IDF releases footage of strikes on Gaza terrorists firing missiles at Israel

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

The Israel Defense Forces releases footage of two strikes on Palestinian terrorists who had launched projectiles at southern Israel earlier today.

According to the IDF, soldiers from the elite Egoz commando unit spotted mortar shell launches from a building in the Gaza Strip by the Hamas terror group and returned fire with a Spike missile, killing at least two terror operatives inside.

In the footage, the soldiers can be seen watching the building as the mortar shells were fired and then firing their Spike missile, which causes a large explosion. It is not immediately clear where in the Gaza Strip this occurred.

In another case, troops from the Maglan reconnaissance unit struck a group of Hamas members who were preparing to fire anti-tank guided missiles from a launchpad in the Strip.

In that video, a missile is seen streaking from the sky toward a warehouse before impacting and causing a massive blast.

In total, the IDF says it has killed at least 15 members of the Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror groups who were taking part in the rocket launches against Israel.

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