Israel’s IDF Destroys Gaza Terrorist Sites After Hamas Rocket Fire
Jerusalem Post: “The IDF struck a Hamas weapons production factory and a military site belonging to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.”
The Israeli military on Thursday hit Hamas bases after Gaza-based terrorists fired rockets into Israel. “The IDF struck a Hamas weapons production factory and a military site belonging to Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Thursday morning, after six rockets were fired toward southern Israel,” the Jerusalem Post reported.
In response to the rockets fired from Gaza, IAF fighter jets struck both a weapons manufacturing site and military compound belonging to the Hamas Terrorist Organization, located in central and northern Gaza.1/3 pic.twitter.com/625A9zCzn1
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) February 23, 2023
Highlighting terror group Hamas’s use of civilians to shield its terrorist infrastructure, the Israeli TV channel i24News noted that “[o] ne of the targets is a compound in the north of the Strip, used, among other things, to store Hamas weapons; it is located near a mosque, a clinic, a school, a hotel and a police station.”
The Times Times of Israel reported IDF’s response to the latest Hamas rocket fire:
Israeli warplanes carried out bombing raids against the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning, the military said, hours after Palestinians fired six rockets into southern Israel in an apparent revenge attack for a deadly Israeli incursion into Nablus a day earlier.
Fighter jets hit a Hamas weapons workshop in central Gaza as well as an unspecified “military site” in the northern part of the Strip used by the group to store naval weapons, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.
“The complex is located near a mosque, a medical clinic, a school, a hotel, and a police station. This is further proof that the Hamas terror organization places its military assets in the heart of a civilian population,” the military said.
“The strike deals a serious blow to Hamas’s ability to fortify and arm itself,” it added. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
Videos shared on social media showed a large explosion at a building near the coast, and a dark plume of smoke rising above the densely populated enclave in the early morning light.
Prime Minister Netanyahu at the Cabinet meeting:
"We have a clear policy: To strike at terrorism forcefully and to deepen our roots in our land. In response to the firing of rockets at our territory, IDF fighter jets attacked Hamas terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip this morning pic.twitter.com/ckVZUiMA4j
— Prime Minister of Israel (@IsraeliPM) February 23, 2023
IDF Takes Out Wanted Terrorists in West Bank Raid
The Hamas rocket fire came after Wednesday’s Israeli military raid in the Palestinian Authority-controlled town of Nablus killed at least 1o terrorists.
Several wanted terrorists were eliminated in the daytime anti-terror operation. “Leaders in the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas and the Lion’s Den movements were among those killed,” the Jerusalem Post revealed.
The news website Ynet reported the details of the IDF-led counter-terrorism strike:
Israeli troops on Wednesday entered a major Palestinian city in the West Bank in a rare, daytime arrest operation, triggering fighting that killed at least 10 Palestinians and wounded scores of others. (…)
The Israeli military said it entered Nablus on Wednesday to arrest three wanted militants suspected in previous shooting attacks in the West Bank. It said it tracked down the men in a hideout.
The army said it surrounded the building and asked the men to surrender, but instead they opened fire. It said all three were killed in a shootout. It said that during the raid, armed suspects “shot heavily toward the forces,” which responded with live fire. It said others hurled rocks and explosives at the troops.
There were no Israeli casualties. It released photos of what it said were two automatic rifles confiscated in the raid.
Helmet cam footage – Yamam operators locating wanted terrorists in the alleys of the Kasbah of Nablus pic.twitter.com/NZI15lDlK8
— Israel Police (@israelpolice) February 22, 2023
UN, Mainstream Media Enraged at the Anti-Terror Raid
The coverage in the mainstream media once again painted Israel as the ‘aggressor” for going after the jihadists and terrorists. The raid was “another escalation in counterterrorism tactics by Israel under its new far-right government,” the Washington Post complained.
The WP and the New York Times ran similar headlines, claiming “Palestinians killed” in “Israeli raid.”
The United Nation was “appalled” at the killing of wanted terrorists. “The United Nations special coordinator for the Middle East peace process said late Wednesday he was “appalled by the loss of civilian lives” in the raid,” CNN reported.
Before you jump on the ship that the folks eliminated in the IDF op in #Nablus yesterday we’re just innocent peace activist civilians tranquilly mediating at the time … pic.twitter.com/9jgOK2aN3l
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) February 23, 2023
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Good riddance! The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist
So, the UN is defending terrorists. The UN is not only more useless than the League of Nations was, but is descending into defending barbarism, which the League never did. The US should abandon this freak show and tell the UN to move itself to some other more congenial location, like Pyongyang.
CNN etc al need to be reminded that Arabs cannot be descendants of the Philistines and that there are no real “Palestinians.” They are just Arabs. Gaza, Judea and Samaria are legitimate parts of Israel.