Israeli Defense Force Showing Gaza Strike Videos on YouTube

Duncan Riley

The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has launched a channel on YouTube to show their side of the attacks on the Gaza strip.

The account (here) includes footage of air strikes on alleged Hamas militant targets, and related footage, including naval activity and preparation work prior to the strikes.

Much of the footage is reminiscent of US Air Force footage that first came of age during the first Gulf War, infrared shots of targets, missiles, and explosions; although this isn't surprising given much of the Israeli equipment comes from the United States.

The videos have had nearly 100,000 views at the time of writing.

The exercise hasn't been clear sailing for the IDF however, with some videos being removed by YouTube, presumably due to their graphic nature.

An IDF spokesman said of the YouTube channel "As the state of Israel again faces those who would see it destroyed, it is imperative that we in the IDF show the world the inhumanity directed against us and our efforts to stop it."

If watching people get blown up is your thing, here's one video from the account.