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News and updates about Khan Yunis

Report:

Sinwar is hiding in Khan Yunis

According to report in The New York Times, Yahya Sinwar is not in Rafah, but remains in the tunnels in Khan Yunis - surrounded by hostages to use as human shields.

Sinwar is hiding in Khan Yunis

IDF refutes reports:

Mass grave in Khan Yunis dug by Gazans months ago

The IDF says that the fact that Gazans dug the grave outside the Nasser Hospital is corroborated by social media documentation uploaded by Gazans in January.

Mass grave in Khan Yunis dug by Gazans months ago

4 rockets fired at southern Israel hours after IDF withdraws

Avigdor Liberman says 'those who grovel in the morning receive rockets in the afternoon' after rockets fired from area IDF ground troops had just left.

4 rockets fired at southern Israel hours after IDF withdraws

Chief of Staff:

'Release of hostages is top priority'

IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi visits Khan Yunis, praises troops for successful Shifa Hospital operation.

'Release of hostages is top priority'

Rocket launcher found in the middle of an olive grove

In a raid on terrorist infrastructure, the forces found and seized arms including pistols, rifles, clips and ammo, weapons instruction booklets, mortars, explosives, military equipment, and documents with high intelligence value.

Rocket launcher found in the middle of an olive grove

Khan Yunis:

Guns and grenades found near Al-Amal Hospital

IDF forces found significant weapons stockpiled near a hospital in Khan Yunis during a recent raid.

Guns and grenades found near Al-Amal Hospital

300 terrorists arrested in Khan Yunis operation

Israeli forces have concluded a large-scale operation in the Hamad neighborhood of Khan Yunis.

300 terrorists arrested in Khan Yunis operation

Khan Yunis:

Grenades, RPGs, mortar shells found in UNRWA bags

IDF soldiers identified terror infrastructure and weapons belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization, eliminated terrorists at close range using tank fire, and neutralized threats positioned near the fence.

Grenades, RPGs, mortar shells found in UNRWA bags

Khan Yunis:

200-meter terror tunnel found under pepper field

Tunnel containing weapons, explosives, and rocket launchers found under agricultural field near Gaza residential neighborhood.

200-meter terror tunnel found under pepper field

Terrorists open fire from next to woman, children

After terrorists open fire on soldiers in Khan Yunis, 'Matador' missile eliminates them while avoiding harm to woman and 2 children in the next room.

Terrorists open fire from next to woman, children

IDF’s LOTAR unit's targeted missions in Khan Yunis

IDF’s LOTAR Counter-Terrorism Unit carried out special and targeted missions in areas of Khan Yunis and located a weapons storage facility in the heart of a residential area.

IDF’s LOTAR unit's targeted missions in Khan Yunis

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IDF operating in area to which many terrorists fled

The 98th Division initiated a divisional operation in Khan Yunis' Hamad neighborhood, where intelligence estimates many terrorists fleeing from fighting in other areas may be hiding.

IDF operating in area to which many terrorists fled

IDF attacks new targets in Khan Yunis

The targets include a housing complex for the poor subsidized by Qatar. The attacks were preceded by a particularly intense bombardment.

IDF attacks new targets in Khan Yunis

Khan Yunis:

Dozens of terrorists hiding in school arrested

7th Brigade combat team finds ammunition magazines, RPG missiles, explosives, Kalashnikov rifles, uniforms and Hamas military equipment in terrorists’ houses during battles in Khan Yunis.

Dozens of terrorists hiding in school arrested

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Terrorists with explosives eliminated from air

Troops from Bislamach Brigade entered the heart of Khan Yunis and joined the activities of the 98th Division in the area in order to defeat the Hamas terrorist organization.

Terrorists with explosives eliminated from air

Hebrew house sign found in Khan Yunis returned

Soldiers in Khan Yunis found a house sign in Hebrew, and in short order located the Israeli couple to whom it had belonged as well.

Hebrew house sign found in Khan Yunis returned

Terrorists hiding behind civilians arrested

In Khan Yunis, IDF forces identify, arrest terrorists attempting to hide among civilians being evacuated from the combat zones.

Terrorists hiding behind civilians arrested

Weapons found in UNRWA bags

During operations in western Khan Yunis, IDF's 7th Brigade locates weapons inside UNRWA bags.

Weapons found in UNRWA bags

IDF destroys tunnel used by senior Hamas officials

Kilometer-long tunnel used by Hamas leadership in Khan Yunis uncovered and destroyed.

IDF destroys tunnel used by senior Hamas officials

Weapons found in building adjacent to UN school

Paratroopers Brigade soldiers located large quantities of weapons inside a building adjacent to a UN school in Khan Yunis. The school had been used as a humanitarian shelter for Gazan residents.

