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IDF Updates – February 11th

IDF: Killing terrorists, locating weapons, and striking terrorist infrastructure; intensive activities continue in western Khan Yunis and the northern and central Gaza Strip

IDF troops are continuing joint operations in the Gaza Strip. The troops are killing terrorists, locating numerous weapons, and, in parallel, the IAF continues to strike terrorist infrastructure with the direction of the ground troops. The troops are continuing intensive activities throughout Khan Yunis, the northern and central Gaza Strip

In central Gaza, IDF troops killed and apprehended terrorists throughout the past day. During the activity, the troops identified an armed terrorist cell in the area and responded by firing toward the terrorists, killing them.

In western Khan Yunis, IDF troops continue to conduct targeted raids on terrorist targets. IDF troops located numerous weapons, including AK-47 rifles, dozens of grenades and cartridges, RPGs, vests, and explosive devices.

IDF troops killed a number of terrorist cells in western Khan Yunis throughout the day. During strikes in the past day, IDF troops eliminated terrorists, located and confiscated additional weapons.

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

Attached are photos of the IDF activity in the Gaza Strip:

IDF: Following the sirens sounded in northern Israel regarding a hostile aircraft infiltration, it was determined to be a false identification. The incident has concluded.

A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck a Hezbollah military compound in the area of Bint Jbeil and a Hezbollah observation post in the area of Markaba.
In addition, yesterday (Friday), IDF fighter jets struck a military command center and military site in Lebanon used by Hezbollah’s aerial defense unit.

Hezbollah’s military activity south of the Litani River in Lebanon, including the use and storage of armaments, is a clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701. The IDF will continue to defend Israel’s borders from any threat.

Attached is a video of yesterday’s strikes:

IDF: Earlier today, three launches were identified crossing from Lebanon toward Shlomi that fell in an open area. IDF artillery struck the sources of fire and additional areas in southern Lebanon.

A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck a number of Hezbollah targets, including three military command centers in the area of Ayta ash Shab and Naqoura where the terrorists operated, and two terrorist infrastructure in the area of Khiam and Marwahin. Furthermore, earlier today, additional terrorist infrastructure was struck in the area of Boustane.

Hezbollah’s ongoing terrorist activity and attacks against Israel violate UN Security Council Resolution 1701. The IDF will continue to defend Israel’s borders from any threat.

Attached is a related video:

Joint IDF and ISA announcement:

Earlier today, following IDF and ISA intelligence, aircraft struck and eliminated Ahmed Eliakubi, a senior Hamas operative in the area of Rafah. Eliakubi was responsible for the security provisions for senior Hamas leaders and served as a senior commander in the Rafah district. During the strike, Iman Rantisi, a Hamas senior military operative was eliminated, and an additional operative was killed.

Attached is a video of the strike:

Joint IDF and ISA announcement:

A significant underground Hamas intelligence asset and weapons inside offices—These findings were found within UNRWA facilities

Over the last two weeks, IDF and ISA forces have been conducting a division-level targeted raid on terror targets in northern and central Gaza.

The forces operated in the areas of Shati and Tel al-Hawa in northern Gaza. Approximately 120 Hamas terrorists were killed and 20 terrorist infrastructure sites were destroyed as part of the operation.

Following ISA intelligence, the forces arrived at a tunnel shaft near an UNRWA school. The shaft led to an underground terror tunnel that served as a significant asset of Hamas’ military intelligence and passed under the building that serves as UNRWA’s main headquarters in the Gaza Strip.

The tunnel was 700 meters long and 18 meters deep and contained several blast doors. A wide variety of intelligence assets were seized during the operation. The newly-found intelligence will allow the forces to operate against additional Hamas targets. The dismantling of the tunnel weakens Hamas’ intelligence capabilities.

The forces located electrical infrastructure inside the tunnel connected to UNRWA’s main headquarters, under which the underground tunnel was located, indicating that UNRWA’s facilities supplied the tunnel with electricity.

Following these findings and based on preliminary ISA intelligence, the forces conducted a targeted raid on UNRWA’s central headquarters, which contains offices for various humanitarian and international organizations. Large quantities of weapons were found inside the rooms of the building, including rifles, ammunition, grenades and explosives. Intelligence and documents discovered in the offices of UNRWA officials confirmed that the offices had in fact also been used by Hamas terrorists.

