"This operation is unprecedented.  She showed true IDF and intelligence genius" (O. Rafowicz on i24  )    i24   in English

"This operation is unprecedented. She showed true IDF and intelligence genius" (O. Rafowicz on i24 ) i24 in English

“This operation shows a new attitude by Israel towards terrorism and towards the Gaza Strip”

With a ceasefire announced for 11:30 p.m., have the goals Israel set itself by launching Operation Aurora been achieved?

dr Eric Setton, reserve lieutenant colonel of the IDF’s Auxiliary Unit 669, told i24NEWS that while these objectives were not made clear, in his view, the fact that Israel took the initiative for the ceasefire shows that the Tsahal is fulfilling its mission assigned to her. But the most important thing about this operation, he insists, “is to have regained the initiative in hand”.

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“This is the first time that Israel has taken the initiative in the Gaza Strip, and I believe that was the country’s first goal: to show Islamic Jihad that threats like these were made by them without a response,” Eric Setton said.

“We are dealing with an unprecedented Tsahal operation against Islamic Jihad,” Reserve Colonel Olivier Rafowicz confirmed to i24NEWS.

“In the space of three days, the army eliminated three high-ranking members of the terrorist movement and destroyed their military infrastructure in the southern Gaza Strip, all without Hamas involvement in the conflict. This operation is the result of true military ingenuity in terms of intelligence, execution and also for not having casualties among civilians and soldiers,” noted Olivier Rafowicz.

He also pointed out that it was the first time Israel had called a ceasefire, not because it wanted to end hostilities, but because its goals were achieved, in this case the knees of Islamic Jihad.

Finally, Olivier Rafowicz believes that Operation Aurora is a message to Hezbollah and all enemies of Israel. “This operation, which was a real surprise, is a success at the tactical and strategic level. It shows a new attitude by Israel towards terrorism and towards the Gaza Strip.”