Weapons found in building adjacent to UN school

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IDF releases footage of Bibas family in Gaza

Video shows Shiri and her 4-year-old son Ariel and 9-month-old son Kfir in southern Gaza days after the massacre. Their current condition is unknown.

IDF releases footage of Bibas family in Gaza

Nasser Hospital:

IDF locates medications meant for hostages

During the IDF forces' activity in the hospital, troops found boxes of medications with the names of Israeli hostages. The packages of medications that were found were sealed and were not given to the hostages.

IDF locates medications meant for hostages

Dozens of terrorists killed in Khan Yunis

IDF special forces are continuing to operate in the Nasser Hospital and areas adjacent to it in Khan Yunis, where they located additional weapons.

Dozens of terrorists killed in Khan Yunis

IDF:

'We did not target generators at hospital'

IDF helps repair broken generator at Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis, supplies food for infants and water to the hospital.

'We did not target generators at hospital'

At Khan Yunis hospital

IDF finds medications with names of hostages

IDF says the source of the medications and how they were used is currently under investigation.

IDF finds medications with names of hostages

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Dog locates terrorist who is then killed by troops

IDF commandos continue to attack targets throughout Khan Yunis.

Dog locates terrorist who is then killed by troops

20 Oct. 7 terrorists arrested at Nasser hospital

Dozens of terrorists arrested, mortar shells grenades and other weapons found during operation at Khan Yunis hospital used by Hamas for terrorist activity.

20 Oct. 7 terrorists arrested at Nasser hospital

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Terrorists identified by drone and eliminated

IAF strikes numerous Hamas targets throughout Gaza. 12 terrorists killed during battles in Khan Yunis.

Terrorists identified by drone and eliminated

UN chief:

'Hospitals must be kept free of combat'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemns the IDF’s operation in a Khan Yunis hospital which housed dozens of Hamas terrorists during the war.

'Hospitals must be kept free of combat'

Hamas terrorist admits:

Dozens of terrorists hid in Nasser Hospital

IDF Spokesman Hagari says while IDF has intelligence about hostages' bodies being held in the hospital, they have yet to be found.

Dozens of terrorists hid in Nasser Hospital

Footage from Khan Yunis:

Alleyways, close-quarters combat, and sniper fire

During the operations in the area, many terrorists were killed, and dozens arrested. Among them were terrorists who participated in the October 7th massacre.

Alleyways, close-quarters combat, and sniper fire

Sinwar seen with his family in a Khan Yunis tunnel

Hamas leader apparently photographed on a security camera inside a Hamas tunnel in the Gaza Strip that the IDF reached in recent days.

Sinwar seen with his family in a Khan Yunis tunnel

How did former PM's desk end up in Gaza?

Reserve soldier shocked to find desk with inscription saying it belonged to late Israeli Prime Minister in Khan Yunis home.

How did former PM's desk end up in Gaza?

'We have not yet won the war, but we are winning it'

A Major (res.) in the IDF Paratrooper Brigade, comes home for the first time in four months, and tells it like it is. Op-ed.

'We have not yet won the war, but we are winning it'

Khan Yunis:

IDF providing medical equipment to hospital

IDF facilitated delivery of 20 oxygen tanks, additional medical equipment, to Al Amal Hospital in Khan Yunis.

IDF providing medical equipment to hospital

Khan Yunis:

Terrorists eliminated in face-to-face firefights

During operations in Gaza, Soldiers raid terrorist infrastructure and locate weapons, mortars, combat equipment, means for underground warfare, long-range missiles and RPG missiles.

Terrorists eliminated in face-to-face firefights

The Torah scroll that survived the battles in Gaza

Battalion 7421 moved from place to in the Gaza Strip, fighting Hamas terrorists. Everywhere they went, they were accompanied by the battalion's Torah scroll.

The Torah scroll that survived the battles in Gaza

Footage from the battlefield:

Rabbinical judge takes out terrorists with grenade

Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court Judge and Givati soldier, Avraham Zarbiv, threw a hand grenade at terrorists in Khan Yunis and killed them.

Rabbinical judge takes out terrorists with grenade

Dozens of terrorists killed in Khan Yunis battles

IDF troops from the Paratroopers Brigade killed dozens of terrorists in Khan Yunis over the past 24 hours.

Dozens of terrorists killed in Khan Yunis battles

In 1 room, a UN vest, in the next, a submachine gun

IDF releases footage of Egoz Unit's battles in Khan Yunis, where soldiers found UN, UNRWA, and humanitarian supplies in building used by terrorists during battle.

In 1 room, a UN vest, in the next, a submachine gun

Gallant:

'Sinwar has become a fugitive terrorist'

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant in statement on the war in the Gaza Strip: 3 of 4 Hamas battalions in Khan Yunis have been disbanded and the fourth will be disbanded very soon

'Sinwar has become a fugitive terrorist'

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Terrorist with grenade, knife shot at close range

IDF releases footage from Khan Yunis showing soldiers' response to terrorist who threw a grenade at them and ran at them with a knife.

