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IAF destroys Jabalia launch site firing rockets at Sderot

IDF soldiers found 250 rockets, shells, and rocket-propelled grenades during a raid on a Hamas compound.

Israeli soldiers operating in the Gaza Strip, Dec. 11, 2023. Credit: IDF.
Israeli soldiers operating in the Gaza Strip, Dec. 11, 2023. Credit: IDF.

The Israeli Air Force overnight Monday destroyed a launch site in Jabalia from which rockets were being fired toward the western Negev city of Sderot, one of several launch sites attacked over the past 24 hours across the Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces also raided a Hamas compound overnight, where they located 250 rockets, shells and rocket-propelled grenades, as well as other weapons and military equipment. Troops also struck a weapon production factory where they located hundreds of grenades, rockets, and M72 LAW rockets (light anti-tank weapons).

In addition, Israeli naval forces struck a terrorist cell that was firing at ground troops in the Gaza Strip.

Sirens sounded in communities close to the Gaza border on Tuesday morning.

Palestinian terrorists have fired more than 11,500 rockets at Israel since Hamas launched a war against the Jewish state on Oct. 7. On that day, thousands of rockets were launched into Israel while masses of heavily armed gunmen stormed across the border, murdering 1,200 people, wounding over 5,000 others and taking 240 hostages back to Gaza.

The IDF on Tuesday morning named another soldier killed in battle in the Gaza Strip.

Maj. (res.) Tzvika Lavi, 30, from Eli, a soldier in the 699th Battalion of the 551st Brigade, was seriously injured in northern Gaza on Nov. 20, and died of his wounds on Monday.

Maj. (res.) Tzvika Lavi, 30, from Eli. Credit: IDF.

At least 107 soldiers have been killed in action in Gaza since the start of the IDF ground operation on Oct. 27; 434 Israeli soldiers have died since the war began.

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