ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 145

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IDF says it struck 250 Hamas targets over past day, including tunnels and other sites overnight

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

This handout photo from the Israel Defense Forces cleared for publication on December 10, 2023, shows Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip. (Israel Defense Forces)
This handout photo from the Israel Defense Forces cleared for publication on December 10, 2023, shows Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip. (Israel Defense Forces)

The IDF says it carried out strikes on some 250 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip over the past day, as troops continue to battle operatives on the ground.

The strikes overnight includes the targeting of a Hamas compound in Khan Younis and several tunnel shafts in the area.

According to the IDF, in the last few hours, ground forces raided Hamas sites in Gaza, finding and destroying what they described as many weapons and tunnel shafts, and killing gunmen who had planned to attack the troops.

Overnight, the IDF says a fighter jet directed by troops of the Givati Infantry Brigade struck a Hamas communications site next to a mosque in southern Gaza. After the strike, the Givati troops raided the site.

The IDF says the elite Egoz unit over the past day has been striking tunnel shafts in the Khan Younis area using guided munitions. The unit also identified a Hamas cell by drone and eliminated its members, according to the IDF.

In Shejaiya in the north, the IDF says troops of the 188th Armored Brigade raided a Hamas command center, locating weapons used by its operatives, including assault rifles, grenades, anti-tank missile launchers and more equipment.

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