IDF says troops killed dozens of Hamas operatives over last day in Gaza City, Khan Younis

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

IDF soldiers operate inside the Gaza Strip in an undated photo published on February 22, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)
IDF soldiers operate inside the Gaza Strip in an undated photo published on February 22, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)

The IDF says it is continuing a large-scale operation in Gaza City’s Zeitoun neighborhood, during which troops have been raiding Hamas sites and killing Hamas operatives.

Over the past day, the IDF says the 215th Artillery Regiment directed airstrikes against some 10 Hamas sites in Zeitoun, as the 401st Armored Brigade killed some 20 operatives in the area.

The 401st Brigade also destroyed numerous Hamas sites in the Gaza City neighborhood, the IDF says.

Nearby, in central Gaza, the IDF says the Nahal Brigade located and destroyed a rocket launcher that would have been used in an attack on Israel.

Meanwhile, in southern Gaza’s Khan Younis, the 7th Armored Brigade killed more than 15 Hamas operatives; the Givati Brigade ambushed a Hamas cell with sniper fire; and the Commando Brigade located a cache of weapons and documents, according to the IDF.

Also in southern Gaza, the Navy carried out strikes against vessels belonging to Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the IDF adds.

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