IDF Spokesperson Announcement -Summary of Yesterday's Events
July 24, 2014
Location : Tel Aviv
Since midnight, approximately 98 rockets were fired at Israel, out of which
70 hit Israeli territory and 25 were intercepted. Since the beginning of
Operation Protective Edge, Gaza terrorists fired approximately 2270 rockets
at Israeli civilians. 448 of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome, while
another 1777 hit Israeli territory. So far, three Israeli civilians have
been killed by such rockets.
Over the course of the day (July 23, 2014), the IDF targeted over 100 terror
sites across the Gaza Strip, including concealed rocket launchers, terror
tunnels, militant compounds, and terror activity posts located within the
premises of Al-Wafa hospital, from which multiple attacks were executed
against IDF forces. In addition, IDF forces detained 150 Palestinians
suspected of involvement in terror activity and transferred them for
Since Operation Protective Edge began, the IDF targeted some 3,333 terror
targets. The IDF targeted over 200 terrorists.
Early yesterday (July 23, 2014), a dozen terrorists were identified driving
a vehicle in the guise of an ambulance to a site in the southern Gaza Strip.
An IAF aircraft targeted three of the terrorists and a short while later,
the site itself.
In addition, a special force apprehended a terrorist disguised in an IDF
uniform in the Gaza Strip.
Since July 8, 2014, the IDF enabled access to more than 864 trucks carrying
fuels, food, medical and general supplies into Gaza. This, in addition to
the recent establishment of a field hospital for wounded Palestinian
civilian. Earlier this evening, roughly ten mortars were fired from Gaza at
the hospital, endangering both the Israeli staff and the Palestinian
In combined IDF-ISA activities, over the last few days several prominent
field commanders of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. All terrorists targeted
were involved in many attacks against IDF soldiers in Gaza and in the firing
of rockets at Israeli communities. They've also been central figures during
Operation Protective Edge.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad Commanders who have been targeted:
Acram Salah Mahmmar Sh'ar - A senior PIJ militant. In charge of PIJ's
militant activity in the area of Khan Yunis. Was in charge of executing
attacks against IDF forces on the Gaza border and of rockets fired from the
area of Khan Yunis at Israeli communities.
Mahmoud Awwad Ali Ziada – a resident of Jabaliya. A prominent PIJ terrorist
and head of PIJ activity in the northern Gaza Strip.
Shaben Haled Sha'aben Dahduh- a resident of Gaza City. A prominent PIJ
operative and head of PIJ activity in Gaza City region.
Sa'yeed Mahamed Nasser Au Mamer- a resident of Rafah. A senior PIJ
operative, and head of PIJ activity in Rafah.