The Israeli army seeks to tighten its control over Khan Younis South Gaza strip As it is – in the eyes of the occupation – the most important military center for the Palestinian resistance, but it is surprised by more fierce resistance, as he himself admits.
Israeli tanks surrounded the Red Crescent Al-Amal Hospital, located west of the city, and at the same time the occupation forces continued their attempts to advance from the southern regions of the governorate to the far western regions.
According to a report broadcast by Al Jazeera, the course of the Israeli ground operation in Khan Yunis was as follows: On December 5, the Israeli army began its ground invasion of Khan Yunis with the incursion of Israeli tanks from the Kissufim camp adjacent to the town of Al-Qarara, northeast of Khan Yunis, and this was preceded by intense fire belts. On the areas east of Al-Qarara.
After the Israeli forces completed their route from Kissufim to Al-Qarara, reaching the “Al-Mahathin Checkpoint” located directly on Salah Al-Din Street, they continued their incursion through open agricultural areas until they reached Al-Rashid Street on the sea coast, where Israeli vehicles completely separated Khan Yunis from the north side from the areas The middle of the sector.
An attempt to separate Khan Yunis
50 days after the start of its ground invasion, Israeli vehicles reach the vicinity of Al-Amal Hospital, west of Khan Yunis, and Nasser Hospital, the main hospital there.
As for eastern Khan Yunis, the clashes and artillery shelling did not subside for nearly two months of fighting.
Bani Suhaila was the second point of the ground incursion, specifically from the Al-Fokhari area, where Israeli vehicles entered under heavy fire cover and fire belts that burned everything, and continued their march until they reached Bani Suhaila, east of Khan Yunis.
Israeli forces also penetrated from the Zinna area and from the New Abasan side until the areas east of Khan Yunis were completely separated from the areas west of the governorate.
After separating Khan Yunis from the central areas of the Gaza Strip and isolating the eastern areas of the governorate from its west, Israeli forces move to completely separate Khan Yunis from Rafah, south of Gaza.
The Israeli army says that in Khan Yunis it is fighting above and below the ground, but it seems surprised by the ferocity of the resistance on the fighting fronts there, which is what Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy indicated by saying that they are fighting an enemy that has been preparing for a very long time to defend itself in a very organized manner, and that the fighting is taking place. In a very complex geographical area.