Dec 02 - IDF: The IDF is striking Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure in Lebanese territory with aircraft, mortar fire and artillery fire.
In addition, a short while ago, a number of launches toward IDF posts in the area of the Lebanese border were identified. In response, the IDF is striking the sources of the fire.
Dec. 02 - IDF: A short while ago, two mortar shell launches toward the area of Shomera in northern Israel were identified. The mortars fell in open areas.
In response, the IDF struck the source of the launches and fired artillery toward a number of locations in Lebanese territory.
Dec 02 - The IDF is continuing to strike in the Gaza Strip
Over the past day, the IDF struck over 400 terror targets throughout the Gaza Strip.
Overnight, IAF fighter jets struck over 50 targets in the area of Khan Yunis.
IDF troops struck terrorists and Hamas infrastructure in the area of Beit Lahia using tank fire and directing aerial strikes.
IDF troops carried out artillery fire and directed aerial strikes in the northern Gaza Strip. These strikes included a strike by an aircraft on a terrorist cell that was ambushing IDF troops and a strike by a fighter jet on a mosque used by the Islamic Jihad as an operational command center.
Furthermore, IDF troops directed aircraft to strike terror targets and struck other targets from the ground and from the air. Among the targets were a weapons storage compound and terror infrastructure used for renewal of Hamas’ terror capabilities.
Moreover, overnight, Israeli Navy troops carried out a targeted operational activity in the Khan Yunis marina and Deir al-Balah in the southern Gaza Strip, during which they struck Hamas military targets using precise munitions, as well as striking infrastructure and equipment used by the Hamas Naval Forces.
IDF troops also thwarted terrorist cells and directed fire against terror targets in the northern Gaza Strip.
Video of a strike on terrorists in western Jabalya: https://bit.ly/46Hzr8e
Video of IDF strikes in the Gaza Strip: https://bit.ly/46H8nFW
Video of IDF activity in the Gaza Strip: https://bit.ly/49ZxVkH
Related photos: https://IDFANC.activetrail.biz/ANC0212202368945685412
Dec 02 - IDF: Following the report regarding sirens that sounded overnight in Moshav Dishon in northern Israel, several launches from Lebanese territory toward Israel were identified. In accordance with protocol, no interceptors were launched.
In response, IDF artillery struck the area from which the launch was carried out, and an IDF aircraft struck the cell that carried out the launch.
Dec. 02 - IDF: The IDF is continuing to operate in the Gaza Strip
In the past hours, terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip was targeted and struck. The targets included operational command centers in which Hamas terrorists were operating, underground sites, and a military compound from which anti-tank missiles were launched at soldiers earlier today.
Furthermore, the IDF eliminated a number of terrorist cells throughout the Gaza Strip, including a terrorist cell of over 10 terrorists. The cell was operating adjacent to ground troops and identified by IDF observation soldiers.
Additionally, in joint ground and aerial activity, IDF forces thwarted two terrorist cells that launched mortar shells toward IDF troops in the Gaza Strip.
Video of the strikes: https://bit.ly/3GsEEWN
Video of the strike on a terrorist cell that was observed by observation troops: https://bit.ly/3Rr9GVn
Dec. 01 - IDF: In response to the launches toward Israeli territory throughout the day, IDF fighter jets, helicopters, and artillery struck Hezbollah infrastructure in Lebanon.
Dec 01 - Joint IDF and ISA announcement:
The body of the hostage Ofir Tzarfati z”l was recently located by combined IDF and ISA forces in the Gaza Strip, and was brought to Israel.
Following the identification of Ofir Tzarfati z”l on Wednesday (November 29th) by medical officials, military rabbis, the Institute of Forensic Medicine, and the Israel Police, IDF and police representatives informed the family of Ofir Tzarfati z”l of his death. Ofir was kidnapped on October 7th, from the area of the party in Re’im.
We express our deep condolences.
Our mission is to locate and return the hostages home. The IDF and the ISA are working in full coordination with the relevant national and security bodies and will continue until the task is complete.
Dec 01 - IDF: A short while ago, the IDF struck a terrorist cell that was operating in Lebanon adjacent to the area of Zar'it.
Furthermore, a number of launches were identified crossing from Lebanon toward IDF posts in the area of Rosh HaNikra and Margaliot, as well as toward the city of Kiryat Shmona. The IDF Aerial Defense Array successfully intercepted two launches in the area of Kiryat Shmona.
IDF artillery struck the sources of the fire.
