Senior Israeli officer: In Gaza operation, the IDF kept Iran threat in focus

In a briefing to reporters on Thursday, a senior officer of the IDF Southern Command summed up the military operation in the Gaza Strip as a measured response for restoring stability and security to the neighboring Israeli communities, while not distracting Israel’s top-level decision-makers from their focus on the Iranian threat to the north. For this reason, it was decided not to reinstate targeted assassinations of high-profile Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists. The officer admitted that the IDF had found it difficult to target the teams launching the 130 rockets and mortar shells fired at Israel in the last two days, but he explained that in a full-scale war, those teams and other Palestinian commanders would have been taken down. He also disclosed that “enemy capabilities had improved.” The IDF officer stressed that to achieve effective deterrence, the Gaza population’s humanitarian distress must be addressed. He accused the Palestinian Authority and Egypt of dodging this responsibility and laying it at Israel’s door.

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6 thoughts on “Senior Israeli officer: In Gaza operation, the IDF kept Iran threat in focus

  • May 31, 2018 @ 18:16 at 18:16
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    The ayatoolas need to end up like the gay Persians they executed.

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    • May 31, 2018 @ 18:41 at 18:41
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      I would prefer him to die nonviolent, in an Iranian village somewhere, in shame of being the last ayatollah, and if possible all the circus of school buses of kids coming to stare at the fool baboon.

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  • May 31, 2018 @ 19:01 at 19:01
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    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced Thursday that the U.S. will impose trade tariffs on the EU, Canada and Mexico at midnight. The tariffs will be 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum.

    NAFTA is technically gone, because there will be retaliation, but if any party retaliates, that means there can’t be more NAFTA negotiations.

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  • May 31, 2018 @ 19:02 at 19:02
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    These “fighters” are sent to the meat grinder and even denied a kindergarten education, call it euthanasia, don’t blame it on Israel.

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  • May 31, 2018 @ 19:04 at 19:04
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    These “fighters” are sent to the meat grinder and even denied a kindergarten education, call it euthanasia, don’t blame it on Israel.

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