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Israel destroys loaded rocket launchers in Gaza humanitarian zone

News Agencies | Updated on: 24 April 2024, 15:46 IST
An Israeli infographic showing the location of Hamas rocket launchers

Tel Aviv: Israeli aircraft struck Hamas rocket launchers located in a southern Gaza humanitarian zone overnight, the Israel Defence Forces confirmed on Wednesday morning.

According to the IDF, the launchers were loaded with rockets. An image released by the army showed the launchers 15 meters away from the closet shelter tent.

"The strike was conducted after taking precautions to mitigate civilian harm," the IDF said.

On April 8, Israel destroyed Hamas rocket launchers in a Khan Yunis humanitarian zone meters away from an aid distribution area.

No civilians were harmed in either strike after being warned ahead of time.

Meanwhile, Israeli aircraft struck over 50 Hamas targets throughout the Strip, including an operational tunnel shaft during the past day. In central Gaza, several Hamas terrorists spotted near Israeli forces were eliminated by tank fire.

At least 1,200 people were killed and 240 Israelis and foreigners were taken hostage in Hamas's attacks on Israeli communities near the Gaza border on October 7. Around 30 of the remaining 133 hostages are believed dead.


First published: 24 April 2024, 15:46 IST