IDF expands offensive against Hamas as it begins operation in central Gaza’s Nuseirat

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

IDF troops operate in central Gaza's Nuseirat, in an image published by the army on January 15, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)
IDF troops operate in central Gaza's Nuseirat, in an image published by the army on January 15, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)

The IDF says it has begun to operate on the ground in central Gaza’s Nuseirat, as the offensive against Hamas further expands.

It says troops of the 646th Reserve Paratroopers Brigade operating in Nuseirat located a mortar production facility, a rocket manufacturing factory, and weapons hidden in a building belonging to a humanitarian organization.

The IDF says reservists also raided a school in Nuseirat where eight Hamas operatives were holed up. The operatives were detained and taken to Israel to be questioned.

Also in the area of the school, the troops located a weapons depot, the IDF adds.

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