Israeli forces kill ‘many terrorists’ in northern Gaza Strip

Fighting continued in Shejaiya and Jabalia in northern Gaza and Khan Yunis in the south • Lt. Col. Yuval Mazoz to take over command of Golani Brigade’s 13th Battalion.

By Joshua Marks | | Topics: Hamas, Gaza
Israeli troops operating in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, Dec. 14, 2023. Credit: IDF.
Israeli troops operating in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, Dec. 14, 2023. Credit: IDF.

Battles continued to rage in Shejaiya and Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, where “many terrorists” were killed, and in Khan Yunis in the south over the past day, the Israeli Defense Forces said on Thursday.

In Shejaiya, soldiers searched a school complex  “that served as a central focus of the fighting of the Hamas Shejaiya Battalion,” killing terrorists and destroying terrorist infrastructure in the compound.

In the Khan Yunis area, soldiers found weapons and grenades and destroyed two tunnel shafts, a rocket launch pit and a weapons warehouse.

Near Jabalia refugee camp, IDF forces demolished terrorist infrastructure, located weapons and killed terrorists. A Hamas sniper was eliminated by a helicopter gunship after being identified by ground forces.

Terror groups in Gaza continue to fire rockets into Israel, with sirens sounded in Gaza border communities on Thursday morning.

Also on Thursday morning, the IDF released for publication that Maj. (res.) Elisha Levinshtern, 38, from Harish, was killed in battle in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

His death brings to 116 the total number of soldiers killed since the start of ground operations in the Gaza Strip on Oct. 27; 445 soldiers have diedsince the start of the war on Oct. 7.

Lt. Col. Yuval Mazoz will replace Lt. Col. Tomer Grinberg, who was killed in Sheja’ia on Tuesday, as commander of the Golani Brigade’s 13th Battalion, the IDF announced on Thursday.

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