A strike squad from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) infiltrated Gaza this week to target anti-tank defenses in anticipation of the long-awaited ground assault.
The IDF said in a release in English:
“As part of getting ready for the next steps of the battle, the IDF carried out a planned raid overnight using tanks across the northern Gaza Strip. The Givati Brigade was in charge of the action.”
“During the activity, troops located and struck many terrorists, terrorist infrastructure, as well as anti-tank rocket launch posts, and operations in order to prepare the battlefield.”
“The soldiers left the area at the completion of the activity.”
The IDF also said that it had hit 250 Hamas targets, such as a rocket launch point close to a school.
Around 100,000 soldiers are gathered at the border with Gaza to go inside and eliminate Hamas. Hamas is the Palestinian terrorist group that attacked Israel on Oct. 7 and killed over 1,400 people, wounded over 4,000 others, and took over 200 hostages.
In preparation for the next stages of combat, the IDF operated in northern Gaza.
IDF tanks & infantry struck numerous terrorist cells, infrastructure and anti-tank missile launch posts.
The soldiers have since exited the area and returned to Israeli territory. pic.twitter.com/oMdSDR84rU
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 26, 2023
Israelis are now sure that they can’t stand Hamas being in Gaza anymore because of how big and violent the attack was. A military attack is likely to cost a lot of lives, but everyone in the country agrees that it is necessary to invade and fight.