Breaking News: Yesterday’s Undercover Operation in Gaza

Smoke and fire rises following an Israeli air strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on November 12, 2018. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

According to multiple Israeli media sources, an internal investigation by Hamas on yesterday’s incident near Khan Younis in Southern Gaza Strip, A team of seven IDF Special Forces entered Gaza in a vehicle filled with food. Hamas forces halted them at a checkpoint and asked them for identification. The Special Forces produced forged ID cards and spoke in Arabic.

Hamas forces asked them who they are, what they are doing here, and where they are going. The IDF unit responded they were bringing food for families in the area. The Hamas forces were suspicious and wanted to bring them in for questioning. At that point, three of the soldiers left the vehicle and ordered the Hamas forces to lay down on the floor. A firefight broke out at that point.

In the exchange of fire, Nur Braka, the local commander of Hamas, was killed. His bodyguard returned fire which killed an Israeli officer. The investigation revealed that the IDF force brought another vehicle containing technological apparatus and were planning to install equipment in the area.