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IAF Aborts Air Strikes to Protect Gaza Civilians

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

As it does in all its operations, the IDF has taken the utmost care to protect uninvolved civilians during Operation Pillar of Defense, even while rockets have continued to fall on Israel. In addition to the large number of flyers the IDF has dropped prior to striking an area, air strikes are often aborted when civilians are found in the area.

Yesterday saw one such occurrence—an air strike on an underground launch site was aborted due to the discovery of civilians in the area.

Since Wednesday (November 14th) afternoon, the IAF has struck ammunitions warehouses and rocket launch sites used by terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip, all in response to the incessant rocket fire directed at Israel. Yesterday, in the early hours of the morning, a squadron of intelligence collecting aircraft took the sky. Through sophisticated observation equipment and cameras the pilots were able to identify a rocket launch, and Air Force aircraft were sent to strike the area. But things didn’t go as planned. “We saw that innocent civilians were approaching the area of the underground launch site,” said Lt. Omer, a source within the intelligence squadron who took part in the operation. “We immediately contacted the forces and instructed them to abort the strike.”

The strike was aborted immediately, thanks to the experience of IDF forces. This is one of many similar stories from Operation Pillar of Defense. It has long been one of the IDF’s top priorities to minimize civilian casualties during IDF operations.

The task is not an easy one, as Hamas has intentionally used the civilian areas of Gaza as staging grounds for their attacks on Israel. Knowing that the IDF wishes to avoid civilian casualties, Hamas places its own civilians in the line of fire in order to hide and protect its own operations. Women and children, victims of the Hamas human shield tactics, usually ignore warning signals to evacuate buildings prior to an IDF strike. The victims remain in the house with Hamas members, knowing ahead of time that the IDF will not target civilians. Many innocent bystanders are killed as a result of Hamas’ abuse of its own civilians. Instead of keeping its citizens out of harm’s way, Hamas encourages and even forces its population to join the violent resistance against Israel.

Four More Terrorists Meet Their Virgins

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Israel’s Channel 10 is reporting that late Thursday evening, November 16, the Israel Defense Force was able to eliminate an additional four members of Gaza’s senior terrorist leadership in a targeted strike.

New Head of Hamas Military Wing Takes Jabari’s Place

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Marwan Issa has been named the new commander of Hamas’s military wing. Issa was the deputy of Ahmed Jabari who was killed yesterday in an Israeli air strike and buried after public mourning rituals in Gaza.

Issa headed  the Hamas military delegation that traveled to Tehran and Beirut last September and signed secret mutual defense pacts with Iran and Hizbollah.

4th Israeli Dies in Kiryat Malachi Attack

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

A fourth Israeli died that had been injured in the strike on the Kiryat Malachi apartment.

Breaking News: Hamas #2 Killed by IDF

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

The Shabak (Israel’s General Secret Service) just announced that Ahmed Jabari, the second in command of the Hamas military, was killed today by the IDF in a surgical strike. He was traveling in his car when it exploded.

Al-Jabari has been credited for the Hamas takeover of Gaza as well as introducing the launching of Kassam rockets into Israel.

Jabari’s son, who was in the car was also killed in the attack.

Palestinians report that the IDF also attacked in Rafiach and Han Younis leaving 8 dead.

Much of the country has now been put on alert in case of retaliatory attacks by Hamas, who have now threatened to launch missiles on Tel Aviv tonight.

Schools around Gaza have announced that school will be canceled tomorrow.

 

Ahmed Jabari with Gilad Shalit

10 Rockets Launched From Gaza at Israel

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

The “Red Alert” missile siren has been going off in cities and towns around Gaza for the past half hour. Residents have reported hearing explosions.

Ten rockets have been launched at Israel so far, including at Ashkelon and Gan Yavneh. No one has been injured from the strikes.

Islamic Jihad has been taking credit for the launches.

Earlier this evening, Gazans launched an anti-tank missile at an Israeli jeep, prompting Israel to strike back.

Sderot Mayor Collapses from Hunger Strike

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

David Buskilla, mayor of the beleaguered town of Sderot collapsed on Sunday. Buskilla has been holding a hunger strike opposite the Prime Minister’s office to protest the rocket attacks against his town, its failing economy as a result, and what he feels is the government’s ineffectual response to fix the situation.

IAF Kills Two Terrorists Preparing to Launch Rockets From Gaza

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The Israel Air Force killed two terrorists preparing to launch rockets against Israeli civilians from Gaza.

Sources in Gaza say five people were also injured on the strike which occurred on a Hamas training camp.  At least three of the people were Hamas operatives.

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