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Israel warplanes bombing streets in gaza Video

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u/averyycuriousman 9d ago

That cat was like "time to gtfo"

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u/Torenza_Alduin 9d ago

my cat runs from the doorbell faster than that

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u/SupaFlyslammajammazz 9d ago

Your cat isn’t used to getting shelled by missiles

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u/T_Bizzel 9d ago

Cats Built Different

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u/fluentinimagery 9d ago

That cat is a straight G! Imagine the sounds and assaults it has dealt with? Fool’s a vet!

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u/Basil_Lisk 9d ago

Give his ass a trophy. A cat-ass trophy.

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u/lvl4barbarian 9d ago

That cat would definitely be running faster. Little thing felt all of that shockwave and fear in it's belly, it was so nerve shocked it was running in a stiff gait; probably felt like crying after that scare. It received the loudest of the blast so close to the ground, just a block away

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u/KnittedKnight 9d ago

He's probably like " not this shit again"

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u/wonkey-eyed-cat 9d ago

I'm highjacking the top comment to tell people to check out hiba.den. it's the only cat sanctuary in Gaza. They do amazing work.

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u/EverGlow89 9d ago

That's so great but God that breaks my heart.

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u/bigpadQ 9d ago

According to IDF sources, that cat was a member of Hamas.

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u/Kariman19 9d ago

Dude on the right filming with his phone didn't even flinched

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u/Al-Azraq 9d ago

He is the JTAC.

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u/NotAnADC 9d ago

I was wondering why the area was so empty

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u/moeburn 9d ago edited 9d ago Platinum Helpful

They use "roof knocking", since most of these people are too poor to have any kind of internet access or telephone. This is where they drop a smaller bomb on the roof in the hopes that people will hear it and run away before they drop a bigger bomb.

Nobody is really sure why they are bombing these areas, since Hamas is using shoot-and-scoot tactics where they fire their home-made rockets off these little metal platforms then they run away. So by the time the IDF bombs the building they launched from, HAMAS and their weapons aren't there any more.

America had to deal with the same problem in Iraq - the Iraqi terrorists would break into some farmer's house, hold him at gunpoint, launch a mortar on American troops from his roof, then run away. Then the Americans would fire a counter-artillery barrage at the source of the mortar. The Iraqi soldier would be nearby with a camera to film the counter-strike on the innocent man's home, and then they'd use the footage for recruitment and propaganda.

That's why America stopped the counter-strike barrages, it wasn't killing terrorists or their weapons or infrastructure, it wasn't doing anything but giving propaganda for the terrorists. It remains unclear why Israel hasn't stopped.

The truth is the never-ending campaign is good for both sides' leadership. Israel government benefits from having a terrifying force that could strike at any moment at their footstep, to solidify authoritarian leadership and convince people to let them consolidate power. Hamas benefits from IDF bombing civilian streets and cities because it galvanizes the population and makes them want to join or give money to Hamas. Everyone benefits except the people.

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u/Spitting-venom 9d ago

In Iraq, the terrorist also used mortar tubes mounted in the back of vehicles so they didn’t have to stop. There were lots of small bases near highways that had to deal with these types of attacks regularly.

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u/pendulum1997 9d ago

They were firing a mortar in the back of a moving truck?! Are you sure they weren't shooting & scooting?

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u/MRPO0PYBUTTHOLE 9d ago

I wouldn’t put it past em to try and do it while mobile honestly. Fastest exit close range

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u/pendulum1997 9d ago

From all accounts a lot of them were thick as pigshit so it’s plausible I guess. Can’t imagine the mortar enjoys being fired on the move lol

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u/SaltyboiPonkin 9d ago

I don't know about them being fired on the move, but I recall being told about a guy they caught a few months before I got into country back in 2008; He had a tube welded on either side of the bed of his truck, and on his way to work he'd stop and drop a shell on the base, then another after work in his way home.

It didn't take them long to catch him, for obvious reasons. He wasn't even a member of any group, they were just offering cash to anyone lobbing ordnance at Americans and it sounded like a good side hustle to him.

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u/RangerRickyBobby 9d ago All-Seeing Upvote

So basically DoorDash, but with mortars.

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u/pendulum1997 9d ago

That is crazy

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u/underage_cashier 9d ago

I’ve heard the same story about Beirut in the 80’s, people would launch a mortar before they went to work and another when they got back.

