Dec 29th, 2008
Summary of IDF Operations Overnight
Last night, IDF forces struck dozens of Hamas related targets including weapon manufacturing and storage facilities, posts, tunnels, launching grounds and warehouses.
Among the targets hit, was the office of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Hania, in the city of Gaza. The IAF also targeted a weapons research and development center that was used, among other uses, as laboratories to develop and manufacture explosives and were an inseparable part of the Qassam rocket manufacturing infrastructure.
Naval forces also struck a number of targets, including Hamas vessels and posts, and reported accurate hits.
More than 150 rockets and mortar shells were launched at Israel since the beginning of the operation.
The IDF Spokesperson wishes to emphasize that the IDF will continue to act against anyone who harbors terror in their residence, provides shelter to terrorists and their activities, and forces their children and spouses to act as human shields.
The Home Front Command has deployed soldiers to assist the residents of the communities surrounding the Gaza Strip. Together with the emergency authorities, they are doing as much as possible to prepare the population- which is requested to follow the directions provided by the Home Front Command.