Operation Pillar of Defense
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|Aryeh Savir||November 16th 2012|
Thursday November 15, 2012 – the IDF dispersed leaflets above several locations in the Gaza Strip to warn local residents to stay away from members of Hamas, and other terror organizations’ and facilities which may pose a risk to their safety.
The leaflets state: “Important announcement for the residents of the Gaza Strip: For your own safety, take responsibility for yourselves and avoid being present in the vicinity of Hamas operatives and facilities and those of other terror organizations that pose a risk to your safety. Hamas is once again dragging the region to violence and bloodshed. The IDF is determined to defend the residents of the State of Israel. This announcement is valid until quiet is restored to the region. Israel Defense Forces Command.”
The leaflets stress that Hamas is dragging the region toward violence, and that the IDF is prepared to defend the residents of the State of Israel until quiet is restored to the region.
Military Sources report that a similar message was also transferred via liaison channels. A video of the IDF dropping the leaflets over Khan Yunes can be viewed here.