The Israeli Air Forces said the Hamas operatives were eliminated under
the precise intelligence guidance of the Israel Security Agency Shin
Tel Aviv: The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) on Friday said its fighter
jets struck three senior Hamas operatives in the Daraj Tuffah Battalion. The
IDF said the battalion’s operatives played a significant part in Hamas’s
attack on Israel.
A post on the official handle of the Israel Defence Forces on X stated, “IDF
fighter jets struck 3 senior Hamas operatives in the Daraj Tuffah Battalion.
The battalion’s operatives played a significant role in the invasion and
murderous attack against Israel on October 7, and is considered to be the
most significant brigade of the Hamas terrorist organisation.”
The Israeli Air Forces said the Hamas operatives were eliminated under the
precise intelligence guidance of the Israel Security Agency Shin Bet.
Based on precise IDF and ISA intelligence, IDF fighter jets struck 3 senior Hamas operatives in the Daraj Tuffah Battalion.
The battalion’s operatives played a significant role in the invasion and murderous attack against Israel on October 7, and is considered to be the most… pic.twitter.com/WOnmE2Cv3O
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 26, 2023
“The IDF, under the precise intelligence guidance of the Shin Bet and the
Amman, eliminated the commander of the Darj Tafah battalion of the terrorist
organization Hamas, Rafat Abbas, his deputy, Ebrahim Jedeva, and the
commander of combat and administrative assistance, Tarek Maruf, using
fighter jets. All three are terrorists. Veterans of the organization who
participated in previous campaigns against Israel,” the Israeli Air Force
posted from its official handle on X
“The Darj Tafah Battalion is a battalion in the Gaza City Brigade, which is
considered the most significant brigade of the terrorist organization Hamas.
The battalion’s terrorists took a significant part in the murderous massacre
on October 7,” the Israeli Air Force added in its post.
On Thursday, the IDF said the deputy head of Hamas’s intelligence
directorate, Shadi Barud, had been killed in an aerial strike.
According to IDF, he was involved in the planning of Hamas’s October 7
attack on Israel.
The IDF posted from its X handle, “Shadi Barud, Deputy Head of Hamas’
Intelligence Directorate has been eliminated by an IDF aerial strike. He
took part in the planning of the October 7 massacre and countless other
deadly attacks carried out against Israelis. We will continue to strike and
eliminate Hamas leaders and operatives responsible for the barbaric
Meanwhile, a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip has landed near a highway
near Rehovot in central Israel, setting fire to a utility pole. Reports of
widespread power outages in the area have emerged.
According to medics, no physical injuries have been caused, The Times of
On Thursday, IDF spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said the Israel
Defence Forces will continue ground raids into Gaza in the coming days to
prepare for the next stages in the ongoing conflict against Hamas, according
Hagari noted that the aim of Israel’s ground operations is to kill Hamas
terrorists, lay the foundations for an all-out invasion and neutralise
explosive devices and reconnaissance posts, CNN reported.
His remarks come after the IDF conducted a “targeted raid” overnight in
northern Gaza using tanks.
He said the IDF continues to conduct strikes against Gaza from air and sea,
and is focusing on killing senior Hamas commanders and the infrastructure of