IDF announces the elimination of another Hamas leader: what is known
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced the elimination of another Hamas commander in the Gaza Strip. The head of the group's southern national security district, Muataz Eid, was killed in an air strike.
The elimination of the militant was reported late in the evening on October 15. It is noted that Muataz Eid was eliminated "as a result of intelligence efforts by the Shin Bet security agency and the Military Intelligence Directorate."
In addition, the IDF said that its fighter jets and attack helicopters continue to attack terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip.
During the day, the Israeli army attacked about 250 military targets, most of them in the northern Gaza Strip, the report said.
As reported by OBOZ.UA:
- According to the Israeli media, on the night of October 16, the IDF carried out the most massive air strikes on the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the war. Gaza City was the most heavily bombed.
- Jerusalem plans to send 10,000 troops to capture Gaza, which could be the largest offensive since the Second Lebanon War. The IDF aims, in particular, to eliminate Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar.
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a "new stage" in the war. The IDF acknowledged that the invasion of the Gaza Strip could be affected by the evacuation of Palestinians and tensions on the country's northern border.