The Israeli military has said that its ground operations in northern parts of Gaza are “expanding.” The beleaguered area is currently experiencing the worst barrage of Israeli strikes since the war’s beginning.
Gaza’s governing group, Hamas, has vowed to respond attacks with “full force” in retaliation for the ground operations conducted last night. According to the Israeli military, on Saturday morning, the troops were still on the battlefield.
Two and three days earlier, Israeli forces made short nighttime raids into Gaza with the support of tanks. Nonetheless, their ground maneuvers have escalated with this third and most significant onslaught. According to the Gaza Civil Defense, hundreds of dwellings and structures were totally demolished by the airstrike last night.
The conflict intensified as Israel cut off communications, resulting in a virtual information blackout, and massive airstrikes. It effectively shut off communication with the globe for the 2.3 million Palestinians living in beleaguered Gaza.
Accessing their crews on the field was a challenge for media outlets, non-governmental organizations, and UN representatives. The Palestinian people had the toughest and bloodiest night since the outbreak of this war.
Since October 7, almost 7,703 Palestinian people in Gaza have died, according to Palestinian health officials. At least 1,405 persons were murdered in a terrorist assault that Hamas carried out inside Israel at that time.
According to reporters inside the Gaza Strip, it all began when an Israeli army spokesman published a map claiming that the Hamas leadership’s main offices were located close to al-Shifa hospital. Subsequently, Hamas denied having any lodgings beneath the hospital. After one hour, there was a total blackout throughout Gaza.
A significant land and sea attack occurred at around 7:00 p.m. local time. It centered on the northern region of the Gaza Strip, namely the area surrounding the same hospital.
War in Blackout
At this point, it was impossible to pinpoint the precise number of deaths, although sources indicated that hundreds of people had perished in those places. They were not reached by emergency personnel in time to get assistance.
People believe that massacre may be taking place in Gaza because of the isolation of the region from the outside world, even if they are unaware of what has occurred to their family.
Israeli military spokesman Daniel Hagari stated that ground soldiers were “growing their activity” in Gaza late yesterday. “Acting with great force… to achieve the objectives of the war” was what they were doing. Israel has gathered tens of thousands of soldiers along the border in anticipation of a larger-scale combat assault.
Additionally, Israel declared that it had eliminated the Hamas air chief. He was reportedly involved in the October 7 assaults’ planning, according to Tel Aviv, however this hasn’t been officially confirmed.
According to the IDF, 150 tunnels and subterranean bunkers in Gaza’s northern regions were targeted by airplanes overnight into Saturday. One of the main objectives of the attack is thought to be Hamas’ vast network of subterranean facilities, many of which are situated under Gaza City in the northern part of the enclave.
Hagari declared on Saturday that the army was “moving through the phases” of the Gaza conflict.
“Armoured, engineering, artillery, and infantry forces are participating in the [military] activity, accompanied by heavy [air] fire,” he declared.
Meanwhile, Hamas launched several rockets into Israeli territories from the Gaza Strip today. According to Israeli media outlets, sirens were heard in Tel Aviv and Bat Yam as well. No injuries or damage have been reported.