Wed 06 Dec 2023 6:57 am - Jerusalem Time
Israeli War on Gaza: Death toll rises to 16,248+ and Israeli army expands incursion into Khan Yunis
Israeli occupation 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.
The number of dead in Gaza has risen to 16,248 since the start of the Israeli aggression, according to what was confirmed by the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip, while the Israeli army announced, on Tuesday evening, that its forces “are working in the heart of Jabalia, in the heart of Shuja’iya, and in the heart of Khan Yunis,” while it intensified its operations. Its air strikes and artillery shelling hit several areas in the Gaza Strip, especially the south of the Strip, which resulted in the death and injury of hundreds.
Israeli Army Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy also said: “Our forces are encircling Khan Yunis,” adding: “We have moved to the third phase of the ground maneuver, as we achieved control over many Hamas strongholds in the northern Gaza Strip, and we are now working against its centers of gravity in the south.” He pointed out that today was the most ferocious and intense day since the beginning of his ground incursion into the Gaza Strip, .
This evening, the Israeli army announced the killing of two additional soldiers in Gaza clashes, bringing the number of soldiers killed to 7 in the last 24 hours. The death toll of soldiers and officers killed since the resumption of the war following the end of the temporary truce also rose to 12, and to 84 since the start of the ground incursion.
On the other hand, the Palestinian resistance factions continue to confront the occupation army’s attempts to penetrate into many areas, where several areas are witnessing fierce clashes, while the “Al-Qassam Brigades” announced the targeting of Israeli armor, including tanks and troop carriers, including in Khan Yunis.
On the 60th day of the war, Israeli army aircraft intend to bomb inhabited homes, destroy residential areas, and commit massacres against civilians, the number of which exceeded more than 1,456 massacres, and claimed the lives of thousands of martyrs and wounded, according to the government media office in Gaza.
The number of dead rose to 16,248 martyrs, while the number of injured exceeded 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.