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November 16, 2018 1:28 pm

Telegraph Reporter Reveals Lengths Israel Goes to in Effort to Avoid Harming Palestinian Civilians in Gaza Airstrikes

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A Palestinian looks at the remains of a building that was destroyed by Israeli air strikes, in Gaza City, Nov. 13, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Suhaib Salem.

A tweet published by The Daily Telegraph’s Middle East correspondent on Thursday revealed the lengths the Israeli military went to in order to not harm Palestinian civilians during the surge of violence in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip earlier this week.

“We got a sense of how careful Israel was to avoid civilian casualties during the airstrikes in #Gaza,” Raf Sanchez wrote. “The Israeli army called one guy we met and spent 45 mins on the phone with him, getting him to evacuate his neighbours, before they blew up a Hamas media building next to his.”

On Monday and Tuesday, Hamas and other terror groups launched more than 400 rockets from Gaza into southern Israel, and the IDF responded with strikes on dozens of terror sites in the coastal enclave.

Early Tuesday evening, an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire went into effect, and has held since.

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