Israeli commanders lead from the front. Col. Rasan Alian, commander of the Golani Brigade, was wounded while fighting Hamas in Gaza. He returned to his troops today after making a full recovery. We’re proud to welcome him back.
Hamas’ agenda involves firing rockets on civilian targets and infiltrating through a vast network of tunnels to perpetrate attacks against Israel. We are here to stop it.
VISUAL EVIDENCE: Declassified aerial intelligence shows Hamas firing rockets from mosques and children’s playgrounds in Shuja’iya.
Here’s a first look at one of Hamas’ tunnels that we have uncovered in Gaza. What do you think it was used for?
A large IDF force has launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. A new phase of Operation Protective Edge has begun. The new phase follows 10 days of Hamas attacks on Israel by land, air and sea, and repeated rejections of offers to deescalate the situation.
This morning, IDF forces thwarted a major attack by 13 Hamas terrorists attempting to infiltrate Israel through a terror tunnel.
This is yet another example of the many attempts made by Hamas to violate Israel’s sovereignty and security.
A lot of people are asking: Why is the number of casualties lower in Israel than in Gaza? While Hamas hides behind Palestinian civilians, the IDF protects Israel.
We have begun dropping leaflets above northern Gaza and sending cell-phone messages to Palestinians. The messages warn civilians to move away from Hamas terrorists and command centers, which pose a grave risk to their safety. Hamas has already urged Palestinians to ignore these warnings.