IDF Daily Update from Israel – Saturday, July 19th

Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge more than 1,637 rockets have been fired at Israel. 


IDF  Saturday, July 19

6:15 PM: 2 Hamas terrorists fired at IDF soldiers in Southern Gaza. We returned fire and killed the attackers. No harm to our forces.

1:12 PM: Israeli civilian killed by Hamas rocket fire on southern Israel. Several others wounded.

12:50 PM: Hamas terrorists attempted to infiltrate Israel through an underground tunnel and massacre civilians in an Israeli community. IDF forces opened fire at the infiltrators. One terrorist was killed; the others escaped to Gaza. 2 of our soldiers were wounded. The attack against Israeli civilians was thwarted.

10:16 AM: Hamas attacks Israeli soldiers with explosive donkey. 

7:50 AM: Two IDF soldiers were lightly injured and one was severely injured overnight in a confrontation with Hamas terrorists in northern Gaza.

3:41 AM: A short time ago, five rockets were fired at southern Israel. Four were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, and one struck a residential area in Ashdod.

While searching a house in Gaza, IDF combat engineers found several rooms rigged with explosives.

IDF Soldiers uncovering terror tunnels in Gaza.

IDF blows up one of the many terror tunnels that cross under the Israel-Gaza border and enable terrorists to infiltrate Israel and carry out attacks.

IDF calls off airstrike on Palestinian terrorist in Gaza after watching him enter an ambulance.

Hamas hides weapons and missile launchers in densely populated areas, then tell civilians not to evacuate their houses, putting men, women and children directly into the line of fire to be used as human shields.