IDF Expands Operations in Gaza Strip, Targets Terrorist Infrastructure

By Yoni Weiss

Israeli soldiers operate in the Gaza Strip. (Israel Defense Forces/Handout via REUTERS)

The fighting in the Gaza Strip expanded to new areas of the territory’s northern sector, the IDF said on Motzoei Shabbos.

Duvdevan undercover unit troops, including both regular and reserve soldiers, carried out raids against several targets in the Gaza Strip, dismantling terrorist infrastructure and eliminating numerous Hamas fighters in the process.

Israeli forces also engaged in combat with Hamas terrorists inside a high school, where a large quantity of military equipment and weapons was found.

“We’ve got here two vests, an AK-47, seven magazines, 11 grenades, uniforms, a Loew [Alpine] bag and other combat gear,” one of the soldiers listed the equipment seized in various raids.

In one of the raids, soldiers arrived at the home of the engineering battalion commander of Hamas’s northern brigades. There, they discovered combat materials and training manuals belonging to the terrorist organization.

Earlier, the army said that a terrorist cell that fired rockets from the Gaza Strip toward central Israel on Friday was eliminated in an Israeli airstrike.

According to the army, reservists from the Yerushalayim Brigade’s reconnaissance unit identified the terrorists responsible for the rocket barrage and directed an airstrike against them, successfully executing the operation in less than an hour after the rockets were fired.

Over the past day, Israeli fighter jets and helicopters have struck dozens of targets throughout the Gaza Strip, including terrorists, terror infrastructure, operational headquarters, rocket launch sites and weapons manufacturing labs.

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