How Israel Used F-16s and High-Tech Soldiers to Devastate Gaza

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http://www.alternet.org/world/how-israel-used-f-16s-and-high-tech-soldiers-devastate-gaza?akid=13294.275016.rnVCAA&rd=1&src=newsletter1039171&t=3

46 days into Operation Protective edge in Gaza, Israel was attacking with renewed ferocity. From my room, with the windows shut tight and the industrial fan cranked up to maximum speed, I could still hear the roar of F-16 jets as they coasted by, and could count the seconds before they struck their target—perhaps a rocket launching site or maybe some innocent family’s home. I managed to drift off for a few hours before being ripped from my sleep by a series of explosions. It was 6 a.m. and the sun was beginning to rise over the Mediterranean.

I checked the Twitter timelines of local Gaza accounts for information on the bombings and found that most were reporting on a strike on a four-story home owned by Abu Hussein Kallab, a businessman in Rafah whose factory had been destroyed in a separate strike. Over a dozen bodies had been…

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