IDF: Bloodiest Battle in Gaza Could Have Been Much Worse

Extraordinary measures taken to save soldiers from fierce Hamas counterattack a week ago in Shujaiyeh, where 13 Golani troops and some 70 Gazans, half or more of them civilians, were killed.

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During the fighting in Shujaiyeh a week ago, the bloodiest battle of Operation Protective Edge on both sides, Hamas’ counterattack at Israeli soldiers was so fierce that the army ordered its troops to take...