94th Day: 2 Al-Jazeera Terrorists Killed, “Martyr” Training Camps for Kids

War Summary, Day Ninety Four: Hezbollah caused extensive damage to an IDF air traffic control base on mount Meron. A Chinese shipping giant announced that it will stop sailing to and from Israel due to Houthi pirates.

By Bruria Efune

War Summary, Day Ninety Four

132 held captive in Gaza.
110 hostages freed.
11 hostage bodies rescued.
33 hostages confirmed murdered in Gaza.
1,300+ Israelis murdered.
176 fallen soldiers in the battle in Gaza.
5 fallen soldiers in Northern Israel.
2 fallen soldiers in Judea & Samaria.
8,000 injured.
12,700 rockets fired at Israel.
187,533 Israelis displaced from their homes.
1 Jewish nation united in prayer, charity, and good deeds.

Hostage Updates:

Prime Minister of Qatar, Mohammed bin Abd al-Rahman bin Jassim Al Thani, said: “The assassination of Saleh al-Aruri affected Qatar’s efforts to negotiate between Hamas and Israel, but Qatar will continue to negotiate anyway.”

Defense Minister Yoav Galant spoke to the families of the kidnapped soldiers, and told them, “The military operation in Gaza will not end until the return of the hostages.” Gallant explained to the families the operational and intelligence efforts being made for their return, and the various complexities regarding negotiations for an outline for the release of hostages. Minister Galant emphasized that the continuation of the fighting will increase the pressure on Hamas, and will help achieve another outline for the release of hostages.

Gaza Front Updates:

Hamas fired four rounds of rockets at the Gaza Envelope communities in Israel. One rocket hit a home in Yakhini, and sparked a fire, causing significant damage. A woman was lightly injured.

Thank G-d, no heroes were reported to have fallen in battle in Gaza today.

Two Palestinian journalists who were working for Al Jazeera were killed in an IDF airstrike in Rafah, Gaza today. The IDF explained that the two were in a car with a Hamas terrorist who was operating a drone that directly put IDF soldiers at risk. Journalists are recommended against getting into cars with terrorists as they are attacking IDF soldiers.

In Beit Lahiya, Northern Gaza, IDF soldiers found the location from where rockets were launched at Ashkelon last week. Combat engineers destroyed the launchpad, and the stockpile of dozens of rockets.

In the Daraj and Tuffah neighborhoods of Gaza City, IDF troops found components proving that Hamas terrorists had learned how to develop precision missiles, under Iranian guidance. This is a capability that Hamas weren’t believed to possess until now. The components were found after soldiers entered a tunnel shaft that led into an underground weapons factory. The IDF shared images of a rocket engine and warhead of a cruise missile developed by Hamas.

In Shejayah, Gaza City, IDF troops found and destroyed a tunnel network that began at the home of a senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist. Nearby, a rocket launcher was found.

Another tunnel was found under the home of Ahmed Samara, who directs the development of Islamic Jihad’s tunnels in the Northern Gaza region. In his home, troops also found weapons, an Islamic Jihad instructional booklet, a tactical plan for the October 7 massacre, and a book about Hitler.

These tunnels were demolished, along with the weapons, and 12 surrounding buildings that were filled with booby-traps.

In al-Bureil, Central Gaza, IDF soldiers coordinated an airstrike against a cell of Hamas Nukhba terrorists, and eliminated them as they were loading a car with weapons.

In nearby al-Maghazi, IDF troops found a tunnel shaft with a large cache of weapons inside. IN the area, a weapons manufacturing plant and two more tunnel shafts were found.

Several Hamas terrorists were eliminated in battles in the area.

In Khan Younis, Southern Gaza, the IDF troops located and destroyed over 100 Hamas terror targets—including a Hamas command center used in the October 7th attack, and eliminated many terrorists, some in up-close combat. Soldiers also found a large stash of weapons, including firearms, grenades, and explosives, some of which were once again hidden inside UNRWA bags.

In an interview with the NBC network, Israel’s President Yitzhak Herzog revealed a secret document detailing the action plan for Hamas summer camps. On the agenda was “martyr” training for children that includes practices, simulations, and actions including shooting weapons and deepening the values ​​of jihad.

Gaza Humanitarian Efforts Updates:

198 humanitarian aid trucks were inspected and transferred to Gaza, 113 carried food, the rest carried water, medical and shelter equipment.

According to posts on Gaza social media, tents which were sent to the Gaza civilians by the UAE and Qatar as aid, are being sold to the civilians by Hamas officials for prices ranging from $544 to $780. These tents were supposed to be given to the displaced civilians for free, but instead, Hamas is making a huge profit off of them.

