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  7/31/2014, Av 4, 5774

Hamas Planned War for Months in Advance, Says IDF


A senior source in the Israel Defense Forces' Southern Command said, Thursday the IDF was not surprised by the Hamas tunnel network, and seeks to dispel the widely held notion that the flareup in fighting in Gaza was an unintended result of the large-scale arrests of Hamas terrorists carried out by the IDF after the abduction and murder of three yeshiva boys.

Hamas began preparations for the “July War,” as he put it, in February of this year, and the date of July 15 was set for its launching four months ahead of time.