Israeli Forces Captured in Operation Carried Out by Al-Qassam Brigades in Gaza

15:50 - May 26, 2024
News ID: 3488506
IQNA – A number of Israeli forces were captured during an operation carried out in northern Gaza Strip by Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, it said on Sunday.

Members of Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas


Abu Obaida, al-Qassam Brigades spokesperson, said in a recorded message that fighters “carried out a complex operation on Saturday afternoon, in the northern Gaza Strip, where they lured a Zionist force into one of the tunnels in Jabalia refugee camp.”

Al-Qassam fighters “ambushed this force inside the tunnel and at its entrance, and engaged with its members at point-blank range.”

“When an Israeli reinforcement force arrived, it was also attacked with explosive devices,” he said.

He confirmed that the group “caused all members of the force to fall between dead, wounded, and captive, and seized their military equipment,” without specifying the number of captives.

The group released footage showing the withdrawal of one of the bodies of Israeli army casualties, who were detained in the operation, in addition to a helmet, military clothing and weapons.

It is the first operation by resistance factions that they have announced the capture of Israeli soldiers since Israel began a ground incursion into Gaza on Oct. 27.

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Israel is accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice, which has mandated Tel Aviv to prevent its forces from committing such acts, and ensure humanitarian aid reaches civilians in Gaza.

In its latest ruling on Friday, the UN court ordered Israel to halt its offensive in the southern city of Rafah, which it started on May 6.


Source: Middle East Monitor