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IDF Updates – April 16th

IDF: Eliminating terrorists and destroying terrorist infrastructure; the 162nd Division continues its precise raid in the central Gaza Strip

Over the past day, IDF troops continued to operate in the central Gaza Strip, during which IDF tanks killed a number of terrorists identified advancing towards them.

IDF troops also directed IAF aircraft that struck terrorist infrastructure.

Furthermore, over the past day, IDF fighter jets and aircraft destroyed a missile launcher along with dozens of terrorist infrastructure, terror tunnels, and military compounds where armed Hamas terrorists were located.

Attached is a video of IDF strikes on terrorist infrastructure in the Gaza Strip:

IDF: Opening two more bakeries in northern Gaza, working on the Bani Suheila water pipeline and transferring 126 trucks to northern Gaza; COGAT continues to lead humanitarian efforts

The IDF, via the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), continues with efforts to enable the daily passage of hundreds of trucks carrying food supplies and humanitarian aid to the residents of Gaza. In accordance with this, over the past two days, 553 aid trucks passed through the Kerem Shalom and the Nitzana crossing after thorough security checks. Additionally, yesterday (Monday), approximately 56 food packages were airdropped at distribution points across the Strip.

Furthermore, as part of increasing the aid routes to the north, 126 trucks were coordinated from the southern to the northern Gaza Strip last night. Additionally, several trucks, accompanied by IDF soldiers, entered through the ‘Northern Crossing’ after a rigorous security inspection by the security forces at the Kerem Shalom crossing. Alongside this, work continued on repairing the Bani Suheila water pipeline to the Khan Yunis area. The water pipeline is expected to open in the coming days and will increase water supply to approximately 400,000 people in the area.

In collaboration with the international community, the Coordination and Liaison Administration for Gaza is preparing to open two additional World Food Program (WFP) bakeries in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip. Therefore, a fuel truck and flour trucks were coordinated last night, to enable the opening of the bakeries’ activities and their continued operation.
These bakeries in the north of the Strip will join the first WFP bakery in the north of the Strip that opened yesterday, which has a daily production potential of approximately 650,000 pita breads. The bakeries in the north join the 23 bakeries that were opened in the southern and central Gaza Strip, which provide pita bread daily to over 2.2 million residents.
However, despite these humanitarian efforts led by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, MG Ghasan Alyan, in recent days the content of more than 450 humanitarian aid trucks remains on the Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom crossing, after undergoing rigorous security inspections by the border crossing authorities. The aid is waiting to be collected by UN agencies for distribution and dispersal to the residents of Gaza.

Attached are photos regarding the WFP bakeries established throughout the Strip:

Attached are photos of the repair of the Bani Suheila water line in the Khan Yunis area:

Attached are photos of humanitarian aid trucks ‘from the Northern Crossing to Gaza’:

Attached are photos of humanitarian aid at the Kerem Shalom crossing awaiting UN collection:

Attached is footage of the passage of trucks through the ‘Northern Crossing’:

IDF: Increasing readiness in the north: a series of field exercises and cyberspace exercises in the Northern Command

The Northern Command, the J6 and the Cyber Defense Directorate practiced the deployment of soldiers and the use of technological means in the entire sector. The exercise simulated combat in the digital arena.

The command HQ trained the reservists based on operational plans and cooperation between the various arrays in the command – to prepare operational responses for every potential scenario.

In another exercise, the 210th Division trained on a variety of scenarios involving the Lebanese and Syrian arenas simultaneously.

In the exercise of the 282nd Armored Brigade, the artillery soldiers trained swiftly transitioning from routine to a state of emergency as part of ensuring preparedness for a variety of scenarios in the north.

In the Alpinist Unit’s exercise, the unit’s reservists practiced their operational mission while preparing for complex combat in a built-up area.

Attached is footage from the exercises:

Attached are related photos:

Attached are photos from the Alpinist Unit’s exercise:

IDF: A short while ago, two armed UAVs crossed from Lebanon into Israeli territory and exploded in the area of ​​Beit Hillel. The incident is under review.

IDF: Earlier today, IAF aircraft struck Hezbollah military structures and terrorist operatives in the areas of Ain Baal, Aalma El Chaeb, Hanine, and Yaroun in southern Lebanon.

Throughout the day, numerous launches were identified crossing from Lebanon into several areas in northern Israel. No injuries were reported. IDF soldiers struck the sources of the launches.

Attached is a video of the IDF strikes in southern Lebanon:

IDF: Dozens of interceptions within minutes: Managing the defense of Israel’s skies during the dramatic moments of the interceptions

On Saturday night, fighter jets, aerial defense batteries and partners from foreign countries intercepted hundreds of aerial targets aimed at the territory of the State of Israel.
The management of the aerial situation was carried out in the Aerial Control Unit and Israeli Air Force Operations Center.

The Control Units and the Control Desk in the Operations Center, are responsible for the routine protection of the State of Israel’s skies, maneuvering between the intelligence assessments and the aerial situation, to management of fighter jets.

During those 12 dramatic hours, the Control Unit and the Control Desk personnel, worked at full capacity, sent dozens of aircraft on challenging interception missions, managed the launch of dozens of missile interceptors, distributed warnings to the public, and controlled the aerial situation to ensure maximum protection of the State of Israel’s skies.

Shortly after the first discoveries, the unit and the desk began to build a picture of the aerial battle, and together, responded to every hostile target detected.

Attached is footage of the Control Desk during the moments of the first interceptions:

Attached is footage of the Southern Aerial Control Unit:

Attached is a video of the Commanding Officer of the Control Unit, Col. A.:

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