IDF raids UNRWA HQ in Gaza City it says was used by terror groups

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

Over the past day, IDF troops raided UNRWA’s headquarters in Gaza City, which the military says was used by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad to carry out attacks against troops.

The raid was carried out by the Commando Brigade and elite Multi-Domain Unit, which yesterday joined the 99th Division in the ongoing operation in southern and western areas of Gaza City.

The IDF says it first opened a humanitarian corridor for civilians to leave the UNRWA facility area.

During the raid, troops killed and detained several gunmen and located a large amount of weaponry, according to the IDF.

Also in the past day, the IDF says troops with the 98th Division killed dozens of gunmen in Gaza City’s eastern Shejaiya neighborhood, amid a separate operation there.

A tunnel was also demolished in Shejaiya, the military says.

Meanwhile, operations also continue in southern Gaza’s Rafah, where the IDF says troops with the 162nd Division killed several terror operatives, located weapons, and destroyed tunnels in the past day.

Separately, several drone strikes were carried out against Hamas operatives in the central Gaza Strip, who according to the IDF were involved in digging tunnels and launching missiles at troops in Gaza.

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