IDF Chief of the General Staff: “We have been at war for a month now, we are inflicting severe damage to Hamas, damaging the leadership of Hamas, targeting the commanders, targeting the terrorists.”
As Israel’s ground offensive entered its eleventh day, the IDF is closing in on the Hamas headquarters located underneath the Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital. “Israeli forces on Monday pushed further into the Gaza Strip and were reportedly nearing the enclave’s main Shifa Hospital — which Jerusalem says is located above Hamas’s command center — as they continued to target Hamas’s underground tunnel network and military capabilities, after launching intensive strikes against the terror group the night before,” The Times of Israel reported.
Extensive strikes in Gaza overnight, battles reported near Shifa hospital; Red Cross says IDF fired 2 missiles at targets near hospital; 2 terrorists who participated in Oct. 7 massacre captured in Gaza & taken to Israel. via @ynetalerts & @kann_news
— Israel Radar (@IsraelRadar_com) November 7, 2023
The advancing Israeli ground troops overran the first Hamas terrorist strong hold in Gaza. “IDF fighters from the 7th Brigade Combat Team took control of a military stronghold of the Hamas terrorist organization in the northern Gaza Strip in the past day. Anti-tank launchers and missiles, various weapons and intelligence materials were located at the outpost,” the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in statement Tuesday morning.
A month after the mass-murder of Israelis, most of them unarmed civilians, by the terrorist intruders belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the Israeli ground forces have cut Gaza into half, dividing the terrorist-controlled territory into the combat zone in the north and safe zone for the civilian evacuation in the south. The city of Gaza in the northern part of the coastal territory is a Hamas stronghold, infested with terrorist tunnels, fortification and weapons depots.
The air, ground and naval forces were conducting a multi-pronged attacks against Hamas. “We have been at war for a month now, we are inflicting severe damage to Hamas, damaging the leadership of Hamas, targeting the commanders, targeting the terrorists, destroying Hamas’ infrastructure in Gaza, and we are also constantly ready for other areas,” Chief of the General Staff, LTG Herzi Halevi said on Tuesday.
The Israeli military on Tuesday morning disclosed the details of the nighttime operation:
IDF fighters from the 7th Brigade Combat Team took control of a military stronghold of the Hamas terrorist organization in the northern Gaza Strip in the past day. Anti-tank launchers and missiles, various weapons and intelligence materials were located at the outpost.
A fighter jet attacked a squad of about 10 terrorists in cooperation with fighters in the Nahal Brigade combat team who identified the squad and directed the attack.
Later, the fighters identified an anti-tank squad that was operating near them and directed another aircraft that attacked the squad.
During the night, the IDF attacked dozens of positions for launching mortars.
Tonight the Navy forces attacked targets of the terrorist organization Hamas, which include positions for technological means, using precision weaponry.
In addition, the fire complex of Division 36 located a number of terrorists of the terrorist organization Hamas, who had barricaded themselves in a building near Al-Quds Hospital and from where they planned to launch an attack against our forces.
As Israeli soldiers flush out the terrorist enemy in house-to-house combat, they uncover Hamas tunnel network and weapons cache underneath residential building. The IDF is discovering terrorist tunnel shafts opening into houses, hospitals and mosques.
WATCH: Hamas turned a mosque into a rocket launching compound.
This is yet another example of Hamas’ shameless exploitation of civilian areas for its terrorist activities. pic.twitter.com/TvKsCdabO4
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 6, 2023
The house-to-house searches are also yielding more evidence of how Hamas has deeply penetrated Gaza society, training kind in terror camps and recruiting their parents for terrorist activities.
New evidence suggest that Hamas was using Israel’s work permit program to gather intelligence on Israeli border communities. Some of the terrorists who entered Israel on October 7 were holders of work-permits and intimate knowledge of the security measures in place.
Israel issued around 18,000 work-permits to Gazans seeking gainful employment in Israel.
IDF conducted a raid in one of the houses in Gaza, from which fire was fired at our forces. Photos of children with weapons and a work permit in Israel held by the father of the family were found in the house.
Nir Dvori. pic.twitter.com/tWqxz8BXX7
— Israel War Room (@IsraelWarRoom) November 7, 2023
As Israeli military sweeps deep into the terrorist-held area, they continue to find more and more evidence of Hamas using Gaza civilians as human shields in its war of jihad against Israel.
The Israeli broadcaster Arutz Sheva reported Tuesday:
During combat operations in the Gaza Strip, IDF forces located and uncovered additional evidence of Hamas’ use of civilian sites for terrorist purposes and especially for launching rockets at the State of Israel.
During activity by a team of soldiers of the 460th Brigade to locate terrorist infrastructure and clear the area, rocket launch pits found by the soldiers in a mosque were destroyed.
In addition, during several activities in the past day, the soldiers found over 50 rockets ready to be launched into Israel from inside a youth movement compound in Northern Gaza.
Jerusalem: Female terrorist wrapped in Hamas flag attacks police
Israeli police in the city of Jerusalem took out a woman wrapped in Hamas flag, who tried to carry out a stabbing attack.
“Female terrorist wrapped in Hamas flag attempted to carry out stabbing attack at Jerusalem checkpoint,” the i24News reported. “The terrorist was neutralized by a shot in the lower body, according to the police statement.”
Hamas has a green colored flag inscribed with Shahada, or the Muslim testament of faith, proclaiming that “there is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” The terrorist flag has been spotted at the recent pro-Hamas rallies in cities across the West, including New York.
🔴 Female terrorist wrapped in a Hamas flag attempted to carry out a stabbing attack at a Jerusalem checkpoint. Israeli police shot her in her lower body pic.twitter.com/l78CMEiCSK
— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) November 7, 2023
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