IDF reports claim that Israel’s military inflicted serious damage on Hamas during the eight days of Operation Amud Anan – Pillar of Defense.
Israel eliminated Hamas military commander Ahmed Jabari, 30 Hamas field commanders, almost all of Hamas’s long-range missiles, and thousands of mid-range rockets and launching systems. Among the dead are senior Hamas police official Habas Masmah, senior Hamas anti-tank missile operator Khaled Shaar, and spokesman for Islamic Jihad in Gaza City Ramaz Harb.
All in all, the Israel Air Force hit approximately 1500 targets across Gaza, destroyed 60 bomb tunnels, 140 smuggling tunnels, and tens of Hamas headquarters and major command centers, including a Gaza media building where Hamas housed its intelligence operations, a Gaza police station, and terror hideout.
On top of punishing Hamas, the IDF had a lot of success defending Israeli citizens. The Iron Dome system reportedly intercepted 84 percent – 421 – of the rockets headed for Israeli cities.
About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
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