IDF details paratrooper battles in Gaza’s Zeitoun and Shejaiya

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The IDF details the latest operations of the Paratroopers Brigade in the Gaza Strip, which has been battling Hamas in Gaza City’s Zeitoun and Shejaiya neighborhoods over the past week.

It says the troops have killed numerous Hamas operatives, detained others, and uncovered and destroyed tunnel shafts and networks during the operations in Gaza City.

A blurred image published by the IDF shows the bodies of three terror operatives near an IDF tank, who had been killed by machine gun fire by soldiers of the Paratroopers Brigade’s 202nd Battalion amid the fighting.

Troops of the 202nd Battalion also found memory cards with footage taken by Hamas terrorists during the October 7 onslaught on southern Israel, the IDF says.
The IDF adds that troops of the Kiryati Brigade’s 7421st Battalion — operating as part of the paratroopers’ taskforce — found a lathe used to manufacture rockets, hundreds of explosive devices, dozens of firearms and rockets in the area.

Metal pipes used to manufacture rockets are found by IDF troops in Gaza City, in a handout image published December 12, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)

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