Northern Front Updates:

Hezbollah fired dozens of anti-tank missiles into Northern Israel, one caused damage to a hotel in Metula.

After Hezbollah’s heavy barrage on Mount Meron yesterday, the IDF admitted that damage was caused to its air traffic control base on the mountain. The IDF did not elaborate on what damage was caused, but Hezbollah published a video showing two IDF radar drones being hit. The IDF says its air defense continues to function on backups. Mount Meron is just 8km away from the Lebanon border, where Hezbollah sits.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi addressed Hezbollah’s escalation, and said, “In the north, Hezbollah has decided to enter this war, we are exacting ever-increasing prices. It paid yesterday with seven deaths, it paid yesterday with two very, very important targets, and we are increasing the price it pays.”

Herzi Halevi stressed that military pressure would be put on Hezbollah to stop, otherwise we will have another war.

The IDF attacked many Hezbollah targets in Lebanon, including one building in which secondary explosions were seen, indicating that a heavy weapons depot had been inside.

The Lebanese newspaper “Al-Akhbar,” which is affiliated with Hezbollah, reported that the Christian group “Soldiers of God” broke into the screens at the Rafik al-Hariri airport in Beirut and broadcast a call to the terrorist organization that if it does not stop using the airport, it will be destroyed. On one of the screens, the text read: “Rafik al-Hariri port is not the port of Hezbollah and Iran. Nasrallah, you will not find a supporter if Lebanon gets involved in the war. You will bear the responsibility and its consequences.” Also: “Hezbollah, we will not fight for anyone. You destroyed our port and now you want to destroy our airport because of the introduction of weapons.”

While Senior U.S. officials reportedly assume that Netanyahu is leading the country to war in Lebanon for political purposes, it’s important to note that all mainstream Israeli politicians, from left to right, agree that a solution is needed in the north. Many foreigners make the mistake of assuming this is a Netanyahu-led war, when the reality in Israel is wide support across the social spectrum, irrelevant to the politicians.

In response to the assumption from the U.S., War Cabinet Minister, and longtime Netanyahu rival, Benny Gantz, wrote, “The situation in which the residents of the northern border cannot return to their homes – requires an urgent solution. The world should remember that the one who started the escalation is the terrorist organization Hezbollah. Israel is interested in a political solution. If this will not happen, the State of Israel and the IDF will remove the threat.”

Houthi War Fronts Updates

Due to the Houthi threat, the Chinese shipping giant Cuzco announced today that it will stop sailing to and from Israel.

A senior member of the Houthi rebels in Yemen, Muhammad Ali al-Houthi, urges ships passing through Bab al-Mandab in the Red Sea to hoist a sign indicating that they have no connection with Israel, so that the Houthis do not attack them.

Judea and Samaria Updates:

The IDF announced that Border Police officer, Sgt. Shay Germay, 19, from Karmiel, was killed by a roadside bomb in Jenin. Shay Germay is the second border police office to be killed after October 7th.

The bomb attack happened after Shabbat, during an overnight counter-terrorism operation in Jenin. Four other Border Police officers were wounded in the attack. During the rescue of the injured officers, Palestinian terrorists threw explosives at the troops, and an airstrike was called, eliminating six of the terrorists.

Amar Mansour, 34-years-old, from Beit Hanina in East Jerusalem was killed in a drive-by-shooting terror attack on the road near Ofra. Mansour was an Arab-Israeli, and may have been mistaken for a Jew by the terrorists. A 42-year-old female passenger, who worked as a pharmacist in Hadassah Hospital, was evacuated to the hospital in serious condition.

Three Palestinians were later arrested near Ramallah, in connection to the attack. Two of the arrested are doctors.

A Palestinian child was caught in the crossfire of a car ramming terror attack, and unfortunately was killed. In the attack near East Jerusalem, a driver rammed into a Border Police officer in her 20s, lightly injuring her. Officers opened fire on the driver, eliminating him and a woman in the front seat. A stray bullet entered the car where the young Palestinian child was killed.

International Updates:

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken issued a statement on the eve of his arrival in Israel: “Palestinian citizens must be able to return home and they must not be pressured to leave Gaza. The United Nations can play an important role in enabling the displaced Palestinians to return home.”

General Updates:

The mayor of Sderot delivered a list of 13 demands to the Prime Minister’s office, to be fulfilled before the 27,000 residents of the city will agree to return home. The list outlines requirements that will allow the residents to feel safe enough to return home after the massacre that occurred in Sderot, and the constant rockets falling on the city. Among the demands is that no Gazans be allowed to return to the Northern part of the strip, which is nearest to Sderot, until Hamas is defeated and the hostages are returned.

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