Thursday, February 7, 2008
"Palestinians implement Lebanon war lessons: IDF troops operating in northern Gaza Strip Thursday uncover remote-controlled rocket launching positions concealed underground; new tactic enables terrorists to evade IDF counterattacks
Hamas adopts Hizbullah's modus operandi: IDF Forces who operated early Thursday in the northern Gaza Strip uncovered, for the first time, two rocket launchers concealed in underground firing positions.
The new method is considered a sophisticated tactic aimed at enabling terror groups to fire at Israel while evading IDF counterattacks immediately following the launching of rockets. The two launching positions were uncovered at the outskirts of the Gaza town of Jabalya.
Forces from the elite Egoz unit who operated in the area discovered pits in the ground used to conceal Qassam launchers. IDF officials estimate that terror cells fired the rockets by utilizing remote-controlled devices. By the time the army pinpointed the launch locations, the terrorists were long gone......"