IDF soldier murdered by Hamas sniper, IDF retaliates
Today an IDF combat soldier was murdered during operational activity near southern Gaza. A terrorist squad shot at IDF troops and the IDF soldier was severely injured. He later succumbed to his wounds. His family has been notified.
In response, IDF aircraft and tanks immediately targeted eight military posts belonging to the Hamas terror group in Gaza.
Later, IAF jets conducted a wide-scale attack against Hamas military targets throughout Gaza.
Sirens sounded in the Sha’ar HaNegev and Sdot Negev Regional Councils. Three launches were identified from Gaza at southern Israel.
The IDF’s Iron Dome aerial defense system intercepted two launches.
Israeli Air Force fighter jets are currently striking military targets throughout Gaza. So far, the IDF has struck 15 military targets located in a Hamas battalion headquarter in northern Gaza. The IDF significantly damaged the headquarters capabilities.
Among the targets were weaponry warehouses, equipment storage, training facilities, observation posts, command and control rooms, the battalion’s operation room, the battalion commander’s office, and additional infrastructure.
The strikes are ongoing.
UPDATE: The IDF struck 60 sites in 3 Hamas battalion compounds. The targets included weapon manufacturing sites, a shaft to a tunnel network, a factory used for underground infrastructure manufacturing, a UAV warehouse, military operations room, training facilities, and observation posts.
A ceasefire agreement was reached after Egyptian and United Nations mediation, a spokesman for Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas said.