Israel: August 25, 2001


At 3 AM, two Palestinians evaded electronic sensors and Israeli sentinels to enter an Israeli army camp in Gaza and killed three soldiers and wounded seven other. One Palestinian was killed in the camp, the other as he tried to flee outside the camp. Palestinian religious leaders have been calling for attacks on Israeli soldiers and this attack may signal a change in Palestinian tactics. However, Israeli army troops are usually pretty good about protecting themselves. This particular attack may have been due to sloppiness by just one unit of soldiers in the Gaza. The soldiers there had, on paper, ample security to stop this kind of attack. So a number of things had to fail in order for the Palestinians to get into the camp. Normally, attempts to kill Israeli soldiers are considered suicidal, which is why most Palestinian terrorist attacks are against Israeli civilians. 


Article Archive

Israel: Current 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close