The IDF announced early Thursday the start of a fresh round of terrorist targets n the Gaza Strip to encompass government premises. Before dawn, Israeli air strikes razed the central bank, Hamas internal security headquarters in northern Gaza and its communication network. A Hamas navy unit and the home of a top commander Iyad Tayib were also bombed.
Hamas and Jihad weapons productions facilities had been largely wiped out, said the Army spokesman in his early Thursday briefing to reporters. The tremendous damage wrought by the IDF Gaza operation is causing cracks in the Palestinian front, he said. The rockets are still coming, but some Hamas activists are showing reluctance to carry on with the offensive.