IDF Kills Muhammad Katamash
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF), in partnership with the Shin Bet, have eliminated another Hamas leader today. In a joint statement, the two Israeli security agencies said they had killed Muhammad Katamash, who served as the terror group’s deputy in charge of artillery. Per the statement, Katamash oversaw the firing of the many rockets that targeted Israel on October 7.
Earlier today, the IDF launched more airstrikes on northern Gaza to ensure safe entry for the Israeli soldiers who are preparing for a planned ground offensive to bring to an end Hamas’ rule over the region, which has lasted for years.
Israeli Military Targets Hamas Members Stuck in Israel
Meanwhile, the Israeli military says it is still hunting down Hamas terrorists who invaded the country’s territory but never made it back to Gaza. Yesterday, a Hamas member was nabbed by Israeli soldiers while trying to return to Gaza after hiding inside the Jewish country for two weeks.
The captured terrorist was among the over 2,400 Hamas fighters who infiltrated Israel earlier this month and killed more than 1,400 people. Most of those killed were attacked in their homes, and some at a techno music festival that was happening near the Gaza-Israel border.
Since the saddening turn of events, Israel has declared war against Hamas, vowing to bring down every terrorist who murdered innocent people. In its latest report, the IDF says it has killed close to 1,500 Hamas fighters, two of whom were murdered on Sunday morning.
IDF Responds to Hezbollah’s Attack
Besides engaging with Hamas, the IDF has continued to respond to attacks launched by Iran-backed terror group Hezbollah. Over the past two weeks, Hezbollah has released statements claiming responsibility for multiple rocket attacks on various Israeli towns and IDF camps.
IDF spokesperson Daniel Hagari said on Sunday afternoon that the increasing attacks by Hezbollah could potentially drag Lebanon into the ongoing war.
Meanwhile, Hamas-controlled health ministry reports the deaths of over 4,500 Palestinians killed by Israel’s airstrikes. However, there is a belief that Hamas has included its murdered terrorists in the death toll.