The IDF announced that intense battles between the IDF and Hamas terrorist operatives are continuing in the Gaza Strip.
During operational activity of the 401st Brigade in the northern Gaza Strip, soldiers entered a building where they encountered Hamas terrorists who opened fire at them. During the battle inside the building, Sergeant First Class (Res.) Ben Zussman was killed, as well as Sergeant Binyamin Yehoshua Needham. Two additional IDF soldiers were wounded. The soldiers engaged in close-quarters combat, fired at the terrorists, and eliminated them.
The IDF also published footage of the Combat Engineering Corps’ 601st Battalion engaging in fierce firefights with Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip.
Earlier, the IDF reported that this afternoon and this evening, IDF ground troops and the IAF continued to operate across the Gaza Strip, striking rocket launchers, terrorist infrastructure, weapons storage facilities and eliminating Hamas terrorists
In one incident, IDF ground troops identified three Hamas terrorists located in their vicinity. The troops’ commander directed a UAV towards the terrorists, which struck and killed them.
Furthermore, a terrorist fired an RPG at IDF soldiers. The soldiers identified the terrorist and responded with fire, killing two terrorists. IDF troops also located two terrorists who shot at them from a tunnel shaft. In response, the troops destroyed the tunnel shaft and eliminated the terrorists.
During an additional incident, IDF troops directed a UAV towards three terrorists that were identified in the area, which struck and killed them.