Israeli warriors: A glimpse into Gaza


November 17, 2023


Israeli forces conducting ground operations in the Gaza Strip, Nov. 7, 2023.

(JNS) - Israeli forces continue to battle Hamas terrorists deep inside the Palestinian enclave.

A humanitarian corridor for Gazan

The IDF on Tuesday again opened a humanitarian corridor for Gazan civilians to evacuate to the safe zone south across the Wadi Gaza.

It is the fourth consecutive day that Israeli troops have facilitated the movement of Gazans from the north, despite coming under attack by Hamas terrorists.

Avichay Adraee, the Israel Defense Forces' Arabic-language spokesman, published video footage of a convoy of hundreds of Gazans walking south on the Salah al-Din route. Some of them appear to be raising their hands and others seem to be carrying white flags.

IDF continues to destroy Hamas terror tunnels in Gaza

Israeli reserve fighters from the Negev Brigade of the 551st Brigade along with soldiers from the Yahalom unit of the Israeli Combat Engineering Corps located a number of terror tunnels inside a residence in civilian territory in the Beit Hanon area, the IDF reported on Tuesday.

Along with soldiers from the IDF's Oketz canine unit (Sting), the forces destroyed the tunnels. 

The nephew of Ofir Libstein, head of the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council, who was killed in a gunfight with Hamas terrorists during the Oct. 7 massacre, dedicated the explosion of the tunnels to his memory.

"I want to dedicate this explosion to Ofir as an act of defense for the homeland; One of the efforts to return the Gaza Strip to 100 percent paradise," Capt. (Res.) R. said.

Hamas tunnel demolition dedicated to slain Israeli council head

Israeli soldiers in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip discovered a civilian home connected to several tunnels on Monday, the Israel Defense Forces announced.

Team leader, Capt. (res.) R. dedicated the demolition of the tunnels to his uncle, Ofir Libstein, who was the head of the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council.

The council governs 11 communities located adjacent to the northeast corner of the Gaza Strip. It includes some of the communities most devastated in the Oct. 7 Hamas onslaught, such as Kibbutz Kfar Aza and Kibbutz Nahal Oz.

Libstein and his son, Nitzan, were killed on Oct. 7 while trying to defend Kfar Aza from the Hamas attack.

"I want, not as an act of revenge, but as an act of defending the homeland, to dedicate this explosion to Ofir," said Capt. R.


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