Israel Aid

IDF Updates – April 4th

IDF: The Chief of the General Staff in Khan Yunis: Securing the release of the hostages is a top priority. It will only be achieved through stronger pressure, and we will press as much as necessary.

Today (Wednesday), the Chief of the General Staff, LTG Herzi Halevi, visited Khan Yunis and conducted a situational assessment with the Commanding Officer of the Southern Command, MG Yaron Finkelman, the Commanding Officer of the 98th Division, BG Dan Goldfus, the Commanding Officer of the Commando Brigade, COL Omer Cohen, and additional commanders.

During the visit, he held discussions with the commanders and soldiers of the Commando Brigade regarding the operational situation, and praised them for their combat and operations in the Gaza Strip.

Attached is a video of the remarks of the Chief of the General Staff:

Attached is a related video:

Attached are related photos:

The full remarks of the Chief of the General Staff: “On Sunday, we left Shifa, you are still here. We are pressing both to deepen the achievement and we are pressing to try to initiate movement in the negotiations, to bring about an agreement for the release of the hostages. this is a top priority, very important. It will only come from stronger pressure and we will press harder, as much as necessary. We will press harder – you are doing it excellently. Another battalion dismantled, another commander killed, another infrastructure destroyed, this is the way to eventually pressure for the release of the hostages. One thing is certain – as long as you work as you do, our ability, as well as the national ability to resolve these issues in a better way, is significantly higher. Continue with strength, continue to achieve good results; end of operations, quality combat procedures and continue moving forward”.

IDF: IDF activities continue in the Gaza Strip

In central Gaza, IDF troops identified an armed terrorist cell operating inside of terrorist infrastructure in the vicinity. The troops followed the terrorists and identified some of them exiting the terrorist infrastructure and moving around the area. Following the identification, a fighter jet, and additional IAF aircraft targeted the terrorist cell, eliminating them. Minutes afterward, the fighter jet struck the terrorist infrastructure from which the terrorists operated.

In the area of Al Amal in Khan Yunis, IDF troops eliminated a number of terrorists and located weapons over the past day.

IDF troops continued to operate in the area of ‘Abasan al Jadida. Over the past day, the troops struck terrorist infrastructures and eliminated terrorists using tank fire.

In addition, IAF aircraft struck terror targets of the terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip over the past day, including launch posts and terrorist infrastructures.

Furthermore, yesterday (Wednesday), numerous launches were identified crossing from the Gaza Strip into Israeli communities adjacent to the Gaza Strip. The IDF struck the sources of the fire along with several additional launchers and terrorist infrastructures in the Gaza Strip.

Attached is a video of the elimination of the terrorists in central Gaza:

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

Attached are photos of IDF activities in the Gaza Strip:

IDF: In accordance with the situational assessment, it has been decided that leave will be temporarily paused for all IDF combat units. The IDF is at war and the deployment of forces is under continuous assessment according to requirements.

A Message from Shalom