better training is needed. Carrying a weapon comes with the responsibility to ensure it is not taken away from you. Do not mingle in a crowd. Do not be on your cell phone. If you carry a gun, you are the local protector of whoever is around you. If your attention is on your phone or you're chatting with a buddy, you are not paying attention to your surroundings.
Was the soldier wearing body armor? If not, why not?
Let's remember, as despicable as the New Zealand mosques shooting were, 99% of the time the other way around: Muslims killing infidels, in the USA, in France, in England, in Germany, in Brussels, in Australia, and in Israel. It's not hard to understand why someone would finally say 'enough!'
As for the media repeatedly calling the recent rockets from Gaza 'accidental,' please remember that the rocket needs to be assembled, moved to its launching location, positioned/targeted, and launched by someone pressing a button. These four steps were accomplished by accident, seriously?? And two rockets were launched. You want us to believe that this exact same 'accident' happened twice?? Not a chance.
I wonder why Hamas called off the weekly border demonstrations? Does anyone else? Could it be that the purpose of the demonstrations was to hide tunneling activity and that activity is now complete? Might Hamas soldiers be readying for a massive attack from the now-completed tunnels on Pesach, when the country's attention is diverted? Let's hope the IDF is not distracted by the quiet.
Remember that the USA flew sorties over Hiroshima many times, to make the Japanese people and its defenders at ease with seeing American planes in the skies- until the final sortie that dropped the atomic bomb.
Hamas has 'flown sorties' over the border area for many months, (as long as it takes to dig a tunnel?), to get us at ease with the demonstrations. And now they've stopped. Something is about to happen. I hope the IDF is prepared. If a couple thousand pounds of high explosives are placed in several tunnels that end just a couple meters from the fence (and Israel wouldn't have discovered), the fence will be vaporised for maybe 15 - 40 meters when the cache is detonated.
Multiple breaks, each 50 to 100 feet wide, and hundreds of Hamas soldiers, armed to the teeth, flooding through. Is the IDF prepared for this?