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Operation Cast Lead Update No. 13

IDF reserve forces joined the ground forces fighting in the Gaza Strip, making it possible to slowly extend the ground action during the current phase.
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Operation Cast Lead – Update No. 12

During the current phase of the ground operation, IDF forces reinforced with reserve soldiers (integrated into the operation for the first time) have extended their searches and hit the military-terrorist infrastructure more deeply.
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Hamas hides the casualties suffered by its operatives: Hamas’s main online forum censors the publication of names and photographs of operatives killed in Operation Cast Lead

On January 10, at 21:41, all web surfers on Hamas’s PALDF forum (the movement’s main message board) received a message from a user nicknamed “Samed” (“He who stands firm”).
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Operation Cast Lead – Update No. 11

On January 3, IDF infantry, armored, engineering and artillery forces entered the Gaza Strip with backup from the sea and air.
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Terrorism and the media: Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV no longer broadcasts via the European Eurobird satellite.

On January 5, 2009, the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center revealed that Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV had begun broadcasting via a European communications satellite called Eurobird, which belongs to Eutelsat, a company whose head offices are in Paris.
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Operation Cast Lead- Update No. 10

Hamas terrorist operatives continue to avoid direct contact with IDF soldiers, preferring tactics such as sniper fire, RPG fire, mortar shell fire and IEDs. They wage their fighting from strongholds within the civilian population, exposing it to danger of attack.
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