Air force prevents attacks in the Gaza Strip suspected of harming bystanders

The term “surgical strikes” received this week. A pilot who took part in the operation: “as they neared, immediately contacted the required forces.”

תאריך: 17/11/2012, 12:36    
מחבר: יעל ליבנת ויפתח כרמלי, אתר צה”ל

As with all operations and activities, including taking part in the operation, IDF also “pillar” worried, within areas of heavy rockets towards Israel and intercepting terrorist targets in Gaza, to guard against harm to bystanders. In addition to alerts issued vulnerability by pamphlets to the public this week, in the morning, was designed to attack before a launch, following the entry of civilians into the area.

As noted, Wednesday afternoon from the IDF strikes at depots of weaponry (-weapons), launching and pits for disposal purposes, after constant rocket fire toward Israel. This week in the morning came the first ה”טייסת” Squadron collecting intelligence for air force operations as part of operation above name. By means of observation and of renewing contracts, the squadron spotted the launch pit it sent the garrison forces to intercept. “We have identified that the launch pit lazor approached bystanders”, the squadron Airman, Lt. Omar, who took part in the activity. “We immediately contacted the forces required to prevent
The assault, “he said.

The choice to stop immediately the assault was taken from the IDF’s sweeping reduction of harm to bystanders. Already in operation cast lead, which was about four years ago, the emphasis to lessen the impact, the fact that Hamas chose to launch rockets from populated areas crowded with civilians. Then, locate the IDF Colonel (Ret.) UDI, Airman who took part in the operation, “refraining from harming innocent was subject was head of everyone that participate in operation, you can hear it in conversations between the pilots, at Headquarters and at all.” Colonel (Ret.) UDI said that “the air force is trying to do everything possible in order not to hurt who shouldn’t.”

Translated from Hebrew