Daily Israel Report

Watch: How the IDF Fights Terror in Gaza

New IDF video details how targeting techniques save civilian lives in Gaza.
By Tova Dvorin
First Publish: 7/17/2014, 7:18 PM

The IDF Spokesperson's Office released a new video on Thursday, demonstrating its precision in targeting terrorists in Gaza - and, unlike Hamas, aiming to save as many civilian lives as possible during an IDF airstrike. 

The explanation surfaces just 24 hours after four Palestinian Arab children were allegedly killed in an IAF airstrike, causing a firestorm as Hamas officials dramatized the story for international media. 

During the current escalation, Hamas has openly boasted about the "success" of its strategy of using civilians as human shields, and the IDF has published extensive evidence of the practice.

Hamas has in the past urged Gazans to ignore warnings from the IDF about upcoming strikes, in remarks caught both on Hamas-sponsored television and on the radar of international media outlets.

Hamas's "Public Security Ministry" in Gaza even made official statements Thursday, encouraging more civilians to refuse to heed IDF warnings on the airstrikes.