Monday, January 05, 2009

Minute-by-Minute War Blogs

BLOG NOTE: The Galilean has been asked to move its reporting to a minute-by-minute format. Because most of our personnel are in active reserves, this is not a possibility.

Two blogs who are doing a most outstanding job at minute-by-minute reporting are:

We could not do it better ourselves if we tried!

Please continue to pray for the safety of the forces and the return to health of the wounded!

IDF Spokesperson

January 5th, 2009

Summary of Overnight Activity

The IDF operation continued overnight with large infantry, tank,
engineering, artillery and intelligence forces operating throughout the Gaza
Strip with the assistance of the Israel Air Force and Israel Navy.

IAF planes struck over 30 targets including:

  • A mosque used for storing a large amount of weaponry

  • An underground Bunker in the area of Gaza city. The attack caused secondary explosions indicating there were explosives inside. Tunnels in thearea collapsed.

  • A number of tunnels in the area of Rafah used by Hamas terror organization as passages for terrorists in and out of the Gaza Strip andthat formed part of the purchasing and supply system of the organization

  • 4 houses of Hamas members that were used to store weaponry

  • A rocket launcher

  • A suspected anti-aircraft missile launcher

Israel Navy boats assisted the ground forces and attacked a number of targets including rocket launching areas, a bunker and Hamas marine forces outposts.

An IDF officer and five IDF soldiers were lightly to moderately wounded in different incident of exchanges of fire in the northern Gaza Strip.

The IDF will continue to operate against the Hamas terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip according to plans in order to reduce the rocket fire on the south of Israel.