The Israel Defense Forces (FDI) reported this Sunday that they located a weapons complex of Hamas located near schools, a mosque and a medical clinic in the Gaza Strip.
At the site, whose location was not detailed, they found explosive belts adapted for childrendozens of mortar shells, hundreds of grenades and intelligence documents.
The troops too They operated in a military command center in the Striplocating numerous weapons, including dozens of grenades and explosives.
Besides, IDF killed 7 terrorists and destroyed 4 assets Hamas observation station in the area.
The army also reported that they clashed with Hamas men and Weapons found in a school that served as a shelter in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood from Gaza City.
The IDF said the forces stormed the school after receiving intelligence from Hamas operatives in the area, killing many of them in the process, while dozens of others surrendered.
“After evacuating the population [civil]we found many weapons in the complex, hidden among the civilians’ equipment“said a deputy commander of Shayetet 13 company in a video shared on social media, showing assault rifles, grenades and other explosive devices found at the school.
The IDF said dozens of Hamas fighters who surrendered and were interrogated by Intelligence Directorate Unit 504 agents at the scene were transferred to Israel for further questioning.
The ground combats have until now focused on the northern stripbut the army announced that operations would turn southwhere thousands of civilians have taken refuge.
After Gaza City, “we are turning south and concentrating our main operations in another Hamas stronghold, Khan Younis”said Jonathan Conricus, an Army spokesman.
Khan Younis It is the birthplace of the Hamas leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, and houses its center of power. Israel considers Sinwar most responsible for the October 7 attack on southern Israel, in which terrorists killed nearly 1,140 people, mostly civilians. That day, the jihadists also kidnapped some 240 people, of whom 129 remain captive in Gaza.
In response, Israel vowed to “annihilate” Hamas and launched a ground and air offensive against the narrow Palestinian territory, ruled by the Islamist group since 2007.
According to Hamas, considered a terrorist organization by Israel, the United States and the European Union, 20,424 people, mostly women and children, have died so far in the war.