JERUSALEM (Worthy News)– Israel Defense Forces (IDF) killed 15 terrorists and took at least 150 terror suspects as prisoner in the Gaza Strip last night. The IDF death toll was raised to 32 as three IDF soldiers were killed overnight. A major tunnel network was discovered on Wednesday that contained maps and weapons for an imminent attack. Israel has discovered 31 tunnels so far, but has only destroyed nine saying it needs more time to dismantle the underground network.
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IAF hits 35 targets overnight; ground forces kill several Hamas operatives, take prisoners – Jerusalem Post
As Operation Protective Edge entered its 17th day on Thursday, the IDF saw significant gains but stated that more time is needed to achieve its mission objectives in Gaza.
Overnight operations saw the IDF take at least 150 terror suspects prisoner after they surrendered to Israeli forces in the neighborhoods of Khan Younis and Rafah in the Gaza Strip.
35 targets attack, 15 terrorists killed in IDF operations in Gaza overnight – Ynet News
As IDF troops continue operating at the heart of the Saja'iyya neighborhood in Gaza City and controlling all the designated targets, a senior army official said Thursday morning the IDF was deepening its operations in Beit Hanoun.
Cabinet to deliberate on expanding Gaza operation – Ynet News
The Security Cabinet is expected to deliberate on a possible expansion of the IDF ground incursion into the Gaza Strip when it meets Wednesday night. The next step in the escalation of Operation Protective Edge would allow the military to increase the area in which the IDF can operate and limit the freedom of movement of terrorists who have been using sniper rifles and anti-tank missiles to prevent the discovery of tunnels.
Gaza reporters' tweets: Hamas using human shields – Jerusalem Post
Several journalists from around the world reported seeing rockets fired from civilian areas in Gaza in recent days, and received threatening tweets in return accusing them of "informing" the IDF.
Harry Fear, a journalist from the UK reporting from Gaza for RT (formerly Russia Today) television, tweeted last week: "Should a journalist only report the noise and ferocity of Israel's attacks & not the sounds of Gaza’s rockets? Both terrify people," he tweeted.
Later that day, Fear tweeted: "Al-Wafa hospital has been hit in the last while; injuries reported – this is the hospital with human shields."
Jihadi cleric calls for Muslim fighters to join the fighting in Gaza – Jerusalem Post
A new jihadi media outlet called Al-Fawaris released a video calling on Gazans to endure the military operation, saying that victory looms and that Muslims all over the world support them.
UN launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza after 650 deaths – The Age
The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip.
The UN Human Rights Council condemned the Israeli assault which it said had involved "disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks", including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment, and the killing of more than 650 Palestinians.
Israel tests hi-tech tunnel detection system to fight threat from underground – UK Telegraph
Deep in the bowels of Tel Aviv's underground, engineers and scientists recently conducted trials of a new hi-tech detection system that aims to eradicate the threat posed by Hamas's underground tunnels.