Hamas Trains for New Round of Fighting

(Times of Israel) Avi Issacharoff - More and more armed Hamas troops are visible just a short distance from the Gaza-Israel border fence, perhaps in an effort to accustom Israelis to their presence there prior to a surprise raid inside Israeli territory. Hamas has been conducting infantry and urban warfare exercises at the levels of platoon, company and even division for a possible attempt to raid an Israeli community or army base in the next war. In one training exercise, more than a hundred Hamas troops were seen practicing a forward charge. To Israel's north, Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah has spoken quite a few times over the past two years about "conquering the Galilee" should there be another war with Israel.

2015-06-29 00:00:00

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