20 Stunning Photos Giving an Unprecedented Look at the Work of the Israel Defense Forces

For weeks the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, specifically Hamas militants, has intensified. And through it all, the Israel Defense Forces has posted dozens of stunning photos on its Flickr stream giving a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s most intense conflicts.

These photos were posted as part of IDF’s Operation Protective Edge.

Armored corps operate near the Gaza border (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Armored corps operate near the Gaza border (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
House in Israel Destroyed by Hamas Rocket (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
House in Israel Destroyed by Hamas Rocket (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
IDF forces prepare themselves before entering Gaza (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
IDF forces prepare themselves before entering Gaza (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
IDF soldiers operate in the Gaza Strip (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
IDF soldiers operate in the Gaza Strip (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
IDF soldiers search for terror tunnels in Gaza (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
IDF soldiers search for terror tunnels in Gaza (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz briefs IDF commanders (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz briefs IDF commanders (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Kids hiding as a rocket siren goes off (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Kids hiding as a rocket siren goes off (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
IDF uncovers terror tunnels in Gaza (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
IDF uncovers terror tunnels in Gaza (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Another terror tunnel (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
IDF uncovers terror tunnels in Gaza (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Yet another terror tunnel (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
IDF uncovers terror tunnels in Gaza (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Iron Dome system intercepts Gaza rockets aimed at central Israel (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Iron Dome system intercepts Gaza rockets aimed at central Israel (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Israel Navy strike Gaza from the sea (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Israel Navy strike Gaza from the sea (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Rockets fired from Gaza (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Rockets fired from Gaza (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
"Sy Riders" — the  Eyes of Operation Protective Edge (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
“Sy Riders” — the Eyes of Operation Protective Edge (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Terror tunnel in Gaza (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Terror tunnel in Gaza (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Artillery Corps Operate Near the Gaza Border2
Artillery corps operate near the Gaza border (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Artillery corps operate near Gaza border (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Artillery corps operate near Gaza border (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Artillery corps in Gaza (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Artillery corps in Gaza (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Artillery corps in Gaza (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Artillery corps in Gaza (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Weapons found in a tunnel (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)
Weapons found in a tunnel (Image source: Israel Defense Forces)