What an Actual Israeli JDAM Strike Looks Like

Footage released from an Israeli airstrike on a legitimate military target in Palestine captures what an actual Israeli JDAM strike looks like. It's interesting that there are people who think the Israelis would strike a hospital one time with a JDAM, completely missing and hitting the parking lot, while very few cameras are aimed at the target building.


I've been writing about the Israel-Palestine conflict since 2015. One of the first articles I ever wrote for Funker530 was actually showcasing the Mista'arvim conducting a snatch and grab operation against an individual who was inciting violence at a Palestinian protest. Before that, I was part of the 24th MEU, where we were recalled to sit off the coast of Israel for 60 days during rising tensions during Arab Spring. In all the time that I have known the Israelis and written about the Israeli military, there is one thing that no amount of antisemitism can take away from them. Their pilots and ground forces are some of the best and most professional combatants on the face of the Earth today.


Caveat on top of that just a few more things. Whenever the IDF conducts a combat operation, you can bet that within 24 to 48 hours, that footage will be released to the public through the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Any airstrike conducted by the Israelis will also conveniently have an independent camera pointed directly at the point of impact due to standardized roof knocking procedures that ensure the Palestinians know exactly when and where an airstrike is about to take place. Anyone who's been reporting on this space for more than 12 hours knows this. Yet somehow, professional journalists and editors at the BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, and al-Jazeera didn't think to check any of these sources, and they couldn't find a single zoomed in camera shot like this one from the alleged hospital bombing, which some American politicians are still pushing as an Israeli airstrike against civilians.


If you base your reality off of perception, and your perception is entirely based off of mainstream news sources who operate off of a "If it bleeds, it leads" mentality, you might want to take a step back from the conflict in Israel, or re-evaluate how you look at unfolding situations. The video above is a textbook example of how the Israelis conduct their airstrikes, down to the FLIR footage that's been released through the IDF, and this second angle of the strike which was recorded by an independent source who set the camera up after the standardized roof knock.


If the Israelis want to knock your building down, your building is getting knocked down. If the Israelis want to kill civilians in a blatant and brutal wanton fashion, they'd simply do it. This article should also be taken as a statement of my own very clear and personal bias in this conflict. I have dozens of friends and hundreds of customers who are on active duty in the Israeli Defense Force today, and I have never once known any of those men or women to be anything other than straight shooting, honest people.


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Josh Brooks

Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

Published 9 months ago

Footage released from an Israeli airstrike on a legitimate military target in Palestine captures what an actual Israeli JDAM strike looks like. It's interesting that there are people who think the Israelis would strike a hospital one time with a JDAM, completely missing and hitting the parking lot, while very few cameras are aimed at the target building.


I've been writing about the Israel-Palestine conflict since 2015. One of the first articles I ever wrote for Funker530 was actually showcasing the Mista'arvim conducting a snatch and grab operation against an individual who was inciting violence at a Palestinian protest. Before that, I was part of the 24th MEU, where we were recalled to sit off the coast of Israel for 60 days during rising tensions during Arab Spring. In all the time that I have known the Israelis and written about the Israeli military, there is one thing that no amount of antisemitism can take away from them. Their pilots and ground forces are some of the best and most professional combatants on the face of the Earth today.


Caveat on top of that just a few more things. Whenever the IDF conducts a combat operation, you can bet that within 24 to 48 hours, that footage will be released to the public through the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Any airstrike conducted by the Israelis will also conveniently have an independent camera pointed directly at the point of impact due to standardized roof knocking procedures that ensure the Palestinians know exactly when and where an airstrike is about to take place. Anyone who's been reporting on this space for more than 12 hours knows this. Yet somehow, professional journalists and editors at the BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, and al-Jazeera didn't think to check any of these sources, and they couldn't find a single zoomed in camera shot like this one from the alleged hospital bombing, which some American politicians are still pushing as an Israeli airstrike against civilians.


If you base your reality off of perception, and your perception is entirely based off of mainstream news sources who operate off of a "If it bleeds, it leads" mentality, you might want to take a step back from the conflict in Israel, or re-evaluate how you look at unfolding situations. The video above is a textbook example of how the Israelis conduct their airstrikes, down to the FLIR footage that's been released through the IDF, and this second angle of the strike which was recorded by an independent source who set the camera up after the standardized roof knock.


If the Israelis want to knock your building down, your building is getting knocked down. If the Israelis want to kill civilians in a blatant and brutal wanton fashion, they'd simply do it. This article should also be taken as a statement of my own very clear and personal bias in this conflict. I have dozens of friends and hundreds of customers who are on active duty in the Israeli Defense Force today, and I have never once known any of those men or women to be anything other than straight shooting, honest people.


About the Author

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Josh Brooks

Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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