Daily Israel Report

Fighting Terror While Minimizing Harm to Gaza Civilians

In wake of the battle against terror, the IDF is emphasizing via the media and the web that much effort is made to avoid civilian casualties
By Yoni Kempinski
First Publish: 11/15/2012, 9:01 AM

In wake of the current IDF operation against terror, the Israeli army is emphasizing through the media and the Internet that it is doing its utmost to avoid civilian casualties when striking back against the Hamas terror organization. The IDF is placing recorded telephone calls, dropping warning leaflets and even diverting missiles mid-flight if civilians are spotted in the line of fire.

The following YouTube clip was produced to present this aspect of the opperation.

On Thursday morning, the army dispersed leaflets above several locations in the Gaza Strip. These leaflets warn the residents of the Gaza Strip to stay away from Hamas, and other terror organizations’, operatives and facilities that pose a risk to their safety.


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The IDF Spokesman Unit explains that the leaflets stress that Hamas is dragging the region toward violence, and that the IDF is prepared to defend the residents of the State of Israel until quiet is restored to the region:
"For your own safety, take responsibility for yourselves and avoid being present in the vicinity of Hamas operatives and facilities and those of other terror organizations that pose a risk to your safety. Hamas is once again dragging the region to violence and bloodshed. The IDF is determined to defend the residents of the State of Israel. This announcement is valid until quiet is restored to the region. Israel Defense Forces Command.”