IDF Rapidly Developing Non-Lethal Systems for Gaza Border

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have in recent months deployed a number of new non-lethal weapons and crowd-control measures on the border with the Gaza Strip as part of an effort to give its Gaza Division new tools to deal with weekly disturbances organised by the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Lieutenant Colonel Mikki Barel, head of the...

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have in recent months deployed a number of new non-lethal weapons and crowd-control measures on the border with the Gaza Strip as part of an effort to give its Gaza Division new tools to deal with weekly disturbances organised by the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

Lieutenant Colonel Mikki Barel, head of the Ballistic Protection and Survivability Branch, which is a part of the Ground ForcesTechnological Branch, briefed Jane’s about the intensive development of these systems following the disturbances on the Israel–Gaza border since March 2018.

The disturbances initially involved massed attempts to cross into Israel, evolving to include rioters throwing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and sending kites and balloons carrying IEDs and incendiary devices across the border.

Source: www.janes.com