Israel annihilates an entire neighborhood in the Jabalia camp… and fierce clashes with “al-Qassam”
Israel annihilated an entire neighborhood in the middle of the Palestinian refugee camp of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, in a new massacre committed on Tuesday evening following violent and unprecedented clashes between the Israeli army and fighters from the Al-Qassam Brigades in multiple in Gaza, in what appeared to be the start of a massive ground attack, the Israeli army said, which will prevail, while Hamas pledged to inflict the biggest casualty in its history.
As Israel continued to bomb the Gaza Strip, killing and wounding at least 400 people in the Jabalia massacre, and hundreds more in other attacks, Hamas authorities say, the Al-Qassam Brigades continued to fire rockets into Tel Aviv and into other areas, while the Fatah movement called… On Wednesday, the West Bank decided to intensify the confrontation with Israel on all points of contact, declaring it a day of anger.
Israeli planes have wiped off the face of the earth an entire neighborhood in the “Al-Terrance” area of the Jabalia refugee camp, and demolished it over the heads of its residents in a new massacre in the Gaza Strip. in Gaza he said this left more than 400 victims.
The ministry’s spokesperson, Iyad Al-Bazm, confirmed in a press conference that “preliminary numbers indicate 400 victims, including martyrs and wounded, following an Israeli bombing that destroyed an entire neighborhood in the Jabalia camp.” Al-Bazm stated: “The occupation committed a massacre by bombing an entire residential neighborhood in the Jabalia camp area with 5 bombs. The bomb weighed a ton of explosives, completely destroying the Block 6 neighborhood.”
Al-Bazm said: “The largest number of victims of Israeli shelling in Jabalia camp are children and women.”
Jabalia camp is the largest of the eight refugee camps in the Gaza Strip, founded by UNRWA in 1948, and hosts 116,000 refugees in an area of just 1.4 square kilometers. It is considered one of the most densely populated areas.
Salama Maarouf, head of the government’s press office, said the Jabalia massacre was one of the “biggest crimes committed by the occupation in its aggression against Gaza.”
The bombing of the Jabalia camp came at a time when Israeli warplanes were bombing various areas of the Gaza Strip, focusing more on the camps. Israeli shelling targeted Nuseirat camp in the middle of the Gaza Strip and Beach camp west of Gaza City, leaving more casualties.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health said the number of victims had risen to around 9,000 and the number of injured to 23,000, with more than “73% of the martyrs being children, women and the elderly”.
The Fatah movement immediately announced a global strike in the West Bank and called for an escalation of the clash with Israeli forces at contact points, describing Wednesday as a day of anger and escalation. The Israeli bombing came just hours after the expansion of the ground incursion, which saw fierce resistance and resulted in deaths among the ranks of the Israeli army.
Israeli forces advanced through several axes in the Gaza Strip and reached the main Salah al-Din road, which connects the north and south of the Strip, and worked to reach Al-Rashid Street, which is the second road connecting the north and south of the Strip, in an attempt to control the area and separate the Strip, also reached the area north-west of Gaza up to the Karama area, and entered from the south, at the beginning of a ground attack enlarged.
The attack came after the Israeli army broadcast an audio order to the commander of the southern region of the ground forces operating in the Gaza Strip, telling his soldiers: “We are now launching an attack against (Hamas) and the terrorists organizations in the Gaza Strip. Our goal is one: victory.” He added, as the army broadcast images of columns of tanks and soldiers advancing through residential neighborhoods, “No matter how long the battle lasts, and no matter how difficult it is, there is no outcome other than victory.” We will fight in alleys, we will fight in tunnels and we will fight wherever necessary. This is the commander, go to your tasks. “Strike the enemy, it’s over.”
But the Israeli advance on the ground was very complicated, and Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hargary was forced to admit it.
Although Hargari confirmed that his army advanced and killed Nassim Abu Ajina, commander of Hamas’s Beit Lahia Brigade, he acknowledged that ground forces were engaged in fierce face-to-face clashes in the northern Gaza Strip, which posed dangers and consequences. costs.
Al-Qassam confirmed that his fighters were engaged in violent clashes with forces penetrating the north, northwest and south of Gaza and east of the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, clashed with them with machine guns and took targeted vehicles and tanks and blew them up. They also clashed with a group of infantry and eliminated an entire force after it entered a building in Beit Hanoun.
Al-Qassam broadcast scenes of its fighters clashing with invading forces. Later, the Israeli army confirmed that two of its soldiers from the elite unit were killed and that others were injured.
Additionally, Al-Qassam bombed Tel Aviv, Ashdod, Gush Dan, Ra’im military base, Nevatim air base, Kibbutz Nirim, Third Eye, and the Mars military site, resulting in casualties. The escalation by air and land preceded the entry of the largest planned convoy of humanitarian trucks within a few days.
Israel agreed to allow 100 humanitarian aid trucks into Gaza after American pressure.
The agreement came just hours after the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) warned that the limited number of humanitarian trucks entering Gaza was insufficient to meet “humanitarian needs without precedents” in the Strip.
The head of the Israeli National Security Council, Tzachi Hanegbi, announced that contacts with Cairo are underway on several issues, in addition to aid. He added: “Contacts are underway with Cairo to accommodate the wounded from Gaza in Rafah hospitals or in other field hospitals that will be established on the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.” He revealed that Western countries, which he did not name, will send ships to the region to turn them into floating hospitals.