The Israeli military on Thursday released footage of air strikes targeting what it described as Hamas sites in Gaza. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) claimed to have discovered weapons in a school complex, although this could not be independently verified by Reuters.
In a statement, the IDF detailed its operation in Jabalya, where soldiers facilitated the evacuation of civilians from a school before conducting searches that allegedly uncovered numerous weapons. Additionally, the IDF reported striking a compound in Khan Yunis, targeting and killing Hamas militants.
Israel’s campaign in Gaza, now over 10 weeks old, was initiated with the intention of dismantling Hamas following an October 7 raid by the group into Israel. During this raid, Hamas reportedly took around 240 hostages and caused 1,200 deaths, according to Israeli sources.
Since then, Israel has conducted a significant ground and air campaign against the coastal enclave. The Gazan health ministry has confirmed nearly 20,000 deaths, with additional casualties suspected under the rubble.