Israel raids hundreds of Hamas facilities in Khan Younis, including office of Yahya Sinwar

May 12, 2020, Tulkarem, Palestine: Israeli soldiers take their positions during a campaign to arrest Palestinians in the village of Shweika, near Tulkarm, on the northern West Bank. The Israeli authorities launched a massive arrest campaign among members of the Islamic resistance movement Hamas throughout the West Bank following the war between Israel and Gaza.,Image: 819384131, License: Rights-managed, Restrictions: , Model Release: no, Credit line: Nasser Ishtayeh / Zuma Press / ContactoPhoto

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced this Monday that they had raided hundreds of facilities and infrastructure of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the city of Khan Younis, including offices of senior representatives of the militia, including the leader of the organization in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar. “We are fighting in a simultaneous maneuver: surface and underground combat at the same time, in a unique and professional manner, with the cooperation of special forces, commands and divisional combat teams,” said Dan Goldfuss, general of the 98th Brigade. in charge of operations in Khan Yunis. According to Goldfuss, Hamas militiamen are “fleeing” the city thanks to the Israeli Army operation, after which the troops are taking the opportunity to attack the militia’s main structures. During this incursion, headquarters, training complexes, a communications post and even buildings dedicated to military intelligence activity have been attacked. As far as underground operations are concerned, the Israeli Army has detailed on its official website that over the last few weeks “hundreds of wells” have been discovered, some of which lead to “important strategic points for Hamas.” “. In addition, Israeli troops have eliminated “hundreds of Hamas terrorists” in these attacks. Hamas launched a series of attacks on Israeli territory in early October that left almost 1,200 dead and 240 hostages. The Israeli Army responded with a bloody military campaign focused on Palestinian militia structures in the north of the Gaza Strip, although they later spread to the south. Authorities in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip have confirmed the deaths of more than 26,600 people, mostly women and children, while another 65,000 have been injured. Separately, more than 360 Palestinians have been killed in security force operations and attacks by settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since October 7.

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