The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have reported that, since launching the ground offensive in Gaza on October 27, they claim to have eliminated 10 brigade and battalion commanders of the Hamas militant group. IDF spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari made this announcement.
According to the IDF, more than 130 Hamas militants have been killed since the ground invasion began. The military remains committed to its operations in the Gaza Strip, despite provocations from the Iran-backed Hezbollah militant group in Lebanon.
Hagari acknowledged the challenging nature of the battle inside the Hamas-controlled enclave and noted that the IDF had already destroyed several tunnel systems where terrorists were hiding.
The IDF also mentioned that they obtained valuable intelligence materials from the Jabeliya refugee camp, the largest in the Gaza Strip, during their army operation on Tuesday. This information is expected to be used for further actions against Hamas.
Meanwhile, Israeli ground forces are approaching Gaza City, the largest and most densely populated area in the Palestinian enclave. The death toll among IDF troops has risen to 23.
(With Agency Inputs)