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Operation Protective Edge War Blog: July 19, 2014

July 19th 2014

Hamas Tunnel

2:23 PM ET July 19, 2014. Egyptian soldiers in north Sinai prevented an aid convoy of activists from reaching the Rafah border crossing with the embattled Palestinian Gaza Strip on Saturday. An army officer at the Balloza checkpoint, one of many along the desert highway to Rafah stated the security situation in the restive peninsula was too unstable to allow the convoy of 11 buses and 500 activists to pass. There was a brief scuffle between some activists and soldiers but no arrests were made. Egypt usually keeps the crossing closed, citing a counter-insurgency operation against militants in north Sinai, but has allowed entry to Palestinians wounded in the 12-day conflict between Hamas and Israel. - Lebanese Daily Star

1:21 PM ET July 19, 2014. The attackers used grenade launchers and heavy machine guns when they attacked the desert post some 390 miles (630km) west of Cairo, officials said. It is not yet clear who carried out the assault. Militants have intensified a campaign against the security forces since the Islamist president Mohammed Morsi was ousted from power just over a year ago. -BBC

12:06 PM ET July 19, 2014. Two IDF soldiers, including an officer, were killed this morning when Hamas terrorists infiltrated Israeli territory through a tunnel from the central Gaza Strip and ambushed a military vehicle patrolling on the Israeli side of the border. The deaths were the first of soldiers killed by Hamas since Operation Protective Edge began on July 8. This morning, the terrorist cell infiltrated Israeli territory through an underground tunnel, in an apparent attempt to carry out a major attack on one of the nearby communities. The gunmen encountered an IDF patrol and opened fire with machine guns and anti-tank weaponry, killing the two officers, moderately wounding two other soldiers and lightly wounding two more. -agencies

6:27 AM ET July 19, 2014. The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Major General Yoav Mordechai, says Hamas leaders are hiding in bunkers under the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City and that one of them even made use of an ambulance to leave. In an interview with the BBC in Arabic, picked up by Israel Radio, Mordechai adds that senior Hamas military wing official Marwan Issa is hiding in a home with children, using them as human shields- Times of Israel


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