Dec 27th, 2008
“Cast Lead” Operation against Terror Infrastructure in the Gaza Strip Continues
Since this morning, the IDF attacked dozens of targets affiliated with the Hamas terror organization in the Gaza Strip. The targets included command centers, training camps, various Hamas installations, rocket manufacturing facilities and storage warehouses.
The vast majority of the casualties are terror operatives; most of whom were wearing uniform and working on behalf of terror organizations.
The operation is ongoing and will continue for as long as is necessary, pending security assessments by the General Staff the IDF Chief of Staff.
The IDF wishes to emphasize that secrecy and the element of surprise were central to the implementation of the operation.
The IDF also wishes to inform the Israeli public that it must prepare itself for continued rocket fire by Hamas. The patience and resilience of the Israeli public is required.
The Israeli public is requested to listen to IDF Spokesperson Announcements and follow directions given by the Home Front Command in order to ensure their safety.