This map shows why we continue in our mission to expose and destroy Hamas’ network of terror attack tunnels.
Every rocket launched from Gaza is an attempt to kill Israeli civilians. We will not accept this reality.
This is a loaded Grad rocket launcher we found in an agricultural school in Beit Hanoun, Gaza. Some of its missiles had already been fired at Israel.
We will continue our mission above, on and below the ground to take down Hamas’ terror infrastructure wherever we find it.
Warning Call to Wafa Hospital Before IDF Targets Site
Hamas has turned Wafa Hospital into a command center and a rocket-launching site. Hamas has fired at Israel and at IDF forces from the hospital. As a result, the IDF repeatedly conveyed warnings to the hospital staff and urged civilians to leave the area. Hamas continued firing from the hospital. In response, the IDF targeted specific sites and terrorists within the hospital grounds. Secondary explosions can be seen, confirming IDF intellgience about the site.
July 21-23, 2014
Hamas continues to fire at our forces from Wafa Hospital in Gaza. Its terrorists have turned the hospital into a command center and a rocket-launching site. For this reason, we are targeting specific sites and terrorists within the hospital grounds. We repeatedly conveyed warnings to the hospital staff and urged civilians to leave the area in advance. Hamas is telling them to stay.
We fired a warning shot at this Hamas target in Khan Yunis, a city inside Gaza. In response, these civilians ran to the roof and brought their kids.
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.