The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) apprehended Mohammad Abu Salmiya, the director of Gaza's Shifa Medical Complex, along with several medical staff members. This operation occurred during a night raid, as reported by Palestinian sources. The information has not been corroborated by Israeli officials as of yet.
In an unexpected late-night development, a senior advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a delay in the anticipated release of 50 Israeli abductees held by Hamas in Gaza. Initially set for Thursday, the release under a hostage deal is now scheduled for Friday. Tzachi Hanegbi, Chairman of the National Security Council, stated that negotiations are making steady progress and the release will proceed on Friday as per the original agreement.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) revealed a Hamas tunnel under Gaza's Shifa Hospital, where a blast door was discovered at the tunnel's end, signifying Hamas's underground operations. The IDF released photos showcasing the tunnel's entry and interior. This tunnel is part of a larger network the IDF has been investigating under Shifa Hospital.
In the hospital's vicinity, IDF soldiers found a Hamas van with weapons, indicating the group's use of medical facilities for military purposes. Israel has accused Hamas of similar activities in other Gaza hospitals.
Since Wednesday night, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Border Patrol units have been active in Tulkarem, aiming to locate and neutralize explosives planted beneath roads. This operation led to an airstrike that resulted in the deaths of five individuals identified as terrorists.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) continue their operations in the Gaza Strip, engaging in confrontations with Hamas operatives and targeting the organization's infrastructure. This ongoing conflict occurs despite an agreement between Israel and Hamas on a temporary ceasefire intended to facilitate the release of hostages. However, the ceasefire has yet to be implemented.