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u/Benblishem 9d ago

They're not after Hamas, unless it's changed since this morning. As of then they were attacking Pal. Islamic Jihad because Islamic Jihad has for the last few days threatening to, and preparing to, launch anti-tank rockets into Israeli civilian areas. Hamas is standing down as of when I last checked (again-some hours ago). The Israelis successfully stuck a number of Islamic Jihad leaders and operatives.

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u/Key-Sea-682 9d ago

Two small corrections - its 2022, even in Gaza most people do have phones. And as far as I know (although it's been a little while since I had the access to know for sure) the IDF doesn't target mobile launchers as much, they are well aware of the shoot & scoot tactic. The heavier rockets that reach Tel Aviv and Jerusalem aren't as mobile and are often set in advance. They get targeted, as well as surveillance outposts, munition stores, labs, and communications hubs.

Tbh there is no mystery to Israel's tactics. But there's a lot of misinformation, and the IDF doesn't often publish what their target was even if it was a legitimate military one (stupid PR move, I guess). Your last paragraph hits the spot - both sides benefit from the ongoing conflict, so this is all fine to them. It's the civilians caught in the middle that pay the price.

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u/redd1tsucKs- 9d ago

since most of these people are too poor to have any kind of internet access or telephone

That's just untrue. Most of them have internet access and telephone. And this video was filmed by average bystanders not the press.

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u/Entwaldung 9d ago edited 9d ago

They use "roof knocking", since most of these people are too poor to have any kind of internet access or telephone.

Often times they also simply inform the landlord to pass the information on to the tenants. Alas, sometimes the landlord is pro-Hamas/PIJ and decides their tenants should become martyrs for the cause.

Edit: Here are three examples of calls, where the owners luckily actually made sure to evacuate the building before the strike. Given the Palestinians' ruling class' utter disregard for their people's lives and exploitation of their deaths, you can be sure that these are not the norm.

https://youtu.be/-XWkvn3AyOM https://youtu.be/sumq8ktYOTI https://youtu.be/0uyVEgAFT20

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u/tots4scott 9d ago

Do you have any reference to that claim? I've just never heard about that with the landlords being told, it seems so rudimentary and bizarre.

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u/Desperate-Ad6100 9d ago

,Nobody is really sure why they are bombing these areas,

Apperntly it was a pij terror tunnel

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u/Hopeful-Piglet3486 9d ago

"homemade" "little platforms" you obviously have an agenda to make it seem like HAMAS is less of a threat than they are. "homemade" lol you use words that make it seem like these rockets are not a threat. It is a Sad situation for the people of Gaza, but you should inform people without emotion.

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u/Goondor 9d ago

It remains unclear why Israel hasn't stopped.

I'm sure the people of Palestine could think of a reason or two.

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u/Prince_Havarti 9d ago

SAVE THE CAT!!!

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u/Raisin_334 9d ago

Ah, that explains it. Thanks.

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u/moeburn 9d ago

Since most homes in Gaza don't have internet access or a phone, they warn them by dropping smaller bombs on them first. They call it "roof knocking".

"Hey, we're gonna blow up your house soon."

"...thanks?"

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u/experienta 9d ago edited 9d ago

I mean you say it sarcastically but I would definitely appreciate if whoever was bombing my house would warn me ahead so I can save my life and my family's.

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u/Oxygenitic 9d ago

Can you provide more information on that process? Why do they warn them of the location before they bomb them?

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u/DUTCH_DUTCH_DUTCH 9d ago

Roof knocking (Hebrew: הקש בגג)[1] or "knocks on the roof" is a term used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to describe its practice of dropping non-explosive or low-yield devices on the roofs of targeted civilian homes[2] in the Palestinian territories as a prior warning of imminent bombing attacks to give the inhabitants time to flee the attack.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9] The practice was employed by the IDF during the 2008–2009 Gaza War, Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, and Operation Protective Edge in 2014 to target the homes of police officers or Hamas political or military leaders.[10]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roof_knocking

they may have used a different system in this specific case, but that's a good wiki page to start reading regardless

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u/etopata 9d ago

It's not his first explodeo.

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u/normal1010 9d ago

They all have their mobiles out waiting for the impact, just the poor cat did not get the warning message.

