Friday, July 18, 2014

Latest Updates on Israel Friday July 18

Inside a Gaza hospital during Israeli ground offensive - BBC News - Israeli troops, backed by tanks and warplanes, have pushed into Gaza as part of a ground offensive that began on Thursday. At least 24 Palestinians have died, including a 5 month old baby. One Israeli soldier was also killed. Israel's military says the purpose of the ground attack is to target tunnels dug by Hamas along the border. The BBC's Paul Adams went inside Shifa hospital in Gaza City.

Wishing you  "Shabbat Shalom" from the IDF

1st Day of IDF Ground Operation in Gaza - Following ten days of Hamas attacks against Israel by land, air, and sea -- and after repeated rejections of offers to deescalate the situation -- the Israel Defense Forces has started a new phase of Operation Protective Edge. A large IDF force of infantry, tanks, artillery, combat engineers, and field intelligence has entered the Gaza Strip to destroy the threat of Hamas' tunnels used to kidnap and murder Israelis.

IDF Forces Operate Inside Gaza

CNN - Gaza resident: Where can I flee? - A Palestinian man gives his perspective about the situation as Israeli forces enter into Gaza.
Israeli rockets strike near AP office in Gaza city - Smoke rises after an Israeli aerial bombardment near AP's Gaza bureau, leaving a pile of debris where a house used to be. Rockets were fired from the Gaza strip as IDF launched a ground invasion overnight Thursday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks at the opening of the special cabinet meeting.
English captions available. July 18, 2014.

Hamas: We Place Civilians in the Line of Fire - While the IDF does everything that it can to avoid civilian casualties, Hamas deliberately puts Palestinian civilian lives in danger. Hamas hides weapons and missile launchers in densely populated areas. They send men, women and children directly into the line of fire to be used as human shields for terrorists.

IDF Calls Off Airstrike After Target Enters Ambulance - The IDF was prepared to target a Palestinian terrorist in Gaza, but called off the strike after watching him enter an ambulance. July 17, 2014.

IDF Givati Brigade Detects Terror Tunnel - The Givati brigade uncovers a terror tunnel in the Gaza Strip. Following ten days of Hamas attacks against Israel, a large IDF force entered the Gaza Strip. Their mission is to target Hamas' tunnels that cross under the Israel-Gaza border and enable terrorists to infiltrate Israel and carry out attacks.

MK Rabbi Dov Lipman on Gaza Offensive - MK Rabbi Dov Lipman of Yesh Atid Tells IBA that the government will bring about security for Israel's citizens with Operation Protective Edge.
Says IBA English News will prevail after reforms of Broadcasting Authority.

Israeli tanks roll into Gaza - Israel began a ground operation in Gaza, saying it aims to halt Hamas rockets fired at the country.

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