The IDF announced that soldiers from the Nahal Brigade have engaged in fierce combat with Hamas terrorists in northern Gaza in the last few days, particularly in the Jabalya area.
Multiple Hamas terrorists have been killed in close combat. The soldiers of the Nahal Brigade were assisted by tank and drone forces.
The soldiers discovered sniper weapons, explosives, anti-tank missiles, rockets, and tunnel shafts in a mosque and school in Jabalya. Swastikas were found painted on the walls of the building. In addition, rocket launchers were found near the school.
Earlier, the IDF announced that one of the largest weapons depots in the Gaza Strip was found near a clinic and school in the northern Gaza Strip by the 50th Battalion of the 460th Brigade. The depot contained hundreds of RPG missiles and launchers of various types, dozens of anti-tank missiles, dozens of explosive devices, long-range missiles aimed at central Israel, dozens of grenades and UAVs. The weapons were seized by the soldiers. Some were destroyed on-site and some were sent for further investigation.
"All of the terrorist infrastructure was found close to civilian buildings in the heart of a civilian population. This is additional proof of Hamas’ cynical use of the residents of the Gaza Strip as human shields," the IDF spokesperson stated.