Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant announced the completion of the operation in the western part of Gaza City. According to him, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is moving to a new stage of the ground operation. He did not specify what this stage entails.
“We have completed the occupation and clearing of the entire western part of Gaza City, the next stage has begun – the forces are acting clearly, decisively, in very high coordination between air, sea and ground forces, accompanied by very strong and comprehensive intelligence,” he said during a visit to headquarters of the IDF 36th Division, which is participating in the operation at Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip. His words are quoted by the agency Walla.
The Israeli military’s ground operation in the Gaza Strip began on October 27. On November 2, the Israel Defense Forces announced the complete encirclement of Gaza City. On November 8, IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari said that Hamas had lost control of northern Gaza. According to the latest Palestinian data, the death toll of civilians in the Gaza Strip has exceeded 11 thousand.
About the situation in Gaza – in the Kommersant material: “Hamas no longer controls itself.”