Israeli army sources acknowledged that Hamas militants fired anti-tank missiles, detonated explosive devices and threw grenades at their troops using artillery, ground and naval fire.
Likewise, the Tel Aviv government has acknowledged the death of 17 soldiers in clashes since the start of the offensive on Gaza land.
According to the Institute for the Study of War in Washington, the Israeli military advanced in three routes, one column from the northeastern end of Gaza, one south of the City crossed the territory until it reached the main highway which connects the north and the south. , and the third, which left the northwestern edge of the enclave, extended about five kilometers along the coast to the outskirts of the Shati and Jabaliya refugee camps.
Meanwhile, the Arab network Al Jazeera reported that five people were killed in an Israeli attack around a school run by the United Nations (UN) Agency for Palestinian refugees in the Middle East, which located in the Al Shati camp, west of the Gaza Strip. .
For its part, the Ministry of Health of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) said that two more people were killed on Thursday and many were injured by shots fired by Israeli soldiers in the towns of Qalquilia and Al Bire, in the occupied that West Bank, during the Al Bire raid.
The ANP explained that Israeli special forces were the first to penetrate Al Bire and that military vehicles soon entered the city, while firing live fire and tear gas.
Meanwhile, in Qalquilia, also in the West Bank, another Palestinian died this Thursday and several others were injured by shots fired by Israeli soldiers.
On the other hand, another number of people are scheduled to leave for Egypt today, by crossing the Rafah border, including 60 wounded, as well as 400 Palestinians with dual citizenship and a group of foreigners.
The health authorities of the coastal enclave reported this morning that 8,796 citizens have lost their lives there as a result of bombing and ground attacks by the Israeli Army. Of that number, 3,648 are minors and 2,290 are women, they said.
Finally, in the daily report of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs warned this Thursday that 14 of the 35 hospitals in Gaza with the capacity to admit patients are not working, nor are 71 percent in primary care centers. .