In a major escalation of hostilities, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have carried out a series of raids against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip. During the operations conducted on Thursday, the Israeli forces targeted approximately 450 locations, neutralizing a significant number of Hamas operatives, particularly in the Khan Yunis area.
According to reports from Israeli media, in one notable incident, the IDF’s 7th Brigade identified three terrorists and struck them with the assistance of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). As a result, two members of the group were killed, while the third revealed the positions of more combatants hiding in Hamas military installations and preparing rocket attacks. The ground forces, in collaboration with the Israeli Air Force, located and neutralized these targets.
In addition to the ground operations, the Israeli Navy played a crucial role in yesterday’s operations. Several important Hamas installations in the central and southern areas of the Gaza Strip were targeted by the Israeli naval forces. These targets included military sites, watchtowers, observatories, and weapon storage facilities of Hamas.
The recent operations mark a significant increase in the intensity of the IDF’s response to threats from the Gaza Strip, underscoring the ongoing tension in the region. The Israeli military’s strategic use of ground, air, and naval forces in these raids demonstrates a comprehensive approach to counter-terrorism and defense.