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Israel-Gaza conflict: Israeli
‘knock on roof’ missile warning
technique revealed in stunning video

Independent [UK], by Andy Withnall

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/13/2014 1:40:14 PM

A video has emerged showing the extraordinary “knock on the roof” technique used by the Israeli military to warn Palestinian civilians of an impending missile strike. The footage was uploaded to YouTube yesterday by the Gaza-based Watania news agency, and shows from extremely close quarters a small missile striking the roof of a house across the street. According to the caption, around 15 minutes later – though most of this time has been edited out of the final clip itself – two fully-armed missiles from an F16 jet strike one after the other, blasting the front of the house away and sending a cloud of debris and rubble into the air.

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Saw this on Fox News Sunday and realized, even by this article, that Israel goes out of its way NOT to kill civilians used as human shields by the terrorist. Yet, all that seems to be reported are the "accurate" deaths of Hamas actions and attributing them to Israel. With our weak presidency siding with the terrorist in their phony claims of NOT being the aggressor, Israel has also to fight a needless PR war.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 7/13/2014 1:48:34 PM     (No. 9922577)

Some of these houses have missiles stored in the basement. Others are owned by Hamas leaders. Yet, I think this Israeli policy, no doubt meant to be restrained and reasonable, is counterproductive. They finally decide to do it because of international pressure, I guess, but I think it also makes the Israelis look like pushovers politically and so sustains and extends the status quo, which really isn´t that good for either side.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: trapper, 7/13/2014 2:07:53 PM     (No. 9922604)

I will never understand Israel´s war on buildings. I remember how they used to go bulldoze a terrorist´s house when he wasn´t home. I never understood the point of that. It solves nothing. Better to bulldoze it with him IN it.

Now, they are giving 15 minutes warning that they are going to hit a military target. It´s crazy. If a house has missiles stored in the basement, everyone IN the house can safely be assumed to be a bad guy. Why give them warning so the bad guys can escape with as much as they can carry? Take out the house and everyone in it. It´s almost as if Israel doesn´t WANT to solve its problem, just put on a show.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: M2, 7/13/2014 2:49:08 PM     (No. 9922651)

What is the sense of giving a warning shot, giving terrorists enough time to leave the building? If the terrorists can escape before the building gets blown up, they can still do plenty of damage later on. I fail to see the point of a warning shot except to avoid criticism of killing "innocents".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: RockingStrata, 7/13/2014 3:00:36 PM     (No. 9922665)

The technology to do this is amazing. Precision control, and the ability to loiter long enough to provide the needed time.

... and the witnesses´ use of technology also. They got the warning phone call, used a camera that fits in their pocket, edited a video, uploaded a video to the Internet.

You´d think there would be more smart humans involved.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/13/2014 4:01:50 PM     (No. 9922754)

Nominate for must read. Demonstrates not only the "knock on the roof" but also the relatively small amount of explosives in the missiles. This strike was 2 missiles exploding yet the walls remained standing. The pit in the ground shown a couple of days ago was a sure indication that there were indeed explosives in the building at which there were multiple people killed.

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