IDF unveils Hamas map seized in Gaza

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    Paratroopers in northern Gaza have uncovered a map prepared by Hamas that shows how the terror group prepared for the IDF's incursion by deploying different types of bombs as well as snipers throughout the town of Atatra.

    IDF Chief Intelligence Officer Brig.-Gen. Yuval Halamish presents the Hamas map during a press conference in Tel Aviv on Thursday. The handwritten map is based on a bird's-eye view of the town, likely taken from Google Maps. On the map, Hamas split the town into three sectors - red, blue and green - and highlighted important sites such as mosques, a gas station and a fuel depot. "On the map, the terrorists also marked sniper positions, as well as the location of roadside bombs, antitank bombs and land mines," Chief Intelligence Officer Brig.-Gen. Yuval Halamish said on Thursday. The map was discovered by soldiers from the Paratroop Brigade during operations in Atatra and was translated in the field and used to minimize casualties.

    Halamish said the map showed how Hamas does not hesitate to use civilian infrastructure for its terrorist activity. A brown dot marked next to a mosque represents a sniper position. "This is a civilian area, and you can see on the map how Hamas booby-trapped the entrance to homes to hit the IDF," Halamish said. In another case, a large bomb was marked next to a gas station. Had it been detonated it would have likely destroyed the gas station, killing and wounding civilians who live in the area. In another case, soldiers discovered a mannequin dressed like a soldier at the entrance to a home, Halamish said.

    Had soldiers entered the home, the mannequin would have exploded, collapsing the floor and causing the troops to fall into a tunnel, where Hamas men would have tried to abduct them.

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    I don't understand why the IDF would be so dumb to already reveal that? My best guess is that the Israeli politicians are in such a bad position (after the bombing of the UN school) and that they are the cause of this "dumb move".

    If they were smart then they would have only used this information after they used the map to its full extend. I find it doubtful that they took out all targets on the map, because some of them would probably only be initiated after the IDF would come near the "traps".
     
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    The propaganda war is a more important victory than the shooting war. I don't trust a word of information coming out of a war zone.
     
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    Any time intel is captured, the previous holders of the information will assume the use of it against them.. and already start on revamping plans of action...

    It's not like even these ignorant hysterical terrorist organizations are going to just stick 100% to a previous plan, just because of emotional shock and awe... they may ACT like it is all just about the emotional shock and awe, but in fact they do have plans and objectives other than the martyrdom of some individuals intent on payment for their cowardly suicide bombing acts, or to gain attention for their radical beliefs to bring in more ignorant radicals
     
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    Or the IDF could have already hit all of the points on the map.

    The basic point is: Hamas is using, purposfully, civilian areas to engage IDF troops and putting civilians in danger. Then when a civilian is killed, Hamas lines up their bodies on national TV and says "look what Israel has done to us!"

    And then people like Truth and BAC fall completely for it.
     
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    Not to forget that sometimes they "gift rap" the dead bodies of the attack into a hamas flag and carry them onto the streets for political gain afterwards, knowing that sometimes they were a big part of what caused the deaths of them really is sickening.
     
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    Hopefully, we will kill as many of these animals as we can. We are doing the dirty work for Egypt and Fatah. Imagine that.. Jews dying for Arabs and Egyptians.
     
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    have you noticed all the Hamas apologists are absent from this thread?
     
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    The IDF are the only animals in this conflict
     
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    That's being way too polite. THEY ARE MURDERERS OF CHILDREN
     

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