Skip to comments."Roof Knocking", Israel's Courtesy Call Before Bombing.
Posted on 07/11/2014 2:55:54 PM PDT by lee martell
Roof Knocking is the Israeli military's tactic of phoning Palestinians it is about to bomb. Before the Israeli Military bombs your house, it is not uncommon for many Gaza Strip residents to get a phone call. Can you imagine getting such a phone call, knowing it's serious, knowing they literally have got your number and have viewed within via drones? It happens a lot in this part of the world. Sawsan Kawarea, a resident of Khan Younis, said she was in her home earlier this week when the phone rang. She answered, and on the other side was 'David', who claimed he was with the Israeli military. He asked for Sawsan by name, and said he knows that she has women and children in the house. David abruptly advised her to "Get out! You have five minutes before the rockets come." Kawarea then took her children and ran outside. A small rocket hit the house soon after. It was apparently, the final warning. Five minutes later, a much larger missile hit, and the entire house was instantly destroyed.
The phone call warning is part of a larger strategy. For years, the Israeli military has used cell phone calls and small 'warning rockets'- usually sent from drones- to tell people which building are about to be targeted. The practice dates back to about 2006. In 2009, over 165,000 phone calls had been made to warn civilians to stay away from targets. The tactic helps to reduce the total number killed, and also, serves as a remarkable display of power. Israel can penetrate Gaza's communication networks so easily because it's telephone networks and internet infrastructure are routed through Israeli servers. This gives Israel the advantage of being able to gather intelligence and deliver propaganda to selected targets. This shows a level of compassion and civilized behavior that amazes, impresses and profoundly frustrates the opposing Warlords on the Palestinian sides. Roof Knocking is often a method of psychological warfare, like a cat playing with a mouse. Advantage; Israel!
Cat playing with mouse, quite apropos.
How much warning does Hamas give before shooting off their rockets?
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is smart! He’s not going to give Hamas a “public relations BONANZA” by killing Palestinian civilians and kids, if they can avoid it. BONUS for Israel!
When sirens blare in Israel for Gaza rockets coming...they have maximum one minute to get to safety....usually less time then that.
Gaza has made no preparations to protect their people, why should they? They are people of war and conflict as long as Hamas is their partner in crime. So every death there should be celebrated as meeting their virgin queens.
...Unless of course they want to garner Nations sympathy...then they show and tell all their morbid stories and photos about people dying, and the drama they create to go with it.
I do not feel their pain....they chose to partner with terrorist Hamas...you reap what you sow.
I would give one general overall warning an hour before the first bomb is sent. The one and only warning an enemy would get. After that..........
This reminds me of General Curtis Lamay. After he discovered that the Japanese were defenseless against B-29’s flying at 10,000 feet he dropped leaflets over cities announcing the date and time that the city would be destroyed. The B-29’s would show up right on time. Of course, Lemay did give a crap about what happened to the civilians.
Maybe that attitude of ‘Gentlemanly Fighting’ in actual armed battle is what The Marquess of Queensberry Rules for boxing matured into. You don’t see much attempt at maintaining that standard these days.
He is smart...I have more respect and regard for him than any world leader today.....he’s infinitely better than that sock monkey bastard that we have in the White House...
Israel uses weapons to protect their people. Hamas uses people to protect their weapons.
A IAF lieutenant said that to hannity today.
The best story I heard about an Israeli tactic used to kill a major terrorist was that they telephoned him in a building and said, “Look out the window.”
When he turned around and did, a missile hit him.
Gave new meaning to “Reach out and touch someone”.