In a recent update from the conflict zone, the Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas movement, declared significant casualties among Israeli soldiers in clashes northwest of Gaza City. The ongoing confrontations have resulted in a dire humanitarian situation, with international institutions issuing warnings about the catastrophic consequences of the conflict.
Clashes in Various Areas
Al-Qassam Brigades announced the killing of 5 Israeli soldiers and injuries to others during clashes northwest of Gaza City. The group engaged with the Israeli forces, employing machine guns and bombs, leading to casualties among the incursive soldiers.
Juhr al-Dik and Al-Atatra
Earlier reports confirmed Al-Qassam’s bombardment of incursive vehicles east of Juhr al-Dik using mortar shells. Additionally, intense clashes with various weapons were reported in the Al-Atatra area, west of Beit Lahia, indicating the persistent engagement of Al-Qassam fighters with Israeli forces.
Al-Qassam Brigades released footage depicting clashes in the town of Beit Hanoun. The video showcased Al-Qassam members targeting Israeli forces hiding in citizens’ homes, firing shoulder-fired shells and launching attacks on Israeli vehicles.
Israeli Casualties and Ongoing Conflict
The Israeli army acknowledged the death of a female soldier in the northern Gaza Strip, bringing the total death toll to 25 since the ground operation’s commencement. The conflict, which has been ongoing for 29 days, has resulted in the death and injury of thousands of Palestinians, primarily civilians, exacerbating the already dire humanitarian crisis in the region.
Reports indicate that the Israeli occupation forces are attempting new incursions into Gaza, with clashes intensifying in various areas. Heavy gunfire has been reported from the northeast of the Strip, indicating face-to-face confrontations between Palestinian fighters and Israeli forces. Despite these attempts, the Israeli forces have not made significant progress in the Beit Hanoun area or other key axes, maintaining their positions as of the latest update.
Note: The situation is evolving rapidly, and further updates are expected as the conflict continues.