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Thu May 13, 2021, 07:51 PM

Israel air attacking in Gaza Strip, ground troops have begun fighting with Palestinian militants

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Source: Denver7

JERUSALEM Israel Defense Forces says its troops on the ground and in the air are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip, according to a tweet sent by their official account Thursday afternoon. The assault happened around midnight local time.

During the day, Israel had said it was massing troops along the Gaza frontier and called up 9,000 reservists ahead of a possible ground invasion of the Hamas-ruled territory. There have been rocket fire and airstrikes on both sides for most of the day.

Egyptian mediators and representatives from other countries had rushed to Israel to effort a cease-fire, but there does not appear to be any progress.

Thursday's attacks came after violence between the two sides erupted for a fourth night. Jewish and Arab mobs violently clashed in the town of Lod. Fighting continued despite increased police presence and curfews.

Update: Israel's military clarified that its ground forces have begun fighting with Palestinian militants but have yet to enter Gaza

Read more: https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/israel-air-and-ground-troops-attacking-in-gaza-strip-reports-say



Escalating with ground forces

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Reply Israel air attacking in Gaza Strip, ground troops have begun fighting with Palestinian militants (Original post)
yaesu May 13 OP
Chainfire May 13 #1
karynnj May 13 #2
El Supremo May 13 #3
maxsolomon May 14 #11
WHITT May 13 #4
EX500rider May 13 #5
WHITT May 14 #6
EX500rider May 14 #9
WHITT May 14 #10
dalton99a May 14 #7
WHITT May 14 #8

Response to yaesu (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:55 PM

1. Until both side want peace there will be a constant state of war.

I just wonder, when the Israelis attack, who is it that receives the bulk of the bombs and bullets.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:06 PM

2. To me, this is scarier than any prior violence

It seems strange that Netanyahu feels it is too soon to have a ceasefire and this is accelerating with ground troops against Gaza. However, it seems that the violence is not limited to Gaza or even Gaza and the West Bank. It seems that there are clashes within the Green line. I hope this is not the beginning of a civil war between the ever more right wing settlers, the ultra Orthodox and the Palestinians.

It is sad, but it seems so predictable given the fact that life for Palestinians was made increasingly difficult. As a Jew, I am shocked that police in Jerusalem used "skunk water" and some weapons in the Al Aqsa mosque. There had to be a better solution.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:13 PM

3. Happy Eid al-Fitr



Palestinians are in big trouble. It will never end until the are really two independent states.

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #3)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:06 PM

11. Then it will never end.

Gaza is not a viable nation-state - it's an enclave, a city of 2 million that is cut off from Egypt and barely permitted access to the sea for fishing.

The West Bank, meantime, is being carved into ever-finer sections by Israeli Settlements, exclusive roads, and protective walls, and that is Israeli government policy. It is being slowly strangled as a viable nation-state and absorbed into a defacto Israel.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:36 PM

4. This May Be Different Than 2014

IF NuttyYahoo orders tanks into Gaza, it may be different this time, as Hamas is reported to have anti-tank weapons. Don't know which, so don't know how powerful they would be, and don't know which tanks the IDF would take into an urban battlefield like Gaza.

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Response to WHITT (Reply #4)

Thu May 13, 2021, 09:04 PM

5. The Israelis have outfitted most of urban warfare tanks with

Active anti-tank defenses...
The trophy system I believe

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Response to EX500rider (Reply #5)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:04 AM

6. As I Posted We Don't Know

Trophy can't stop Javelins, and it can only stop two lesser projectiles, then the vehicle is a sitting duck.

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Response to WHITT (Reply #6)

Fri May 14, 2021, 11:55 AM

9. I'd be surprised if Hamas had many American weapons

Mostly going to be RPGs and maybe a few Koronets

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Response to EX500rider (Reply #9)

Fri May 14, 2021, 12:55 PM

10. I'm Sure They Don't Have Any

I was using shorthand. Should have posted as Javelin-type. We don't know if they have upgraded anti-tank weapons. They sure have surprised the Likud with their upgraded rockets.

BTW, since the Trophy system can only be utilized on two projectiles, you could simply fire a couple small RPGs, then follow with a basic anti-tank weapon.


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Response to WHITT (Reply #4)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:29 AM

7. Hamas has used Kornet missiles.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #7)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:41 AM

8. Those Are From 1998

If there's talk of things potentially being different than 2014, you have to assume they're referencing upgraded weaponry.

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