The Israeli army had announced the expansion of the ground operation in Gaza a day earlier as the conflict between Israel and Hamas has been going on for three weeks.
Israeli military spokesman Daniel Hagari said the Israeli Air Force was conducting large-scale strikes on Hamas tunnels and other infrastructure.
Explosions during Israeli air strikes in the northern Gaza Strip. Photo: AP
According to Hamas armed forces, they clashed with Israeli forces in the town of Beit Hanoun in northeastern Gaza and the central area of al-Bureij on 27 October.
Earlier, Palestinian mobile phone service provider Jawwal said that services including phone and internet were disrupted in Gaza due to heavy bombardment.
Flames were seen in the sky over Gaza. Photo: Reuters
Israel’s ground campaign in Gaza is likely to worsen the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
White House national security spokesman John Kirby said the US supports a temporary halt to Israeli military operations to provide humanitarian aid, fuel and electricity to civilians in Gaza. Many Gazans say it is risky to evacuate to the south due to airstrikes and southern areas are also being bombed.
Meanwhile, Mr David DesRoches, a professor at the US Defense Department’s Center for Near East Southeast Asia Strategic Studies, said that although Israel has announced the expansion of its military campaign on the ground, they still have no time to delay a full-scale attack. There are reasons. On Gaza.
He told Al Jazeera: “I think there are a number of factors involved. The first is that it is extremely difficult to attack a densely populated area, it requires a lot of effort, a lot of firepower and it requires a lot of “Soldiers will be deployed.”
According to him, the second factor at the strategic level is that Israel must demonstrate to the international community that it no longer has any diplomatic options to resolve the conflict, and ultimately, Israel’s ability to be held hostage by Hamas. Has become limited. Resolve conflicts. Action mechanism.
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Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan said there are currently “no negotiations” between the group and Israel on a possible ceasefire and prisoner exchange.
Osama Hamdan told Al Jazeera that there have been negotiations and political efforts to reach such an agreement, but no talks are currently taking place amid Israel’s increasing attacks on Gaza.