Terrorists fire anti-tank missile from Al-Wafa hospital in Gaza

IDF retaliates, killing two terrorists; IAF strikes area used to store weapons.

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July 24, 2014 18:29
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Weapons found in a Gazan tunnel July 24

Weapons found in a Gazan tunnel July 24. (photo credit: IDF)

 
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Terrorists in Gaza fired an anti-tank missile at the IDF from the Al-Wafa hospital on Thursday, using the structure as an attack base despite Israel's air strike on the structure on Wednesday following previous gunfire and missiles fired from it by Hamas.

The IDF fired back, killing two terrorists, and the air force later struck the building from which the missile was fired. The air force also struck a structure near the Al-Wafa hospital used to store weapons, and as a command and control center.

The IDF struck 90 targets in Gaza over the past 24 hours, the army said on Thursday. Targets included underground rocket launchers, terrorist lookout points, and other infrastructure used to facilitate projectile attacks on Israel.

Since the start of the ground offensive, the IDF discovered 31 tunnels, and destroyed 11 of them.


On Thursday morning, paratroopers detected two terrorists who emerged from a tunnel shaft. They were captured and taken into custody for questioning.

Paratroopers also saw a terrorist approaching them in southern Gaza wearing explosives. Soldiers opened fire and struck the man. Minutes later, the unit discovered two tunnel shafts nearby.

An Armored Corps unit detected gunmen in its vicinity, and fired shells at it, striking the terror suspects.

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