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Land Invasion: Beware the Trap Laid by Hamas [Israel]
Aritz Sheva Israel National News ^ | Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Dr. Mordecai Kedar

Posted on 07/11/2014 1:39:15 PM PDT by Star Traveler

However, the advantage of fighting on the ground is only the case in Judea and Samaria; in Gaza, Israel will find it vey difficult to act effectively on the ground for the following reasons:

1. Population size and density, especially in urban areas such as Gaza City, Khan Yunis, Rafiah and the refugee camps make it necessary for Israel to introduce large infantry forces to a considerable number of points.

2. A tank has no advantages in urban areas as it has limited maneuverability, cannot aim at upper floors and is a slow-moving, easily hit target for antitank weapons, such as RPGs and rockets.

3. An armored jeep is also an easy target for antitank weaponry in a built up area.

4. Soldiers making their way on foot in built up areas are sitting ducks for snipers. Hamas has laid mines, built tunnels underneath the houses, fortified sniper positions in strategically placed buildings.

5. Eliminating Hamas military and civilian infrastructure requires a large Israeli presence over a lengthy period of time, enabling Hamas to attack command posts and headquarters (that is what occurred in Tyre).

6.Total elimination of Hamas will not prevent its resurgence as soon as our soldiers leave.

These points lead to the conclusion that sending land forces deep into Gaza will cost many lives without much to show for it. The subsequent retreat will be presented as a victory for Hamas.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hamas; israel; stih
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't be falling for any traps that Hamas sets for Israel.
1 posted on 07/11/2014 1:39:15 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

Who needs to invade. Just bomb the $hit out of them!


2 posted on 07/11/2014 1:41:39 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: Star Traveler

Take out the Southern strip of land where the tunnels are instead, which will prevent resupply of materials such as missiles. Dig it to the level of the Mediterranean the moat that would be created will threaten future tunnels with seawater influx.


3 posted on 07/11/2014 1:45:43 PM PDT by research99
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To: HenpeckedCon

That’s exactly what Israel is doing ... bombing Hamas while warning Palestinian civilians just prior to the attack in their local area.


4 posted on 07/11/2014 1:46:09 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

That is waste of bombs.
This is a situation where “collateral damage” is a plus. The Palis hate Jews to the point that they kill themselves trying to murder them. Might as well send them on their way without a risk to Israelis.


5 posted on 07/11/2014 1:51:32 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Little Ray

That’s not what Israel does to the Palestinian civilian population. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not stupid enough to give Hamas a public relations BONANZA ... :-) ...


6 posted on 07/11/2014 1:53:59 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Little Ray

This is a very long-standing view that Israel has in protecting civilians and kids ...

Former Prime Minister Golda Meier said ...

“We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”


7 posted on 07/11/2014 1:56:43 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

i.e. if the Israeli’s go into Gaza the same thing will happen to them as what happened to the US when we went into Iraq and Afghanistan.


8 posted on 07/11/2014 1:57:37 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Star Traveler

Tactics used in the conquest of Fallujah would be most effective in Gaza. For example, tanks are preceded by armored bulldozers which create new roads, through buildings and other obstacles, denying Hamas the opportunity to place IED’s. Israeli commandos are experts in house to house fighting, and have developed unique and creative ways to enter buildings. They can use chainsaws to traverse through one building into the next in built up areas, by simply creating doors where none exist. Once an area has been cleared, completely level it with bulldozers to create killing zones which Israeli outposts and air power will have no problem keeping vermin free. If they wish to hole up in bunkers and tunnels, bury them alive with bulldozers. If resistance is encountered from a particular building, call in overwhelming air power to clear the building. Then bulldoze it.

Superior firepower always wins the day, if used creatively.


9 posted on 07/11/2014 2:02:26 PM PDT by krogers58
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To: Star Traveler

Embargo the Gaza Strip. Start squeezing the Border to the Med Sea. Make the population move into Lebanon and Syria! Clear the land of all population. Annihilate all Terrorist with the sweep that can be found! Reestablish new border on Lebanon
Crossing!


10 posted on 07/11/2014 2:04:33 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: krogers58

From everything I’ve read and what I know about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, you won’t see that happening.


11 posted on 07/11/2014 2:07:16 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: DocJhn

Israel already embargoes Gaza and have for quite a while. What Israel doesn’t do is commit WAR CRIMES against the Palestinian civilian population. It’s a very long-standing practice of Israel to do everything they can to warn Palestinian civilians and avoid as much collateral damage as they can, while hitting the terrorists very hard!


12 posted on 07/11/2014 2:10:58 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

It would be fine with me if Israel made Gaza look like Berlin in May 1945. I would say Hiroshima in Aug 1945, but too many Israelis would die of radiation sickness. :-)


13 posted on 07/11/2014 2:13:17 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: HenpeckedCon

14 posted on 07/11/2014 2:18:43 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Star Traveler

Israel is the largest producer of drones in the world. Even some of our designs come from them. I suspect they have a continuous drone presence over potential launch sites. Israel also designed the automated fire system that protected US bases in Iraq from mortars. A radar system tracked back to the launch point and aromatically targeted retaliation. (The other side went to delayed launching and probably remote launching.) But drones would spot them laying the launchers and allow instant retaliation.

