The IDF has reported the elimination of a group of militants in the central Gaza Strip, along with the killing this week of Yusuf Rafik Ahmad Shibat, the head of the investigation unit of Hamas' internal security service, in the Beit Hanoun area.

According to the IDF, the group of militants was targeted in a strike on a car carrying ten terrorists, planned and executed by the 215th Brigade.

Additionally, on April 17, the IDF conducted an airstrike on a mortar installation in the Rimal area of Gaza, which had been used for multiple launches against Israeli military targets.

In the past 24 hours, the IDF Air Force has targeted numerous locations across the Gaza Strip, including observation posts, buildings, and individual militants.