The fighting -in many cases hand to hand- is taking place in Jabaliya, to the north of Gaza City, and in Shuja’iyya, to the east of the city, and although there is also fighting in Jan Yunis, in the south of the enclave, according to Palestinian authorities.
Zionist commanders themselves, such as the head of their southern command, Yaron Finkelman, say their troops are in the heaviest fighting since the start of the ground offensive more than a month ago.
Palestinian medical sources said that 40 people were killed and dozens wounded following Israeli forces’ attacks on the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis, while ten others have been killed in shelling on the Nuseirat camp in the center of the Strip.
According to the report, dozens of wounded were transferred to Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis and eyewitnesses say that there is ongoing destruction of infrastructure and homes and an attempt to commit more massacres, in the face of strong Palestinian resistance throughout Gaza.
Today, Hamas militias reported engaging in combat against Israeli tanks and military vehicles approaching Khan Younis, the main city in the south of the enclave and of important strategic value.
The Gaza Health Ministry denounced that about 16,000 people have been killed in the Gaza Strip and about 7,000 are estimated to be under the rubble since the beginning of the invasion, and 42,000 have been wounded.