The Israeli Army stated this Friday that it managed to neutralize 150 “terrorists” of Hamas in Gaza City as part of their military operations in the north of the Palestinian enclave in retaliation for the attacks carried out by the Islamist movement in the past October 7 which resulted in 1,200 deaths.
“The fighters eliminated some 150 terrorists and gained control of the military strongholds of the Hamas terrorist organization in the northern Gaza Strip.indicated the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in a statement published on the social network X.
The IDF also indicated that the 401st Brigade destroyed “cmilitary general headquarters, launching positions” and tunnels used by Hamas in the area Shatiin the east of Gaza City.
Likewise, Israeli forces confronted the terrorists around the hotel Blue Beach Resortin Gaza City, where “they were hiding 30 terrorists shooting up antitank missiles”.
“The terrorists used the hotel rooms as shelter and to plan attacks above and below ground.“added the Army statement.
The Israeli Armed Forces reported on Sunday that they completed the siege of Gaza City, managing to divide the territory in two, where bombings have resulted in the death of more than 11,000 Palestinians.
Earlier, the Jewish State Army carried out a series of operations in the Gaza Strip against Hamas “terrorists,” including members of the elite Nujba forcefollowing “Intelligence information provided to soldiers by the agency Shin Bet”.
Among the high-ranking terrorists who were killed were commanders Ahmed Musa and Omar al Hindiboth from the northern town of Yabaliawhere Israeli attacks have had a strong impact in recent weeks.
In turn, Israeli troops eliminated Mohamed Kakhlout, sniper chief of the Hamas Northern Brigade.
According to the Army, Musa was one of the commanders who led the Palestinian militia raid to the base Zikim military and the adjoining kibbutz of the same name, and “during the last day he led attacks against army troops in the western area of Yabalia.”
Likewise, “Israeli troops bombed 19 Hamas terrorists that they were planning to attack soldiers”, and also destroyed “a shipping container located on a beach that was approximately 20 rocket launchers”.
“All weapons found were destroyed or confiscated by troops”the statement added.
After more than a month of war and after the start of the ground invasion into Gaza on October 27, the intense fighting has already left 36 Israeli soldiers dead.
Offensive against Syria
Israel responded this Friday to the missiles launched from Syria attacking an organization in the territory, accused of being behind these maneuvers.
“Recently, Israeli forces attacked the organization in Syria that carried out yesterday’s launch of an unmanned aerial device towards Eilatwhich hit a school,” said a military spokesman, while his counterpart Richard Hecht added that it was “a satellite group of Iran”.
In this city – the southernmost city of Israel on the Red Sea – a Unmanned aerial vehicle hit an elementary school in what Army spokesman Daniel Hagari said was an attempt to “disperse us from our central mission in Gaza.”
Israel held the Syrian regime “fully responsible” for Bashar al-Assad for “any terrorist activity arising from its territory” and warned that it “will respond severely to each aggression” against its country.
(With information from Europa Press, AFP and EFE)