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Gaza War – More tunnel infiltrations thwarted (Live Updates)

Gaza War – More tunnel infiltrations thwarted (Live Updates)

Intense fighting continues as Israel dismantles Hamas underground military infrastructure

Note: There are live Video and Twitter feeds at the bottom of the post


Overnight Hamas attempted two infiltrations through tunnels, one of which opened up near the dining room of Kibbutz in Israel.

Both sets of terrorists were eliminated by the IDF. There are unspecified reports of Israeli casualties.

The Times of Israel reports:

In open ground near Erez five terrorists come out of a tunnel shortly after six in the morning. They surface near the security fence and only a few hundred yards from the nearest community. An IAF aircraft intercepts them, killing all five, with no Israelis wounded. …

Near Kibbutz Nir Am, a second group of terrorists surface on the Israeli side of the border.

It is not clear if they emerge from a different tunnel or a branch of the one that served the other squad, nor is the number of gunmen confirmed. The sizable squad is able to surprise a passing army jeep, ambushing it with an anti-tank missile and inflicting Israeli casualties. But with the help of Nahal troops the force is able to kill the operatives and thwart an infiltration to civilian areas or an abduction attempt.

Ynet has more on this incident as well as other fighting:

The intense fighting in the Shuja’iyya neighborhood in the eastern Gaza Strip has also continued into Monday. Overnight, the IDF forces killed 10 terrorists in a series of incidents. At least one terror tunnel was uncovered in the neighborhood. …

A senior military source said Monday morning that “we have reached the positions we wanted. There were a number of incidents. The forces continued to deal with the tunnels tonight.”

Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, the IDF has attacked some 2,800 terror targets – including a hit on the head of Hamas’ reconnaissance unit.

The IDF released photographs of terrorists firing from civilian areas in the Shuja’iya neighborhood where the heavy fighting took place yesterday.

Names of a number of the 13 soldiers killed yesterday have been released.

Carmeli was an American citizen from Texas. Another American citizen Max Steinberg from California was also killed.

A summary of the first 13 days of Operation Protective Edge.


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

John Kerry smacked down typical media moral equivalency nonsense (via Hot Air via SooperMexican):

The IDF also released footage of Hamas shooting from homes:

This video demonstrates the sophisticated nature of Hamas’ tunnel system, and why Israel has no choice but to destroy it:


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Humphrey's Executor | July 21, 2014 at 9:47 am

This is a new and disturbing development in the conflict — tunnel warfare. I wonder how many tunnels the PLO has started under the security fence in the West Bank, etc?

This excerpt from the article on the young man from Texas states the reason for this conflict: ‘ “They made the ultimate sacrifice, in an attempt to rid the world of one of the most evil, unimaginable and horrible organizations to ever exist,”. . .’ This blind hatred, with emphasis on “blind”, must be eradicated and unfortunately reason doesn’t seem to open their eyes.

It would be nice if one of these tunnelers struck oil somewhere on the Israeli side of the border.

quiksilverz24 | July 21, 2014 at 11:19 am

You know something is wrong with the situation when John Kerry is the voice of reason for more than 10 seconds…