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IDF Updates – February 15th

IDF: Successful eliminations of Hamas terrorists in joint ground, naval and aerial activities; the IDF is continuing to operate against Hamas in the Gaza Strip

Over the past day, the IAF completed a series of strikes on terror targets in the Gaza Strip as part of assistance to the ground forces. During the strikes, underground terrorist infrastructure, military compounds, and launch posts belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization were struck.

In the central Gaza Strip, IDF troops killed a number of terrorists over the past day. In one of the operations, aerial and ground forces killed a Hamas commander of observational activities. In addition, an Israeli Navy ship identified terrorists approaching forces in the area, following which ground and naval forces struck and eliminated the terrorist cell.

In recent days, the IDF struck Hamas terrorists in Gaza City and the northern Gaza Strip. Approximately 15 Hamas terrorists were killed, including terrorists who took part in the October 7th massacre, and a Hamas general security operative.

In Khan Yunis, IDF troops are continuing to kill terrorists and conduct targeted raids on terror targets. Over the past day, the IDF special forces located numerous weapons, including various guns, explosives, and additional military equipment. In addition, two enemy spotters were identified operating in the area adjacent to the forces, who directed an aircraft that struck and killed the terrorists.

In western Khan Yunis, IDF troops killed a number of terrorists with sniper and tank fire over the past day. In addition, the forces conducted targeted raids on terror targets in the area, and located AK-47 rifles, grenades, magazines, and explosives.

Attached is a video of a strike on a terrorist who fired an RPG at IDF troops on Tuesday:

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

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

Attached are photos of IDF activity in the Gaza Strip:

IDF: We have credible intelligence that Hamas held hostages in Nasser Hospital. Terrorists appear to be operating from within the hospital too.

Operational update by IDF Spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari on the IDF efforts to find and return the bodies of hostages and the precise and limited mission underway in Nasser Hospital:

“Since the Hamas massacre of October 7th, the IDF has been operating to fulfill its mission of dismantling Hamas and bringing our hostages home.

We operate against Hamas terrorists wherever they are hiding. And, as we proved with the successful rescue missions of our hostages, we are committed to our mission of bringing our hostages home.

Sadly, we know that some hostages are no longer alive. We are committed to finding and returning the bodies of those hostages in Gaza.

We conduct precise rescue operations — as we have in the past — where our intelligence indicates that the bodies of hostages may be held.

We have credible intelligence from a number of sources, including from released hostages, indicating that Hamas held hostages at the Nasser hospital in Khan Yunis and that there may be bodies of our hostages in the Nasser hospital facility.

As was proven with the Shifa Hospital; Rantisi Hospital; Al Amal Hospital; and many other hospitals across Gaza, Hamas systematically uses hospitals as terror hubs.

According to intelligence assessments and information we gathered on the ground, over 85% of major medical facilities in Gaza have been used by Hamas for terror operations.

Because Hamas terrorists are likely hiding behind injured civilians inside Nasser hospital right now and appear to have used the hospital to hide our hostages there too, the IDF is conducting a precise and limited operation inside Nasser hospital.

This sensitive operation was prepared with precision and is being conducted by IDF special forces who underwent specified training.

A key objective as defined by our military mission is to ensure that the Nasser hospital continues its important function of treating Gazan patients. We communicated this in a number of conversations we had with the hospital staff over the last few days. We emphasized that there is no obligation for patients or staff to evacuate the hospital. However, we have been urging other Gazans, in Arabic, on the phone and via loudspeakers, to move away from the danger that Hamas puts them in — via a humanitarian corridor we opened for this purpose. For the purpose of protecting uninvolved civilians in Gaza.

We coordinated the transfer of medical supplies and equipment to Nasser hospital. We sent oxygen tanks and fuel for electricity at the request of the hospital to ensure its essential functions continue uninterrupted. This was done in coordination with international organizations.

We have doctors and Arabic-speaking IDF officers on the ground to communicate to the staff and patients inside the Nasser hospital.

Our message to them is clear: We seek no harm to innocent civilians. We seek to find our hostages and bring them home. We seek to hunt down Hamas terrorists wherever they may be hiding.”

Attached is the video statement by IDF Spokesperson Real Admiral Daniel Hagari:

IDF: A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck dozens of Hezbollah terror targets in the area of Wadi Saluki, including launch posts, military structures, and terrorist infrastructure.

Additionally, this morning, fighter jets struck Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure in the area of Labbouneh.

Furthermore, a Hezbollah military structure in the area of Taybeh was struck overnight.

IDF: IDF troops apprehended a number of suspects in the Nasser Hospital

The goal of the precise and limited operation is to reach Hamas terrorist operatives, including those suspected of involvement in the October 7th massacre.

On Tuesday, the IDF officially contacted the Director of the Nasser Medical Center, calling for the immediate cessation of all Hamas terrorist activity from within the hospital and the immediate evacuation of all Hamas terrorists from within.

The operational activity is continuing.

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