On Thursday, The Israel Defense Forces pulled a sneak attack against the Hamas terrorists on the Gaza Strip. IDF started gathering troops near the Israeli-Gaza border, prepping for what appeared to be a ground assault from the area where Hamas launched their attacks.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed the battle against Hamas is far from over, adding that Israel “would exact a very heavy price from Hamas and the other terrorist organizations. We will do so with great force. The last word has not been spoken and these measures will continue as long as necessary in order to restore peace in the State of Israel.”
Foreign media lunged at the tweet, charging Israel of ramping up violence against the muslims in Gaza.
But all the liberal hysteria amounted to nothing (as usual) because the IDF tweet was actually a strategic military tactic.
The news that Israel was commencing a ground assault reportedly provoked Hamas to send its anti-tank missile teams and mortar squads that were set to attack Israeli forces into what the IDF refers to as Hamas’ “Metro,” an organized series of tunnels built underground to store weapons and other artillery. Hamas constructed the tunnels in 2014 after a military conflict with Israel.
After the set-up was in place, Israel bombed the tunnels.
Hamas has fired more than 2,000 rockets and mortars into Israel. They launched 220 just between Thursday and Friday. Some even landing in their own territory in Gaza.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney