The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Monday that the airstrike killed one of Hamas leaders, Adil Mismah. He was responsible for the kibbutzim massacre in early October last year.
On October 7, 2023, terrorists entered, among others, to the area of kibbutzim – Israeli cooperative farms, murdering their inhabitants and kidnapping hostages.
The Israeli army announced on Monday that Adila Mismah, one of the commanders of the Hamas terrorist organization who led the October 7 attack, was killed in an Israeli airstrike. Mismah was responsible for the kibbutzim massacre.
Israel Close to Achieving ‘Operational Control’
Israel withdrew tanks from some Gaza districts on Monday, and “thousands” of soldiers also left the zone, Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari said, adding that in the north, Israel was close to achieving “operational control.” A total of five brigades were withdrawn. Some soldiers are to be sent to exercises, others will be able to return home and to work, said Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari.
Israel’s war goals “will require long-term fighting, for which we are preparing accordingly,” Hagari said. After the attack on Israel by Hamas and a coalition of smaller terrorist organizations, the authorities announced the complete destruction of Hamas and preventing it from continuing to rule Gaza.
At the same time as the withdrawal of some troops from the north of the zone, intense fighting continued in the south, especially in the area of the city of Khan Yunis. Israel’s shelling from the Gaza Strip continues – Tel Aviv was hit with rockets on the night from Sunday to Monday.
Israeli media suggest that a new phase of fighting will begin in the Gaza Strip. “The war is not ending,” Shlomo Brom, a retired general, told AP. As he said, “a different model is beginning,” which, in his opinion, may be the result of pressure USA.
Israel’s conflict with Hamas
Israel’s war with the Palestinian Hamas began on October 7, 2023, when terrorists from this organization broke through the border of the Jewish state and murdered about 1,200 people, including children, the elderly and pregnant women. More than 240 people were abducted to the Gaza Strip. Some have been released, but Israel is still trying to free the more than 120 people still detained in Gaza. Brokered truce negotiations runny nose and Egypt, increased the chance of releasing some of them.
After the October attack, the Israeli army launched an operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. According to the Hamas-controlled health ministry in the enclave, more than 21,000 Palestinians have been killed since then. Israel claims to have killed about 8,000 terrorists, with estimates that the entire group numbered 30,000.
The Israel Defense Forces (Cahal) have so far reported about 120 fallen soldiers.
Main photo source: PAP/EPA/ABIR SULTAN