BY A STAFF REPORTER: Israel's defense forces say they are using new tactics to quickly provide intelligence to troops amid the fighting in the Gaza Strip.
The Military Intelligence Directorate reportedly has a small team that works with individual divisions and brigades operating in Gaza. Used for the first time, these teams are tasked with gathering intelligence from various sources from the Military Intelligence Directorate and other agencies and making them accessible to ground forces.
In an example given by the IDF, an intelligence team from the Golani Brigade informed soldiers that they had several Hamas activists nearby. Within 10 minutes the soldiers conducted artillery fire and engaged gunmen, killing seven of them.