According to the military, Israeli floor troops are already deployed “deep in Gaza City.”
“Forces on the ground are advancing according to the operational plan, moving forward, increasing pressure in Gaza city,” military spokesman Daniel Hagari stated Monday night.
The spokesman had stated on Sunday that Gaza City was fully surrounded and that the Gaza Strip was divided into two halves.
Several commanders of Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, have been killed within the final 24 hours, Hagari added. Two of them had been behind the October 7 bloodbath in Israel.
Several entrances to the underground tunnels had additionally been destroyed. Many of them had been shut to varsities, hospitals and humanitarian services, he stated.
Armored and floor troops found a military facility with launch pads for 50 rockets close to a mosque, he stated.
Palestinian witnesses had reported harm to the roof of the Dar al-Shifa hospital throughout Israeli assaults on Monday.
Asked whether or not Israel would assault the hospital, which the military says additionally serves as a Hamas command heart, the spokesman stated: “We will penetrate deeper into Gaza metropolis and attain each place the place there are terrorists.”
There is “nowhere the place Hamas terrorists will likely be free from military assaults,” he stated, including that “new means” are additionally getting used to destroy underground tunnels.
According to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Ministry of Health, the variety of Palestinians killed within the Gaza Strip has risen to greater than 10,000 for the reason that battle started a month in the past. These embody 1000’s of girls, kids and younger folks.