BY | November 17, 2012

Cairo, (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Friday warned Israel against the continuation of its military operation in Gaza, saying it will have to pay “a heavy price”.

“Gaza will not remain alone as it was,” he tweeted on his Twitter page, according to the al-Masry al-Yaoum newspaper, adding that that the aggressors “know they will pay a heavy price if they continue their aggression.”

Morsi warned Israel about the consequences of its strikes in Gaza: “I don’t want to take unusual steps, but if I see that the homeland is in danger, I won’t hesitate.”

“The blood spilled over there will not get the other side peace and will serve as a curse on them. It will incite all the people of the region against them.”

Israel launched its attack on the Palestinian enclave of 1.7 million Wednesday, with an airstrike that killed the head of the military wing of the Hamas militant group, Ahmed Jabari. The airstrike came after a reported surge in rocket attacks on Israeli border towns from Gaza, which has been governed by Hamas since 2007.

Palestinian medics say eight militants and 14 civilians, including seven children and a pregnant woman, have been killed in the last three days by Israeli bombs. Residents say the closure of many smuggling tunnels between Gaza and Egypt has meant supplies are running low and power cuts are frequent.

In a sign of further escalation, Israel’s army has begun the call-up of 16,000 reservists, the military said. Earlier the military announced that it had been authorized to call up as many as 30,000 reservists.

“Egypt doesn’t want to fight and constantly calls for peace, but real peace is not just for one side at the expense of another side, so that one side enjoys the good life while the others suffer from attacks and ongoing killing,” Morsi said.

RELATED

From San Jose to Hawaii in aircraft wheel   15-year-old Santa Clara boy has grabbed headlines not for any research but for the way he survived a 2,300-mile flight over the ocean.   Since the report of the boy’s survival has surfaced many in the country...

ALGIERS: Algerian army forces killed eight "terrorists" in different parts of the country over the past 48 hours, the Defense Ministry said Monday. It added in a statement government forces killed three "terrorists" in the eastern Tizi Ouzou State during an operation that...

Immigration reform news: Bill hard to be passed in 2014   Till now the buzz was that the Republicans were unwilling to let pass the immigration legislation. But a new report shows that some in the Republicans want the bill to pass this year. It is another story that...

Immigration reform 2014 latest Update: House Republican leaders behind delay   Republican leaders have been accused of blocking the comprehensive immigration reform. And the situation has reached to such a state that US president Barack Obama has been compelled to...

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is no more   If you were one of die-hard fans of Gabriel Garcia Marquez then there is bad news: The Colombian author whose riveting write-up wowed you for so long is dead. A prolific writer, who had mastered the art of telling...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Titanic 102nd sinking anniversary: 1500 lives were lost   It is the 102nd anniversary of the sinking of the huge and one of the most well-known ships in the history of the world shipping, Titanic. The massive ship that went down in the year 1912 is still fresh in the...