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Pride mixes with fear for Israeli soldiers near Gaza

By Caroline Taix
Sderot, Israel (AFP) Nov 6, 2023
Israeli soldiers who have taken up positions near the Gaza border told AFP they felt proud to protect their country after Hamas's October 7 attacks -- but also nervous as war intensifies.

Now stationed in evacuated communities near the border with the bombarded Gaza Strip, a 20-year-old soldier said he was "a bit scared to go" into the Palestinian territory if given the order.

"You don't know if you can come back alive," said the soldier, whose name like those of other soldiers cannot be published because of military censorship.

Many of the soldiers stationed there, on the rear lines of the Israeli army around Gaza, are aged between 18 and 21, doing their compulsory military service.

The sounds of war can be heard loud and clear from their positions less than two kilometres (1.2 miles) from the Gaza border.

According to Israeli officials, Hamas's attacks killed more than 1,400 people, most of them civilians. The militants also took some 240 people hostage, authorities say.

Israel has responded with a relentless bombardment and has moved its forces into the Gaza Strip with the aim of destroying Hamas, the Palestinian militant group ruling the Gaza Strip.

More than 10,000 Palestinians in Gaza, also mainly civilians, have been killed during the campaign, according to the Hamas-run health ministry.

"We do what we have to do. But it's a terrible place to go into," said the 20-year-old soldier, anticipating a possible order to deploy into Gaza even.

He started his three-year service a mere six months ago.

Since the beginning of Israel's ground operation in Gaza on October 27, at least 30 soldiers have been killed in the Palestinian territory, the army says.

Hamas has warned Israel that its soldiers will leave Gaza "in black bags".

- 'Don't want her to worry' -

Near another empty kibbutz now serving as a military base, a 21-year-old female said she had lied to her mother about where she was going.

"I told her I was in the centre of the country, not near Gaza," she said. "I don't want her to worry."

"I'm proud to be a soldier," said a 19-year-old male colleague, who started in the army eight months ago.

His parents, grandparents, sisters, an uncle and even the dog came from Tel Aviv to embrace him, their arms laden with food.

As they visited, a rocket fired from Gaza was intercepted overhead with a bang.

"Last time we saw him was five weeks ago," the mother said. "We don't know when we'll see him again."

"I'm proud of him but I'm afraid... I would be less worried if he was not here. But every place is dangerous right now."

"I hope he won't go to Gaza, but... if he doesn't do it, who will?" the mother asked rhetorically.

"If we don't have the army, we don't have Israel."

After an hour, the family has had to leave.

The mother squeezed her son in her arms, before the soldier left. "I cry all the time," she said once he was out of earshot.


Artificial Intelligence Analysis

综合评分:7/10

分析摘要:本文讲述了以色列士兵在加沙边境附近的体验,他们既感到自豪,又胆战心惊,不知道会不会活着回来。文章描述了哈马斯10月7日的袭击导致的灾难性后果,以及以色列政府采取的反击措施,以确保国家的安全和稳定。从国防产业分析师的角度来看,本文提供了一个重要的案例,以色列如何在哈马斯的袭击下,采取有效的行动,以确保国家安全。从股市分析师的角度来看,本文提供了一个重要的案例,以色列如何在哈马斯的袭击下,采取有效的行动,以保护投资者的利益和股市的稳定。从通用行业分析师的角度来看,本文提供了一个重要的案例,以色列如何在哈马斯的袭击下,采取有效的行动,以确保国家的经济稳定,为投资者提供投资安全。将本文的内容与过去25年间航天和国防产业的重大事件和趋势进行比较,可以看到以色列的行动是为了保护人民的安全,也为了维持经济稳定。调查问题:

  • 1.以色列士兵如何在加沙边境建立起防线?

    2.以色列政府是如何采取有效的行动来保护国家安全和稳定的?

    3.以色列军队如何应对哈马斯的袭击?

    4.以色列受害者的人数有多少?

    5.以色列士兵会有什么样的心理影响?

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