Two months after a botched IDF raid in Gaza ended with the death of an Israeli commando officer and seven Gazans، Hamas presented a full report on the incident، as Arutz Sheva said. Hamas' conclusions on the firefight were given at a press conference in Gaza. Many details of the raid are forbidden from publication under orders by the IDF military censor. At the press conference، a Hamas spokesperson claimed that the IDF commandos had entered the Gaza Strip equipped with advanced equipment and counterfeit documents. The troops had allegedly had infiltrated through rocky terrain along the Gaza Strip border under the cover of heavy fog. According to the spokesperson، Hamas recovered control over classified devices and equipment used by the commandos that it said are a "treasure trove of information" that will provide the organization with a strategic advantage. "They thought they were able to destroy it when they bombed the vehicles، but they did not succeed،" the spokesman said.
"The Mujahideen tried to stop the members of the special force but were surprised by the shooting، and the occupation used its full force to save the force by firing indiscriminately from planes and shelling،" he said.