The IDF mentioned Wael Abu-Fanounah was the Deputy Head of Islamic Jihad’s psychological warfare operations. He additionally held different positions within the Iran-backed terror group’s ranks, together with as an assistant to Khalil Bahtini, the Islamic Jihad’s Commander of Gaza’s northern area.
Abu-Fanounah was chargeable for publishing movies of the Islamic Jihad’s rocket assaults in opposition to Israel, in addition to the creation and distribution of documentation of the Israeli hostages as a part of the fear group’s psychological warfare waged in opposition to the Israeli public.
He was amongst 1,027 Palestinian safety prisoners freed within the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap of 2011.
Individually, Israel pressed its offensive in central Gaza. Throughout one operation, forces who got here below an RPG assault managed to clear the realm and seize a RPG launcher, AK-47s, and different navy tools.
In northern Gaza, during the last day, mixed air and floor forces engaged and killed a number of armed terrorists.
Not less than 1,200 folks had been killed in Hamas’s assaults on Israeli communities close to the Gaza border on October 7. The variety of males, ladies, youngsters, troopers and foreigners held captive in Gaza by Hamas is now believed to be 136. Different folks stay unaccounted for as Israeli authorities proceed to establish our bodies and seek for human stays.