Summary of Overnight Operations, 9 Jan 2009, 07:54 IST


Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 7:54 AM

Summary of IDF Operations Overnight

In the last half hour four Grad rockets hit the Beer Sheva region.

IDF Infantry Corps, Armored Corps, Engineering Corps, Artillery Corps and Intelligence Corps forces continued to operate against Hamas terrorist infrastructure throughout the Gaza Strip during the night.

Humanitarian aid is expected to be transferred into Gaza via Kerem Shalom Crossing today. Yesterday Israel transferred 89 humanitarian aid trucks to Gaza via Kerem Shalom Crossing. 315,000 liters of fuel and 143 tons of natural gas were transferred through Nahal Oz Terminal, and 223 Gazan foreign nationals were permitted entry to Israel following requests from their respective governments.

The IAF attacked more than 50 terrorist infrastructure sites throughout the night, including the following:

  • Five rocket launching sites, one of which next to a mosque
  • A weapons storage facility
  • A vehicle garage and an office, both used for terrorist operations
  • Five weapon manufacturing sites
  • Groups of armed gunmen
  • Hamas operational centers and outposts

The Israel Navy operated in the area of Deir El Balah in the central Gaza Strip, targeting Hamas rocket launching sites in order to thwart attempts to fire rockets at Israeli communities.

The IDF will continue its operations against all terrorists and those who support them.

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