Attached is an animated infographic showing the underground route passing between UNRWA infrastructure:

Attached is footage from inside the underground tunnel route that passes under an UNRWA funded school and its demolition:

Attached is drone footage of the tunnel located underneath an UNRWA compound:

Attached is footage of the weapons found in an UNRWA building and an explanation by the Commander of the 401st Brigade Combat Team, COL Benny Aharon:

Attached is a video of a Shayetet 13 Company Commander, CDR A.:

Attached is a video of the Commander of the 52nd Battalion, LTC Daniel:

Attached is footage of the 401st Brigade during the operation:

Attached are related photos:

IDF: The IDF recently facilitated the delivery of over 20 oxygen tanks and additional medical equipment to Al Amal Hospital in Khan Yunis. This operation, coordinated by officers of the Gaza Coordination and Liaison, involved collaboration with the hospital and international aid organizations.

Due to the use of the hospital by terrorists as an operational hideout, as well as the intense combat in the area near the hospital, the intricate coordination was carried out with an international aid organization and local officials in order to transfer the oxygen tanks to the designated locations, from which the IDF collected the oxygen tanks and transferred them to the hospital.

Attached are photos on the subject:

IDF: IDF troops continue to operate in the Gaza Strip; the troops identified terrorists who fired anti-tank missiles toward them and directed an aircraft to strike them

IDF troops continue to eliminate terrorists and conduct targeted raids western Khan Yunis. Simultaneously, IDF troops carried out targeted raids in central and northern Gaza. IDF naval troops struck several terror targets as part of their support to the IDF ground troops.

In central Gaza, IDF troops eliminated a terrorist who observed, approached, and fired an anti-tank missile at them. Following this, an additional anti-tank missile was fired at the troops. A short while after, the troops identified two terrorists exiting the building from which the missile was fired, and they directed an aircraft to strike the terrorists.

Additional troops directed an aircraft to strike several terror targets, including a weapons storage facility. Following the IDF strike, secondary explosions were detected, indicating the presence of a large amount of ammunition located inside the facility.

During separate operational activity in western Khan Yunis, IDF troops successfully eliminated terrorists and carried out targeted raids on terror targets, resulting in the discovery of weapons. In additional activity in Khan Yunis, IDF troops struck three weapons storage facilities and a terrorist cell that fired at them. Moreover, IDF troops carried out targeted raids on additional weapons storage facilities, eliminating terrorists, and uncovering multiple weapons.

Attached are photos of the IDF’s operational activity in the Gaza Strip:

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

IDF: A terrorist attempted to stab an IDF soldier who operated to secure routes adjacent to the town of Husan. The soldiers responded with live fire toward the terrorist, who was neutralized. No IDF injuries were reported.

IDF: Terrorists hiding inside the Al-Amal Hospital in Khan Yunis apprehended by IDF troops in operational activity conducted without harming patients or medical teams

Earlier this week, following intelligence from the ISA (Israel Security Agency) and the Intelligence Directorate (J2), the Givati Brigade combat team, Shayetet 13, and additional special forces carried out operational activity to apprehend terrorists hiding inside the Al-Amal Hospital in western Khan Yunis.

During the operational activity, the forces detained approximately 20 terrorists, including members of the Hamas terrorist organization who were hiding in the hospital. The detainees were transferred for further investigation by security forces in Israel.

The activity included prior coordination with the hospital, and the forces meticulously and selectively scanned the hospital without opening fire and without harming the patients or medical staff. After the operation, through the Coordination and Liaison Administration for Gaza of COGAT, the IDF facilitated the entry of dozens of oxygen cylinders donated by international organizations to the hospital’s patients.

IDF soldiers were briefed in advance in order to prevent any harm to patients, medical teams, civilians, and medical equipment, in accordance with international law.

This is further evidence of Hamas’ cynical exploitation of the Gazan civilian population, with Hamas’ use of hospitals and civilian infrastructure as shields for its terrorist operatives and activities.

The operation adds to the intense fighting in Western Khan Yunis and the intensification of ground operations in the area, during which hundreds of terrorists have been eliminated by IDF troops, and hundreds more who were apprehended after attempting to flee under the cover of the civilian population.

Attached is a video of the oxygen cylinders brought into the hospital by IDF forces:

Attached are photos of the oxygen cylinders brought to treat patients in the hospital:

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