|The Chief of staff at the briefing for commanders and combatants in the Southern Conference area, Friday, 29 March 2019.|
UPDATE 30 March 2019: The lines are all in battle array; orders given (image above). Warning from the factions in Gaza; Israel responding "Don't do it." HAMAS had included in its final set of demands the Temple Mount and Jerusalem. Shots have been fired this morning and a critical head wound to a Gazan combatant occurred east of Jabalia in the northern part of the strip. Other injuries reported in other sectors as 1 PM Israel Daylight Time (IDT) approaches. High explosive/high yield IEDs were thrown at IDF troops. Heavy gunfire by IDF against groups of enemy combatats attempting to breach the security fence at Gaza and Rafah (northern and southern strip). Use this detailed map for location data.
Occasional volleys of tear gas are being used by IDF troops to keep Gazans from getting to close to the 20-foot tall security fence. The 300-meter no go zone adjacent to the fence in side Gaza is being strictly enforced. The level of violence on the border varies sector by sector.
With this as the current status, there will be near real-time updates during the day...
|Screen capture of IAF strike on IRGC-QF depot near Aleppo 27MAR19|
|IDF armored troops ready their Merkave Mk.IV 'Barak' Main Battle Tank|
These AI-enhanced tanks were designed for urban insurgent combat in Gaza.
|IDF armor in ready position at one point on the Gaza border today.|