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Israel strikes over 200 Hamas targets in Gaza as ground operations intensify

The IDF, in a statement, reported that its Negev Brigade conducted a strike on Hamas "infrastructure" housed within a school in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza. Hamas operatives had allegedly utilized the school to launch attacks against Israeli troops

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The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) carried out a series of targeted strikes against approximately 200 Hamas targets in Gaza overnight.

The intensified military actions come as ground forces continue operations within the Strip, marking a heightened phase in the ongoing conflict.

The IDF, in a statement, reported that its Negev Brigade conducted a strike on Hamas “infrastructure” housed within a school in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza. Hamas operatives had allegedly utilized the school to launch attacks against Israeli troops.

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During the operation, the Negev Brigade discovered and neutralized two tunnel entrances, one of which was booby-trapped, along with other weapons within the school complex.

Ground forces further executed airstrikes during the night, targeting vehicles transporting missiles and mortars for Hamas operatives, an anti-tank missile launch position, and a group of Hamas members along with an adjacent weapons depot.

These actions underscore the IDF’s commitment to dismantling Hamas’ military capabilities and infrastructure.

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The Israeli Navy also joined the offensive, conducting strikes overnight along Gaza’s coast. The Navy’s operations specifically targeted Hamas observation posts and other infrastructure, reflecting a comprehensive approach to diminish the organization’s capabilities across various fronts.

The IDF’s actions are part of an ongoing response to rocket attacks and other hostilities originating from the Gaza Strip. Tensions in the region have been escalating, prompting Israel to take decisive measures to protect its citizens and secure its borders.

The developments signal a continuation of the cycle of violence that has characterized the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with both sides engaging in military operations.

The IDF’s efforts to dismantle Hamas infrastructure underscore the strategic importance placed on neutralizing potential threats and maintaining security in the region.

As the situation unfolds, the international community remains watchful, urging restraint and a return to dialogue to de-escalate tensions.

The latest round of strikes and ground operations highlights the complexities and challenges surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has endured for decades with lasting geopolitical implications.

 

This article was created using automation technology and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

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