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January 6, 2009
Op. results on Monday
Israel Defense Forces infantry units engaged in heavy exchanges of fire with armed Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip Monday evening.
The IDF unleashed massive artillery fire to provide cover for soldiers who are penetrating deeper into the coastal territory.

Israel Air Force war jets on Monday evening struck dozens of southern Gaza tunnels used by Hamas militants to smuggle weaponry into the strip from Egypt.

Channel Two reported on Monday evening that the total number of armed Palestinians killed in gunbattles with the IDF reached 100.

The IDF said that the targets hit overnight included a mosque used for storing weapons, an underground bunker in Gaza City stocked with explosives which set off secondary explosions, a number of Hamas-operated tunnels near Rafah in the southern Strip, a rocket launcher, four homes of militants, and a suspected anti-aircraft missile.

Officers and soldiers killed in action

Cpl. Yosef Muadi, 19, from Haifa, Maj. Dagan Vertman, a 32-year-old doctor from Ma’aleh Michmash, and Staff Sergeant Nitai Stern, 21, from Jerusalem. They are from the Golani infantry brigade, died in a separate friendly fire incident Monday

Capt. Jonathan Netanel, 27,was killed by friendly fire in the northern Gaza Strip, near Beit Hanun

Gaza militants fire 40 rockets into Israel on Monday
Still, over 40 Qassam and Grad rockets were fired Monday from Gaza at southern Israel striking Ashkelon, Ashdod, Sderot, Kiryat Malakhi, near Ofakim, Netivot and Be’er Sheva. Hamas also fired rockets at the area between Ashdod and Gedera. A number of people in Sderot were treated for shock, and in Ashdod a rocket nearly destroyed a kindergarten.

Death Toll
United Nations humanitarian chief John Holmes has recently put the Palestinian death toll at 500, with about 125 of them civilians, since Israel launched Operation Cast Lead against Hamas in Gaza
 
机器人说:虽然理论上说地面行动应该可以更好地保证打击精确性,不过根据以上数据,平民伤亡率略有上升.而自己的士兵死在自己炮火下让人难以忍受.另外,以后阅读或看新闻时有看到他们说以军又炸毁一座清真寺还附上其惨状的,可以有新的认识了.

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