February 22, 2024

IDF has hit over 15,000 targets in Gaza, destroying or seizing 6,000 war items. It is unclear how much of Hamas has been defeated. The IDF has killed thousands of Hamas terrorists, while pre-war estimates of their forces ranged from 15,000-50,000. Analysts suggested many Hamas forces may be dead under rubble. The war items destroyed include anti-tank missiles, rockets, explosives, and ammunition. The IDF has made progress in taking over central Hamas command posts, intelligence centers, and tunnel networks. They are using integrated sea, air, and ground forces along with advanced artificial intelligence to find and distribute new targets. The IDF has shot down a drone using the Patriot missile defense system. They are working on a new laser defense system for the future.