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Israel launches competition to name next Gaza offensive


Israel launches competition to name next Gaza offensive

Schoolchildren across Israel given chance to name follow up to Operation Protective Edge

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: There may be no end in sight for Operation Protective Edge, but the Israeli government is already looking ahead to its future military offensives.

Speaking to reporters this morning, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled a new competition that will soon run in schools across Israeli to name the next brutal invasion of Gaza.

“It’s all about engaging Israeli youth, our brave soldiers of tomorrow,” he said. “The next time we send our tanks and warplanes to fight Hamas in the terrorist tunnels, rocket storage facilities and children’s hospitals of Gaza, probably around Christmas time, we’d love for a youngster somewhere in a school in Israel to be able to say: ‘I named that operation’.”

With the IDF having launched Operations Cast Lead, Returning Echo, Pillar of Defense and now Protective Edge in recent years, Netanyahu said the task was on for a budding Israeli military marketing whizz to come up with a similar title.

“We want something that conjures up powerful images of strength and courage in the face of a deadly attacking force… them not us,” he said, adding that “it would also help if, in keeping with the others, the name had a hint of prog rock album to it as well.”

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  1. i take 'the' out of psychotherapist

    July 30, 2014 at 6:34 am

    “what jew lookin’ at?”

  2. Robert Heysham

    July 30, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Yes, I understand this website is about poking fun at the world.

    However, the situation in Gaza is a horrendous reality for many thousands of innocent people on both sides of the conflict.

    Yes yes, you’re only having a laugh. Please remind me to poke fun when your mum/dad/sister/brother/son/daughter is killed

    • nothing

      July 31, 2014 at 9:13 am


  3. HummusForThought

    July 31, 2014 at 11:19 am

    “Operation Smelly Brown People”

  4. Anonymous

    August 1, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Anything that brings attention to the cause, Robert. Don’t underestimate the power of satire to highlight a serious issue.

  5. Anonymous

    August 3, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Operation overwhelming total destruction of any thing remotely resembling life?

  6. Jesse Taylor

    August 4, 2014 at 4:08 am

    Awww, how cute. Little school kids making jokes and coming up with clever names for military operations that are going to kill thousands of innocent people. The level of racism in Israeli society is truly scary (especially considering that they are armed with nuclear weapons).

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