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IDF Updates – May 9th

IDF: IDF troops began an operation against terrorist infrastructure and operatives in the area of Zeitoun in central Gaza

IDF and ISA forces, led by the 99th Division, began an operation in the area of Zeitoun in the central Gaza Strip in order to continue the dismantling of terrorist infrastructure and elimination of terrorist operatives in the area.

The operation began with a series of intelligence-based aerial strikes on approximately 25 terror targets, including military structures, terror tunnels, observation posts, sniper posts, and additional terror infrastructure.

IDF ground troops are currently operating to secure the area of Zeitoun.

Attached is a video of the strikes:

IDF: Earlier today (Thursday), several launches were identified crossing from Lebanon toward several locations in northern Israel.
A number of hits in the area of Shlomi were identified. As a result, a fire broke out in the area. Israel Fire and Rescue Services are operating at the scene. No injuries were reported.

A short while ago, IAF fighter jets and the Aerial Defense Array successfully intercepted two UAVs in Lebanese territory.

Furthermore, a short while ago, IAF fighter jets struck Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure and a military structure in the area of Ayta ash Shab.

Earlier today, the IDF struck in order to remove a threat in several locations in southern Lebanon.

IDF: Chief of the General Staff, LTG Herzi Halevi: “The memory of all of the fallen is etched in our hearts forever, and our obligation to all is one: to be a shield for our people in their land and a refuge for the Jewish people against any enemy that acts against us from near and far. In times of war, their legacy strengthens us to do everything within our power and ability to ensure the peace and security of the citizens of the country”

Attached is a letter of the Chief of the General Staff, LTG Herzi Halevi, commemorating the 2024 Memorial Day for Israel’s Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Hostile Acts:

Attached are related photos:

IDF: Earlier today (Thursday), three IDF soldiers were moderately injured as a result of the explosion of a booby-trapped shaft in eastern Rafah. The soldiers were evacuated to the hospital to receive medical treatment. Their families have been informed.

IDF: IDF Spokesperson, Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari:

“In the southern Gaza Strip, in the eastern Rafah area, forces of the 162nd Division are continuing to operate against terror targets and the smuggling of weapons in the area of eastern Rafah. This activity supports the intelligence we had — Hamas used the area of the Rafah Crossing for terrorism. We found several terrorist tunnel shafts in the area, which we are currently investigating and scanning, and so far, our forces have eliminated approximately 50 terrorists in this area during encounters and air strikes, and also during scans in the area.”

Please find attached the translation of a briefing by the IDF Spokesperson, Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari:

IDF: A short while ago, IAF fighter jets struck Hezbollah military structures and terrorist infrastructure in the areas of Kfarkela, Aalma El Chaeb
and Yaroun in southern Lebanon.

Attached is a video of the strikes:

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