IDF publishes footage of elite troops retaking Gaza border post from Hamas on Saturday

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

The Israel Defense Forces publishes footage showing troops of the Navy’s elite Shayetet 13 commando unit retaking the Sufa military post on the Gaza border from Palestinian terrorists on Saturday.

The headcam video shows the soldiers battling Hamas terrorists inside the base, killing some and arresting others.

The troops are seen reaching the base’s bunker, where surviving soldiers were holed up amid Hamas’s attack. “Shayetet, Shayetet, stay in the bunker, we’re coming,” one of the officers shouts.

The IDF says Shayetet 13 soldiers also operated in southern Israel on Saturday, after being airlifted to the scene following Hamas’s murderous invasion from the Gaza Strip.

The Shayetet 13 troops killed more than 60 Palestinian terrorists in the Sufa post, and in the towns of Be’eri, Kfar Aza, Sa’ad, Mefalsim and Nir Oz, and rescued some 250 hostages, according to the IDF.

Another 26 terrorists were arrested by the soldiers, including a senior member of Hamas’s naval forces, the IDF adds.

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