IDF brings back 1940’s-1950’s ‘defensive forestation’ strategy, now to protect Israelis from Gaza terrorists’ fire. They can’t hit you if they can’t aim at you.
By Maayana Miskin
To protect Israelis living near Gaza, the IDF is using the latest technology. But the army is also going back to a decades-old, low-tech solution: defensive forestation.
The tactic is based in the simple concept of reducing terrorists’ accuracy by blocking their view. Defensive forestation was a common technique from the first years of the modern state of Israel to the 1960s.
Trees were planted close together near military or civilian buildings in order to make it harder for terrorists to aim, and to provide some cover from fire. Continue Reading »