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Hamasís Shift to Tunnel Warfare Catches Israel by Surprise
New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | By ISABEL KERSHNER

Posted on 08/01/2014 5:36:57 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

JERUSALEM — Israel entered its latest conflict with Hamas armed with a high-tech arsenal, real-time battlefield intelligence and strong domestic support for dealing a heavy blow to Hamas.

But again on Friday, Israeli forces were taken by surprise, this time with two soldiers killed and one taken prisoner when militants once again attacked from a tunnel in Gaza.

“Hamas has changed its doctrine and is using the tunnels as a main method of operation,” said Israel Ziv, a retired general who headed the military’s Gaza division and its operations directorate. “This is something we learned amid the fighting.”

Of the 32 fortified tunnels that the Israeli military has exposed so far, at least 11 run deep beneath the border into Israeli territory. Others are part of an underground labyrinth inside Gaza connecting buildings, weapons stores and concealed rocket launchers.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gaza; hamas; islam; terrorism
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1 posted on 08/01/2014 5:36:58 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I would have thought that Israel would have had intel plants in Hamas.

I am shocked that they are shocked.

2 posted on 08/01/2014 5:40:33 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Pump them with a fuel air combo and set i’m off.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 5:42:35 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: RoosterRedux

Or on the other hand, maybe they’re just pretending to be surprised to keep their intel sources protected...


4 posted on 08/01/2014 5:42:50 PM PDT by doc11355
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To: doc11355

I was going to post that but thought better of it.


5 posted on 08/01/2014 5:43:55 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: doc11355
But there it is.

Fortunately, we are only insignificant Freepers.

What we say isn't very important.;-)

6 posted on 08/01/2014 5:45:31 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

3-4000 suicide bombers emerging from these tunnels, all at once, would have caused chaos and carnage beyond rational human comprehension.

And Obama’s Muzzie Brohood advisors would likely have CHEERED it.

Aren’t we all glad so many Freepers threw temper tantrums and stayed home in 2008, and 2012?


7 posted on 08/01/2014 5:46:35 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I might send in those cameras that we use for sewer pipes with explosions attached. Maybe we can make the roaches go for the light.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 5:49:03 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Dusty Road
I read that from Egypt’s side of the tunnel, they are pumping in raw sewage.
9 posted on 08/01/2014 5:49:39 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: tcrlaf

These tunnels should be detectable as they enter Israel.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/10985663/Israel-tests-hi-tech-tunnel-detection-system-to-fight-threat-from-underground.html

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10 posted on 08/01/2014 5:53:38 PM PDT by Captain Compassion
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Aren’t we all glad so many Freepers threw temper tantrums and stayed home in 2008, and 2012?

Yep. And unless we find a way to exhume Ronald Reagan and breathe some life into him, they are going to stay home again and give us Hillary in 2016.

11 posted on 08/01/2014 5:55:11 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: miss marmelstein

I read that from Egypt’s side of the tunnel, they are pumping in raw sewage.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

I recommend pumping in concrete.


12 posted on 08/01/2014 5:59:25 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: RoosterRedux
I am shocked that they are shocked.

Me too. Didn't anybody ask, back when Shalit was kidnapped from INSIDE a fenced Israel, how that was even possible?


13 posted on 08/01/2014 6:01:16 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Eccl 10:2

I prefer raw sewage. For Hamas, it must be like running into a mirror.


14 posted on 08/01/2014 6:02:12 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; SJackson

good article!


15 posted on 08/01/2014 6:04:20 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: miss marmelstein

Pig offal.


16 posted on 08/01/2014 6:05:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: canuck_conservative
I think Israeli intel knew what was going on re: the tunnels but waited until the invasion to let the public know.

Israelis are a lot like American Jews. Very liberal until they learn of their own risk.

Bibi has told them the truth and now they are on his side.

Bibi is herding cats...a very difficult task.

17 posted on 08/01/2014 6:05:27 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Tunnels are among hardest thing to attack with exp0lises, ex combat engineer.


18 posted on 08/01/2014 6:05:58 PM PDT by TweetEBird007
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To: miss marmelstein

Pump in pig guts and pig shyte into the Hamas tunnels. Since there are few pigs in Israel we should send them a ship with freezers to bring them tons upon tons of frozen pig guts to be defrosted and used as needed against Hamas tunnels and other Jihad operations


19 posted on 08/01/2014 6:08:36 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: tcrlaf
Aren’t we all glad so many Freepers threw temper tantrums and stayed home in 2008, and 2012?

obama thanks them and it looks as if the same people might stay home again if the PERFECT candidate does not get the nomination. SAD

20 posted on 08/01/2014 6:08:45 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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