January 17, 2024: IDF: A Hamas operative responsible for interrogating individuals suspected of espionage against the terrorist organization was eliminated; The rocket launchers used to fire at Netivot yesterday were located and destroyed

During joint IDF and ISA operational activity, an IAF aircraft eliminated Bilal Nofal, who was responsible for interrogating individuals suspected of carrying out espionage activities against the terrorist organization in the southern Gaza Strip. Nofal played a role in the advancement of Hamas’ research and development processes. His elimination significantly impacts the terrorist organization’s capacity to develop and enhance its capabilities.

Following the rocket attack on the city of Netivot yesterday (Tuesday), IDF troops located the launch compound from which the rockets were fired inside the Gaza Strip. The troops found three launchers, each with ten barrels, a number of which were loaded with rockets. The troops destroyed the compound and the launchers.

In Khan Yunis, IDF troops identified three terrorists escaping to a building after they fired mortar shells at the troops. The troops directed a helicopter to strike and kill the three terrorists.

In the outskirts of Sheikh Ijlin in central Gaza, IDF troops identified two terrorists. The troops directed an IAF aircraft to strike and kill the terrorists. Additionally, IDF troops located large quantities of weapons in the area.

Last night (Tuesday), Israeli naval troops struck a number of Hamas terror targets as part of their assistance to IDF ground troops operating in the Gaza Strip.

Photos of the launchers used to carry out the rocket launches toward Netivot last night (Tuesday): https://IDFANC.activetrail.biz/ANC1701202493467

Photos of the IDF operational activity in the Gaza Strip: https://IDFANC.activetrail.biz/ANC170120249237537

Video footage of the Israeli naval strikes in the Gaza Strip: https://bit.ly/47E9CX7

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