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IDF Updates – December 30th

IDF: IDF Spokesperson, Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari:

“We operate firmly against every threat and will not allow a return to the reality before October 7th. We will ensure security and a sense of security before allowing citizens to return to the northern and southern borders.”

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

IDF: Following the report regarding sirens sounding in northern Israel, a short while ago two launches that were identified crossing from Syria fell in an open area. The IDF is striking the sources of fire.

Earlier today, the IDF struck Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure in Lebanon. In addition, an IDF aircraft struck a Hezbollah launch post in Lebanon.

Attached is a related video:

IDF: IDF operations continue in the Gaza Strip

IDF troops are continuing to operate in the different areas of the Gaza Strip. The troops are engaging in fierce battles with terrorists; the IAF, directed by ground troops, is striking terrorist cells and infrastructure; and the Israeli Navy is supporting the ground troops with fire assistance from the sea.

During IDF activity in Shejaiya, ground troops located a terrorist cell operating adjacent to the forces, and a terrorist armed with an RPG. The troops directed an IDF aircraft that struck and eliminated the cell.

During IDF activity in Gaza City over the past day, the troops, in coordination with aircraft, killed dozens of terrorists. In the space of three hours, four incidents of terrorist identificati…

Attached is an announcement by the COGAT Spokesperson’s Office:

Entry of 49 thousand doses of vaccine into the Gaza Strip in coordination with Israel, for 1,398,000 people

49 thousand doses of vaccine — against illnesses including polio, tuberculosis, hepatitis, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, meningitis, and others — were brought into the Gaza Strip today, in coordination with Israel. Working with UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund), the Unit for the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) facilitated the entry of the donated vaccines into the Gaza Strip in order to prevent epidemics of contagious disease there. The residents of the Gaza Strip will receive the vaccinations from UN aid organizations and international m…

IDF: Today, numerous launches were identified from Lebanon toward Israeli territory. In addition, the IDF Aerial Defense Array successfully intercepted a suspicious aerial target that crossed from Lebanon into Israeli territory.

Earlier today, IDF aircraft targeted three terrorist squads in Lebanon. Moreover, the IDF struck Hezbollah’s operational infrastructure and IDF artillery struck in additional locations in Lebanon.

Attached is a video of the strikes:

IDF: Attached is a link to the IDF website, where further updates on two fallen soldiers have been published:

In addition, attached is a link to the IDF website, where further updates on soldiers who were injured have been published:
[7:06 PM, 12/30/2023] Shalom Menora: IDF: Earlier today, IAF fighter jets targeted Hezbollah terror infrastructure in the area of Kfarkela in southern Lebanon, in an operation that included two extensive series of strikes on numerous targets this morning and noon.

Kfarkela is a Hezbollah stronghold. The organization uses infrastructure in the area for terror purposes, exploiting civilians and using them as human shields for its activities. Since the beginning of the war, Hezbollah carried out a large number of launches from Kfarkela toward Israeli territory.

Attached is a video of the strikes:

IDF: “The Hamas terrorists hid inside a school together with civilians” – the 188th Brigade raided and arrested dozens of Hamas terrorists inside a school in Al Bureij

The 188th Brigade has been operating since the beginning of the week in the Al Bureij Camp in the central Gaza Strip. During their activity in the area, the troops encountered many terrorists who attacked the forces from positions within civilian buildings and population. From the beginning of the operations in the camp, the troops located 4 rocket launchers and destroyed them, exposing five tunnel shafts.

Last Thursday, intelligence was received regarding dozens of Hamas terrorists hiding inside a school together with civilians. The terrorists took advantage of the presence of civilians in the school area in order to fire RPGs and fire at the forces while hiding behind women and children.

The troops of the 188th brigade, led by the brigade commander, raided the school and separated the civilians from the terrorists. The terrorists were apprehended and taken for further examination by the security forces.

Attached is a sync of the commander of the 188th brigade, Lt. Col. Or Volozinski:

Attached are photos of the rocket launcher and tunnel shaft that were exposed:

Attached is footage from activity of the Counterterrorism “Lotar” Unit together with the 188th Brigade’s forces in a building where weapons and a tunnel shaft leading to an underground route were located:

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