Israel continued to strike throughout the night Gaza Strip And Hamas fired rockets (over 250) at Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities. Two of the Israeli soldiers died in combat and at least seven people, according to Hamas, were killed this morning in a raid near Gaza’s southern border with Egypt. Last night the Nuseirat refugee camp was also hit, with 13 deaths. Israel, according to NBC, has agreed to designate large “safe zones”. Clash also over hostages. Hamas claims they only have men and soldiers, while Israel claims they still have women and children.
Tanks near Khan Yunis, in the south of the Strip
Israeli armored vehicles passed Wadi Gaza last night and entered the southern sector of the Strip, settling on the Khan Yunis-Deir el-Ballah artery. Other armored vehicles took up positions on Deir el-Ballah beach. This was reported by local sources according to which last night there were fighting between the army and Hamas militiamen in the nearby Karara area. While the air force continues its bombing, military spokesman Avichay Adraee ordered the evacuation of the center of Khan Yunis, after some neighborhoods had been cleared yesterday. The orders are to reach the city of Rafah.
Military operation in a refugee camp in the West Bank
An Israeli military operation is underway in the Ain al-Sultan refugee camp, north of Jericho, in the West Bank, according to what some videos released on social networks show and which is reported in an article on the website of the Al-Jazeera broadcaster. Dozens of Israeli military vehicles can be seen driving around the streets of the camp and the soldiers raiding houses.
In the West Bank, at least 254 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli army and settlers since the conflict began; over a quarter are minors. The latest victim is a 21-year-old killed this morning during a raid in Qalqilya, Adnan Issam Zaid, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA. According to the Palestinian Commission for Prisoners’ Affairs, more than 3,400 people have been arrested since October 7.