Skip to comments.In Response to Attack on IDF Troops IDF Strikes Multiple Hamas Targets in Gaza
Posted on 02/19/2018 7:58:10 AM PST by judeasamaria
Saturday, in response to an improvised explosive device (IED) that wounded 4 Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers near the southern part of the Gaza Strip, Israeli Air Force (IAF) fighter jets struck at least 18 Hamas targets throughout Gaza, including weapons manufacturing infrastructure, the IDF said.
The Israeli reprisal came after an explosive device detonated near IDF troops adjacent to a security fence in the southern Gaza Strip, earlier on Saturday. The IED was attached to a flag, which was used to mask the explosive device. During the riot, soldiers from the Golani Brigade and the Engineering Corps approached the border fence after noticing the flag hung near the location where the IDF was stationed. After the soldiers approached the flag, the device exploded. Four IDF soldiers were wounded in the attack, two severely. The soldiers were quickly evacuated and treated.
In the aftermath of the attack on the IDF soldiers, IDF tanks targeted 2 observation post in the southern Gaza Strip. IAF fighter jets also targeted a terror tunnel in the Zaytun area and military compounds near Deir ElBalah and Khan Yunis (see the image below for more details on the IDFs reprisal yesterday). IDF Spokesperson Jonathan Conricus said, we hold Hamas responsible for all aggression from Gaza.
A rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip, in what appeared to be a Hamas response to the earlier IDF attack against its terrorist infrastructure. The rocket hit the roof of a house in an Israeli town in the southern part of Israel. Sirens sounded in several communities in the area of Shaar HaNegev regional council, near the southern border of Israel, for several hours before and after the rocket was fired.
Riots, clashes, and so-called demonstrations along the fence in southern Gaza a fence that borders Israel proper has become a regular occurrence. Hamas and other Arab terrorist factions, under the guise of demonstrations, use children and handicapped citizens as pawns and as protection against Israeli reprisals, as camouflage from which they can throw grenades and IEDs at Israeli troops, to place IEDs along the fence and to exploit the media, according to an IDF spokesperson. In a recent attempt to garner sympathy for the Arab cause, an Arab teenager, Ahed Tamimi and her mother, in the village of Nabi Salih (Samaria) incited soldiers stationed there by slapping, pushing and kicking them. In a display of incredible self-control, the soldiers did not respond with force, but instead stood their ground and bared the humiliating taunts of the teenage Arab girls. The recent harassment was caught by local Arabs on their phones. Since they determined that this harassment would be praiseworthy among their peers, they posted it on social media. In the aftermath of the repeated harassment, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Border Police arrested Ahed Tamimi and she is facing sentencing for the numerous criminal acts that she and her mother carried out.
We send our heartfelt wishes for a speedy recovery to the wounded IDF soldiers in Saturdays terrorist attack.
And of course the UN commission on human rights will go all apoplectic over the IDF response.
If Israel is aware of viable targets such as weapons storage and manufacturing, they shouldn’t need an incident like this to justify an air strike. Strike hard and often and never apologize.
Of course they will. It wasn't fair; it wasn't 'proportionate.'
Brings a hammer meets HAMMER TIME.
IDF should take the ISIS playbook and run it against hamas.
I do not, for the life of me, understand why Israel does not reclaim the Gaza Strip. And the West Bank, too. Israel seems to have a masochistic mentality regarding the Palestinians.
Israel should stop supplying food, electricity, various commodities and water to these murderous morons in gaza.
Right... I liken it to feeding the dog... If every time you feed the dog, you get bit, sooner or later you will stop feeding the dog.
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