The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on social media on Sunday that it had eliminated another Hamas commander who led the October 7 attacks on Kibbutzim Nirim and Nir Oz. Bilal al-Kedra was allegedly killed in the raid, which was the result of intelligence activities by the Shin Bet security agency and the Aman military intelligence service.
On the morning of October 7, terrorists broke into Kibbutz Nirim and shot five people in their homes. The intervention of the kibbutz self-defense slowed down the attack, but five guards lost their lives.
In Kibbutz Nir Oz, Hamas militants murdered 25 people, including six- and four-year-old children, and kidnapped over 80 residents. Among the abductees is historian Alex Dancyg, a Polish citizen.
The Israeli military struck more than 100 targets overnight
Al-Kedra, was the commander of the so-called the southern Khan Yunis battalion in the Nukhba unit (Arb. elite), which, according to the Israeli army, consists of individuals assigned to carry out terrorist attacks such as ambushes, raids, assaults, infiltration through tunnels, as well as to launch anti-tank rockets and missiles.
The Israeli military said it struck more than 100 targets on the night between Saturday and Sunday, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad command centers, military facilities, dozens of rocket launchers, anti-tank missile launch sites and observation posts. Additionally, other Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists were eliminated.
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