From Devastated North to Besieged South, the conflict between the Israeli forces and Hamas militants continues.

Due to the conflict between Israeli forces and Hamas militants escalating in Gaza’s main southern city, Khan Yunis, the region has been plunged into one of the most intense periods of combat in nearly two months of warfare.

The fighting, stemming from the October 7 attacks, has seen Israeli troops, tanks, armored vehicles, and bulldozers rolling into the second-largest city in Gaza, further displacing civilians who had already fled the devastation in the north.

According to the latest reports, the conflict’s focus has now shifted southward following extensive fighting and bombardment that reduced much of northern Gaza to rubble, compelling approximately 1.9 million people to evacuate.

The Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces, Herzi Halevi, stated that their forces have encircled the Khan Yunis area and are targeting Hamas strongholds in this region after securing numerous strongholds in northern Gaza.

Ongoing Military Actions and Casualties

Reports from AFP journalists on the ground describe Khan Yunis as nearly deserted, with residents seeking shelter from relentless shelling and artillery fire.

The toll on civilians has been severe, with hospitals overwhelmed by the influx of the dead and wounded.