Flickr_-_Israel_Defense_Forces_-_188th_Brigade_Training_Day_March_2008-cropped-635x357If ordered into the Gaza Strip, IDF Ground Forces expect to encounter Hamas cells with anti-tank missiles, heavy urban combat, subterranean warfare, and other challenges. “This is the combat that characterizes a terror organization,” the source said. The IDF has maintained large numbers of Ground Forces on the Gaza border. IDF Brigade commanders would have a high degree of independence if ordered to enter the Gaza Strip. Hamas planned to employ bomb-filled tunnels to facilitate large-scale killing sprees and kidnapping attacks on the border, according to Israeli security officials. More