Terrorist with grenade, knife shot at close range

Sinwar's brother's office

IDF raids Hamas Khan Yunis Brigade headquarters

The Givati Brigade conducted a targeted raid on the "Al-Qadsia" compound, which serves as the main base of the Khan Yunis Brigade.

IDF raids Hamas Khan Yunis Brigade headquarters

IDF raids building used by Khan Yunis Brigade head

AK-47s found in building used by Hamas commander to direct terrorist group's war against Israel.

IDF raids building used by Khan Yunis Brigade head

Day 119:

IDF intercepts suspicious aerial target from Gaza

IDF troops killed over 20 terrorists in western Khan Yunis primarily during close-quarters combat. Israeli Naval troops struck terror targets across the Gaza Strip coastline as part of the effort to assist the troops operating on the ground.

IDF intercepts suspicious aerial target from Gaza

Gallant in Khan Yunis:

'Pressure on Hamas enabling return of the hostages'

Defense Minister Gallant visited Khan Yunis where he was briefed on operational efforts above and below the ground in the area.

'Pressure on Hamas enabling return of the hostages'

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55th Brigade in intense battles in Khan Yunis

The 55th Brigade has left Khan Yunis after two months of operations in the town during which 70 tunnel shafts were dismantled and numerous terrorist operatives were eliminated.

55th Brigade in intense battles in Khan Yunis

Footage from Khan Yunis:

IDF locates and eliminates threats to soldiers

Since the ground operations began, Unit 414 has located over 100 terrorist tunnel shafts, destroyed about 200 enemy infrastructure, and dozens of rocket and mortar launchers.

IDF locates and eliminates threats to soldiers

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Israeli reporter films missile launch while in Gaza

The barrage on central Israel was launched while reporter Nitzan Shapira was touring the Khan Yunis region. He immediately called the cameraman who managed to record the launch.

Israeli reporter films missile launch while in Gaza

Deep in terror tunnels:

IDF locates Hamas leaders' quarters

So far, hundreds of tunnel shafts have been located and destroyed, some leading to significant strategic Hamas tunnels.

IDF locates Hamas leaders' quarters

Under Khan Yunis cemetery:

Troops find terror tunnel with command offices

The tunnel, dug by the Hamas terrorist organization, is part of a complex underground labyrinth, about a kilometer long and 20 meters deep.

Troops find terror tunnel with command offices

IDF takes out terrorists in central, northern Gaza

IDF operating against terrorist operatives and infrastructure in Khan Yunis and Gaza City.

IDF takes out terrorists in central, northern Gaza

30-year-old stolen trophy found in Khan Yunis

Akiva Halfon found a trophy from 1994 belonging to one Eli Yifrah in a house in Khan Yunis. He found the owner through Facebook and promised to return it upon his return from the front lines.

30-year-old stolen trophy found in Khan Yunis

Intensive battles in the area of Khan Yunis continue

The Paratroopers Brigade combat team continues to strike terror targets in the Khan Yunis area. The troops also eliminated terrorists and located large quantities of weapons.

Intensive battles in the area of Khan Yunis continue

Deep in Gaza:

Tanya printed on outskirts of Khan Yunis

Together with Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries, IDF soldiers in Khan Yunis place mezuzah on doorpost, lay tefillin, and print a copy of the Tanya.

Tanya printed on outskirts of Khan Yunis

IDF Chief of Staff:

'Reservists bring a big advantage'

IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi visited Khan Yunis and told commanders that reservists must be cared for.

'Reservists bring a big advantage'

Snipers and close-quarters combat:

IDF Paratroopers operate in western Khan Yunis

During a raid of Hamas military sites, the troops found dozens of Kalashnikov rifles, frag grenades, UAV drop charges, and mortars.

IDF Paratroopers operate in western Khan Yunis

US 'gravely concerned'

Israel blamed for strike on UNRWA facility in Gaza

IDF investigation rules out an Israeli aerial or artillery strike hit an UNRWA facility in Khan Yunis. US: We will continue to seek further information.

Israel blamed for strike on UNRWA facility in Gaza

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261st Brigade's operations before the disaster

A short time before the disaster which led to the deaths of 21 of its reservists, the 261st Brigade was filmed operating to dismantle terrorist infrastructure.

261st Brigade's operations before the disaster

Dozens of terrorists killed:

Ground troops completely encircle Khan Yunis

IDF ground troops engaged in close-quarters combat directed IAF strikes, and used intelligence to coordinate fire, resulting in the elimination of dozens of terrorists.

Ground troops completely encircle Khan Yunis