160 Palestinian Terrorists & 'Suicide Submarine' Taken Out by Israel Defense Forces
Over 3,150 rockets have been fired at Israel
Palestinian terrorists inside of Gaza were taken out by The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in response to attacks launched against Israel that started over a week ago.
Over 3,150 rockets have been fired at Israel from Palestinian terrorists with Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).
Israel’s Iron Dome has successfully intercepted approximately 90% of the 450 rockets that have fallen inside Gaza.
The IDF highlighted some recent developments:
Over the last days, Israeli naval troops spotted suspicious activity in the Northern Gaza Strip, nearby assets of the Hamas’ naval forces, and tracked the movements of a number of suspect enemy combatants. Today, using IAF aircraft surveillance and naval capabilities, several of the suspects were spotted with a vessel, suspected of being a Hamas submergible naval weapon.
The vessel was being taken to the shore and appeared to be on its way to carry out a terror attack in Israeli waters. A short while ago, an IDF naval vessel and an aircraft targeted the operators and the weapon in order to remove the threat.
A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck the main operations center of the Hamas internal security forces in the Rimal neighborhood, in the northern Gaza Strip. The operations center was a central part of Hamas terror infrastructure.
It served as a base for military intelligence operatives.Prior to the strike, the IDF provided advance warning to the occupants of the building and allowed sufficient time for them to evacuate the site.
The attack on the naval vessel was described by the Daily Mail as “Hamas ‘suicide submarine’ after militants were gound launching the autonomous submersible in northern Gaza.”
IDF fighter jets struck the main operations center of the Hamas internal security forces in northern Gaza. The operations center was a central part of Hamas' terror infrastructure.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 17, 2021
We provided advance warning to those inside & allowed sufficient time to evacuate. pic.twitter.com/uJ9LQsRAHo
סיכול כלי צולל בלתי מאויש בצפון הרצועה מוקדם יותר היום: pic.twitter.com/eltPJRgprP— צבא ההגנה לישראל (@idfonline) May 17, 2021
The IDF demolished several miles of underground terror tunnels as strikes launched on Sunday evening.
$735 million in weapons were greenlighted to Israel by the United States earlier this week.
Exactly 1 week ago, Hamas fired rockets at Israel's capital, Jerusalem.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 17, 2021
This is what the week in Israel has looked like since: pic.twitter.com/JEKQ0fILWY
Former Secretary of State and CIA Director Mike Pompeo tweeted:
“The Biden Administration has distanced itself from Israel by attempting to revive the failed Iran deal, siding with the Ayatollahs over our ally."
“America must be strong and defend its allies without hesitation.”
The Biden Administration has distanced itself from Israel by attempting to revive the failed Iran deal, siding with the Ayatollahs over our ally. America must be strong and defend its allies without hesitation.— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) May 17, 2021