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If ordered into Gaza, IDF Ground Forces ready for anti-tank missiles, urban combat
The Jerusalem Post ^ | Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | Yaakov Lappin

Posted on 07/16/2014 1:50:21 AM PDT by Star Traveler

If ordered into the Gaza Strip, IDF Ground Forces expect to encounter Hamas cells with anti-tank missiles, heavy urban combat, subterranean warfare, and other challenges. "This is the combat that characterizes a terror organization," the source said. The IDF has maintained large numbers of Ground Forces on the Gaza border.

IDF Brigade commanders would have a high degree of independence if ordered to enter the Gaza Strip.

Hamas planned to employ bomb-filled tunnels to facilitate large-scale killing sprees and kidnapping attacks on the border, according to Israeli security officials.

Hamas will try to prove that an Israeli ground offensive will not have an impact on its ability to fire rockets, though its chances of achieving this remain decidedly low. Only a ground maneuver can truly deal with the growing threat of tunnels that straddle the border, officials believe.

Addressing Hamas's use of the Palestinian population as a human shield, the senior source said there are over a dozen Hamas brigade commanders who are hiding within the Gazan civilian population, preventing the IDF from striking them. Hamas commanders use messengers who pass along written notes, he added.

"From our perspective, we did not attack homes," a senior security source said Tuesday, looking back at recent IAF strikes. "[We attacked] only operational infrastructure. We understood what every Hamas commander has in his infrastructure. From the moment there is an operational infrastructure there, it ceases being a home," said the source. T he systematic targeting of such nerve centers has negatively affected the performance of Hamas brigades. Additionally, Israeli targeted assassinations, based on swift sensor to shooter cycles, in which IDF control centers coordinated air strikes after identifying terrorist operatives in the field, has resulted in some 100 casualties among Hamas and Islamic Jihad since the start of the operation.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hamas; israel; stih; stisraelhamas
With about 48,000 reservists called up and waiting, you know there's going to be some action there!
1 posted on 07/16/2014 1:50:21 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

I don’t think they really want to march into Gaza. There’s no “gain” on this idea. But I’d make the residents of Gaza think long and hard about staying there.


2 posted on 07/16/2014 1:59:42 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

I don’t know where those residents can go, because they can’t easily get out of Gaza! However, they can move to another section of Gaza.


3 posted on 07/16/2014 2:04:56 AM 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 don’t know where those residents can go

I do.

4 posted on 07/16/2014 2:30:52 AM PDT by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: Star Traveler
See here
5 posted on 07/16/2014 2:32:07 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: gasport

We’re not talking about where we might WISH they went, but where they either can or will go, considering the fact that - even though the USA doesn’t seem to have border control - these other Middle East countries do, and they’re not going to let millions of Palestinians waltz right into their country!


6 posted on 07/16/2014 2:51:49 AM 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: ScaniaBoy

Well that narrows down the time frame!


7 posted on 07/16/2014 2:53:16 AM 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

The Peace of Westphalia is a Western concept.


8 posted on 07/16/2014 2:56:19 AM PDT by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: pepsionice

The Israelis like us are too invested in rules of engagement that puts their people at risk

My response to Abbas would be stop this now or I’m sending in the B-52s for a major demolition job


9 posted on 07/16/2014 2:56:42 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

Israel is not directing this at Abbas or the Palestinian Authority, or their areas in Judea and Samaria. Israel is directing this at Hamas and their operatives, along with their buildings and supplies - in their territory of Gaza.


10 posted on 07/16/2014 3:03:43 AM 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

>> IDF Ground Forces expect to encounter Hamas cells with anti-tank missiles, heavy urban combat, subterranean warfare, and other challenges.

The toughest “other challenge” is what to do about the women and children that the cowardly philistine vermin place between themselves and the IDF.


11 posted on 07/16/2014 3:54:33 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Star Traveler
IF the IDF goes in, it won't be a picnic. The IDF will divide Gaza up into 3 separate sections (as they have done in the past) seriously disrupting life there for the HAMAS underground and the stupid civilians who voted for HAMAS in the first place!
I sure hope IF they go in the will “Putinize” the landscape first, then blast all the tunnels they can find. I'd prefer 25 B-52s just carpet bombing them all to Jihadi Paradise Land.
12 posted on 07/16/2014 4:30:05 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Nervous Tick
"what to do about the women and children that the cowardly philistine vermin place between themselves and the IDF"

"Kill them all. God shall know his own."

13 posted on 07/16/2014 5:11:32 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Star Traveler

And you can bet that some of the weapons shipped out of Libya by John Brennan and Obama went to Hamas.


14 posted on 07/16/2014 5:15:16 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

yep....a 48 hr notice for all non combatants to leave the area and then carpet bomb them like we did to the Germans after D Day.


15 posted on 07/16/2014 5:30:07 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Star Traveler

I have the Red Alert app that’s tied into the missile warning net. It’s been going off every half hour. I can’t help wondering if it’ll ever occur to the people what an equivalent weight in food would mean to their quality of life.


16 posted on 07/16/2014 10:40:40 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Star Traveler

The UN, using our money, is financing “refugee” camps for them a little to the south.


17 posted on 07/16/2014 10:45:31 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Star Traveler

18 posted on 07/16/2014 10:45:35 AM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: Jimmy Valentine

That’s not the way Israel does it. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has directed the IDF to take all precautions to avoid collateral damage with the Palestinian civilians.


19 posted on 07/16/2014 2:23:35 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: Yorlik803

Israel didn’t call up 56,000 reserves to just let them sit there and watch “carpet bombing” ... LOL ...

And besides that, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has directed the IDF to use all caution at preventing collateral damage to Palestinian civilians - while going after Hamas, all their active operatives and their facilities. The 56,000 troops are there to carry out those orders from Netanyahu.


20 posted on 07/16/2014 2:27:48 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: Mat_Helm

It works in the movies ... but it doesn’t work with Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the IDF to avoid collateral damage with Palestinian civilians.


21 posted on 07/16/2014 2:29:38 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
Read the book of Samuel and when the Israelites conquered the promised land, given to them going back to God's promise to Abraham, God instructed them to kill not just the sinful people of the land but the goats, cattle, pigs, dogs, bugs, bacteria, everything to cleanse the land. Sounds like the nuclear option to me.

Now the Jews are just turning the other cheek because they are acting as converted Christians. That is a good thing, but their enemies will never quit, so God will have to handle it His way in the end. Only these Islamic Jew haters are bringing that end upon all things quickly.

22 posted on 07/16/2014 3:08:56 PM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: Mat_Helm

Israel is not a theocracy. When God returns to earth and sets up his worldwide government, then you can talk about a theocracy ... :-) ...


23 posted on 07/16/2014 3:22:52 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

Israel by default is a theocracy because they are God’s chosen people. His promises to them are the same yesterday, today, tomorrow, and until the end of days. God covenant’s are irrevocable. The people may sin and rebel and Israel was taken into captivity and trial for it’s sins, yet they are in the holy land again as God’s chosen people and for His purpose and all those that curse His people will be cursed and all those that bless His people will be blessed. Thanks be to God.


24 posted on 07/16/2014 3:30:13 PM PDT by Mat_Helm
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