According to the Israel Defense Forces, over 250 Hamas terror targets in the Gaza Strip were struck by Israeli fighter jets over the course of the previous day.
These targets included terror infrastructure, operational command centers, tunnel shafts, and rocket launchers positioned right in the middle of residential areas and firing rockets into Israeli territory throughout the war.
Additionally, a Hamas surface-to-air missile launch site in the Khan Yunis region was hit by Israeli naval troops. The military claims that the post is close to a mosque and a kindergarten.
As part of preparations for the next phase of conflict, IDF tanks and infantry units carried out what the military described as a targeted raid in the northern Gaza Strip overnight on Wednesday.
According to the IDF, the attack was led by the Givati infantry brigade, and soldiers found and destroyed terrorists, terrorist infrastructure, and anti-tank missile launch sites.
At the conclusion of the operation, all Israeli ground forces left Gaza, according to the IDF. Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, the IDF spokesperson, stated on Wednesday night that the conflict will be protracted and that patience and resiliency are required.
He added that Israel’s national goal is “to destroy Hamas’s leadership infrastructure and capabilities and return the hostages.” Every attack in Gaza, according to Hagari, “improves our position in the coming stages of the war.”
According to him, the removal of senior Hamas leadership is a key priority. “We attack around the clock any operational target or underground when we get intelligence,” he added.
According to Hagari, IDF ground soldiers are dispersed widely throughout Gaza. He urged the Israeli population not to become complacent. He issued a warning, saying, “We anticipate seeing rocket fire in various locations.”
“We destroyed a number of terror squads in the north; they are everywhere. It happens frequently; one team was on its way to attack an IDF unit. Those that send squads to attack us will incur a very high cost, he warned.
IDF forces located and attacked a second terrorist cell on Wednesday in the Arab al-Aramshe region near the Lebanese border. Later in the day, Hezbollah military targets in Lebanon were attacked by Israeli Air Force jets.