As part of the ongoing war against terror and its infrastructure in the Gaza Strip, and as part of the attempt to locate and disrupt the launch sites of the Kassam missiles which are launched toward Israeli communities near the northern Gaza Strip, IDF Infantry and Armor forces, assisted by combat helicopters, are operating in the northern Gaza Strip.

During the operation the IDF forces set up observation points over the Beit Hanoun groves and the Jabalya refugee camp and razed foliage used to camouflage the Kassam launch sites. Shots were fired toward the IDF forces during the operation, and the soldiers returned fire.

The IDF will continue to use all leagal means at its disposal in order to combat terror and its infrastructures in order to protect the safety of Israeli citizens and IDF forces.