07.05.2011 03.Ijar, 5771 Tag 18 des Omer
The killing of Osama bin Laden shows the US recognizes the importance of a type of attack Israel is very familiar with.
On December 27, 2008, at 11:30 a.m., the IDF launched Operation Cast Lead with a massive bombardment of the Gaza Strip. Over 100 fighter jets and attack helicopters bombed more than 100 targets within just a few minutes. More than 200 Palestinians, mostly Hamas members, were reported killed.
That was not the only way the IDF Operations Directorate had planned for Cast Lead to commence. In the months preceding the operation, the top IDF brass had also considered starting with bombings aimed at killing some of Hamas’s top terror chiefs. The objective was the same – to shock the enemy into paralysis….