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Infantry soldiers operating in Gaza were attacked by a female suicide bomber, but neutralized the threat before she could blow herself up.
July 20. Day 3 of the ground phase of Operation Protective Edge. Approaching midnight.
Nahal Brigade troops are on the ground in Gaza to take down Hamas terror targets. In the dark, they encounter a terrorist squad and immediately engage the targets. A figure rushes out toward the Israeli soldiers. It’s a woman with a bomb strapped to her chest. The soldiers identify the threat and neutralize her before she is able to carry out her intended suicide attack.
Suicide attacks are not a new phenomenon in Israel’s daily struggle against the terrorist groups that seek to destroy it. Hamas is responsible for 40 percent of the suicide attacks perpetrated against Israel since the start of the Second Intifada. Hamas suicide bombers blew themselves up in cafes, restaurants, buses, schools and malls. They murdered more than 1,100 Israelis, the vast majority of whom were innocent civilians.
The IDF continues to encounter and neutralize attempted suicide attacks as it operates against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. In the following video from July 21, terrorists wearing full suicide vests are seen attempting to infiltrate Israel through a tunnel from Gaza. They were disguised in full IDF uniforms.
Palestinians in Gaza are encouraged by the Hamas leadership from the top down to kill themselves in attacks that also kill Israeli civilians. Children are indoctrinated at school and summer camps with Hamas’ ideology of hate. They are taught that there is no higher value than martyrdom — no higher honor than dying while murdering Israelis.
Of course suicide attacks are not the only way that Hamas tries to kill Israelis. Hamas has strapped explosives to animals, not just people. Rocket fire, kidnappings, shootings, firebombs and bus bombs are just some of the other daily threats with which Israel must contend in its fight for the safety and security of its citizens. The IDF launched Operation Protective Edge to expose and destroy the terrorist infrastructure used by Hamas to kill Israelis. Our mission is to restore quiet and stability to Israel.
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