Despite claims from the IDF that north Gaza is secured the militias published several videos of its operations in the northern Gaza Strip indicating overwise. Much of Gaza City is contested.
The militias even show the ability at 1:10 in the must see video below to attack IDF bases in so-called secured areas with mortar fire. These are hit and run attacks, after which they quickly pack up and melt through building walls and reposition several blocks away.
In my open source viewing of these videos for over two and a half months I see zero evidence that the militias use civilian shielding. Their preferred method is darting between and amongst bombed and ruined buildings where they plot vector fire. They also use cheap drones (at 2:40) that are very expensive for the IDF to bring down.
The militias are getting in overhead and in close quarters. At 0:28 it appears the Merkava is hit with multiple RPG shots at close range. Ditto at 0:57, multiple overhead shots destroy a Merkava. At 0:40 we see a Merkava blasted at close range from an open building – see headline photo.
In this video we see the standard IDF observer head in the windows tactic that often results in the observer or sniper’s casualty. At 2:18 we see an RPG shot at the observer with deadly accuracy.
It is my contention that Hamas militia losses have been easily replaced by locals and right now they have more men in the field than ever. Since they operate in small squads it has been a whack a mole game for the Israeli leaving them to resort largely to atrocities against civilians.
مشاهد لاشتباكات كتائب القسام مع قوات الاحتلال في محاور القتال بمدينة غزة. pic.twitter.com/oMvPndi4RH
— Safwat Safi𓂆🧉 (@Safwat_Safi) January 10, 2024
Fighting at Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip is heavy and IDF losses are larger there than in Gaza City.
But the big story on IDF losses is in the north. IDF has been hitting Hezbollah leadership which has prompted the militias to respond with much more lethal weaponry than seen in the Gaza resistance. As a clue about the nature of the escalation in the north, two and a half times more IDF casualties were in the north on Tuesday. IDF KIA and wounded are being vastly underreported but hospitals are packed with combat wounded.
⚡️ Enemy media reports 37 Zionist soldiers were injured in the past 24 hours, 11 of them in the Gaza Strip.
Sounds like someone is taking very heavy losses on the Lebanese border 😇 https://t.co/HIyMGQmdIC
— Ibn Riad – ابن رياض (@IbnRiad) January 10, 2024
💥 Last cigarette
These two Israeli soldiers A. Y and Y. H published a video a few days ago in which they smoke cigarettes and joyfully watch the explosions of Palestinian houses in the Gaza Strip. They didn’t even think that these could be their last cigarettes.
They were also… pic.twitter.com/okMY3j0Zhr
— S p r i n t e r (@Sprinter99800) January 10, 2024
It is also clear from the Hezbollah footage that the missiles have some punch and are hitting targets. I submit that Israel is rapidly sleep walking into a world of hurt. I have seen no updates on the numbers leaving Israel since mid-December after 470,000 cleared out in the first two months of the war.
There was also a smack down of a critical IDF surveillance base. The IDF at first claimed these were misses. But then the video showed up and the IDF admitted to damage. As usual we will let you decide what transpired here.
The equation in the Red Sea is equally badly skewed for the genociders. A US ship was attacked with drones and rockets. The real story was the cost of fending this off.
The real story is: the occupation forces spent around 50 million USD to shoot down drones worth 45 000 USD https://t.co/Q9eWuxFuan
— Winter Watch (@New_Nationalist) January 10, 2024
The photos of Blinken with Netanyahu have that strained how do I get out of this chicken outfit look to them. All the US’ requests and advice are ignored. I now predict the US involvement-as Israel swirls down the toilet in the expanded war-will be very limited.
There will never be another draft in America. Way too many armed people know exactly what the wars are now and who is responsible.
The Jews would fight the wars but they’re too busy masturbating in tunnels. https://t.co/gaIbtygg59
— Owen Benjamin 🐻 (@OwenBenjamin) January 11, 2024
Speaking of optics, there was a police raid on the main Chabad synagogue in New York City. There are theories swirling, but I am not yet ready to weigh in on those except to say (((what a bizarre, odd, strange group of people))). Underground New York
The Tunnels – A Land Down Under pic.twitter.com/wXbyW1ZXoz
— Censored Men (@CensoredMen) January 10, 2024
— П Λ П Ө (@nano1776) January 9, 2024