As the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip intensifies, a specialized unit within Hamas, known as the Nukhba Force, has garnered significant attention. Israeli forces have increased their efforts to counter this unit following a deadly attack by Hamas operatives last Saturday.
The Nukhba Force is an elite division of Hamas, with members chosen by “senior Hamas operatives” for their specific roles. These operatives are tasked with conducting ambushes, raids, and tunnel infiltrations into areas of Israel. They are also responsible for launching attacks using anti-tank missiles, rockets, and sniper rifles, while providing protection for senior Hamas leaders.
One of the crucial aspects of this conflict is the extensive network of tunnels that Hamas has developed over the years, running from Gaza City to various parts of the Gaza Strip. These tunnels serve as a crucial infrastructure for Hamas operatives, including the Nukhba Force, to launch attacks and evade detection.
Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson Jonathan Conricus has confirmed that the IDF is actively targeting these tunnels and other Hamas infrastructure. Their focus is on dismantling the leadership and operational capabilities of Hamas.
The situation has escalated to the point where Israel is considering a ground invasion. Israeli army spokesman Richard Hecht stated that while this decision has not been finalized, they are preparing for such an eventuality. Their immediate priority, however, remains eliminating the senior leadership of Hamas.
The Israeli government, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has vowed to retaliate forcefully against Hamas for the deadly attack. This ongoing conflict has now entered its sixth day, with Israel maintaining a siege on the Gaza Strip until certain conditions are met.
As the situation continues to develop, the Nukhba Force remains a focal point in the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip.
Sources By Agencies