IDF kills three terrorists trying to cross into Israel from Gaza

IAF fighter jets struck a Hamas compound in an UNRWA school in the central Strip, killing several terrorists.

By Israel Today Staff | | Topics: Gaza, Hamas
IDF troops operating in the Gaza Strip on June 5, 2024. Credit: IDF.
IDF troops operating in the Gaza Strip on June 5, 2024. Credit: IDF.

Israeli forces killed three terrorists who tried to infiltrate into Israel from the Rafah area of the Gaza Strip, the military said on Thursday morning.

The gunmen opened fire at troops as they approached the security fence, with soldiers returning fire. An Israeli Air Force craft that was monitoring the terrorist cell’s movements struck two of them, with the third being killed shortly after by tank fire.

“We emphasize that the terrorists did not cross the fence built along the Gaza Strip,” the IDF said, adding that the incident is under review.

According to Israeli reports, the military is looking into whether a fourth terrorist may have fled the scene and remained in Gaza.

 

IDF strikes Hamas terrorists hiding in UNRWA school

IAF fighter jets carried out a precision strike on a Hamas terror compound inside an UNRWA school in the Nuseirat area of central Gaza overnight Wednesday, according to the military.

“Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists who belonged to the Nukhba Forces and took part in the murderous attack on communities in southern Israel on Oct. 7 were operating in the compound,” the IDF said.

Several terrorists were killed in the strike, who the IDF said were planning to carry out terrorist attacks and promote terrorist activities against Israeli troops in the immediate time frame.

“The terrorists directed terror from the area of the school while exploiting it and using it as a shelter,” the army said.

The military emphasized that several steps were taken before the strike to reduce the risk to the noncombatant population, including conducting aerial surveillance and additional intelligence information.

Hamas claimed that at least 27 people were killed in the strike, calling it a “massacre.”

Israel released an infographic showing where the terrorists were operating in the school complex.

IDF Spokesman

With reporting by JNS.