Group of 150 Hamas terrorists surrender to Israeli soldiers (video)By Mason White 11:54 AM July 24, 2014
|150 Hamas terrorists surrender to IDF|
By: Aryeh Savir
(Scroll down for video) A group of 150 Hamas terrorists surrendered to Israeli soldiers on Thursday, the Tazpit News Agency reported.
The IDF has reportedly stabilized its lines and is now focusing on mapping out and destroying the terror tunnels they have uncovered.
So far, 31 tunnels have been uncovered and nine have been destroyed. IDF-Hamas fighting in Gaza remains intensive, as Hamas is still trying to carry out attacks in Israel through tunnels.
A major tunnel was uncovered yesterday, which contained maps, IDF uniforms and weaponry for an imminent attack. In one incident, a Combat Engineer’s unit spotted terrorists emerging from a tunnel.
They called in air support and the cell was hit. Over the past 24 hours, IDF ground forces have arrested 150 terrorist in the Gaza Strip, including one dressed in an IDF uniform.
Over 200 terrorists were killed since the beginning of the ground operation. Overnight, the IDF attacked 35 terror targets, bringing the total number to 3,400.
Lt. Paz Elyahu, 22, Staff Sgt. Li Mat, 19 and Staff Sgt. Shahar Dauber, 20, all paratroopers, were killed yesterday on the battlefield by an explosive device. 32 soldiers have fallen during Operation Protective Edge.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, are continuing their shuttle diplomacy, but to no avail. Reports indicate they have not been able to contact Hamas in any fashion, not through Egypt or Mahmoud Abbas.
The IDF is interested in continuing to destroy as much as Hamas’ terror infrastructure as they can.
98 rockets were fired at Israel yesterday, of which 25 were intercepted by the Iron Dome. A foreign worker was killed by a rocket yesterday while he was working in a field.
The IDF announced yesterday that they have destroyed 30 to 40% of Hamas’ rockets since the starting of the operation. In total, 2,270 rockets were launched toward Israel since the beginning of the operation. The Iron Dome has destroyed 448 of them.