Materials found by Israeli troops in a Hamas stronghold in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip, October 31, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces).
The Israel Defense Forces reveals the intelligence information it obtained from a Hamas stronghold captured by troops of the Givati Infantry Brigade on Tuesday, in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip.
The large military compound served Hamas’s elite Nukhba forces and the terror group’s Jabaliya area intelligence unit, according to the IDF. The military said around 50 Hamas terrorists were killed during the assault on the stronghold. Two Israeli soldiers were also killed amid the fighting.
The IDF reveals that it recovered Hamas operational plans, maps, command and control charts, communication devices, and the personal details of commanders and operatives of the terror group.
The materials are being researched now by the 162nd Division’s intelligence unit and other officials, and will “be used by the IDF in the future fighting,” the military says.
The commander of the Givati Brigade’s reconnaissance unit, Lt. Col. “Zayin” — who can only be identified by his rank and first initial in Hebrew — warns Hamas in a video statement that his unit will capture more strongholds.
“The unit went into the stronghold itself, fought tough battles with terrorists, we killed quite a few, destroyed tunnel shafts, and brought important intelligence materials,” the officer says.
“We will continue to raid your strongholds and kill you inside the shafts, underground, and wherever you wait for us,” he adds.