posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 02:44 PM
Hamas reportedly planning military staff college
Apr 1, 2009 0:01 | Updated Apr 1, 2009 16:34
Hamas plans to establish a staff and command school to train its military commanders ahead of a future conflict with Israel, defense officials told
The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.
According to the officials, the school will be established in line with the lessons learned from Hamas's poor showing in Operation Cast Lead in the
Gaza Strip in January.
"Following the operation, Hamas realized that its field commanders had not been trained well enough in how to maneuver and fight against a
conventional [and] well-trained military such as the IDF," explained one Israeli defense official.
Hamas, the official said, was often afraid to engage the IDF during Cast Lead, and as a result withdrew its forces from the areas in which Israel was
"Hamas wants to learn how to fight against us," the official explained. "The group realizes that it needs to establish a real school to teach and
train its field commanders."
Complete Report - Jerusalem Post