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IDF Updates – May 25th

IDF: Following the sirens that sounded in northern Israel, approximately 20 launches were identified crossing from Lebanon into different areas in northern Israel. Several falls were identified in the areas of Dovev and Manara and damage was caused. IDF artillery struck the sources of the fire.

In addition, following the sirens that sounded regarding a hostile aircraft infiltration in several areas, a suspicious aerial target was successfully intercepted by the IDF Aerial Defense Array in the area of Dishon.

Furthermore, following the siren that sounded a short while ago in the Upper Galilee area, as well as the siren that sounded in the areas of Kela and Sha’al, it was determined to be a false alarm.

No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.

A short while ago, IAF fighter jets struck a number of Hezbollah military structures in the area of Souaneh and Ramyeh in southern Lebanon, as well as Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure in the area of Yaroun.

Furthermore, an IAF aircraft struck Hezbollah terrorists in the area of Hanine in southern Lebanon.

Attached is a video of the strike in the area of Hanine in southern Lebanon:

IDF: IDF operational activity in the Gaza Strip

IDF troops continue their operational activity in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip. Over the past day, the troops dismantled terrorist infrastructure, launch sites, and military structures, and located numerous weapons.

In addition, IDF troops eliminated dozens of terrorists in close-quarters combat and aerial strikes, including terrorists who directed attacks at IDF troops operating in the area.

An IAF aircraft eliminated a Hamas sniper cell that fired at IDF troops a few days ago. No IDF injuries were reported in this encounter.

Furthermore, in the central Gaza Strip over the past day, IDF troops eliminated several terrorists during encounters and with tank fire.

Yesterday (Friday), in IDF operational activity in specific areas of Rafah, IDF troops eliminated a terrorist cell that opened fire on the troops during close-quarters combat. IDF troops conducted searches in the area for weapons and Hamas terrorist infrastructure. The troops located and dismantled tunnel shafts and terrorist infrastructure, as well as large quantities of weapons in the area, including military equipment, weapons parts, and explosives.

Attached are photos of IDF operational activity in Jabaliya:

IDF: Following the siren that sounded regarding rocket launches in northern Israel, it was determined to be a false alarm.

New Details of the Complex Operation to Rescue the Bodies of Hostages Hanan Yablonka, Michel Nisenbaum and Orion Hernandez from the Gaza Strip

The bodies of the hostages Hanan Yablonka, Michel Nisenbaum and Orion Hernandez, may their memory be a blessing, were recovered on Thursday night in a joint operation in Jabaliya and returned to Israel by the IDF and the ISA. According to verified intelligence, the three hostages were murdered during the October 7th Massacre and abducted from the Mefalsim intersection into the Gaza Strip by Hamas terrorists.

As part of the current operations of the soldiers of the 98th Division in the Jabaliya area, soldiers of the 75th Battalion eliminated a terrorist who was seemingly operating as a spotter over the area where the bodies of the hostages were being held. The soldiers then raided the area and located the site of the bodies.

Shortly afterwards, special forces of the Yahalom Unit, the ISA and soldiers from a special unit in the Intelligence Directorate (J2) entered the area, located the bodies of the three hostages and rescued them in a complex operation carried out at night.

The intelligence information obtained regarding the location of the hostages’ bodies relied on accurate intelligence that was received and analyzed over the last few days by the division’s intelligence array, the ISA and the Abducted and Missing Persons Headquarters in the Intelligence Directorate (J2). The operations to rescue the bodies are part of a campaign planned and conducted both above and below ground under the leadership of the 98th Division in Jabaliya.

The ongoing research effort is conducted at the Hostage Task Force Headquarters in the Intelligence Directorate (J2), side by side with the ISA and other IDF units. The effort lasted several months and included gathering intelligence and analyzing intelligence indications to put together the overall assessment. After the complex intelligence work, the headquarters were in continuous and close communication with the forces on the ground to direct them to the exact location that the intelligence and analysis suggested.

Attached is footage of the IDF activity in the area of the rescue during the night:

Attached is footage of the Commanding Officer of the 7th Brigade, COL Elad Tzuri, after the night operation to rescue the bodies:

Attached is a video of the Commander of the 75th Battalion, LTC Ron:

Attached is a photo from the rescue during the night operation:

IDF: Attached is a link to the IDF website, where further updates on soldiers who were injured have been published:

IDF: Earlier this evening (Saturday), several projectiles were identified crossing from Lebanese territory into a number of areas of northern Israel, causing damage to buildings in the area. No injuries were reported.

This evening, an IDF aircraft identified a number of terrorists operating within a Hezbollah military structure in the area of Aitaroun in southern Lebanon. Following the identification, an IDF fighter jet struck the structure in which the terrorists were operating.  
Additionally, IDF artillery fired to remove a threat in the area of Kfarkela in southern Lebanon.

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