Hamas set to house street fighting in Gaza bomb attack army (Photos)
army tanks deeper into the Gaza Strip, the main town.
Israeli reserve soldiers sit on armored vehicles checked firearms.
newspaper freelance writer Tian Jianwei
“rainbow after the storm” is a well-known natural phenomenon, as are heating up in Gaza fighting, it seems to the end of time. Starting from January 13, the Israeli Defense Forces in Gaza City, Hamas armed resistance is still a massive ground offensive, fierce street fighting chilling.
declared the Hamas-controlled television station, Gaza “in the next few days will become the new Stalingrad.” The army’s chief spokesman Avi – Haya Hu Brigadier General, said: “To ensure the combat effectiveness, not hesitate to take stronger action.” However, people familiar with the situation in the Middle East know, the more ruthless Lianpian Palestinians and Israelis, on the that the less clout to curb the long-term battle.
street fighting in Gaza, “full of deadly traps”
from midnight January 13, army, “Golan” tour, “Young Lions” brigade and “Naha Er” in the Air Force and artillery brigade under the cover, scored from the east and south of Gaza City, Hamas was armed resistance, both in densely populated Hawu Wa, Ta Hawa, Ram Adrian area The most intense fighting. The military “Merkava” main battle tanks and “阿奇扎里特″ heavy infantry fighting vehicles to force a breakthrough, Hamas militants are relying on authentic, back buildings, roadside bombs, artillery shells and rocket explosions one after another .
news that the army during the day for offensive action is mainly found in the enemy’s fortifications and tunnels, firing tracer bullets at night and fire through the blockade to prevent Hamas members into the area to be eliminated. Large forces to withdraw in the night safe distance away, so the next day morning and then enter the battlefield. The conservative party chose this tactic, mainly to avoid pre-election forces major casualties, adverse political impact; partial retreat by the same signs of easing pressure on the international community called for a ceasefire.
According to introduce soldiers to war, street fighting in Gaza, “full of deadly traps”, Hamas used the past two years, the city became filled with tunnels, traps and roadside bombs death. Israeli intelligence officials said Hamas militants always suddenly emerge from the tunnel inside, firing automatic weapons or anti-tank missiles, and then turned away, hoping to lure Israeli soldiers into the trap. Army found that some authentic or nearly 300 meters deep inside Israel, following through from the army post.
army battalion commander Lt. Col. Yehuda said his troops found a large number of “house bomb” – Hamas placed explosives in the building and the gas tank, and the initiation switch is placed in windows and doors installed in the side of the human body model, as long as Israeli soldiers opened fire towards the model, a violent explosion will be “swallowed up the whole street.” “We saw that Hamas squad suddenly opened fire from the roadside houses, when we went to the tanks and armored bulldozers destroyed the building, they suddenly disappeared. Later, we turned in that room was found the ease of tunnel. “
In another incident, Yehuda forces also suffered a bicycle to carry out suicide attacks, Palestinian men. Nervous and the army refused to international norms, often in Gaza City slaughter. Reflect the local civilians, army bulldozers indiscriminately, regardless of the implementation in the downtown area, “forced evictions”, even if the owner has repeatedly stated his house has nothing to do with the militants, army still ignored.
reserve soldiers harming friendly
street fighting in Gaza in response to the enormous consumption of troops, starting from January 11, Israel began the partial mobilization, build close 10,000 reserves soldiers entered Gaza support the regular army. However, the IFF is unclear, army reservists took place the next day on the friendly forces mistakenly hit an accident, resulting in four regular troops were injured.
According to reports, the Israeli army reservists from the Zionist regime, “Pal Ma Qi.” After the founding in 1948, formally established the Department of Defense Office of Defense Mobilization Reserve, directly responsible for related matters. Outside of Israel’s reserve mobilization exist different versions, one that can be mobilized within 48 hours, 450,000 reservists, one that is 27 million. However, these data neither been officially confirmed, because they are considered a national top secret.
international military experts believe that the use of reserve forces show “Cast Lead” is entering the most difficult finishing stage, carefully combing neighborhoods, inventory insurgents and hidden weapons. Defense Minister Ehud Barak led by senior government officials have begun to put it outside, said the fighting has been close to the target, next week is expected to end the war.
Hamas will make a comeback?
According to the Israeli “Haaretz” reported that the army now controls about 40% of the land in Gaza, Hamas’s 600 multiple rocket launch point is cleared, more than 30 kilometers of tunnel have been destroyed. Major General Grant, the southern military commander said the Hamas operation in northern Gaza “Rocket salient” basically wipe out, even if in the future also needs to be restored for a long time. However, the Israeli government not only want to get this point victories, they know that Hamas smuggling weapons and rockets from outside the channel, raw materials continue to be extinguished, “Cast Lead” would be meaningless.
To avoid irritation, Egypt, the southern army has not launched a major offensive in Gaza, only to naval blockade of the Mediterranean coast, the Rafah crossing in Gaza became a lifeline with the outside world. According to the Russian “Kommersant” reported that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is mediation, and active contacts with representatives of both sides, hoping to achieve a ceasefire in late January, but the parties dispute in the management of the Rafah crossing in southern Gaza tunnel smuggling and other issues, difficult to coordinate their positions.
Sources also said that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has a new proposal: the Hamas agreed to a ceasefire with Israel, while Aye to the two parties signed a “re-guarantee agreement,” Egypt through the Sinai Peninsula send an infantry division and a number of special police force to ensure that the Rafah crossing will not be used to smuggle weapons.
problem is, if the Egyptian Sinai troops, will involve the United States in 1978, Aye, to the three parties signed the “Camp David” changes. Under the agreement, Israel returned to Egypt occupied Sinai Peninsula, Egypt to ensure that large forces are not stationed in the Sinai. In fact, all Arab countries, Israel does not trust many domestic right-wing groups worried that the Egyptian Sinai unmanning fundamentally impossible to prevent weapons smuggling, “the result of the Gaza truce, Hamas will rise again.”