The Israel defence force is expanding activities in the Gaza Strip; Over the past day, troops of the 36th Division operated in the Zaytun area, and troops of the 162nd Division operated in the Jabalya area. During the operational activity, the troops encountered numerous terrorists
The Southern Command continues expanding its operational activities in additional neighbourhoods in the area of the Gaza Strip and conducted operational activity in the areas of Zaytun and Jabalya in order to target terrorists and strike Hamas infrastructure.
Troops of the 36th Division are operating against Hamas’ “Zaytun” Battalion, one of Hamas’ main battalions, in the neighbourhood of Zaytun in Gaza City. In parallel, additional troops are operating on the outskirts of Zaytun, including Sheikh Ijlin and Rimal, clearing the areas from terrorists and striking terror infrastructure.
Troops of the 162nd Division are operating on the outskirts of Jabalya. The area is the home of the command and control centre of the Northern Gaza Brigade and where one of the most significant terror strongholds are located, in which four Hamas battalions are operating.
Engineering forces, infantry, and armoured corps of the divisions, assisted by the IAF, are encountering terrorists who intentionally operate from within civilian areas, and attempt to attack the troops using anti-tank missiles and explosive devices. During the encounters, numerous terrorists were killed and the troops struck a large number of terror infrastructures, including underground infrastructure and significant targets of the terrorist organization.