FOX News host Jesse Watters discusses how Hamas tunnel systems could impact Israel’s ground operation in Gaza on “Jesse Watters Primetime.”
JESSE WATTERS: Tonight, Israel will begin to take revenge. The ground operation against Hamas in Gaza has begun. Israeli infantry and armored divisions enter the Strip to avenge the Massacre of 1,300 innocent Israeli civilians. Well-trained Israeli combat specialists are carrying out their first operational sorties, searching for hostages, gathering intelligence and neutralizing terrorists. Hamas is now on the defensive. Israel has ordered a total evacuation of northern Gaza, telling one million Palestinian civilians [to] leave immediately or become collateral damage. Hamas is ordering all Palestinians to stay put, turning its own people into human shields. The terrorists will not be easily subdued.
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They are still launching hundreds of rockets at Israel. Hamas rockets are not surgical strikes. These are indiscriminate bombings that fall on Israeli neighborhoods and roads. These random rockets terrorize Israeli mines and population centers. Israel’s air campaign is drastically different. The IDF has bombarded Gaza with precision missile strikes, destroying Hamas strongholds, hideouts and leadership. Last night 750 targets were hit. An Israeli strike killed the brother of a senior Hamas leader. An earlier strategic strike knocked out the relatives of a senior Hamas commander.
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Unfortunately, Hamas’ labyrinth of tunnels is impenetrable to Israeli airstrikes. Hamas has built more than 300 miles of tunnels beneath its densely populated cities. They are filled with radicals heavily armed and ready to wage jihad. Israel’s long-term strategy is to permanently eliminate the tunnel system. The first step after the air campaign is rolling towards Gaza, where they face jagged mounds of rubble infested with Hamas snipers and laden with improvised explosive devices. Hamas’s propaganda machine is already flexing its training regimen, broadcasting its ability to engage in traditional ground warfare.
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