ISRAEL launched its second "targeted" nighttime raid into besieged Gaza as it prepares for a full-scale ground invasion. Columns of tanks backed by fighter jets, helicopters and drones smashed through border defences, wiping out Hamas terror targets and infrastructure, the IDF claimed. The army conducted a similar ground operation using tanks and infantry the previous night in the northern part of the Palestinian territory. The IDF said yesterday that tanks, troops and bulldozers had wiped out "numerous" Hamas terrorist cells during their overnight "targeted raid". Last night, Israel claimed to have wiped out a top Hamas terror commander who plotted the October 7 massacres, Shadi Barud.