Israeli tanks enter Rafah and take management of the Gaza border crossing | EUROtoday

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After a restricted however intense floor incursionthe Israeli Army has taken operational management of the Palestinian a part of the border crossing Rafah. In this fashion, Benjamin Netanyahu's cupboard determined to place into observe a few of the navy plans round that space within the south of the Gaza Strip in parallel with sending a delegation to Cairo to debate a potential truce after the this Monday the Islamist group Hamas introduced that it accepts a proposal offered by Egypt and Qatar.

Both Israelis and Palestinians have confirmed the navy presence within the gazati border crossing the place troopers perform inspections within the space whereas the picture of an Israeli flag within the complicated was unfold on social networks.

The Tshal motion carried out this morning below cowl of aerial fireplace and artillery in a restricted space on the outskirts of the japanese a part of the town of Rafah is just not the bottom offensive introduced by Israel in current months towards the final Hamas battalions however It has nice strategic and symbolic significance as it’s the solely gate to the Palestinian enclave that was managed by the Islamist group since 2007 with Egypt and the primary passage by which humanitarian support enters since final October 7 when the jihadist assault within the south of Israel unleashed the huge Israeli response.

The Israeli Army indicated this morning that its forces started “a precise anti-terrorist operation in the eastern area of ​​Rafah.” “After receiving intelligence information indicating that the Rafah crossing, in eastern Rafah, was being used for terrorist purposes, troops took operational control of the Gazan side of the crossing,” it mentioned in a press release.

“About 20 terrorists died, “Three operational tunnels have been found and a number of other terrorist buildings utilized by Hamas have been attacked within the operation carried out in a delimited space within the japanese half through which we had requested the evacuation of civilians for their very own security to the Al Mawasi humanitarian heart,” he stated. an Israeli officer adding that they aborted a car bomb attack on their troops.

Hamas, for its part, denounced the invasion of Israeli tanks at the border crossing, indicating that their takeover caused the cessation of the entry of goods and people from Egypt. At the same time, health authorities in the Gaza Strip reported that at least 15 people died in airstrikes in the Rafah area while Palestinian sources cited by Efe raise the number to at least 18.