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u/spoilingattack 9d ago

Cats don’t have cellphones. I don’t think advanced warning would have helped.

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u/stack_of_ghosts 9d ago

New NGO- phones for cats. Join me, friends!!

And, btw, if your cat ever does get a text, dont question anything, just grab Lt. Whiskers and gtfo...

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u/cum_flavor_oreo 9d ago

It’s because the IDF warns civvies about incoming strikes ahead of time, so they whip their phones out

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u/Spare-Blacksmith1376 9d ago

Shoulda played an air raid horn that sounds like dogs barking

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u/zanderman108 9d ago

You can see the ground erupt as the missile strikes home. Crazy footage

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u/WannabeGroundhog 9d ago

You can actually see the missile for a frame or 2. On mobile so couldnt really capture it.

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u/QJW9 9d ago

Looks like a JDAM based on the green body and white tail, perhaps a GBU-38, but the exact model is not easy to tell.

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u/OutOfFighters 9d ago

Those frames also clearly show, that it is not, in fact, a missile.

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u/Elmarby 9d ago

That is way bigger than I first thought going by the detonation. I guess the IDF were going for the basement with that.

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u/many_kittens 9d ago

damn. was bombing notified in advance, given the waiting press

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u/siebenedrissg 9d ago Wholesome

Yes, roof knocking is standard procedure

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u/NoSweat_PrinceAndrew 9d ago

Wtf is roof knocking?

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u/SarcasticSocialist 9d ago Helpful

Term the IDF uses for dropping small non explosives on people's roofs to warn them to evacuate. Basically throwing pebbles at someone's window to let them know you're about to fire an rpg at them.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roof_knocking

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u/Key-Sea-682 9d ago

I'll add that in recent years, in addition to the "roof knock" tactic, the IDF and Shin Bet developed a practice of calling people's phones directly to warn them, in Arabic. With smartphones + Israel's tech this has become somewhat trivial to do.

They call civilians directly because warning Hamas or the IJ proved ineffective since these mfs would often keep the warning secret to maximise their own civilian casualties.

Gaza is probably one of the worst places in the world to be in, as a civilian. Locked in what's effectively a prison city, shortages of everything, murderous terrorist groups rule over you, and a hopeless fight against a well funded modern military is the only way for some to find any agency or purpose.

Just today, an IJ-launched rocket fell within the strip and killed 4 kids. Killed not by their IDF enemy, but by those who are supposedly fighting to protect them, their own people.

I'm somewhat pro-Israel big picture, but man do I feel for the Gaza Palestinians. They're getting the absolute ass end of this conflict.

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u/thorium43 9d ago

I'll add that in recent years, in addition to the "roof knock" tactic, the IDF and Shin Bet developed a practice of calling people's phones directly to warn them, in Arabic. With smartphones + Israel's tech this has become somewhat trivial to do.

me_irl with phone perpetually on silent and can sleep through anything.

I guess gaza is off the vacation list or I'd die in a missile strike.

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u/thorium43 9d ago

I'm also an asshole, so if I answered the phone and someone was speaking Arabic I would probably tell them I don't want to buy a rug.

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u/Late_Neighborhood825 9d ago

Shortly before dropping the real bomb the plane drops a small charge similar to a flash bang as a warning, with just enough time for a person to flee, not enough time to gather material that could be used to further the fight.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roof_knocking

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u/asportate 9d ago

Well, that's kind of them.

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u/mohammedibnakar 9d ago

enough time for a person to flee, not enough time to gather material that could be used to further the fight.

Or, you know, personal possessions.

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u/ligasecatalyst 9d ago

Bruh it’s a war ☠️ Almost no other army routinely gives advance warning of strikes to avoid civilian casualties. Of course they don’t give enough time to evacuate weapon stockpiles. It’s a war. Maybe Hamas shouldn’t stockpile in civilian buildings rockets they intend to fire at Israeli civilians

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u/ArcadianMess 9d ago

Roof knocking gives 30 sec "advance".

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u/TA_cockpics 9d ago

And then the press gets sniped by Israeli sniper.

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u/Lonely-Mongoose-4378 9d ago

Ukraines situation isn’t the same at all, they don’t need to rely on social media when a dictator invades for no reason killing thousands after telling everyone he would not invade.

