Daily Israel Report

Watch: IDF Airstrike Eliminates Three Hamas Terrorists

Video footage reveals Operation Protective Edge strikes on Islamic Jihad headquarters, weapons caches and missile launch sites.
By Ari Yashar
First Publish: 8/10/2014, 1:11 PM

As Hamas rocket attacks on Israeli civilian centers continued unabated Sunday morning, the IDF released video footage documenting airstrikes Saturday night in Gaza which pounded various terror targets - including three Hamas terrorists.

The video starts by showing the three terrorists being liquidating in a strike on a car they were driving in southern Gaza, followed by a strike on an Islamic Jihad military headquarters also located in the south of the Hamas enclave.

The clip then shows a warning strike employed in a technique called "knocking on the roof," which aims to clear citizens away from a terror target marked for destruction. Hamas has ordered civilians to remain in such sites to act as "human shields," in a bid to inflate casualty counts and deter IDF strikes.

A strike on a weapons storage site in central Gaza is then shown, featuring a massive explosion due to the munitions housed inside the building, followed by a strike on a Hamas missile launch site in the north of Gaza.

The strikes came ahead of a Security Cabinet meeting on Sunday, in which Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared that the operation will continue, and ministers called on Israel to break Hamas's military power.

Communications Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) on Saturday night hinted the operation may still be expanded, saying "I won't tell the enemy our intentions, but even a wide ground entry leading to the toppling of the Hamas regime is being weighed."