IDF Takes Decisive Action in Gaza in Response to Hamas Terrorism

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) recently shared videos showcasing a significant armored military action they initiated into Gaza during the dark hours.

The IDF provided clarity by stating, “In preparation for the next stages of combat, the IDF operated in northern Gaza.”

Detailing the activities further, the statement elucidated, “IDF tanks & infantry struck numerous terrorist cells, infrastructure and anti-tank missile launch posts.” Following their mission, the personnel retreated, making their way back to Israeli land.

Utilizing thermal cameras, the footage depicted an estimated dozen armored machinery, with a majority being Merkava tanks. These were seen tailing bulldozers that forged a path through Israel’s border fence with Gaza, a structure originally erected to shield Israel from Palestinian terror activities. This strategic move is in response to the tragic events from three weeks prior, where Hamas terrorists executed terror attacks on Israel, resulting in a death toll of more than 1,400.

Recent updates from The Jerusalem Post indicate the aftermath of these incidents: over 5,400 individuals sustained injuries, and upwards of 220 people are still held captive within Gaza. Utilizing an underground network and hardwired landlines, Hamas executed their two-year plan without drawing suspicion. Face-to-face meetings were held, and the details of their operation remained confidential, known to only a select few until its initiation.

Reflecting on the modus operandi of Hamas, Prof. Joel Roskin from Bar-Ilan University’s geography and environment department shared his observations, stating, “What is interesting about Hamas is that the rate of growth of the tunnels, not only in size but also in purpose, complemented the development of the organization’s operational concept.” He further explained the evolution of their tactics, “It began with the smuggling of goods, progressed to the smuggling of weapons, and later evolved into attack tunnels.”