Video of the strikes: https://bit.ly/4125Hlg
Dec.01 - IDF: Following Hamas’ violation of the pause, combat has resumed in the Gaza Strip; Since 7:00, the IDF has struck over 200 terror targets
Following Hamas’ violation of the operational pause, over the last few hours, ground, air and naval forces struck terror targets in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, including in Khan Yunis and Rafah.
The IDF struck areas booby-trapped with explosives, terror tunnel shafts, launch posts, and operational command centers designated by Hamas for use in the renewed fighting.
video of the strikes: https://bit.ly/3RkY06i
IDF: The IDF is providing information to residents of the Gaza Strip on movement for their safety in the next stage of the war: This is the division of evacuation areas in the Gaza Strip.
The terrorist organization Hamas uses the residents of the Gaza Strip as human shields, placing its command and military infrastructure in residential areas, hospitals, mosques, and schools. Hamas turns civilian sites into military targets while using civilians and civilian facilities as a human shield.
Since the beginning of the war, the IDF has been deploying various means to avoid harming civilians in the Gaza Strip. This includes sending messages and announcements to the residents of Gaza calling on them to evacuate from specific areas that are being used by Hamas for terrorist activities and calls for them to evacuate along relevant routes.
In preparation for the next stage of the war, the IDF is publishing the Evacuation Zone Map in the Gaza Strip. This divides the territory of the Gaza Strip into areas according to recognizable areas to enable the residents of Gaza to orient themselves and understand the instructions, and to evacuate from specific places for their safety if required.
An interactive map that was published shows the numbers of the areas in the north and south of the Strip, calling on residents to locate the relevant area to them and to act if they are requested to evacuate from it.
The map was published on a special page on the IDF website in Arabic and in a special video released by the IDF Spokesperson in Arabic on social networks. Additionally, the map was published in announcements distributed by the IDF in the Gaza Strip.
Link to the site: https://bit.ly/gaza_blockmap
IDF: IDF fighter jets are currently striking Hamas terror targets in the Gaza Strip. Details to follow.
IDF: Following the initial report regarding sirens sounded in Kibbutz Holit, a number of launches were identified from the Gaza Strip toward Israeli territory.
The launches were not intercepted according to protocol.
IDF: Hamas violated the operational pause, and in addition, fired toward Israeli territory.
The IDF has resumed combat against the Hamas terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip.
IDF: Following the initial report regarding sirens sounded in communities near the Gaza Strip, the IDF Aerial Defense Array successfully intercepted a launch from the Gaza Strip.
IDF: The released hostages are at the hospitals where they were reunited with their families
The 6 released hostages went from the Hatzerim Base to hospitals, where they are reunited with their families.
IDF: November 30 early evening, an interceptor was launched following a suspicious identification inside Israeli airspace over southern Israel.
An alert was activated in open areas according to protocol.
The incident was under review.
IDF: The two released hostages are currently in Israeli territory and on their way to the Hatzerim Base.
Joint IDF and ISA announcement: A short while ago, Red Cross representatives transferred two Israeli released hostages to IDF special forces and ISA forces adjacent to the security fence with the Gaza Strip.
Afterwards, they will make their way to the Hatzerim Base.
In the next few hours, additional Israeli hostages are expected to be transferred to the Red Cross.
The families of the hostages are being updated by IDF representatives with the latest available information.
IDF: Based on information that was received from the Red Cross, two Israeli hostages have been transferred to them and are on their way to Israeli territory. In the next few hours, additional Israeli hostages are expected to be transferred to the Red Cross.
IDF: A short while ago, a ramming attack was carried out at an IDF checkpoint adjacent to Moshav Beka'ot, in the Jordan Valley area.
IDF soldiers at the scene shot and neutralized the assailant. Two IDF soldiers were lightly injured in the attack. The soldiers were evacuated to a hospital to receive medical treatment. Their families have been notified. The forces are searching the area for additional suspects.
IDF: A short while ago, following the sirens that sounded in the areas of Dovev, Mattat, and Sasa in northern Israel, the IDF Aerial Defense Array successfully intercepted a suspicious aerial target that crossed from Lebanon into Israeli territory.
IDF: In light of the mediators' efforts to continue the process of releasing the hostages and subject to the terms of the framework, the operational pause will continue.
IDF: Chief of the General Staff, LTG Herzi Halevi: “We know what we need to do, and we are prepared for the next stage”
Today (Wednesday), the Chief of the General Staff, LTG Herzi Halevi, approved plans for the continuation of the fighting in the Southern Command together with the Commanding Officer of the Southern Command and members of the General Staff, in which he approved the strike plans for the continuation of the ground operation.
