HALO jumps are used to enter hostile territory undetected when threats to both Airmen and aircraft are expected.
Hamas Encourages Use of Human Shields
The spokesperson for Hamas in Gaza, Sami Abu Zuhri, spoke on Al Aqsa TV about the use of civilians as a human shield. He refers to the night of June 8 when the IDF avoided civilian casualties by aborting an air strike. He encourages Palestinians in Gaza to continue the practice in order to deter IDF strikes.