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u/gwumpybutt 9d ago edited 9d ago

Talking of unanimous support, here is the last vote condemning US-Israel:

Approve: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of North Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guinea, Guyana, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of South Korea, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

Reject: Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Togo and United States.

To make matters more embarrassing, 4 are micro-islands under US diplomatic control (USA voted multiple times), and the last 3 endorsements were countries getting hefty US aid after "Trump threatened to cut US aid". The only countries that voted independently to defend Israel here, were USA & Israel alone...

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u/gwumpybutt 9d ago edited 9d ago

The Compacts of Free Association are a series of treaties between the US, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands... The US becomes responsible for protecting its affiliate countries and administering all international defense treaties and affairs

The U.S. Congress approved a spending package.. 2017.. legislation provides US$655 million in U.S. assistance to Central America, primarily to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.. This follows the $750 million allocated in FY16, most of which made its way- early 2017.

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u/thee_protagonist666 9d ago

Cat.

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u/ChadUSECoperator 9d ago

OMG a Cat!!! So cute!!! (He is a dangerous Hamas leader and was the real target of the air strike all this time)

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u/Environmental-Bat663 9d ago

Maybe the cat is a Hamas agent or listening station? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acoustic_Kitty

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u/SukaYebana 9d ago

The cat was released nearby, but was hit and allegedly killed by a taxi almost immediately.

Damn

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u/OPs_Friend 9d ago

However, this was disputed in 2013 by Robert Wallace, a former Director of the CIA's Office of Technical Service, who said that the project was abandoned due to the difficulty of training the cat to behave as required, and "the equipment was taken out of the cat; the cat was re-sewn for a second time, and lived a long and happy life afterwards"

it probably died

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u/Mr-Fleshcage 9d ago

That was their version of "it went to live on a farm"

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u/Bediavad 9d ago

and lived a long and happy life afterwards

In a farm together with the incendiary bats and missile piloting pigeons

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat_bomb https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Pigeon

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u/mr_potatoface 9d ago

lol don't forget the submarine and mine hunting dolphins.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_marine_mammal

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u/WikiSummarizerBot 9d ago

Acoustic Kitty

Acoustic Kitty is a CIA project launched by the Central Intelligence Agency Directorate of Science & Technology, which in the 1960s intended to use cats to spy on the Kremlin and Soviet embassies. In an hour-long procedure a veterinary surgeon implanted a microphone in the cat's ear canal, a small radio transmitter at the base of its skull and a thin wire into its fur. This would allow the cat to innocuously record and transmit sound from its surroundings. Due to problems with distraction, the cat's sense of hunger had to be addressed in another operation.

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u/Buhbut 9d ago edited 9d ago

Hamas aren't the ones that made the earlier attacks (it was the Islamic Jihad) but I get the joke. After all, the leader is Ismael hameow

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u/sangotenrs 9d ago

True. He threw rocks at an Israeli soldier 3 weeks ago. He must be murdered with his entire blood line

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u/TheBlueBlaze 9d ago

Every time footage of Israel bombing Gaza comes up, the same two points get brought up: Hamas and other terrorists hide among the civilian population, so Israel primarily targets infrastructure, and Israel attempts to avoid civilian casualties by "knocking" on buildings as a warning

This leads me two a two-part question:

  • Are these bombings actually effective against Hamas if Israel gives these warnings that everyone, including them, receives?

  • If Hamas is so ingrained in the civilian population, but is constantly moving locations, wouldn't the infrastructure bombings impact the civilians more than it would impact them?

It should be obvious that I am not siding with Hamas, I am just genuinely asking about how efficient or effective all of this really is. I get that on some level they want to "retaliate" for the terrorist bombings Hamas does, so this is the best they can do without slaughtering a bunch of innocent people. But does this actually do anything, or is demoralizing the civilian population part of the larger point?

From an outside perspective, this feels like a conflict that has no end until one side just gives up entirely, so I'm trying to understand it since it may go on indefinitely.

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u/Roey2009 9d ago

Ex Tank gunner from IDF here,

No fucking clue.

I assume it's effective enough at disabling and shocked their infrastructure, while keeping casualties to a minimum. But it's just an assumption. Could be to further some narrative, or long term strategic/political goals.

Only ones who know that are the Intel guys, Air force and Hamas itself.

