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Gaza border: Palestinian terrorists used children to lure Israeli soldiers into sniper ambush

Gaza border: Palestinian terrorists used children to lure Israeli soldiers into sniper ambush

An escalation of Palestinian terror group use of civilians, particularly children, as human shields.

We know that Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups regularly use civilians, particularly children, as human shields.

Rockets are fired from positions in residential areas, and next to hospitals and apartment buildings.

If Israel tries to take out the launchers, there is a likelihood of civilian casualties, which then is used by the anti-Israel media propaganda and “human rights” machine to accuse Israel of war crimes. We documented this tactic extensively during the 2014 Gaza conflict.

We summarized these findings in our 2017 post, Confirmed (again): Hamas used hospitals to launch rockets during 2014 Gaza conflict.

The recent attempts to breach the Gaza-Israel border fence, under the banner of the “Great March of Return,” again used civilians and children as cover for Hamas and other terrorist operations.

Despite the presence of hundreds of children and thousands of civilians acting as cover, almost all of the Gazans killed at the border fence were Hamas and other terror operatives. This demonstrates, contrary to the media narrative, how careful Israeli is in not targeting civilians.

We now have more examples of Hamas and other terror groups using children, but this time not as human shields. Much worse, a group of children was sent to the border fence to entice Israeli soldiers to approach to remove them.

Then Hamas sprung the trap, and a sniper targeted the Israeli soldiers who approached the children. Ynet News reports:

An IDF officer was moderately wounded on Wednesday evening after being shot by a sniper from the Gaza Strip during the most serious outbreak of violence between Israel and the coastal enclave since the two sides reached a ceasefire on Saturday….

The shooting took place in the Kissufim area just 400 meters away from where IDF soldier Staff Sgt. Aviv Levi was killed by a Palestinian sniper on Friday afternoon on the Gaza border….

According to an initial investigation, Palestinian terrorists opened fire on IDF troops from the Givati Brigade’s Tzabar Infantry Battalion who were conducting routine operations near the border fence when they were called to to disperse a “bait” riot staged by children to lure soldier within the sniper’s range.

Israel retaliated for the sniper ambushes that killed one IDF soldier and wounded another, killing three Hamas terrorists

Keep the Palestinian terrorist use of civilians, particularly children, in mind if the situation escalates.

[Featured Image: al-Qassam Twitter]


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Israel should confiscate the children so abused and ensure they are raised properly.

rabid wombat | July 26, 2018 at 11:31 am

One answer – counter sniper

    dunce1239 in reply to rabid wombat. | July 27, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    It is always a mistake to play by their rules like proportionate responses. Who defines what is fair and why must you tolerate the such attacks just for the right to a limited retaliation???

Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez approve of these Palestinian tactics?

Gee, Palestinian terrorists targeting Israeli soldiers. These same terrorists using children as a lure and as shields. Who knew??? My, God. To what depths have the Palestinian terrorists sunk? Oh, that’s right, this is their typical MO for the last 70 years. Do you think this is going to change? Not likely.

Now, on to fresh news. Articles of impeachment filed against Rob Rosenstein.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Mac45. | July 26, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Palestinians have systematically indoctrinated their children to be little more than rabid, psychopathic and completely unsalvageable mosters. This is one of the most damning things about palestinians.

    They constantly commit acts of war, and they deserve to be dealt with accordingly.

This is not going to end until one side is all dead. Israel should just jump to the final act and spare the Israeli lives that would have been lost along the way. It all leads to the same result regardless.

But short term? Ignore the human shields and destroy the missile launchers. You’ll save more lives because if the children aren’t effective deterrents then they won’t be used as such.

    HImmanuelson in reply to Fen. | July 26, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Oh, not being effective as deterrents won’t stop Hamas, it won’t even slow them down. You see, they WANT the kids to be killed by Israel because more than anything they want Israel to get a black eye when the kids are killed as collateral damage. They will happily sacrifice hundreds or even thousands of kids as long as Israel gets blamed for the deaths.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Fen. | July 29, 2018 at 9:44 am

    1) How about teargas to disperse them.

    2) We know that these children have been indoctrinated to be future martyrs, or future breeders to create future martyrs.

    3) Inbreeding probably plays a huge role in the nature of the Middle East, and especially in Palestinians.

buckeyeminuteman | July 26, 2018 at 1:54 pm

I will be going to Hatzor, near Ashdod later this year. Any danger of Palestinian aggression or rockets in that area?

    alaskabob in reply to buckeyeminuteman. | July 26, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    By virtue of visiting Israel, consider yourself a target…. not likely to happen but goes with the territory. Consider it a pilgrimage and enjoy the trip.

This is the war crime of Perfidy, as defined in the Geneva Conventions. Not a single member of the lying media will admit it.

Please do not dignify these Hamas-holes with the title “sniper.” In addition to being soulless ghouls they don’t have the skills to be snipers. Even I, who only qualified as either a Sharpshooter or Marksman (I forget which; I just know it wasn’t expert and it’s just not important enough for me to get up and claw through the paperwork of my past life to find out which ribbon I got) with the shackledy old Vietnam-era hand-me-down M14s we in the Navy got from the Corps could take him out from 400 yards. A shot he could never make.

Besides, he’s not a sniper because I could spot him from a mile away or 30k feet. Here’s a sniper.

“Marine Corps Scout Sniper Course: Cover and Concealment”

Not everyone who owns a rifle even knows how to use it. I am no sniper but I am at least a rifleman. The jerk-off in the pic is nothing but a viper who deserves to get his head chopped of with a shovel or garden hoe.

From the pic, that looks like a Dragunov. An AK based sniper rifle. But just because you own a Corvette doesn’t mean you can turn in better times at the Nurburging than this chick driving a commercial van.

“Sabine Schmitz’s Nurburgring Van Challenge Part 2 – Top Gear – BBC”

I realize it’s the IDF that is calling these thugs with rifles “snipers” but I don’t think they are doing themselves any favors.

Now here’s a sniper.

“Not only will they shoot you dead from the fantail of a destroyer while you are in a life raft in a choppy sea…they’ll do it at night…on Easter Sunday.”

Now that I’m thinking about it, maybe I got the ribbon for pistol. Does it matter? Not enough for me dig out my rack. I retired ten years ago. That’s a lot of boxes to dig through.

Does it matter to any of you if I earned this…×500.png

Or this…×500.png

If it matters get a life.

The guy in the pic is still in no way a sniper. I qualified on the M14 and M16 which is not the same thing as earning a sharpshooter or marksman ribbon or expert medal. I bring up my own amateurish brush with naval/military riflemanship greatness of only one purpose.

Mr. Gaza photo-op calendar issue July 2018 is no sniper.

If this picture is authentic, and if it’s meant to impress, all I can say is it’s an answer to United States Armed Forces member’s prayer.

“Lord, bless me with stupid enemies.”