IDF Clears Building with Close-Quarters Tactics And Drones

This IDF-provided footage shows a unit clearing a building with a mix of old-school close quarter battle ferocity and drone tech that almost seems out of a video game.


The IDF squad is in contact with what are presumably Hamas militants, in the stairway and lower floor of a building. Incoming fire form the stairway can be easily seen, with the IDF dodging some extremely close near-misses. At 0:13 seconds, a grenade is thrown up from below; it is unclear if this is an IDF grenade being thrown back upstairs, or one of the militants'. We see one of the IDF soldiers fall against the wall, presumably injured by the explosion. Once the firefight is over, they send down a small drone- allegedly, a DJI Avata- to assess the area. Three fighters are seen KIA.


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Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


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Published 6 months ago

This IDF-provided footage shows a unit clearing a building with a mix of old-school close quarter battle ferocity and drone tech that almost seems out of a video game.


The IDF squad is in contact with what are presumably Hamas militants, in the stairway and lower floor of a building. Incoming fire form the stairway can be easily seen, with the IDF dodging some extremely close near-misses. At 0:13 seconds, a grenade is thrown up from below; it is unclear if this is an IDF grenade being thrown back upstairs, or one of the militants'. We see one of the IDF soldiers fall against the wall, presumably injured by the explosion. Once the firefight is over, they send down a small drone- allegedly, a DJI Avata- to assess the area. Three fighters are seen KIA.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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