The IDF identifies Flotilla 13, the army’s elite naval commando group, as the unit that entered the Gaza Strip overnight to destroy a long-range rocket cache in the Gaza City area.
Hamas claims their fighters ambushed the IDF soldiers on Sudaniya Beach.
Four IDF soldiers were lightly wounded in the ensuing gun battle, while three Hamas fighters were killed, according to Hamas sources.
Once the firefight commenced, the beach was bombarded by IDF naval and air forces.
In the end, the IDF says, “the mission was accomplished.”