TEL AVIV – A missile launch site in the Gaza Strip was set up by Hamas just half a block from a mosque and children’s playground, according to aerial photographs provided to KleinOnline by the Israel Defense Forces today.
Israel on Wednesday carried out a surgical strike of the site in question – a Fajr-5 missile launch pad established in the heavily populated Zeitoun district of Gaza to fire long range rockets into the Jewish state.
The photograph of the launch site, posted above, shows a children’s playground and a mosque located about a half a block away as well as two civilian factories and a gas station also within a half a block radius.
I would like to have a serious, adult-minded conversation about this issue. How do we (or Israel, anyone really) use an organized military to effectively battle non-combatants who have entrenched themselves within the civilian populace?
The organized force should give notice that said military activity zone will be destroyed and that any collateral damaging resulting from the strike is principally due to the unlawful actions of those embedding themselves within the community. Basically, “If you allow this to be established in your neighborhood, don’t cry to us when we kill you.” This type of counter-strike is typically considered bad form, but it’s the only way to fight cowards whose idea of body-armor is putting women & children’s bodies in front of them.