Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Israeli Defense Forces Are Now Targeting Gaza's Infrastructure

Israel’s Operation in Gaza Spreads Beyond Just Tunnels -- Time

The Israeli Defense Forces now have Gaza's infrastructure in their sights

Israeli officials have said in the past week that their main goal in the war against Hamas in Gaza is to destroy as many of what it calls “terror tunnels,” the underground passages built by the militant group that have repeatedly been used to infiltrate Israel. But following a day in which Hamas militants managed to kill 10 Israeli soldiers, Israel responded Tuesday with massive air strikes that seemed aimed at both major infrastructure as well as the visible symbols of Hamas’s power in the Gaza Strip.

In overnight strikes on Monday by aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) attacked 150 targets in Gaza, including the home and office of Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh’s home, the influential Shujaiyeh battalion commander’s home and the Ministry of Finance, as well as al-Aqsa Radio and al-Aqsa Television, two media outlets operated by Hamas. The IDF said it attacked two Hamas command centers and four weapons-storage sites hidden inside mosques and a tunnel Tuesday, before targeting five mosques overnight where it said Hamas had hidden weapons.

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My Comment:
To live in Gaza must be pure hell right now .... this is why this analysis from the Jerusalem Post is probably right. My prediction .... Hamas will probably maintain it's support within Gaza as this conflict drags on .... but months after this war has ended .... and the miserable conditions continue .... who is to say where this support may then be.

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