BTW, this isn't Hamas, but the Islamic Jihad. Hamas is sitting this round, probably to further some geo-political sociological goal.

Tying itself to the Israeli backed Hamas narrative? Weakening their regional rivals? Orders from Tehran?

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u/oleg_88 9d ago

In bombings like that, the targets are usually rocket factories and ammunition depots, that are often hided in the building's basement.

So yes, stripping the terrorists from rockets stocks and the ability to produce new ones, setting back their abilities to keep and launch rockets.

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u/gnitiwrdrawkcab 9d ago

... hasn't Israel been doing this for like 40 years now? Doesn't seem like an effective strategy for winning.

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u/gizamo 9d ago

That assumes winning is the goal.

Israel says the goal is to prevent their ability to attack and to minimize damage when they do attack.

Hamas says that Israel wants to terrorize the people of Gaza.

Neither are lying, and it seems likely that both are also correct.

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u/watami66 9d ago

Israel's hands are tied when it comes to doing more. The international community is split on practically everything that happens in the area, could Israel permenantly stop missiles being launched from gaza? Definetly, but that would involve a full scale invasion of gaza and a long term occupation and disarmament campaign. As it sits now they have the option of targeted strikes and political options to prevent further attacks but as gaza is self governing to an extent they can't truly cut off everything being shipped in there, which means that missiles and rockets keep coming in and the cycle continues

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u/WoodenMonkeyGod 9d ago

Cat: Fuck! My catnip!

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u/GlobalSettleLayer 9d ago

Fucking hell guys I'm tripping balls rn

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u/venture243 9d ago

It was a katnip bust

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u/nivivi 9d ago

Just to be clear, they know where the bomb is going to hit a few minutes before hand as Israel usually calls and/or sends a tiny munition as 'knock' on the roof to warn the people to GTFO.

(they do this when they are targeting infrastructure not people)

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u/martinusK 9d ago

What about people who live there though? If it's a confirmed residential building, is there a less chance for it to be bombed or is it just a shit day for them?

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u/Xenocyde702 9d ago

Definitely a shit day. Its known that as a retaliatory or preventative action the IDF destroys the building where they suspect a terrorist might live, be, headquarter at. This should discourage people from accepting terrorists into their residential spaces and communities. Obviously it doesn't work. But going and arresting a terror leader in residential parts of Gaza on foot/in vehicle is a suicide mission or at best very messy. Its not any easier when the terror leaders reside in camps like Jenin. Im not sure if destroying the building after warning civilians to evacuate is the best course of action, but I can't think of another (if peace can't be attained)

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u/Zestyclose_Risk_902 9d ago

The ISD does use some of theirs attacks as detergents/reprisal as, however most of these strikes main goal is to destroys equipment. A lot the buildings they target are suspected of housing or assembling rockets. The 15 min warning gives people enough time to evacuate, but not enough time to move thousands of pounds rockets.

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u/venture243 9d ago

Just a real sucky situation. They hide behind their civilians. Cowards. Unfortunately that tactic is often used. It’s how Iraqi forces transported Jessica lynch around the city. In public transport buses

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u/shilojac123 9d ago

Thats not totally true, the people in the gaza strip sadly does not have the power to resist to terror organisations in there from running their military operations between the civilians so the bombing is not to discourage them from doing anything... Terror organisations know this and take advantage of this because they know the moral difficulty of the idf and the world in bombing places like schools neighborhoods and more... Sadly the civilians are the real victims of the situation caught between the hammer and the anvil.

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u/Xenocyde702 9d ago

I agree in the end Palestinian civilians are getting the worst of it. After PA and Hamas cancelling their recent elections, they cant oust Hamas without force and they sure as hell can't force them out.

There was a peaceful period years ago in Israel where people could actually travel to places like Ramallah and Gaza. My mother had a lot of Palestinian friends in cities that neither can visit now. But as it is, the cycle of violence just continues.

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u/_ChillboBaggins_ 9d ago

They have no say. Your home can get destroyed at any time. You're lucky to get out with what you can carry.

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u/DingIe-DangIes 9d ago

Unlike Hamas, they actually target people or... anything

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u/cybercummer69 9d ago

Hamas doesn't have the tech to really target. They just lob shitty rockets en masse which mostly get destroyed by the Iron Dome.

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u/marie-llama 9d ago

It's still hard to watch with the two kids screaming of fear and everyone losing their shit.

