Patrolling the skies

13.10.2011                      15.Tischrei. 5772                       Sukkot 1

Feature:

Patrolling the skies

The IAF’s Flying Camel squadron meticulously monitors the Gaza-Egypt border from on high, working hard to keep Israel safe.

On December 27, 2008, at about 11 a.m., more than 100 Israel Air Force aircraft took off from their bases throughout the country and gathered over the Mediterranean Sea just west of the Gaza Strip.
In an operation code-named “Birds of Prey,” the aircraft – which included F-15 and F-16 fighter jets and Apache attack helicopters – swept in over Gaza in a number of consecutive waves, dropping over 100 tons of explosives on more than 100 predetermined targets in just a matter of minutes. More than 200 Palestinians, mostly Hamas members, were reported to have been killed….