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Overnight IDF Surge, 2 Additional Soldiers Killed

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IAF launches flares over Gaza.

IAF launches flares over Gaza.
Photo Credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90

Overnight the IDF expanded its operations against the Hamas terrorists in Gaza.

The IDF spokesperson tweeted,

“We are currently expanding our ground operation against Hamas in Gaza. Our goal remains, to strike a significant blow to Hamas’ terror capabilities so that the citizens of Israel can live in safety and security.”

Israeli citizens along the Gaza border reported seeing Gaza all lit up for hours, and hearing a lot of loud explosions.

Two additional IDF soldiers were killed yesterday in separate incidents:

2nd Lt. Bar Rahav HY”D killed by anti-tank fire (RPG)

Sgt. Bnaya Rubel HY”D killed by a terrorist who popped out of a terror tunnel.

21 IDF soldiers are currently hospitalized with various degrees of injuries.

For the first time since Operation Protective Edge began, despite 14 rockets launched at Israel which landed in open areas, there was no need to launch Iron Dome to intercept any rockets overnight.

Since the ground operation began:

36 terror tunnels have been found so far, filled with weapons, explosives and booby-traps.

85 terrorists have been killed. 20 on Saturday.

450 terror targets have been eliminated.

Hamas is showing signs that it might be trying to get a cease fire through Egypt, without losing face.

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  2. Gene Strong says:

    Hamas must be 100% destroyed and all arabs/ Muslims must be removed from Jerusalem.

  3. G-d bless the IDF and the Israelis

  4. Wipe Hamas out! G d bless the IDF

  5. Wipe Hamas out! G d bless the IDF

  6. Amen, praying for the safety of those soldiers.

  7. Amen, praying for the safety of those soldiers.

  8. May our soldiers rest in Peace.

  9. May our soldiers rest in Peace.

  10. our collective sons. thanks for your service. blessed be their memories. rest in peace my boys.

  11. destroy it once and for all!!!

  12. RIP Israeli Soldiers. Keep up the good work, Israel!

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