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They’re In June 27, 2006

Posted by Sobek in Terrorist Hemorrhoids.
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Israeli troops have entered Gaza.  Along with lots of artillery fire.

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A.  Kerem Shalom
B.  Nahal ‘Oz
C.  Downtown Gaza City
D.  Rafah
E.  Mefalsim
F.  Dahaniya

Shalit was kidnapped from a guard post at Kerem Shalom.  The JPost stories indicating Israeli tanks were on the move all referenced Nahal ‘Oz, up in the north, close to Gaza City.  But the most recent JPost articles say the IDF entered in the southeast (i.e. closer to Kerem Shalom).  Keep that in mind when you re-read my statement in the last post that tank movement in Nahal ‘Oz “could also be a feint to keep Pali eyes looking in the wrong direction.”

Rafah is where the Egyptians are lining up troops to prevent either Palestinian refugees or the hostage-takers themselves from crossing the border.

Update:

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A view of Mefalsim, located at E on the map.  Picture courtesy of Reuters.  It looks like the city in the background is on fire, but I suspect that’s just over-exposure of city lights to allow for definition on the APCs.  If the Israelis only put units at the northern end of Gaza as a feint, they did a convincing job of it.

Update:

JPost reports little resistance to IDF inside Gaza.  They have taken secure positions around Dahaniya, which is about two miles from Kerem Shalom.  IDF denies reports that they have entered Gaza in the north.

I should also note that my Jerusalem Post links seem to be going bad.  JPost updates the stories, so while I have about fifty links, they are all going to the same place. 

Also, I’ve been looking for information on where the destroyed bridges are, and I haven’t found anything yet.  If anyone finds anything, let me know.

Update:

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Shalit’s mother holds a picture of her son (AP photo, via CNN)

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Palestinian kids helping to barricade the roads (AP photo, via CNN).

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Israeli soldiers, presumably on their way to perform cruel experiments on E.T.

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1. Michelle Malkin - June 27, 2006

GAZA: ISRAEL STRIKES BACK

Bridge attacked. Vital Perspective is live-blogging. John Little at Blogs of War also has live coverage. Israpundit reports another alleged kidnapping. Jerusalem Post has breaking news coverage: IAF aircraft blew up a bridge in the northern Gaza Strip …

2. Muslihoon - June 27, 2006

Thank you for following this issue, Sobek.

3. Dusty - June 28, 2006

Sobek,

There is a map here:
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/middle_east_and_asia/gazastrip91.jpg

On the map is a river called the Wadi Ghazzah which runs from Israel to the sea, around 5 to 6 km south of Gaza City. The map also appears to show only three major roads crossing it. I had read elsewhere that three bridges have been destroyed, so this may be what you are looking for.

Nice posts. Keep up the good work.

4. dcthornton.com - June 28, 2006

When Will Hamas Ever Learn?

Hamas wouldn’t back down. Now they’re gettin’ smacked down.

5. Dave in Texas - June 28, 2006

You know we tore up Yusifiya looking for our boys too.

Just didn’t make CNN.

But when the Jews attack Gaza, well….

6. Lipstick - June 28, 2006

Thanks for the updates Sobek. This is better than my RSS feed!

7. sobek - June 28, 2006

Thanks Dusty. I’ve made a new map based on the assumption that the destroyed bridges are at Wadi Ghazzah, but WordPress is being all pissy, so I can’t post it yet.

8. blogidaho - June 28, 2006

Here’s Sobek’s Link.

9. Anonymous - June 28, 2006
10. Chris At Home - June 28, 2006

Israeli Troops Attack in Gaza

Latest news is available at the Jerusalem Post. Photos and maps here.The IDF is trying to prevent any [URL …

11. Tel-Chai Nation - June 28, 2006

As Operation Summer Rains begins, another Israeli

The IDF has entered Gaza to search for and free Gilad Shalit, the soldier who was kidnapped by PLO/Hamas terrorists (Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, who’s got more coverage here). Be sure also to read this important article by Caroline Glick, in which she …

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