Israel Air Force Targets Hamas Infrastructure in Gaza Strip

By Yoni Weiss

An IDF soldier seen in the Gaza Strip, Friday. (IDF Spokesman)

An Israel Air Force (IAF) aircraft struck the Khan Yunis municipality building in the Gaza Strip during an overnight operation, the IDF said on Sunday. The strike was carried out using intelligence provided by the Shin Bet and the Southern Command. The building housed an operational shaft connected to an underground route used as a meeting place for Hamas terrorists, the military noted.

The IDF stated that several steps were taken to reduce potential harm to civilians before the attack.

The IDF reported that an IAF aircraft eliminated the terrorist who launched a rocket on Saturday, which crossed into Israeli territory from Shejaya and landed in open territory in the Nachal Oz area. The structure from which the terrorist operated was also destroyed.

During the operations, paratroopers destroyed a mortar launcher and discovered weapons, including an RPG, grenade, and an improvised explosive device. Troops of the 162nd Division continued fighting in the Rafah area, killing more than 30 terrorists in close-quarters combat and IAF strikes.

In Rafah, jets demolished a rocket launcher that had been ready for use.

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