Israel Aid

IDF Updates – May 1st

IDF: Over the last few hours, launches were identified crossing from Lebanon into the area of Metula in northern Israel. As a result, damage was caused in the area. No injuries were reported.
In response, the IDF struck the sources of fire.

Additionally, throughout today, IAF fighter jets struck several Hezbollah military structures in which terrorists were operating in southern Lebanon. Furthermore, the IDF struck to remove threats in a number of additional areas in Lebanon.

Overnight, IAF fighter jets struck Hezbollah terror targets in the areas of Khiam and Kfarkela in southern Lebanon, including observation posts and terrorist infrastructure.

In addition, the IDF struck Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure and a military structure in the area of Blida in southern Lebanon, as well as terrorist infrastructure and observation posts in the areas of Odaisseh and Meiss El Jabal.

Attached is a video of IDF strikes in southern Lebanon:

IDF troops are continuing activities to thwart terror in central Gaza; the troops struck numerous terror targets throughout the Gaza Strip over the past day

IAF fighter jets struck and destroyed a number of terror targets belonging to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist organizations, including weapon storage facilities, military structures, launch sites, and mortar launchers used to fire toward IDF troops. 
In addition, IAF fighter jets, in coordination with ground troops, struck several terrorists that directed launches toward IDF troops in the Gaza Strip.

Furthermore, IDF troops identified a terrorist cell that approached IDF troops in the central Gaza Strip. An IAF aircraft swiftly struck and eliminated the terrorist cell. A short while afterward, IDF troops identified an additional terrorist cell that were laying explosives. The terrorist cell, along with the explosives, were struck by an IAF aircraft.

During additional activity, IDF troops conducted searches in the area during which they found weapons stockpiles, documents, and military equipment in one of the structures.

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

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

IDF: For the first time since the beginning of the war: The Erez Crossing has been opened for the entry of humanitarian aid

According to the government directive, and as part of the effort to increase the quantity and routes for humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, for the first time since the beginning of the war, the IDF, through the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), opened the Erez Crossing of the Ministry of Defense’s Land Crossings Authority today (Wednesday), to allow the entry of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip. As part of this effort, after careful security inspection, 30 trucks of humanitarian aid including food and medical supplies for the northern part of the Gaza Strip, arrived from Jordan and entered Gaza today.

The entry of humanitarian aid through the Erez Crossing was made possible after engineering work was carried out in the area by the Engineering Units and additional IDF forces. Using engineering tools, the renewed crossing was built, having previously been used only as a civilian crossing.
The forces constructed inspection and protection infrastructure in the area and paved roads in both Israeli and Gazan territory, enabling the entry of substantial amounts of aid to the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Attached is footage showing the first entry of humanitarian aid trucks through the Erez Crossing:

Attached are photos of the first entry of humanitarian aid through the Erez Crossing:

Photos from the engineering work in the area:

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