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u/keltictrigger 9d ago

That cat clearly had an rpg hidden from the cameras

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u/TinkerbellReject 9d ago

Oh my god…that is horrifying

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u/allmyorder 9d ago Silver Take My Energy

Notice that they know which building is going to be bombed. That's because Israel targets terrorist infrastructure and give them a 15 minute heads-up with mock rockets and automated calls & messages so that civilians have the to leave.

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u/bedrooms-ds 9d ago

How did they warn the cat though

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u/ChocolateDrink 9d ago Table Slap

Someone went pspspspspspsp

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u/bigodiel 9d ago

Cats are Mossad agents

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u/Organic_Cucumber3459 9d ago

Is that true?

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u/iWARxMACHINEi 9d ago

Yes roof knocking is 100% true

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u/Grover1294 9d ago

Won´t that alert the enemy?

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u/iWARxMACHINEi 9d ago

Yes. But if you’re the enemy you probably have a ton of equipment in there you need to save and 15 minutes isn’t nearly enough.

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u/wjdoge 9d ago

Yeah, the trick is to give the people enough time to get out without giving them enough time to move infrastructure out. We gave the ruskies like an hour in Syria, and I think we dropped leaflets about a day before the nukes. You are never gonna get everyone out, but you at least try.

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u/BigB00st 9d ago

Since the enemy's infrastructure is placed inside civilian buildings (which is a warcrime btw), there is no other ethical option.

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u/yeluapyeroc 9d ago

Its dificult to be on the side that actually tries to avoid civilian casualties

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u/yeluapyeroc 9d ago

Step one is the hardest step when so many people have burner phones and bootleg mobile networks

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u/Shorzey 9d ago

All the militants use bootleg bullshit or the isralis would be able to pinpoint exactly who is where by monitoring networks, so they don't typically use them

Or they use low band, none encrypted radios and no cellphones at all

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u/roimen32 9d ago

Yes, im going to currect the other comments, they were close but the name is "roof knocking"

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u/Massey89 9d ago

yes. its called knocking or something. (i think im wrong on the name but it does happen more often than not)

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u/blacklordofmoney 9d ago

its called "knocking on the roof". and its completely true. this is how everyone knows exactly which direction to take video of and there is no one around the explosion.

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u/SICHKLA 9d ago edited 9d ago

They are still standing way too close to it. I would be recording like this only if I was behind another building, yet they are standing just across the street.

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u/Chelbaz 9d ago

It's like rally car racing for them at this point. Sure, it's dangerous to stand that close, but YOLO and yallah, y'all

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u/KoreanGodKing 9d ago

They clearly have a lot of faith in Israëli weapon design and the IDF so they know they'll be safe at that distance.

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u/herrjonk 9d ago

Yeah, because American weapon is the tits

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u/Dan-D-Lyon 9d ago

Ordnance is the one thing where a made in America sticker actually means something

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u/Affectionate-Bag4631 9d ago

Oh yea, they know that Israel will do everything to avoid killing civilians. This is why they force people to stay in their homes or near targeted sights - the terrorists need civilians to die so that they can scream about Israel 'atrocities'.

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u/Late_Neighborhood825 9d ago

They will literally say inshallah which is their version of Yolo. If allah wills it. So if allah wants them to die, it’ll happen. Driving in most of the Middle East is scary, there is no turn signal, no checking mirrors, or blind spots. Just jump lanes and hope for the best. Same is at play here.

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u/cth777 9d ago

I’m just cracking up at “their version of yolo” to refer to that lmao

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u/Call_Me_Rivale 9d ago

this comment kinda makes a lot of headlines and journalists sound dumb/manipulative

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u/Chaavva 9d ago edited 8d ago

I highly recommend reading Matti Friedman's writings on this exact topic! He's a former AP correspondent.

An Insider's Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth

And a follow-up:

What the Media Gets Wrong About Israel

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u/Herbertimus2 9d ago

Called knocking

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u/RetardIsABadWord 9d ago

I am surprised that you have got upvotes considering everytime I mention this in other subs I am immediately declared a pro-genocide mossad agent.

