Over the past day, Israel defence force troops secured a military stronghold belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in the northern Gaza Strip. Anti-tank missiles and launchers, weapons, and various intelligence materials were located in the compound by the troops.
In coordination with soldiers on the ground, an Israel defence force fighter jet struck a cell of approximately 10 terrorists. Following this, Israel defence force ground troops identified an anti-tank missile cell operating in their vicinity. The troops directed an Israel defence force aircraft that struck the terrorist cell.
Dozens of Hamas mortar shell launchers were also struck overnight.
In addition, Israel defence force naval forces struck with precise ammunition strategic targets belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization, including posts containing technological assets.
Furthermore, Israel defence force troops located a number of Hamas terrorists who barricaded themselves in a building adjacent to the al-Quds Hospital, and planned to carry out an attack on the forces from there. Israel defence force soldiers directed an aircraft to strike the Hamas terrorists. The attack led to significant secondary explosions which indicate the presence of a Hamas weapons depot in a civilian area.