Skip to comments.13 soldiers killed overnight in fierce Gaza fighting [Israel and Hamas]
Posted on 07/20/2014 9:48:59 AM PDT by Star Traveler
Thirteen soldiers were killed overnight when they encountered fierce resistance fighting in the dense urban environment of Gaza City, the IDF announced Sunday evening.
The central battle began when an anti-tank missile fired from within a Gaza building struck an Israeli armored personnel carrier, killing seven soldiers from the 13th battalion of the Golani Brigade, the army said.
The ambush, supported by machine gun fire, took place in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City, in the northern part of the 40-kilometer-long Strip.
In the ensuing fighting, an unspecified number of soldiers were wounded, including Col. Ghassan Elian, the commander of the Golani Brigade, whose wound was deemed light to moderate.
The army did not immediately release for publication the names of the soldiers who were killed. The families were informed earlier on Sunday. At least two of the Israeli soldiers killed were dual US-Israel nationals, according to IDF officials. All the 13 fatalities were from the Golani Brigade, the army said.
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Wonder what kind of weapon?
itz time to take the gloves off....
I get the feeling they are really going to be cleaning house over there. Looks like they found the anthill and are going to kick some major a$$ the likes of which we have not seen in decades.
There have been more than the number of Israeli soldiers, at least.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that they’re going after the tunnels.
Just an RPG? I could see that if the shooter hung out a window and shot the top of the vehicle.
The IDF says two of the soldiers were US citizens!
Israel doesn’t like having that many of its people killed. Per capita, it’s like us losing 650 people in a single day of combat.
They will now fight a bit less “carefully”.
Yup, That the way it’s done in urban warfare. UW is the pure Hell of this mess usually lots of KIA and WIA’s and little gained.
Pull back and Vaporize the lot of them, and be done with it.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that theyre going after the tunnels.
Israel doesn’t commit war crimes, despite the lies that Hamas says (in that Israel does).
PM: Fewer Gaza deaths had citizens heeded IDF call [Israel and Hamas]
I know this sounds bad, but I am glad. It means the IDF have found the fighters and can start really killing people responsible, not just the bystanders who Hamas tries to use as human shields. The closer you get to the real center, the harder are going to be the winds that buffet. Keep going and get them. God is for you, who can be against you.
We have been praying for the brave young Israeli soldiers and for the people of Israel. This is not a six day war, but I hope their triumphant can come quickly.