The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) successfully eliminated several top Palestinian terrorists over the weekend, along with a bank that was funding the terrorist group Hamas, and a building Hamas was sharing with the Associated Press.
“The IDF’s strikes on terrorist targets inside Gaza came after Palestinian terrorists began launching thousands of rockets at Israeli citizens last week, killing approximately a dozen people and wounding hundreds,” the Daily Wire reported.
Extremists eliminated by the latest round of tactical IDF airstrikes included:
- Yahya Sinwar, Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau in Gaza.
- Muhammad Sinwar, Head of Logistics and Manpower for Hamas, brother of Yahya Sinwar.
- Khaled Manamara, commander of the Al-Farka’in Battalion belonging to the Hamas terror organization.
- Raed Saad, Chief of Staff of Hamas Special Operations.
- Tisar Mevasher, commander of the Hamas ‘Karrara’ Battalion in Khan Yunis.
- Azi Tama’a, commander of the Hamas ‘Central Camps’ Brigade in Deir al-Balah.
Over the weekend, the IDF carried out a number of successful, narrowly-targeted operations. In one such defensive move, IDF stopped an attempt by Hamas terrorists to launch an explosive-laden drone toward Israel. The terrorists got the drone in the air but Israel shot it down and it fell on top of the terrorists and killed them.
The IDF destroyed a branch of a Hamas bank, saying: “The strike dealt a significant blow to Hamas’ financial administration, as this branch was used for managing the day-to-day cash flow of Hamas and its military wing.”
The IDF also leveled a building that contained Hamas assets which happened to be shared by the Associated Press. Leftists argued, without proof, that Israel was attacking the media.
“A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck a multi-story building which contained military assets belonging to the intelligence offices of the Hamas terror organization.
The building contained civilian media offices, which the Hamas terror organization hides behind and uses as human shields. The Hamas terror organization deliberately places military targets at the heart of densely populated civilian areas in the Gaza Strip.
Prior to the strike, the IDF provided advance warning to civilians in the building and allowed sufficient time for them to evacuate the site.”
The Biden administration was reportedly shown “smoking gun” evidence proving that Palestinian terrorists were in the shared media building.
“Israel shared intelligence with the US showing how Hamas operated inside the same building with Associated Press and Al-Jazeera in Gaza,” The Jerusalem Post reported.
“The U.S. was the only country to inquire about the IDF strike on the building, which the military said housed Hamas military intelligence offices, as well as AP and Al Jazeera, other news outlets, and other offices and apartments.”
“We showed them the smoking gun proving Hamas worked out of that building,” a source close to Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi told The Jerusalem Post. “I understand they found the explanation satisfactory.”
In further attempts to defend itself from the Palestinian terror attacks, the IDF has also targeted underground rocket launchers, anti-tank missiles, terror tunnels, and numerous terrorists who were in route to commit terrorist attacks.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said in a statement that anti-Semites across the political spectrum were using the recent fighting in Israel as an excuse to commit crimes against Jews around the world.
“Today the President spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, reaffirmed his strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza, and condemned these indiscriminate attacks against Israel,” President Joe Biden said in a statement.
“The President also spoke with Palestinian Authority President Abbas and conveyed a commitment to strengthening the U.S.-Palestinian partnership. They discussed a shared desire for Jerusalem to be a place of peaceful coexistence for all faiths and backgrounds.”
Author: Sean Henning