Huge Arsenal Of Weapons Indicate: Hamas Planned To Invade Ashkelon, Kiryat Gat


JERUSALEM (VINnews) — As more and more documents and maps taken from dead terrorists are revealed as well as the huge number of weapons captured by IDF security forces, the full extent of the terrorist operation has been revealed in all its horror, according to a Ynet report.

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Some 2900 terrorists invaded Israel on October 7th, targeting towns and villages situated near Israel’s southern border, of whom over half were armed to the teeth. Most were killed or captured before returning to Gaza, and the maps found on them included Ashkelon and Kiryat Gat, which is some 20 miles into Israeli territory. Hamas apparently planned the operation to be a protracted incursion, as the terrorists brought huge quantities of food with them, including large bags of dry food such as rice and lentils, pita bread, dates, shelf-stable milk and more.

Active police checkpoints are still stationed on major routes near the Gaza border, including Highway 4 toward Ashdod and roads leading to Be’er Sheva, as police still fear that dormant Hamas units can still be found in Israeli territory. Last week, Hamas terrorists were detected near the Sde Teiman camp by Be’er Sheva, the farthest point Gaza terrorists were found in, where they were apprehended by the Duvdevan unit. Police are still concerned that other sleeper cells are planning attacks when the IDF enters Gaza in order to spread chaos in Israel.

The massive quantities of weaponry found in Israeli territory also indicate that Hamas planned to continue combat within Israel for several weeks, and had the means to do so. The heroic response of forces, many of whom acted on their own initiative, prevented an even more catastrophic outcome. To date, no fewer than 10,000 various weapons have been located in Israel and have been handled by the National Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit at the Emmanuel Camp in Julis.

Weapons hidden in sacks of rice were discovered by Yamam fighters on the terrorists

The vast amount of weaponry could equip an entire military brigade and included thousands of full magazines; explosive charges of various sizes, some designed to attach to tanks and destroy armored vehicles; RPG missiles of various types originating from Russia and North Korea; thermobaric missiles – which the terrorists fired into living rooms, immediately setting them ablaze; 1,500 AK-47s; 2,000 standard grenades; dozens of Strela shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles; numerous night-vision devices and communication equipment; hundreds of Dragunov-type sniper rifles and machine guns; explosive devices modeled after those used by the IDF for breaching walls, fences and doors; trapping devices; hundreds of commando knives; drones equipped to drop explosive devices; thousands of hand grenades and large Egyptian-made mines converted into handheld explosive devices.

IDF forces were also surprised to discover a large number of advanced first-aid kits packed with blood units and medical equipment. The terrorists managed to use only a small fraction of these weapons – designed to kill vast numbers of Israelis.

“We saw terrorists we killed moments before they could detonate themselves or in the houses they occupied,” recounted the commander of the institute, Lt. Col. G., who fought in Operation Protective Edge as part of the Yahalom unit and participated in the raid on the tunnel where IDF soldier Hadar Goldin was abducted.

G. was familiar with all the captured weapons but was taken aback by the quantity. “They used marking discs, and a significant portion of that weaponry is manufactured in the Gaza Strip, but not to military standards. Approximately 30% of their weapon production is defective, which is why they produce in such volumes,” he said.
The IDF is currently studying the captured arms, and some of the retrieved RPG missiles were tested on simulated targets on Sunday.

There’s growing concern within military circles about the significant number of tanks and Namer armored personnel carriers that were critically damaged, even with the active protection system in place. Hamas has been able to pinpoint the vulnerabilities of these armored vehicles, prompting the army to work on strengthening these weak points ahead of any future operations.

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Mr. Me
Mr. Me
6 months ago

Or any where they can reach before they are prevented from continuing.