The Israeli military continues to hunt down Palestinian anti-tank squads, which had carried out two successful attacks since the outbreak of the battle in the Gaza Strip. 

On May 13th, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) claimed that it had eliminated four anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) squads of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement.

The IDF said that the ATGM squads were targeted inside the Gaza Strip, without providing any further details about the strikes.

Palestinian fighters carried out two successful ATGM attacks since the outbreak of the battle in Gaza on May 10th. The first attack, which took place on the very first day of the battle, targeted an SUV east of Gaza. A civilian was wounded. The second attack, on May 12th, targeted an SUV of the IDF to the north of the Palestinian region. One soldier was killed and two others were wounded.

The IDF attacks were not limited to Palestinian anti-tank units. In the last few hours, several targets in Gaza, including two banks and intelligence facilities of Hamas, were struck.

Palestinian factions responded to the recent Israeli strikes by firing more rockets at settlements in southern Israel. No losses were reported.

More than 1,500 rockets have been launched at Israel, so far. The battle will likely go on for the next few days, if not for longer. According to the Israeli media, the IDF may soon kick off a ground operation against Gaza factions.