Hamas’ non-reprisal for IDF Gaza operation meets Egyptian, UN requests

The IDF halted its counter-terror air operation in Gaza early Saturday after Hamas, in the absence of casualties, responded to Egyptian and UN requests to hold back a large-scale retaliatory rocket barrage against Israel. Israel’s air strikes against 50 Hamas terror targets purposely kept to empty buildings to avoid loss of life, except for initial casualties caused in the first IDF reaction to the death of an Israeli soldier from Hamas sniper fire. The IDF spokesman reported the destruction of three Hamas battalion command compounds in Zaitun, Al Burej and Khan Younis, as well as two tunnels and an ammunition dump in “heavy” air bombardment Friday night. DEBKAfile’s military sources report a measure of hyperbole in descriptions of the operation. In reality, volleys of airborne missiles  flattened empty buildings.

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5 thoughts on “Hamas’ non-reprisal for IDF Gaza operation meets Egyptian, UN requests

  • Jul 21, 2018 @ 22:23 at 22:23

    Has been said before: Impotent and Cowardly Israeli “leadership” – a laughing stock for the bunch
    of two-legged rats from Gaza !

  • Jul 21, 2018 @ 22:29 at 22:29

    Hamas’s non-reprisal? Give us a break. Hamas, as always, start and Isreal responds. That it ended there was not a case of Hamas not responding. It was Hamas chickening out and Israel foolish enough to let Hamas live for another day of mayhem and infamy.

  • Jul 22, 2018 @ 7:06 at 7:06

    Bomb the empty banks at night
    The petrol stations
    Police depts
    Fire depts
    Vehicle depots
    Civil admin buildings
    Just do it all in one night

    No loss of life
    But Hamas will have one tough morning

  • Jul 22, 2018 @ 7:07 at 7:07

    Soon would be good
    Like after next kite


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