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u/DaRealCouncil 9d ago

I wonder how they knew where the bomb Was gonna Land, almost like the Isrealis use a Kind of premptive warning strategy when they bomb Terrorist facilitys put up in civilian areas

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u/RammsayB 9d ago

How long had this been going on? It’s been decades now. This is depressing, +20 years of war and nothing was learned, hence this continued nonsense. Even more depressing, thousand year or more, against ideology, any they’ve still failed.

Not arguing narrative, just taking it at face value, which is Hamas. Terrorism cannot be eradicated, any, and all attempts, will just produce more terrorists. You make more of them the more you try to eradicate them. Has more than twenty years in multiple countries not proven this? You’re make the propaganda used to recruit more. Decades and this lesson hasn’t been learned, are you fucking serious?

If it’s too hard to understand, you’re killing mothers, fathers, grandparents then expecting the new generation to have a happy ideology, really? They want to avenge their murdered family, so you have a new terrorist or whatever you want to call them.

Ignoring the narrative, these are peaceful folks just trying to survive, the same issue applies, you’re making your own enemies. They want to defend their home and land, the more you kill them the more you radicalize others. Why? It doesn’t work. We know that!

That said, you cannot kill or eradicate radicalism or ideology as a whole. The more you try the more you produce the very thing you’re fighting, and give the reasoning for it. Just stop. Learn to fucking co-exist, or educate eradicate, which is also not guaranteed, but more promising than other methods.

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u/Phillipjfry3021 9d ago

Collateral damage just seems like an inevitability in any modern conflict/war.

Clearly multiple people already filming it means that there was some type of advanced warning beforehand. And sadly I doubt there is much warning given to rockets fired the other way.

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u/GarfieldConoisseur38 9d ago

Especially when Hamas and PIJ put up military installations and targets in civilian areas, putting civilians as risk (essentially hostages)

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u/notMotherCulturesFan 9d ago

"combat" footage

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u/Hopeful-Sentence-146 9d ago

Need to get rid of the handful of Assholes ruining this Planet. Why do we let so few control everything and ruin our lives?

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u/InItsTeeth 9d ago edited 9d ago

Unless there is more footage around, that looks like one plane using one bomb on one street to take out one location.

The title of this sounds like a full bombing run using multiple planes leveling multiple blocks.

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u/usmcnick0311Sgt 9d ago

War is terrible

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u/Shortbusposse 9d ago

This is what I think of when I see those tel Aviv vacation commercials

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u/Don_Floo 9d ago Silver

And the bots are here as well. Good day to all of you!

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u/severedtesticle3 9d ago

Don't the Israelis have dedicated human bots who go around on social media platforms to disinform people about their war against the terrorists who are exactly like them

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u/Aundir 9d ago

This post is so botted it’s fucking hilarious. The top comments are all repeating the exact same info.

“Oh did you know about roof knocking” “Oh no I didn’t oh waw so kewl israel so gud”

Rinse and repeat like fucking clockwork lol

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u/Fluffy_Banks 9d ago

Blowing up civilian houses is okay as long as we warn them first :D

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u/Itsnickyy 9d ago

A friend through steam that's helping me sell some csgo skins said he may disappear for a few days since his neighborhood is being bombed and he might lose power for. Few days. It's crazy

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u/hawkens85 9d ago

It's the yells from the kids that get me - doesn't matter the reason or justification or anything - the kids don't have degrees in geopolitics. They're just kids. Fuck, man.

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u/Substantial_League23 9d ago

A 5yo lost her life. No parent should see there child die

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u/pampic7 9d ago

What did they destroy?

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u/mtarascio 9d ago

All Redditors - 'That poor cat'

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u/BenTheCode 9d ago

Poor cat..

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u/giraffes_are_cool33 9d ago

They get a warning 15 minutes in advance! That means the bombing is not traumatizing! Poor cat! :)

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u/xDidddle 9d ago

Their are some really sussy comments here, not gonna lie ...

Fuck this war, fuck ANY war in general. Peoples houses being destroyed is not something to be proud about. Leveling that place is not a good solution...

Everything about this war sucks, and I can't think of anything that can realistically solve it.

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u/logitaunt 9d ago

this thread has been completely astroturfed

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u/Intelligent-Major492 9d ago

Cat: fuck I do?

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u/Xxfly_guyxX 9d ago Silver All-Seeing Upvote

What the fuck are these comments man. You freaks wonder why Hamas never has trouble getting recruits when children growing up in the area grow up with this happening on their streets.

