On Saturday, a convoy consisting of approximately 20 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid made its way into the Gaza Strip from Egypt, passing through the Rafah border crossing. This development unfolded against the backdrop of hundreds of Israelis still being held by Hamas.
In a significant development, an IDF fighter jet launched an airstrike on a mosque in Jenin during the night spanning Saturday to Sunday. The strike was conducted to neutralize a group of five terrorists who had been planning an imminent terrorist attack, as reported by both the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) and Shin Bet. This operation marked a historic event as it was the first time the IDF had deployed a fighter jet for an attack in Judea and Samaria since the Second Intifada. Notably, no ground forces were deployed following the airstrike.
The Israeli National Emergency Authority, in conjunction with the Ministry of Defense and the IDF, made an announcement on Friday morning regarding the activation of a plan aimed at evacuating the residents of Kiryat Shmona to state-funded guest houses. This significant decision follows a recent escalation of security concerns in the area.
A substantial exchange of gunfire is currently underway between Israeli security forces and terrorists in the refugee camp near Tulkarm. A combat helicopter is actively engaged in the area as well. These forces are executing an operation aimed at disrupting terrorist infrastructure as part of an arrest activity. It's noteworthy that this operation in Tulkarm has been ongoing since last night.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) conducted a significant operation between Wednesday and Thursday, resulting in the arrest of over 100 Palestinians, including senior members of Hamas in the regions of Judea and Samaria, as well as dozens more from Gaza. Among those apprehended were key figures associated with the terrorist organization. Notably, a senior member of the terrorist organization was apprehended at his residence in Beitonia, west of Ramallah. Naaf Rajoub, the brother of Jibril Rajoub, was arrested in Dora Sameh, Afana Mujahid Nawafal from Qalqilya, and Falah Nada from Ramallah were also among those detained.