The IDF killed most of these infiltrators. So far, the Israel Defense Force has destroyed more than 20 tunnels and killed nearly 200 Hamas terrorists since the start of its ground operation.
Here on the Israeli-Gaza border you can see the plumes of smoke from the fighting within Gaza city. The IDF has called up 60,000 troops in Operation Protective Edge. About 30 soldiers have died in the line of battle.
Israeli soldiers find themselves fighting an enemy that uses the same tactics as al Qaeda in Iraq and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Col. Richard Kemp, who commanded British ground troops in Afghanistan, refutes the claim that Israel has committed war crimes.
‘The British forces fought against the Taliban for many years in Afghanistan,’ Kemp said. ‘They use human shields. They attempt to lure us to kill their civilian population. It’s a common theme among Islamist extremist groups in this world.’
‘Everything I’ve seen would suggest to me that Israel is not committing a war crime,’ he said. ‘Far from it. Israel is going further than most other countries in this world, going to prevent the loss of civilian innocent civilian life.’ Read more…