Israel defence forces seize suicide drones, other weapons in Gaza

As fighting continues in Gaza, the Israeli army announced that soldiers had seized suicide drones, weapons, an explosive laboratory and intelligence equipment in Beit Hanoun.

The weapons captured include AK-47 rifles, submachine guns, cartridges, grenades, explosives, suicide drones and RPG missiles. The IDF said some weapons had been destroyed and some had been taken to Israel for further examination.

IDF special forces destroyed the laboratory.

Also on Sunday, Israel discovered rocket launchers in a children’s playground.

On Israel’s northern border, the IDF shot down an aerial drone trying to enter from Lebanon. A number of rockets were fired from Lebanon, prompting Israeli retaliatory fire.

Earlier in the day, Israeli airstrikes hit two refugee camps in the central Gaza Strip, killing dozens of people, health officials said. The attacks came as the US continues to urge Israel to take a humanitarian pause following the brutal bombing of Gaza and rising civilian deaths.

More than 1,400 people in Israel have been killed, most of them in the October 7 Hamas attack that started the fighting, and 242 hostages were taken from Israel to Gaza by the militant group.

About 1,100 people have left the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing since Wednesday under an apparent deal between the United States, Egypt, Israel and Qatar, which is brokered with Hamas.

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