IDF: IDF operations against Hamas in the Gaza Strip continue: armed terrorist cells planning to attack IDF troops were identified and eliminated; a Hamas military communications site, underground tunnel shafts and weapons were struck
Over the past day, IDF ground, aerial and naval forces continued to strike terrorist infrastructure in the Gaza Strip, striking over 250 terror targets. In recent hours, IDF troops located and destroyed weapons stocks, carried out targeted raids on military sites, destroyed underground terror tunnel shafts and thwarted armed terrorist cells planning to attack IDF troops.
Overnight, an IDF fighter jet directed by ground troops struck a Hamas military communications site located adjacent to a mosque in the southern Gaza Strip. Following the strike, the troops conducted a targeted raid on the site.
Over the past day, IDF troops fired with precise munitions and struck underground tunnel shafts in Khan Yunis. In addition, a drone assisted IDF troops in identifying an armed terrorist cell that planned to attack additional IDF troops forces in the area. The terrorist cell was eliminated.
During IDF activity in Shejaiya, IDF troops conducted a targeted raid on a Hamas military command center, and located numerous weapons used by the terrorist organization, including AK-47 rifles, grenades, anti-tank missile launchers, ammunition and additional military equipment.
Overnight, the IAF struck terror infrastructure in which terrorists operated and underground tunnel shafts in Khan Yunis.
Attached is a video of IDF activity in the Gaza Strip: https://bit.ly/4abuHut
Attached is a video of the IDF strikes in the Gaza Strip: https://bit.ly/46Neetn
Attached are photos of the IDF activity in the Gaza Strip: https://IDFANC.activetrail.biz/ANC1012202302364
Attached is a video of the weapons located in the military command center in Shejaiya: https://bit.ly/3RApjcR
Attached is a photo of the weapons located in the operational military command center in Shejaiya: https://IDFANC.activetrail.biz/ANC121020230974
IDF: For the first time since the beginning of ground operations: The Artillery Corps is operating inside the Gaza Strip
Since the start of the war, the Artillery Corps has been operating on the border of the Gaza Strip, assisting the ground forces with fire support for operations and rescue efforts.
In recent days, soldiers from the 282nd Brigade have been operating in the Gaza Strip, in cooperation with the 188th Brigade in the Shuja’iyya area of the Gaza Strip.
During their operation, the Artillery Corps struck over 20 terrorist targets, including weapons storage facilities, booby-trapped houses, and terror infrastructure of the Hamas terrorist organization.
Company Commander in the 411st Battalion of the 282nd Fire Brigade, CPT Yonatan:
“In recent days, the battalion has been assisting the 188th Armored Brigade in its operation in the Shuja’iyya area. As part of our mission, we fired explosive and smoke shells to support the troop’s advance and to provide cover fire for the rescue of forces that were engaged in combat by terrorists with machine guns and RPGs in narrow alleyways.”
“Several days ago, we entered the Shuja’iyya area with the artillery and fired shells at enemy infrastructure, booby-trapped houses and at weapons storage facilities. We completed the mission, destroyed over 20 buildings, and then returned to our area of deployment to assist the forces.”
Attached is footage of the Artillery Corps’ activities and aerial footage of the strikes:
IDF: Following the sirens that sounded in the Western Galilee area in northern Israel, suspicious aerial targets that crossed from Lebanon into Israeli territory were identified and two targets were successfully intercepted by the IDF Aerial Defense Array. Two IDF soldiers were moderately injured, and a number of additional soldiers were lightly injured from shrapnel and smoke inhalation. The soldiers were evacuated to the hospital to receive medical treatment, and their families have been notified.
Additionally, a short while ago, IAF fighter jets completed an extensive series of strikes on Hezbollah terror targets in Lebanese territory. Among the targets struck were terrorist infrastructure, launchers, and military compounds belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization. Furthermore, a short while ago, the IDF struck a terrorist cell that attempted to launch anti-tank missiles toward the area of Zar’it in northern Israel.
Currently, the IDF is continuing to strike Hezbollah terror targets in Lebanese territory.
Attached is video footage of the strikes on Hezbollah terror targets: https://bit.ly/3Ry3QBo
Attached is video footage of the strike on the terrorist cell: https://bit.ly/4agblUO
IDF: Evacuation of around 600 wounded in approximately 300 helicopter evacuations since the beginning of the war: Footage from the rescue activity in the Gaza Strip; starting today, information on the wounded will be updated on the IDF website
The IDF’s Air Force tactical search and rescue unit, Unit 669, doctors, and paramedics continue their rescue operations from the Gaza Strip. Over the past week, helicopter crews of the search and rescue helicopter squadrons (The Yanshuf and the Yas’ur), combat soldiers and doctors of Unit 669, along with the medical forces and paramedics on the ground, have carried out approximately 60 evacuations of wounded soldiers from combat zones, providing advanced and life-saving medical treatment.
These evacuations, which are carried out swiftly and under threat from the zone of combat, are added to the tally of evacuations, bringing the total to approximately 300 helicopter evacuations in which about 600 wounded have been evacuated since the beginning of the war.
The rescue operations are led by the assistance officers of the Israeli Air Force’s cooperation unit, responsible for the coordination between IDF ground and air forces.
Starting today, the data of the wounded since the beginning of the war will be updated on the IDF website in Hebrew. The data will be updated once a day at 13:00, and will appear at the following link:
Attached is footage from an evacuation mission on 4.12.23:
IDF: Over the last few hours, a number of launches toward IDF posts in the areas of Har Dov, Zar’it, and Manara in northern Israel were identified. In response, the IDF is striking the sources of the fire in Lebanon. In addition, following a suspicious identification, the IDF responded with artillery and mortar shell fire toward Lebanese territory, in the area of Manara in northern Israel.
