IDF strikes over 70 targets, including Hamas leader´s home and office
Israel Defense Forces on 29 July 2014 firing at one of the 70 Gaza targets struck overnight (David Buimovitch, AFP).
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) struck over 70 targets in Gaza overnight between Monday and Tuesday, including the home and offices of Ismail Heniyeh, head of Hamas's political wing. The IDF claimed that both buildings were used as a command center to manage terrorism.
Four mosques used to store weapons, a tunnel, and an underground rocket launcher located near a mosque were also attacked, the IDF added. The IDF claimed that one of the four mosques struck also housed a tunnel shaft, and a second mosque had been turned into a command and control center by Hamas.
Early on Tuesday morning, the air force hit a complex used by Hamas's finance ministry that is used to manage and finance terrorism. The IDF also hit Hamas's al-Aqsa television and radio stations, the army said.
Ten Palestinians were killed in targeted strikes, the army added. Israeli paratroopers came under fire from a Hamas cell inside Gaza, and returned fire, striking the gunmen. Later in the morning, soldiers from the 7th Armored Brigade working with Engineering Corps destroyed an additional tunnel, the IDF announced.
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