Hamas: 11 Israeli soldiers killed in 24 hours
Hamas’ armed wing, the al-Qassam Brigades, said on Thursday it had killed 11 Israeli soldiers in four “special operations” in the last 24 hours.
Five of the soldiers were killed in one operation near Gaza’s southern district of Rafah, the group claimed in a statement.
“A group of special forces infiltrated behind enemy lines through a tunnel … and our Mujahedeen surprised the enemy and clashed with them with a distance of 1.5 meters. One of the Mujahedeen confirmed that five soldiers were killed. Three were shot in the head and two in other areas of the body,” the group said.
A video was posted on the internet by the armed brigade showing an alleged Israeli being gunned down by an alleged Hamas sniper.
Israel confirmed on Friday the death of two soldiers, including a senior officer in clashes with Hamas fighters. They two soldiers are Sgt. Adar Barsano, 20, and Maj. Amotz Greenberg, 45, according to the Jerusalem Post. The army said two other soldiers were wounded.