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IDF Updates – December 11th

IDF: In response to launches from Lebanon toward communities in the western Galilee earlier today, IDF fighter jets struck a Hezbollah military site.

Over the past hours, a number of launches were also identified from Lebanon toward IDF posts in northern Israel. The IDF struck the sources of fire.

Attached is a video of the strike:

IDF: The Jerusalem Brigade, in cooperation with intelligence, ground, and air forces, thwarted an attempted Hamas attack on IDF troops and destroyed a tunnel shaft

A Hamas attack on location where IDF troop were taking cover was thwarted. IDF soldiers targeted terrorists who came out of the tunnel shaft and destroyed it.

Due to the precise intelligence and vigilance of the soldiers with the terrorists targeted and the underground tunnel route destroyed.

Attached is footage the tunnel shaft being exposed by the soldiers of Battalion 9207, where the attempted terrorist attack was thwarted:

Attached is a sync of LTC A. Jerusalem Battalion Commander:

Attached is a picture of the tunnel shaft:

IDF: RPG training at a mosque in the Jabalya area

IDF soldiers uncovered a room used for RPG training of terrorists inside a mosque in Jabalya. Nahal Brigade soldiers also found many weapons- including rifles, grenades, cartridges, etc. – some of them inside UNRWA bags.

Attached is a video from inside the mosque of the RPG training and weapons found:

Attached are photos of weapons found in the area:

IDF: Earlier today (Monday), a terrorist cell fired toward Shtula in northern Israel. In response, an IDF aircraft struck the terrorist cell.

A few minutes later, an IDF aircraft struck a military post in response to shots fired from it toward the area of Yiftah.

Furthermore, following the initial report regarding sirens sounding in Shtula a short while ago, a mortar shell was fired and landed in an open area.

Attached is a video of the strikes:

Joint IDF and ISA announcement:

Over 500 Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists were apprehended by the IDF and ISA over the past month and transferred for further questioning by the ISA and Unit 504

Since the end of the operational pause, the IDF and ISA apprehended approximately 140 Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists in the Gaza Strip. The operatives were detained in recent days by IDF soldiers. Some voluntarily turned themselves in and were transferred by field interrogators from Unit 504 in the Intelligence Directorate and the ISA for further questioning.

In the past month, a total of over 350 Hamas terrorist operatives were apprehended by the IDF and ISA. In addition, over 120 Islamic Jihad terrorist operatives were apprehended. Overall, over 500 terrorist operatives were apprehended in the Gaza Strip and were transferred to Israeli territory for further questioning.

Some of the terrorist operatives were apprehended while hiding inside civilian buildings, schools, and shelters.
The investigations yielded intelligence that assisted in locating additional terrorist operatives, as well as the security of IDF troops.

Attached is a related infographic:

Attached are related photos:

IDF: A short while ago, terrorist fired anti-tank missiles from Lebanon toward the area of Metula in northern Israel. No injuries were reported. IDF artillery is striking the sources of the fire.

Joint IDF and COGAT Announcement:

Kerem Shalom Crossing to open for security screening to increase humanitarian aid for Gaza

Following a security consultation, a decision was made today (Monday), to conduct integrated security screening at the Nitzana Crossing and the Kerem Shalom Crossing. The decision was made in order to improve and upgrade the capabilities and volume of security screening of the humanitarian aid being admitted into the Gaza Strip via the Rafah Crossing in Egypt.

Trucks containing water, food, medical supplies and shelter equipment will be screened at the Nitzana Crossing and the Kerem Shalom Crossing – and will be forwarded from there to international aid organizations in the Gaza Strip via the Rafah Crossing in Egypt.

We would like to emphasize that no supplies will be entering the Gaza Strip from Israel and that all the humanitarian aid entering the Gaza Strip will continue to enter via the Rafah crossing in Egypt.

IDF: Today (Monday), the Chief of the General Staff and the Head of the ISA conducted a situational assessment inside the Gaza Strip with the Commanding Officer of the Southern Command, the Commanding Officer of the 98th Division, and the Commanding Officer of the Commando Brigade.

Attached is a video from the situational assessment:

Attached is a related video:

Attached are related photos:

Complete remarks of the Chief of the General Staff, LTG Herzi Halevi:

‎״There is big pressure here. I think that the surrendering, the people coming out and raising their hands, is also a break in their spirit. It accelerates our accomplishments, in the end, we want to progress quickly. We are securing our accomplishments in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, the entrance in the southern part of the Strip, and also deep down into the ground – all of these places, all of these intensifications, are very important for our accomplishments. The main operating method is the combination of the Infantry, Armored and the Combat Engineering forces together here on the ground, your connection to intelligence, ISA and Military Intelligence, and indeed physical presence here. I encounter this with every force and it’s very very important, all the time to try the intelligence that there is for brigade commanders to translate this as best as possible into action, and of course the connection to the IAF which is very significant. I say here to the whole forum, pass this also to your people, for each of you to bring this back home, to his place: the pace of the entrance and the course of the entrance is very impressive, also speaking in historical terms, with a defensive apparatus system that was ready and waiting, your presence here inside an urban, complex area is very very impressive, and now to dismantle, dismantle, dismantle. Happy Hanukkah.”

IDF: Please find attached the translated evening briefing by the IDF Spokesperson, Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari:

A Message from Shalom