Over the past 24 hours, IDF troops captured a military stronghold of the terrorist organization Hamas in the north of the Gaza Strip. About it it says in a message from the Israeli military.
On the territory of the point, according to the IDF, anti-tank missiles and launchers, weapons and various reconnaissance equipment were stored.
As the message says, fighter The IDF struck a cell of approximately 10 terrorists. Dozens of Hamas mortar launchers were also hit during the night.
“In addition, IDF troops discovered several Hamas terrorists barricaded in a building adjacent to Al-Quds Hospital and planning an attack from there. IDF soldiers sent a plane to strike Hamas terrorists. The attack resulted in large secondary explosions, which indicate the presence of a Hamas weapons depot in the civilian area,” the Israeli army said in a statement.
Militants of the Palestinian Hamas movement, recognized as terrorist by Israel, the US and the EU, attacked Israel on the morning of October 7, firing more than two thousand rockets and breaking into the border areas. After a terrorist attack by Palestinian militants, unprecedented in scale and human losses, the Israeli authorities outlined the main goal of the retaliation operation – the complete destruction of the Hamas movement ruling in the Gaza Strip and all those involved in organizing the attack. In late October, the IDF announced that Israel had launched a ground offensive.
Contrary to popular belief, Hamas is not just flip-flop hijackers with rusty Kalashnikovs and suicide bombers wrapped in cheap explosives. Hamas has been busy for many years with its scientific program, which included developing weapons of mass destruction and electronic intelligence. Iran is actively helping the program, but Gaza already has many of its own engineers, trained at the local university. Read more about this topic in The Insider.
Hamas — “Islamic Resistance Movement” (Arabic), an Islamist military-political organization that has ruled the Gaza Strip since 2007.
IDF — Israel Defense Forces (Hebrew), Israeli armed forces.