Daily Archives: January 3, 2009

IDF VLOG: Ground Forces Enter Gaza

3 Jan. 2009 – Israel Defense Forces spokesman Capt. Benjamin Rutland announces the entrance of IDF forces into Gaza with the objective of dealing a heavy blow to Hamas’ terrorist infrastructure and rocket-launching capability.

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IDF Spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Avi Benayahu

January 3rd, 2009 IDF Spokesman Brigadier-General Avi Benayahu: “The objective of this phase of the operation is to intensify the heavy blow already dealt to Hamas and to take control of area from where most of the rocket attacks against … Continue reading

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“Cast Lead” – Naval Blockade of Gaza, 3 Jan 2009

3 January 2009 IDF Enforces Naval Blockade on Gaza In accordance with the order made by the Defense Minister and current security assessments, as of Saturday January 3rd, 2009, the IDF has begun enforcing a naval blockade for 20 nautical … Continue reading

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“Cast Lead” – Reservists Draftes, 3 Jan 2009

Operation Cast Lead – Reserve Troops Drafted As part of Operation Cast Lead, the IDF has begun to draft numerous reserve units in order to allow for the expansion of the operation. The majority of the reservists called up belong … Continue reading

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Second Stage of Operation “Cast Lead” Begins

3 January 2009 Second Stage of Operation Cast Lead Begins A short while ago (Jan.3), IDF forces began to implement the second stage of Operation Cast Lead. Ground forces have begun to maneuver within the Gaza Strip. The objective of … Continue reading

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