Israel-Hamas War: IDF preparing for operation, arrested 68 Hamas members

News Desk: The Israel Defense Forces state that they are actively preparing for the anticipated ground offensive in Gaza with “plans for the expansion of the fighting” recently approved.

IDF confirmed that troops are “conducting training in accordance with the approved operational plans.” Tens of thousands of soldiers have been deployed to the Gaza border in readiness for the forthcoming major ground incursion, which officials indicate will commence “soon.”

Israeli Defense Forces arrested 68 Hamas members in an overnight strike. In a post on X, formerly Twitter, IDF wrote, “At the end of an extensive arrest operation to thwart terrorism and confiscate weapons tonight, 89 wanted persons were arrested in Judea and Samaria and the Bekaa and Valleys Brigade, of which 68 were operatives of the terrorist organization Hamas; The forces destroyed the house of the active Hamas terrorist who murdered the late Ilan Ganels.”