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Israel forces destroy weapons workshop in northern Gaza

News Agencies | Updated on: 16 May 2024, 7:51 IST
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Tel Aviv: Israeli soldiers operating in northern Gaza eliminated dozens of terrorists in encounters and airstrikes as Hamas tries to regroup in the Zeitoun area, the Israel Defense Forces said on Wednesday. 

The IDF said ground forces destroyed Hamas infrastructure, including a weapons workshop located near a school. Large numbers of weapons, including AK-47s, grenades, explosives and magazines, machines for producing rocket launchers as well as unspecified "intelligence management assets" were also uncovered.

This comes on the heels of Israel killing 15 terrorists in a Hamas command centre located inside a UNRWA school, and aerial footage shows Palestinian gunmen in a UNRWA aid compound in Rafah this weekend.

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 132 hostages are believed dead.


First published: 16 May 2024, 7:51 IST