Gaza Fighting a Warning to Bigger Enemies

(JNS) Yaakov Lappin - During five days of fighting, 21 Palestinian Islamic Jihad combatants were killed, including six senior commanders, most from the rocket division. 9 Gazan noncombatants were killed by IDF attacks, and another 3 were killed by failed PIJ rocket launches. The IDF struck more than 371 PIJ targets, including command and control apartments, usually located in residential buildings, which the IDF warned so they could be evacuated before the aerial attacks. As a byproduct, larger Israeli adversaries, Hamas and Hizbullah, witnessed Israeli determination to eliminate those who threaten Israeli security, to overcome the human shield tactic, and to employ world-leading intelligence and firepower capabilities in urban warfare settings.

2023-05-15 00:00:00

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