Israel Air Force seen destroying terrorists right before launching missiles at Israeli civilians (video)By Mason White 12:01 PM September 5, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) The Israel Air Force has released a video, showing how it killed terrorists right before launching missiles at Israeli civilians, the IDF Blog reported.
Throughout Operation Protective Edge, the IDF struck hundreds of terrorists, who were caught firing rockets at Israel.
Many of them were struck right before launching, while others were targeted after the act. Nevertheless, the IDF’s real-time intelligence and pinpoint striking abilities made it very difficult for terrorists to fire rockets at Israel without being targeted.
The senior commander in the Gaza Division said that his main objective is “to foil rocket launches before they occur. We do target retroactively, but most of our efforts are channeled towards preventing rockets from being fired.”
“It’s like in James Bond movies, when he takes out the bad guy a minute before the end, and everything goes back to normal. That’s what it’s like here. The public doesn’t know what was going to happen, they only know what actually happened,“ he said.
“We are constantly searching for terrorist squads, rocket launchers and launching pits. Our abilities to detect rockets launching have increased immensely over the past few years. I can say with confidence that the number of rockets that were fired [throughout Operation Protective Edge] were significantly less than what could have been fire,” he added.
Multiple sources and methods are used in the process of identifying and destroying rocket launchers. Advanced technologies such as UAVs, reconnaissance balloons and other observation devices confirm the information and keep tracking the target until it is eliminated.
“Our top priority is to verify that the suspect is actually a terrorist who wants to fire at Israel. That’s why we use several methods in order to make sure that we are targeting an enemy. We always strive to confirm one hundred percent that the suspect isn’t a civilian. Yet, this does not mean that in the midst of the battle, mistakes may occur,” he concluded.