Palestinian Terrorists Hiding Within the Civilian Population

(IDF Spokesperson) - Brig. Gen. Ruth Yaron The terrorists launch Kassam missiles and mortars from within the Palestinian population toward Israeli communities in the Gaza Strip and inside Israel. The IDF does not operate blindly but acts only after receiving accurate and precise intelligence information. Commander of the Gaza Division, Brig. Gen. Gadi Shamni, stated that IDF infantry, armor, combat engineering, air force, and intelligence forces were operating in the Gaza Strip. According to Brig. Gen. Shamni, "We do not have the ability to halt the firing of all Kassam missiles, but we are doing our utmost, as opposed to our Palestinian counterparts who are doing nothing to stop terrorism and the launching of missiles."

2003-01-28 00:00:00

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