web analytics
March 28, 2015 / 8 Nisan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


IDF Pummels 50 Gaza Targets, Includes Hamas Homes

Security source: “This is only the start.”
Gaza after being hit by the IDF. If Israel hasn't knocked out Hamas by now, why should this time be any different?

Gaza after being hit by the IDF. If Israel hasn't knocked out Hamas by now, why should this time be any different?
Photo Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash 90

Gaza terrorists finally crossed Israel’s red line in the sand with nearly 100 rocket attacks that landed in central and southern Israel on Monday, igniting the wrath of the Jewish State.

The government gave a green light to launch Operation Protective Edge in response, mordering the IDF to silence the rocket fire that has been raining down on civilian families for months.

Overnight Monday and into the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the Israel Defense Forces struck 50 terrorist targets throughout Gaza. Local sources reported 17 people were injured in the attacks but as usual did not indicate how many were terrorists.

Among the targets were dozens of homes belonging to key Hamas members — particularly disturbing to the Hamas leadership — including the home of a senior Hamas military official.

Also destroyed were three Hamas control and command bases, 18 underground rocket launchers, and targets described as “infrastructure.” Several other targets involved additional terrorist groups as well.

The initial phase of the operation was carried out through a combined effort of air and naval forces, with 47 targets eliminated by IAF fighter pilots, and three others hit by Israel Navy ships firing from the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Gaza.

But the IDF Spokesperson told Army Radio Tuesday morning that if necessary, the government is ready to consider an expanded response and allow a ground operation as well.

“All options are on the table,” he said. “Everything depends on what happens next.”

A senior military source noted that at present operation would focus primarily on targeted assassinations, rather than on general attacks, as has been the policy in the past.

“We are entering into a long operation,” the source said. “We are only at the start. Patience is required. We are preparing further steps and a gradual expansion of our order of battle.”

The IDF is now in the process of preparing to add to the two infantry battalions currently waiting on the Gaza border, the source added. Those units are “busy with efforts against [cross-border] attack tunnels.”

Iron Dome anti-missile batteries have been deployed throughout the country in what appears to be preparation for any military scenario, including the possibility that a second front might open on the pretense of “solidarity” in the north – as happened during the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

“Hamas is under pressure, which caused it to begin shooting,” the source explained. “Its status was deteriorating in Gaza and in the middle of Ramadan, at this point the organization has no good news to offer.”

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

17 Responses to “IDF Pummels 50 Gaza Targets, Includes Hamas Homes”

  1. Tim Meeks says:

    Kill’m all Israel.

  2. Gene Strong says:

    Netanyahu must.destroy hamas or resign

  3. Keep going until you Gaza a parking lot

  4. Tony Mark says:

    Leave no roof or walls standing…

  5. Be careful they procreate their children laboratory! NO JOKE. THEY MAKE KILLERS. Thank You so see the clinical places!! El-Elohim Salot.

  6. Be careful they procreate their children laboratory! NO JOKE. THEY MAKE KILLERS. Thank You so see the clinical places!! El-Elohim Salot.

  7. Be careful they procreate their children laboratory! NO JOKE. THEY MAKE KILLERS. Thank You so see the clinical places!! El-Elohim Salot.

  8. Give no room to devil agent(hamas)

  9. Underground sewer systems ok?!

  10. Underground sewer systems ok?!

  11. Underground sewer systems ok?!

  12. Underground sewer systems ok?!

  13. The Israeli must kill you too bastards…

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu to Release Frozen Palestinian Authority Tax Revenue
Latest News Stories
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

The PA hasn’t changed anything on their end, so why did Netanyahu suddenly change his policy?

Netanyahu and Saudi King Salman.

Obama’s “two-state” phobia shows how much he and his experts do not understand the Middle East.

Rice

Kosher for Passover? Depends who you ask.

The main suspect confessed to passing on information to Syria through the Internet.

Has anyone asked Obama why Netanyahu should even think about agreeing to a Palestinian Authority country?

A U.S. Air Force F-15 warplane dropped approximately 60,000 leaflets over the Syrian city of Raqaa to discourage people from joining the Islamic State (ISIS), the Pentagon revealed Thursday. The “Military Information Support Operations,” propaganda campaign was carried out last week and was the first time the United States has used the tactic in Syria. […]

Israel reportedly wants to change the names to Hebrew, which would affront Muslim sensitivities.

The non-binding vote approves funds for imposing sanctions if Iran violates a deal.

Congress is ‘fed up’ with being left in the dark on the Iran negotiations

While there’s not much snow left, there are bike trails, hiking trails and extreme mountain sleds.

The White House says another foreign policy failure proves Obama is doing something right, but it not clear exactly what.

Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday he supports Saudi Arabia’s attack on Iranian-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen Saudi Arabia has been joined by other oil-rich states, including Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and the Gulf States, all of whom said that “they “have decided to answer the call of President Hadi to protect Yemen and his […]

The former US envoy to the United Nations writes in the NY Times that bombing Iran is the only way to stop a nuclear arms race.

More Articles from Hana Levi Julian
This is a chart of the rocket and missile arsenal that initiated Israel's counter terror Operation Protective Edge, and was used by Hamas and allied terrorists -- and was fired from site deep within the Gaza civilian population against Israel's families, in the thousands, for 50 days. At least 11 cease-fires were broken by Hamas.

in a new report, Amnesty International charges “Gaza armed groups’ with war crimes in last summer’s Operation Protective Edge.

U.S. President Barack Obama.

President Obama appears to have added NATO Secy-Gen. Jens Stoltenberg to his White House “diss list.”

The Pentagon has just revealed a stunning amount of information on some of Israel’s the most closely guarded secrets, including details of its nuclear program.

Passengers on the Jerusalem Light Rail were forced to duck when the line came under attack by Arabs in Shuafat again this morning.

Two NY Jews were attacked in Williamsburg on Sunday in a bias incident; a Jew was shot to death in Midwood, motive unclear.

Four IDF soldiers were hurt Wednesday when their Hummer overturned while traveling near the Gaza border.

The city of Jerusalem will open Gazelle Valley — its unique Middle Eastern version of Central Park — next Monday, just in time for Passover vacation.

It looks like Israel’s PM Binyamin Netanyahu may have begun the two-step back into the world of covert construction freezes.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/idf-pummels-50-gaza-targets-includes-hamas-homes/2014/07/08/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: