IDF says troops find mortars in UNRWA bags, tunnel shaft near top Hamas officer’s home

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

Troops of the 7th Armored Brigade operate at the entrance to a Hamas tunnel in Khan Younis, in a handout image published February 24, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)
Troops of the 7th Armored Brigade operate at the entrance to a Hamas tunnel in Khan Younis, in a handout image published February 24, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)

Troops of the IDF’s 7th Armored Brigade raided the home of a senior Hamas intelligence officer in southern Gaza’s Khan Younis, locating a tunnel shaft and weapons nearby, the military says.

The tunnel was later destroyed.

In the same area, the IDF says the troops located a cache of mortars in repurposed UNRWA bags, and other weapons and military equipment.

Amid the 7th Brigade’s operations in Khan Younis, the IDF says the troops spotted eight Hamas operatives approaching them, before eliminating them with an Iron Sting guided mortar.

The IDF publishes footage of the strike.

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