IDF strikes in Gaza
IDF strikes in GazaAtia Mohammed/Flash 90

IDF soldiers eliminated two terrorists near the Erez Crossing, located along the Gaza Strip border, overnight Tuesday.

In another incident, two terrorists were eliminated between Alumim and Kfar Maimon.

At the same time, the Gazan “interior ministry” reported an intense IDF air strike in the Khan Yunis area.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that dozens of fighter jets struck over 70 targets in the Daraj Tuffah area.

The Daraj Tuffah area is used as a terror hub for the Hamas terrorist organization, where a large number of terror attacks against Israel are directed.

Furthermore, terror infrastructure used by the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization was also struck.

“The IDF will continue to operate against Hamas terror infrastructure that directs terror against Israel,” said the IDF statement.

In a subsequent update, the IDF said that dozens of fighter jets struck over 200 targets in Al-Furqan.

This is the third strike in the area during the last 24 hours, in which the IDF struck over 450 targets.

“Al-Furqan, a neighborhood in the northern Gaza Strip, is used as a terror hub for the Hamas terrorist organization, where a large number of terror attacks against Israel are directed. The IDF will continue to operate against Hamas terror infrastructure that directs terror against Israel,” said the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

Early Wednesday morning, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit updated that in the last few hours, Hamas naval targets, including the Khan Yunis and Gaza docks, that are used by the Hamas terrorist organization to carry out terror attacks on the Israeli coastline were struck.

The docks were struck using artillery fire from missile boats, IDF helicopters and ground artillery batteries.

In addition, Israeli Naval forces killed a Hamas diver who attempted to infiltrate into Israel from the Gaza shores earlier today.

“The IDF will continue to operate in all arenas in order to ensure the safety of Israeli civilians,” the statement said.

Palestinian Arab sources reported the Israeli air strikes targeted the home of the father of the head of the military wing of Hamas, Mohammed Deif. The sources claimed that Deif’s brother, along with his son and granddaughter, were killed in the air strike.

Earlier, IDF soldiers, backed by a helicopter and UAV, conducted an exchange of fire with a number of terrorists in the Ashkelon Industrial Area, killing three of them. A fire broke out in the area during the incident, and fire forces are on their way to the scene.

Residents of Ashkelon were asked to "minimize the exits from their homes as much as possible in the coming hours, with an emphasis on the coastal strip, and to maintain high vigilance."

Residents of the Sdot Negev Regional Council, which is located near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, were instructed, due to fear of infiltration by terrorists, to shut themselves in their homes, lock the doors and enter protected spaces until further notice.