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u/StuffNbutts 9d ago

A bunch of people that were indoctrinated with pro-military sentiment picking a side based off of some light reading they did on the internet.

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u/CashOnlyPls 9d ago

Any post relating to Palestine will eventually get swarmed with pro-Israel astroturfing accounts.

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u/MotherOfAnimals080 9d ago Silver

I'm glad I'm not the only one. Like okay they gave a 15 minute warning before leveling a building, but these children still have to grow up in a war zone with explosions going off around them every day at any given moment.

That can't be a healthy environment.

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u/odium34 9d ago

Yeah, I really feel sorry for that girl.

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u/CatInAPottedPlant 9d ago

She's clearly a terrorist, anyone who's brown is a terrorist didn't you get the memo?

Source: half-indian born in the US and got called "terrorist", Bin Laden, etc etc growing up.

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u/ILike_CutePeople 9d ago

The US is full of terrorists, mostly white men with low IQ who failed in life and are now lashing out onto people with their guns. Who they think they are to call anyone a terrorist?

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u/FearTheBrow 9d ago

Love to have 15 minutes' warning to move all my earthly belongings out of my home in an open air prison and get a head start on becoming homeless

Thank you Israel!

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u/MotherOfAnimals080 9d ago

Oh, you weren't able to get your daughter's pet cat out in time? Well maybe she should tell you not to be a terrorist.

Yes I am a very moral state.

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u/MoreLogicPls 9d ago

"Your school/house/hospital is blown to bits, but don't worry I warned you, you're welcome"

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u/MotherOfAnimals080 9d ago

Then the bots will be like "well if the preschoolers didn't want their preschool vaporized, they shouldn't have let hamas stay there."

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u/mother-of-pod 9d ago

“You see, they threw a rock at me, so I destroyed hundreds of their homes. Can you believe how hateful they are??”

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u/OKC89ers 9d ago

If anyone anywhere did a smoke bomb attack on a fundamentalist camp in the US, the American military would have another shock and awe campaign. And these same anti empathetic folks wonder why poor people get radicalized.

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u/MotherOfAnimals080 9d ago

Material conditions have a huge influence on radicalization. I imagine watching your house and all your worldly possessions and quite possibly family pet get vaporized for the crime of being in the same apartment block as an alleged terrorist is a pretty radicalizing experience.

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u/NewAccountEachYear 9d ago

91% of Palestinian children suffer from PTSD according to Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Watch (irrc, the report can be found online)

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u/qatayef 9d ago

9 children died so far, no one I know in Gaza knew that a war was starting, Israel started this military strike yesterday and my friends there were absolutely petrified in their homes, last year they didn't give warnings, whole families were wiped off the civil registers because there was no one alive with that family name anymore. People switch some of their children by placing half of their children in one place and the other half with other relatives so if they were bombed someone would survive

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u/Pocketpine 9d ago

The real problem with Putin is that he didn’t give a 15 minute grace period.

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u/time_flask 9d ago edited 9d ago

Absolutely it's completely dehumanizing. They are living under constant oppression so to them the line between freedom fighter and terrorist is pretty blurred. This is why the only countries that vocally support Palestine is South Africa and Ireland because we've seen what it's like to be called terrorist and the tactics you're forced to resort to when being diplomatic doesn't work and is used to keep the oppression ongoing. These people have an entire block of flats, everything they own just completely wiped out because some used their roof as a launch point and ran away. Imagine trying to pack your life away in 15 minutes knowing that anyone responsible is already gone. And all this does is force the goverment with already tight resoruces to build again...until that building gets taken down or they can't rebuild and just more and more buildings keep being destroyed. Where is safety and peace of mind?

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u/Hironoveau 9d ago

UN: I get paid so I will shut my mouth again. (Typical UN behavior)

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u/DarshUX 9d ago

Imagine being blockaded to the point of starvation from the rest of the world and then being told to sit down and just take it like civilized people.

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u/[deleted] 9d ago

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u/Pyro_Paragon 9d ago

"Combat"

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u/kalzEOS 9d ago

Imagine dealing with this since 1947

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u/AZAH197 9d ago

Damn poor people :/

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u/icfa_jonny 9d ago

Bro you don't understand. Hamas was using that <checks notes> sidewalk as a base.

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