Israel is much more effective now than in the past. I think this will be an entirely new type of war; Obama’s drone war but on steroids. I also suspect any hit on Iran will be almost entirely done by drones. This war will be as different from the present as World War II was from World War I.


15 posted on 07/11/2014 2:18:56 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Star Traveler

Give them all one-way airfare to Saudi Arabia.


16 posted on 07/11/2014 2:20:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: HenpeckedCon

That’s not what Israel or Prime Minister Netanyahu do. In fact, Netanyahu is ADAMANTLY AGAINST TERRORISM, whether it’s something from the Israeli side or Hamas’ side. He just spoke out strongly against that, a few days ago! Netanyahu will hit Hamas hard, but not with collateral damage to Palestinian civilians that he can avoid.

Former Prime Minister Golda Meier said ...

“We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”


17 posted on 07/11/2014 2:21:03 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Paladin2

Well, from everything that I’ve read and from what I know of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, there will be no mass deportations to third countries ... not even mentioning the fact that no third parties want them ... :-) ...


18 posted on 07/11/2014 2:23:22 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

As much as I’d like to see Israel take out Hamas going into Gaza would be like the U.S. going into Fallujah. I hope you remember what our men and women looked like after that. Very costly. It would be a long protracted operation that favors their enemies. The civilian population would not “feel liberated” and could never be trusted. I hope they think long and hard about it. Israel has a conscience and tries not to kill indiscriminately. World opinion would mount to crushing proportions as it has in the past with all the lies and hatred. Our own press would love it as it would help them to draw attention away from Obi’s messes. I’m not saying don’t go there just be sure she has counted the cost as it looks like it would be huge. The rebuilding of the Caliphate is a bad sign. Israel is surrounded by her enemies and the Time of Jacob’s Troubles seems about to begin in earnest. Prayers for that nation and that the vale may be lifted from their eyes concerning their Messiah. The suffering that lies ahead for the Jews and their land can’t even be imagined. They are blessed with a great leader in Bibbi. How I wish he were our president!


19 posted on 07/11/2014 2:24:51 PM PDT by Lake Living
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To: Lake Living

Yes, indeed ... Israel is blessed with a great leader - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He’s smart enough to not be sucked into a terrorist trap!


20 posted on 07/11/2014 2:28:14 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

I would rather see two billion Mooselimbs wiped off of the face of he Earth than see a single Israeli or Christian killed by a Hamas rocket.


21 posted on 07/11/2014 2:39:59 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: HenpeckedCon

I guess you’ll have to give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a call and see if you can convince him ... :-) ...


22 posted on 07/11/2014 2:41:19 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
American news media running right to the poor innocent civilians who are aiding and abetting the enemy
23 posted on 07/11/2014 2:46:15 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Star Traveler
Other than not making us use Roman Numerals, I can't think of a single thing the Mooselimbs have contributed to the world.
24 posted on 07/11/2014 2:46:17 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: ronnie raygun

That’s one reason why Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is doing what he is doing - he’s not going to give Hamas a “public relations BONANZA” ... :-) ...


25 posted on 07/11/2014 2:52:48 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: HenpeckedCon

I generally avoid assigning “worth” to someone (or anyone) based on what they have accomplished. In our society that we live in here in the USA, that leads to the ELIMINATION of two groups, because they have either accomplished nothing or can no longer accomplish anything further - and that is the young and unborn, along with the aged and infirm.

I’m not going to give the government a “standard” by which they can start eliminating “groups” on the basis of “accomplishment.”

Now, what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does is eliminate the TERRORISTS and their “operations” - which is based on “what they do”. That’s valid.


26 posted on 07/11/2014 2:57:37 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: HenpeckedCon

My thinking is don’t waste bombs on the vermin.
Starve them out.
Shut off their utilities and all shipments into their area.
And just wait them out.


27 posted on 07/11/2014 3:04:14 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: HenpeckedCon

Gazashima and Nagagaza would end it in a hurry. Or maybe just one, to be nice and let it sink in to their primitive skulls.


28 posted on 07/11/2014 3:24:32 PM PDT by Rick66
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To: Star Traveler

The analysis of the utility of tanks in urban warfare seems a bit dated. In Iraq, one of the reasons the U.S. took very few casualties in urban warfare was the discovery that tanks are quite effective in dealing with snipers: take fire from a building, bring up a tank and level the building with a shell from its main gun, sniper problem sovled.


29 posted on 07/11/2014 4:03:19 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Star Traveler
We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.

Globalist claptrap.

The Arabs DO love their children. They love them SO much that they are willing to part with them so they can die in glorious martyrdom operations while slaughtering the infidel, especially Jews, and ascend into paradise.

Not all people are the same.

30 posted on 07/12/2014 5:49:06 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Star Traveler

The Israelis are going to be condemned no matter what, so they might as well bite the bullet and try to secure something better for their children.
The Palis will never stop trying to destroy Israel. Their children imbibe hate with their milk and have it fed into brains via TV.


31 posted on 07/13/2014 11:34:39 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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