In a significant development, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have reportedly seized control of the Hamas parliament building in the Gaza Strip, which has been under Hamas rule after they ousted the Palestinian Authority (PA).
The IDF in a statement said that the elite Golani brigade of the Israel military captured the Hamas parliament building on Monday, news agency IANS reported.
IDF soldiers were also seen proudly raising the Israeli flag within the parliament building.
The IDF's ground invasion, initiated on October 27, has demonstrated consistent advancements in Gaza.
Earlier on Monday, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said that Hamas had lost control in the Gaza Strip.
“There is no force of Hamas capable of stopping the IDF. The IDF is advancing at every location. The Hamas organization has lost control in Gaza: Terrorists are fleeing south, civilians are looting Hamas bases. They have no confidence in the government,” Gallant said, after holding an assessment on the fighting,” he said.
The IDF accuses Hamas of utilizing major hospitals in northern Gaza as command centers, urging civilians to relocate to the southern part of the enclave. This strategic move aims to diminish the risk to civilians caught in the crossfire. The IDF's assertive actions mark a pivotal development in the ongoing situation, reflecting their commitment to stabilizing the region while addressing security challenges.