Over the last day, IDF ground forces, accompanied by IDF fighter jets and UAVs, conducted an additional targeted raid in the central Gaza Strip. As part of the activity, IDF aircraft and artillery struck terror targets belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in the Shuja'iyya area and throughout the Gaza Strip.
During the activity, the IDF identified and struck numerous terror targets, including anti-tank missile launch sites, military command and control centers, as well as Hamas terrorists.
The troops exited the area at the end of the activity. No IDF injuries were reported.
On Thursday, IDF fighter jets struck three senior Hamas operatives in its Daraj Tuffah Battalion. The terrorists had participated in previous attacks against Israel.
The terrorists targeted were:
- Batallion Commander, Rifaat Abbas
- Batallion Deputy Commander, Ibrahim Jadba
- Combat Support Commander, Tarek Maarouf
The Daraj Tuffah Battalion is a battalion in Hamas’ Gaza City Brigade, which is considered the most significant brigade of the Hamas terrorist organization. The battalion's operatives played a significant role in the invasion and murderous attack against Israel on October 7th.