IDF: IDF continues operations against Hamas terror targets, operatives and weaponry
Overnight, IAF fighter jets and helicopters struck terror targets in the Gaza Strip, including terror tunnel shafts, command centers and weapons storage facilities. Furthermore, with the direction of IDF ground troops, an IDF UAV targeted and eliminated five Hamas terrorists.
Over the last day, IDF naval troops struck Hamas terror targets and assisted IDF ground troops during their operational activities. Among these targets were terrorist infrastructure, vessels belonging to Hamas’ naval forces, and weapons.
Attached is a video of IDF activity in the Gaza Strip: https://bit.ly/47Fq0Ye
Attached are photos from IDF activities: https://IDFANC.activetrail.biz/ANC02122023843570
IDF: Over 800 tunnel shafts have been located and 500 of them destroyed since the beginning of the war: IDF soldiers continue operations to destroy Hamas’ underground network of tunnels
Since the beginning of ground operations in the Gaza Strip, IDF soldiers have located over 800 shafts to Hamas’ underground tunnels. About 500 of the tunnel shafts have been destroyed using a variety of operational methods, including with explosives and blocks. Some of the tunnel shafts connected Hamas’ strategic assets via the underground tunnel network. In addition, many miles of the tunnel routes have been destroyed.
The tunnel shafts were located in civilian areas, many of which were near or inside civilian buildings and structures, such as schools, kindergartens, mosques and playgrounds. IDF soldiers located large quantities of weapons inside some of the shafts. These findings are further proof of how Hamas deliberately uses the civilian population and infrastructure as a cover for its terrorist activity inside Gaza.
After locating the shafts, IDF troops carry out thorough investigations in order to understand the characteristics of the tunnels and then prepare the underground route for its destruction.
Attached is a video of IDF soldiers locating and destroying tunnel shafts: https://bit.ly/3R9nz9n
IDF: Following the reports regarding sirens that sounded in northern Israel, a launch of an anti-tank missile toward an IDF vehicle in the area of Beit Hillel was identified. Several IDF soldiers were lightly injured as a result of the fragments, and the vehicle was damaged.
In addition, several launches in the area of Mount Dov were identified, some of which fell inside Lebanese territory.
IDF artillery is striking the sources of the fire.
IDF: Following the reports regarding sirens that sounded in northern Israel over the last few hours, a number of launches from Lebanon to Israel were identified.
IDF artillery struck the sources of the fire.
Furthermore, a short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck a number of Hezbollah terror targets, including terrorist infrastructure and military compounds.
Attached is a video of the strikes: https://bit.ly/4147N3S
IDF: The Cooperation Unit of the Israeli Air Force has conducted thousands of airstrikes on terror targets in the Gaza Strip and operated to rapidly complete missions
Since the beginning of the war, approximately 10,000 airstrikes were carried out under the guidance of IDF soldiers on the ground in short time frames. The soldiers quickly completed missions and thwarted terrorist cells, terrorist infrastructure, command centers, tunnel shafts, weapons depots and more.
Following Hamas’ violation of the operational pause agreement, the fighting in the Gaza Strip has resumed, and the IDF soldiers are continuing the ground operation in full cooperation with aircraft of the IAF. The cooperation between the ground forces and the IAF is one of the most prominent elements in the IDF’s ground operation in the Gaza Strip.
Today (Sunday), the Chief of the General Staff, LTG Herzi Halevi, conducted a situational assessment at the Ops Room of the IAF with commanders in the IAF.
Chief of the General Staff: “A very large part of our security in the ground operation is the cooperation of the soldiers with the Israeli Air Force”.
Attached is footage from the situational assessment conducted by the Chief of the General Staff, LTG Herzi Halevi, at the IAF’s Ops Room: https://bit.ly/3GwGxS4
Attached are photos from the situational assessment conducted by the Chief of the General Staff, LTG Herzi Halevi, at the IAF’s Ops Room: https://IDFANC.activetrail.biz/anc0312202368451864512
Attached is a sync of the Commanding Officer of the Israeli Air Force, Maj. Gen. Tomer Bar, at a conference of the Cooperation Unit: https://bit.ly/3T4CQLb
IDF: Chief of the General Staff: “We fought strongly and thoroughly in the northern Gaza Strip, and we are also doing it now in the southern Gaza Strip”
Today (Sunday), the Chief of the General Staff, LTG Herzi Halevi, toured the Gaza Division and held a discussion with the reservists in the sector.
Attached is a related video: https://bit.ly/48jdRrZ
Attached are related photos: https://IDFANC.activetrail.biz/anc031220236854168451
Attached are the full remarks of the Chief of the General Staff: “We are looking at this operational pause, up until which in northern Gaza we dismantled two Hamas brigades, not completely yet, the 162nd Division is still working inside to secure our accomplishments and to strike more battalions. Yesterday, and today, we eliminated brigade commanders, company commanders, many operatives, and yesterday morning we started the same process in the southern Gaza Strip, it will be with no less strength than that, it will be with no less results than that, and Hamas commanders will meet the IDF everywhere in a very, very strong way. I know that part of this is your capabilities, and a very large part of this is the fighting spirit that you bring and also the experience you bring as reservists.
And we have the capabilities to do this in the most thorough way, and just as we did it strongly and thoroughly in the northern Gaza Strip, we are also doing it now in the southern Gaza Strip and we continue to secure our accomplishments in the northern Gaza Strip.”
IDF: Following the initial report regarding sirens sounding in Keshet in northern Israel, a projectile was identified crossing from Syria. The projectile fell in an open area.
The IDF is striking the source of the fire.
Joint IDF and ISA announcement:
The IDF and ISA killed the Commander of Hamas’ Shati Battalion
Following IDF and ISA intelligence, an IDF fighter jet struck and killed Haitham Khuwajari, the Commander of Hamas’ Shati Battalion. Under his command, Hamas terrorists carried out raids into Israeli territory on October 7th during the invasion and massacre in southern Israel. Khuwajari also secured Hamas terrorist activity in the Shifa Hospital and was in command of Hamas’ forces fighting against IDF soldiers in the Shati area. He was also responsible for carrying out numerous acts of terror against Israelis.
Attached is a video of the strike: https://bit.ly/3sTLwtc
Attached is a profile of Haitham Khuwajari, Commander of Hamas’ Shati battalion: https://IDFANC.activetrail.biz/ANC31220230284745
IDF: Please find attached the translated evening briefing by the IDF Spokesperson, Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari: https://tinyurl.com/58pvur77