IDF operational activity in the Gaza Strip continued through Saturday, as IAF fighter jets struck terror targets and terrorists as ground troops continued combat in different locations.
IDF troops engaged with a terrorist cell in the area of a school in Shuja'iyya. Exchanges of fire took place in which all of the terrorists in the cell were killed. The troops continued to conduct searches in the area of the school and located a number of AK-47 rifles, grenades, and ammunition inside the classrooms.
Furthermore, IDF ground troops located and struck a tunnel shaft that was part of an extensive underground route in Shuja'iyya. The troops located an additional tunnel shaft, in which numerous weapons and an elevator were found.
IDF ground troops also identified a number of terrorists armed with anti-tank missiles approaching the troops in the area of Shuja'iyya. The troops directed an IDF helicopter to strike the terrorist cell, thwarting them before they opened fire at the troops.
During operational activity in the area of Beit Hanoun, IDF troops struck terrorists who shot at them from an UNRWA school and a mosque.
On Friday night, Israeli naval troops struck terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip where IDF ground troops had identified several terrorists. In addition, a number of terror targets affiliated with terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip were struck overnight, including infrastructure and vessels used for terrorist purposes.