Golani, armor & engineering corps forces were met with effective close anti-tank fire in Shejaiya, Gaza.
Thirteen IDF soldiers have been killed since Saturday night, the IDF said. The process of identifying the bodies is still ongoing.
Golani, armor and engineering corps forces were met with effective close range guerrilla actions in Shejaiya, Gaza.
The military said that the families of the soldiers who were killed have been notified. Their names will be released later on.
In the twelve days of rocket attacks by Hamas since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, Arab terrorists have fired about 1,000 rockets at Israel – and at least 130 of them have come from Shejaiya, where fighting has been heavy since Saturday, the IDF said Sunday. In the neighborhood are not just rockets, but also large amounts of weapons, and workshops for the production of missiles, the IDF said.
Hamas terrorists said that some 60 people have been killed in the neighborhood since Saturday night, with hundreds injured. A statement by the Hamas-controlled Gaza Health Ministry said that the scene in Shejaiya “was reminiscent of Sabra and Shatila,” referring to the massacre of Muslims by Christians in a Lebanese refugee camp in 1982. Health officials at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City told Al-Jazeera television that the hospital’s morgue “has no more space.”
Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas was set to visit Hamas head Khaled Mashaal later Sunday. Abbas declared three days of mourning for the events in Sheijaya.
Meanwhile, Hamas terrorists continued to fire rockets at Israel Sunday afternoon. Rockets were fired at Beersheva, Ashkelon, and southern Negev communities throughout the later afternoon Sunday. Several IDF soldiers were injured in fighting in Shejaiya Sunday, and currently there are 65 IDF soldiers being treated for injuries in hospitals around the country.
Seven of the soldiers are in serious condition, three have moderate to serious injuries, and the rest have moderate or light injuries.
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