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Israel maintains its offensive all through the Gaza Strip, centered on the capital

The Israeli military is continuous its offensive throughout the Gaza Strip, with intensified army operations within the enclave's capital, Gaza City, whose inhabitants had been ordered on Wednesday to evacuate to the centre of the enclave, the place there have been additionally Israeli air and artillery assaults.

In Gaza City, within the north of the Strip, troopers “continue their operational activities against terrorists embedded in the headquarters of UNRWA,” the United Nations company for Palestinian refugees, the military stated in a press release.

“Over the past day, troops have located large quantities of weapons in the area of ​​the headquarters, including explosive drones, grenades, explosive devices, snipers, mortar shells, rockets and RPGs,” he added.

The military additionally reported that previously week it has killed, with out specifying the place, Hasan Abu Kuik, Hamas's safety chief within the central Gaza Strip, and Naser Mehanna, commander of the Islamist group's army intelligence staff.

Israeli armed drones opened fireplace on properties within the southern Sabra neighborhood of the town, inflicting an undetermined variety of casualties, the official Palestinian information company Wafa reported. Israel on Wednesday ordered the entire evacuation of Gaza City with leaflets dropped from the air, warning that the capital “will continue to be a dangerous combat zone.”

Targeted operations that the Israeli military started two weeks in the past in Shujaiya, a Gaza City neighbourhood, ended final evening with 150 suspected fighters killed. Some 80,000 inhabitants of that neighbourhood alone have been displaced, in line with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). A Hamas official stated that after the Israeli withdrawal there was “extensive destruction”.

Evacuees from the Gaza capital needed to head in direction of the centre of the enclave, the place there may be additionally nowhere to remain safely: Shelling was reported final evening within the refugee camps Al Maghazi and Nuseirat, in addition to artillery assaults on the seashores of Madinat al Zahra and Nuseirat, in line with Wafa.

Meanwhile, the military reported that it continues to assault Rafah, on the southern finish of the enclave, with “selective operations based on intelligence information” which have ended with the dying of “dozens of terrorists” and the dismantling of tunnels. (EFE)