Skip to comments.IDF starts Gaza ground invasion
Posted on 07/17/2014 12:53:41 PM PDT by Red Badger
Netanyahu's office says purpose of mission is to destroy terror tunnels and seriously harm the infrastructure of Hamas and other terrorist organizations in Gaza.
DF ground forces began to move into the Gaza Strip on Thursday evening, the prime minister's office confirmed.
The purpose of the operation was to destroy the Gazan terror tunnels leading to Israel, according to a statement released by the prime minister's office.
Watching on Fox. Amazing.
GOD BLESS ISRAEL!!!
Didn’t Israel install a ton of lucrative hydroponic stuff down there, and when the Arabs took over they just destroyed it all..?
Just tuned in. Does anybody know what the goal is?
Capture Hamas leaders?
Seize major Hamas weapons?
Destroy Hamas leader homes?
Destroy Hamas buildings, structures, tunnels?
I know whose side I’m on. The ones who stand in front of women and children, not the ones who hide behind them.
Eliminate infiltrators’ tunnels. Period.
An old credence Clearwater song comes to mind..
Don’t go out tonight, there’s a bad moon on the rise
Are you sure that isn’t “there’s a bathroom on the right”?
Israel, the ONLY country in the world, that counts it success by the LOWEST POSSIBLE count of civilian casualties.
Naturally, no credit is ever given by the world in general.Screw the world.
It does indeed seem that what counts is NOT the count of civilian dead, rather world opinion seems to focus on WHAT group caused the deaths.
Israel is responsible for 100 deaths....GENOCIDE is charged.
Islamic terrorists are responsible for thousands....The Sound of Silence)
All of the above..................
Just keep marching and destroying until there is no more Hamas.
Israel has God on their side. That’s why they are so hated in the world.....................
Hamas no mas....................
I would fill them with poison gas..............
Yep! Cut there nose off to spite their faces.................
Three Dog Night, same era...............ELI’S Coming!.....................
Shephard Smith quoted Isreali officials: They’re targeting Hamas’ tunnels into Isreal.
I imagine Obama will release a statement shortly condemning this action by Israel. Obama and his ilk hate Israel and all it stands for.
Those who hate Israel will decry its actions no matter the outcome or details. Israel needs to do what it must do and have no care for the approval of the rest of the world. Do it right, do it completely and come home.
To our Israeli friends - many of us here in the United States fully support you in this action. It is only the very vocal minority who chant for Israel’s destruction. We wish our Marines and soldiers were there with the full force of our military operating beside you. G-d bless you all.
Or pump them full of salt water.
When the Palestinians are moving through them.
They SHOULD be taking out Hamas leadership, in person, by drone or any other way possible. Killing a few low-level bomb throwers and rocket launchers is good, but you really want to get those WHO GIVE THE ORDERS.
A few dozen gallons of gasoline, followed by a spark would be better.
if anyone is watching the webcam, have they seen anything??
Looks like they got some electricity back on
It’s “Bathroom on the right”, silly.
It would be interesting to run a high pressure stream of gasoline and oxygen into them. A sort of controlled “fuel air blast” within the tunnels and watch what blows up on the other side.
>>Or pump them full of salt water. When the Palestinians are moving through them.
>A few dozen gallons of gasoline, followed by a spark would be better.
Better yet...A Stoichiometric mix of Fuel and O2 + a spark.
What a great graphic...
With sharks..............hungry, pissed off sharks..............
The whole damn city probably................
I’m sure that their mission includes ‘targets of opportunity’ and other such as they may ‘find’....................
Gush Katif. 2005.
You are correct.
“Didnt Israel install a ton of lucrative hydroponic stuff down there, and when the Arabs took over they just destroyed it all..?”
Some cultures produce and create, others just consume and destroy. We’re seeing that difference more and more each day, even among the subcultures in our own country.
I wish someone would tell the nitwit on FNC, that they are firing artillery not cannons!
The foolish muzzies had a chance at a cease fire.....
Kick A#% and take names IDF! Don’t give them one bit of sympathy! Do the world a favor and kill the damn vermin!
Time for Bibi’s Boyz to clean house... Go get ‘em. Prayers with you
I have a feeling that after this, Hamas will be no mas.................
Maybe they are cannons. We used to call our artillery guys in the USMC ‘cannon cockers’................
Pray for Israel.
Dealing with tunnels is a long term challenge for the Engineers in the IDF. They really should develop some technology/special weapons/demolitions for quickly and safely clearing and thoroughly disabling tunnels. They will likely have to do it repeatedly, and will typically have small windows in which to get the maximum job done.
How about wheelbarrow-sized robots to run a flamethrower through it, and then follow with demolition charges and/or a line charge? Maybe a small motorized platform that a guy in an EOD-like suit could weild a high volume grenade laucher, so the pieces could be carried down stairs or lowered down ladders by soldiers when needed.
Flooding leaves the tunnels intact to be pumped out later, but flooding with fuel for a clearing fire can be followed up with demolition the next day.
If you have enough water and strong enough pumps you could clear tunnels with water and then demolish conventionally, but that is probably only rarely feasible. If you can emplace demolitions with scuba equipment though, flooded tunnels would provide excellent tamping for the charges.
Just some thoughts. Counter tunnel tactics is unlikely to have escaped Israeli attention, so I hope they have some innovative weapons and tactics.
You do not want to mess with the IDF. Those guys mean business.
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