Tue 05 Dec 2023 4:47 pm - Jerusalem Time
Gaza war: Israeli army announces the second phase of the ground invasion
Today, Tuesday, the Israeli occupation army intensified its air strikes and artillery shelling of several areas in the Gaza Strip, especially the south of the Strip, which was exposed to violent fire belts in Khan Yunis, Jabalia, and Sheikh Radwan, leaving dozens of dead and hundreds wounded.
Israeli army continues to expand its ground operations in Khan Yunis to the south under air cover consisting of heavy raids and fire belts, at a time when the resistance factions continue to confront the occupation army’s attempts to penetrate into many areas, where several areas are witnessing fierce clashes.
Israel announced the start of the second phase of the ground invasion. “Our forces are working in the heart of Jabalia, Shujaiya, and Khan Yunis.”
For the 60th day, Israeli aircraft continue to bomb inhabited Palestinian homes, destroy residential areas, and commit massacres against civilians. The number of these massacres, according to the government media office in Gaza, has reached more than 1,456 massacres, claiming the lives of thousands of Palestinians.
Israeli aircraft and occupation army artillery continued to target populated areas and shelter centers for displaced people, as artillery bombed a school in Maan, east of Khan Yunis, where displaced people live.
For the fourth day, the vicinity of Kamal Adwan Hospital witnessed violent and continuous bombardment, and an Israeli raid targeted a house in the vicinity of the hospital, coinciding with clashes between the resistance and the occupation forces in the vicinity of the hospital.
The number of dead rose to 15,899, while the number of injured rose to 42,000 wounded since the start of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, noting that 70% of them were children and women, according to what was announced by the spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf Al-Qudra.