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IDF Withdraws All Troops from Southern Gaza | The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com | Jewish Information Syndicate (JNS) | 28 Adar II 5784 – Sunday, Apri


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IDF working in Khan Yunis. April 6, 2024

The Israel Protection Forces has withdrawn all floor troops from the southern Gaza Strip, with just one brigade remaining within the coastal enclave, in accordance with stories on Sunday.

This comes after 4 months of combating within the former Hamas stronghold of Khan Yunis and 6 months for the reason that begin of the conflict.

In response to IDF sources on Sunday, the IDF’s 98th Division has concluded its mission in Khan Yunis. The division left the Gaza Strip to recuperate and put together for future operations. A major pressure led by the 162nd Division and the division’s Nahal Brigade continues to function within the Gaza Strip, and can protect the IDF’s freedom of motion and its skill to conduct exact intelligence-based operations, the sources mentioned.

The transfer additionally comes after final week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as soon as once more reiterated that the IDF would defeat Hamas by coming into the final terrorist stronghold of Rafah, south of Khan Yunis.

“There isn’t a victory with out coming into Rafah; there isn’t a victory with out destroying the Hamas battalions there,” mentioned Netanyahu in a primetime deal with, including that the operation “will take time, however it can occur.”

The premier as soon as once more mentioned that solely a mix of army strain and hard negotiations would carry in regards to the launch of the remaining 133 hostages taken to Gaza by Palestinian terrorists on Oct. 7.

In the meantime, early on Sunday afternoon, pink alert warning sirens sounded throughout elements of southern Israel as Hamas fired a rocket barrage at Israeli cities east of Khan Yunis.

Shade Pink alerts had been activated within the “Gaza Envelope” moshavim of Ami’oz, Mivtahim, Ohad, Sde Nitzan, Talmei Eliyahu and Yesha, and the group settlement of Tzohar.

Terrorists in Khan Yunis fired 4 rockets in the direction of cities in Israel’s Eshkol area, hours after the IDF withdrew from the Gazan metropolis. The Iron Dome aerial protection system intercepted two of the rockets.

In response to the stories on Sunday, the final brigade remaining within the Strip is the Nahal infantry unit, which is there to safe the Netzarim Hall that splits the Gazan north and south, enabling the IDF to manage actions within the Strip. It crosses the Strip from the Be’eri space in southern Israel to the Mediterranean coast.

The Netzarim Hall prevents Gazans from returning to the north of the Strip and permits for humanitarian assist to enter straight into northern Gaza.

4 Israel Protection Forces commandoes had been killed in motion in southern Gaza on Saturday, the IDF introduced on Sunday. Terrorists emerged from a tunnel in Khan Yunis and ambushed the troopers at shut vary, the military mentioned.

The assault raised the army’s dying toll to 604 on all fronts for the reason that conflict began. Their deaths carry the variety of troopers slain for the reason that begin of Israeli floor operations in Gaza on Oct. 27 to 260.

The IDF mentioned on Saturday that it had destroyed three Hamas assault tunnels within the Khan Yunis space, a few of which reached into Israeli territory. The tunnels had been below intelligence and technological surveillance for a number of years, in accordance with the army.
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