“We are the IDF. Our purpose is to preserve the State of Israel, to protect its independence, and to stop its enemies from disrupting everyday life for Israel’s citizens and residents. The IDF is conducting operations against Hamas terrorists, weapons, and infrastructure. Hamas hides among its civilians and uses them as human shields. Terrorists target civilians. Israel targets terrorists.”
On May, 11, 2021, the IDF & Israel Security Agency carried out a targeted strike against Islamic Jihad commander, Samah Abed al-Mamluk & other senior members of his unit. They were among those responsible for hundreds of rockets fired at Israelis.