January 1st, 2008
Attack on Houses of Terror Operatives in the Northern Gaza Strip
Today (Jan. 1), the IAF struck a number of targets based on IDF and ISA intelligence information:
Among the targets were:
The house of Muhamad Fuad Barhud (a senior terror operative in the Popular Resistance Committees) in Jabaliya. Barhud is responsible a large amount of Grad and Qassam amd mortar shell attacks that are perpetrated from northern Gaza Strip. These activities are funded and supported by Hamas. Among other locations, his house was used as a storage site for various weapons including anti-tank missiles, rockets, and explosive devices used by both the Resistance Committees and Hamas.
The house of another terror operative, Hasin Drairy, was also attacked in the Sabra (northern Gaza Strip). The house was used as a storage site for rockets and mortar shells. The house was also used as a lathe for rocket manufacturing.
In addition, a weapon storage facility was attacked in the house of Taufik Abu Ras. Abu Ras is a Hamas terror operative from A-Nusseirat. His house also served as a manufacturing laboratory and a storage site for a wide array of weaponry, including rockets and explosive devices.
More than 20 targets were attacked since this morning, including weapons storage facilities, rocket launching sites, Hamas terror operatives, and a tunnel used by Hamas.
Operation Cast Lead will continue and will go on for as long as necessary.