January 19, 2024: Joint IDF and ISA announcement:

IDF ground, air, and naval troops conducted joint operational activity to eliminate terrorists throughout the Gaza Strip

Yesterday (Thursday), Wael Abu-Fanounah, senior member of Islamic Jihad, was eliminated during a precise IAF airstrike led by the southern Command, and based on IDF and ISA intelligence direction.

Wael Abu-Fanounah was the Deputy Head of Islamic Jihad’s psychological warfare operations. He held several positions within the terrorist organization’s ranks, including as an assistant to Khalil Bahtini, the Islamic Jihad’s Commander of the northern region of the Gaza Strip.

Abu-Fanounah was responsible for publishing videos of the Islamic Jihad’s rocket attacks against Israel, as well as the creation and distribution of documentation of the Israeli hostages as part of the psychological warfare waged against the Israeli public by the terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip.

IDF ground troops and naval forces are continuing to conduct joint operational activity in the Gaza Strip, including precise airstrikes.
Additionally, IDF naval forces are continuing to assist ground troops through strikes from the sea.

In the central Gaza strip, IDF forces continued to conduct counterterroism activity. The troops came under RPG attack, cleared the area, and seized a RPG launcher, AK-47s, and military equipment.

In northern Gaza, over the last day, combined air and ground forces engaged and killed several armed terrorists.

Video footage of the IDF strikes in the Gaza Strip: https://bit.ly/3U573dk

Photos of the IDF troops’ operational activity in the Gaza Strip: https://IDFANC.activetrail.biz/ANC190120239356456

Photos of the weapons located in central Gaza:https://IDFANC.activetrail.biz/ANC19012024948567

Video footage from the elimination of the Deputy Head of the Islamic Jihad’s Propaganda Unit: https://bit.ly/490oqjW

Infographic about Wael Abu-Fanounah, Deputy Head of the Islamic Jihad’s Propaganda Unit: https://IDFANC.activetrail.biz/ANC180120243297546

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