in 54 right that this is an area of the world you know very very well radical Islamist you understand very well we had the these are comments that have been.
Echoed by the Egyptian prime minister -- -- -- -- about president -- and by the prime minister went to to hang out with my Hamas.
So the question is now Israel surrounded they got Hezbollah on the north.
They've got Hamas they got Syria and Egypt and then it's all we had a proxy war by Iran and great instability occurring right now in Jordan.
Look at all of this goes back to things like Ben -- because in the aftermath of this administration.
Claiming all kinds of different things about the death of bin Laden now terrorism was done.
The reality of it is the propaganda arms of radical Islam to include al-Qaeda.
Are out there saying the Americans have been driven out of Iraq they're being driven out of Afghanistan we've burned their missions are diplomats are dead.
And we can do it again and the recruitment drive among the martyrs the martyr messages -- are going out through these last in these propaganda organs.
Of increased tenfold since been guys.
Here's the question I have for those that don't understand what's happening I say we're living through a period.
History will described as the rise of the radical Islamist.
That's why I wrote the book right summit -- shameless self promotion but that's what's in this book are all there and and you take us into the future yes and this is a future with the NRA doesn't exist a liberal president.
And the world -- and they didn't want to end it begins in the deadly terror attack again the kills Americans.
It begins -- -- government that lies to its people about what actually took place is -- under the gun and being attacked.
We're being told repeatedly that radical Islam is no longer a threat and yet.
It's all in that book it's all happening today you win your life -- lord directed -- you were given orders by the CIA director Casey.
At the time.
You were given seven suicide pills correct yeah.
And so are -- go to Tehran to go to Tehran but not to negotiate for hostages -- and that it had it had to do they run it didn't have to do with David and -- I -- it.
But now -- you see we're now two decades beyond.
Explain is it worse now than it's ever been and how bad could possibly get because well no I think it is worse I think it's worse in large part because we we if we don't.
Recognize who you're enemy is some sue wrote this 2000 years ago part of -- you will lose.
We have not recognize the enemy to be radical Islam.
We've created all kinds of names fort like al-Qaeda and Hamas and Islamic Jihad that in fact it is radical Islam stop war against all Muslims.
It's radical Islam.
And what we have -- -- to do is to define the enemy so you know how to combat.
But how widespread.
Do you think this is because I think it's far more widespread and well what are willing to not I would tell you that that that what they're advertising for right now -- martyrs who blow themselves up and American missions.
Not the Middle East that and other countries.
Worked for example I mean it's easy to get in and out of Venezuela.
Where we do every diplomatic mission.
It's easy to get in and if -- member of Hamas and Hezbollah because we've track people down there.
If that kind of thing starts happening and a global scale.
Of going after our diplomats our military bases in our commercial interest.
Were up the creek but -- but everybody had it wrong about Egypt and the Arab Spring but I said the Muslim Brotherhood would come -- you -- a very few people saw was coming.
We see coming next what I see the growth of an Islamic threat.
Pope put the potency of which is behind the what's behind -- is a -- how to labels and a well.
To a certain extent.
Everybody is right if enough pressures brought to bear against Iran there would be an uprising and does not but I understand but you asked me what but if and so I'm saying if there was enough pressure brought to bear against Iran you would not have the outcome that's forecast in this book you would not have the outcome -- being.
Played out is we see it right today in the Middle East Iran is the problem.
Bringing pressure on Israel to stop defending itself is the wrong approach.
What they ought to be doing is taken fight to run because ultimately the Turks and the -- -- the egyptians and the saudis are all threatened.
By Iran why do I look at the world and economically I see.
We're back in the 1930s.
And -- IC also we got the rise of extremism and we still you know why -- I see.
Obama as the Neville Chamberlain more time is that unfair I don't know to -- to -- -- one to number one and on this stuff flattery human which -- well.
Your student of history number so you know -- number two.
We -- repeating the same steps appeasement.
In denial -- when we denied for years.
What Hitler's goal were.
Was for the Jewish people.
And what his goals were for the people of Europe we denied he wrote a book about 1923 -- that this is if I ever get to power this woman to do.
Everybody said we don't want to believe it so we didn't.
We're in that same situation today.
With the leadership that we have in Washington isn't -- just an effort to hold the annihilation of Israel as a state.
And this serious and they're taking the steps to achieve it and the United States is either in denial and sitting on the sidelines.
And Iran keeps building their weapons of mass destruction.
Coupled with fanaticism equals what it and they have taught they've told us what the target is the great Satan and -- little -- Tel Aviv was going to be target number one for an Iranian nuclear weapon.
The folks in in Jerusalem.
And in Bibi Netanyahu's administration they understand that.
Don't they why would they even why would they even negotiate at this point of cease fire.
When -- gonna happen is there's these cowards what they're doing is they're hiding behind mosques and schools and hospitals where they fire the weapons so they'll be it's a retreat.
They'll re -- and they'll rearm and then they'll come back again and a bigger weapons so why would the Israelis accommodate the right.
Because they're being told very quietly by the government of the United States under the table.
That if you continue to press this the parts chain to maintain your air force that you will need to defend your country against Iran.
That part strain is gonna slow down and doesn't there come a point of no return no yes so that's why it -- above every public building in Israel and everyone but certainly many of them.
Of the words never again.
It's not a political slogan.
It's because they remember what Clinton again happened why the white fear could.
-- we ought to be very concerned we ought to be standing up to the Iranians I agree instead of bashing the Israelis I mean it.
And I again I'm not I'm not trying to beat the drum I don't have the gift of prophecy.
But the thing is I got what it was a little get well.
Are we gotta we gotta roll that you're going to be overview and -- and yes and you're going to be there tomorrow 630 got to see there I -- Yes you will be there please don't -- make sure what to do you know but that thank you.