Latest Military Situation In The Gaza Strip; 78th Day Of Battles (Map)

Sunday 24 December 2023 - 10:19

In the northern areas of the Gaza strip, scattered clashes continued along the axes of the Jabalia camp as well as around Al-Jalaa Street and Yarmouk Street. Also, Israeli forces carried out attacks against the areas of Al-Tuffah and Al-Daraj on Saturday.

Based on field information, it appears that Israeli forces have withdrawn from some points in the Gaza City. This withdrawal does not mean a complete withdrawal from the city; rather, the Israeli troops moved between several areas, several lines, or several streets. Generally, the Israeli regime’s army has established several points in the city as its main command center and from these areas, it advances or moves its forces to maintain control over the occupied areas.

It seems that the evacuation of some areas by the Israeli regime has been done for three reasons; first, the Israeli regime has achieved some of its goals, such as controlling key areas of the city of Gaza and destroying some of the most important tunnels and sections, both through aerial bombardment and through bombing and destruction. The second reason is that the prolongation of the war and the significant increase in casualties in recent days have forced them to make these withdrawals. The Israeli regime is forced to restrict or reduce the battlefronts in the Gaza City to prevent further casualties. And the third reason is that for now, the Israeli regime’s army has confined itself to its current conquests in the Gaza City and is now seeking to occupy the central and southern parts of the Gaza Strip.

Another important incident, which happened on Saturday, was the bombing of the Al-Shati refugee camp. After the initial advances of the Israeli regime’s forces in the Gaza City, the Al-Shati area was one of the first areas to be cut off from other parts of the city, and since then, no news has been reported from this area. However, the bombing of the Al-Shati refugee camp showed that the Israeli regime does not have complete control over this area. Also, an Israeli media outlet revealed for the first time on Saturday that over the course of the recent advances by the Israeli regime’s army, its forces did not fully enter Al-Shati refugee camp due to fear of heavy casualties and instead besieged this area.

In the middle of the Gaza Strip, clashes have intensified. According to field information, the Israeli regime’s military forces have launched new operations from Al-Mughraqa town, Al-Zahra, and Juhor ad-Dik village, and they are trying to advance towards Al-Bureij and Al-Nuseirat refugee camp. At this time, intense clashes are taking place in the Al-Mughraqa area. The Israeli regime’s warplanes are also heavily bombing the central areas of the Gaza Strip. So far, the Israeli regime’s military forces have not succeeded in making significant advances in this axis.

In the south of the Gaza Strip, scattered clashes continue in Khan Yunis city, and there has been no significant change in the control lines of this city.

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