As for dropping 1 ton bombs on peoples’ homes Israel is second to none. Netanyahu, Gantz and Yoav Gallant can really take credit for all the aforementioned.
Israel even murdered 3 of its own hostages yet the prostitute media all say it was ‘accidental’ despite them waving a White Flag and being shirtless. This was no accident. The IDF are trained to kill on sight regardless and they didn’t realise these weren’t Palestinians. It is ironic that the hostages would have been safer with Hamas!!
However when it comes to fighting an urban guerrilla war against armed Palestinian fighters Israeli soldiers are not so good. Years of shooting children and terrorising the population of the West Bank seem to have taken their toll.
It is far easier to strip unarmed Palestinian men and boys of their clothes and then take them to secret locations and torture them than it is to fight armed combatants who know the territory like the back of their hand.
Why is the Israeli Army Covering Up Its Casualty Figures?
Making racist videos humiliating their civilian captives is much easier than fighting armed militants at close quarters. Setting fire to food in order to emphasise the cruelty of a food and water blockade is so much easier to do than entering a tunnel or dark building.
Blowing up mosques is no problem whereas finding and killing Hamas fighters seems to pose all sorts of problems, even with the full support of the United States and Britain.
In the above videos we see two things that the British media – from the BBC to the Guardian – refuse to show. Firstly ground operations in Gaza and secondly the way that Israel has consistently hidden and covered up its true casualty figures.
Slowly but surely the true casualty figures are emerging. Ha’aretz last week decided to contact Israeli hospitals directly and found that the official figures for Israeli wounded, which were only released under pressure, bear no comparison to the figures of wounded that the hospitals have treated.
Whether Israel succeeds in defeating the Palestinian armed groups remains to be seen. No one should underestimate the difficulties facing the Palestinian fighters in terms of restocking, gaining access to food and water etc. whereas Israel faces no such problems.
However we gain an inkling of Israel’s difficulties from the publicity that has been given to the Israeli threat to flood the tunnels. It is highly unlikely that this will prove a game changer as it is likely that they were built with drainage systems, although the damage done to Gaza’s water table could be immense.
No doubt the murder of Christians sheltering in the Holy Family Parish in Gaza was also part of the war against Hamas
If an attempt to flood the tunnels does go ahead it means that Israel has decided to kill rather than save its hostages. This is likely to cause political problems in Israel so I suspect that this plan will be shelved, however no one should under estimate the insanity of Israel’s leaders.
Supporters of the Palestinians will take heart from the fact that those committing genocide in Gaza are meeting with resistance. That the cowards who murder women and children, who as my last blog showed even go so far as to torture children in front of their parents, are getting their come uppance.