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IDF: During the Hamas massacre of October 7, the Bibas family, including 10-month-old Kfir Bibas, his 4-year-old brother Ariel Bibas, and their mother Shiri Bibas — were kidnapped alive into Gaza.
The barbarism and cruelty of Hamas is on full display to the world. IDF representatives spoke with the Bibas family following the recent reports and are with them at this difficult time. The IDF is assessing the accuracy of the information.
Hamas is wholly responsible for the security of all hostages in the Gaza Strip. Hamas must be held accountable. Hamas’ actions continue to endanger the hostages, which include nine children. Hamas must immediately release our hostages.
The IDF, along with other security agencies, will continue to accompany the Bibas family, as well as all families of the hostages and missing persons.
IDF: Statement by the Chief of the General Staff, LTG Herzi Halevi: “The IDF is prepared to continue fighting”
The full translated statement:
Seventy-six (76) hostages have been returned home so far. Children, women, civilians and soldiers, who were taken by a murderous and merciless terrorist organization, and not all have yet returned. Each one who is released brings great relief, but there is no ounce of relief in the fact that more remain. We will operate to bring them all back.
The return of the hostages is a bright light for us all. It is also further evidence of the results of significant military pressure and resolute ground operations, which created the conditions for the return of our civilians home.
The IDF is prepared to continue fighting. We are using the days of the pause as part of the framework to learn, strengthen our readiness and approve future operational plans.
In recent days, I met with commanders and soldiers who have been in the Gaza Strip, after fighting courageously and resolutely there. I told them – “You have achieved many successes, thanks to you hostages are returning home, and many challenges still lie ahead.”
They replied to me: “We want to fight until we return home all the hostages.” This is how we operate! We are preparing for the continuation of the operation to dismantle Hamas. It will take time, these are complex goals, but they are justified beyond measure.
We are here in northern Israel, and from here I want to address the residents of the north who have been evacuated from their homes for some time – I know how difficult, uncomfortable and filled with great uncertainty the situation is.
This morning, I met with the heads of the northern municipal authorities and witnessed their leadership during this complex period. We will ensure that the residents of the north return to a different, better and more stable security reality.
The IDF’s ground operations in Gaza City, a dense and complex area, aim to achieve a worthy and necessary goal. We know, if required, how to apply the same strength in the north, in order to return you safely to your communities, cities and this beautiful and important region of the country.
I have met with our precious reserve soldiers in the north, south, center and inside the Gaza Strip. Nearly eight weeks have passed since they left their lives and came to defend their home and country. This deserves deep public appreciation. I greatly appreciate it. Their readiness and seriousness as well as their experience. I send my thanks, great appreciation and support to their dear families – full partners in the effort to defend our home. I know this comes at a cost.
In recent days, there has been a discussion about the conduct of the IDF and the Intelligence Directorate before the events of October 7th. Given the painful outcomes, the interest in the matter is clear. We will ensure accountability. We will listen attentively to every one of our commanders and learn from what they thought and said.
The IDF and within it the Intelligence Directorate, failed in the events of October 7th. There will be fundamental and deep investigations, but for now, we must focus on the fighting.
The commanders of the IDF and especially the personnel of the Intelligence Directorate and the Southern Command are now engaged in fighting.
Personnel from the Intelligence Directorate are operating day and night to support IDF soldiers in Gaza, to alert them and designate the enemy for them. They do this with exceptional excellence.
They are also working on the most important of missions: intelligence about the hostages. Their actions have already led to successes that are too early to discuss, and the mission, as we all know, has not been completed.
t is not right for IDF commanders to be dealing now with the responsibility of this or something else – we need them working together on the many complex tasks they face.
I have not yet met a commander in the IDF since the start of this war who I did not see bearing a heavy sense of responsibility. Currently, everything is dedicated to fighting.
We will not cease until we restore security to the State of Israel.
Full statement of the Chief of the General Staff, LTG Herzi Halevi: https://bit.ly/3TjbfWP
IDF: Over the last hour, three explosive devices were detonated adjacent to IDF troops in two different locations in the northern Gaza Strip, violating the framework of the operational pause. In one of the locations, terrorists also opened fire at the troops, who responded with fire.A number of soldiers were lightly injured during the incidents.In both incidents, the troops were located in positions as per the framework of the operational pause.
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