Friday, March 1, 2024

Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack that killed 21 Israeli soldiers in Gaza

The armed wing of Hamas, the Ezzeldín al Qassam Brigades, claimed responsibility for the attack that killed 21 Israeli soldiers in the Al Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza. According to the Brigades, their fighters patiently waited for the Israeli soldiers to finish placing explosive charges in the two buildings and then fired anti-personnel rockets at them.

“An important source in Al Qassam revealed the details of the operation (…) where more than 20 Israeli officers and soldiers were killed. (…) The Mujahideen are waiting for the force to finish its work and install the explosives and then attack it with an anti-personnel rocket,” the Brigades announced on their official Telegram channel.

A “precious thing”

The fighters are said to have been deployed for “weeks” in the eastern area of ​​the said refugee camp with orders not to confront the forces entering it until they find a “valuable objective.”

“Our mujahideen have been in the area of ​​operations east of Al Maghazi for weeks, despite heavy and continuous shelling. fire in that area. He combed it until he thought it was safe, so he sent in the engineering forces,” explained the warriors.

At least 21 Israeli soldiers were killed on Monday after a rocket-propelled grenade attack against a tank protecting a group of soldiers planted explosives in two buildings to destroy them and cause them to collapse, actions justified as “elimination of terrorist buildings and infrastructure.

About 220 Israeli soldiers have been killed since the start of the offensive against Gaza, which began after Hamas attacks on October 7, which left nearly 1,200 dead and about 240 kidnapped—130 of them remain in captivity—according to Israeli authorities.

Israel’s attacks on Gaza 25,700 Palestinians were killed, to which were added about 360 more who died in the West Bank and East Jerusalem due to attacks by Israeli occupation forces and settlers.

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