She announced Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades The military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitation) – Friday – that its fighters were engaged in “violent clashes” with the Israeli occupation army in two locations inside Gaza strip After Israel confirmed the expansion of its operations in the besieged Palestinian Strip.
The Al-Qassam Brigades said in a statement that they are “confronting a ground incursion into Beit Hanoun (north of the Gaza Strip) and east of Bureij (centre), and there are violent clashes taking place on the ground.”
Palestinian media in Gaza revealed on Friday evening that the Al-Qassam Brigades used Kornet missiles to confront the Israeli incursion.
Al-Aqsa satellite channel reported that there were “fierce battles between the Mujahideen and the Zionists near the Gaza Strip border, during which 4 Kornet missiles were fired at occupation tanks and armored vehicles.”
Al-Aqsa published on Telegram a video clip showing the moment of launching Kornet missiles during the operation to confront the Israeli incursion.
The Kornet is a Russian-made anti-armor missile, guided and targeted with laser beams, and can be launched from a platform mounted on the ground or directly on the shoulder.
Earlier Friday, the Government Information Office in Gaza announced the disruption of communications and the Internet in the Strip, while Israel confirmed the expansion of its ground operations amid intense and unprecedented bombardment, the most violent since the start of the aggression on October 7.
Al Jazeera’s correspondent said that Israeli army fighter jets were launching intense and unprecedented attacks on all parts of the Strip, and that the occupation authorities had completely cut off communications from the Gaza Strip.
The media office confirmed this, accusing Israel of cutting off communications in preparation for “committing more massacres” away from the eyes of the world.
The Palestinian Al-Aqsa Channel reported that the occupation army is intensifying its air, sea and ground bombardment on all areas of Gaza in an unprecedented manner, and explained that this comes in conjunction with the complete severing of communications in the Strip.
Occupation army spokesman Daniel Hagari announced that the army “will expand its ground operations” on Friday evening in the Gaza Strip, and said that this comes as a result of “a series of strikes (launched by the army) in recent days,” in reference to the ongoing aggression that has occurred since October 7. The current first killed more than 7,300 martyrs, including 3,038 children and 1,726 women, in addition to 18,976 wounded with various injuries.
On the other hand, sources in the Israeli army said on Friday evening that the forces’ incursion on the border with the Gaza Strip “is not an official ground invasion.”
Israeli Channel 12 quoted an unnamed American official in the White House as saying, “The Israelis are carrying out a limited invasion of the Gaza Strip.”