Since launching the ground phase of Operation Protective Edge, the IDF (Zahal) has found an enormous amount of weapons in the Gaza Strip. Hamas is known to keep munitions in homes, schools, mosques and hospitals. In many cases, IDF (Zahal) forces have found Hamas weapons caches in underground tunnels. 

PHOTOS: IDF Finds Weapons throughout Gaza

The Maglan special forces unit found explosives two steps away from a baby’s bed.

PHOTOS: IDF Finds Weapons throughout Gaza

June 24: Four rockets found inside a terror tunnel by paratroopers

PHOTOS: IDF Finds Weapons throughout Gaza

July 25: Weapons and ammunition found in Gaza by the Maglan special forces unit.

PHOTOS: IDF Finds Weapons throughout Gaza

June 24: Golani Brigade special forces found these automatic rifles, RPGs and ammunition hidden in Shuja’iya.

PHOTOS: IDF Finds Weapons throughout Gaza

June 24: Golani Brigade special found these automatic rifles, RPGs and ammunition hidden in Shuja’iya.

On June 25, IDF (Zahal) Paratroopers uncovered a massive weapons cache belonging to Hamas terrorists. Among the many weapons found were RPGs, hand grenades and suicide vests ready for use and material to make more.

Hamas terrorists attempted to infiltrate Israel through an underground tunnel on July 19. IDF (Zahal) forces opened fire at the infiltrators, killing one terrorist and preventing a massacre in Israel. This is what the terrorists left behind.

PHOTOS: IDF Finds Weapons throughout Gaza

Weapons left behind from terrorists who infiltrated Israel through a tunnel on July 19.

PHOTOS: IDF Finds Weapons throughout Gaza

Weapons left behind from terrorists who infiltrated Israel through a tunnel on July 19.

PHOTOS: IDF Finds Weapons throughout Gaza

Weapons left behind from terrorists who infiltrated Israel through a tunnel on July 19.

Soldiers found grenades, ammunition and other weapons in a tunnel on July 24.

PHOTOS: IDF Finds Weapons throughout Gaza

On the same day, Paratroopers found mortars, ammunition vests, combat gear and other weapons in a building in Khan Yunis.

On July 21, The IDF (Zahal) Nahal Brigade inspected the grounds of an agricultural school in Beit Hanoun, Gaza, and discovered Grad rocket launchers. Some of the launchers still had rockets in them and were ready to be be fired. Hamas has shot many rockets at Israel from this location.

PHOTOS: IDF Finds Weapons throughout Gaza

Other weapons found during Operation Protective Edge:

PHOTOS: IDF Finds Weapons throughout Gaza

These weapons were found in Khan Yunis.

Soldiers found these weapons in a number of operations throughout Gaza.

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Weapons found in civilian building throughout Gaza

 

 

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Ammunition found by 7th Brigade in a house in Gaza

Vidoes of seized weapons caches:

July 17: IDF (Zahal) forces identified approximately 13 terrorists attempting to infiltrate Israel through a terror tunnel constructed by Hamas. The IDF (Zahal) stopped the terrorists and took video of the weapons they left behind.

During an overnight operation on July 25, soldiers from the Nahal Brigade uncovered a large weapons cache inside a civilian house in Gaza.

In the southern Gaza Strip, the IDF (Zahal) Givati Brigade found explosives on doors of homes and mines on streets.

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