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An Israeli friend's son of Ed Berns, Co-Chair of TBS Israel Affairs Committee, was involved in the fighting in Gaza. He had been interviewed by Arutz Sheva (Channel 7 - Israel National News) to recount his experiences.

His words are a concise summary of the circumstances experienced by the IDF while in Gaza that stand in stark counterpoint to the news as we most often hear it through the filter of the major media. It is a sobering description of what Hamas really is and how it treats its people.
Israel Kills Senior Hamas Leader

GAZA CITY – January 15, 2009 (AFP) – Israel killed a top Hamas leader as tanks pressed into the heart of Gaza City. Said Siam, interior minister in Gaza's Hamas government, was slain along with his brother and son in an air strike on the brother's house north of Gaza City, Hamas said, as its armed wing vowed to avenge his death.
Israel Launches Operation “Cast Lead” Against Hamas

On December 27th, the sixth day of Hanukkah, the Israel Defense Forces launched Operation Cast Lead with the aim of striking the infrastructure of the Hamas terrorist organization as a result of the relentless terror attacks perpetrated by Hamas from the Gaza Strip and the continued firing of missiles at Israeli citizens.
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