Israel’s security service has established a new unit with the sole goal of hunting down and eliminating the terrorists who played a role in Hamas massacre on October 7.
The new unit set up by Shin Bet, named Nili – an acronym in Hebrew for “The Eternity of Israel Will Not Lie” – will seek to find the Hamas members who tortured, murdered and kidnapped hundreds of people in kibbutzim located in southern Israel.
More than 1,400 people were killed in that unprecedented terror assault, and around 212 were kidnapped and brought into the Gaza Strip.
Israel responded to the attack by launching retaliatory air strikes and razing entire areas in Gaza in a bid to take out terrorist cells.
More than 4,500 Palestinians have been killed and around 14,000 were left wounded as a result of these missile strikes.
More than a fortnight into the war, Israel is believed to be preparing for a ground operation inside the Gaza Strip, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran-backed and Lebanon-based Hezbollah militants on the northern border not to try and open a new war front, saying it would be the “biggest mistake of their lives”.
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Hamas terrorist found with al-Qaeda instruction manual on making a chemical weapon
A Hamas terrorist who took part in the October 7 attack on Israel was found to be in possession of an al-Qaeda instruction manual on how to make a makeshift chemical weapon, Israel’s President has revealed.
Isaac Herzog said during an interview with Sky News the material had been recovered from the body of one of the Hamas terrorists who joined the harrowing assault on Israel.
Palestinian journalist killed in Gaza City
Roshdi Sarraj, a Palestinian journalist who worked as a fixer and translator for foreign reporters, died following an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, according to Palestinian press agency WAFA.
At least 23 journalists have been killed since the war erupted, and a further eight have been left injured.
Moreover, the NGO Committee to Protect Journalists said three journalists have been reported detained or missing.
Of those known to have died, 19 journalists were Palestinian, three were Israeli and one was a Lebanon national.
Biden and Netanyahu agree on ‘continued flow of assistance’ into Gaza
After a second convoy carrying humanitarian aid was allowed into Gaza on Sunday, US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to allow a “continued flow of … critical assistance into Gaza”, the White House said.
The humanitarian aid currently being delivered to the war-torn strip includes medicine, food and water.
Fuel hasn’t yet been delivered, despite humanitarian organisations warning hospitals are in dire need to keep life-saving machines turned on. Homes also need fuel to operate water pumps.
Israel hits 320 ‘terror targets’ overnight
IDF said to have struck overnight 320 “terror targets” in Gaza.
Among them, the defence forces said to have hit tunnels and “dozens of operational command centres” belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
The IDF added: “Furthermore, the IDF struck targets that posed a threat to forces in the area surrounding the Gaza Strip who are preparing for ground operations, including dozens of mortar shell and anti-tank missile launch posts.”
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