Israeli forces injured and captured a 16-year-old fighter in a Gaza tunnel:
The teenager was captured after emerging from a tunnel dug from Gaza into southern Israel along with several other terrorists. In the pre-dawn attack, two groups of Hamas terrorists emerged from two tunnel exits, one inside the Israeli border near Kibbutz Nir Am, and the other near Erez, also on Israeli territory, several kilometers northeast of the Gaza city of Beit Hanoun.
It is unclear which squad the teen belonged to.
A second Hamas terrorist is also in an Israeli hospital, Beersheba’s Soroka Hospital, the report says.
The report adds that IDF soldiers being treated in Israeli hospitals for injuries sustained while fighting in Gaza said they encountered 13- and 14-year-old Palestinian children running at them wearing explosives-laden suicide-bomber belts.
I’ve said before that one of the many reasons using nuclear weapons on Japan was the right thing to do, is that it spared our Army and Marines from having to shoot and kill the young girls being trained to kill them with sharpened spears — better a single aircrew drop a single bomb and rip the core out of an enemy city, than to turn thousands of our fighting men into killers of schoolgirls.
The Israelis of course don’t “enjoy” that kind of swift end to their fighting, and Hamas is even more ruthless with its own youth than Japan’s military government.
(HT, Evan Pokroy in Israel.)