Six Weeks of War: IDF Strikes Haniyeh’s Residence, Continues Shifa Hospital Operation

The home of Hamas’ political bureau chief was used for terror infrastructure and a meeting point for Hamas senior leaders to direct attacks against Israel

Six Weeks of War: IDF Strikes Haniyeh’s Residence, Continues Shifa Hospital Operation

Israel’s war against the Hamas terror organization has entered day 41. Overnight, IDF fighter jets struck the residence of Ismail Haniyeh, the Head of Hamas’ Political Bureau, which was used as terrorist infrastructure and often served as a meeting point for Hamas' senior leaders to direct terror attacks against Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers.

During the takeover of the Shati camp, IDF troops located and destroyed a Hamas naval forces weapons cache, containing diving gear, explosive devices, and weapons. They also struck terrorists and located weapons including explosive belts, explosive barrels, RPGs, anti-tank missiles, comms equipment, and intelligence documents.

IDF troops are continuing the precise and targeted operation against Hamas in a specified area in the Shifa Hospital, in which they are conducting searches for Hamas terror infrastructure and weapons. They have also delivered humanitarian aid to the entrance of the hospital.

Yesterday, the IDF located an operational command center and technological assets belonging to Hamas, indicating that the terrorist organization uses the hospital for terrorist purposes. Israel has repeatedly stressed that while it continues to operate in the hospital complex and extract intelligence information, it does everything in its power to prevent harm to the medical teams and civilians sheltering there.

Weapons found by the IDF

On the northern front, several rockets were launched from Lebanon into Israeli territory yesterday. In response, the IDF struck the Hezbollah launch post from which the missile was fired. The IDF also struck several observation posts and additional launch posts, a weapons compound, and terror infrastructure sites belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization.

About 1,500 Israelis have lost their lives since Hamas’ surprise attack on the border-adjacent communities on October 7th, most of them innocent civilians murdered by Hamas. There are currently 368 reported fallen soldiers. 239 people are held captive by Hamas in Gaza, their ages ranging from 10 months to 86 years (there are also reports that one female hostage gave birth to a baby in captivity).  IDF Corporal Noa Marciano, who was kidnapped to Gaza from her military base on October 7th, was killed in captivity. Her body has not been returned. 

 

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