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albacore

(2,421 posts)
Wed Oct 11, 2023, 08:33 PM Oct 2023

What if the invasion is a trap?

Apparently the Hamas attack was in the works for years.
What happens if Hamas has been anticipating Israel's next move for years, too?
What happens if Hamas has laid minefields/tanktraps/pre-registered artillery coordinates, etc?
Or maybe dirty bombs.
Ukraine has shown that a big, powerful army is vulnerable to unconventional weapons in the hands of a smaller force.

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What if the invasion is a trap? (Original Post) albacore Oct 2023 OP
That's what happened the last time the IDF entered Gaza. Tomconroy Oct 2023 #1
I think they've likely planned for such a thing AntivaxHunters Oct 2023 #2
They will almost certainly have buried ieds DetroitLegalBeagle Oct 2023 #3
I think it a safe bet that Hamas was hoping to provoke a military reaction from Israel. Solly Mack Oct 2023 #4
 

AntivaxHunters

(3,234 posts)
2. I think they've likely planned for such a thing
Wed Oct 11, 2023, 08:41 PM
Oct 2023

With 300,000 troops on the border of Gaza, I don't see how they don't overwhelm Hamas regardless of the traps they've sent.

DetroitLegalBeagle

(1,975 posts)
3. They will almost certainly have buried ieds
Wed Oct 11, 2023, 08:43 PM
Oct 2023

And have other traps in place for an invasion. Doubtful on a dirty bomb, that would almost guarantee Gaza and any remaining inhabitants get wiped off the map and fingers would get immediately pointed at Iran for supplying the radioactive material. Crude chemical weapons is a possibility. Making them isn't hard. The earliest ones could be made by anyone with basic chemistry knowledge.

Solly Mack

(90,921 posts)
4. I think it a safe bet that Hamas was hoping to provoke a military reaction from Israel.
Wed Oct 11, 2023, 08:44 PM
Oct 2023

I think it also a safe bet that Hamas, in anticipation of retaliation, have laid traps.

As for what will actually happen?

We'll see.

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