One IDF elite soldier was killed in the raid deep into Hamas help Gaza territory. After months of rocket fire, the IDF finally eliminated a top terrorist. The Israeli Air Force assisted in the IDF operation, as you can see in the following video.

Hamas Statement

“A special force of the Zionist enemy infiltrated using a civilian car in the area of ​​the Shahid Ismail Abu Shanab mosque, 3 km east of Khan Younis. This force killed the commander of the Al-Qassam Brigades, Nur Barakeh,” said the statement.

“After they were exposed and our Mujahideen persecuted them and made contact with them, the enemy air force intervened and carried out attacks to cover the retreat of this force, and in the process some of our people were killed.”

“The incident continues and our forces continue to respond to this dangerous Zionist aggression,” said Hamas’ statement.

Timeline of Events

21: 45 Reports of clashes between IDF and Hamas armed wing Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.

Arab sources claim that the IDF soldiers targeted senior Hamas terrorists from the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigade, resulting in the deaths of at least two terrorists, a senior commander, Sheikh Nur Barakeh and Muhammad al-Qara, Barakeh’s aide.

22:10 IDF confirms that “during an operation in the Gaza Strip, an exchange of fire took place.”

Other Arab reports say that Mustafa Muhammad Hussein Abu Udeh and Alaa Muhammad Quidar were also killed.

The Gazans have subsequently begun launching rockets at Israel.

22:20 Rocket alert sirens sounding across southern Israel.

6 Hamas terrorists have been reported killed with 11 wounded.

In anticipation of rocket fire from Gaza terrorists, flights into Israel are being rerouted to enter Israel to land at Ben Gurion airport from the North. No flight schedules have been changed as a result of the fighting.

22:40 Residents along the Gaza border told to stay near their bomb shelters.

23:25 School is canceled on Monday across Gaza border communities.

The IDF sent out a statement to quell the rumors: No IDF soldiers were kidnapped.

23:40 Netanyahu is returning to Israel, cutting short his trip to Paris.