IDF: Dozens of operations, complex activity and the discovery of weapons in the area of hospitals in the Gaza Strip – a glimpse into the activities of the Shaldag Special Forces Unit
The Shaldag Unit has been taking part in the ground operation in the Gaza Strip and has been operating with the various IDF units against the Hamas terrorist organization prior to the operational pause. Soldiers from the Shaldag Unit have conducted operational activity in the area of the Shifa Hospital, where they located weapons and terrorist infrastructure used by Hamas in the hospital, including: weapons, ammunition, grenades, military equipment disguised in medical containers, and anti-tank explosives. In the long and complex activity at the Shifa Hospital, the soldiers used advanced technologies in the underground tunnel routes and located a tunnel shaft. This tunnel shaft reveals the route of terror tunnels under the hospital.
The Shaldag Unit has been fully active since the beginning of the war, both inside Israel and the Gaza Strip. On Saturday, October 7th, during Hamas’ invasion and brutal massacre in communities in southern Israel, soldiers of the Shaldag Unit were deployed to the area and reached Kibbutz Be’eri. They operated for long hours to neutralize terrorists in the kibbutz and rescue residents under attack. During the days that followed, they fought at close quarters against terrorists in a number of locations in southern Israel, including Kibbutz Be’eri, Alumim and Re’im. During those battles, the soldiers fought with determination and initiated contact, eliminated dozens of terrorists and rescued dozens of civilians.
Attached is a video of the activity of the Shaldag Unit in the Gaza Strip: https://bit.ly/49XeGrO
Attached are photos of the unit’s activity: https://IDFANC.activetrail.biz/1255674
IDF: Based on information that was received from the Red Cross, 11 hostages are currently on their way to Israeli territory.
Attached is a joint IDF and ISA announcement regarding the return of the hostages to Israeli territory: https://IDFANC.activetrail.biz/anc271120236846854656
IDF: Attached is video footage of the moment the released hostages enter Israeli territory: https://bit.ly/3QS01pc
IDF: Please find attached the translated evening briefing by the IDF Spokesperson, Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari: https://www.idf.il/157058
In addition, attached is a video of his statement in English on the hostages being held in Gaza: https://bitly.ws/33yhv
IDF: The released hostages left the reception area in Kerem Shalom and are on their way to hospital where they will reunite with their families
At this hour released hostages are leaving the reception area at the Kerem Shalom crossing in Israel where they underwent an initial medical assessment. They are currently aboard IAF helicopters on their way to hospital in Israel where they will be reunited with their families.