by Felix Quigley

January 15, 2009

One of the amazing things is how little of the real fight in Gaza is being reported by the Media in Europe. All these rotten and corrupt journalist want is staged photos an dreports from biassed and Jew Hating Arabs.

The following report gives a far different picture. Young Jewish lads of the IDF are obviously using great skill, tenacity and enormous courage in this fight, ON THE GROUND

[Begin report of courageous Israelis  fighting here]

A senior military officer who is commanding forces fighting inside Gaza said on Sunday that Hamas terrorists were trying to cross the line the IDF had created separating northern Gaza from the south. Some attempts to cross the line, he said, were made by Hamas gunmen hiding inside Red Crescent ambulances.

The IDF said that Hamas’s use of civilian infrastructure to carry out its attacks had increased in recent days. On Sunday, the IDF spokesperson released video footage showing how Hamas had booby-trapped a school and zoo in Gaza City’s Zeitun neighborhood.

The booby-trap was first reported in the Post last week when it was discovered by troops from the Givati Brigade who had slept inside a school and awoke in the morning to discover that the school, located adjacent to the zoo, was wired with explosives that were miraculously not triggered.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak visited the Golani Brigade’s command center outside of the Gaza Strip, and said that Israel would continue its operations as it continued to review several cease-fire proposals.

Meanwhile Sunday, in the fiercest ground battles since the start of the operation, IDF troops fought against Palestinian gunmen in the Gaza City suburb of Sheikh Ajleen.

Fighting in Sheikh Ajleen erupted before dawn and continued into the day as IDF infantrymen and tanks advanced toward the neighborhood of Gaza City and its approximately 400,000 residents, Palestinian witnesses said.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad said they ambushed the soldiers, leading to some of the heaviest fighting since Israel sent ground forces into the territory on January 3.

Gunfire subsided in the early afternoon, with the IDF in control of buildings on the neighborhood’s outskirts.

At least 40 Palestinians had been killed across Gaza by Sunday afternoon, according to Gaza health officials. Many were noncombatants, they claimed, including four members of one family killed when a tank shell hit their home near Gaza City.

On Sunday, the IAF dropped additional leaflets urging Gaza residents to report the whereabouts of Hamas operatives, even providing a phone number to call.

(The skill is amazing! This is really a classic and an amazing battle which Israel is waging here]

“You can call the numbers listed below to inform us about the locations of rocket launchers, warehouses, tunnels and terrorist groups operating in your area,” the leaflet said in Arabic, promising “confidentiality guaranteed.”

On Saturday, flyers were dropped on Gaza City warning residents of a wider offensive.

“The IDF is not working against the people of Gaza but against Hamas and the terrorists only,” the flyer said. “Stay safe by following our orders.”

Also on Sunday, the IAF hit at least seven rocket cells, as well as the launcher used to fire the Grad-type rockets at Beersheba on Sunday morning. In searches in the northern Strip on Sunday the IDF found several weapons caches, one of them containing communications equipment.

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