IDF’s Arabic spokesman threatens Hamas’s Shejaiya battalion

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

A military drone flies over the Gaza Strip, as seen from southern Israel, Dec. 3, 2023. (AP/Leo Correa)
A military drone flies over the Gaza Strip, as seen from southern Israel, Dec. 3, 2023. (AP/Leo Correa)

The IDF’s Arabic-language spokesman, Lt. Col. Avichay Adraee, threatens Hamas’s Shejaiya battalion in a post on X.

“This is a final notice. You are all targets,” Adraee says, attaching a picture of the commanders of the Shejaiya battalion, which operates in the Gaza City neighborhood of the same name.

He says the IDF will work to destroy Hamas’s infrastructure in the neighborhood.

“You have two options: Surrender and lay down your weapons, or face a fate similar to that faced by Wissam Farhat,” Adraee says, referring to the Shejaiya battalion commander who was killed in an Israeli airstrike yesterday.

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