Furthermore, a short while ago, an IDF helicopter and tanks struck terrorist infrastructure and a military site belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization in Lebanon. In addition, an IDF fighter jet struck a terrorist cell that attempted to launch anti-tank missiles from Lebanon toward the area of Yiftah in northern Israel.
Attached is video footage of the strike on the Hezbollah military site: https://bit.ly/3GDVORs
IDF: Last night, the Hezbollah terrorist organization launched several rockets toward the State of Israel. One of the rockets was launched from 20 meters away from a United Nations compound in southern Lebanon. In recent days, additional launches have been made from the area toward the State of Israel.
The Hezbollah terrorist organization continues to fire toward the State of Israel from areas located only a few meters away from a U.N. compound. In doing so, the terrorist organization endangers the lives of UNIFIL soldiers and continues to systematically violate UNSC Resolution 1701. The UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander was notified of the incident.
Attached is an infographic of the launches from the area of the U.N. compound: https://IDFANC.activetrail.biz/ANC10122023893546
IDF: Attached is a link of the IDF website, where further updates on the fallen soldiers have been published: https://www.idf.il/59780
IDF: “One terrorist eliminated in the alleyway”: footage of a hostile engagement of Nahal Reconnaissance Unit soldiers with terrorists in Jabalya
As part of the Nahal Reconnaissance Unit’s operations in Jabalya, the soldiers engaged in face-to-face combat with two terrorists. While one of the terrorists was immediately neutralized, the other was shot by the forces, wounded, and attempted to flee while continuing to shoot at the forces. After brief continued exchange of fire, the ground forces were directed from the air and eliminated the second terrorist.
The forces were operating in a dense and complex area, with significant presence of members of the Hamas terrorist organization. Over the past week, soldiers from the Nahal Reconnaissance Unit eliminated 67 terrorists in face-to-face encounters, with tank fire, and with direct fire support. Additionally, the soldiers located dozens of weapons and destroyed enemy infrastructure over the past week. To date, the Nahal Brigade has neutralized about 100 Hamas terrorists.
Attached is helmet-camera footage from the operations of the Nahal Reconnaissance Unit:
IDF: IDF ground, air, and naval troops are operating to eliminate terrorists, locate weaponry and destroy terrorist infrastructure in the Gaza Strip
IDF ground, air, and naval troops are continuing to carry out joint operations in order to eliminate terrorists, locate weapons and destroy terrorist infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.
Since Hamas violated the operational pause and the IDF resumed combat, the IAF has struck over 3,500 terror targets in the Gaza Strip. Among those were immediate targets identified by IDF troops on the ground. Since the beginning of the war, over 22,000 terror targets have been struck in the Gaza Strip.
IDF troops are operating in a number of terrorist strongholds in the Gaza Strip, including Jabalya, Shejaiya, Beit Hanoun, and Khan Yunis. The troops are conducting raids on these terrorist strongholds, eliminating terrorists, and locating and destroying terrorist infrastructure. In addition, IDF naval troops are operating off the coast of the Gaza Strip, supporting IDF ground troops and striking terror targets from the sea.
Attached is video footage of the IAF strikes in the Gaza Strip: https://bit.ly/3RyRrNI
Attached is an animated infographic on the subject of senior Hamas terrorist operatives from Hamas’ Northern Gaza and Gaza Brigades, who have been eliminated by the IDF and ISA: https://bit.ly/46RDv5F
IDF: Please find attached the translated evening briefing by the IDF Spokesperson, Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari: https://www.idf.il/160972
IDF: The Chief of the General Staff at the Lebanon border: We understand that this needs to end with a very clear change in the situation
The Chief of the General Staff toured today (Sunday) the 91st Galilee Division with the division commander, Brigadier General Shai Kleper, and conducted a situational assessment with the brigade and battalion commanders in the sector. He also met with members of the civilian emergency response unit of Kibbutz Malkiya.
Attached is footage of the Chief of the General Staff’s remarks: https://bit.ly/41j2zBn
Attached is footage on the subject: https://bit.ly/46UZKro
Attached are photos on the subject: https://idfanc.activetrail.biz/ANC10122305874
Attached are the full remarks of the Chief of the General Staff:
“For the return to all the communities, both in the south and in the north – first, we need to return to a different situation, and return to both safety and a sense of security. There is a military way to do this, the beginning of which is also what you are doing here, to damage, to deter, to kill Hezbollah operatives, to demonstrate our superiority, and it can also come in the form of a strike and war, and it may be that over time this will also take other time periods and solutions, because we are focused on other things between the arenas.
The State of Israel never said war is the first solution that we will try, but we understand that in the situation here, it needs to end with a very very clear change in the situation. And yes, something very difficult happened that tells us there are cases where it is right to use this tool, in its full force. We are using it in Gaza, I do not want to say in full force, but with significant force and significant achievements.”
IDF: Following the report regarding sirens that sounded in northern Israel, a short while ago an interceptor was launched toward a suspicious aerial target that crossed from Lebanon. The incident has concluded.
In addition, over the last few hours, a number of launches from Lebanon to Israel were identified. The IDF responded with fire toward the sources of the fire.
Furthermore, earlier today (Sunday), the IDF struck a terrorist cell in Lebanon.