Israeli floor forces operated throughout the northern Gaza Strip early Thursday, attacking a number of targets earlier than withdrawing, the navy stated in a press release on what Israel’s Military Radio described as the largest incursion of the present battle.
Video of the in a single day motion issued by the navy confirmed armored autos continuing by way of a sandy border zone. A bulldozer is seen leveling a part of a raised financial institution, tanks hearth shells, and explosions are seen close to or amid a row of broken buildings.
The navy assertion posted on-line stated the incursion was carried out “in preparation for the following phases of fight,” a doable reference to the large-scale invasion that Israeli leaders have threatened as a part of the battle to destroy Palestinian resistanve group Hamas.
“The troopers have since exited the realm and returned to Israeli territory,” the navy assertion added.
Israel started localized floor incursions on Sunday because the battle, triggered by an Oct. 7 cross-border incursion by Hamas, entered its third week. Israel’s Military Radio described Thursday’s incursion as the largest but.
There was no instant remark from Hamas in Gaza.