The IDF has carried out airstrikes against more than 400 targets across the Gaza Strip since fighting resumed Friday, the army announced on Saturday, with ground, air and naval forces all involved in the operations.
Some 50 of the 400 targets attacked were hit as part of an air raid on Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, the IDF said. Israeli naval forces used precision-guided missiles to strike Hamas terror infrastructure, as well as naval equipment, located near the Khan Yunis harbor.
The IDF on Saturday uncovered dozens of Hamas missiles hidden underneath UNRWA equipment, it announced.Dozens of missiles with varying capacities, as well as some 30 Grad rockets, were found and confiscated by forces from the 261st Brigade.
The IDF 551st Brigade combat team also completed a mission in Jabalya on Saturday, having killed Hamas terrorists and destroyed terror infrastructure, the IDF said.
IDF destroys Gaza mosque used by Islamic Jihad as operational HQ
The neutralized infrastructure included tunnels and subterranean structures.
During the operation IDF troops identified and destroyed a Hamas terror tunnel, its entrance in the courtyard of a school compound, extending dozens of meters underground. Another tunnel was located and destroyed in the home of a Hamas naval force activist, the IDF said.
Soldiers of the 551st Brigade, along with Israeli special forces, also worked to eliminate subterranean infrastructure north of Jabalya, where Israeli troops subsequently isolated and secured an area to facilitate further IDF activity.Also, along with the air force and artillery units, IDF troops destroyed many pieces of Hamas combat equipment, including arms, explosives, launchers, and ammunition.
צה״ל תקף ביממה האחרונה מעל ל-400 מטרות טרור ברחבי הרצועה. במהלך הלילה, תקפו מטוסי קרב של חיל האוויר מעל ל-50 מטרות בתקיפה נרחבת במרחב ח'אן יונס>> pic.twitter.com/USFVvHYYhr— צבא ההגנה לישראל (@idfonline) December 2, 2023
Forces from the 401st Brigade struck down a terror cell and directed aerial fire at several other terror targets in the Jabalya area.
Forces from the 215th Artillery Brigade also operated across the northern Gaza Strip, directing aerial strikes against a terror cell that planned to ambush IDF forces, and raided a mosque used by Palestinian Islamic Jihad as an operational headquarters.