IDF strikes wide range of terrorists targets in Gaza in retaliatory strikes
On Saturday, the IDF struck a wide range of targets in Gaza, including a high-rise building in the Al-Shati neighborhood and a large strike on a Hamas Battalion HQ in Beit Lahia.
“The battalion command’s entire infrastructure has been destroyed, vaporized, turned into a giant hole,” Israeli military spokesman Brigadier-General Ronen Manelis informed concerning the first of the two targets.
“This attack displays the IDF’s advanced intelligence and operational capabilities and could expand as needed and in accordance with a situational assessment.”
Situated near Nasser Street and the “Sheikh Zeid” mosque, the large abandoned building that was targeted by the IDF, once served as the “Palestinian National Library”.
Its 5 floors were intended to be used by residents of the Gaza Strip for public and government services and housing.
Over the last several years, however, Hamas has used the building to train Muslim terrorists in urban terrorism, techniques to take over buildings, and terror tunnel survival – using a a terror tunnel under the building.
The tunnel itself is part of Hamas’ massive underground terror tunnel network in Gaza and further exemplifies that Hamas uses civilian infrastructure for military purposes, endangering its own civilians.