IDF says it is still fighting terrorist infiltrators in Israeli territory

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

A corpse of a Palestinian terrorist lies along a road in an undisclosed location on the border with the Gaza Strip on October 8, 2023. (Menahem KAHANA/ AFP)
A corpse of a Palestinian terrorist lies along a road in an undisclosed location on the border with the Gaza Strip on October 8, 2023. (Menahem KAHANA/ AFP)

The Israel Defense Forces says it is still fighting Palestinian terrorists in Israeli territory, 40 hours into the war launched by the Hamas terror group.

“The IDF’s standing and reserve ground forces, in cooperation with [other] security forces, are conducting prolonged fighting in the towns surrounding Gaza, and have [killed] hundreds of terrorists in the towns, the border, and the coastline, in the last 40 hours,” the IDF says in a statement.

The IDF says troops continue to carry out searches across the area, and are still exchanging fire with terrorists at this hour in various locations.

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