Over the past day, there were numerous attempted attacks on Israel Defence Force troops from tunnel shafts and military compounds in the northern Gaza Strip. Israel Defence Force troops operated in the area and killed terrorists, located Hamas weapons, and uncovered tunnel shafts that were used for terror purposes.
During combat with terrorists yesterday, Israel Defence Force troops engaged with 15 terrorists in the northern Gaza Strip, killing several of them, and directed tank fire to destroy three Hamas observation posts.
Also overnight, in a targeted raid in the southern Gaza Strip, the Israel Defence Force armoured and engineering corps operated to map out buildings and neutralize explosive devices. During the operation, the troops encountered a terrorist cell exiting a tunnel shaft. In response, the troops fired shells toward the terrorists and killed them.