Too Scared – Israel’s Givati Brigade Troops Refuse to Rejoin Gaza War

Al-Qassam snipers target an Israeli soldier in Gaza. (Photo: video grab)

A group of Israeli soldiers in the elite Givati Brigade have refused to take part in military operations in the Gaza Strip, accusing the army of neglecting their psychological and physical well-being, Haaretz reported on Wednesday. 

Since the Israeli army began its ground invasion of in Gaza at the end of October 2023, the Givati Brigade, which includes elite fighters, has participated in the most difficult battles in the enclave and lost many of its leaders and members, forcing the army leadership to “temporarily” withdraw them from the battlefield.

Palestinian Resistance groups have repeatedly defeated Givati and other elite forces in Gaza, pushing them to withdraw from certain areas after costing them many soldiers between dead and wounded. 

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Scared Soldiers  

During a conversation with field commanders, the soldiers claimed they did not have the mental strength to return to the battlefield and expressed fear that it would endanger their lives.

The newspaper said the army leaders have not yet decided how to respond to the soldiers’ refusal to rejoin the battle.

Thousands of Israeli soldiers have been reportedly killed and wounded in the Gaza war so far. 

Estimated Israeli military losses remain much higher in media and leaked hospital reports when compared to the official number declared by the Israeli military. 

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According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 28,663 Palestinians have been killed, and 68,395 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

Moreover, at least 7,000 people are unaccounted for, presumed dead under the rubble of their homes throughout the Strip. 

Palestinian and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

The Israeli aggression has also resulted in the forceful displacement of nearly two million people from all over the Gaza Strip, with the vast majority of the displaced forced into the densely crowded southern city of Rafah near the border with Egypt – in what has become Palestine’s largest mass exodus since the 1948 Nakba.


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  1. Congrats to the Resistance fighters for a job well done. Let’s all pray that all the occupation soldiers leave Gaza and not return to duty to fight this senseless war.

  2. So pathetic are the Zionist soldiers of the IDF. On the other hand, it’s really amazing how Gaza’s heroic resistance fighters, with the few weapons they possess (almost all of which are homemade), are inflicting such a heavy amount of casualties upon the IDF, who are always armed with so many sophisticated American military weapons. They have totally failed to defeat Gaza’s resistance fighters. The only thing Israel’s genocidal army is doing in Gaza is committing a massive, horrifying holocaust against Palestinian civilians (completely enabled and funded by the United States government).

  3. It seems inevitable that the Israelis are gearing up to mass murder the thousands corralled up against the border fence at Rafa
    There are no other plans being put forward about their intentions and they haven’t shown any capacity for innovation or creativity this far
    The extreme right faction seem to be seriously relaxed about this and there is nobody to stand in opposition to this
    Can’t help feeling that we are on the brink of an appalling atrocity even within the context of the last 3 months
    The West doesn’t seem motivated to intervene or even withhold the flow of military weapons

  4. Israel has not fought a war in years. Their army is composed of garrison troops. Good for guard duty; little else. Obviously garrison troops are not the fiercest. Garrison troops along with part-time reservists will sustain excessive casualties, which we hear nothing about.

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